Friday Five: Five of Altoona’s Most Important Fights (Part One)

Cage Nation Patch ALTOONABy: Albert Cameron – Happy New Year folks! The New Year is a time for hopeful forecasting of one’s ambitions and hopes for the future; it’s also a great time to reflect on past accomplishments and defeats, to learn from the lessons history teaches. For me, it’s both. I’m holding on to a strong hope that the Altoona fight scene will be able to recover from the closure and absence of a strong, centralized MMA promotion; I’m also hoping that a much stronger presence emerges from the ashes of what was. This week’s Friday Five is a reflection on five of the most important fights to ever come out of the Logan Valley. Its part one in a series, aimed at reminding everyone of what was and what could be. Continue reading “Friday Five: Five of Altoona’s Most Important Fights (Part One)”

Battleground: Atoona – The Future of the Logan Valley Fight Circuit

Cage Nation Patch ALTOONABy Albert Cameron – Complete Devastation MMA (CDMMA) was supposed to hold their twelfth installment of the Altoona born fight series. Due to one unfortunate circumstance or another, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission (PSAC) had decided to pull the plug on the event and for the first time in Logan Valley history, a professional – amateur MMA fight card had been cancelled. A fight card getting the death sentence isn’t the worst thing in the world of combat sports; in fact, PSAC puts such regulations in place for the protection of the fighters and the fight fans. If a fight card wasn’t coming together in a way that was conducive to everyone getting the best possible outcome, they will pull the card without thinking twice. Continue reading “Battleground: Atoona – The Future of the Logan Valley Fight Circuit”

Valley Fight League Rebounding From Altoona Disaster; VFL 43 to Take Place in October

VFLLogoJuly 19th, 2013 is a night that may very well live in infamy, especially to the men and women, the fight fans, of the Logan Valley. The Jaffa Mosque throw down was scheduled to have twelve MMA fights and at bell time, only three were given the green light to go by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission.

July 19th was dripping in the worst-case-scenarios that any fight promotion could have expected: contract disputes, guys not making weight and the State Athletic Commission not approving guys to fight. Fighters were angry, fans were angry and the media had the difficult job of having to report on the downturn of an event that they had very high hopes for. Speculation ran rampant that Valley Fight League may be forced to stop promoting. Continue reading “Valley Fight League Rebounding From Altoona Disaster; VFL 43 to Take Place in October”