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Eric Kowal
Eric Kowal

Eric Kowal

Eric Kowal – Founder of MyMMANews.com   Contributor to Ultimate MMA Magazine and previous editor/journalist for U.S. Combat Sports.

Follow me on Twitter @MyMMANews

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William McKee

William McKee - Photo by D Kline Design
William McKee – Photo by D Kline Design

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is William McKee. My love and passion for photography began in 1998 when I received my first digital camera and I haven’t been able to put it down. When MYMMANEWS gave me a chance to shoot my 1st fight i was instantly hooked! It’s been a privilege and honor to be part of this team and will continue to capture all the action to bring to our fans.

Follow me on Twitter @bdogmckee33

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James Lynch

James Lynch

Covering MMA since 2008, James Lynch is a Freelance Journalist for MyMMANews, Sports Illustrated MMA, Fightful, MMAOddsBreaker and Sportsnet. Like talking MMA?

Follow James on Twitter @LynchOnSports

 

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Tony Reid

Tony Reid

In July of 2008 Tony Reid launched an MMA inspired clothing line that he named Reid Fight Wear. He saw a need in the MMA clothing market for a more classic, clean and timeless design and less of the dated styles seen then. In the process of major life changes, Tony cashed out his 401(k), emptied his bank account and put his heart and soul into building the brand.

In August 2009 Tony began writing for TapouT and MMA Worldwide Magazines. There he created Rattling the Cage, an MMA specific news site and home for all of his work.

In May of 2012 Reid began writing for Ultimate MMA Magazine, launching an MMA Legends and MMA Officials Series.

Also in May of the same year he started appearing regularly on ESPN 92.3 WVSL as the MMA Insider.

In early August of 2012 Reid was named General Manager of UFC Fighter Tim Boetsch’s Barbarian Combat Sports in Sunbury, PA.

By December 2012 Reid started contributing to Fighters Only Magazine. “The World’s Leading MMA and Lifestyle Magazine” is sold in over 30 countries around the world and has the largest reach of any international magazine of its type.

In May of 2013 Reid became a monthly segment host on Sirius XM Radio. Appearing the first Thursday of every month on TapouT Radio on SiriusXM (Sirius 92 XM 208) in a segment he created called “On Blast!” where he puts people in the MMA world on notice.

In June of 2013 Reid began writing for the UK based MMA Uncaged Magazine.

In August of 2013, Reid launched “Rattling the Cage with Tony Reid” a talk radio show he hosted on ESPN 92.3 WVSL “The Valley’s Sports Leader”. The show aired over 100 episodes and featured some of the biggest and brightest stars in the world of combat sports. It was one of the most successful shows in the station’s history.

In May of 2016 Reid became a feature writer for FloCombat.

In September of the same year Reid began writing for ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property in history.

Reid is happy to now join the team at MyMMANews as a contributor.

Follow Tony on Twitter @reidrattlecage

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Adam Crist

Adam Crist
Adam Crist

Currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Wilmington University, Adam’s passion for the sport only grows stronger when a fighter’s voice can be heard. He thrives on asking detailed questions to inspire the thoughts behind the punches in hopes that each fighter can find their proper justice. Specializing in pre and post fight interviews for MyMMANews, Adam strives to keep the fight fans up to speed with the most recent and authentic MMA news possible.

He is Co-promoter of Delaware’s premier kick-boxing and Muay Thai organization, IBF Promotions. Recently he has also accompanied MMA organization Global Proving Ground as Co-host and ringside commentator.

Follow me on Twitter @AdamCrist

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Bob Meloni

‘Beautiful’ Bob Meloni

Over 10 years experience on the PA/NJ regional MMA circuit. Commentator/post fight interviews. Television/media/event production.

The story of the fighter is what Bob loves about the sport.

From the lowest level, to the highest, he only cares about the two warriors who do battle once the cage doors close.

Everything else is secondary.

Without their blood, sweat, and tears, he would not be here enjoying every minute.

Follow me on Twitter @Bob_Meloni@MyMMANews

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Kyle Carroll
Kyle Carroll

Kyle Carroll

Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan.

He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years.

Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling.

Follow me on Twitter @jiblitz77

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Laura Kent
Laura Kent

Laura Kent is a 10th Planet jiu jitsu blue belt who trains at 10th Planet Bethlehem in Easton, PA.  She competes regularly and is an avid follower and fan of the submission only competition scene.  Laura tries to make an effort to cover some of the local submission only events that get less coverage from mainstream MMA and jiu jitsu news outlets and will regularly cover the Eddie Bravo Invitational and Combat Jiu Jitsu events.  Laura is an MMA fan as well, which is a large part of what led her to start her jiu jitsu training.

Follow me on Twitter @lauralies10p

 

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Bryanna Fissori
Bryanna Fissori

Bryanna “Pink Ranger” Fissori is a professional female fighter based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Fissori has been working as a professional journalist for well over a decade in a number of industries as a general reporter and legal analyst. Along with a mean left hook, she also has a law degree. Fissori trains out of the BJ Penn UFC Gym in Honolulu with Team Women of War and actively competes for top level promotions such as Bellator MMA and PANCRASE MMA in bantam and featherweight divisions.

Follow me on Twitter @PinkRangerMMA

 

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