Arteaga Victorious At Bellator 172



SBG Idaho Coach and athlete, Veta Arteaga, picked up her third professional MMA victory last night at Bellator 172, when she notched a third round TKO over Brooke Mayo.

The action was fast paced from the start, with both fighters utilizing active footwork and feints, to find their openings. Mayo (0-1, 0-1 BMMA) looked to operate behind an active kicking game to keep Arteaga (3-1, 2-1 BMMA) on the outside. Arteaga waited patiently before countering a Mayo low kick with a pair of hard right hands that sent Mayo tumbling backward. As Arteaga pursued, Mayo recovered to her feet, clinched, and executed a takedown against the fence. In the ensuing scramble, Mayo gained control of Arteaga’s back and hunted for a rear naked choke, in between bursts of ground and pound. Arteaga remained calm, however, and reversed the position. From there she went to work with hard punches inside the open guard, before she stepped back to allow Mayo to return to her feet. Arteaga attacked with hard punching flurries, before an accidental head butt from Mayo opened a small cut above her left eye. Referee, John McCarthy, called a halt to the action to examine the damage. McCarthy determined Arteaga safe to continue, and the action resumed in earnest, with Mayo landing a glancing left high kick, followed by several hard punching exchanges from both fighters as the bell sounded.

Round two began much like the first, with Mayo using her kicks to keep Arteaga at range. Arteaga continued to find opportunities for punching flurries, by timing Mayo’s kicks and countering over the top. A Mayo clinch led to a nice trip takedown against the cage, where Mayo was able to mount Arteaga and then transition to her back. Arteaga was again able to reverse the position, but found herself in a Mayo triangle soon after. Remaining composed, Arteaga once more freed herself and brought the fight back to the feet. Both women then punctuated the end of the round with hard flurries of punches, kicks, and knees.

Arteaga opened the third and final frame with urgency, as she took control of the center and pressured Mayo towards the cage. A Mayo kick was countered by an Arteaga flurry of hard right crosses and left hooked. Mayo responded with another glancing left high kick, that backed Arteaga off. Another clinch from Mayo was defended by Artega, who then answered with another hard flurry, of rights and lefts that had Mayo shooting for a double leg. Finishing the double, Mayo found herself in an Arteaga guillotine. Mayo defended and transitioned to mount and then the back once more. Arteaga again defended and reversed to top position, answering with hard punches from standing inside of Mayo’s open guard. Mayo kicked away and returned to standing, with her left eye badly damaged. Referee, John McCarthy, called another halt to the action to allow the cageside physician to examine her damaged eye. The doctor immediately waved off the fight, as Mayo’s eye was swollen completely shut. With Mayo unable to continue, Arteaga was awarded the TKO victory!!!

Way to go Veta, we are so proud of your success and improvement as a martial artist! Congratulations to her opponent, Brooke Mayo, for also showing amazing skill and determination! Both women put on an incredible show!

Special thank you to Coaches Freddy Arteaga, Matt May, and Michael Ransom for their work in the corner, helping Veta to another huge win!!!

SBG Idaho To Host CPR Training Course


In an effort to provide not only the best coaching and training methods, but also the safest and most well prepared staff- SBG Idaho will be hosting a CPR training and certification course on March 11.

This training will be required for all our coaches, as we seek to stay current on the latest emergency procedure protocol. However, it will also be made available to our students and general public. The seminar will run from 8:30-11am, and the cost is $35 per individual.

If you are in need of current CPR credentials or simply interested in acquiring life saving knowledge, please contact us by phone, email, or in person to get signed up!


Chris Conolley Striking Seminar, March 4-5!!!



SBG Alabama head coach, Chris Conolley is coming to visit SBG Idaho!

Coach Conolley has coached numerous athletes in the highest levels of MMA, in the UFC and Bellator. In three weeks, Coach Conolley and will be bringing his knowledge of the striking arts to Boise, Idaho for a seminar, March 4-5! The cost is $80 for all SBG members and $100 for all non members. The seminar will run from noon-3pm each day.

Sign up now and don’t miss out on an opportunity to learn from one of the top striking coaches in the world!!!


SBG Idaho Representing At FSF 11


Front Street Fights, the Northwest’s premier MMA promotion, returns to CenturyLink Arena (Boise, Idaho) once again on February 24 for FSF 11!

As always, Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho will make its presence known, with Paul Crawford and Kyle Frost scheduled to appear that evening.

Crawford is new to SBG Idaho, but he is a familiar sight to FSF fans, as his last five amateur fights were all in the FSF cage. An exciting fighter with solid striking and grappling skills, Crawford came to SBG Idaho just a few months ago to further his training. Crawford will now make the move to the professional ranks when he takes on Jacob Hauck (1-5) in a lightweight (155 lb) encounter. We are very excited to see him showcase the improvements he has made!

Frost made a successful MMA debut last December, when he secured a first round submission at FSF 10. A powerful wrestler with quickly developing submission and striking skills, the fans are in for a treat when Frost squares off with Aldyn Ashcraft (1-2) in an amateur welterweight (170 lb) fight!

For more event details and ticket purchases please visit

Arteaga Bumped To Bellator 172 Main Card



Good news for Veta Arteaga fans, her Bellator 172 appearance can now be seen during the televised main card!!!


Originally scheduled for the prelims, Arteaga’s (2-1. 1-1 BMMA) flyweight (125 lb) showdown with Brooke Mayo (0-0, 0-0 BMMA) was moved to the televised portion of the broadcast when injury forced the cancellation of Adam Piccolotti’s lightweight (155 lb) bout with Brent Primus. Known for fast paced, all action fights, Arteaga was a natural choice to step into the vacant spot!

Going down on February 18 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, Bellator 172 will be shown on Spike TV, beginning at 7pm MT/9pm ET. Arteaga vs Mayo is scheduled as the second televised fight.


SBG Coaches Course, Feb 4-5


Saturday February 4 and Sunday, February 5, from 8-11:30am, SBG Vice President, Travis Davison, will be conducting a two day Coaches Course!

This event is for anyone interested in becoming an SBG coach, a current SBG coach, or any coaches outside of SBG interested in developing their skills and learning from one of the world’s best martial arts coaches, in Coach Davison!

We will provide refreshments each morning and encourage all attendees to wear comfortable clothing and bring something to take notes with. For all non coaches, this is an opportunity to deepen your experience at SBG Idaho and become involved beyond the role of a student! For all current coaches, this is a tool to further your knowledge, refine your skills, and continue to give the best to our students!

The cost is $100 for all SBG members and $150 for non-members. You can register for this event at the front desk, up to the morning of the event. Looking forward to seeing you all there!!!