Northern California’s amateur MMA scene is bubbling over with talent, and thanks to the efforts of several promotions surrounding the region, the hard work of these developing prospects can proudly be caged for display.
Promoters who hosted more than one event over the course of 2017’s calendar year and received coverage from norcalmixedmartialarts.com were selected for nomination. The shows to choose from for NorCal MMA’s 2017 Amateur Promotion of the Year Award Includes: The Titans Cage, 209 Beatdown, 51 Fifty Fight Night, and 559 Fights.
The Titans Cage
2017 marked a tremendous year of growth for the Sacramento based promotion: The Titans Cage (TTC).
TTC delivered well-matched bouts, which allowed the mettle of the area’s ammys to shine, and fight fans eagerly stuffed the McClellan Conference Center, TTC’s new, much larger venue, to capacity. As should be expected on TTC’s upcoming card—TTC 17 on December 2, 2017, the focus doesn’t solely rest on grooming fighters for the next level; instead, TTC partners with United States Fight League (USFL) to offer youth practitioners a stage to assess their skillsets.
The hard-nosed scraps one would expect on Stockton’s streets are sanctioned and wrapped in fencing at 209 Beatdown.
Hosting a pair of shows, with an exponential amount of bloodletting, in 2017, 209 Beatdown showcased numerous modern-day gladiators inside the historic Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium. 209 Beatdown’s next event, 209 Beatdown 4, will welcome the new year on January 6, 2018, and the executives are chomping at the bit to continue adding a professional touch to the amateur MMA game.
51 Fifty Fight Night
51 Fifty Fitness Center in Livingston houses a place for individuals to train, and it doubles as an opportune destination for soon-to-be prizefighters to reveal their finely-tuned physiques at 51 Fifty Fight Night.
Inside a boxing ring while wearing C.A.M.O (California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization) certified six-ounce gloves, those slated on a 51 Fifty Fight Night card have launched from their corners with crazed looks in their eyes. Entering into MMA’s market earlier this year and already charming all their stakeholders, the first event in 2018 can’t arrive soon enough.
559 Fights reached well beyond the Central Valley in 2017 because of their collaboration with FloCombat.
The secret of high-caliber competitors contained in California’s Central Valley escaped from the bag when 559 Fights debuted their live stream on FloCombat at 559 Fights 58. Whether inside the Visalia Convention Center or Tower Theater in Fresno, a lush crop of fighters, such as those scheduled to appear in their fast-approaching show—559 Fights 61 on December 22, 2017, can be expected to march across the 559 Fights threshold and into a life beyond the amateur ranks.
Follow the link provided, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7LXWBLB, to vote for which promotion you believe should earn NorCal MMA’s 2017 Amateur Promotion of the Year.