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From no interest in fighting to undefeated, Joey Elzea looks to improve to 5-0 at Destiny MMA on June 23 Interviews MMA News 

From no interest in fighting to undefeated, Joey Elzea looks to improve to 5-0 at Destiny MMA on June 23

Seven years ago, Joey Elzea had no intention of fighting. It was nowhere near his radar. He was just a typical 21-year-old, except he was overweight. Elzea was also bored with his workout routine so his mom, who was working at a fitness studio at the time, told him about one of the employees who was a professional fighter and... Read More
From Veterinary school to the cage, Taylor Thompson is all in Interviews MMA News 

From Veterinary school to the cage, Taylor Thompson is all in

There is often a class or a teacher, that in the long run of someone’s career, they can look back upon and realize that that person’s guidance was what started them on their career path and ignited their passion. Sometimes it is recognized immediately, often times it is reflected upon much later. For Taylor Thompson, it was definitely later, actually several years... Read More
Tycen Lynn discusses going from burnt out on Tae Kwon Do to facing Louis Smolka on June 23 Interviews MMA News 

Tycen Lynn discusses going from burnt out on Tae Kwon Do to facing Louis Smolka on June 23

Tycen Lynn has been a martial artist all his life. His dad, a Tae Kwon Do instructor introduced him at a young age and kept him going. That was until he got burned out at around seventeen years old. “I got really burnt out on it, me and my family, my whole family was into it, said Tycen ‘Shin to Chin’... Read More
“The Moroccan Devil” Youssef Zalal discusses cornering teammates and his MMA journey Interviews MMA News 

“The Moroccan Devil” Youssef Zalal discusses cornering teammates and his MMA journey

One of the top prospects in the featherweight division, Youssef Zalal recently impressed with a submission win at LFA 39 against Daniel Soto, it was his third straight submission. He improved to 5-0 and has now finished everyone of his professional fights. The hype has started and the Factory X product says he is enjoying it. “This is nothing yet, I... Read More
Mallory Martin and Maria Rivera comment on the cancellation of their fight at CES 50 Interviews MMA News 

Mallory Martin and Maria Rivera comment on the cancellation of their fight at CES 50

The bout CES MMA matchmaker Pat Sullivan called his most underrated fight of the night is officially off the card. Mallory Martin will no longer face Maria Rivera at CES 50 due to Rivera missing weight by a reported 17 pounds. The bout was supposed to be at strawweight and Rivera weighed in at 133 pounds. I reached out and... Read More
CES Matchmaker Pat Sullivan Previews CES 50 Interviews MMA News 

CES Matchmaker Pat Sullivan Previews CES 50

CES MMA will celebrate their 50 event, June 15 at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island. CES originated with boxing in 1987, which it still does to this day. The promotion started when Jimmy Burchfield Sr., who owned The Classic Restaurant that was one of the most famous restaurants in Providence, R.I.. There celebrities such as Muhammad Ali and... Read More
Maria Rivera makes her return to MMA at CES 50 Interviews MMA News 

Maria Rivera makes her return to MMA at CES 50

Martial arts has always been something Maria Rivera loved to do. After moving from Puerto Rico to Massachusetts when she was young, around the age of 10 or 11, Rivera’s friend wanted to try Tae Kwon Do but wouldn’t do it alone, so she asked Rivera to join her. The friend didn’t last long but Rivera fell in love with... Read More
Yorgan De Castro is ready to take on David White at CES 50 Interviews MMA News 

Yorgan De Castro is ready to take on David White at CES 50

Regiment Training Center product Yorgan De Castro is returning to the CES cage on June 15 to take on David White at CES 50. I talked with the 31 year old light heavyweight who says he can’t wait to get back in the cage. You’ve had a couple of fights fall through, how frustrating has that been? Yorgan De Castro:... Read More
Pat McCrohan returns to CES on June 15 against Reginaldo Felix Interviews MMA News 

Pat McCrohan returns to CES on June 15 against Reginaldo Felix

Friends do a lot of things for each other, some even start fight careers. Derek Peterson launched the MMA career of his friend Pat McCrohan. At the time, McCrohan and Peterson were working together, and Peterson was the one fighting. McCrohan who wrestled at Johnson & Wales joked that he could beat Peterson in a fight. That led Peterson to call... Read More
Kris Moutinho looks to get back in the win column at CES 50 on June 15 Interviews MMA News 

Kris Moutinho looks to get back in the win column at CES 50 on June 15

On June 15 at Twin Rives Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island, Kris Moutinho will make his seventh appearance in the CES cage at CES 50.  He will do so alongside many of his teammates from BST Fitness including Jose Lugo and Maria Rivera. Moutinho knows MMA is an individual sport but performing on a large stage with his teammates means... Read More