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Dominick Reyes defended his University of MMA Light Heavyweight Amateur Title with an impressive nine-second victory over Shane Mervau on Aug. 24 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
Reyes, a Hesperia graduate fighting out of Cage Combat Academy, connected with a left…FULL STORY click on link
http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20140828/NEWS/140829811/12965/SPORTS

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MMA Update: High Desert mixed martial artists sweep title fights
By MIKE PHILLIPS, FOR THE DAILY PRESS
Four High Desert mixed martial artists fought for titles at the Gladiator Challenge event on July 19, and all four brought belts home.
Heavyweight champion Tommy Stokes (Hesperia) defeated James Johnson via TKO, referee stoppage due to strikes only 27 seconds into the first round to improve to 6-0 and keep his title.
In the 135-pound title fight, Juan Archuleta improved to (click on link for Full Story)
http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20140728/SPORTS/140729797/12965/SPORTS

MMA Update: Four locals fighting for title belts Saturday
 By MIKE PHILLIPS, FOR THE DAILY PRESS
Four local fighters will compete at a Gladiator Challenge event held at Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage on Saturday. All four fighters will compete for title belts.
Lissette Neri (Universal Grappling Academy in Victorville) will fight for the 145-pound women’s title. Former Purdue University and Sultana…click on link for full story

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MMA Update: Hernandez wins King of the Cage title belt
May 23, 2014 11:23 PM
MIKE PHILLIPS, FOR THE DAILY PRESS
Apple Valley’s David Hernandez earned the King of the Cage amateur bantamweight title belt with an impressive win over Cameron Underhill on May 17. Hernandez defeated Underhill via triangle choke submission 2 minutes, 26 seconds into the first round. Hernandez, who trains with Team Allegiance in Apple…click on link for full story
http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/belt-47027-update-cage.html

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MMA Update: Dikun fighting for the King of the Cage title
March 05, 2014 11:59 PM
By MIKE PHILLIPS, FOR THE DAILY PRESS
Five local mixed martial arts fighters will be competing Thursday at a King of the Cage event held at the San Manuel Casino in Highland.
In the co-main event, Seth Dikun (Cage Combat Academy in Victorville) will be fighting against Henry Corrales for the Bantamweight Championship (145 pounds) title.
Joe Condon, Carl Culpepper, Aaron Williams and Maia Stevenson….click on link for FULL STORY
http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/cage-45404-stevenson-dikun.html

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February 07, 2014 11:38 PM
By MIKE PHILLIPS, FOR THE DAILY PRESS
Two local mixed martial artists fought for Gladiator Challenge titles at the Soboba Sports Complex in San Jacinto on Feb. 1. Universal Grappling Academy’s Lissette Neri defeated….click on link for FULL STORY
http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/gladiator-44916-challenge-titles.html

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MMA Update: Busy weekend begins 2014 slate
January 09, 2014 11:58 AM
By MIKE PHILLIPS, FOR THE DAILY PRESS
High Desert mixed martial arts fighters were busy in 2013. They went a combined 67-32-1 in 18 different fighting organizations. Already 2014 looks to be another busy year for local fighters as nine are competing in different events this weekend. On Friday, David Hernandez, Kris Barr, and Rich Mapstead….click on link for full story
http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/busy-44419-weekend-fighting.html

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MMA Update: Locals have a chance to win pro contract
October 17, 2013 11:46 PM
By MIKE PHILLIPS, FOR THE DAILY PRESS
Five local fighters will compete at the King of the Cage World Amateur Championships on Saturday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Aaron Williams, Nick Reber, Ramon Jauregui and Jonathan Noriega will represent Joe Stevenson’s Cobra Kai….Full Story click on link.
http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/championships-43232-ramon-locals.html