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Allen vs. Stelly

Allen vs. Stelly

Anarchy in August #2: August, 7 2004 in Atlanta, GA – This was truly a memorable fight in Georgia MMA history. Damien Stelly had been steamrolling through opponents since his hard fought debut win against Dustin Lowry. George Allen hadn’t fought in more than a year since losing a decision to Keith Jardine in King of the Cage. On top of that, George was coping with the loss of his oldest son, Kenny Allen. This match was an up...

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Bowles vs. Mangual

Bowles vs. Mangual

Compound Fracture II: February 4, 2005 in Atlanta, GA – Here is one of Brian Bowles’ first MMA fights against John Mangual. Bowles was fighting out of the HardCore Gym which was founded by Georgia MMA pioneers, Adam and Rory Singer. John Mangual was fighting out of the Freestyle Fighting Academy which was founded by Marcos and David Avellan. Both of these gyms have produced excellent fighters and grapplers. The HardCore Gym is...

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Assuncao vs. Dumont

Assuncao vs. Dumont

Submission Fighting Open 10: February 6, 2004 in Macon, GA – This was Junior Assuncao’s 2nd MMA fight and it was considered an amateur fight against Brendan Dumont. Back then, there was very little difference betweeen an amateur and a professional MMA fight. The rounds were a minute shorter, no elbows were allowed, and the fighters weren’t paid. Promoters would throw mostly amateur MMA cards because the general public...

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Sutton vs. Lavender

Sutton vs. Lavender

Friday Night Fights: April 29, 2005 in Atlanta, GA – Here’s a MMA match at the old Earthlink Live between Quincy “Black Tiger” Sutton of Trammell’s Martial Arts and Chatt Lavender of Fight Factory. Sutton was known for his striking skills. He had competed in kickboxing, karate, and Shidokan matches prior to this. Lavender was an experienced veteran who had taken on multiple UFC...

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Miller vs. Carney

Miller vs. Carney

February Fight Party: Feburary 1, 2003 in Atanta, GA – Here’s a classic fight in Georgia MMA history. Jason Miller came back to his old stomping grounds to participate in this rubber match with Todd Carney. Miller won the 1st fight via rear naked choke. Carney won the 2nd fight by putting Miler to sleep with a guillotine...

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Selbee vs. Craft

Selbee vs. Craft

February Fight Party: Feburary 1, 2003 in Atlanta, GA - Although this is a kickboxing match, I wanted to post this interview and fight in honor of Mark Selbee. Mark Selbee passed away a few days ago in a drowning accident, and the news has shocked the Georgia MMA community. Mark was a true mixed martial artist. He had gone from being a pure karate guy to a world champion kickboxer to a K-1 competitor. He even fought a MMA fight during his...

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Gittemeier vs. Assuncao

Gittemeier vs. Assuncao

Beatdown Fight Party Head On Collision: June 1, 2007 in Kennesaw, GA - Kevin Gittemeier takes on future UFC fighter, Rafael Assuncao, in possibly the biggest MMA fight in Georgia between two locals. Kevin and Rafael were two of the biggest names in Georgia MMA at the time. He had beaten Joe Cronin, Steve Kinnison twice, and Cam McHargue in a winner take all grudge match. There was some bad blood built up for this fight. Junior Assuncao,...

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