In the Books: EWC9: Takeover

In the Books: EWC9: Takeover

by Felix Falcon

On Saturday, February 6th, the folks at the Elite Warrior Challenge had the whole floor of the Salem Civic Center covered with both a full size boxing ring and their 30-foot circular cage side by side. It was reminiscent of the recent Bellator "Dynamite" show they co-promoted with Glory Kickboxing. The arena itself is pretty fascinating, while it's an older building, the layout is super conducive for viewing combat sports. The seats on both sides of the arena are deceptively intimate regardless of how far from the cage you actually are. Just in case, the promotion also put up two big projection screens to ensure there's not a bad seat in the house...

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Elite Warrior Challenge 9: Takeover Preview & Weigh in Results

Elite Warrior Challenge 9: Takeover Preview & Weigh in Results

by Felix Falcon

The Salem Civic Center will once again be the home for Southwestern VA's growing promotion Elite Warrior Challenge, Saturday, February 6th. This event was supposed to take place two weeks ago, but due to the historic snow storm that covered most of the state, they were forced to postpone the event. Although the rescheduling affected some of the original lineup, EWC 9 still has a line up of 9 Pro MMA fights with some Pro Boxing and Pro Muay Thai bouts in the under card as well... 

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In the Books: Strike Off 6

In the Books: Strike Off 6

by Felix Falcon

Strike Off FC has come a long way in just a year and four months of promoting MMA in Virginia. In their sixth event, they took a big leap from their previous homes at The Palace in Woodbridge and the Ernst Cultural Center in Annandale, to one of the biggest stages in Northern Virginia, George Mason University's EagleBank Arena on Saturday, October 3rd...

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On Tap: Strike Off 6

On Tap: Strike Off 6

by Felix Falcon

When the UFC came to Fairfax this past April, it did not showcase any local fighters on the card. The Promoters at Strike Off Fighting Championships have taken it upon themselves to make sure not only that local fighters have an avenue to break into the UFC ranks the next time they come around, but also to convince the big show to come to Virginia more than once every two and a half years, as it has since 2010.

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On Tap: Strike Off 5

On Tap: Strike Off 5

by Felix Falcon

The NVCC Annandale campus will once again be the host for Strike Off 5, this Saturday, June 6th.  The card is structured with three big fights at the top, and a wide display of the next generation of regional fighters throughout the rest of the show...

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In the Books: Fight Night Challenge 11/22/14

In the Books: Fight Night Challenge 11/22/14

by Ryan MacDonald

Fight Night Challenge returned last Saturday, November 22nd, to the Main Street Arena, in Charlottesville, for their final show of 2014.  As of the day before the event, Central VA fight fans were going to be treated to a stacked card, featuring three title fights.  As is the case in amateur MMA, however, you sometimes have to embrace quick and sudden change and that was the case for this event...

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Chris Rollins Fight Night Challenge Pre-Fight Interview 11/8/2014

Chris Rollins Fight Night Challenge Pre-Fight Interview 11/8/2014

by Ryan MacDonald

During our UFC Fight Night 56 viewing party at Buffalo Wild Wings in Short Pump, we caught up with Chris "The Rocket" Rollins ahead of his 145 lb. title defense and rematch against Pablo Garcia at Fight Night Challenge on 11/22/2014 at the Main Street Arena in Charlottesville, VA.

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In the Books: Fight Night Challenge 7/19/14

In the Books: Fight Night Challenge 7/19/14

by Ryan MacDonald

Fight Night Challenge returned to the Main Street Arena, in Charlottesville, VA, on Saturday night, July 19th.  Central Virginia fight fans were treated to a 14-fight card, combining amateur Muay Thai and amateur MMA.  There were no belts on the line, but a fresh crop of new faces emerged victorious, coupled with some familiar veterans...

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