FSF 17 Undercard Finalized!!!

The Pacific Northwest’s premier mixed martial arts organization, Front Street Fights, will have even more SBG Idaho representation on May 4th at FSF 17!

The event will be headlined by SBG Idaho’s Matt “The Stripling Warrior” Jones as he takes on Drew “The Eternal Fire” Brokenshire in a 5-Round bout for Jones’ FSF Featherweight Title. Joining Jones on the amateur undercard will be teammates David Akers (1-2 MMA, 0-0 FSF), Kyle Aslami (1-0 MMA, 1-0 FSF) and Briley Streeter (0-0 MMA, 0-0 FSF). Akers has been hard at work since his last fight in January, and looks to get back to his winning ways against Rodolfo Coronado in a Flyweight contest. Aslami returns to the FSF cage after an impressive first round KO of the previously mentioned Coronado, at FSF 14. Aslami will look to continue his winning ways as he meets Joe Rodriguez in another Flyweight bout. Streeter has been a great addition to the SBG Idaho team. A hard worker and great teammate that will be making his MMA debut against Luis Rodriguez at Bantamweight!

As always tickets are available from competing fighters and we hope to have a huge show of support for all of our athletes putting it on the line Friday, May 4th at CenturyLink Arena in the heart of downtown Boise, Idaho. For more event details, go to http://centurylinkarenaboise.com/front-street-fights/.

Viva SBG!!!

Burgess Featured on SUG 7 Undercard!!!

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SBG Idaho Yellow Belt, Cash Burgess, returns to the Submission Underground Cage, Sunday April 15, at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon. Cash will be taking on Liam Furey of First Light Academy on a featured undercard bout, streamed live on FloGrappling.com! Burgess returns to the SUG cage after submitting Cian Nelson via armbar in less than a minute at SUG 6 on December 3rd.

Burgess has been extremely active and successful on the competition scene- bringing home gold at Grappling Industries, Impact BJJ, and NAGA, since this last super fight. He will be joined by SBG Portland athletes, Ella Prevost and Eddie Ziegler. SUG 7 will be headlined by a bout between two UFC veterans and grappling legends, when former ADCC Gold Medalist Jeff “The Snowman” Monson battles multiple-time IBJJF World Champion Fabiano Scherner, in a bout that is sure to excite heavyweight grappling fans! We are incredibly excited to have SBG Idaho represented again at SUG, and encourage everyone to tune in to FloGrappling.com on April 15 to watch Cash put on another fantastic performance!!!

Cruz Steps Back in the Cage April 28!!!

SBG Idaho athlete Andrew “Hurricane” Cruz (4-2 MMA) returns to action at CG Entertainment- “Unsung Heroes of MMA”! Cruz will pit his skills against former Front Street Fights title challenger, Fabio “Jungle Boy” Serrao (8-6 MMA). The event takes place Saturday, April 28th at the Pinecrest Event Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The always-exciting Cruz has been hard at work in the gym, and looks to use this great opportunity to get back to his winning ways against the tough Brazilian veteran!

Please be sure to wish your fighter good skill next time you see him in class and contact Andrew if you are interested in making the trip to Eastern Idaho to see him bring home the W!!!

Jones To Defend Featherweight Strap In May

SBG Idaho athlete, and Front Street Fights Featherweight champion, Matt Jones, defends his title on Friday May, 4!

Jones (7-2 MMA, 6-2 FSF) takes on veteran warrior Drew Brokenshire (16-6, 0-0 FSF) in the main event of FSF 17 at CenturyLink Arena in downtown Boise, Idaho. This will be Jones’ first defense of his championship, after claiming gold with a dominant five round decision over Fabio Serrao this past November at FSF 14. Brokenshire is a veteran of the Pacific Northwest MMA scene, and brings a wealth of experience and toughness into this exciting matchup! Since he last stepped into the cage, Jones has been hard at work improving his already formidable skillset. We can’t wait to watch that effort pay off with another championship performance!!!

As always, FSF will likely feature several other SBG Idaho professional and amateur fighters. We will keep you all posted when those details become available

Hernandez Takes Home Mountain Force MMA Gold!!!

SBG Idaho athlete Stephanie Hernandez, earned her first MMA championship title this past weekend, earning the women’s amateur straw-weight title at Mountain Force MMA in Logan, Utah!

Hernandez, a BJJ purple belt, was dominant in all phases of the fight against her opponent, Brittany Guillemin. She controlled the distance with superior movement and kicks to the legs and body, the exchanges with tighter boxing, and the clinches with superior positioning. Guillemin was able to land a strong spinning backfist in the opening round that clipped Hernandez. However, Hernandez quickly recovered, and secured a takedown at the base of the cage before the end of the round. In round 2, Hernandez resumed her attack on the feet before clinching and scoring a takedown. From there Hernandez quickly moved to the back with both hooks, alternating between strikes and rear naked choke attempts. Guillemin did her best to break free, but Hernandez was too dominant. Anytime she started to lose control, Hernandez turned Guillemin to her belly before re-securing her hooks and resuming her attack. Round 3 began with Hernandez looking fresh and lose, controlling the tempo of the fight with her superior footwork and striking. A brief clinch saw Hernandez land a hard right hand on the exit, and then immediately secure another takedown. Again, she quickly moved to the back, before sinking in a deep rear naked choke and forcing Guillemin to submit!

Congratulations Stephanie on your best performance to date! Thanks to all the coaches and training partners that helped her prepare! We can’t wait to see what’s next for this dedicated martial artist and athlete!!!


Boxers Back in Action March 24!!!

SBG Idaho boxers are back in action, Saturday March 24, at Answering the Bell VII, coming to you from the Boys & Girls Club of Ada County! This will be an amateur boxing event in support of local law enforcement. 

Athletes Conrad Jeffries and AJ Erives are confirmed to be stepping into the squared circle, though we are hopeful to add a few more SBG Idaho representatives to the card that evening. Both Conrad and AJ have been putting the hours in at the gym, and we are incredibly excited to watch them in action. Conrad will look to bounce back from a split decision loss in his boxing debut last summer, and AJ will be making his debut.

Special thanks to boxing coaches Daniel Marin and Kameron Moore for their time and energy preparing all our students for competition! Entry to the event is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-11 years old. Doors open at 2pm, so Tribe members get there early to cheer these guys on!!!