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History of MMA in United States: Missouri

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley attends the UFC 209 press event at T-Mobile arena on March 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) This is the 25th of a 50-part series documenting the history and the current state of MMA for each of the 50 states in the United States of America. You can find the rest of the series to date here. Each part will chronicle the history of MMA as well as several notable fighters and camps in each state. This is the history of Missouri MMA. Be sure...

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Trap Gambino: The Future Don of the Super Heavyweights

Don’t sleep on this super-heavyweight prospect. Trap Gambino trains out of Wand Fight team in Vegas. The super-heavyweight division has always been a popular “weight class” in Japan and overseas. Japanese laws do not require a weight class system, so many superheavyweights fight in Japan. Las Vegas, the home of the UFC, is the training ground for “The Don” Trap Gambino. He waits in the mist for his time to enter the super-heavyweight division and make the others, “swim with the fishes.” Discovering MMA As many and fighters do, MMA was introduced to Trap Gambino through the UFC pay-per-view path....

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Louisiana MMA: Rebranding of Battle of New Orleans MMA

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Battle of New Orleans MMA is now Bayou Fighting Championship. Battle of New Orleans MMA recently held an event on August 10, 2018, from the Mel Ott Center in Gretna, LA. BNO #29 had a great turn out and all of the fighters put it on the line to get a win. Due to the rise of popularity in south Louisiana, Battle of New Orleans is rebranding to Bayou Fighting Championship. The organization will branch out from the New Orleans area and cover more of the state. The Change Fight Sports Entertainment will...

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Christian Lee: The Young Star of ONE Championship

Angela Lee and her brother Christian Lee, fighters of One Championship – Heroes of the World pose for photos during the press conference on 04 August 2016 held at Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong, Hong Kong. At 20 years old, Christian Lee is already one of the premier fighters in the ONE Championship organization. ONE Championship was founded in July 2011 and has grown in popularity since. “The Warrior” Lee is 9-2 in his very young professional career but both losses are to the “champ champ”, lightweight and featherweight champion Martin Nguyen. Finding Martial Arts at a Very Young Age “I started...

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History of MMA in United States: Mississippi

Jason Knight warms up backstage during the UFC 214 event inside the Honda Center on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California. This is the 24th of a 50-part series documenting the history and the current state of MMA for each of the 50 states in the United States of America. You can find the rest of the series to date here. Each part will chronicle the history of MMA as well as several notable fighters and camps in each state. This is the history of Mississippi MMA. Be sure to check out the previous part on Minnesota. History of Mississippi...

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History of MMA in United States: Minnesota

Lightweight Sean Sherk weighs in at 155 lbs at the UFC 119 weigh-in at Conseco Fieldhouse on September 24, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the 23rd of a 50-part series documenting the history and current state of MMA for each of the 50 states in the United States of America. You can find the rest of the series to date here. Each part will chronicle the history of MMA as well as several notable fighters and camps in each state. This is the history of Minnesota MMA. Be sure to check out the previous part on Michigan. History...

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Battle of New Orleans MMA #29 Full Review

The Battle of New Orleans MMA #29 took place on Friday, August 10, 2018, in Gretna, LA at the Mel Ott Center. Those in attendance witnessed a 12-fight card jam-packed with action from the first bell to the last. Two champions were crowned along with an amazing women’s fight of the night, and an early flash knockout to start the evening. Click here to see the live results page. Battle of New Orleans MMA #29 Full Review The “WOW” Effect of the Night The evening looked to start out very solid with a 145lbs showdown between ACS MMA talent...

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Battle of New Orleans MMA #29 Live Results

Battle of New Orleans MMA #29 looks to end the summer with a bang. Battle of New Orleans MMA #29 takes place live tonight from the Mel Ott Center in Gretna, LA. The main event features the return of Brian Lymuel as he takes on the former Bellator veteran Emmanuel Verdier. The card is also full of local talent from all over south Louisiana. Event Results Brian Lymel vs. Emmanuel Verdier Justin Osborn vs. Rocky Landry Daniel Gudima vs. Lionel Lewis Kenny Gover vs. Jesse Malbrough Randa Moore vs. Elizabeth Schroeder Zac Duncan vs. Logan Speyrer Jake Foster vs....

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History of MMA in United States: Michigan

Kevin Lee stands in the Octagon prior to his interim UFC lightweight championship bout against Tony Ferguson during the UFC 216 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the 22nd of a 50-part series documenting the history and the current state of MMA for each of the 50 states in the United States of America. You can find the rest of the series to date here. Each part will chronicle the history of MMA as well as several notable fighters and camps in each state. This is the history of Michigan MMA. Be...

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History of MMA in United States: Massachusetts

HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 08: (L-R) Kenny Florian kicks Jose Aldo during the UFC 136 event at Toyota Center on October 8, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Nick Laham/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) This is the 21st of a 50 part series documenting the history and current state of MMA for each of the 50 states in the United States of America. You can find the rest of the series to date here. Each part will chronicle the history of MMA as well as several notable fighters and camps in each state. This is the history of...

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Battle of New Orleans MMA #29 Preview

Battle of New Orleans MMA #29 looks to end the summer with a bang. The Louisiana and Gulf Coast area has always been a hotbed for great regional MMA action. Battle of New Orleans MMA is one of those organizations, highlighting the best the Gulf Coast has to offer. Battle of New Orleans MMA #29 is set to take place Friday, August 10, 2018, from the Mel Ott Center in Gretna, Louisiana. The 13 fight card is stacked with amazing talent from Texas to Florida. The card will be headlined with a very interesting main event featuring T.F.L MMA light...

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History of MMA in United States: Maryland

Angela Hill poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night Weigh-in at Amway Center on February 23, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. This is the 20th of a 50 part series documenting the history and the current state of MMA for each of the 50 states in the United States of America. See the whole series to date here. Each part will chronicle the history of MMA as well as several notable fighters and camps in each state. This is the history of Maryland MMA. Be sure to check out the previous part on Maine. History of Maryland MMA...

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Micol DiSegni: Italy’s Femme Fatale

Italy’s Micol DiSegni has the right combination of looks and talent to become a star in MMA. The world of women’s MMA is ever growing since the boom of fighters such as Gina Carano and Ronda Rousey. One country is starting to produce more and more talent to showcase on the world stage. Italy’s Micol DiSegni has all the makings of becoming Italy’s next big thing. How You May Recognize Micol DiSegni Now… If you have ever checked out the Suicide Girls, there is a chance you saw DiSegni, better known as Eden. She has been a model for...

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Point-Counterpoint: Johnson vs. Cejudo II

Henry Cejudo takes down Demetrious Johnson in their flyweight championship bout during the UFC 197 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Saturday at UFC 227, live from Los Angeles, California, will be a night of rematches. The UFC‘s co-main event will feature all-time great, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson as he takes on Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo. Cejudo will get his second chance as dethroning the flyweight king. How will Johnson vs. Cejudo play out this time? Cejudo has made vast improvements since their first matchup at UFC 197. Maybe the...

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History of MMA in United States: Maine

Maine MMA standout Tim Sylvia was a dominant force in the UFC heavyweight division. This is the 19th of a 50 part series documenting the history and the current state of MMA for each of the 50 states in the United States of America. Each part will chronicle the history of MMA as well as several notable fighters and camps in each state. This is the history of Maine MMA. Be sure to check out the previous part on Louisiana. History of Maine MMA Maine, the 23rd state to join the Union, has contributed some very heavy hitters to...

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History of MMA in United States: Louisiana

Dustin Poirier poses for a post fight portrait backstage during the UFC Fight Night event inside the Ted Constant Convention Center on November 11, 2017 in Norfolk, Virginia. This is the 18th of a 50 part series documenting the history and the current state of MMA for each of the 50 states in the United States of America. CLICK HERE to see the full series to date. Each part will chronicle the history of MMA as well as several notable fighters and camps in each state. This is the history of Louisiana MMA. Be sure to check out the...

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JD Domengeaux: Louisiana’s Unknown MMA Star

JD Domengeaux has trained with the best in the world, and not just at ATT. Louisiana has produced many top level MMA fighters. Many have been successful in the UFC. The current “champ champ” of the UFC’s heavyweight and light heavyweight division, Daniel Cormier, is from Lafayette, LA. Top lightweight UFC contender, Dustin Poirier, also calls Lafayette home. Another of those names from the Lafayette MMA system is JD Domengeaux. Finding MMA in Ragin Cajun Land Warrior. A word thrown around in the world of MMA too often. In the case of JD Domengeaux, it fits perfectly. The 30-year-old...

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50 Part Series of the History of MMA in United States: Kentucky

Demetrious Johnson celebrates after his submission victory over Ray Borg in their UFC flyweight championship bout during the UFC 216 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the 17th of a 50 part series documenting the history and current state of MMA for each of the 50 states in the United States of America. Each part will chronicle the history of MMA as well as several notable fighters and camps in each state. States will be completed in alphabetical order. This is the history of Kentucky MMA. Be sure to check out...

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50 Part Series of the History of MMA in United States: Kansas

Tim Elliot and UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson face off during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Benavidez vs Team Cejudo at the UFC TUF Gym on August 10, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the 16th of a 50 part series documenting the history and current state of MMA for each of the 50 states in the United States of America. Each part will chronicle the history of MMA as well as several notable fighters and camps in each state. States will be completed in alphabetical order. This is the history of Kansas MMA. Be sure...

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50 Part Series of the History of MMA in United States: Iowa

Pat Miletich punches Jorge Patino during their bout at UFC 18 on January 8, 1999 in Kenner, Louisiana. This is the 15th of a 50 part series documenting the history and the current state of MMA for each of the 50 states in the United States of America. Each part will chronicle the history of MMA as well as several notable fighters and camps in each state. States will be completed in alphabetical order. This is the history of Iowa MMA. Be sure to check out the previous part on Indiana. Follow MMASucka so you can keep up with the...

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