Saturday, April 27, 2013

Some old, some new

I know I'm pretty tardy to the party, but Shogun Fights was held a couple weeks ago in Baltimore. If you want to know the results of the card, simply click that link. The card featured a mix of Shogun regulars like Dan Root and Dave Daniecki from Ground Control Baltimore as well as newcomers who were eager to make a name of themselves in the regional MMA scene.

But this particular Shogun Fights received a great deal of publicity for its first ever bout featuring female fighters. Rosanna Garcia from Evolve Academy in Gaithersburg lost a unanimous decision to Gabby Halloway, a fighter from Virginia. Unfortunately, Garcia revealed on her blog and her Twitter account that she tore her ACL during the fight and is out for the next six months to a year. But reading through her blog, Garcia makes it clear that this unfortunate turn of events will not deter her from her goal of being a professional fighter, so all the best luck to her going forward.

Many local media outlets provided coverage for this month's Shogun Fights, including CBS Baltimore, The Baltimore Sun, The Examiner and the Baltimore Post-Examiner.

While I'm not sure what the attendance figures were for the April 13 card, given the increased publicity Shogun Fights is receiving it's a safe bet healthy crowds will continue to check out the twice-yearly event for a long time to come.