Morrow, Marrello Ready for Round Two at XFO 49
by Matt Lo Cascio "You wanna take this inside?" No, that's not how the Mike Marrello vs. Rob Morrow rematch was agreed to, but the fighters will do it again Friday night at the Sears Centre for XFO 49. Their first fight took place on a beautiful summer night in August at the annual XFO Outdoor War, some 80+ days — and degrees — ago. Both fighters are ready to work, and hoping to secure a more specific outcome: No scorecards and no debate over who won. "No judges this time. He already got his Christmas gift back in August from them and Santa," Morrow ...
Hidden Talent MMA: Who’s Next Round 5 [Gallery]
Pictures from Hidden Talent MMA: Who's Next Round 5, courtesy of Scales Off Media, shot by Herb Staten. Follow them on Twitter: @ScalesOffMedia. [gallery type="slideshow" link="file" ids="11578,11577,11576,11575,11574,11573,11572,11571,11570,11569,11568,11567,11566,11565,11564,11563,11562,11561,11560,11559,11558,11557,11556,11555,11554,11553,11552,11551,11550,11549,11548,11547,11546"]
Mike Finch vs. Nico Jefferson: Hidden Talent MMA Welterweight Title Fight [Video]
Energy MMA's Mike Finch weathered an early storm from Nico Jefferson, patiently worked his ground game and earned himself Hidden Talent MMA's welterweight title at "Who's Next Round 5" on Saturday in Lake County. Finch told the crowd in a post-fight interview that he's retiring from fighting, but will continue to coach. In the near future Finch hopes to capture a NAGA championship in the men's expert division and finish his college education.
Rollie Baguisa Skips Glove Tap, Punches David Hicks
The co-main event at Hidden Talent MMA's "Who's Next: Round 5," pitted Energy MMA's Rollie Baguisa against David Hicks. This fight started before the opening bell. Baguisa entered the cage first, and took his place in his corner. When Hicks entered, he did a lap around the cage. As Hicks neared, Baguisa put up his hand for a glove tap. Hicks did not see it and kept going with his lap until he settled in his corner. I was sitting at the media table right below Baguisa's corner, and I don't think Hicks ever saw Baguisa put up for his ...
Hidden Talent MMA: Who’s Next Round 5 [Results]
Results from Hidden Talent MMA: Who's Next Round 5 - November 23, 2013, Lake County Fairgrounds Welterweight Title Fight: Nico Jefferson (Team Genesis) vs. Mike Finch (Energy MMA) - Finch def. Jefferson via RNC, rd. 2 Steve Licina (Team Genesis) vs. Elevi Torres (Black Tiger MMA) - Torres def. Licina, 1:35 rd. 3, TKO- Ref Stoppage Montvelle Prater (Cahokia MMA) vs. Franklin Springfield (Kickboxing match) - Prater def. Springfield, KO, 1:20, rd. 2 Edgar Jasso (Gracie Federation) vs. A.J. Bowden - Bowden def. Jasso via unanimous decision, 30-27 on all three cards Rollie Baguisa (Energy MMA) vs. David Hicks- Baguisa def. Hicks via TKO, 3:00 ...
Matt Riddle Released From Bellator MMA
Matt Riddle will be looking for a new promotion again. The circumstances are different than his release from the UFC, but Riddle has been released from Bellator MMA. Press release below: Newport Beach, CA. (November 19, 2013) – A welterweight feature fight between Matt Riddle and Nathan Coy has been removed from the November 22nd card after Riddle has withdrawn from the fight. Originally scheduled to compete in the Season 9 Welterweight Tournament, Riddle suffered a rib injury and was removed from the tournament due to the injury. After withdrawing from the November 22nd fight, the promotion has decided to release ...
The Brief But Destructive Wake of Praetorian Fighting Championships
by Matt Lo Cascio This is a journey into the short but shady history of Alex Martinez and his Praetorian Fighting Championships promotion. While Praetorian's time in the Chicago MMA scene was brief, it damaged a wide wake of people. Promoters, vendors, managers. Fighters and their friends and families. All frustrated. Some asking why. Many owed money. And a few plotting legal action. WHY WE ARE PUBLISHING THIS NOW I received a message from Mani Santiago on Saturday, November 2. Santiago is the managing partner of Mio Fight Gear, a local MMA gear and apparel company, but he's also a jiu-jitsu practitioner that trains ...
Killer Finishes: Johny Hendricks batters Charlie Brenneman
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VIDEOMike Finch vs. Nico Jefferson: Hidden Talent MMA Welterweight Title Fight [Video] Rollie Baguisa Skips Glove Tap, Punches David Hicks Killer Finishes: Johny Hendricks batters Charlie Brenneman More Video
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