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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