August 18, 2012 - Cleveland, Ohio. MMA veterans Jessica Eye and Angela Magano met at this NAAFS event, which also featured pro fights with Isaiah Chapman (2-0) vs. Mike Nesto (4-5), Torrance Taylor (10-7) vs. Tom Waters (4-3), and Benjamin Smith (3-0) vs. Dave Vandevelde. Photos by Mike Wrobel (available for purchase at shootitmma.com).
May 14, 2011 - Caesar's in Atlantic City, New Jersey was the place for Bellator FC's debut in "The Garden State". Middleweight champion Hector Lombard added another knockout on his record over Falaniko Vitale, while Michael Chandler beat Patricky Pitbull to become the lightweight tournament champion, and earned a shot at Eddie Alvarez's title. Also on the card was Alexander Schlemenko, Brett Cooper, Sam Oropeza, Giedrius Karavacras, Jamall Johnson, Anthony Leone, Jeff Lentz, and Jay Silva. Photos by Cathlin Daley.
June 25, 2011. At the Heinz Field Coca Cola Great Hall in Pittsburgh, all fighters made weight for UFC on Versus 4. Nate Marquardt failed his medicals however, leading to Charlie Brenneman replacing Nate against Rick Story, and Pat Barry VS Chieck Kongo being promoted to the main event. All fighters pictured in gallery. Photos by John C. Zielinski.
June 26, 2011. In spite of Nate Marquardt being exiled from the main event and the UFC entirely, the show went on! In the main event, Cheick Kongo overcame being knocked out several times against Pat Barry, returning the favor with a huge knockout punch on wobbly knees to end the bout and come out on top. Charlie Brenneman utilized his wrestling to beat Rick Story, while John Howard beat Matt Brown in a hard-fought battle by decision. Matt Mitrione started the night with a vicious knockout over Christian Morecraft. Photos by John C. Zielinski.
June 26, 2011. UFC on Versus 4 featured several fights that aired live on Facebook, including Joe Lauzon's slick kimura on Curt Warburton, the war between Tyson Griffin and Manny Gamburyan, Joe Stevenson VS Javier Vasquez, and many others. Fighters in this gallery also include Rich Attonito, Charles Oliveira, Nik Lentz, Michael Johnson, and Ricardo Lamas. Photos by John C. Zielinski.
May 30, 2011 - The Stevens Ave. Armory in Portland, Maine was home to CFX 15 (also called CageFC 15). The show was co-promoted with Marcus Davis' Team Irish gym, and saw 11 fights go down, 6 amateur and 5 professional. Fighters included Colby Brown, Ryan Sanders, Mike Filippone, Tony Woodman, Kevin Youngmen, Pat Walsh and others. Photos by Cathlin Daley.
April 16, 2011 - â€œViciousâ€ Victor Ortiz lived up to his nickname tonight, upsetting defending WBC Welterweight Champion and previously unbeaten Andre Berto by 12-round decision, headlining the â€œEast-West Showdownâ€ card at MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut in a match of the year candidate. Red-hot Puerto Rican welterweight prospect Thomas â€œThe Frenchâ€ Dulorme also stopped veteran Harrison Cuello in sensational fashion in the co-main event. Also on the card was Joseph Elegele, Luis Rosa jr., Deandre Latimore, J'Leon Love, and Sonya Lamonakis.
Dec. 4, 2010 - North Bergen, NJ. Evolution Amateur MMA held another great event in their series, crowning two new champions in a night filled with submissions and three round battles that made you forget these guys were not pros just yet. Fighters included James "Jimbo" Hoffman, Kenneth Rivera, Jared Gordon, Robert Fabrizi, Mark Agnew, Ramy Awad, Greg Quarantello, Tim Fowler and Abdul Beyah. Photos by Matthew Kaplowitz.
November 24, 2010 - Trump Taj Mahal, NJ. DaMMAge Fight League held their debut pro MMA event, headlined by Tara Larosa winning the women's bantamweight title after a five-round battle with Takayo Hashi. Chris Liguori defeated John Salgado in an exciting match and UFC veteran Brandon Lee Hinkle smashed through Kevin Jordan. Also on the card was Binky Jones, Ran Weathers, Rafaello Olveira, Tenyeh Dixon and Jonathan Helwig. Photos by Matthew Kaplowitz.
November 6, 2010 - Evolution Amateur MMA held their championship event in Wayne, New Jersey, which saw three new champions crowned in dramatic fashion. These fighters might not be pros yet, but they fought like them, with two amazing first round knockout's, submissions and three round wars! Fighters included Michael Caulo, Gladstone Allen, Caleb Solano, Generoso Spagnuolo, Ben Syers and Jonathan Pecyna. Photos by Matthew Kaplowitz.
On February 11, 2011, Strikeforce held their weigh-ins for the opening round of their heavyweight grand prix tournament, which saw all fighters making weight with only one that was forced to cut and another that was allowed to fight thanks to his courteous opponent. Fighters who weighed in included Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, Sergei Kharitonov, Ray Sefo, Valentijn Overeem, Gian Villante, Chad Griggs, John Cholish and more. Photos by Matthew Kaplowitz.
February 12, 2011- East Rutherford, New Jersey. The opening round of the Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament started off with a bang, as Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva defeated Fedor Emelianenko by doctor stoppage before the third round began, giving Fedor his second loss in a row, and third ever. Sergei Kharitonov also advanced with a knockout of Andrei Arlovski. Other fighters included Shane Del Rosario, Chad Griggs, Valentijn Overeem, John Cholish, Igor Gracie, Josh Laberge, Ray Sefo and Gian Villante. Photos by Matthew Kaplowitz.
April 2, 2011. Bellator 39 returned to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, where Eddie Alvarez defended his lightweight championship after five hard rounds against Pat Curran. Rick Hawn edged out Lyman Good to advance in the welterweight tournament, while Patricky "Pitbull" Freire knocked out Toby Imada to advance in the lightweight tournament. Ben Saunders made his Bellator debut a bloody success against Matt Lee. Also on the card was Greg Rebello, Ryan Quinn, and David Jansen. Photos by Cathlin Daley.
March 19, 2011 - Newark, New Jersey. Jon "Bones" Jones dominated Mauricio "Shogun" Rua for three rounds, leading to a stoppage to crown a new UFC light heavyweight champion. Urijah Faber also defeated Eddie Wineland in the co-main event after three rounds of action. Other fights in this gallery included Dan Miller VS Nate Marquardt, Jim Miller VS Kamal Shalorus, Mirko Crocop VS Brendan Schaub, Erik Koch VS Raphael Assuncao, Kurt Pellegrino VS Gleison Tibau and Costas Philippou VS Nick Catone.
March 18, Newark, New Jersey. UFC 128 weigh-ins were held at the Prudential Center with all fighters making weight. Jon Jones and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, who would meet for the UFC Light heavyweight title, had a non-stare down. All fighters made weight with no problems. Gallery includes Mirko Crocop, Brendan Schaub, Urijah Faber, Eddie Wineland, Jim and Dan Miller, Kurt Pellegrino, Ricardo Almeida and Mike Pyle.
Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut. Parker Porter and Alexandre Moreno took home gold at Reality Fighting's first show in 2011, in a night filled with quick finishes and non-stop action. Fighters also on the card included Mike Dexter, Jeff Nader, and Brett Oteri. Photos by Casville "BiggCaZ" Ferguson.