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When Shawn Hertel steps into the ring on Saturday night during 221 Industries’ ICF 18, he’ll have more on his mind than how he’s going to defeat his opponent. That will be racing through his thoughts, no doubt, but he’s fighting his first MMA match for a much higher purpose. …

On Saturday, 221 Industries welcomes three professional MMA fighters from Brazil to take on three Americans in what’s being billed as “ICF 18: Brazil vs. USA.” One of the interesting aspects of this fight is that the three men from Brazil coming here do not speak any English. In a way, that …

On Friday evening, a sold-out crowd of MMA fans filled the Exhibition Hall at Montana ExpoPark to watch 221 Industries’ ICF17 and see Sean O’Malley make his professional debut vs. Josh Reyes of Washington state. While O’Malley’s fight ended after less than a minute into the first round, overall it …

“Sugar” Sean O’Malley of Helena will start etching his name into professional MMA lore on Friday when he goes toe-to-toe with his first pro opponent, Josh Reyes of Washington state. The fight goes down at 221 Industries’ ICF 17 at the Montana Expo Hall in Great Falls. Action starts at 7 p.m., with doors …

Great Falls Cage Fighting is set to go international. Instead of just repping Montana this April, as is custom for 221 Industries home fighters, they’ll also rep the whole damn country as they face fighters from Brazil, the home of modern MMA. Cory Smith, CEO of 221 Industries in Great Falls …

Cory Smith, CEO of 221 Industries on Monday afternoon announced three upcoming fights for 2015 — a “mega fight” in April,  an event in March featuring Sean “Sugar” O’Malley’s professional debut and an all-female card in May. Smith said while O’Malley’s opponent is still be decided, he said it would be, …

Cory Smith, CEO of 221 Industries, this week announced that after his latest amateur win, Sean “Sugar” O’Malley, 19, as the next fighter signed to a professional contract with Intense Championship Fighting. Smith announced that O’Malley will have a three-fight pro contract and that his first pro fight will be …

With ICF 16, 221 Industries’ held a collection of fights that kept viewers on the edge of their seats on Friday night at the Pacific Steel and Recycling Four Seasons Arena, with a few exceptions. It helps when you had what could maybe be described as one of the greatest …

Sometimes when you’re forced to change, it gives you something better than you could have imagined otherwise. Such is the case when 221 Industries throws its last set of fights for 2014 at ICF 16 tomorrow night. 221 Industries CEO Cory Smith said while the lineup has changed incarnations several …

Cory Smith, CEO of 221 Industries, announced today a few changes to the ICF 16 card with the termination of Roma Pawelek’s contract and the addition of Helena’s Sean O’Malley and Hannah Kempf from Los Angeles. Smith said Pawelek wished to pursue a contract with a national all-pro female MMA …