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Putting together a compelling Mixed Martial Arts fight card is hard work. Just ask the folks with 221 Industries. While many of the fights on Friday during ICF 22: “Tough Enough to Fight in Pink” ended in short order, all of the competitors who took to the ring still brought their …

If Friday’s fights weren’t enough, you can get more of your MMA fix this weekend at the Great Falls Rumble. The FightForce bouts start Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Best Western Heritage Inn. FightForce presents at least 14 matches featuring area male fighters. Headlining the event is 165-pounders Sean …

Now, before we begin, you might be asking yourself…why are you reviewing an event that happened more than a week ago? And I’d say even though the event has long been over, my thoughts about it are still as relevant today as they were last Saturday. Plus, given the fact …

Mixed Martial Arts in Montana is growing in legitimacy every day, yet some MMA insiders across the nation still consider the Treasure State as part of the sport’s wild west. Not only because of our location, but because we’re an unsanctioned state — meaning there is no governing body here …

“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 …

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 …

There’s a moment in every entrepreneur’s life when he either makes his dream his full-time job, or he drops the idea it completely. For Fusion Fight League promoter Terrill Bracken, that time is now and he has no plans on stopping anytime soon. Fusion Fight League in Billings has been …