With spring right around the corner, or if you live in the mid-Atlantic like I do, it seems like the weather went straight from fall to spring and totally passed over winter, there tends to be an uptick in events from all different areas and mixed martial arts is no exception. It seems that more events are scheduled as the weather gets warmer and people emerge from their winter hibernation.
A pair of upcoming events in the area lead the way and Evolve Academy in Gaithersburg is taking advantage by sending several of their fighters to compete at both Operation Octagon in Virginia in March and the well-known Shogun Fights in Baltimore in April, according to the school's recent e-newsletter.
Operation Octagon will feature Rosanna Garcia, one of Evolve's female fighters, while Shogun Fights will feature several Evolve fighters, including Jason "JMo" Morris. Evolve is part of the Team Lloyd Irvin camp in Camp Springs, which as I've said before, is one of the premier fight camps in MMA and has fighters competing on cards worldwide.
I have no doubt that as we go forward into spring and summer, we will see more Maryland fighters from schools across the state stepping up to the plate and making their mark in the fight game. In addition to the beautiful weather, spring and summer is an exciting time to be a MMA fan.