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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Spartyka Fight League XXII - Live Play by Play & Awards

Spartyka Fight League XXII - Live Play by Play & Awards

by Ryan MacDonald

MMA in VA reports from the Ted Constant Center, in Norfolk, VA, Friday, January 29th, at approximately 7:00 PM EST with the play-by-play, results and post-event awards for Spartyka XXII - Friday Night Fights...

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Through the Lens: 2015 Virginia MMA

Through the Lens: 2015 Virginia MMA

by Felix Falcon

It is time, once again, to look back at the year that was all things Mixed Martial Arts in Virginia. While we are busy going over our choices for the end-of-year awards, it's nice to look back at all the great pictures taken throughout the year. Once more, we will not only focus on pictures taken by us, although we were able to cover a lot more territory this year, we are also giving a look to four other photographers that were consistently cage-side at multiple events through out the year...

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Two Organizations Approved by DPOR to Sanction Amateur MMA in VA

Two Organizations Approved by DPOR to Sanction Amateur MMA in VA

by Felix Falcon

Nothing like the last second to make things interesting. 

We have been following the developments of the new law that passed earlier this year, requiring DPOR (the State's regulatory office in charge of licensing Pro Boxing & MMA) to approve Sanctioning Organizations to oversee all Amateur events in the State...

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In the Books: Cagezilla 3

In the Books: Cagezilla 3

by Felix Falcon

Last Saturday’s Cagezilla FC 3 event had everything you could possibly want from an amateur MMA fight card. There were some close, competitive fights, some dominating performances, four (one interim) title fights, two game female athletes going at it, and several quick, first round finishes sprinkled in for good measure. The term “great night of fights” gets thrown around a lot. But as a spectator at the packed SEG, I’m not sure how you could complain about the action that took place that night...

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In the Books: SFL XX - Fight for the Warriors

In the Books: SFL XX - Fight for the Warriors

by Felix Falcon

Amateur MMA is an unpredictable beast.

During last Saturday’s fighters meeting, Jimi Partyka, founder of Spartyka Nation and matchmaker for the Spartyka Fight League, said that they matched about 25 bouts this time around in reaction to the number of fighters that dropped out during fight week last April. He figured that it would create a good enough cushion if people started dropping off this time.

Well guess what? Almost no one withdrew. There were two or three no shows, but at the end of the night, SFL 20 ended up with a whopping 23 fights, including three title fights...

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In the Books: SFL 18 - Glory

In the Books: SFL 18 - Glory

by Felix Falcon

The Commonwealth doesn't have the opportunity to host big name combat sports events as regularly as most of us would like it to. So when an international organization like Glory World Series puts on an event at the Hampton Coliseum, it's a big deal, not only for the region, but for the state...

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Greg Walker: On a Road to Glory

Greg Walker: On a Road to Glory

by Ryan MacDonald

February 6th will mark a historic day in Virginia combat sports.  Glory World Series will make its’ first venture into the Old Dominion.  The Hampton Coliseum, in Hampton, VA, will be the site of the promotion's 19th show.  The World’s premier kickboxing league will bring with it all the glitz and glamour that fans have been used to seeing and will once again be televised on Spike TV...

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Spartyka Fight League to Co-Host Event with GLORY on Feb. 6, 2015

Spartyka Fight League to Co-Host Event with GLORY on Feb. 6, 2015

by Felix Falcon

News came out today that Spartkya Fight Leage will be co-hosting an event with GLORY, an international Kickboxing promotion that has recently started airing their matches on Spike TV, on Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Hampton Coliseum...

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In the Books: SFL17-War Zone

In the Books: SFL17-War Zone

By Monica Hunsaker

Spartyka Fight League XVII: War Zone filled Norfolk’s Ted Constant Convocation Center with excitement Saturday night. The league’s action-packed show did not disappoint as competitors fought to challenge 3 title-holders and fill a vacant title. In the end, all 3 champions were successful in defending their titles and a new Light Heavyweight champion was named...

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