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… continue reading »
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… continue reading »
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… continue reading »
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… continue reading »
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 choke.
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…. continue reading »
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… continue reading »
Domination at the DAC: November 20, 2004 in Atlanta, GA – This fight took place took place at the Georgia DeKalb Atlanta Centre. Rory Singer had his first MMA fight in the 1990’s and he went on to star in the third season of The Ultimate Fighter. Watch him take on the US Army’s Jason… continue reading »
Wild Bills Fight Night 3: July 14, 2006 in Duluth, GA – Shaun Gay was a fighter who took on anybody. Gay was fighting out of Valdosta, GA, and Clodfelter was fighting out of North Carolina. Clodfelter was coming off his second win over Dustin Rhodes to prove that the win was no fluke.
Cagefighter Championships 1: October 26, 2002 in Atlanta, GA – Old school MMA fans know Travis Fulton as “The Ironman”. He has over 300 fights recorded. Forrest Griffin was the very first winner of The Ultimate Fighter show and the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.