HK 30: Written Preview

Click on the poster to see the HK30 full fight cardHK 30: Tough Trucks
Event sponsored by Shaw GMC
Friday, February 8th, 2013 at Century Casino in Calgary, AB.

Weigh-Ins: Please join us at the official Weigh-Ins for this event, on Thursday, Feb 7th at the Hotel Blackfoot in Calgary. Weigh-Ins start and are open to the public at 5pm.


HK 30 promises to be a great night of fights for MMA Fans. Nearly every fight will have a Calgary fighter on display, so the Hometown crowd should be out in full force for support.

Our MAIN EVENT of the evening will see Welterweights Ryan Machan squaring off against Michael Madrid. Machan, training out of Arashi-Do in Red Deer, AB will have the benefit of the home crowd as he is looking to improve his record to 18-8-0 with a win over Madrid. Madrid, fighting out of Las Vegas trains with Wand Fight Team, and could prove to be Machan’s toughest opponent yet. Both fighters have a well rounded game, and we could see some world-class Jiu-Jitsu if the fight goes to the mat. I give the stand-up advantage to Machan in this one, but everyone knows anything can happen in MMA. There are 4 other matches to finish off the Pro Fight Card.

Our Amateur Card has 8 matches to offer, and is stock full of new fighters. Hard Knocks is proud to support each and every fighter on their path to learning and growing in the sport of MMA. The MAIN AMATEUR EVENT of the evening showcases Zach Snyder VS. Randy Chung, both out of Calgary, squaring off for the recently vacated Amateur Featherweight Title Belt. Snyder will be looking to keep it on the feet and dole out his impressive striking skills against Chung, who is undefeated and has a great ground game. Chung won’t be disappointed if he can’t take it to the ground, though, as he can hold his own in the stand up department with his Muay Thai kick-boxing experience. Stay tuned as I am hoping to post fight week interviews with both of these fighters.

Another notable Amateur Bout will see Keegan Oliver vs. Rob Nelson in the 125 lb weight calss. Oliver is undefeated with HK and is a ground specialist and a wrestler, while Nelson is also a wrestler with National experience. This will likely be a tough match-up, and we may see this one go to the judges’ scorecards.

If you haven’t already purchased your tickets for the show, visit HK30 Calgary Event page, there you will find a link to buy tickets online. Hurry up, since the hometown talent will have lots of supporters in the crowd, tickets won’t last long. We’d also like to thank all of our sponsors for their support, and making this show possible.

Shane @ Hard Knocks

Hard Knocks Fighting would like to thank the following Sponsors:

Shaw GMC
Calgary Roughnecks
Pete the Plumber

Century Casino
Caleo Health and Spine
Phantom Shots

Feature Fights
Hotel Blackfoot
The Fight Network

Taub Law
Urban Optique
D&D Oilfield Rentals
New West Creative
Scott Safety
All Beef Catering
Cruz Custom Homes

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