Category: MMA verse Boxing

James Toney Still Trying to Get Inside the Cage

James “Lights Out” Toney is trying to bait UFC President, Dana White into giving him a MMA match.  Toney has earned a championship in six different professional boxing weight divisions: middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, cruiserweight, super cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions.  His record is 73 wins, 6 losses and 3 draws. James “Lights Out” Toney... Read more »

UFC 105 Tomorrow- Saturday Nov. 14th on SPIKE

UFC 105 Fight Card, Saturday, November 14th in Manchester, England. UFC will be aired from Manchester, England.  Their last visit was UFC 70 and have out-sold both events.  UFC 105 will be aired in the United States on SPIKE and on ESPN-HD in England.  The fight will be viewed by over 50 countries and eventually... Read more »

Chicago's MMA Fight Night A Great Success- See the Results

Despite the drive outside the downtown limits to be part of Sears Centre’s live CBS broadcast of Strikeforce / M-1 Global MMA Event this evening (Saturday, November 7th), Chicagoans had a blast. Mark a Midlothian resident sitting first row said, “It felt as exciting as being at the fights in Vegas.”  The beauty of bringing... Read more »
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Countdown to Fight Night - MMA Hits Chicago

Well, the fans are loving it!  Chicago’s MMA community and fan base is thrilled over Saturday night’s big CBS broadcast of Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko (30-1) against undefeated Brett Rogers (10-0).  If you still have not heard where, it is a the Sears Center and tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com http://www.ticketmaster.com.  Fight line... Read more »

3 Days Before Fight Night -Local Fighter Mark Miller

Mark Miller (14-5), season nine contestant on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ is making his debut on Saturday’s Strikeforce CBS event.  He will be fighting Deray Davis (5-1) another Midwesterner from Team Corral in Indiana.  Miller who trains with Team Dino Costeas out of POW! Mixed Martial located in the heart of Chicago, is well liked locally... Read more »

Strikeforce Using Clever Marketing Tactics for Fedor Fight on Nov. 7 in Chicago

It is rumored that Fedor Emelianenko and Brett Rogers will both appear at the Chicago Bears game against the Cleveland Browns today.  Their presence will be a clever cross-promotional tactic to lure football fans to watch next Saturday’s MMA event on CBS.  There has been a fair amount of advertising that has been executed to... Read more »
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Sizing Up Fedor's Opponent Brett Rogers

“He is working as hard as he ever has.  He is in better shape than ever, so I can now push him harder and expand the training to be much more complex.  All of this is possible because he’s evolving,” claims Brett Roger’s trainer Mike Reilly.  Rogers who sits comfortable between  265lb and 295lb will... Read more »

Can MMA Lure the Latino Fans?

Young white males between 18 and 35 years old has been the fan base that the UFC has relied upon, quite similar to the WWE/WWF.  The sport of MMA even seems to draw its fighters from this demographic.  But can MMA lure the Latino community away from their boxing heroes?   Boxing has had icons... Read more »

MMA Coming to Chicago Nov 7th - Strikeforce Brings Fedor!

Here is what you need to know for this exciting fight night coming to Hoffman  Estates’ Sears Center.  Strikeforce/CBS/M-1 Global will present a card packed with Worldwide names like Fedor Emelianenko and local Chicago MMA favorite Mark Miller.  Check out who has been confirmed for this fight and a little bit about the event overall.... Read more »
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Chicago's Own Mark Miller Fighting on the Fedor Card this November

Strikeforce has just added Mark Miller, MMA Pro fighter and Chicago resident to their card on November 7th at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates.  Mark Miller  (9-5-0) was a member of last season’s The Ultimate Fighter show on SPIKE TV and fought for Chicago’s IFL Team the Red Bears.  Although Miller does not know... Read more »