I'm finally back with a new post after what seems like ages, and I couldn't have picked a better time to write something. I guess you could say I took my own version of Spring Break since mixed martial arts as a whole seemed to, but this weekend is the de facto kickoff for a busy remainder of spring in MMA.
Tomorrow night is the sixth installment of Shogun Fights at First Mariner Arena in Baltimore. We will once see again see some of the finest fighters the region has to offer, as well as some familiar faces from previous Shogun Fights cards and some fresh faces looking to make an impact. The full fight card can be found here.
Two fights on tomorrow's card that I'm looking forward to the most are Dan Root vs. Jeremy Boardwine and Cole Pressley vs. Vaja Iormaghvili. Both Root and Pressley train with Team Ground Control in Baltimore and while I'm not familiar with Boardwine, who hails from southern Virginia, Iormaghvili had a second-round submission victory at last year's Shogun Fights V.
Both Root and Pressley are fixtures at Shogun Fights, with Root winning his last two fights at the event. And as usual, Maryland gyms will be well-represented tomorrow, with the usual suspects Team Ground Control, Evolve Academy and Clinch Academy being joined by other Maryland gyms such as Shaddock MMA in Sykesville and Conquest BJJ in Crofton.
I will also be covering Shogun Fights for U.S. Combat Sports and will post a recap here as well sometime over the weekend. So come out and enjoy a night of entertaining live fights.