HK Interview with Shai Lindsey

Xtreme Couture's Shai Lindsey is set to meet MMA University's Louie Grover at HK 38 Calgary on October 3rd and we recently took some time to chat with him about his thoughts on the matchup and learn a bit more about him. HK: Thanks for speaking with us, Shai. First, let's find out how you got into MMA. What's your background in combat sports? Shai Lindsey: I got into mixed martial arts at the age of 14 by the former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez. He lived eight homes from me and we used to train in his garage with the neighborhood kids. Then we made the transfer to Xtreme ... Read More...

Dave Mazany Interview

Lightweight fighter Dave Mazany is headlining HK 38 Calgary against Ryan Dickson on October 3rd, so we recently spoke with him about his upcoming fight, his background, and his personal life. HK: Thanks for speaking with us, Dave. First, let's talk about how you got into mixed martial arts. What's your background in combat sports? Do you have any thoughts on the current state of MMA? Dave Mazany: No problem. I started watching MMA in the early '90s, then it was called "shoot fighting", "cage fighting", "no holds barred", etc. It was raw and pure. I loved it and was inspired. I played ... Read More...

HK 37 Calgary – The Amateur Fights

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In addition to an action-packed lineup of pro fights, HK 37 Calgary will have plenty of amateur fights set up to exhibit some of the young, up-and-coming fighters out there. It's all going down June 13th and smart MMA fans will want to pay attention to these fights. Let's have a look! Samuel Franchi vs. Nic Dupasquier The first amateur fight of the night is a flyweight matchup between MMA University's Samuel Franchi and Innovative Martial Arts' Nic Dupasquier. Both of these young fighters will be taking advantage of their curtain-jerker status to put on a show and make an impression ... Read More...

HK 37 Calgary – Digging Into the Pro Fights

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HK 37 Calgary is fast upon us, coming up on June 13th. We have an awesome night of fights lined up for the event, which will undoubtedly result in lots of great finishes. Whether you're into the stand-up game or grappling chess matches, there will be something for you. Let's have a look at the pro fights of the night. Matt Krayco vs. Peter Arbeau The first pro fight of the night is a welterweight matchup between Dynamic MMA's Matt Krayco and Emergent's Peter Arbeau. Matt "The Kid" Krayco is known for leaving everything in the cage - win, lose, or draw. While he has plenty of submission ... Read More...

HK 34 Calgary – The Amateur Lightweight Title on the Line

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The amateur lightweight title was on the line at HK 34 Calgary as Jesse Gregan took on Chris Chapman. This was not Chapman's first run at the championship belt, but he would be facing off against a hungry fighter in Gregan who was not going to roll over easy. The ending to this one's a bit controversial; you decide who was in the right. Click here to watch the fight! ... Read More...

HK 36 Fort St. John Results

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HK 36 Fort St. John was yet another action-packed night of fights that saw enough knockouts, submissions, and grinding decisions to please any MMA fan. Once again we'd like to thank our sponsors, our fighters, and our fans around the world. Check out the results below! Pro Fights Rodney Wallace defeated Ariel Gandulla by Unanimous Decision Anton Tokarchuk defeated Cory Knipe by TKO (Punches) in Round 1 Cody Isaacson submitted Brendan Frost by Armbar Round 2 Logan Jarrell submitted Jonathon Dubois by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1 Louie Grover submitted Jason Rodyck by Armbar Round ... Read More...

HK 35 Calgary – The Rundown

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HK 35 Calgary has come and gone and when all was said and done it was another great night of fights for the fans of Hard Knocks Fighting. We had grinding decisions, brutal TKOs, and some slick subs for fans of the grappling chessmatch. Let's have a look at the fights in the order they happened. Amateur Matches Lee Popp vs. Duada Keita - Title Match This lightweight amateur match-up would actually decide the new Amateur Lightweight Champion and it was a great curtain-jerker. The first round saw a lot of clinch action that saw Popp control the pace, but Keita managed to inflict more ... Read More...

HK34 Calgary – The Amateur Light Heavyweight Title Bout

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At HK34 Calgary, the amateur light heavyweight title was on the line as Phil "The Albino Rhino" Towler took on champ Devon "Mr. Boomtruck" Smith. Towler is a bull and had been on a tear ever since he first entered the HK ring, but he would be facing off against a champ who held not one, but two belts and who had a distinct height and reach advantage. The ending to this fight is one that no one saw coming. Click here to watch the fight! ... Read More...

HK 34 Calgary – Bhullar vs. Pequin

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HK 34 Calgary featured the amateur debut of Kenny Bhullar and Riley Pequin as the two took on each other in the Hard Knocks cage. Though they were both making their amateur debut, both these guys had plenty of experience outside the cage, as they had both started training from an early age and were chomping at the bit to fight. The doctor eventually had to stop the fight - you have to watch this one. Click here to watch the fight! ... Read More...

Interview with Lee Popp

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HK fighter Lee Popp has an amateur 155-lbs. matchup coming up on April 25th against Mike Parsons. We recently took the time to talk to Lee about his upcoming fight and learn a little bit more about him. HK: Thanks for taking some time off training to talk to us, Lee. First, how did you get into MMA? Lee Popp: My boss brought me to MMA University one day for a class. I had boxed before, but I really liked the gym and people. It was a good fit. In 4 months I had my first fight - I loved it and now I'm here. HK: Wow, would you say you have an established style of fighting? Any favorite ... Read More...