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...

HK34 Calgary – The Amateur Light Heavyweight Title Bout

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At HK34 Calgary, the amateur light heavyweight title was on the line as Phil "The Albino Rhino" Towler took on champ Devon "Mr. Boomtruck" Smith. Towler is a bull and had been on a tear ever since he first entered the HK ring, but he would be facing off against a champ who held not one, but two belts and who had a distinct height and reach advantage. The ending to this fight is one that no one saw coming. Click here to watch the fight! ... Read More...

HK 34 Calgary – Bhullar vs. Pequin

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HK 34 Calgary featured the amateur debut of Kenny Bhullar and Riley Pequin as the two took on each other in the Hard Knocks cage. Though they were both making their amateur debut, both these guys had plenty of experience outside the cage, as they had both started training from an early age and were chomping at the bit to fight. The doctor eventually had to stop the fight - you have to watch this one. Click here to watch the fight! ... Read More...

Interview with Lee Popp

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HK fighter Lee Popp has an amateur 155-lbs. matchup coming up on April 25th against Mike Parsons. We recently took the time to talk to Lee about his upcoming fight and learn a little bit more about him. HK: Thanks for taking some time off training to talk to us, Lee. First, how did you get into MMA? Lee Popp: My boss brought me to MMA University one day for a class. I had boxed before, but I really liked the gym and people. It was a good fit. In 4 months I had my first fight - I loved it and now I'm here. HK: Wow, would you say you have an established style of fighting? Any favorite ... Read More...

Interview with Julius Huhs

Julius Huhs has a Lightweight matchup with Fabian Cortez coming up at HK 35 Calgary on April 25th so we recently spoke to him about his thoughts on the fight, what his opponent brings to the table, and what everyday life is like for him as a Forest Technologist. And what's "Old Men's Strength"? HK: First, thanks Julius for taking time out of training to answer some questions for us. The first thing we always do here is find out how fighters got into MMA. What's your story? Julius Huhs: Not a problem. I used to play American Football in Germany, where I grew up. When I came to Canada I ... Read More...

HK34 – Juskevic vs. Dewsbery

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HK 34 Calgary featured a main event that saw Sergej "El Dorado" Juskevic taking on Lethbridge's Brandt Dewsbery. Both fighters had plenty of fights under their belt and had shown an aptitude on the ground, so it was perhaps not surprising that things quickly went to the mat. If you are a fan of submissions and the ground game overall you should check this one out. Click here to watch the fight! ... Read More...

HK34 Calgary – The Amateur Fights

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  HK34 Calgary is coming up fast, taking place this Friday, January 17th at the Century Casino. In addition to an action-packed block of pro fights, Hard Knocks is also showcasing several amateur match-ups, including two title bouts. Let's take a look at what you can expect from these amateur fighters. Amateur Light Heavyweight Championship Devon Smith vs. Phil Towler  We have a classic striker versus grappler match-up in this amateur LHW championship bout. Champ Devon Smith is a striker who trained Muay Thai in Thailand, while challenger Phil Towler is a brutal submission ... Read More...

HK Interviews Phil Towler

Phil Towler is challenging Devon Smith for the Hard Knock Light Heavyweight Championship at HK34 Calgary this Friday and we recently sat down with him to find out his thoughts on the fight. We also talked about his training regimen, his style, and his multiple businesses. HK: So how did you get into the sport? Towler: I got into the sport quite a while ago. A friend invited me to a BJJ class and I got a black eye and I was hooked. HK: How do you describe your style? Do you prefer striking or grappling? What is your preferred strike or submission? Towler: I am a ground specialist by ... Read More...

Interview with Amateur LHW Champ Devon Smith

We recently spoke with Hard Knocks Light Heavyweight Champion Devon Smith about his upcoming title fight against Phil Towler this Friday at HK34 Calgary. We also spoke about his entrance into the sport, his training regimen, and when he hopes to go pro. HK: First off, how did you get into the sport of MMA? Smith: I started by training Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand in 2009. When I came back to Canada I began to make the transition to MMA. HK: How would you describe your style? Do you prefer striking or grappling? Smith: My style is very traditional Muay Thai and stand-up based. ... Read More...

HK Interviews Zach Snyder

We recently spoke with former HK amateur featherweight champ Zach Snyder about his upcoming pro bout against Steve Jellicoe at HK 34 Calgary on January 17th. He also shared his thoughts about his favorite techniques, what he does when he's not fighting or training, and what a typical day is like for him. HK: So how did you get into the sport of MMA? Snyder: When I was 14 years-old I needed a change in the direction my life was going in. I needed focus and discipline and I found that with MMA. So I walked into Canuckles MMA in late 2007 and signed up. Pretty simple right? I was in the gym ... Read More...