Beware the Ides of March. It was a phrase that was made famous by Shakespeare and was an unwelcome time of the month for Julius Caesar. The ides actually refer to the 15th of March. However, the Ides seemed to have started a couple of weeks early, wreaking havoc on MMA in Virginia.
When Donald Cerrone is in town, he draws a crowd. That was the hope of Donald and his new fight promotion, Cowboy Fight Series, anyway. Saturday night, January 26th saw a who’s who of local and Regional fighters, coaches and promoters converge to the Ernst Cultural Center on the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College, to kick off Donald’s brand new venture.
The Commonwealth of Virginia was chosen to be the host of the inaugural event in Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone’s Cowboy Fight Series, the UFC Lightweight’s first venture into promoting. Cowboy Fight Series has assembled a 16 bout amateur MMA card, stocked with top names from Virginia and the United States Southeast and Northeast.
The National spotlight will be shone on Virginia Beach on August 25th, 2018 as many of Virginia’s best amateur fighters will team up, under the moniker Virginia Destroyers, to defend their home turf against the Florida Force, comprised of some of the top amateurs currently training out of American Top Team.