It will be a “WINNER TAKE ALL” tournament over 4 events for a purse of $30,000 ($15,000 each). Along with the respective purses the winners will take home the 170lb and 205lb belts. All fighters looking to enter the competition should post a sixty second video to Facebook/IMKFight as to why they are the next IMKFight Champion. All fighters in and around the state of Texas are encouraged to apply. We will be looking for 32 warriors to do battle in the aforementioned weight classes. The deadline for entering is July 15th and the initial fight card will be released July 31st with contracts. For further details please contact us at

Yves Edwards MMA Seminar Featuring: Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Seminar

Yves Edwards MMA Seminar
Featuring: Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone
Saturday June 23rd – Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Diaz Martial Arts
166 South LBJ Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

The Gracie Worlds Comes to TheFitExpo July 14-15 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center

(Los Angeles, California May 4, 2012) The Gracie Worlds will continue to set the standard for Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling tournaments when they make their San Jose debut in conjunction with California’s premier fitness event, TheFitExpo™, Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15, 2012 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos, San Jose in Halls 1 & 2.

“We’re honored to once again be working with Rose Gracie from the legendary Gracie family on hosting The Gracie Worlds,” said TheFitExpo Executive Director, Erin Ferries. “We’re thrilled to have such an important event at our debut San Jose Expo. We love the synergy they create for competitors and attendees alike.”

Rose Gracie made significant changes to the rules of both adult and child competitions at the Gracie US Nationals in January 2012 as her desire is to bring back the original Jiu-Jitsu that her grandfather, Grandmaster Helio Gracie, envisioned from the beginning. “These changes were much needed in the sport and they were received with praise by the Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling community worldwide,” said Gracie. “I cant wait until San Jose, and I am excited that we will have some of my family members including my brother Ryron and my cousin Kron competing this year. “

“My events are setting the new standard of what competitions should be like,” Rose Gracie continued. “I am persistent enough to know that I will change Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling forever. I feel like I owe it to these folks that get on the mat every day to celebrate such an amazing art.”

Gracie will once again work with the TheFitExpo to create the ideal environment and venue for a top-notch competition. TheFitExpo is bringing industry leaders together for a weekend of Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, fitness challenges and much more.

Registration for adults and kids to compete in The Gracie Worlds ends on July 10, 2012. More information can be found at

TheFitExpo adult tickets, which include admittance to all the competitions including The Gracie Worlds, are $20 per day or $30 for the full weekend. Children 12 years and under are $10 per day and children 6 and under are free. Show hours are Saturday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Plenty of parking is available.

For more information on TheFitExpo ticketing, exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, call (818) 545-0290 or visit

Event is produced by National Fitness Productions, presented by and sponsored by Subway Restaurants, GNC, MET-Rx, Gaspari Nutrition, Pure Protein, Body Fortress, Muscle Milk, Iron Man Magazine, MMA Worldwide, Ironmind, Sherdog and Hit What’s Hot.

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Evolution Combat Sports Championship ‘Evolution 2’ [Official Fight Card]

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Paco Castillo vs. Angel Castillo

Gilbert Cuhen vs. Adrian Cruz

Brad Nordquist vs. Eric Kucevic

Daniel Pinheiro  (Texas) vs. Filiberto Martinez


Jeremiah Cullum vs. Jonathan Lopez

Roy Saucedo vs. Tanner Varela

Marc Hightower vs. John Sparks

Pedro Carbo vs. Oscar Navrette

Peter Bouton vs. Mike Escobar

Eric Bailon vs. Harvey Suarez

Matt Gonzales vs. Anthony Rozema

Justin Dudley vs. Christian Reyes

Andres Ramirez vs. Jorrel Sparenberg

PRESS RELEASE: Brother vs. Brother at ‘Evolution 2’

Over the years MMA has seen its fair share of conflict between brothers, such as the highly publicized feud between MMA legends (and adopted siblings) Ken and Frank Shamrock. The toxic family feuds, fueled by years of sibling rivalry, would undoubtedly produce memorable battles in cage, yet a true brother vs. brother MMA bout has yet to come to fruition, that is, until now. New Mexico based Evolution Combat Sports Championship will soon make their mark, by becoming the first fight promotion to officially deliver a bonafide brother vs. brother bout in the professional MMA arena.

On Saturday, December 10, 2011 Jeremiah Paco ‘The Punisher’ Castillo and his brother Angel Castillo are slated to headline ‘Evolution 2.’ The event marks the highly anticipated return of‘Evolution’, the show that launched the now popular regional MMA promotion. The event will take place at the Curry County Event Center in Clovis, New Mexico. The promotion is thrilled to mark the return of ‘Evolution’ by featuring the first ever brother vs. brother headliner.

According to Martin Singleterry, founder of Evolution Combat Sports Championship, “We are thrilled to bring back our high profile ‘Evolution’ shows.  The Saturday night shows are a perfect addition to our ‘Friday Night Fight’ series. We have a stellar event planned for December. Fans are in for a real treat! Not only is the card stacked with New Mexico’s top contenders, fans will get to witness the first ever brother vs. brother pro MMA battle!”

Singleterry went on to say, “Although the Castillo brothers may not be house hold names on a national level, they are well-known and respected within the regional fight scene …and when it comes to their high octane personal vendetta …well, heh… it’s no secret. I thought, what better way for these two warriors to settle the score than in their element, in the cage, in front of their fans. I approached the Castillo brothers about the match-up and the rest is history.”

On December 10, the Castillo brothers will go head-to-head in a 130-pound catch weight bout, which according to many, has fight-of-the-night implications. In addition to the highly anticipated brother vs. brother headliner, ‘Evolution 2’ will also feature a co-main event bout between two of New Mexico’s best female fighters.  Knockout artist Heather “Hurricane” Clark drops down to the 115lb division to take #10 ranked Chelsea “Italian Princess” Colarelli, in a fight that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The full fight card will be announced soon. Fight fans will not want to miss this event!

‘Evolution 2’ will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the Curry County Events Center in Clovis, New Mexico. Doors open at 5:00pm CT. Fights start at 6:00pm CT. Tickets are on sale now! Prices range from $12.00 for grandstand seating to $35.00 for VIP. To purchase event tickets, please log on to . Tickets can also be purchased at the venue the night of the event.

For more information about Evolution Combat Sports Championship please visit

About Evolution Combat Sports Championship:

Brother vs. Brother at ‘Evolution 2’ on December 10 in Clovis, New MexicoEvolution Combat Sports Championship, based in Clovis, New Mexico is a subsidiary corporation of its managing partner, Doppelganger, Inc., a company owned and operated by fans of MMA and solely dedicated to the promotion of MMAEvolution is dedicated to the concept of providing memorable entertainment to the fans, while offering opportunities for MMA athletes to advance their professional or amateur careers. As the name suggests, Evolution is prepared to evolve with the increasingly complex demands set forth in the world of mixed martial arts and entertainment. The fight promotion sets itself apart through progressive thinking and actions, an innovative approach to entertainment, and their reputation of integrity within the MMA community.

Media Contact:
Melissa Ingram
Twitter: @ingrampr

Official Line-up for Legacy Fighting Championship 9

PRESS RELEASE: Houston, TX. November 22, 2011

Legacy Fighting Championships 9
Watch Legacy FC 9 Live on HDNet December 16th!

Texas-based mixed martial arts fight promotion company, Legacy Fighting Championship, returns to the Houston Arena Theater on December 16 with Legacy Fighting Championship 9. The stacked fight card includes a main event welterweight title bout between Strikeforce veteran’s Mike “The Greek” Bronzoulis and Jorge “Macaco” Patino and a co-main pitting England’s Paul Kelly against Houston Police Officer and Legacy FC veteran Jeff Rexroad. With 11 fights scheduled, there will be no shortage of action for fight fans in attendance or those watching live on HDNet.

According to Legacy Promoter Mick Maynard, “We are very excited about the December 16th line-up. It is one of our most compelling cards to date. The Bronzoulis vs. Patino title bout definitely has fight of the night potential as does the Co-main event battle between Kelly and Rexroad.  The card also features a very significant pro debut fight. Frost Murphy will not only be fighting for the first time on the pro level, he will be fighting to save a life.”

Maynard went on to say, “Murphy is donating 100% of his fight purse to, a charity that funds life-saving heart surgery to children with congenital heart disease. Legacy has joined the cause as well. We will be selling T-shirts on our website (starting in December) to raise money for the charity. Fans can also text the keyword GIFT to 80077 to make a $10 donation.”

Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early, as the December 16 event is already 80% sold out! MMA fans will not want to miss this exciting night of fights!

*Official Legacy FC 9 Fight Card:

Jorge Patino vs. Mike Bronzoulis
Jeff Rexroad vs. Paul Kelly
Gilbert “Pitbull” Jiminez vs. Daniel Pineda
Jonathan Harris vs. Antonio Flores
Cody Williams vs. Steve Garcia
Patrick Hutton vs. Noel Ligon
Jeremy Morris vs. Justin Murray
Frost Murphy vs. Cris Rucker
Randy Hauer vs. Jesus Rivera
Rakim Cleveland vs. Derrick Lewis
Jeremy Mahon vs. David Armas
*Card subject to change

Legacy Fighting Championship has quickly become the “must see” MMA show in Houston.  The popular promotion has built a solid stable of notable fighters and they continue to expand their roster. Recent signings include UFC Vet Paul Kelly, featherweight champion Daniel Pineda, up-and-comer Freddy Assuncao, and “Ultimate Fighter 14” top bantamweight prospect Carson Beebe.

Legacy Fighting Championships 9 takes place on Friday, December 16 at the Houston Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas.  Doors open at 6:30pm CT. Fights begin at 7:30pm CT. Fight fans can purchase tickets at The main card will air live on HDNet at 9:00pm CT.

About Legacy Fighting Championship (LFC):
Legacy Fighting Championship has promoted professional and amateur MMA events since 2005. Throughout its history, the emphasis has always been maintaining the commitment to provide only the highest-quality mixed martial arts competition for fighters and viewers alike. Legacy’s continued goal is to maintain that quality while evolving and growing organically with the sport of MMA. Fight fans across the nation can watch Legacy Fighting Championship events live on HDNet.  For more information, please visit
Media Contact:
Melissa Ingram 602-434-5055
Twitter: @ingrampr


PRESS RELEASE: November 8, 2011

Shark Fights 21Amarillo, TX – One day after confirming Mark Martinez as Bobby Lashley’s new opponent for Shark Fights 21, Shark Fight Promotions was informed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation that Mark Martinez’s blood work has expired and will be unable to compete. Karl Knothe (17-5) now steps in to fight Bobby Lashley (6-1) for the Shark Fights Heavyweight Title at Shark Fights 21 on November 11 in Lubbock, Texas. Knothe’s manager, Gavin Rydell said, “Karl has wanted to fight Bobby Lashley for a while. He’s had some offers before to fight Bobby, but it always fell apart. Karl is excited that not only does he get to fight Bobby Lashley, but it’s also for the Shark Fights Heavyweight Title.” Rydell continues, “Karl is in great shape and ready to fight. He’s been training hard for a boxing match this weekend, but jumped at the opportunity to fight for Shark Fights. He only took the boxing match to stay fresh because no one wanted to fight him in MMA. Karl is ready to bring the belt back to Minnesota.” Knothe has finished his last 12 opponents all within the 1st round.

Knothe was originally set to fight in Shark Fights 17 against Ricco Rodriquez, but because of a misunderstanding, couldn’t make the agreed upon catch weight. Knothe spent the next two hours cutting over twenty pounds, but the commission deemed it too dangerous for him to drop anymore weight. Shark Fights executive Wes Nolen states, “This main event title shot against Bobby Lashley is the perfect opportunity to make it up to Karl for the misunderstanding at Shark Fights 17.” Nolen went on to say, “I want to thank Bobby Lashley for all his patience. After three opponent changes, it would have been very easy for Bobby to call off the fight, but he’s a true fighter that accepted any and all opponents we put in front of him. He has never complained once and just continues to train hard.”

Shark Fights 21 will take place on Friday, November 11, 2011 at The Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas and will be broadcast via tape delay on FUEL TV beginning December 23, 2011. Doors Open at 6:00pm CST. Fights start at 7pm CST. Tickets for Shark Fights 21 are on sale now at Tickets are priced at $20, $30, $40, $55, $65, $75, and $100. For more information, or current Shark Fights news, please visit or Fight card subject to change.

Main Event:
-Bobby Lashley (6-1) vs Karl Knothe (17-5)

Co-Main Event:
-Tony Bonello (15-1-1) vs Dave Roberts (4-7)

Main Card:
-Cody Pfister (5-3) vs. Isais Martinez (6-3)
-Willie Parks (3-1) vs Anselmo Martinez (7-5)
-Gabe Vasquez (4-4) vs Zach Haney (3-5)

-Daniel Almeida (6-0) vs John King (2-2)
-Cody East (0-0) vs Adenilson Clementino (1-0)
-Matt Hobar (3-0) vs Donnie Frye (3-10)
-Jeremiah Castillo (3-13) vs Zavier Garcia (0-1)
-Brian Joseph (1-0) vs Marcus Baldivia (0-1)

About Shark Fight Promotions:
Texas based Shark Fight Promotions, founded in 2007, is an integrated entertainment and media company in the combat sports industry, committed to producing high quality fight events and effectively showcasing elite MMA talent. The company is engaged in the production, promotion, presentation and marketing of premier professional mixed martial arts fighting competitions. As an integrated entertainment and media company, Shark Fight Promotions is organized around three principal business activities: Live Event Promotions, Broadcast Television and Digital Media Production and Distribution, Sponsorship and Brand Licensing. As Mixed Martial Arts continues its dominance as the fastest growing sport in the world, Shark Fights is poised to become one of the top fight promotions in the industry.

Shark Fight Promotions can be followed via Facebook at and via Twitter at

FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports and the stories that surround them. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. See why young adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 30 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit

Media Contact for Shark Fights:
George Meng
Media and Public Relations