Fordyce Back In Action At The Clash MMA, March 21

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Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho’s resident honey badger, Chuck Fordyce, is back in action in two weeks at The Clash MMA 13: Revenge, Saturday, March 21 from the Eccles Ice Arena in Logan, Utah.

Fordyce (5-6) will look to bounce back from a tough loss last month, when he takes on Tanner Cowan in a professional lightweight (155lb) bout.

It will be another busy night for our gym as Fordyce joins Brendon Raftery, Elmar Umarov and Russell Koharchick, in action that night.

Go to http://www.theclashmma.com/ for more details.

Cruz To Make Pro Debut At Steelfist Fight Night

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Another Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho athlete will be back in action when Andrew “Hurricane” Cruz makes his professional MMA debut, taking on Skyler Frazier in a featherweight (145lb) showdown. This fight will take place at Steelfist Fight Night 32 on Friday, March 13 from the Rail Events Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

Cruz’ first time competing as a professional follows a successful amateur career that saw him compile a record of 9-5.

Check out http://steelfistfight.com/ for additional info.

Photos From FSF 4

Action photos from Front Street Fights 4- February 20, 2015, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, ID

Stephen Stirewalt vs. Leon Taylor

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Freddy Arteaga vs. Weston Barnes

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Koharchick Added To The Clash MMA, March 21

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Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho heavyweight, Russell Koharchick, will make his long awaited MMA debut when he meets Michael Dukes at The Clash MMA 13: Revenge, March 21 at Eccles Ice Arena in Logan, UT.

Koharchick will join CF/SBG Idaho teammates, Brendon Raftery and Elmar Umarov, who will also be competing that night. We are excited to see Russell in action after having multiple fights fall through in the past!

Check out http://www.theclashmma.com/ for more information.

FSF 4 Fight Videos

Here are the videos from Stephen Stirewalt and Freddy Arteaga’s victories last Friday at Front Street Fights in Boise, ID.

Front Street Fights 4, February 20, 2015, Century Link Arena, Boise, ID
Freddy Arteaga (Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho) vs. Weston Barnes


Front Street Fights 4, February 20, 2015, Century Link Arena, Boise, ID
Stephen Stirewalt (Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho) vs. Leon Taylor

Arteaga & Stirewalt Victorious at FSF4

Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho athletes Freddy Arteaga and Stephen Stirewalt both claimed victories at Front Street Fights 4 this past Friday night at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, ID.

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In the evening’s second bout, Stirewalt (3-3) was able to coax a first round submission from Leon Taylor by way of triangle choke. Taylor came forward at the bell, throwing hard punches and backing Stirewalt into the cage. Stephen responded with a hard body kick, which was caught and turned into a takedown by Taylor. On the way down, Stirewalt was able to sneak his legs up and secure the choke. After an extended battle on the ground Stirewalt was able to adjust the hold enough to force the tap.

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In the second professional bout of the night, Freddy Arteaga (5-3) finished Weston Barnes by way of punches in round number one. After a brief feeling out process, Arteaga landed a hard overhand right that put Barnes on the mat. Arteaga attempted to finish but Barnes recovered well and returned to his feet, where the two resumed the striking battle. Arteaga was able to stay a step ahead though, using good footwork and feints to keep his taller opponent guessing, all while landing hard shots of his own. The end came several minutes later via another hard right that put Barnes down on a knee. Arteaga followed him down and blasted away with standing to ground strikes until the fight was called.

Congrats to all our fighters, training partners and coaches, great nights like this are always a team effort!