MMA

From the cage to the mat

As Manny Guzman strikes his sparring partner for the first time in a room full of professional fighters, he fits in easily and perhaps stands out slightly. His strikes come with a ...

Marinoble's fighter Griffin wins MMA welterweight pro belt

PLACERVILLE - Max Griffin waited three hours before it was his turn to step into the cage Saturday night and took just 52 seconds to win his first professional mixed martial arts c ...

Saturday night’s all right for fighting

Mixed Martial Arts in Placer County may have found a home.Owner Tedd Williams and his Gladiator Challenge organization teamed up with Thunder Valley Casino Resort on Saturday night ...

Scale tips in favor of Roseville MMA school

Business has changed quickly for Jeff Baumann and Justin Phelps.Baumann, a lifelong Roseville resident and 1982 graduate of Roseville High School, and Phelps (Casa Roble, 2002) wil ...

Mixed Martial Artists prepare to unleash

Chris Sheridan listens to the boom of the speakers reverberate off the octagon cage he stands in. He feels out the elasticity of the mat below his feet, and drinks in the cheers o ...

Faber finds ultimate success

Christine Duryea took a shot in the dark. She traveled from New York to visit her sister in Sacramento and stopped by Urijah Faber’s downtown gymnasium in hopes of seeing the mix ...

Golden Eagles travel to Vegas

The sun still slept as the Del Oro High football team boarded two buses for an 11-hour ride to Las Vegas last week to take on Bishop Gorman High, which is currently ranked No. 21 i ...

Lincoln’s Perrault to fight Saturday

Lincoln’s Eriq Perrault, an amateur mixed martial arts fighter, will have his second bout on Saturday night. Standing almost six-feet tall and fighting in the 160-pound weight c ...