Caged Fury 19 canceled, future unsure

Another day, another canceled MMA event.

Just weeks after the UFC announced its first canceled card in promotional history, regional MMA promotion the NAAFS has canceled its Caged Fury 19 card, which was slated for Sept. 15 at the Morgantown Event Center.

If current information is any indication, details concerning the cancellation are going to get juicy.

For the full story to this moment, check out coverage from our friends at StandThemUp.

Be sure to check back, as I will provide updates on the situation as they come in.



A recap of Caged Fury 17, presented to you by Storify

Caged Fury 17 brought a great night of fights back to Morgantown after the NAAFS‘ successful run at Caged Fury 16 in January.

Check out my storify of the event to see what went down.

Also, check out the work the Daily Athenaeum’s Matt Sunday did shooting the event; the pictures are phenomenal.

Here’s a little taste for ya; be sure to check out the links for more!


Caged Fury 17 update

Good news, everyone!

Tickets still remain for Caged Fury 17, the latest professional mixed martial arts event hosted by the North American Allied Fight Series. 

The event, which features undefeated middleweight Travis Clarke in the main event, will take place April 27 at the Mylan Park Expo Center

Also on the card are local West Virginia products Nathan Bryant and Ronell Green.

Stephen Simons, event promoter is excited to present this talent-laden card to the Mountain State crowd.

This Fight Card is absolutely loaded with talent.  MMA fans are in for a great night of action at Mylan Park.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at Kegler’s Sports Bar or online from the NAAFS website.  For VIP seating reservations or additional questions regarding ticketing, contact Stephen Simons at (304)-290-0291.

If you’re an MMA fan and have never attended a live event, don’t miss out on this great opportunity.  The NAAFS’ last trip to Morgantown resulted in a sold-out show packed with exciting finishes, and this one is shaping up to do the same.

Where to watch a UFC event in Morgantown

Being a UFC fan in Morgantown means you occasionally have to miss a few fights–or does it?

Between classes, work and your couch-burning career, you might not think you have the time or money to catch the latest and greatest UFC pay-per-view event.

Have no fear! There are some great places just steps from your home where you can catch the fights in all their glory for just a $5 cover charge (compare that to the $55 or $65 price tag you have to pay at home. I know, you can get a lot of beer and wings with the remaining cash 🙂 ).

Check out this Google map, pick your favorite spot, and never miss a fight again.

NOTE: You may have problems viewing the map with Google Chrome. If that is your browser, use this link instead.

Also, if you’ve already visited some of these places to watch a UFC pay-per-view card, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the places you like the most. What were some of your best experiences? Worst?

Until next time,

The Coalfist

Caged Fury 17 Update

The North American Allied Fight Series is bringing professional mixed martial arts back to Morgantown on Friday, April 27 at the Mylan Park Expo Center with their latest installment, Caged Fury 17.

The NAAFS first came to Morgantown in January, when they hosted Caged Fury 16, a sold out show at the Morgantown Event Center.  That fight card featured an abundance of the finest local mixed martial artists as well as the state’s first ever women’s bout.

Ashley Cummins defeated Stephanie Frausto at Caged Fury 16.

Since Caged Fury 16, NAAFS president and CEO Greg Kalikas has been eager to return to Morgantown.

We’re excited about it. We were very happy with the success of the first show and we look forward to coming back.


After the organization’s successful trip in January, Kalikas also recognized that he needed to book a larger venue to optimize ticket sales and allow as many fans as possible the chance to experience a live mixed martial arts event.

To avoid another quick sellout which left many potential fight-goers disappointed, Kalikas, along with Simons Promotions, booked the Mylan Park Expo Center to host the upcoming card.

“We moved to the Mylan Center for more room after selling out the Event Center so quickly,” Kalikas said.  “[In January] we turned away literally thousands of people, and this venue will give us at least another thousand seats to fill.”

For those who were drawn to Caged Fury 16 for the heavy dose of local fighters, there is plenty to be excited about with April’s fight card.  While the full fight card is still being composed, local professional standouts Nathan “Bamm” Bryant and Ronell Green are confirmed to be on the bill.

Ronnell Green smiles after defeating Amos Collins at Caged Fury 16.

Along with this, Kalikas promises an even better production and atmosphere for the event, so for those who enjoyed the electricity of Caged Fury 16, April’s card promises to crank up the voltage.

 “The state overall is going to explode with MMA and we’re excited to be getting into it,” said Kalikas.  “Since MMA is so new to West Virginia, we don’t want peoples’ first experience with the sport to be a bad one, so we’re always looking to put on great shows.”

If the sellout of Caged Fury 16 and the fact that half the tickets are already sold for Caged Fury 17 is any indication, Morgantown is happy to welcome the NAAFS back.

Tickets can be purchased through the NAAFS or Simons Promotions.

Great News from the NAAFS!

Fight fans in the Mountain State won’t have to wait much longer for another professional MMA event; the NAAFS has just announced Caged Fury 17, which will take place Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m.  in Morgantown, W. Va. at the Mylan Park Expo Center.

After a sold out event at Caged Fury 16, I highly recommend snatching up your tickets now for the event; they won’t last long!

Stay tuned for fight card info and interviews with the fighters!


Change of Plans!

Caged Vengeance 10, the latest fight card assembled by the North American Allied Fight Series, has announced a major shuffle in the night’s main event.

The bout, which was originally slated to pit former NAAFS champion Nick Duell against Team Gracie fighter Alex Trevino, will now see the former champ Duell take on Team Miletich’s Sean Huffman, a seasoned professional with 35 career fights, including a contest against current UFC welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger.

The new bout of Duell vs. Huffman presents some problems for Duell, as Huffman is much more experienced and will certainly present some new problems.  It will be interesting to see how the shuffle affects Duell’s game-plan and how the Ohio based fighter will react to the change.

For any fighters, how do you or would you react to a last minute opponent change like this?  Would you still take the fight?  Is it even possible to make a new game-plan in such a short time period?

Caged Vengeance 10 is this Saturday, Feb. 18 at Gray’s Armory in Cleveland, OH.  Tickets can be purchased through the NAAFS website, but act fast; it is nearly sold out.