SBG Idaho Brings Home Hardware From IBJJF Seattle Open



Carothers Added To FSF 13


SBG Idaho will be represented in the Front Street Fights Co-Main event as Billy Carothers (3-8 MMA, 0-0 FSF) takes on FSF veteran Michael Garcia (1-1 MMA, 1-1 FSF). Carothers has been a new addition to the SBG Idaho team since moving to Boise a few months ago, but has made himself right at home with the team as a great student and training partner! We’re excited to see Billy represent the Tribe in his Front Street Fights debut, August 18th, at CenturyLink Arena in downtown Boise, Idaho. Billy will be joining teammates, Kyle Frost, Benjamin Hollier, Stephen Stirewalt, and Kyle Aslami on the card! Tickets are still available, so be sure to come pick some up from any one of the five SBG athletes fighting that night, and show your support!

Four SBG Idaho Athletes To Represent At FSF 13!

Thometz Takes Bronze At IBJJF San Jose Open


SBG Idaho Head Black Belt, Scott Thometz, had a strong showing at the IBJJF San Jose Open, Saturday, July 29th, taking home his first IBJJF medal! Thometz took Bronze in the Adult, Blackbelt Lightweight division. Thometz dropped his semifinal matchup to former Worlds and Pans Runner up Fransisco “Sinistro” Iturralde of Ecuador. Thometz showed skill and determination in the match losing by only advantage points to the seasoned black belt competitor, Iturralde. In the open weight division, Thometz drew the current ADCC 194 pound champion, Yuri Simoes of Caio Terra Association. Thometz showed considerable toughness and skill despite being outsized by nearly 30 pounds! Thometz tangled with the  ADCC champion for seven minutes, before succumbing to a submission. before being submitted.

We are incredibly proud of the skill Coach Scott showed, not only against black belt competition, but CHAMPIONSHIP CALIBER black belt competition! We can’t wait to see the improvements he makes with what he gained from this experience!


VanHoose Back In The Cage At Invicta 25!!!


SBG Idaho coach, Shino VanHoose, is back in the cage Thursday, August 31 at Invicta 25: Pa’aluhi vs Kunitskaya.

Coach Shino (5-5 MMA, 0-1 IFC) will be taking on promotional newcomer, Alyse Anderson (3-0 MMA, 0-0 IFC), in an atomweight (105 lb) showdown. This will be Shino’s second fight for Invicta, dropping a short notice fight to future atomweight title challenger, Amber Brown, in January 2016. She rebounded strongly with a TKO win over Sarah Lagerstrom at FSF 10 in December 2016.

Invicta FC is the leading all-women’s MMA promotion in the world. Invicta 25 will take place at the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, California, and is headlined by a Bantamweight title fight between Raquel Pa’aluhi and Yana Kunitskaya. Shino has been working very hard since she last appeared in the Invicta cage and we are incredibly excited to watch her display her skills on a worldwide stage!!!

Invicta 25 will also be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass. For more information of the event, visit .

Arteaga Added to Bellator 182

SBG athlete, Veta Arteaga (3-1 MMA, 2-1 Bellator), makes her return to the Bellator cage, August 25, as a part of Bellator 182 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Arteaga, coming off of a TKO victory over Brooke Mayo at Bellator 172, will look to continue her winning ways in a flyweight bout opposite Brazilian, Bruna Ellen (3-1 MMA, 1-1 Bellator). With both fighters coming off wins, this is a great opportunity to gain traction in the developing Bellator Women’s Flyweight Division! Veta’s fight will be appearing on Spike TV as part of the main televised card, headlined by a welterweight matchup featuring Chidi Njokuani (17-4 MMA, 4-0 Bellator) against Andrey Koreshkov (19-2 MMA, 11-2 Bellator.) We look forward to watching Veta continue her winning ways and will keep you updated with plans for viewing her fight on August 25!!!