Branden Lee Hinkle is a living combat legend and believe it or not, he is still handing out free doses of Parkinson's a few times a year down in West Virginia for anyone who is willing to try their luck.
Most of the time their luck ends up turning into the ref waking them up asking them questions like "are you ok?" , "Do you know where you are?" or "Do you have anyone who can drive you home?".
To anyone who has followed Hinkle's career even kinda closely knows this is not exactly shocking.
According to Hinkle's latest Facebook post, Travis Clark may have been keeping an eye on his career too. With that said, Hinkle officially called Clark out in one of the nicest, most polite call outs in the history of accusing another man of ducking you in a fight.
Who knows where this one will lead but if these two animals end up lining up across from one another, I know one half assed "reporter" who will be there (me). Stay tuned for me as it is released.
Caged Madness 33
Caged Madness 33 Pro/Am Series is going dahn January 17, 2015 in New Philadelphia Ohio. Scott Corbin is quickly establishing himself as the premier matchmaker in Ohio and has been building some of the more diverse and dynamic, not to mention consistent cards the other side of the border has seen in some time. This show will be a Pro/AM event featuring Andrew Law taking on Trent McCown and Jerrell Hodge returning against Jeremiah Yeager.
On the amateur side of things, Butler’s Steven Mowry (5-0) will take on arguably his toughest fight to date in Jonathan Ramsey (4-0) for the EFP heavyweight belt. Not only has Mowry beaten two guys with the last name of Smith back to back, but he has had a near flawless career thus far.
But wait, there’s more.
This event will also be the first leg of a 4 man 205 pound tournament and the first round will feature Bryan Howe (7-7) taking on Christopher Wood (3-2) and Raymond Hollis (3-2) squaring off against Mesmaran Sunsearay (3-1).
Other notable match ups are Alesky Itunin (7-6) taking on Travis Soto (8-3) and Fight Clubs Ethan Hodge (1-1) lining up with Steve Pierre (2-1).
Here’s a look at the card as it is coming together.
- Andrew Law (Pro record 4-2, over all record 12-5) vs Trent McCown (Pro record 6-2, over all record 13-2)
- Jerrell Hodge (Pro record 0-1, over all record 11-2) vs Jeremiah Yeager (Pro record 1-3, over all record 9-5)
Amateur main event:
- (6'4" 255lb) Jonathan (JD) Ramsey (4-0) vs (6'9" 230lb) Steven Mowry (5-0)
- Bryan Howe (7-7) vs Christopher Wood (3-2)
- Raymond Hollis (3-2) vs Mesmaran Sunsearay (3-1)
- Alesky Itunin (7-6) vs Travis Soto (8-3)
- Ethan Hodge (1-1) vs Steve Pierre (2-1)
Check back for more as it is released.
Youngstown, Ohio is now the new home for the Steel City Classic Bjj tournament according to this new website that is now calling the event; The Youngstown Jiu Jitsu Open. Check out the details below:
Attention - Steel City Classic Competitors:
The Good Fight has decided to use Youngstown, OH as a more centralized competition location. It is 1-hour from Pittsburgh, Cleveland & Canton. These are the 3 main areas competitors will come from. This will make for a better tournament. Consequently, we've changed the tournament name to...
Submission only; no points, no advantages, no ref Decisions & no time limit finals!
Youngstown State University: Stambaugh Gymnasium
1 University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555
Early Bird: $69 for 1 division / $89 for 2 divisions (pay online only) -- ends 11:59 pm on 01/10
Regular: $75 for 1 division / $95 for 2 divisions (pay online only) -- ends 11:59 pm on 01/22
Reg-Now-Pay-Later: Read the details of this option here!
ON-SITE REGISTRATION: $80 for 1 division / $100 for 2 divisions (CASH only) -- 01/23 & 01/24
Friday: from 6-8 pm @ the venue.
Saturday: (8-9 am: kids/teens) / (8am -12pm: adult gi) / (8am -3pm: adult nogi)
When you pre-register 2 or more family members or teammates on the same invoice, you automatically receive an additional $5 discount per division.
TEAM DISCOUNT: Bring a team of 10 or more guys. Each competitor pays only: $60 for 1 division or $80 for 2 divisions. To take advantage of this ALL competitors from your team MUST pre-register online; but DON'T pay online. You will pay your discounted team price at the door when you arrive to weigh-in. CASH ONLY.
COLLEGE STUDENT DISCOUNT: Any college student who registers on-site with a current college id-card will pay only $60 for 1 division; or $80 for 2 divisions. This offer is only valid for on-site registration only. A current college id-card is required.
Pre Purchase Discount Spectator Tickets: $10
You can purchase discounted spectator tickets online for only $10. However, you must do so by 11:59 pm on the Thursday night before the actual tournament.
ou can pre register using this link here.
Mark Cherico (7-1) recently suffered his first defeat at the hands of gritty veteran Brian Kelleher (11-7) back in November and has since approached the sport with a take no prisoners attitude. Cherico is set to make his professional boxing debut for Mademen promotions Saturday, February 7th at the Serbian Cultural center in Weirton, West Virginia.
Personally, I have always said that a good way to measure an athlete in this sport is not to watch thier wins, but watch what they do after the inevitable loss. Because let's face it, in the crazy world of cagefighting -factoring in the 300+ variables that can happen in the middle of a scramble while running full tilt into another well trained athlete- everyone loses eventually. Cherico is re-motivated and looking to move forward past the first loss of his entire career. Cherico fully intends on continuing his MMA career, but figured why not change it up once while sharpening another tool.
If you have never been a to a professional boxing match before, it is definitely worth the trip. Tickets will be on sale next week.
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Travis Clark Scores 1st Round Come Back KO: Full Fight
Travis "The Terror" Clark (6-0) put together one of the more memorable performances of his career this weekend with his come from behind KO win in what looked to be a pretty serious upset. I could explain it to you in beautiful adjective laced detail but I feel like watching the video does all the justice this fight needs.
And then some.
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