Tag Archives: Martinez BJJ

Duane Shields showing strong in the room, trying to carry it to the cage at AOW 13

Duane Shields will be fighting fellow Philadelphian Javi Guzman for the Art of War lightweight championship in South Philadelphia on September 28th at AOW13 hosted at the 2300 Arena.  Shields knows adversity from his life outside of the cage and the room at Martinez BJJ where he calls home.  “Crispy” as his fans call him, feels that now is his time for all of his efforts and work to pay off.  I stopped in to see Duane […]

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Matt “White Chocolate” Turnbull focused on another win at Art of War 13

Matt Turnbull has a bad taste in his mouth from his most recent fight where he came away on the losing end of a decision to Chris Disonnell at Ring of Combat 67. “White Chocolate” felt like his opponent was a little stronger  and it forced  him make some adjustments.  I asked Turnbull what he has done differently and he tells MyMMANews… My nutrition was a problem.  My eating was inconsistent and I felt like I binge […]

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Kyle Daukaus ready to handle business on week 2 of DWTNCS

Kyle Daukaus has been much more than a fighter since he entered the cage for the first time in 2011.  Daukaus always took pride in studying and being a student of the sport.  He has put that knowledge to good use and improved steadily over his career.  Kyle fought to a 5-5 record as an amateur and was never really considered a huge prospect to go on to the UFC.  Boy how things have changed for the […]

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Will Dill feeling strong and confident heading into second pro fight at ROC 68

Will Dill is a warrior, there is just no other way to describe him. Dill took his first professional MMA fight on less than a week’s notice, in his opponents hometown, and against a grueling, hard nosed grinder in John “Bearcat” Brennan.  I was cageside calling the action in November and it was 15-minutes of blood, sweat, and effort from both men.  Dill’s striking was sharp and he took down the decision on the judge’s scorecards. He […]

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