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10/16: SHOGUN FIGHTS XI

SHOGUN FIGHTS XI FAN BLOCK

The BALTIMORE HARBOR HOTEL
101 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: (410) 752-1100

The BALTIMORE HARBOR HOTEL is the official Fighter Hotel of Shogun Fights XI. It is also the location of the Fighter Weigh Ins which is held Friday Night November 14th. The Baltimore Harbor Hotel is walking distance away from the 1st Mariner Arena. Rooms can be reserved online or over the phone. Call the Baltimore Harbor Hotel at (410) 752-1100 and ask for the "Shogun Fights Fan Block Room Rate". The rate will be $99 per night reduced from $ 250 per night.

You can also register your room online (Shogun Fights XI) GROUP CODE: FAK13A

Visit their website: www.baltimoreharborhotel.com
Phone: (410) 752-1100 - 1.855.695.6691

FYI: The BALTIMORE HARBOR HOTEL is located directly across the street from the 1st Mariner Arena.

10/16: Shogun Fights

 



9/5: Shogun Fights XI

Shogun Fights returns to the Baltimore Arena on Saturday November 15th 2014 with Shogun Fights XI. Tickets are on sale now!

Tickets: "SHOGUN FIGHTS XI"

6/6: Shogun Fights X

Shogun Fights brought Maryland it's 1st ever professional Women's MMA bout and on Saturday June 21st we are going to do it again.



5/7: Shogun Fights X

Shogun Fights returns to the Baltimore Arena on Saturday June 21st 2014 with Shogun Fights X. Tickets are on sale now!

10/28: Shogun Fights IX Air Dates!

Shogun Fights IX will air in 2 episodes on (CSN) Comcast Sports Net.

Shogun Fights IX: PART 1

  • SUN (11/24) Nov 24th @ 11:00 PM
  • MON (11/25) Nov 25th @ 9:00 PM
  • THU (12/5) Dec 5th @ 9:00 PM

Shogun Fights IX: PART 2

  • THU (12/12) Dec 12th @ 7:00 PM
  • SUN (12/15) Dec 15th @ 12:00 AM
  • SUN (12/22) Dec 22th @ 9:00 PM

Comcast Sportsnet: Channel Finder (click here)

BALTIMORE:

Comcast Cable: Channel 7

Direct TV: Channel 642

Fios: Channel 76

Dish Network: 424

10/25: Shogun Fights IX !

 

SHOGUN FIGHTS IX Official Weigh ins!!!

 

The Official weigh ins for Shogun Fights IX are today Friday October 25th at The Sheraton City Center Hotel (map).

10/22: Shogun Fights IX !

 

SHOGUN FIGHTS IX Halloween Costume Contest!!!

 

  • The first ten(10) people that arrive at the Baltimore Arena's "Will Call" box off on Saturday October 26th 2013 in custume will receive 1 pair of Free tickets to Shogun Fights IX.
  • Once the Free tickets (20 tickets in total) are claimed, all remaining costumed patrons will receive a 10% discount on their ticket purchase (Box Office Only).

98 ROCK will select the Top 3 winners during a crowd search at the Arena. Contestants will be brought down to the stage during intermission for Judging. Costumed patrons who purchased tickets prior to Saturday night are still eligible to participate in the contest.

  • 1st Prize: $ 500.00
  • 2nd Prize: $ 300.00
  • 3rd Prize: 100.00

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners inside the cage that evening... A special Thanks to the contest sponsors 98 ROCK and East Coast Bail Bonds...

10/21: Shogun Fights IX !

 

5 MORE DAYS UNTIL SHOGUN FIGHTS IX!!!

If your weekend feels less full with the Raven's on Bye than spend your Saturday Night with us at Shogun Fights IX!

Shogun Fights, Maryland Premier Professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Organization returns to the 1st Mariner Arena in Downtown Baltimore Maryland on Saturday October 26th 2013 with Shogun Fights IX. The previous 8 shows have featured Maryland's top MMA talent and the 9th installment will be no different. Fans in attendance of Shogun Fights have had the chance to witness hungry young fighters sharpen their skills prior to advancing to the UFC, the Utlimate Fighter Reality Series, Strikeforce and Bellator MMA. Aside from being the only MMA event in Maryland that takes place in a large professional sports arena, we are also the only Maryland MMA event to have programming on (CSN) Comcast Sports Net.

10/15: Shogun Fights IX !

 

The Sheraton City Center Hotel is a full capacity leading up to Shogun Fights IX. If you are still in need of a room, the Days Inn Inner Harbor is offering discounted room rate of Shogun Fights Fans!

The Days Inn Inner Harbor is across the street from the arena and walking distance to the Sheraton as well.

The Days Inn Inner Harbor is offering fans a 25% discount on their current rate. The discounted rate will $159.00. When you book the room, you need to mention the "Shogun Fan rate".

Days Inn Inner Harbor

100 Hopkins Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-576-1000
Web Site: www.daysinnerharbor.com

7/9: Shogun Fights IX !

Shogun Fights, Maryland Premier Professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Organization returns to the 1st Mariner Arena in Downtown Baltimore Maryland on Saturday October 26th 2013 with Shogun Fights IX. The previous 8 shows have featured Maryland's top MMA talent and the 9th installment will be no different. Fans in attendance of Shogun Fights have had the chance to witness hungry young fighters sharpen their skills prior to advancing to the UFC, the Utlimate Fighter Reality Series, Strikeforce and Bellator MMA. Aside from being the only MMA event in Maryland that takes place in a large professional sports arena, we are also the only Maryland MMA event to have programming on (CSN) Comcast Sports Net.

Come out on Saturday October 26th 2013 (the Raven's bye week) to caught all the action of Shogun Fights IX!

4/15: Shogun Fights VIII Quick Results!

Bout#1: Spencer Strube def. Ratioender Melo

Bout#2: Craig Hight def. Dameron Kirby

Bout#3: Adi Alic def. Charles Kessinger

Bout#4: Micah Terrill def. Cheron Gregory

Bout#5: Daniel Chacon def. Ruben Martinez

Bout#6: Dave Daniecki def. Lewis Rumsey

Bout#7: Greg Saumenig def. Nelson Moody

Bout#8: Umaer Haq def. Rob Sullivan

Bout#9: Christian Leonard def. Nate Grebb

Bout#10: Gabby Holloway def. Rosanna Garica

Bout#11: Dan Root def. Noe Quintanilla

4/12: Baltimore Sun feature on 1st Female MMA Bout!

With first female bout, Shogun Fights is ready to rumble

Rosanna Garcia and Gabrielle Holloway will face off Saturday at 1st Mariner Arena

View video @: http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/bs-ae-shogun-fights-0412-20130409,0,4659867.story#ixzz2QqV9JhEb

Shogun Fights VIII co-main event features the states first ever female MMA bout with Rosanna Garcia taking on Gabby Holloway. (Kevin Richardson/The Baltimore Sun video)

By Colleen Jaskot, The Baltimore Sun

8:11 a.m. EDT, April 12, 2013

For years, mixed martial art has been a man's world. But 2013 is shaping up to be the year women take the spotlight. Ronda Rousey beat Liz Carmouche in February, during Ultimate Fighting Championship's first female bout. And this weekend, Shogun Fights VIII will host the first female professional mixed martial arts fight in Maryland. On Saturday, Rosanna Garcia and Gabrielle Holloway will face off at Baltimore's 1st Mariner Arena, as the co-main event on the card — an event that could open doors for women in the sport and ultimately allow for more female professional fights locally. "I hope this will encourage more girls to get involved," said John Rallo, promoter of Shogun Fights.

Originally, UFC President Dana White did not want women to fight, thinking that the bouts wouldn't be good enough to charge people to watch it, Rallo said, but Rousey, who won a bronze medal for judo at the 2008 Olympics, was skilled enough to change his mind, Rallo said. "She's really opened the eyes of the world to women's professional fighting," Rallo said. "There aren't a ton of women that are doing it." When mixed martial arts was legalized in Maryland in 2008, women's fighting was included. But since the sport is not as popular with women as with men, there isn't as big a talent pool, which is why the first professional women's fight is only happening now, Rallo said. "I didn't want to have women on for the sake of having women on," Rallo said. "I wanted to have women who were skilled to make sure they would entertain the fans."

Holloway, who wrestled and played basketball in high school, got involved in mixed martial arts in 2009 after starting to train at a boxing gym to stay in shape, she said. She now trains every day except Sunday, for a total of 20 or 25 hours a week, she said. "I do this strictly for fun," she said. "It's a stress reliever." Holloway, 22, who trains in Culpeper, Va., goes to school for veterinary medicine and says she fights "so I wont be 200 pounds, because I love to eat."

Garcia, 27, also got involved in the sport in 2009, after graduating from college and telling a friend she thought she was running out of time to be physically great at something. Her brother told her about a special at Evolve Academy where she lives in Gaithersburg, which specializes in Muay Thai and jujitsu. After going, she realized that's what she wanted to do. "As soon as I threw that first punch, I was like, 'Man, that felt really good,'" she said. Garcia is excited for the fight, which will be her first as a professional and is a chance for a re-match against Holloway, who beat her by judge's decision after three rounds when they faced each other as amateurs. "I think it's great the women are starting to be accepted more in MMA," Garcia said. "It's an honor to be the first female professional fight [in Maryland MMA]."

Despite women's professional matches only starting this year, Holloway and Garcia agreed they haven't had too many difficulties being women in the male-dominated world of mixed martial arts. Fans' reception is generally positive, though Holloway said it's hard for her to find as many fights as she'd like. "I train with guys, so the only time I really am around females is when I fight them," she said. Garcia said when she tells people she fights in MMA, she does get some funny reactions. "People are usually surprised, unless I'm wearing a tank top and they see my muscles," Garcia said.

Rallo is positive about the potential for more women's professional MMA fights. He hopes that after seeing Garcia and Holloway, other women involved in mixed martial arts will reach out to him. "If they put on a good show, I'd love to have them back, and I'd love to find other opponents to expand the talent pool," Rallo said. "My goal, as the promoter, is to bring in the most competitive and exciting fights, so the fans want to come back and support the show. Whether it is a man or women is irrelevant to me, as long as they're talented." Holloway thinks she might quit fighting after finishing school. But first she wants to have a really challenging fight — which might be the case this Saturday. "It's not something I want to do forever," she said. "I want to see how far I go, because I haven't lost yet. ... I want to fight someone and say, 'Man, that was a tough fight.' I feel like I haven't felt like that yet."

cjaskot@baltsun.com

Rosanna Garcia

Age: 27

Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md.

Fights out of: Evolve Academy in Gaithersburg

Height: 5'9"

Fight weight: 135 lbs.

Record: Amateur 3-2

Biggest strengths: "My strength has always been my striking, and my parents fighting against all odds in their lives to provide for their family. It showed me that quitting is never an option."

Motivation: "Inspiring others to keep persevering through the difficulties they face in life."

Gabrielle "Gabanator" Holloway

Age: 22

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Fights out of: Zamora Boxing Gym in Culpeper, Va.

Height: 5'4"

Fight weight: 135 or 145 lbs.

Biggest strengths: "My wrestling background and my humbleness"

Record: Amateur 7-0, Professional 2-0

Motivation: "My coach and training partners, my teammates from the flag football team, my friends and family, and myself."

If you go Shogun Fights VIII is April 13 at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Tickets are $33-$253. Call 410-547-7328 or go to



3/28: New Sponsor!

Shogun Fights is proud to welcome Mo's Seafood as a sponsor for Shogun Fights VIII. MO'S SEAFOOD has been known for its unmatched seafood quality in the Mid-Atlantic region for over 20 years. We feature 5 locations around Baltimore: Inner Harbor, Little Italy, Parkville, Glen Burnie, and Eastern Ave.

3/27: Shogun Fights VIII Special Guest!

Shogun Fights is proud to welcome former UFC Welterweight & current WSOF Heavyweight Anthony "Rumble" Johnson and former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt "Terra" Serra.

Anthony Johnson is coming off of a successful Heavyweight debut on March 23rd 2013 in Atlantic City New Jersey. Johnson took on former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski in the main event of the MMA World Series of Fighting presents WSOF 2: Arlovski Vs Johnson. The main card of aired live on the NBC Sports Network.

3/11: Shogun Fights Fan Block!

SHOGUN FIGHTS VIII

The Sheraton City Center Hotel
101 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: (410) 752-1100

The Sheraton City Center Hotel is the official Fighter Hotel of Shogun Fights VIII. It is also the location of the Fighter Weigh Ins which is held Friday Night April 12th 2013. The Sheraton is walking distance away from the 1st Mariner Arena. Rooms can be reserved online or over the phone. Call the Sheraton at (410) 752-1100 and ask for the "Shogun Fights Fan Block Room Rate". The rate will be $99 per night reduced from $ 250 per night.

You can also register your room online (Shogun Fights VIII)

FYI: This is not the Sheraton Inner Harbor on Charles Street. The Sheraton City Center Hotel is located directly across the street from the 1st Mariner Arena.

 

1/29: Shogun Fights VIII

Shogun Fights returns to the 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday April 13th, 2013 with Shogun Fights VIII. Tickets are on sale now via Ticket Master or the 1st Mariner Arena Box Office. More details regarding the Fight Card, VIP Pre-fight Party, Special Hotel Room Rates & Official Afterparty will be coming soon on www.shogunfights.com.

SHOGUN FIGHTS TICKET PURCHASING DISCLAIMER

It has come to our attention that fans of Shogun Fights have encountered some websites that are selling tickets to Shogun Fights V on Saturday October 8th 2011. The only ticket vendor sites that Shogun Fights has a relationship with are the 1st Mariner Arena (www.1stmarinerarena.com & www.baltimorearena.com) and Ticket Master (www.ticketmaster.com). We apologize for an confusion our fans may have encountered. If you are using a search engine to locate the 1st Mariner Arena in an attempt to purchase tickets for Shogun Fights V or any of our future events, please avoid sites like 1stmariner.arena-md.com, 1stmarinerarena.boxofficebaltimore.com and 1stmariner.justbuytickets.com. These site show up at the top of every search engine page, but they are not associated with the 1st Mariner Arena or Shogun Fights. Unfortunately they are offering tickets at a much higher price and in some cases they are offering seats that are not available at our event.

Thank you,

Shogun Fights

 

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