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Our View: MMA and a city’s prejudice

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 30 2014 - 10:04am

It seems that we can't have a mixed martial arts card in Farmington without a controversy. Last year, a city official uttered ignorant remarks about the sport, and later apologized.Last month there was another MMA card at Farmington's Legacy Events Center. The event was handled smoothly and with respect, but things became roiled nevertheless. The...

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Simpleman gets Tibbitts in a triangle

Standard-Examiner, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 28 2014 - 11:09am

At the Ogden Eccles Conference Center on Saturday night, Davis County MMA pro scored a dramatic win over fellow Utahn Lee Tibbitts. Simpleman, badly cut over the left eye and on the ground, managed to get Tibbitts in a triangle choke, resulting in a submission in round one.

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GALLERY: Fight night: MMA presented by Total Mayhem

MMA presented by Total Mayhem Saturday, April 27, 2014. (DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 27 2014 - 12:43pm

Pro and amateur fighters put their skills to the test in front of a packed Ogden Eccles Conference Center Saturday, April 27, 2014. Photos by Dylan Brown / Standard-Examiner

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Simpleman, Tibbitts meet in Ogden MMA bout

Standard-Examiner, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 24 2014 - 9:29am

Two Top of Utah mixed martial artists will have a rematch in the sole professional bout at an MMA card in Ogden on Saturday night. Sooksan Simpleman, of Sunset, stopped Lee Tibbitts of Salt Lake City in round one in January. Saturday, at the Eccles Convention Center, 2415 Washington Blvd., Tibbitts will have another shot at his opponent.

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Montoya shakes off rust to pound August in MMA bout

Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner
Apr 21 2014 - 9:40am

It had been a while since Ogden's Lucus Montoya had been in the mixed martial arts cage, but the 170-pounder made his comeback fight a success, stopping a game but overmatched Danny August in round one.Montoya, 7-3, quickly gained control over August, 7-4. In the fourth minute of the round, he began to hammer shots to the head of his Wyoming...

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It’s ‘take 2’ as Montoya enters the MMA cage in Farmington

Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 11:45am

FARMINGTON -- Almost a year ago, Top of Utah MMA professional Lucus Montoya was at Farmington's Legacy Events Center, prepping for his main event against Danny August.

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Ogden’s Reeves to defend his MMA title on Saturday

Standard-Examiner, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 10:31am

Saturday night in Vernal, Ogden's Patrick Reeves is slated to defend his Utah RMFC professional mixed martial arts bantamweight championship against Blake Sprouse.

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Sunset's Powers outpointed in Bellator MMA bout

Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner
Mar 30 2014 - 11:38am

Sunset mixed-martial arts professional Sean Powers lost a grueling three-round decision to former Division 1 collegiate wrestling champion Bubba Jenkins Friday night at the Maverik Center in West Valley Center.In the Bellator-promoted card, Jenkins, 7-1, 156 pounds, kept Powers, 8-5, 155 pounds, on the ground most of the bout, with Powers often...

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VIDEO: West remains unbeaten with four-round win

Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 5 2014 - 9:37pm

OGDEN -- Undefeated cruiserweight boxer Jesse West is now 3-0 after scoring a hard-fought four-round decision over Elmer Rivera in one of the featured bouts Saturday night in Ogden at the Summit Hotel.Before a packed crowd, West, of Fruit Heights, had to fend off the charging Rivera, of Mesquite, Nevada, who was very aggressive. However, the...

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VIDEO: Clearfield boxer has a badge, but seeking first ring win

Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 12 2013 - 7:38pm

Earlier this year, at Ogden's Summit Hotel, Ogden boxing trainer Dave Foley was in the dressing room of Clearfield heavyweight Gary Cobia. As Foley, who was there to help in the corner, relates, Cobia's energy and pre-fight enthusiasm were beyond intense.

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Wrestling coach with Crohn's putting up a fight -- an MMA fight

Mike Brown takes a kick at JJ Allen while practicing at One Hit MMA in Layton on Wednesday. For years, Brown has coached middle school wrestling, but kickboxing is still new to him. He began fighting MMA in August as a way to fight weight gain from medication he’s taking for Crohn’s disease.  (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Jamie Lampros
Apr 13 2013 - 11:13pm

LAYTON -- A former high school wrestling star struck by a chronic disease in adulthood is planning a comeback, this time in mixed martial arts.Mike Brown started wrestling when he was in the sixth grade. That was the year he also won his first tournament.After that, he wrestled for Central Davis Junior High School, losing only twice during those...

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GALLERY: Fight night: MMA presented by Total Mayhem

MMA presented by Total Mayhem Saturday, April 27, 2014. (DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 27 2014 - 12:43pm

Pro and amateur fighters put their skills to the test in front of a packed Ogden Eccles Conference Center Saturday, April 27, 2014. Photos by Dylan Brown / Standard-Examiner

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GALLERY: Fight night: MMA presented by Total Mayhem

MMA presented by Total Mayhem Saturday, April 27, 2014. (DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 27 2014 - 12:43pm

Pro and amateur fighters put their skills to the test in front of a packed Ogden Eccles Conference Center Saturday, April 27, 2014. Photos by Dylan Brown / Standard-Examiner

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VIDEO: West remains unbeaten with four-round win

Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 5 2014 - 9:37pm

OGDEN -- Undefeated cruiserweight boxer Jesse West is now 3-0 after scoring a hard-fought four-round decision over Elmer Rivera in one of the featured bouts Saturday night in Ogden at the Summit Hotel.Before a packed crowd, West, of Fruit Heights, had to fend off the charging Rivera, of Mesquite, Nevada, who was very aggressive. However, the...

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VIDEO: Clearfield boxer has a badge, but seeking first ring win

Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 12 2013 - 7:38pm

Earlier this year, at Ogden's Summit Hotel, Ogden boxing trainer Dave Foley was in the dressing room of Clearfield heavyweight Gary Cobia. As Foley, who was there to help in the corner, relates, Cobia's energy and pre-fight enthusiasm were beyond intense.

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Wrestling coach with Crohn's putting up a fight -- an MMA fight

Mike Brown takes a kick at JJ Allen while practicing at One Hit MMA in Layton on Wednesday. For years, Brown has coached middle school wrestling, but kickboxing is still new to him. He began fighting MMA in August as a way to fight weight gain from medication he’s taking for Crohn’s disease.  (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Jamie Lampros
Apr 13 2013 - 11:13pm

LAYTON -- A former high school wrestling star struck by a chronic disease in adulthood is planning a comeback, this time in mixed martial arts.Mike Brown started wrestling when he was in the sixth grade. That was the year he also won his first tournament.After that, he wrestled for Central Davis Junior High School, losing only twice during those...

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GALLERY: Total Mayhem at Davis Conference Center, Dec. 31, 2012

Cameron McLeod, Special to the Standard-Examiner
Jan 1 2013 - 7:05pm

Total Mayhem at Davis Conference Center, Dec. 31, 2012

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GALLERY: One Strike, One Kill at Davis Conference Center, Nov. 17, 2012

Robby Lloyd, Special to the Standard-Examiner
Nov 18 2012 - 6:25pm

One Strike, One Kill at Davis Conference Center, Nov. 17, 2012

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GALLERY: Total Mayhem at the Davis Conference Center, Aug. 18, 2012

Brian Wolfer, Special to the Standard-Examiner
Aug 19 2012 - 8:05pm

Total Mayhem at the Davis Conference Center, Aug. 18, 2012

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GALLERY: Total Mayhem Mixed Martial Arts: Lindquist Field

 Total Mayhem's mixed martial arts fight night at Lindquist Field in Ogden Saturday, June 30, 2012.

Erin Hooley, Standard-Examiner staff
Jul 1 2012 - 4:33am

Total Mayhem's mixed martial arts fight night at Lindquist Field in Ogden Saturday, June 30, 2012.

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