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Operation Octagon 13

Operation Octagon took over the Dulles Sportplex again this past weekend. This time it was for a day of fights. The day started at 3pm with some great Muay Thai fights and ended around 5:30pm. That allowed time for people to grab a cold beverage and head on over to the MMA side to watch a night of packed with 16 fights including 6 Title Fights and an action packed female fight.

Stay tuned for full details on fights but for now, head over to MMA Fight Pics to pick up your favorite fighters pics from the night. There will be over 2600 images from the night.  



ThroughTheCage with Jessie Mitchell Jr

John Porter and I got the chance to ask a few questions to Jessie Mitchell Jr after his photo shoot with us.

Jimmy Lange returns for title fight

Jimmy Lange faces Joe Wyatt for NABA ChampionshipFAIRFAX, VA (September 30, 2010) – On Saturday, November 6, 2010, popular junior middleweight contender Jimmy Lange (33-4-2, 23 KOs) returns to George Mason University’s Patriot Center to face Joe Wyatt (23-1, 15 KOs) in a ten-round championship bout for the North American Boxing Association’s (NABA) vacant 154-pound U.S title (NABA is a division of the World Boxing Association/WBA).  Tickets, starting at $35, are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office. 


Lange is coming off a decisive victory over Baltimore veteran Mike McFail last month at the Greensboro (NC) Coliseum Complex’s War Memorial Auditorium.  It was Lange’s first bout outside of Northern Virginia since competing in The Contender’s “Fan Favorite” bout in 2005.  In his last local fight, the Bishop O’Connell High School graduate scored a second-round KO of Jimmy LeBlanc on July 10, 2010 in his 10th headlining-bout at the Mason venue. While he gained national fame from his participation on the NBC boxing reality TV show The Contender, it’s Lange’s exciting fighting style that has made him a fan favorite throughout his career. Known for his straight-forward approach to boxing, Lange’s arsenal includes a strong jab, an unquestionable chin and heart and knockout prowess. His ability to connect with his fans is evident by the consistent drawing power to his cards.


Local Fighter Claims New “Title”

Mr and Mrs Omar Castanda
On Sunday, October 10, 2010, local professional female MMA fighter, Iman Achhal, had the biggest night of her life, claiming what might be her most significant title ever…the title of Mrs. Iman Castaneda

Through The Cage (TTC) Productions proudly presented the first wedding ever held at Capital Jiu-Jitsu (CJJ) in Dulles, VA. The wedding of Iman Achhal and Omar Casteneda was the main event, and they indeed showed all of us what a perfect match-up they are. Iman, who is also a CrossFit trainer at CJJ, met Omar through the gym. Thus it was befitting that this couple would exchange their vows at the place where they first met and where they began their courtship. Nothing brings two people closer than sparring together, grappling together, and puking together!


OSF - Urgent Fury Recap/Results

Terry and Christina Linton returned to the Winchester Sportsplex October 9th, 2010 with OSF: Urgent Fury. correspondents John Porter and Mike Burns were cageside capturing the action.    

Prior to the action Mike and I had a mini photo shoot with the stunning ladies of OSF, Isabel Carreras, Christy Penaflor, Sarah Kerrick, and Jessica Kerrick. Check back on as well as for new photos of the lovely ladies.


Through The Cage with Shurron Thompson

John Porter of Through The Cage had the opportunity to sit down and chat with fighter Shurron Thompson. Thompson is a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and currently works as an instructor at the Marine Corps Martial Arts Center of Excellence. Shurron formerly held the middlweight title in local Northern Virginia promotion Operation Octagon. Thompson will be facing Mujahid Ali of Gold Medal Grappling in a Muay Thai Match.

Get your tickets now to the show on October 30th at the Dulles Sportsplex and use the promo code: TTC to save some loot.


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