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  1. King of The Ring is making a return! A fresh spin on an MMA league in Los Santos, created by Mountain MMA. King of The Ring aims to create a competitive platform for teams and athletes, providing the people of Los Santos with good MMA fights and a great spectacle. King of the Ring strives to boost the MMA scene in Los Santos, it will look to foster an environment for new and upcoming fighters to build up their record and to help them gain valuable experience. Prepare for a superior MMA experience. History of King of The Ring King of the Ring was started with an idea from Mountain MMA, at that moment run by Garbon Meqvabishvili, to help new fighters get noticed and make money fighting. The King of the Ring's very first event was an eight-man tournament with many established fighters taking part. It was former IFC heavyweight champion "Rafford Mann" who eventually went on to win all three fights in one night to be crowned the inaugural "King of The Ring". The second King of the Ring Grand Prix took place in ULSA where also 8 new faces competed for a huge cash prize and a chance at a professional contract. The outcome became clear when Jackson Hayes knocked out all of his opponents and became the second King of the Ring champion in history. Following its evolution into its own entity, KOTR began hosting large-scale events in various venues around Los Santos. One of its primary locations was Fantasia. OOC INFORMATION We provide a platform and workplaces for the community for those who are in need. Either you are an up and coming fighter or a photographer who is looking to build his/her portfolio. King of the Ring will find a place for you. Our competitions help fighters get noticed by sponsors, teams, and higher competitions. We also offer management for those who need guidance to start their journey in the world of MMA. With combined experience of years in this business our companies staff will do their best you get guarantees like health care, exposure to the public, and competitive wages. Discord: https://discord.gg/sq8B9Wdnjt If you are interested in making a career in professional fighting, reach out to us in: Leonid Tukhachevsky (PH: 2521) ; Eduardas Tyla (PH: 3977) Or you can contact us via email: ((GTAW Forum: @Cladavian @rimviedris Discord: Cladavian; chujak#4140)
  2. Kenneth Nakagawa From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kenneth Nakagawa, also known as "Kenny" or "Ken" (born April 20, 2004) is a Japanese-American MMA-Fighter. Biography Early Life Kenneth was an orphan and troublesome youth, something which dettered prospective foster parents from adopting him. Once he graduated from high school at the age of sixteen, he left the Orphanage behind and moved into the Asian Community Center in Little Seoul. After moving out, Kenny spent a lot of time hanging around various communities, such as Little Seoul, South Central and El Burro. Shortly after he started to live in the ACC, Kenneth started visiting Gyms all over the City in order to maintain a good physique. In August of 2023 Kenneth started spending more time around Vespucci, due to his job at the Shingle Fish. During his employment there, he reconnected with an old friend, Jonathan Ishikawa. After reconnecting with Ishikawa, Kenneth was signed on as an amateur MMA fighter and spent his days training and polishing his techniques for his debut at the Rockford Dome. Career Nakagawa V. Rogov - 23/09/2023 Even though he was a novice, he showed exceptional talent and tenacity throughout his first bout, taking out one of the best fighters in the league. Sports fans dubbed the contest "Fight of the Night" after three rounds of furious back-and-forth combat. Kenneth was able to stay focused and create an opening in the third round, hitting a hard strike that ultimately left Rogov dizzied. Kenneth tackled Rogov to the ground as he transitioned into a full mount position before pounding Rogov's face with a barrage of powerful blows. The referee quickly intervened, calling a stop to the fight. The crowd erupted in cheers as Kenneth was declared the winner, and he basked in the glory of his hard-fought victory. For Kenneth, this win marked a significant milestone in his career, and he looked forward to taking on even more challenging opponents in the future. As for Michael, he vowed to come back stronger and continue to hone his skills until he emerged victorious in his next match. In the end, both fighters showed great sportsmanship and respect for each other, proving that MMA is not just about winning and losing. Nakagawa V. Murphy - 07/10/2023 In an electrifying MMA showdown, Kenneth Nakagawa and Matias Murphy faced off in a highly anticipated match. The first round saw Nakagawa establishing dominance with a relentless display of striking and grappling skills. Murphy, despite putting up a resilient fight, found himself overwhelmed by Nakagawa's precision and aggression. As the second round unfolded, Nakagawa continued to press the advantage, showcasing superior technique and control. In a strategic maneuver, Nakagawa seized an opportune moment to apply a submission hold, forcing Murphy to tap out. The match concluded with Nakagawa emerging victorious, securing a well-deserved win. Nakagawa V. Duke - 28/10/2023 In a thrilling MMA showdown, Kenneth Nakagawa faced off against Sam Duke in a battle of skill and determination. The first round saw Nakagawa struggling to find his rhythm against the relentless onslaught of Duke's offense. Despite Nakagawa's resilience, Duke's tactics proved too much to handle, and Nakagawa conceded the round. Refusing to be deterred, Nakagawa came back with a vengeance in the second round, showcasing his prowess with a dominant display of striking and grappling. With precision and determination, Nakagawa turned the tide of the match, leaving Duke reeling under his relentless assault. However, as the fight entered its decisive third round, Nakagawa's momentum faltered, and Duke capitalized on a crucial opening. In a nail-biting conclusion, Duke narrowly edged out Nakagawa, securing victory by a hair's breadth in a testament to his tenacity and skill. Though Nakagawa fought valiantly, it was Duke who emerged triumphant in a contest that will be remembered for its intensity. Nakagawa V. Malakian - 09/12/2023 In a highly anticipated MMA clash, Kenneth Nakagawa squared off against Robert Malakian in a battle of contrasting styles and strategies. The opening round witnessed Nakagawa asserting his dominance with a display of calculated aggression and impeccable technique, leaving Malakian on the defensive. However, Malakian, undeterred by Nakagawa's initial onslaught, adapted his approach in the second round, gradually shifting the momentum of the fight in his favor. With strategic adjustments and unwavering determination, Malakian turned the tables on Nakagawa, seizing control of the match and mounting a formidable offense. Despite Nakagawa's resilience and relentless counterattacks, Malakian managed to hold his ground and secure a narrow victory by a hair's breadth in a testament to his resilience and tactical acumen. However, Nakagawa's performance left an indelible mark, showcasing his fighting spirit and refusal to concede defeat without a fierce struggle. Nakagawa V. Caldwell - 20/01/2024 In an intriguing matchup between the seasoned veteran Kenneth Nakagawa and the up-and-coming fighter Travis Caldwell, the fight unfolded with a mix of experience and youthful vigor. In the first round, Nakagawa showcased his veteran prowess, dominating the octagon with a calculated combination of striking and grappling, leaving Caldwell struggling to find an answer. As the second round commenced, Nakagawa's impatience became apparent. Eager to finish the fight quickly, he made a tactical error, allowing Caldwell to capitalize on the opportunity. Caldwell, displaying resilience and tactical awareness, managed to secure points by exploiting Nakagawa's momentary lapse in strategy. Heading into the third round, Caldwell held a slim lead in points. The junior fighter showcased his determination, utilizing evasive maneuvers and strategic strikes to maintain his advantage. Despite Nakagawa's efforts to stage a comeback, Caldwell secured the victory by a narrow margin, winning the match through a points decision. The bout served as a testament to the dynamic nature of MMA, where experience and skill can be challenged by the enthusiasm and strategic acumen of emerging talents like Travis Caldwell. External links 1. Little Okinawa 2. Mountain MMA 3. Bellicose MMA
  3. Explosive Action Unfolds at Bellicose MMA Event in Cypress Flats _______________ Price vs the Butcher Last night, the Sweathouse in Cypress Flats played host to an electrifying MMA event organized by Bellicose MMA, featuring intense matchups that kept the audience on the edge of their seats. One of the main attractions was the clash between Zhaire Price and Roy 'The Butcher' Mazza, a fight that ended in a clean knockout victory for Price. In an exclusive pre-fight interview, Zhaire Price revealed that his training camp leading up to the event had been exceptional, with SAFA champion Takenaka as his coach. When asked about his opponent, Roy 'The Butcher' Mazza, Price shrugged off any pre-fight banter, stating that he had never met Mazza but would soon face him in the octagon. As the tension escalated, Mazza confidently passed by, taunting Price with a menacing prediction. However, Price remained focused, expressing his determination to let his performance speak for itself in the cage. During the interview, Price also discussed his strategies and game plans for the fight, emphasizing his intention to dominate and showcasing his aggressive fighting style. The match unfolded as predicted, with Price securing a decisive victory, Event manager Derrick Chou praised Price's performance, highlighting his potential and natural comfort in the ring. Post-fight, Price attributed his success to his opponent's lack of preparation, citing the rookie status of Mazza. He capitalized on this vulnerability, employing a relentless offensive strategy that proved too much for 'The Butcher' to handle. Roy 'The Butcher' Mazza graciously acknowledged the defeat as a valuable lesson in his professional MMA journey. Determined to bounce back, Mazza expressed his availability for future fights, showcasing a resilient spirit despite the setback. _______________ Geisha vs Jad-ein Yong Unfortunately, the anticipated clash between Naoko 'Geisha' Mitsukuri and Ryeom 'Jad-eun Yong' Eui was canceled due to a car crash involving Mitsukuri. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family, hoping for a swift recovery. _______________ Kenny vs Rogov In a tumultuous matchup between Kenneth 'Kenny' Nakagawa and Michael Rogov, the fight concluded with a shocking technical knockout, leaving Rogov with a broken leg. The bout showcased the unpredictable nature of MMA, taking unexpected turns and keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. Nakagawa's victory was not without its challenges, as he initially struggled in the first round, resulting in a loss. However, the resilient fighter made a remarkable comeback in the second round, dominating his opponent with a display of skill and determination. The turning point occurred in a brutal performance in the round that followed. Nakagawa's aggressive strategy paid off, leading to the unfortunate injury sustained by Rogov—a broken leg that abruptly ended the fight. Post-fight, Michael Rogov gracefully acknowledged Nakagawa's prowess, recognizing him as a future champion. Despite the injury, Rogov praised Nakagawa's dominating performance in their previous encounter and admitted to focusing on rectifying his weaknesses leading up to this fight. Rogov acknowledged that, in the final round, Nakagawa's power proved insurmountable, resulting in the unfortunate leg injury he now faces. Rogov's words underscored the respect and recognition among fighters in the MMA community. Despite the setback, he expressed confidence in Nakagawa's potential and labeled him as an "unreal fighter" destined for the top of the MMA ranks. The aftermath of this intense battle leaves fans eagerly anticipating Nakagawa's future in the sport, as he continues to rise and make a lasting impression on the MMA scene. _______________ Bellicose MMA once again delivered an evening of unpredictable outcomes, reinforcing the sport's essence of resilience, skill, and unpredictability. As the fighters reflect on their performances, and fans eagerly await the next chapter, this event will undoubtedly be remembered as a thrilling showcase of MMA prowess and determination.
  4. WELCOME TO Mountain MMA is a gym and a MMA Team, located in Hawick, Los Santos. Founded by the Godfather of Los Santos MMA Garbon Meqvabishvili, training the best fighters in the state. WE offer mixed martial arts training for any level, from self-defense to Pro-Fighting, with Pro-Fighters teaching our students. Mountain MMA is currently oldest working gym in Los Santos and home of the most champions in the state from the names like Leonid Tukhachevsky, Catherine Tukhachevsky, Rafford Mann, Isaac Ryu, Ike Chambers, Naoko Mitsukuri, Ashton Winters, Jackson Hayes and many more honorable members like Nikos Karagiorgis, Elizabeth Lacroix, Adrian Martinez, Hunter White, Felix Stone, Elizabeth Ricci, Noah Jenkins, Sarah Byrne, Rimvydas Snariadov. Current roster of official Team Mountain MMA: Leonid Tukhachevsky (Head of the team and current Bellicose champion) Isaac Ryu (Former undefeated best pound for pound fighter and Bellicose champion) Jackson Hayes (Former King of the Ring and Bellicose champion) Eduardas Tyla (The current owner of Mountain MMA and head coach) Julian Esperanza Kenneth Nakagawa Ryeom Eui Naoko Mitsukuri (Former Queen of the Ring and Bellicose champion) Ramunas Baranauskas (Professional fighter coach) GET YOUR GYM PASS
  5. This thread will follow the development of Wesley Diaz, a professional Mixed Martial Artist from Vespucci. Current Professional Record: 13 wins, 6 losses, 1 no contest due to marijuana usage.
  6. [VIDEOS] LSI Sports: RECAP SAFA Fight Night 12/8/2023, $350,000 Semi Finalist Match Published & Produced by Scarlett Remington, 12/09/2023 Friday December 8th marked the nineth month of the San Andreas Fighting Association hosting another consecutive fight night, now featured at the SAFA Arena in Hawick. This week we saw two exhibition matches between new and distinguished faces in the MMA such as Jin Dae, Rhys Young, Arthur Jones, and Rimvydas Snariadov. The third match of the night consisted of two semi-finalists (out of 4) that are fighting for the $350,000 Grand Prize SAFA Knock Out Tournament which kicked off last week, featuring Xavien Burke versus Wesley Diaz. Did you miss the action last week? LSI Sports has you covered. Exhibition Match #1 - Jin Dae versus Rhys Young (( 20-30 seconds muted due to YouTube Copyright issues )) Exhibition Match #2 - Arthur Jones versus Rimvydas Snariadov Semi Finalist Match - 350K Knock Out Tournament - Xavien Burke versus Wesley Diaz LAST WEEK RECAP: Group Stages Knock Out Tournament (RERUN)
  7. Growing up in Liberty City, John always had a fascination with fighting. He started boxing at a young age, but eventually found his calling in MMA, quickly becoming one of the top fighters in the city. However, after a series of controversial fights and run-ins with the law, Johnny decided to leave his past behind and start fresh in Los Santos. With newfound determination and a hunger for redemption, he is ready to take on the ruthless world of Los Santos fighting and prove himself as one of the greatest MMA fighters in the city.
  8. [The Bellicose MMA Logo displays on-screen for three seconds.] [Rika Noguchi] "Good evening, everyone. Tonight we're here with the fan favorite, Rosalia." [Rika Noguchi] "Rosalia, congratulations on your recent victories after a challenging losing streak! How did it feel to finally get those wins and turn the tide in your career?" [Rosalia Avalos] Thank you! Y'know, it felt li' super alleviatin' after the past matches I've had and all the trainin' I been through in the past weeks. [Rosalia Avalos] I was on cloud nine y'could say 'cus I been workin' so hard to get on track and to deliver summin' exciting for the fans and to finally break through that rough streak of losses. [Rosalia Avalos] But I'm grateful for all the experience I've gathered so far. Yeah, I had a rough start but it really kept me on the ground and it fueled my motivation to keep training so I'd get better in the ring. [Rosalia Avalos seems excited as she speaks with almost sparkling eyes. She's using a fair amount of hand movements to get her message across.] [Rika Noguchi] And deliver you did— but many supporters said they could see your first win on the horizon after your revised training routine. To them, their support has finally paid off. [Rika Noguchi] Your journey in MMA has been marked by perseverance and determination. Can you share the mindset and strategies that helped you bounce back from seven consecutive losses and secure these impressive victories? [Rosalia Avalos] Y'know as corny as it is, it all comes down to believin' in yourself.. it really does. How you gon' step in the ring that day and prove to everyone that this is /your/ thing if you can't deliver that in an honest way? [Rosalia Avalos] Believe me when I say it was rough in the beginning and I been on the verges of quittin' too. [Rosalia Avalos] But 'den at the same time? It gave me the power to step up again 'n make somethin' out of it.. /this/ is what I wanna do and I'll go all the way to reach my goals. [Rosalia Avalos] Love yourself, you're all you got in this world to get further in life 'n nobody else gon' do it for you. [Rosalia Avalos chuckles a bit after saying so.] [Rosalia Avalos] Call me corny but I'm a firm believer 'o that! [Rosalia Avalos] And not to forget, I got a good coach who knows how to push me durin' trainin'. [Rika Noguchi says] On that note, you've officially signed to Bellicose recently. [Rika Noguchi] Signing a new contract and potentially heading towards stardom must be an exciting milestone in your career. How do you envision this new chapter unfolding, and what are your goals and aspirations moving forward? [Rosalia Avalos] Trainin'.. lots of trainin'. I still got a long way to go considerin' the powerful women that will be my opponents in the ring. I'm real excited to learn more and develop my own style to eventually juss' kick ass in the ring li' it ain't no thing. [Rosalia Avalos] Y'could guess my end goal.. to get that belt y'know? I dream of that and I use it as my ultimate motivation work on on myself 'n my skills in the ring. [Rosalia Avalos] I really wanna deliver to my fans, show LS that us women in Bellicose can f'sure kick ass. [Rosalia Avalos straightens her back, tilting her head to the side for a second to stay comfortable in her seat as she lets Rika speak again.] [Rika Noguchi] And finally, as a female MMA fighter, you're breaking barriers and inspiring many aspiring athletes. [Rika Noguchi] How do you feel about being a role model for young women who aspire to succeed in combat sports, and what message would you like to share with them? [Rosalia Avalos] Look at all the women we have in Bellicose so far, it's amazing to see 'em peak in what they do 'n it's part of why I love bein' wid' Bellicose.. I hope it inspires other women to go after what they love to do 'n make the most of themselves in life. [Rosalia Avalos] Even for 'em to join us or juss' if they need that lil push in life to step into the gym or work on a healthier lifestyle. [Rosalia Avalos] As for myself? It's a bit unreal to be called one for young women y'know? I'm still young myself 'n I look up to others in the league as well, for their strength and skills.. so to be called one myself? It definitely motivates me to set an example. [Rika Noguchi]: Thank you so much for joining us this evening, Rosalia. Should we expect to see you fighting at the next Rockford Dome event? [Rosalia Avalos] I'm down, I'll never skip out on a fight if I'm lined up for one. Hope to see you all at my next fight! [Rosalia Avalos does a peace sign with a grin on her face for the end of the interview.] [An advert for new fighters, commentators, and referees alike is previewed at the end of the video. ((FORUM PM))]
  9. SAFA Charity Fight Night & Ursus MMA Fight Night Recap: June 9th, June 16th Published by Scarlett Remington, 06/19/2023 Photography by Shun Nakamura, 06/09/2023, 06/16/2023 June 9th, Vespucci Sports Charity Fight Night - Full Gallery Link (Click Here) Starting with last week's knockout Charity event, SAFA’s first “Celebrity Cage Match”. The final event on the night's line-up, was ex-senator and casino mogul “Edgars Gudlevkskis” against his opponent, one of the city's top influencers, DJ Doux. For me it was incredibly unexpected, coming out of the left field, as it were. Before we could see this fight, however, there were two under-cards and a main event on SAFA’s weekly Fight Night. As usual we saw rookie amateurs and long time hobbyists well known at SAFA go head to head against each other. With four fights on the night's line up, I was in for a good show. Especially seeing as SAFA’s new host, Barry Dunn, returned to bring an air of showmanship to the combat event series. This week Adam Kaminski returned as referee, while his wife Noelle was among the judges panel, accompanied by experts Endymion Atlas, and Damian Samaras. Showing the promotions dedication to providing the best events possible, there was once again a bar catered by The Blue Lion. As well as betting available through pyramid-virtual.com, Pyramid Sports Betting. In the first fight, we were to see two rookies, Jaythan “The Javanese Juggernaut” Glediansyah, and Cody Hewitt. However it seemed a last minute drop out resulted in Jaythan needing replacement, seemingly he got cold feet which unfortunately also seems to happen a lot more than you’d think. Cody Hewitt, was apparently already replacing someone. Luckily, after a moment, we were blessed with Danijel “Munja” Aleksic in the octagon. Danijel is no rookie, and is well known around SAFA as a stiff competitor and skilled kickboxer. The first round started with both fighters testing each other's abilities, really taking it slow and trying to find an opening. Aleksic was a bit more aggressive than his opponent but Hewitt highlighted some great defensive tactics. At the end of the round Hewitt was looking steadily ahead, and after a brief moment we got right into round two. The second round was quick and full of furious strikes. Though rocked by the last round, Aleksic took a slow start in the second round. Hewitt, maintaining momentum, K.O’d his opponent in swift fashion with a stiff right hook. This meant Hewitt was walking away with his first SAFA victory under his belt. And while Aleksic didn’t show out the best tonight, he’s still without a doubt a name to look for on any fight card. Next up we have an Ex-Navy sailor from Portland, Oregon, Takenaka Kido. His opponent, Chechen warrior Malik Varayev is a known factor in the competition, a skilled wrestler. This is another rookie versus established amateur fight, though definitely not your average rookie, Kido’s Navy background lends him some credibility going into the sport. The Navy is renowned for their own fighting competitions, the most popular among servicemen and women being boxing. This led me to be pretty excited to see this fight, no longer are we seeing the average street brawler that you might come across at other promotions, the overall skill level at the competition is clearly on the rise. Heading into round one we see Takanaka start off defensively, he doesn’t want this wrestler to get him on his back. Likewise Varayev is careful of Takanaka’s takedown technique, he tries to strike from range and put Takanaka off balance. Takanaka keeps his cool and Varayev reaches the end of his tank and slows down at the end of the round, allowing Takanaka to score a takedown before the bell. Round two starts off in a furious exchange of combo’s from each side, though neither fighter can afford to keep that up. Takanaka creates some distance, Varayev pursues but is hammered by counter strikes as he tries to land hits on his opponent until finally one lands square on his cap and sends him tumbling to the mat unconscious. Takanaka takes the action packed bout with a spectacular knockout. In the last match before the charity event, the night's official Main Event, a five round fight between BJJ and Krav Maga technician Frank “Gyrene” Raynor and challenger Alexander Castillo, a SAFA newcomer. Though as we’ve seen from Zack Lucero’s debut, being a rookie doesn’t mean much because the team at SAFA clearly works hard to put people of similar skill levels in the ring together. Who knows where they found this newcomer, but if they gave him a main event I have no doubt that it’s going to be a show worth watching. The first of five rounds kicked off, right away the two are showing their skill and calculativeness as they probe one another for openings. They start off by trying to gain a few points, and seeing where they can completely overcome their opponents. Castillo finds his opening and drills into the opposition's defense. Round one ended with Castillo appearing a bit ahead, though it was still anyone’s match. The second round Castillo took the same approach, though this time Gyrene’s defense holds firm and he counters sternly, scoring a knockdown on his opponent in turn. The third round Castillo changed gears slightly, his fancy footwork and aggressive striking breaking through Gyrene’s defense in awe inspiring fashion. The fourth round was over incredibly fast, Castillo knocked out his opponent with a hard midsection shot. He was really working Gyrene’s abs this fight and it took the toll in the end, resulting in a hand raise for Castillo. First to be introduced in SAFA’s first Celebrity Cage Match, Edgars Gudlevskis, owner of acclaimed Pyramid Sports Bets. Of Latvian origin, Edgars is a well known businessman and politician in Los Santos, and is not someone I expected to see in the ring even if I had heard he was a fan of the sport. His opponent, frenchman and local music industry legend, Julian “Doux” Lebeau of AKAN Records, is also an MMA fan though similarly I am surprised to see him fighting here tonight. The winner's chosen charity will be taking home a healthy donation. As they make their way to the ring both men look excited, and well prepared. Neither of them has an air of nervousness about them, and it sounds like they’ve both been training hard for this moment. Round one starts and Doux comes out swinging on Edgars, who takes a rough looking punch to the face. Wasting no time however, Edgars strikes back with a right hook and clips Doux. They spend a second locked in a clinch, sending blows while grappling, then break apart and go straight back into throwing combos. The first round is extremely high octane, and both show skill as they deftly slip and counter strike each other's jabs. Doux maintains a slim points lead going into round two, he goes in on the bell extremely fast just like the first round, but this time Edgars slips and counter strikes. Doux takes the sign and changes up his strategy, both fighters take a slower approach trying to score points where they can without taking any hits themselves, but this mostly falls off as each exchange sees both fighters take a number of strikes from the others combo. The second round ends and Edgars has brought the score back neck and neck going into the final round. In the final round Edgars takes on a fully defensive strategy, purposefully staying on the back foot as Doux aggressively strikes in an attempt to punch right through Edgars’ guard. The crowd goes wild with cheers and jeers as the Referee gets between the fighters, Doux clearly out of breath and rocked. Both competitors showed grace and respect at the end of the fight, and took a moment to shout out their selected charities and announce an increase of donations, bringing the total dedication of this charity event to $400,000. All in all it was a truly spectacular event, the city should not sleep on any future SAFA events or you might miss out on a really great show. Plus with music from DJ Dano, and alcohol provided courtesy of The Blue Lion, makes the event a truly unique experience where you can get a good drink and watch an entertaining show. June 16th, Ursus MMA Fight Night - Full Gallery Link (Click Here) On to this week's event, where we saw more locals going head to head for the chance to be known as San Andreas’ best fighter. While we didn’t have a spectacle like the Celebrity Cage Match to look forward to tonight, we did have an entirely different treat. SAFA’s first ever female fight card, showing that the promotion only continues to grow. Another sign of the company's growth is that this event marks the move to 4 fight cards per night, expanding to 3 undercards and a main event. It was another amazing night with high energy host Barry Dunn, DJ Dano on the mix decks, Noelle Kaminska as Referee tonight and on the judges panel, Damian Samaras, Jackson Hayes, and Endymion Atlas. The first fight was the women's card, where we saw Amélie Lévesque face off against her opponent, Cleopatra Klaproth. Amélie is apparently a fighter from Montreal, a BJJ expert, and is known for cutting a path through the Bellicose circuit and dominating the competition. Cleopatra on the other hand, a Hawick local and self-proclaimed street fighter. Given the match ups we’ve seen at SAFA in the past I’m reluctant to count her out despite facing a decisively more ‘professional’ and technical opponent. Round one kicked off with a flurry of strikes from both sides. Each highlighting footwork, defense and counter striking. Watching the first round it was a lot closer than one might expect, in the end it was hard to determine if either had gained a lead and both women scored a knockdown. This seemingly put both fighters on notice as they both panicked to try and switch up their techniques several times in round two. Cleopatra however scored a knockdown and came up looking ahead on the fight cards at the end of the round. A bit more adjustment from Amélie in the third round, and perhaps a bit of exhaustion on Cleopatra’s side, meant that Amélie could score a final knockdown of her own before the clock ran out. After a moment of waiting for the Ref to consult the judges, a split decision had two judges scoring the fight as a draw. Though one judge, Jackson Hayes, scored 23-24, in favor of Klaproth. With the fight finished, Amélie Lévesque expressed disdain with having a draw on her record and loudly challenged Cleopatra to a rematch down the line, to which she happily accepted. In the second fight we saw Malik Varayev return to face off against Kendrick “Scarface” Robinson. Varayev, SAFA’s Chechen Warrior, is coming off a defeat last week and is clearly eager to show that he isn’t someone to count out. He’s training, and he’s after those main liners heads. His opponent, on the other hand, is coming off the back of a win in his debut match up, and is no doubt feeling confident in his ability to compete. This fight was quite the doozy, and it was over in a flash! Malik dominated his opponent in the first round, scoring a knockdown. The second round didn’t last much longer, Malik taking Scarface down and forcing a submission via a stunning rear naked choke, in what I believe is SAFA’s first submission finisher. As for the third fight of the night, we saw two sparring partners, Zack “The Spitfire” Lucero and Cody Hewitt go head to head. Zack, with one loss, zero wins, and Cody with the opposite record. The first two rounds were striking heavy, and mostly high action. Whereas by the end of the third round both fighters were slowly targeting one another, trying to run out the bell and win by the grace of the judges scores. This tactic paid off for Lucero, who was unanimously declared victor by the judges score. The final fight of the night was SAFA super star, Sam Morris, against Alexander Castillo. Both have proven to be some of the toughest competitors the state has ever seen. Castillo is a LS county Deputy and a Kickboxing aficionado. As for his opponent, Morris is a long time hobbyist and student of VS MMA, a wrestling and boxing knockout. The event kicks off and Morris puts on the heat against Castillo. They take four rounds, but Castillo struggles to keep up on the scorecards, he takes a knockdown in round three but gets knocked out in round four. It’s clear as one of SAFA’s best, Morris is striving to improve, and eventually challenge Yang for a rematch. Yang is without debate at the top of the MMA circuit at the moment, boasting an undefeated record in SAFA. But with that another show stopping smackdown of an event comes to an end, and I can honestly say it remains as one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a Friday night in Los Santos.
  10. Bellicose MMA Fights Showcasing Female and Male Warriors Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has emerged within San Andreas one of the most electrifying and inclusive combat sports of our time. In a recent event that captivated audiences worldwide, an exhilarating night of MMA fights showcased the prowess of female fighters, while the other took center stage with male warriors. This MMA event happened last Friday evening, June 2nd, 2023. A Display of Skill, Power, and Tenacity Amélie Lévesque vs Pamala De'Leon The anticipation and excitement were palpable as two highly skilled female fighters stepped into the octagon. The bout was a testament to the growing popularity of women's MMA and the exceptional talent possessed by these athletes. With lightning-fast strikes, impeccable grappling techniques, and an unwavering resolve, these women showcased the depth of their abilities. Both fighters entered the arena with determination etched on their faces, ready to prove their mettle. Throughout the match, the combatants exchanged a relentless barrage of strikes, demonstrating their technical proficiency and resilience. The crowd erupted with each impactful blow, applauding the skill and toughness displayed by these awe-inspiring women. What made this fight even more extraordinary was the mutual respect and camaraderie between the competitors. While they fiercely battled inside the octagon, their sportsmanship was evident, as they embraced after the final bell rang, showing the true essence of MMA. Lévesque’s game plan was rather basic, she said. She is a primarily Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter with a third degree brown belt. De’Leon knew this. Lévesque said De’Leon is an aggressive fighter and Lévesque took that to her advantage. She was able to land a high kick which made De’Leon rather dizzy, throughout the fights. Lévesque then says the event was organized very well by Bellicose MMA. The DJ, Security and commentary was excellent, she said. She also thanked De’Leon afterwards for the competition. This fight meant a lot to Lévesque, debuting in The Dome, in front of so many people. Main Event: Male Warriors Leave It All in the Octagon Joseph Yang vs Didac Fraga As the atmosphere reached a fever pitch, the spotlight shifted to the main event—an epic clash between two male warriors. The anticipation for this fight was off the charts, with fans eagerly awaiting the showcase of technical brilliance, sheer power, and unwavering determination that characterize elite-level MMA. Yang and Fraga, known for their dominant presence in the MMA world, stood face to face, eyeing each other with unwavering focus. The crowd erupted with a deafening roar, creating an electrifying atmosphere that sent shivers down the spines of everyone in attendance. From the moment the fight began, it was clear that these warriors were willing to push themselves to the limit. Thunderous strikes and calculated take downs reverberated throughout the arena, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats. Yang noticed the way Fraga moved in the first round and because of that he knew what to do, to beat Fraga. Yang expected more from Fraga. He said it was one of his easiest fights. Yang already said at the press conference “I’m not gonna drop a single round”. Round after round, the combatants showcased their versatility, transitioning seamlessly between various martial arts disciplines. Yang had a very good start to round one, where Fraga had to take a few hard blows. Fraga was close to coming back in the second round, until Yang hit Fraga straight in the stomach with a front kick. It was hard to breathe for Fraga, and Yang ended this main fight in a 3 - 0. Ernest Ochoa (left) vs Michael Rogov (right) ending in a 0-2 for Rogov Conclusion: A Historic Night for MMA The event featuring both female and male MMA fights marked a significant milestone in the sport's evolution. It shattered gender barriers and emphasized that skill, technique, and determination know no bounds when it comes to fighting in the octagon. The fights showcased the raw power, incredible technique, and unwavering determination that make MMA Comments are ENABLED for this article. Username: Comment: Article brought to you by
  11. "SAFA Fight Night: Ursus MMA - 05/26/2023 Results" Written by Charlie Roberts, May 26 2023 Published by Scarlett Remington Photography by Shun Nakamura (pictured: Fight #3, MORRIS vs. YANG) On May 26th the San Andreas Fighting Association hosted another Amateur Fight Night series at one of their partner gyms featuring talent from returning (and new) fighters: Patrick Stone, Ashad Curry, Michael Rosales, Ignacio Salazar, Sam Morris, and Joseph Yang. This event brought us a better perspective on returning fighters Michael Rosales, Ignacio Salazar, Joseph Yang, and the up and coming talent of Sam Morris. Last week, Morris and Rosales went head to head with an impressive 3 - 0 win by KO by Morris. Rosales on the other hand made an incredible come back with his performance tonight facing against Salazar: 2 - 0. Morris took a loss to Joseph Yang, 0 - 4. For some extra on last weeks Fight Night, check out Sports Talk with John Lopez (click here). SAFA Amateur Fight Night Results Patrick Stone (2) vs. Ashad Curry (1) RESULT: 2 - 0, STONE - WINNER BY KNOCKOUT Michael Rosales (2) vs. Ignacio Salazar (0) RESULT: 2 - 0, ROSALES - WINNER BY KNOCKOUT Sam Morris (0) vs. Joseph Yang (4) RESULT: 0 - 4, YANG - WINNER BY KNOCKOUT Gallery #1: Click Here Gallery #2: Click Here Reference to Sports Talk with John Lopez is not affiliated with the Los Santos Insider. All content, footage, and audio on the directed URL is their property.
  12. "SAFA Fight Night: Hosted at Vespucci Sports - 05/19/2023 Results" Written by Charlie Roberts, May 19 2023 Photography by Shun Nakamura, On May 19th, 2023 the San Andreas Fighting Association hosted another one of their up and rising, and now popular, Fight Nights which features rising and already established fighters within Los Santos, and across the State of San Andreas. By far one of their most anticipated events, it was also the highest turn out in terms of fan attendance - almost tripling the usual amount of spectators: so much so, they ran out of seats.. which was no problem for the fight enthusiasts. SAFA's Partner, Pyramid Bets, reported a record amount of bets specifically for the event: outdoing any other type of bet typically placed on a day-to-day basis. This event showcased the likes of Malik Varayev, Aleksander Vujovic, Zack Lucero, Danijel Aleksic, and for the Main Card: Sam Morris vs. Michael Rosales. This event sure had some excitement but sudden action outside the ring when a brawl transpired at the DJ Booth where popular DJ Valerio Giodano was posted to roll entry songs for each fighter. The San Andreas Fighting Associations newly formed (and private) Security Team pictured above worked swiftly to subdue the brawlers, with support from the San Andreas Sheriff Deputies also in attendance. The brawlers were quickly ejected, and the event continued on. SAFA Amateur Fight Night Results FULL GALLERY LINK: Click Here (Photography by LSI, Shun Nakamura) Malik Varayev (2) vs. Aleksandar Vujovic (0) RESULT: 2 - 0, VARAYEV - WINNER BY TKO Zack Lucero (2) vs. Danijel Aleksic (0) RESULT: 2 - 0, LUCERO - WINNER BY TKO MAIN CARD Sam Morris (3) vs. Michael Rosales (0) RESULT: 3 - 0, MORRIS - WINNER BY TKO
  13. "SAFA Fight Night, Hosted At Ursus MMA Gym - Results" Written by Charlie Roberts, May 13 2023 Published by Scarlett Remington, May 13 2023 (pictured: Fight #3 at Ursus MMA) On May 12th the San Andreas Fighting Association returns for yet another Fight Night, showcasing the most balanced line up of fighters to date. From growing talent to returning talent the night saw the likes of Ernest 'Torito' Ochoa, Michael Rosales, Sam Morris, Igancio 'Nacho' Salazar, Tiho Popovic, and a returning MMA veteran to the scene: Frank "Gyrene" Raynor. Not only did this event provide excitement for fight enthusiasts, but also gave SAFA the chance to work with one of their newest partnership gyms under the fighting association's flag, Ursus MMA, located near Del Perro which has under gone major renovations to start hosting fights in rotation with other gyms that have (and are expected to) work directly with the San Andreas Fighting Association. SAFA Amateur Fight Night Results Ernest 'Torito' Ochoa (1) vs. Michael Rosales (2) RESULT: 1 - 2, ROSALES - WINNER BY KNOCKOUT Sam Morris (2) vs. Igancio 'Nacho' Salazar (1) RESULT: 2 - 1, MORRIS - WINNER BY KNOCKOUT Frank 'Gyrene' Raynor (0) vs. Tiho Popovic (3) RESULT: 0 - 3, POPOVIC - WINNER BY KNOCKOUT
  14. San Andreas Fighting Association Returns: Amateur Fight Nights Written by Charlie Roberts, April 29 2023 Published by Scarlett Remington, April 29 2023 (pictured: Official SAFA Judges lined up at the spectators desk, ready to begin the matchups) The San Andreas Fighting Association, shortened to SAFA, has returned after a temporary break to allow fighters to rest and train for the next series of events. If unfamiliar, the SAFA hosts several fighting events every month at Vespucci Sports, leading up to an All Weight Championship Title. For a refresher, Leslie "Riverboy" Gunnel won the first ever "SAFA Amateur All Weight Rumble" championship on March 31st, 2023 becoming $160,000 richer - taking the MMA fighting scene by storm as an up and coming talent. To look back you can view our previous article on the Championship by clicking here. Tonight's Fight Night showcased some of the fastest growing names in the industry, such as Alexander Barbaro, Wade Diaz, Travis Borden, Joseph Yang, Sam Morris, and Sonny Burton. One of many events this month to showcase and revive the MMA scene in Los Santos, being another successful month for the San Andreas Fighting Association - let us anticipate what they have to bring to the table this time. Growing talent, rising stars, never a dull moment fighting action, and a thrive and compete as one of the best MMA entertainment organizations in San Andreas. FIGHT RESULTS, APRIL 29 2023 Alexander Barbaro (1) vs. Wade Diaz (2) RESULT: 2 - 1, DIAZ - WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION Travis "Grumpy" Borden (0) vs. Joseph Yang (2) RESULT: 0 - 2, YANG - WINNER BY KNOCKOUT Sam Morris (0) vs. Sonny Burton (2) RESULT: 0 - 2, BURTON - WINNER BY KNOCKOUT
  15. SAFA First Amateur All Weight Champion: RIVERBOY takes the win! [Gallery/Results] Written by Scarlett Remington, April 1st 2023 Photography by Kate Park, March 31st 2023 (Pictured: Leslie "Riverboy" Gunnell, SAFA's First Amateur All Weight Rumble Champion) On March 31st, the San Andreas Fighting Association hosted their Finale of the first SAFA Amateur Series. Through three events that built up to this final moment of competition, the main card fight became the most anticipated fight of the year so far between Leslie "Riverboy" Gunnell, and Louvell "Fantome" Cevon. The two have fought through several fights throughout the SAFA's series, which has led them to compete for the Grand Prize Pool of $160,000 USD. The event featured other fighters such as Lucas "LEEZ" Yang, Jackie "THE BULL" Sassano, Frank "GYRENE" Raynor, and Tomas "GUZ" Guzman. The event saw a large crowd and anticipation to support their fighter of choice. Fans and spectators chanted, screamed, and cheered on their pick - some being disappointed, while some thrilled at their victories. After a successful event, the winner of the SAFA Amateur Series saw Leslie "Riverboy" Gunnell come out on top, winning a total of $160,000 - despite suffering injuries that had him transported to a nearby hospital. Riverboy becomes the first ever SAFA First Amateur All Weight Rumble Champion. (Pictured: Gunnell and Cevon in the cage, during Round 2) FIGHT RESULTS Lucas "LEEZ" Yang (2) vs. Jackie "THE BULL" Sassano (0) Result: 2 - 0, Winner by Knockout Frank "GYRENE" Raynor (1) vs. Tomas "GUZ" Guzman (2) Result: 1 - 2, Winner by Knockout MAIN EVENT: Louvell "FANTOME" Cevon (0) vs. Leslie "RIVERBOY" Gunnell (3) Result: 0 - 3, Winner by Knockout GALLERY Gallery Link Photos by Kate Park
  16. "[Opinion] Gallery: SAFA Amateur Bout at Vespucci Sports (Results)" Written by Scarlett Remington, March 17th 2023 March 17th, the San Andreas Fighting Association hosted another series of their up and coming events hosted at the Vespucci Sports Gym. The event brought new faces into the MMA scene, while providing endless entertainment for the spectators. Multiple knockouts, medical requests, and heated MMA action brought all attending fighting enthusiast a sense of anticipation, even matchups, and spectacular performances from each fighter. Tonight's lineup featured well known and newer up-and-coming fighters in the MMA such as: Frank "Gyrene" Raynor, Scott "The Berserker" Hughes, Nathan "Empanada" Nevarez, Daniel "The Little Dragon" Ryu, Timetric "Ashura" Powell, Nicolas "Silverhand" Drake, Tyler "The Wicked" Wick, and Dexter "The Dangerous" Burton. Fight Results & Galleries These images are free to use, without copyright. All fighters or other individuals may use at their own convenience. Frank "Gyrene" Raynor" (2) vs. Scott "The Beserker" Hughes (0) #1 Results: 2 - 0 • Gallery Link: Click Here _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Nathan "Empanada" Nevarez (2) vs. Daniel "The Little Dragon" Ryu (1) #2 Results: 2 - 1 • Gallery Link: Click Here _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Timetric "Ashura" Powell (2) vs. Nicolas "Silverhand" Drake (0) #3 Results: 2 - 0 • Gallery Link: Click Here _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Tyler "The Wicked" Wick (0) vs. Dexter "The Dangerous" Burton (2) #3 Results: 0 - 2 • Gallery Link: Click Here
  17. Starting this thread in the hopes of finding like-minded people with a shared love for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, to talk about UFC and Bellator specifically, but other organizations are welcome to be mentioned as well!
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    no (more) guchi

    loosely follow the events of Los Santos denizen, Rika 'Guchi' Noguchi, a college-dropout turned MMA rookie, who is intent on pumping life back into a dead scene. updated whenever attempted manga format ⛩️
  19. AIN'T NOTHING SMOOTHER THEN A HOOVER. QUINCEY HECTOR COLEMAN 25/07/1997 (23 Y/O) 5'10'' | 198lbs Quincey Hector Coleman, also known as "QC" was born on the 25th of July 1997 in Pillbox Hospital, Los Santos. For the entirety of his life he has lived in Chamberlain Hills on Crystal Heights, also known as Eight Tray. By the age of 12 Quincey was serving crack and heroin on the block, this quickly spiralled out of control and soon enough Quincey was a stone-cold killer; unable to even feel remorse. He was left blind in his left eye after being slashed across the face with a 15'' blade during a brawl after stabbing a rival gang member in the chest. On the 9th of November 2015, Quincey and his younger cousin Taylor Wallace robbed a gas station at gun point. The police quickly responded and the duo was arrested, Quincey was sentenced to 5 years in prison where he was recruited to the black car and spent the majority of his time working out in the yard and getting into brawls, trying to secure himself notoriety as a young Hoover crim. Following Quincey's release from prison in early 2021, he was promoted to an OTG by high ranking members of the gang, and he started working at Vespucci Sports as a trainer. During this time Quincey spent numerous hours everyday training to become a professional MMA fighter, whilst holding down the set.
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  22. MMA Fighter - Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills from a mixture of other combat sports to be used in competition. The rules allow usage of both striking and grappling techniques while standing and on the ground. Money Maker - A person or thing that earns a lot of money. Trusty Friend - A person you can depend on to look out for you and help you get things done. Coach - A coach is someone who trains a person or team of people in a particular sport. This thread will follow the story of Benjamin Corretti and the Campese Crew following the Conti Crime Family.
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    Deon DeFeo

    Deon "Cronus" De Feo Height/Weight: 6'5'' / 120kg Body reference: JJ Watt (Click) Amateur Record: 7-0-0 (Boxing) Deon De Feo was born on the 12th of June 1999 at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI. His parents, Rita and Angelo De Feo where both second generation Italian-Americans, his father's brother was a well-respected mademan in the Detroit Partnership and himself was an accountant. Deon is oblivious to whether or not his father was involved with the mob, however was normalized to the mob life as a child; the chances are his father was a part of the mob. The De Feo family was a wealthy family, two generations of mobsters either dead or in jail did have it's benefits. Deon grew up financially stable and happy, in school he was on the honour roll for multiple years and graduated high school with a 4.73 GPA. By the age of 15 Deon was 6'0'' and weighed 75kg, he was quickly recruited onto his high school football team as a linebacker but as he trained with his team and in the gym he eventually transferred to tight end, this was around the same time he began boxing at his father's cousins gym in Metro Detroit. By 17 Deon was the high school star, he was 6'2'' and weighed 88kg of majority muscle, he was gaining a lot of attention from college football scouts however deep down always preferred boxing. After graduation, when it came time to pick a college, he freaked out and decided not to go to and instead try and further his boxing career, much at the disappointment of his family. He continued to fight amateur boxing and by the time he was 18.5 years old he had an amateur record of 5-0, after coming to a realization whilst watching the UFC he started attending an MMA gym as well as boxing, he started to train kickboxing, capoeira and BJJ and within two years was statistically the best in each of his individual classes. Deon moved to Los Santos and enrolled at ULSA where he majors in history, around this time he also met Richard Balistrieri who saw promise in him as a fighter and began to train him; also giving him a personal job. Today, Deon is fighting under Sweathouse and aims at being the biggest name at Bellicose. He has big plans for the future, however regardless his future is destined for success should things continue the way they have gone for him his entire life. Deon grew through naivety at a very young age, despite protection from his family he was seen as a target due to the importance of both his father and his uncle. This is a major factor in Deon's mentality, mixed with egotism and pride Deon tends to think he is the Titan he humbly named himself after; Cronus. Cronus was a fearless Greek titan, son of Uranus and Gaia the mother and father of the earth and sky. Cronus saw his vulnerabilities at a young age and so castrated his father and thus creating mankind. He claimed the universe and became king of the gods through deception and force, and when his godly children where born he ate each individual one despite Zeus, who was hidden from Cronus by Rhea, his sister and consort. Eventually, Zeus returned and defeated Cronus, claiming the seat for himself. In some mythology Cronus is considered the father of snakes, Deon sees himself as a two-faced snake just as much as he sees himself as a Titan, and worryingly draws a significant amount of mental power from his constructs.
  24. The mixed martial arts (MMA) scene in Los Santos A brief yet comprehensive view at the MMA combat sport world in Los Santos today, for those who love the sport and find it to be more than just cage fighting or a pointless bashing of one another. By KAELYN DOYLE At the moment, the way aspiring fighters rise to the top of the food chain is by joining one of the local gyms in Los Santos, that feature a sparring cage and an affiliation with a fights promotion company. Currently, there are a number of such gyms. However, there's only a few fight promotion companies around, one being Bellicose MMA. Managed by Frank Palma, Bellicose MMA is a governing body of MMA in Los Santos. Bellicose fights are held at The Rockford Dome. The local gyms that are throughout Los Santos, scout their fighters then train them in preparation for in-house events, or massive Bellicose bouts at The Rockford Dome. Bellicose MMA logo (left), The Rockford Dome (right) Bellicose itself doesn't sign any fighters, the fighters are signed by the gyms. Bellicose only acts as an MMA promotion company, based in Los Santos. Unlike other MMA companies, weight divisions don't play a huge role in organizing fights between the fighters at Bellicose. Giovanni Delvecchio, manager of Sweathouse Gym in Cypress Flats, Los Santos, who also works with Frank Palma at Bellicose, says "We don't have any official weight classes as of right now, however, the fights tend to be organized after size. It's all about the show, and for a good show, you need an evenly matched fight. The cage at Sweathouse Gym in Cypress Flats, Los Santos. The gyms scout for potential fighters and work on their training. When asked about what does it take to fight at The Rockford Dome, more specifically, "What distinguishes a possible fighting champion and an average sparring partner?" Giovanni Delvecchio responded with "You watch them. I scout, watch a lot of fights and you quickly get the sense of what is talent and what is luck. Anyone can win one random round, but consistency... and let me tell ya, professionalism... the amount of people who want to be fighters, but put no effort towards it? Nobodies, and they stay that way". Giovanni Delvecchio, manager of Sweathouse Gym in Cypress Flats, Los Santos. Also, the fighters have to stick to a training routine and a healthier lifestyle, which some may consider a restrictive lifestyle. However, fighters should be avoiding alcohol and narcotics at all costs, and Giovanni Delvecchio hates to see a talented fighter waste their potential by ruining their health. The current MMA "Champion" titleholder is Levan "Lion" Botkoveli, who defeated the 42-year-old fighter, Sala "The Maestro" Bolo on the 15th of April at The Rockford Dome, on a Fight Night Bellicose event. The fight was unpredictable up until the final round. Both fighters won a round each, however, the final third round ended with a knockout win for Levan Botkoveli. Sala Bolo (left), Levan Botkoveli (right) Leading up to a fight, fighters may cut weight in order to gain a size advantage over their opponent. Heavier fighters with more strength may choose to cut weight and fight with a lower weight class opponent, this gives them a considerable amount of strength and knockout power advantage over their opponent. However, weight cutting is usually done very quickly over the course of the few days that lead up to a fight, which may sometimes be damaging to a fighter's physical and mental health. This involves dehydrating the body as much as possible in preparation for an upcoming bout. Fighters will then rehydrate themselves back to a weight that still matches their opponent's weight class. Fighters may use saunas to dehydrate their body and shed as much water weight as possible by sweating. Other fighters may push themselves harder at the gym, correcting their previous mistakes and honing their skills, leading up to a fight. While some may even rest and recover from a previous fight. In any case, Giovanni ensures that none of his fighters spar at the gym on the day of the fights to avoid fighters from straining themselves, or just in case a serious injury happens right before the events. Speaking of events. An upcoming in-house event at Sweathouse Gym will feature fighters such as Danny "Kamikaze" Okimoto, the previous winner of the last bout at Sweathouse. Danny will be fighting on the main card against Mika. The undercard fights will feature both men and women, with the men's undercard bout being Danilo Carangelo versus Reece Turner, and the undercard women's bout being between Ziggy and Natia Noroshia. The event is set to be on Thursday, the 20th. The doors to the gym are expected to open at 7 PM, with the fights beginning shortly after that, most likely beginning with the undercards. The fights have been confirmed, but may be subjected to change if the fighters were under a special circumstance. > Comments are enabled Username: Comment:
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