Raftery Inks Multi Fight Deal With FSF



Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho’s, Brendon Raftery, becomes the first athlete to ink a multi-fight deal with local promotion, Front Street Fights.

While still a young promotion, Front Street has been steadily building a reputation as one of the top MMA organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

Top notch venue and staff, YouTube and local cable feeds, ever improving production, and a commitment to providing our local and regional athletes a consistent platform to showcase their skills, make Front Street a great promotion to help any young fighter continue advancing their career.

Congratulations Brendon, we look forward to your continued success!!!


Priit Mihkelson Seminar Set For June


SBGi Blackbelt, Priit Mihkelson (AKA The Jits Vulcan), will be at Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho for a seminar June 12th and 13th. As an added bonus, Priit will also be in Boise teaching regular BJJ classes, beginning Monday, June 8th, through the seminar dates.

Come learn the secrets of the Grilled Chicken and Grilled Turtle Guard from the most logical man in SBGi!!!

This seminar is open to both SBG and non-SBG members alike. Register before the end of May and save $20.

Video Of Arteaga’s Budo Fights Victory

Here is the video from Freddy Arteaga’s come-from-behind, TKO victory over Alex Corrales in Budo Fights last weekend.

Note: This fight is best viewed with the sound muted, so as not to be subjected to the terrible, biased commentary.

Budo Fights 12: Domination, May 9, 2015, Mid Town Concert Hall, Bend, OR
Freddy Arteaga (Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho) vs. Alex Corrales

Combat Fitness Goes 3-1 At FSF5


Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho athletes posted a 3-1 mark at Front Street Fights 5 this past Friday night at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho.

First up for the team was heavyweight, Russell Koharchick, taking on Daniel Spitz, in the evening’s 3rd amateur bout. The fight was a close affair, contested largely on the feet, save for several clinching exchanges. Spitz was the aggressor early, landing several solid combinations that backed Koharchick up and seemed to discourage him. As the bout progressed, Spitz’s output decreased and Koharchick found greater success with low kicks and several solid right hands. In the end though, it appeared as though Spitz’ greater workrate, combination punching, and constant forward movement carried the day, and he was awarded a split decision victory. With the loss, Koharchick dropped to 1-1.


Next up was featherweight, Matt Jones, taking on Chris Bateman, in the evening’s first professional bout. After some early faced paced kicking exchanges, both fighters found themselves clinched, against the cage. Several frenetic scrambles occurred next, with Bateman threatening a guillotine choke, then Jones threatening a back take, followed by a head and arm throw, to another scramble, that ended with Jones controlling a front headlock. Jones quickly used the hold to bring Bateman to the mat and take his back, securing both hooks. With Bateman unable to free himself, Jones softened him up with ground strikes and eventually found the opening he needed to secure a first round rear naked choke victory. With the victory, Jones improved to 2-1.


In the night’s co-main event, our head BJJ trainer, Scott Thometz, used well-timed takedowns, stout submission defense, and stifling top control to pick up a unanimous decision victory over Darrell Flores in a professional lightweight contest. Flores showed his gameness over the course of the fight, however, as he threatened with several leglocks and a kimura, in defending Thometz’ takedowns. Each time, Thometz was able to calmly free himself from the hold and advance to top position. From there, he used strong hammerfists, punches, and elbows to the body and head of Flores to exact his damage and gain a unanimous decision victory. Overall, a very entertaining fight that resulted in both athletes receiving the “Fight of the Night” bonus. With the win, Thometz improves to 7-4.


The evening’s main event, saw Jesse Brock pick up a unanimous decision victory over Bendy Casimir, in a professional bantamweight clash. After some brief exchanges, Casimir drew first blood, landing a quick straight left that quickly dropped Brock to the seat of his pants. Brock was able to recover and take control over the final several minutes with a takedown and hard elbows against the cage. Rounds 2 and 3 followed a similar pattern, with Brock using strong right body kicks and superior lateral movement to close the distance on Casimir. When he wasn’t able to secure the takedown, Brock maintained a rear waist lock, pressing Casimir into the cage while firing knees to the legs, and punches/elbows up under the arms and over the shoulders, to the head of Casimir. Desperate for a finish, Casimir tried multiple times for a rolling kneebar in rounds 2 and 3, but was unsuccessful. With the win, Brock improved his record to 20-8.


Congratulations to all our athletes, trainers, and training partners for representing yourself with skill, character, and class against quality opposition!!! Photos and video coming soon!

Arteaga Victorious In Budo Fights Main Event


Technically solid jiu-jitsu, perfect timing, and a veteran’s poise, helped Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho’s Freddy Arteaga pick up the victory last Saturday evening in the main event at Budo Fights 12: Domination in Bend, Oregon. Taking on Alex Corrales on two weeks notice, Freddy overcame a slow start and some compromising positions in round 1, before coming back and picking up the TKO victory in round 2.

Corrales opened the fight moving well on his feet and using his kicks to keep Arteaga moving backwards, he then quickly closed the distance, putting Arteaga against the cage and securing a double leg takedown. Using an open guard, Freddy was able to kick Corrales off and return to standing. However, Corrales quickly repeated his strategy and grounded Arteaga again, this time securing the back with both hooks. Corrales pursued the finish, alternating between a rear naked choke, ground and pound, and in the closing seconds of the first. transitioned to an armbar. Fortunately, Arteaga’s defense held strong, as heĀ  was able to remain safe and survive until round two.

Round two began with Arteaga being much more aggressive on the feet, coming hard with punching combinations that forced Corrales to quickly close the distance and secure a takedown. From there, the tide changed quickly as Arteaga landed a solid punch from his closed guard that stunned Corrales, causing him to fall backwards. Arteaga immediately sat up into top position and blasted him with several hard left hooks that had the referee rushing to stop the fight.

Awesome fight by both competitors, and a huge congratultions to Freddy for immerging victorious!!!

Thometz To Step In For Injured Fordyce In FSF5 Co-Main Event


When injury befell co-main event participant, Chuck Fordyce, Front Street Fights didn’t have to look far to find a replacement. Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho’s own Scott “Tickle Fight” Thometz (6-4) will step in to take on Darrell Flores in the penultimate bout at Front Street Fights 5 coming to you next Friday, May 15th, from Century Link Arena in Boise, ID. This professional fight will be contested at lightweight (155 lb).

Thometz will join CF/SBG Idaho teammates Russell Koharchick, Matt Jones, and Jesse Brock on the card that night.

For more information go to http://centurylinkarenaboise.com/events/front-street-fights-5-presented-bodybuilding-com/. If you are interested in tickets please contact us at (208) 935-6264, info@combatfitness.com or through any of our social media outlets.