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.


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.


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!

Matt Thornton Seminar Set For April 11 & 12


We are excited to announce our first seminar as part of the SBGi family will be on April 11 & 12 with the founder and president of Straight Blast Gym International, Matt Thornton!!!

The seminar will run from 10am-3pm both Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th, with a break from noon-1pm for lunch. The cost is $150 for all SBGi members and $175 for non-members. The cost goes up $20 for everyone after March 27th.

This will be a fantastic event that is a must for any serious BJJ student. The SBGi teaching methods of “Aliveness” and “Authenticity” that Matt has developed from nearly 25 of BJJ experience are second to none and must be experienced first hand to truly understand.

Help spread the word about this incredible training opportunity!

Steele Set For RFA Debut March 6


Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho athlete, Ricky Steele (2-0), will make his long awaited debut for Resurrection Fighting Alliance on March 6th in Prior Lake, MN. Ricky will be taking on Jay Pressley (2-0) in a showdown of undefeated bantamweights.

Hampered by injuries over the past 9 months that have kept him from live action, Steele has nonetheless continued to evolve as an athlete and martial artist. RFA 24, taking place at Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel, will be his finest performance to date!

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Raftery And Umarov To Appear On The Clash MMA, March 21


Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho will place two more athletes on The Clash MMA, March 21 in Logan, UT.

Brendon Raftery (3-1) will look to get back in the win column when he takes on Anthony Miller (1-1) in a professional bantamweight bout. On the amateur undercard, Elmar Umarov will be making a second straight appearance at The Clash, squaring off with Dalton Holverson (2-2) at lightweight.

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