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.Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More