On Tap: Strike Off 7

On Tap: Strike Off 7

by Felix Falcon

Strike Off FC will return to action on Saturday, March 26th, at the Ernst Cultural Center in Annandale, VA. As it stands, the card will showcase 12 pro fights. While the largest contingent of fighters will be local, there will be competitors present from Florida, North Carolina, Maryland, and D.C...

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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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2015's Second Half Encouraging for VA Pro MMA

2015's Second Half Encouraging for VA Pro MMA

by Felix Falcon

It’s funny how a couple of months can change your perspective. In April, I started writing a piece on the sad state of Pro MMA in our state. I was going to write on what were the barriers to entry for organizations to come in and put on Pro shows in a state that doesn’t really care much for sports outside of college athletics, NASCAR, and the love/hate of the closest Pro Football team we have, the Washington Redskins. I was going to highlight a lot of the issues that, for the last couple of years, have prevented a steady flow of Pro shows from developing. 

It was going to be bleak...

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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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Updates & Info - UFC Fight Night Fairfax 4/4/15

Updates & Info - UFC Fight Night Fairfax 4/4/15

Update #4 

No changes to the UFC Fairfax lineup have been announced this week, except that the times for the Fight Pass (10:30am) & Fox Sports 1 (11:00am) prelims have been publicized. Today is the first day that tickets for the event are available to the general public through Ticketmaster

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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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Through the Lens: 2014 Virginia MMA

Through the Lens: 2014 Virginia MMA

by Felix Falcon

It's time to look back at the year that was all things Mixed Martial Arts in the Commonwealth. While we are hard at work coming up with our End of the Year Awards, I thought it would be nice to take a look at as many different MMA events that occurred in the state this year as possible. The following are 50 of the best pictures of the year...

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