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Boxing champion looks to ‘bring belt back to Vallejo’

Boxing champion looks to ‘bring belt back to Vallejo’

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
March 8, 2017

At 8 p.m. last Thursday night, 28-year-old Ryan “Rhino” Bourland — Global Boxing Organization light heavyweight champion — was at the Pro-Faction Martial Arts and Fitness gym in Benicia training...

Women’s mixed martial arts braces for change

Women’s mixed martial arts braces for change

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 11, 2017

If it wasn’t clear before, it is now thanks to UFC 207; it’s the end of an era. The pioneers of women’s MMA are phasing out to make room for new blood. First it was wrestler Miesha...

A fight without fists: McGregor vs. White for UFC 200

A fight without fists: McGregor vs. White for UFC 200

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 28, 2016

Even in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), the old adage is true: “the show must go on.” On July 9, thousands of people will be flooding to Las Vegas — or at least busting out the credit card...

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