USA-MMA

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USA-MMA
Private
Industry Mixed martial arts promotion
Founded August 7, 2007
Founder Gil Guillory
Headquarters Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Slogan ""If it's not USA-MMA, it's not MMA""
Website http://www.usa-mma.org

USA-MMA is a mixed martial arts (MMA) organization based in the United States that was created in 2007 by Gil Guillory, a twenty-year veteran of Mixed Martial Arts.[1] USA-MMA features up and coming MMA stars and veterans based in and around Louisiana. They adhere to the North American Unified Rules of MMA. USA-MMA also has both amateur and professional rankings and titles, but there are no formal declarations of what qualifications a fighter must have to turn pro by the organization.

USA-MMA XIV, Return of the Champions, will feature two UFC World Heavyweight Champions. Ricco Rodriguez will be in the co-main event and the "world's most dangerous man", Ken Shamrock, will make his USA-MMA debut. This event is being held at The Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Current Champions[edit]

Paul Hebbler, Gladiator, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Jeff Wuenschel, Cajun Karate, Lafayette, Louisiana

Charlie Rader, Gracie Barra, Southshore

Roman Pizzolato, Gracie Barra, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

STRIKE[edit]

Starting with USA-MMA 6: Night of Champions, USA-MMA has started a new strain of Mixed Martial Arts called STRIKE. Fought in a normal sized cage, STRIKE competitors are allowed to use punches, kicks, elbows, and knees, but are not allowed to clinch, go for a takedown, or use any wrestling skills. This new division is patterned after the world famous K-1 organization, with a few subtle changes. STRIKE is developed to give boxers, kickboxers and other striking sports an opportunity to participate in more events. STRIKE also allows these participants, of striking sports, to transition into MMA. USA-MMA could possibly make this another division but currently fighters are allowed to move back and forth between STRIKE and normal MMA.

List of shows[edit]

No. Event Date Venue Location
1 Natural Disaster April 12, 2008 SugArena New Iberia, Louisiana
2 Lafayette v. The World June 10, 2008 Blackham Coliseum Lafayette, Louisiana
3 Natural Disaster 2 August, 2008 SugArena New Iberia, Louisiana
4 Border War October, 2008 West Cal Arena Sulphur, Louisiana
5 Salute to US Military November 2008 Beauregard Parish Covered Arena De Ridder, Louisiana
6 Night of Champions February 28, 2009 Blackham Coliseum Lafayette, Louisiana
7 River City Rampage May 16, 2009 Shreveport Convention Center Shreveport, Louisiana
8 Natural Disaster 3 August 1, 2009 SugArena New Iberia, Louisiana
9 Team Louisiana versus Team Florida October 9, 2009 Baton Rouge River Center Baton Rouge, Louisiana
10 Border War 2 November 13, 2009 Lake Charles Civic Center Lake Charles, Louisiana
11 Night of Champions 2 March 6, 2010 Cajundome Lafayette, Louisiana
12 LEGENDS May 22, 2010 Coushatta Casino Resort Kinder, Louisiana
13 Stacked July 31, 2010 Baton Rouge River Center Baton Rouge, Louisiana
14 Return of the Champions October 16, 2010 Cajundome Lafayette, Louisiana
15 Rumble at Diamondjacks November 13, 2010 Diamondjacks Casino Shreveport, Louisiana
16 USA-MMA 16 May 7, 2011 Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino Opelousas, Louisiana
17 Night of Champions 3 March 3, 2012 Cajundome Lafayette, Louisiana

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANGEL FONTENOT (April 7, 2009). "Mixed Martial Arts changes, gains fans locally, worldwide". Advocate. Retrieved April 30, 2009. 

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