Strike Off 7 Weigh In Results

Strike Off 7 Weigh In Results

by Felix Falcon

The Marriott of Falls Church was the host for the Strike Off 7 weigh ins, last night, March 25th. A film crew was all over the place setting up a small stage, lighting and camera equipment early on in the evening. The footage from the weigh ins and fighter lead in video packages, also recorded throughout the night, will be used for the production in tonight’s fights...

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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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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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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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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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Strike Off 4 Weigh-in Results

Strike Off 4 Weigh-in Results

by Ryan MacDonald

Kaizen MMA, in Fairfax, VA, was packed to the gills with fighters, coaches, fans and family, for last night’s Strike Off 4 fighter weigh-ins.  The Northern Virginia promotion’s inaugural event of 2015 will be held today, February 28th at Ernst Cultural Center on the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)...

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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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In the Books: Glory Fights - The Strike Off!

In the Books: Glory Fights - The Strike Off!

by Felix Falcon

MMA in a nightclub?

When I found out that was the plan for the first Glory Fights event, I was somewhat apprehensive, but I guessed it could work. After all the place was called The Palace. I tried going on their website, but I couldn't get any indication of how big the space was. The only information I could gather was promos for music events, which DJ’s will be playing when, and that they don’t charge a cover at the door on Wednesdays....

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