Stories tagged with: MMA

August 1, 2014 - 5:33pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

An MMA fighter will be visiting the City of Zanesville Saturday.

Mike King, will be at The Barn Saturday, August 2 from 2PM to 4PM signing autographs. Eddie Brock, a friend of Mikes says King began his career toward mixed martial arts in the Tri-Valley school district during his junior high and high school years. This is his first time back home since he began pursuing MMA.

Brock said, "His mom and dad were born in Dresden, Tri-Valley grads and his grandparents and everybody...

September 21, 2013 - 5:34pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

A large martial arts competition took place in Zanesville for an important cause.

Spartan MMA, Strickland Fight Promotions and Ohio Fighting Championship, were all in partnership to put on the "Fight the Hate" anti- bullying kick- off event at the Zanesville Civic Center on Saturday.

"This is a show that we've designed to try to generate as much revenue and awareness as we can about bullying issues," said Owner of Strickland Fight Promotions, Joseph...

September 17, 2013 - 7:07pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

Joe Strickland, a former MMA fighter himself, started the Spartan MMA Program that teaches kids the fundamentals of mixed martial arts, self-restraint and discipline. As part of his program to combat bullying and widen the opportunity for kids to do good, he and his business partner Scott, along with Ohio Fighting Championships, are hosting an MAA event this Saturday at the Zanesville Civic League Community Center.

"This is our inaugural kick-off for the fight the hate anti-...

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