MMA 2019: Results From Bizzarro Promotions Bayfront Brawl 8 In Erie

By Larry Snyder Erie, Pa. – Reclaiming center stage Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Bayfront Convention Center, Bizzarro Promotions provided a capacity crowd a high-voltage evening of Mixed Martial Arts combat. The duo of Ernie Bizzarro and matchmaker Nichole Castillo assembled 22 determined warriors for 11 matches at Bayfront Brawl 8 in the Flagship City. Fans of Erie’s Nolan Stahl saw his break out moment as he moved out of the amateur ranks and collected a victory in his debut as a professional flyweight over Joshua Oxendine from Pembroke, North Carolina. After three closely contested rounds the 27-year-old, who trains … Continue reading MMA 2019: Results From Bizzarro Promotions Bayfront Brawl 8 In Erie

MMA 2019 Preview – Bizzarro Promotions Presents Bayfront Brawl 8

By Larry Snyder Erie, Pa. – The Bayfront Convention Center will be pulsing with the excitement of Mixed Martial Arts action on Saturday, Aug. 10, as Bizzarro Promotions, present Bayfront Brawl 8 for combat sports fans. Ernie Bizzarro and matchmaker Nicole Castillo provide young warriors the chance to set new personal standards of success as the victories they obtain permit them to move their careers forward. Several of the participants hail from the Greater Erie area and train at local gyms like 3 Elements Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. Nolan Stahl makes his professional flyweight debut when he enters the cage … Continue reading MMA 2019 Preview – Bizzarro Promotions Presents Bayfront Brawl 8

MMA 2019: Results From 247 Fighting Championships Brawl In The Burgh

By Larry Snyder Canonsburg, Pa. – An enthusiastic crowd at Printscape Arena at Southpointe was engaged from the opening bell to the main event Saturday, July 27, by an outstanding Mixed Martial Arts fight card presented by Ryan Middleton and his 247 Fighting Championships promotion. Middleton, along with matchmaker Liam Morris, director of operations Jim Mooney, and director of logistics Brian Smith gave 10 local fighters the chance to achieve the next step in their careers by putting their talents to the test inside the cage. Five Western Pennsylvania gyms were part of the lineup, including Stout Training, Mat Factory, … Continue reading MMA 2019: Results From 247 Fighting Championships Brawl In The Burgh

MMA 2019 Preview – 247 Fighting Championships Presents: Brawl In The Burgh

By Larry Snyder Canonsburg, Pa. – Returning to the Printscape Arena at Southpointe, Ryan Middleton and his 247 Fighting Championships promotion present on Saturday, July 27, another opportunity for young area athletes to build their Mixed Martial Arts careers through quality competition on the Brawl in the Burgh fight card. It is the second event Middleton, along with matchmaker Liam Morris and director of operations Jim Mooney, put on this year; the first was Steeltown Throwdown on Saturday, April 6, at Printscape Arena. I spoke with Middleton about his first outing as a promoter and this is what he told … Continue reading MMA 2019 Preview – 247 Fighting Championships Presents: Brawl In The Burgh

MMA 2019 Preview – WFC 109 Cage Fights Arrive At Rivers Casino

By Larry Snyder Pittsburgh, Pa. – The challenge of the Octagon returns to the Event Center at Rivers Casino Saturday, July 13, for WFC 109 Cage Fights, presented by Matt McGovern and his World Fighting Championships promotion. The doors open for the public at 7:00 p.m., and the matches begin at 8:00 p.m. Helping to build this outstanding lineup is Nichole Castillo, the 2018 MMA Matchmaker of the Year for the NJ/NY/PA region, per the staff and voters at the MyMMANews website. Dominic Mazzotta, a Burrell High School product, returns to the City of Bridges when he squares off in … Continue reading MMA 2019 Preview – WFC 109 Cage Fights Arrive At Rivers Casino

MMA Rising: Results From 247 Fighting Championships Presents: Steeltown Throwdown

By Larry Snyder Canonsburg, PA – Ryan Middleton and the 247 Fighting Championships promotion, along with matchmaker Liam Morris, rose to the occasion of providing a first-class mixed martial arts production on Saturday, April 7 with the inaugural Steeltown Throwdown. This remarkable fight card at Printscape Arena at Southpointe engaged fans with a high caliber trio of professional bouts and four amateur matchups. The energetic and knowledgable gathering gave the combatants their full support. Crowd favorite Khama Worthy continued to build his growing legacy, claiming his fourth consecutive victory with a unanimous decision against Joey Munoz. All three judges agreed … Continue reading MMA Rising: Results From 247 Fighting Championships Presents: Steeltown Throwdown

Looking Back – Shamrock Showdown: In The Cage 2019 Results

By Larry Snyder New Cumberland, WV – With each proclamation of victory inside the cage by the ring announcer on Saturday, March 23, the crowd in the ballroom at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack, and Resort roared their approval. It was a night of first-class mixed martial arts action produced by Angelo Magnone and Made Men Promotions. There were three professional confrontations and 11 amateur bouts. It was a fight card skillfully brought together through the help of matchmaker Nichole Castillo, and it was sold out days before the event. For 33-year-old Joey Holt (9-2-0), it was the opportunity to claim the … Continue reading Looking Back – Shamrock Showdown: In The Cage 2019 Results