Rick Pfeifer Interview

Rick Pfeifer is set to face Chad Anheliger in a bantamweight fight on June 13th at HK 37 Calgary. Rick recently took a few minutes away from training to talk with us about his upcoming fight and to let us know more about him. HK: Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Rick. How did you get into MMA? What's your background in combat sports? Rick Pfeifer: I became a huge MMA fan after watching TUF 1, but I lived up north in Grande Prairie and at the time there was no place to really train. After I moved to Sylvan Lake ​,​ I just randomly ended up becoming roommates with Ryan ... Read More...

Chad Anheliger Interview

Chad Anheliger has a bantamweight bout versus Rick Pfeifer coming up at HK 37 Calgary on June 13th. Chad recently had time to chat with us about his fight, his background, and what he does when he's not training or fighting. HK: Thanks for the interview, Chad. How did you get into MMA? What's your background in combat sports? Chad Anheliger: Nothing specific got me into MMA. When you're driven in athletics, hard competition, and pressure...it just was a very natural fit for me. I didn't have any combat sport experience before I was 19-20. Then when I started MMA I really indulged myself ... Read More...

HK 37 Calgary – The Amateur Fights

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In addition to an action-packed lineup of pro fights, HK 37 Calgary will have plenty of amateur fights set up to exhibit some of the young, up-and-coming fighters out there. It's all going down June 13th and smart MMA fans will want to pay attention to these fights. Let's have a look! Samuel Franchi vs. Nic Dupasquier The first amateur fight of the night is a flyweight matchup between MMA University's Samuel Franchi and Innovative Martial Arts' Nic Dupasquier. Both of these young fighters will be taking advantage of their curtain-jerker status to put on a show and make an impression ... Read More...

HK 37 Calgary – Digging Into the Pro Fights

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HK 37 Calgary is fast upon us, coming up on June 13th. We have an awesome night of fights lined up for the event, which will undoubtedly result in lots of great finishes. Whether you're into the stand-up game or grappling chess matches, there will be something for you. Let's have a look at the pro fights of the night. Matt Krayco vs. Peter Arbeau The first pro fight of the night is a welterweight matchup between Dynamic MMA's Matt Krayco and Emergent's Peter Arbeau. Matt "The Kid" Krayco is known for leaving everything in the cage - win, lose, or draw. While he has plenty of submission ... Read More...

Peter Arbeau Interview

HK: Thanks for sitting down with us, Peter. How did you get into MMA? What's your background in combat sports? I got into MMA after seeing what a giant the sport has, and still is becoming. The potential to make money to support myself and those I love was the real reason I started. My background was in Muay Thai. I fell in love with sport after understanding how beautiful it can be. Muay Thai has a spiritual side to it that I do not see in MMA. Perhaps in the future I will. HK: How would you describe your fighting style? I'm a technical fighter. I like to size an opponent up and ... Read More...

Devon Smith Interview

Devon Smith is meeting Josh Heinz in the Hard Knocks cage for a light heavyweight fight at HK 37 Calgary on June 13th, so we recently spoke with him about his thoughts on his opponent, his fight, and his background in combat sports. HK: Thanks for the interview, Devon. First, how did you get into MMA? What's your background in combat sports? Devon Smith: You're welcome. I got into MMA after watching the first season of Ultimate Fighter. Before that, I had been a huge fan of Muhammad Ali and boxing. My background is in Muay Thai. HK: How would you describe your fighting style? Do you ... Read More...

HK 34 Calgary – The Amateur Lightweight Title on the Line

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The amateur lightweight title was on the line at HK 34 Calgary as Jesse Gregan took on Chris Chapman. This was not Chapman's first run at the championship belt, but he would be facing off against a hungry fighter in Gregan who was not going to roll over easy. The ending to this one's a bit controversial; you decide who was in the right. Click here to watch the fight! ... Read More...

HK 36 Fort St. John Results

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HK 36 Fort St. John was yet another action-packed night of fights that saw enough knockouts, submissions, and grinding decisions to please any MMA fan. Once again we'd like to thank our sponsors, our fighters, and our fans around the world. Check out the results below! Pro Fights Rodney Wallace defeated Ariel Gandulla by Unanimous Decision Anton Tokarchuk defeated Cory Knipe by TKO (Punches) in Round 1 Cody Isaacson submitted Brendan Frost by Armbar Round 2 Logan Jarrell submitted Jonathon Dubois by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1 Louie Grover submitted Jason Rodyck by Armbar Round ... Read More...

HK 35 Calgary – The Rundown

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HK 35 Calgary has come and gone and when all was said and done it was another great night of fights for the fans of Hard Knocks Fighting. We had grinding decisions, brutal TKOs, and some slick subs for fans of the grappling chessmatch. Let's have a look at the fights in the order they happened. Amateur Matches Lee Popp vs. Duada Keita - Title Match This lightweight amateur match-up would actually decide the new Amateur Lightweight Champion and it was a great curtain-jerker. The first round saw a lot of clinch action that saw Popp control the pace, but Keita managed to inflict more ... Read More...

HK 35 Calgary – The Pro Fights

HK 35 Calgary is coming up on April 25th and Hard Knocks has a great night of pro fights lined up. Some true veterans of the cage and of Hard Knocks Fighting are set to go head-to-head and put it all on the line. Let's have a look at what we have going on. George De La Rosa vs. Mike Scamurra First up in the pro fights is a bout with Warrior Camp MMA's George De La Rosa taking on Para Bellum MMA's Mike Scamurra. Both of these guys have some impressive subs under their belts so we could see a jiu-jitsu clinic put on for us. Of course, this is MMA so expect the unexpected. Julius Huhs ... Read More...