In The Books: Battle FC: MMA Marine Brawl

In The Books:  Battle FC: MMA Marine Brawl

by Ryan MacDonald 

History was made on Saturday, February 27th.  Battlefield Fighting Championships accomplished what nobody had done in the 98 years of existence at the Quantico Marine Base, hold a sanctioned mixed martial arts event on base.  Granted, MMA hasn’t been around 98 years, but the fact that it took Battle FC owners a year of convincing the notoriously toughest branch of the military to allow them on the base was an impressive feat, nonetheless...

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In the Books: Odyssey Fights - Round 2

In the Books: Odyssey Fights - Round 2

by Felix Falcon

Odyssey Fights returned to the State’s capital, last Saturday, November 7th, with their second all-pro card at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The 10 fight card largely featured young up and coming Pros, a handful of vets, and a main event fight that was equally interesting on paper, as it played out in real life...

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On Tap: Strike Off 4

On Tap: Strike Off 4

by Felix Falcon

Strike Off FC returns to action on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Ernst Cultural Center of the Annandale NVCC Campus, with their fourth installment of fights. After two Pro/AM's and an all Amateur show, Strike Off 4 will be an all Pro card featuring three title fights, a variety of regional talent, and Pro fighters from all up and down the East coast...

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In the Books: Strike Off 3

In the Books: Strike Off 3

by Ryan MacDonald

Strike Off returned to The Palace, in Woodbridge, on Saturday night, December 13th, for their third endeavor.  The upstart promotion accomplished what it had done in it’s prior two events, by packing a large amount of fight fans into a very small venue.  However, fight fans were in for an all amateur event, this go around, instead of the Pro-AM events that were put on during their first two shows.  This gave the loyal Northern Virginia fight fans...

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In the Books: Strike Off 2

In the Books: Strike Off 2

by Felix Falcon

Saturday, September 27th, 16 weeks after their inaugural event, the Strike Off franchise was back in Woodbridge with a Pro/Am card once again under the big disco ball of The Palace. 

I arrived early at the venue while the cage was being set up and preparations were under way for the show. These hours leading up to an event are some of my favorites to observe. There's an interesting dichotomy between the frantic pace of the promotion getting the cage built, going over last minute changes, organizing staff, and checking in with the commission, while the fighters come trickling in calm and focused (their hard work of cutting weight behind them), ready to get cleared by the doctor and wait around, warm up and get ready until their names are called to fight. I was perched up in a high balcony for most of this set up time, going over my own last minute preparations. From there, I had an interesting bird's eye view to see all those moving pieces unfold...

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