ICF Invades Helena Tonight

12140829_997950643596384_3384329221850615429_nSean O’Malley is fighting on home soil.

O’Malley looks for his biggest win to date against King of the Cage vet Mark Coates as he fights in his hometown of Helena, Montana Saturday night at the Lewis and Clark Count Fairgrounds.

This is the first time ICF has ventured into and has a lined up several outstanding matches including several local Helena talent. The event is also co-promoted by Fusion Fight League.

O’Malley has been undefeated in his pro career, with all first round finishes. Currently training at the MMA Lab in Arizona with the likes of UFC stars Benson Henderson and Lauren Murphy.

He will have a tough test in Coates (3-1) who has yet to be finished in his pro career. Training out of Team Execution in Lewiston, Idaho.

Tickets are still available at the door for $20.

If you can’t watch live, we will have live results here and on our twitter page tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. MST.

Fusion Fight League Results: Cano, LaRosa, Batara Take Home Wins

Cheri Muraski def. Andrea Kate

Cheri Muraski def. Andrea Kate

In what was an unpredictable night of fights, the women stole the show with a some quality skill.

New Mexico by way of New Jersey’s Tara LaRosa breaks her three fight losing streak by getting a unanimous decision over Oregon’s Katie Howard.

In an atomweight attraction, Kyra Batara and Celine Haga battles in a technical grappling match with Batara evening her pro record to 2-2.

The only male pro fight was Wyoming’s Daniel Augare defeating 221 Industries vet Skye Folsom in his pro debut.

The undercard saw some crazy finishes with the Kobe Jeffers getting a 48 second TKO and 16 year old Mikey Zindler getting an armbar over Austin Carson.

Fight of the Night in our opinion was Ireland Moran and Jade Buckskin, with Moran should patience and a growing set of striking skills.

Three amateur champions were crowned as Chari Murdaski (flyweight), Theron Martin (featherweight), and Daniel Augare (welterweight) took home wins.

Here are the complete results:

Main event

  • Tara LaRosa def. Katie Howard by unanimous decsion – 120 pro catchweight fight

Co-main event

  • Kyra Batara def. Celine Haga by unanimous decision – 110 pro catchweight fight

Pro Feature

  • Matt Cano def. Skye Folsome by unanimous decision – featherweight fight

Amateur undercard

  • Daniel Augare def. Shane Kelly by TKO round 2 – to win the ammy welterweight title
  • Cheri Muraski def. Andrea Kate by TKO round 3 – to win the ammy flyweight title
  • Theron Martin def. Isaiah Santiago by submission (armbar) round 2 to win the ammy featherweight title
  • Ireland Moran def. Jade Buckskin by unanimous decision – strawweight
  • Brad Klepperich def. Hunter WalkingEagle by submission (traingle) round 4 to win the ammy middleweight title
  • Mikey Zindler def. Austin Carson by technical sub (armbar) round 1 – bantamweight
  • Koby Jeffers def. Austin Blackman by 0:48 TKO round 1 – 215 catchweight

FFL Fighters Weigh-in for Sanctioned MMA card

LaRosa and Howard

LaRosa and Howard

11 bouts are on the docket for Fusion Fight League Friday night in Billings, MT, which will stream live and free on FusionFightLeague.com.

The main event will feature MMA veteran Tara Larosa dropping down to her lowest weight of her career against Kate Howard. LaRosa tipped the scales at 121, just a pound over the 120 catchweight. Howard came in at 119.6.

In a 110 catchweight affair, Celine Haga looks to continue her run against wrestler Kyra Batara. Haga (109.4) and Batara (109.6) both made it under the limit.

In the only male pro fight on the card features Skye Folsomeis taking on Matt Cano.

Three female amateur bouts are also set as Cheri Muraski and Andrea Kate will battle for the flyweight title; Tasha Fourstar  faces Sonya Wilson in a match a year in the making, and  Jade Buckskin takes on Ireland Moran in a strawweight affair.

Five male fights will compliment the stacked card with fighters from Montana, Colorado, and Wyoming.

Action starts at 7:30 p.m. mountain time Friday night. For those outside of Billings, you can watch the stream at FusionFightLeague.com.

Complete fight card:

Main event

  • Tara LaRosa vs. Katie Howard – 120 pro catchweight fight

Co-main event

  • Celine Haga vs. Kyra Batara – 110 pro catchweight fight

Feature match 

  • Skye Folsome vs. Matt Cano – pro featherweight fight

Amateur title matches

  • Daniel Augare vs. Shane Kelly – welterweight title
  • Cheri Muraski vs. Andrea Kate – flyweight title
  • Hunter WalkingEagle vs. Brad Klepperich – middleweight title

Amateur undercard

  • Sonya Wilson vs. Tasha Fourstar – 140 catchweight
  • Ireland Moran vs. Jade Buckskin – strawweight
  • Isaiah Santiago vs. Theron Martin – welterweight
  • Mikey Zindler vs. Austin Carson – bantamweight
  • Austin Blackman vs. Koby Jeffers – 215 catchweight

Fusion Fight League to Hold First Sanctioned WMMA Matches in Montana

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11133756_10152891143713284_1542222862049369707_nMontana is one of the rare states where there isn’t an athletic commission, but MMA is legal. Fusion Fight League decided to do something about it.

The promotion announced last week they are bringing in an independent commission to sanction all its fights Friday in Billings, Montana. This will make the card the first ever sanctioned MMA event in the state’s history.

The sanctioning comes as the FFL has what will be two of the biggest pro female MMA bouts Montana has seen.

In the main event, MMA Legend and pioneer Tara LaRosa will take on Katie Howard in a catchweight fight.

LaRosa (21-5) has only been stopped once in her 13 plus year career. She went on a 15 fight win streak in five years, having beaten stars such as Shayna Baszler, Roxanne Modafferi , and Julie Kedzie.

Portland’s Howard (3-4-1) is looking for the upset and get what…

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