With the calendar turning to September and events such as football beginning to take full swing, the schedule is also becoming more packed in mixed martial arts, both on the national and local level.
The UFC has put all their chips in the center of the table for its network television debut Nov. 12 with having a UFC Heavyweight Title fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos. The UFC is also getting ready for its debut in Washington, D.C. next month, right next door to Maryland.
Shogun Fights, the premier MMA organization in Maryland is also getting ready for its fifth card Oct. 8 in Baltimore. Several of the usual suspects who have competed on previous cards will also be featured at this event, including names such as including Dave Daniecki, Ryan Mackin, Binky Jones and Ryan McGowan, who all train out of Team Ground Control in Baltimore.
Another Team Ground Control member who will compete at Shogun Fights V is Dan Root, who won his first Shogun Fights in impressive fashion with a first-round submission. Word of Root's appearance has already gotten around.
Other Maryland fighters will compete at Shogun Fights V, including Jason "J-Mo" Morris from Evolve Academy in Gaithersburg and Cole Presley from Clinch Academy in Frederick.