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Clarksville MMA Fighters Dominate This Past Weekend

Clarksville MMA Fighters Dominate This Past Weekend

SSF's Michael Graham beats TBJJ's Cory Robinson. Clarksville mma

SSF’s Michael Graham beats TBJJ’s Cory Robison.

SSF fighter and former CHS wrestler, Michael Graham (right), defeats Pan Am World Champion, Corey Robison (left), June 22nd in Nashville, TN on XFC's HDNet aired event, XFC18 Music City Mayhem.

SSF fighter and former CHS wrestler, Michael Graham (right), defeats Pan Am World Champion, Corey Robison (left), June 22nd in Nashville, TN on XFC’s HDNet aired event, XFC18 Music City Mayhem. / XFC Contributed Photo
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This past weekend was a busy one for three Clarksville MMA fighters and their coach. Ron Dayley, owner of SSF Submission Academy, turned two amateurs pro this weekend and saw another pro, Chris Coggins, defeat the number one ranked 155lb fighter in the state, and thats not even Coggins normal weight class.

Coggins, a former Northwest High wrestler, fought on Empire Fights card in Memphis on June 23rd against Austin Lyons. At 155lb, Lyons has an impressive resume. Ranked best in his weight class for the state, a cast member of Spike TVs The Ultimate Fighter, and a Bellator vet Lyons would be an intimidating adversary for any competitor. Normally, a 145lb fighter, Coggins stepped up a weight class to take this fight and it paid off huge; defeating Lyons in under a minute and a half in the first round. Coggins came to SSF to prepare for this fight.

I made several changes for this fight including switching gyms to SSF Submission Academy where we have a lot of good guys. I also began working out at a SSF for my strength and conditioning. Both of which paid off big time in defeating Lyons so quickly. I plan on continuing to train at SSF, which I now consider my family, and to continue winning fights. My next fight will hopefully be at XFC 20 in Knoxville in September, noted Coggins.

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Michael Graham and Nate Landwehr are SSFs newest pros making their debuts June 22nd in Nashville on XFCs highly touted card, XFC18 Music City Mayhem, aired live on HDNet. As pro debuts, Graham and Landwehr were on the undercard, but each had a stellar performance that all but guarantees them an invitation back to fight on the main event.

At 135lbs, Graham is a former Clarksville High wrestler who began training with Dayley at SSF Submission Academy four years ago. Graham beat Cory Robison in a unanimous decision (30-27). A Pan Am World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion and Black belt; Robison was the heavy favorite and was plugged as the next big thing in the 135 pro weight class. Robison is one of only 8 non-Brazilians to win the Pan Ams and the only World Champion from Tennessee.

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Grahams ability to nullify Robisons world class BJJ with his clean striking and strong wrestling foundation has heads turning. “Defeating Robison was vindicating because no one but my team thought I could do it. I knew I was better-rounded than many thought and I proved it that night. My wrestling roots and Sambo and Catch wrestling training helped me stay on my feet in order to work my stand up.”

Nate Landwehr made his pro debut in the 145lb weight class at XFC against Billy Mullins. Mullins was the winner of the large 3FC tournament in Chattanooga, which earned him a multi-fight contract in the XFC. Like Coggins, Landwehr is a former Northwest High wrestler and was considered the underdog against the heavily favored Mullins. The former ISKA TN 135 State Title holder; Landwehr vacated that title to turn pro.

Like Coggins, Landwehr is a recent addition to SSFs fight team. Coming to SSF was a smart choice for me. I felt prepared and ready for my fight, I couldnt have asked for a more dominating performance and that just encourages me to push harder every day.

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Coggins, Graham, and Landwehr are just three of the fighters on SSFs team. With a large team of amateur and pro fighters, SSF is garnering quite a bit of attention. A regular competitor in neighboring states and beyond, SSFs fighters have competed throughout the US and Canada.

Another SSF pro and former Northwest High wrestler, Cory Alexander, will compete on Operation Octagon in Sterling, VA July 28th. For more information on upcoming events the SSF fight team will be competing in please visit mmaclarksville.com.

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Korean Top Team Seminar – MMA gyms in Clarksville TN

MMA gyms in Clarksville TN

mma gyms in clarksville tn


Korean Top Team Seminar at SSF
Location: 812 College St. Clarksville, TN
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MMA gyms in Clarksville TN
Description: Korean Zombie’s trainer and Team Mates coming to Clarksville TN.
Korean Top Team’s head instructor Dongjin Ha (trainer of the Korean Zombie and Ox) and UFC fighter Dongi Yang (Ox) along with Brian Rhee and more will be at SSF Submission Academy on College St. Sept. 10th 2011 for a seminar. Starts at 11am and is only $50.
Start Time: 11:00
Date: 2011-09-10
End Time: 13:00


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Team SSF competes at Rhino Fighting Championships III

Title: Team SSF competes at Rhino Fighting Championships III
Location: UAW Hall 125 Stephen P. Yokich Parkway Spring Hill, TN
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July 15th, 2011 Live Mixed Martial Arts. We arel expecting 12 MMA fights. Featuring StrikeForce Veterans Cory “Checkmate” Robison and David “Possum” Hurst. You don’t want to miss these fights as we will have some great local and out of state Mixed Martial Artist putting it on the line. Doors will open at 6:30pm and fights start at 8:00pm. First 100 people in the door recieve a door prize.
Fighters… will weigh in on Thursday July 14th at Buffalo Wild Wings in Spring Hill, TN at 7:00pm. Come on out and support the guys and eat some food. 15% of your total meal will be donate to wounded soldier fund.
And after the fights come on out with us to Dolan’s Sports Bar in Spring HIll, TN and celebrate with the fighters at our Official Afterfight Party. We will be running a couple one day specials on Discounted tickets. We will keep you guys updated. Below is the updated card for the event

July 15th, 2011
doors open at 6:30pm fights start at 8:00pm
weigh in on July 14th at Buffalo Wild Wings 7:00pm
Official afterfight party at Dolan’s Bar in Spring Hill, TN.

185 WKA State Title Wesley Sullivan 11-4 vs Brandon Becker 4-0
135 RFC Title Bryan Adkins 9-3 vs Dave Hurst 3-2
145 WKA State Thai Title DJ Miller 3-0-1 vs Marcus Jones 3-0-0
135 Aaron Reinhard 4-0 vs Ronnie Lawrence 2-1
205 Antwan Walker 0-0 vs Lazerus Haynes 0-1
155 Mario Mejia (SSF www.mmaclarksville.com) 0-0 vs Eric Douglas 0-1
135 Mark Smith 0-1 vs Denny Maynerd 1-0
185 Aaron Goodin 1-1 vs Josh Hill 3-0
Hvy TJ Adams 4-1 vs Chris Hayes 5-1
135 Ryan Webb 0-1 vs Forrest Barker 0-0
140 thai Wes Bass 2-1 vs Cory Robison 1-0
145 David Pavon 1-1 vs Cody Poynter 0-0
155 Steven Carlson (SSF) 0-0 vs Brayton Jones 0-0
145 Alex Riggs 2-3 vs Jarid Morgan 4-3
170 Tegess Herrin 1-0 vs Robert Mezanava (SSF) 1-0

185 Thomas Esmond 0-1 vs TBA
170 thai Brent Ruffin 0-0 vs TBA
145 Alex Anderson 8-2 vs TBA
155 Itia Tirado 3-1 vs TBA
175 thai Yusef Elf 0-0 vs TBA
190 Ladarius Walker 0-1 vs TBA
125 Jake Merrell 2-1 vs TBA
145 John Deason 6-5 vs TBA
170 Gage Cannon (SSF) 0-0 vs TBA
Start Time: 6:30
Date: 2011-07-15