All posts by Mick Hammond

Carla Esparza Wants Invicta Strawweight Tit...

Jan 05, 2013NoNo Comments3901 Views

Carla Esparza's immediate goal is to capture the strawweight championship at Invicta FC 4 on Saturday night, but beyond that, she wants to be considered

Bec Hyatt Not Intimidated by Getting Called...

Jan 05, 2013NoNo Comments1259 Views

Australian Bec Hyatt may be a last-minute substitution to face Carla Esparza for the Invicta FC strawweight title, but she's not feeling any pressure heading

Amanda Bell Plans to Steal the Show at Invi...

Jan 04, 2013NoNo Comments1305 Views

Amanda "Lady Killer" Bell makes her pro debut at Invicta FC 4, but her expectations are high. After a 5-1 amateur career, she plans to

Hiroko Yamanaka Counting on Invicta FC 4 Bo...

Jan 03, 2013NoNo Comments3209 Views

After a couple failed attempts to establish herself in the America, Hiroko "Cat's Eye" Yamanaka is looking to her Invicta FC 4 bout on Saturday

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Volleyball to Fighting, Veronica Rothenhaus...

Jan 01, 2013NoNo Comments1287 Views

Having previously starred in team sports such as volleyball and basketball, the six-foot-tall, 245-pound Veronica Rothenhausler takes undefeated amateur record into Invicta FC 4 pro

Legacy FC Building Bridges for Some, but Wo...

Dec 27, 2012NoNo Comments563 Views

Looking over 2012, Legacy FC president Mick Maynard couldn’t have been happier with how his promotion performed, but hopes the future can make it a

XFC Had a Big 2012, Hit High Point with Nic...

Dec 26, 2012NoNo Comments847 Views

XFC president John Prisco couldn't be much prouder of his organization capping off 2012 with Nick Newell becoming its lightweight champ, but plans bigger things

With Recent Win, Bantamweight Standout Matt...

Dec 25, 2012NoNo Comments731 Views

After improving to 6-1 with his most recent victory, Legacy FC bantamweight prospect Matt "Crowbar" Hobar is gunning for the promotion's 135-pound championship.

Score FS Made Big Moves in 2012, Looks Forw...

Dec 25, 2012NoNo Comments518 Views

Perhaps no promotion made more strides to expand its audience in 2012 like the Score Fighting Series. They intend even more expansion in the New

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Invicta FC Goes From Zero to a Force in Fir...

Dec 24, 2012NoNo Comments949 Views

Invicta FC went from a fledgling women's focused promotion to a force in the sport in its first year. Take a look back at the

Legacy FC’s Ryan Benoit Ready for the...

Dec 24, 2012NoNo Comments1360 Views

Ryan Benoit has become a force at bantamweight for Legacy FC, but he's now ready to make the drop to flyweight and turn up the

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Mark Pavelich Reflects on Strong Year for M...

Dec 23, 2012NoNo Comments770 Views

MFC president Mark Pavelich takes a look back on a strong year for his promotion, but believes they're "hovering" right now and looks forward to

Sam Liera Wants to Close 2012 by Taking Dav...

Dec 20, 2012NoNo Comments894 Views

It has been the best year of Sam Liera's, and he intends to cap it off by taking David Gomez's King of the Cage welterweight

KOTC Champ David Gomez Looks to Cap Solid Y...

Dec 19, 2012NoNo Comments817 Views

For current King of the Cage welterweight champion David Gomez, just winning wasn’t enough. He wanted to win impressively. He accomplished that in 2012 and

Tony Lopez Putting His KOTC Belts Aside to ...

Dec 18, 2012NoNo Comments958 Views

King of the Cage heavyweight and super heavyweight champ Tony Lopez is setting his belts aside to fight UFC vet Trevor Prangley at 205.

King of the Cage Champ Sean Strickland Taki...

Dec 17, 2012NoNo Comments1188 Views

Sean Strickland recently unified the King of the Cage middleweight title, but now he knows he needs to put in the work to get to

Welterweight Prospect Justin Gaethje Blasts...

Dec 12, 2012NoNo Comments675 Views

This has been a banner year for Colorado welterweight Justin Gaethje, blasting his way into a contract with World Series of Fighting.

TUF 11’s Josh Bryant Going for Gold a...

Dec 08, 2012NoNo Comments938 Views

Former Ultimate Fighter competitor Josh Bryant is finally getting a shot at gold at Saturday's King of the Cage: Unification.

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After 17-Month Layoff, David Heath Taking i...

Dec 08, 2012NoNo Comments1227 Views

After 17 months out of action, David Heath is taking his career one fight at a time. Next up is Saturday night's bout at King

Eric Reynolds Not Taking Nick Newell Lightl...

Dec 07, 2012NoNo Comments794 Views

“I’m not trying to underestimate anybody that signs the dotted line to face off with me in the cage," says XFC lightweight contender Eric Reynolds.

One-Armed Fighter Nick Newell Leaves Limita...

Dec 07, 2012NoNo Comments1268 Views

Nick Newell has overcome what many consider a limitation, fighting his way to an undefeated professional record, and launching himself into an XFC title fight.

For Rad Martinez at Bellator 83, It’s...

Dec 07, 2012NoNo Comments580 Views

It's go time for Rad Martinez. If he wins the featherweight tournament final at Bellator 83, it's go big time. If not, it's go home

No Steps Backward Anymore, Ryan Thomas Take...

Dec 07, 2012NoNo Comments744 Views

"Tired of taking one step forward and then two steps back," Ryan Thomas is full steam ahead against Corey Hill at XFC 21 on Friday.

Jessica Eye Physically and Mentally Ready f...

Dec 05, 2012NoNo Comments1253 Views

Riding a five-fight winning streak, Jessica Eye is prepared for whatever champ Zoila Gurgel brings to the cage at Bellator 83 on Friday night.

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Undefeated CageSport Champ Julian Erosa Int...

Dec 01, 2012NoNo Comments787 Views

Undefeated in his first nine fights, current CageSport 145-pound champion Julian Erosa has quickly established himself as a top prospect, and he's got his sights

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Drew Brokenshire Has Paid His Dues, Hopes t...

Nov 30, 2012NoNo Comments714 Views

Having paid his dues, Drew Brokenshire’s path in MMA has led him to a title shot at Saturday's CageSport XXII.

Heather Clark Shooting for the Top of the 1...

Nov 29, 2012NoNo Comments1731 Views

Heather "Hurricane" Clark heads into XFC 21 with big goals in mind, chief among them is reaching the top of the women's 115-pound division.

UFC Vet Forrest Petz Riding Four-Fight Winn...

Nov 23, 2012NoNo Comments626 Views

Following a disappointing run in the UFC, Forrest Petz is currently on a four-fight winning streak heading into his Score FS 7 fight with Jordan

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Jesse Ronson Wants to Cap Best Year of Care...

Nov 23, 2012NoNo Comments754 Views

Jesse Ronson has had the best year of his career in 2012. He's looking forward to capping it off with a victory over Ryan Healy

Glory Intends to Make Dream NYE Bigger Than...

Nov 22, 2012NoNo Comments528 Views

Glory's Marcus Luer tells MMAWeekly.com that they intend to make Dream NYE bigger than ever and have plans for a full assault of the U.S.