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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

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MMA Update: Six locals fighting in Vegas on Saturday
August 30, 2013 11:59 PM
By MIKE PHILLIPS, FOR THE DAILY PRESS
Six local mixed martial arts fighters will compete at a King of the Cage event at Eastside Cannery in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Jonathan Noriega, Roberto Hernandez and ….Click on link for full story
http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/vegas-42064-saturday-six.html

aug18,2013
MMA Update: Culley wins title; Bollinger cast for TUF 18
August 16, 2013 11:34 PM
By MIKE PHILLIPS, FOR THE DAILY PRESS
Barstow High graduate Chris Culley won the 145-pound title at BAMMA Badbeat 10 on Aug. 9.
Culley defeated Jesse Newell via TKO, corner stoppage, at the end…Full Story click on link
http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/culley-41842-former-defeated.html

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MMA Update: Two H.D. athletes to fight Friday
August 07, 2013 11:55 PM
By MIKE PHILLIPS, FOR THE DAILY PRESS
Two former High Desert athletes will be competing in a mixed martial arts show Friday in Commerce.
Chris Culley (Barstow) and Juan Archuleta (Sultana) will be fighting at the Bamma Badbeat 10 event at the Commerce Casino.
Culley will be facing TUF veteran Jesse Newell in the main event for the 145-pound featherweight title. Culley currently holds an 18-10 record and has a four-fight winning streak in the BAMMA…
Click on link to read full story…..
http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/archuleta-41703-culley-event.html