Tag Archives: Bellator

Montoya headlines SteelFist card; boxer West loses split decision

Tomorrow night, at Farmington’s Legacy Events Center, there will be a 16-bout MMA card that is for all ages. The fights start at 6. Lucus Montoya headlines against Danny August. My Standard-Examiner recap is here. Also, there is a Total … Read More

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Locals Martinez, Powers and Rodriguez included on Bellator card

The big news is a Bellator card tonight in West Valley City. Local fighters on the card are Rad Martinez, who fights Edison Berto, Sean Powers, who fights Bubba Jenkins, and Jose Rodriguez, who fights Eric Wahlen. Martinez is making … Read More

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An interview with amateur boxer Jaimee Pope

Today’s mini-interview is with amateur boxer Jaimee Pope, of Nibley, Utah. (At left with trainer Christian Nava) The tall, 15-year-old girl from Nibley, Utah, has had an impressive start to her boxing career, winning her first six bouts. You can … Read More

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A chat with MMA amateur Ben Guymon, UFC’s Siler in action March 23

Today’s mini-interview is with Brigham City mixed martial artist Ben Guymon. Ben, (seen at left (on top) scored an impressive first round stoppage in his last bout (see it here) and looks for another win April 19 at a SteelFist … Read More

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An interview with boxing, MMA pro Lee Tibbitts

Today’s mini-interview is a chat with Top of Utah boxer and mixed martial artist professional Lee “Golden Champion” Tibbitts. He recently lost a tough boxing match in Ogden against Jalel Lopez (Photo of Tibbetts, at right, against Lopez, is courtesy … Read More

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An interview with MMA amateur Buffy Ogden; Horn MMA show tonight

Today’s mini-interview is with mixed martial arts amateur fighter Buffy Ogden, of Salt Lake City, who trains at Hidden Valley gym. Ogden (shown at left) will be on a SteelFist card in the near future. Here is the interview: 1A) … Read More

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Boxing cards in future, two MMA cards this weekend

Boxing: I’m going to start with a little bit of boxing news. Total Mayhem plans boxing cards, one Feb. 28, another on March 29, others in May and June. The February card will have MMA pro Patrick Reeves making his … Read More

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An interview with boxer Roger Quartaro, Marx fights in Bellator tournament

Today’s mini-interview is with heavyweight boxer, Roger Quartaro, (at right in photo) who hails from Carson City, Nev. Roger was briefly scheduled to fight Clearfield’s Gary Cobia on the Nov. 15 Chris Fernandez title defense in SLC, but unfortunately, broke … Read More

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An interview with MMA professional Cisco Alcantara

This week’s mini-interview is with Ogden’s Francisco “Cisco” Alcantara, an active 180-pound professional. At left is a SE photo from a memorable 2012 bout between Alcantara (on top) and fellow Utahn Mike Crisman. Both fighters showed a high amount of … Read More

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Bellator card at the Maverik Center in West Valley City was a success

There was a large crowd at the Maverik Center last night for the Bellator 90 professional MMA event. The crowd was disappointed to see West Jordan’s Rad Martinez lose the featherweight tournament final to Russian Shahbulat Shamhalaev via a TKO … Read More

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