Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Jessica Holcomb-Doerner vs. Nina Ansaroff

On Saturday November, 24 at The Cage Inc: "Battle At The Border 11 at Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson, North Dakota

Jessica Holcomb-Doerner (2-0-0) will take on Nina Ansaroff (1-3-0) in a 125 pound professional MMA match.

Jessica is a 5'4 MMA fighter and professional boxer out of Minton, North Dakota where she trains at Calavera's Martial Arts Academy. She is coached by Richard Calavera and Jordan Calavera.

Jessica is 0-1 in her professional boxing career having lost her debut by decision to Angela Hayes on April, 28th. Her amateur boxing record is 29-11.

Jessica last fought in an MMA match on August, 25th when she defeated Ashley Omsberg by TKO in the first round. Her other victory came against Mariah Johnson who she also defeated by first round TKO.

I asked Jessica what got her into MMA and she responded, "I got into boxing at a young age watching fights with my Dad. I started doing some kick boxing when I joined the Air Force to help me get in shape I fell in love with the sport! I moved to Minot, ND in October 2005 and started training. I started boxing first and then MMA started getting big and I got an opportunity to fight professionally so I started training for my first MMA fight at the beginning of 2011." 

Nina is a 5'5 twenty-six year old MMA fighter from Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she trains at American Top Team with Jessica Aguilar and Ediane Gomes to name a few. She is coached by Marcos Da Matta.  

Nina is currently on a three fight losing streak that dates back to December of 2010 when she lost a close split-decision to Carla Esparza. Despite her losing streak, Nina has fought very good competition including Barb Honchak and Casey Noland.

In her pro debut in September of 2010, Nina defeated Catia Vitoria.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Amanda Bobby Cooper defeats Tracy Emerick


On Friday November, 9 at Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting 41: "SFS vs. The World" at 59 West Entertainment Center  in Highland, Michigan.

#7 ranked 125 pound fighter Amanda Bobby Cooper (6-3-0) defeated Tracy Emerick (2-2-0) by submission (rear-naked choke) in the third round of their 125 pound amateur MMA championship unification bout
Amanda trains at scorpion Fighting Systems in Howell, Michigan where she is coached by James Gray an 11x National Jiu Jitsu Champion. Steve Wedekemper is her striking coach and she also works with Tim Farr and Chris Vish.

Amanda recently quit her job as a daycare worker so that she could train full-time. She also hopes to turn pro in the near future.

This is how Amanda replied when i asked what made her become an MMA fighter? " In December it will be my two year mark of when I first stepped into the cage, I had been boxing on and off since i was 13 and boxing shows were getting very boring so my dad (who was training me at the time) asked me one night at the boxing gym if I ever wanted to do a MMA fight and he thought I would be good at it. and I at first told him I didn't think so but then by the end of the night i was convinced that I wanted to take just one fight to see were I stood. MMA was starting to get so popular and I could hardly get fans to go to my boxing matches so I told my dad yes and the next day he called me and said I had a fight in two weeks. I didn't train anything other then boxing and I fought Kathleen Albany and knocked her our in the 2nd round, and I fell in love with the sport.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Nicole Ertzberger vs. Allison Haynes

On Thursday November, 15 at Fight Lab 29: Cage Fighting at Coyote Joe's in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Nicole Ertzberger (1-0-0) will take on Allison Haynes (0-0-0) in a 115 pound amateur MMA match.

Nicole is 5'2 26 year old fighter from Gastonia, North Carolina who trains at Renegade Fighting Systems where she is coached by Phil Wills for boxing and Michael Allen for her wrestling and Jiu Jitsu.

Nicole only recently started training in MMA in January of this year, when she was encouraged by her husband who told her that he always knew she would be good at it. "I guess he thinks I'm mean or something '" she said.

She made her amateur debut on May, 12 of this year by defeating Marisa Lowry by TKO after Marisa would not answer the bell for the start of the second round. 

Allison Haynes is a 5'3 37 year old mother of three who trains at Tech MMA and Fitness Academy in Christiansburg, Virginia where she is coached by Perry Gibson. 

Her past combat sports experience includes an amateur  kick boxing record of (3-0) She holds two kick boxing titles and has only been training in the discipline for eight months.

I asked Allison why she began to train in kick boxing and MMA and she replied, "
  I guess I'm crazy and just got in great shape and was ready for a new goal! once I met my fitness goals.