Early fight report on the HD MMA 10 fight card, scheduled for Saturday, October 28th at Remington Park Casino (confirmed):
Oklahoma combat sports fighter Kristina Williams is quiet, well mannered, humble, and a stone cold killer when it comes to martial arts. Amounting a 12-0 Amateur career up to this point, the dangerous Williams has been offered a big fight for Bellator MMA on Spike TV at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The fight, which is scheduled for Friday, October 20th, is sure to gain a lot of national attention once the match-up is announced.
We will have a full fight analysis on the bout once more information is revealed.
The HD MMA 9 card continues to add incredible fights as another exciting pro bout has been booked, finalizing the Main Card for the event.
Oklahoma City star JR “Bam Bam” Coughran (4-0) makes his return to the cage, coming off an big win against the gritty Daniel Carey (2-1), who almost stopped Coughran multiple times in the first round of their LFA bout. Coughran was tested like never before and showed that he can survive the toughest of circumstances. He looks to continue this impressive run against another dangerous opponent.
Coughran will face a tough and experienced opponent in Billy “The Fool” Parvin (3-1), coming off an impressive win in his own right, in which he defeated Levi Smith via TKO. Parvin has finished each of his three wins and looks to derail “Bam Bam’s” undefeated streak.
The fight card continues to shape into one of the best Oklahoma MMA cards of the year with more bouts yet to be announced.
⭐️ M - Demoreo Dennis (6-4) vs Brandon Lee (4-1) - HW
⭐️ C - Julia Avila (3-0) vs Candace Maricle (1-0) - BW
JR Coughran (4-0) vs Billy Parvin (3-1) - FW
Brandon Wright (1-1) vs Frank Jones (1-1) - LW
Tanner Hickey (3-0) vs Steve Jones (6-3) - WW
Ryan Hoover (4-0) vs Arpan Gurung (1-1) - BW AM-C
Kris Vereen (2-0) vs Adam Stumblingbear (2-3) - MW
Akeeme Williams (1-0) vs Chris Shea (2-2) - LW
The July 22nd HD MMA 9 Main Event at Remington Park Casino in Oklahoma City, is a showcase of quickly rising women’s bantamweight stars.
State of Oklahoma Women’s Bantamweight Champion Julia “Raging Panda” Avila (3-0), fresh off a Fight of the Year candidate battle against KOTC Champion Nicco Montano at HD MMA 7, returns to take on dangerous contender “Scrappy” Candace Maricle (1-0) in a non-title, three round contest.
Avila, ranked #8 out of 408 at 135 pounds in the US West, looks to keep the momentum going and seeks to retain her undefeated record against Maricle, who’s ranked #6 of 322 in the US Southeast.
Avila, who already holds a win over current UFC fighter Marion Reneau (7-3-1), looks to get one step closer to putting herself into the national spotlight, while Maricle seeks to derail Avila’s unbeaten streak and earn her way into the same spot.
This is a stellar match-up of two women who have their sights set on the next level in the immediate future. In what shapes up to be an event full of “fireworks”, this must see fight is just one of many exciting bouts from top to bottom.
Two young prospects are set to square off on Saturday, July 22nd at Remington Park Casino in Oklahoma City for the next installment of Oklahoma’s premier MMA ticket.
Brandon Wright (1-1) takes on Frank Jones (1-1) in this highly anticipated pairing of two promising talents. The bout is set to take place in the lightweight division.
Both men are intent on making a statement and look to showcase their abilities at HD MMA 9. Wright has been the more active fighter in the past year with multiple bouts under his resume, while Jones has had several fights fall through, including an HD MMA 8 scheduled billing with Angel Garcia, who pulled out of the fight just weeks before and was suspended indefinitely by the OKSAC.
HD MMA has a history of making terrific, exciting fights and this one is primed to be just that.
On March 11th, downtown Oklahoma City will be buzzing as one of the most anticipated fight cards in the history of Oklahoma will invade the prestigious Criterion for an action packed night. Bricktown, the illustrious heart of the city, will be packed as the city's professional basketball team, the Thunder play a 2 p.m. day game vs the Utah Jazz directly leading into the night's cage fighting super event starting at 6 just a few blocks away. Aptly named Rumble (KOP 53: Vanguard PI® Bricktown Rumble), like the OKC Thunder mascot, this prolific fight card embodies the heart, spirit, and grit of this thriving city.
Fans will be able to experience downtown in it's entirety, with a day and evening full of high level professional sports action, followed by the vibrant night life at multiple night clubs and bars, such as the official after party location of KOP 53, Dollhouse OKC.
The fight card features a Main Event clash between two of the region's most promising featherweights, as #2 ranked Zac Church (7-3) squares off with #10 Justin Rader (5-2), a student under infamous BJJ legend Rafael Lovato Jr. Both men are hungry for the biggest win of their career and a win for either does just that, putting both men closer to the next level of opportunity such as the UFC.
The Co-Main is just as intriguing of a fight and for some, even more so, as undefeated and quickly rising prospect Aaron McKenzie (3-0) takes on Justin Overton (4-2), a fighter who was most recently seen choking a heavily favored opponent unconscious on a Bellator MMA card. McKenzie has beaten a list of strong opponents, as has Overton, and both men look to also take that next step in their careers, putting themselves on the map of national rankings contention.
Multiple undefeated fighters are featured on this colossal fight card including popular names like JR "Bam Bam" Coughran (2-0) and female prospects such as Stepheanie Geltmacher (2-0).
The official fight card carries 12 bouts, but as with any card, a possibility of a change exists if an unforeseen injury or situation occurs. Regardless, the card as stacked as it gets. With multiple female fights and a variety of fighter styles in all the bouts, this card is bound to leave a mark on the history of MMA in Oklahoma.
- Justin Rader #10 (5-2) vs Zac Church #2 (7-3) - 145
- Aaron McKenzie (3-0) vs Justin Overton (4-2) - 155
- JR Coughran (2-0) vs Aaron Roberson (7-6) - 145
- Mattthew Dixon (4-0) vs Steven Jones (5-2) - 170
- Kristina Williams (D) vs Ashlynn Kleinbeck (1-0) - 135
- Matt Coe (1-0) vs Brad Frakes (1-0) - 205
- Shawn Gustafson (3-3) vs Dyaln Doolittle (4-3) - 135
- Chris Thornton (3-2) vs Phillip Terrell (1-1) - 135
- Kayla Houtz (D) vs LeAnn Adkisson (1-0) - 115
- Kris Vereen (1-0) vs Kirk Wiggins (1-2) - 185
- Emilio Gatewood (1-2) vs Nick Palmer (D) - 170
- Akeeme Williams (D) vs Cody McKamy (D) - 155
University of Oklahoma kicking legend Richard "R.D". Lashar, who was a staple at the university from 1987-1990, setting multiple records with his thunderous leg, will make his professional debut in Mixed Martial Arts on April 15th at Remington Park Casino in Oklahoma City. Lashar capped his amateur MMA run with an impressive 3-0 record.
Lashar will fight on the HD MMA 8 card, a star studded lineup which features some of Oklahoma's brightest young stars and top regional prospects.
Standing across the cage from Lashar will be another professional debut fighter, Aaron Rodriguez. A talented fighter who finished his amateur career with a 2-1 record, Rodriguez looks to play spoiler to Lashar's inspirational story.
Featherweight Women's Champion Julia "Raging Panda" Avila impressed as she retained her perfect record on January 7th, moving to 3-0 after a five round battle with Nicco Montano.
This morning, the 135 LB. Champ and Trigger KO®, have come to an agreement for a three fight extension with the HD MMA organization. Avila sets her sights on future battles and title defenses in what should be a busy 2017 for the up and coming star.
Talented featherweight Frank Jones (1-1) makes his long awaited return to the cage in April at Remington Park Casino in Oklahoma City. Jones, a year removed from his last fight, a submission victory over Zach Davis (4-3), looks to make a triumphant return at HD MMA 8 and continue his rise up the 145 lb. latter.
He will be taking on equally talented Angel Garcia (1-0), a fighter who opened a lot of eyes after his short notice victory over heavy favorite Eddie Brown at Legacy FC 62. Garcia looks to secure another big win against Jones, which would position him in the conversation as one of the top, up and coming featherweight prospects in the state of Oklahoma.
The current lineup* for a star studded HD MMA 8 card is as follows:
Braden Smith (6-1) vs Tyler Jones (6-3) – 155 Championship
Marcus Penland (8-7) vs Manuel Murro (6-2) – 155 Championship
Chris Mullins (3-1) vs Zachary Farrington (2-2) – 145
Frank Jones (1-1) vs Angel Garcia (1-0) - 145
*Subject to change
Additional bouts for HD MMA 8 will be announced int he coming weeks.
Coming off a grueling and close fight with Emmanuel "El Punisher" Rivera at Legacy FC 62, Oklahoma prospect Chris "Cash" Mullins (3-1) looks to rebound from his first career defeat at HD MMA 8, in April at Remington Park Casino in Oklahoma City.
Mullins will be taking on Zachary Farrington (2-2), a dangerous Texas fighter, also coming off a loss and looking to make a statement which puts him back on the map of featherweight contenders.
Additional bouts for HD MMA 8 will be announced in the coming weeks.