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Operation Octagon XVII

Operation Octagon XVII is officially set for SATURDAY, December 17, 2011 at the Ibiza Night Club in Washington, DC.  Located in the heart of NE Washington, DC and conveniently located off Route 395 & New York Ave.

Operation Octagon will showcase some of the best Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters in the DC/Metro area.  Operation Octagon will include 12+ bouts of non-stop, action packed Mixed Martial Arts fighting inside the Cage, including Two Exciting Title Defenses and Two women's fights featuring:


Jimmy Lange Boxing Returns to Patriot Center on Feb. 11, 2012

Jimmy LangeWBU Champ Lange to Headline Three World-Title-Fight Night; Top Local Boxers Nelson, Wilson, Shah and Jeter Showcased


Fairfax, VA (December 1, 2011) – Officials announced today that Jimmy Lange Boxing, presented by Valcourt Building Services, will return to the Patriot Center on Saturday, February 11, 2012 for another world-class fight card featuring top area boxers.  Considered one of the mid-Atlantic region’s premier boxing showcases, the event is scheduled to host three world championship title fights, headlined by junior middleweight Jimmy Lange’s first title defense of his World Boxing Union (WBU) 154-pound championship belt (opponent TBD).


Operation Octagon XVI Results

Here are the results from the 10/22/2011 Operation Octagon XVI fights. Full article coming soon. Pictures are up at MMA FIGHT PICS!


Justin Timberlake's Date to Fight at Operation Octagon MMA

Timberlake's date Kelsey DeSantisSterling, Virginia, October 22, 2011 -- Operation Octagon, the Washington, D.C.-metropolitan area's most established and respected Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion company, is pleased to announce the Main Event, a Women's Middleweight (145 lbs.) Championship Title Fight, two other Men's Title fights and over 13 other top-notch MMA fights at its next production:

On October 22, 2011 at the Dulles Sportsplex in front ofa huge crowdofroaring fight fans, Kelsey DeSantis will enter the Cage against Stacy Sneeringer to battle for the Operation Octagon Women'sMiddleweight Championship.

Kelsey, who recently obtained international fame for her bold YouTube invitation to Justin Timberlake to the Marine Corps Ball (and yes, he accepted and will be accompanying her to the gala), is a proud United States Marine Corporal and member of Team Gideon. She is highly skilled in the discipline ofMuay Thai and has yet to be defeated in a MMA match. In this match, Kelsey will cornered by professional MMA fighter, United States Army Staff Sergeant Colton Smith.

Her worthy adversary, Stacy Sneeringer, a viciousstriker, trains at the renowned LA Boxing club and promises to give Kelsey the stiffest challenge of her career.

This bout between female warriors is destined to become one for the ages in the MMA world and is not to be missed!

The Operation Octagon fight card for October 22 will also feature two additional and exciting Championship Titlematches.

In the Light-Heavyweight division, EJ Mecklenburg of the Beta Academy, who recently impressed the MMA world with a stunning submission only46 seconds into the 1st round of his last fight at Operation Octagon XV, will square off against fellow MMA submission specialist, Jeremy Shifflet ofJerakan MMA.

The Welterweight title belt will also be on the line featuring the always entertaining Willie "No Love" Floyd of Gold Medal Grappling who will be defending his Title against DJ Hilton of XFW MMA, a powerful striker who boasts a brutal 7 second knockout in one of his last fights.

Not to be left out are more than 20 other well-trained and dangerous MMA fighters, who will enter the Cage to punch, kick, elbow and grapple each other into submission for the glory of victory and entertainment of the fans of Operation Octagon!

See Kelsey's Invitation to Justin here:

See Justin's acceptance of Kelsey's invite here:

See the story on CNN here:

See Kelsey's last fight with Operation Octagon here:


Combat at the Capitale 24: DC Fighters Have Heart

[From left to right: Jerome Wilson, Jennifer Yang, Katie Jaworski, and Michael Parker] 

Just a few months ago Katie Jaworski fought in Combat at the Capitale 23 as the lone fighter from south of the Mason-Dixon Line. She trekked to New York City (NYC) with her entourage of 5 supporters to go toe-to-toe against Jennie Nedell (Team Fusion). While Jaworski lost by decision, she knew she wanted to come back and fight again. On September 16, 2011, Jaworski returned to NYC to see if she can score a victory. This time, she was joined by two other members of the LA Boxing Arlington Fight Team Michael Parker and Jennifer Yang (all trained by Jerome Wilson), as well as 30 supporters from Pittsburgh, DC, and NYC.

Presented by Louis Neglia and Ray Longo, Combat at the Capitale 24 is a kickboxing-only fight night series in NYC sanctioned by the World Kickboxing Association (WKA). The Capitale, formerly the Bowery Savings Bank, is a beautiful event venue nestled at the edge of Chinatown. Its elegant décor with Corinthian columns and marble flooring provided a contrasting backdrop to what was to come that night – a fight card with 21 hard-hitting, fast-moving, Muay Thai and Low-Kick kickboxing fights. [“Low-Kick” or International Kickboxing rules allow punches, kicks above the waist, and kicks to the legs, whereas traditional Full Contact Rules or “American Kickboxing” only allow punches and kicks that are above the waist.]

Click HERE for photos of the LA Boxing Arlington Fight Team's fights.


September 10, 2011 – Lange Wins Another Title by TKO!

For the past six years, boxing fans have equated the George Mason University (GMU) Patriot Center as the “house that Lange built.” On September 10, 2011, this venue hosted the 13th Jimmy Lange boxing event, and by the end of the night, that claim was bolstered even more. Promoted by ICE Promotions and presented by Valcourt Building Services, Jimmy Lange faced off against Raul “El Toro” Muñoz for the vacant World Boxing Union (WBU) Junior Middleweight Championship. Less than a year ago, Lange won the North American Boxing Association’s (NABA) vacant super welterweight (154-pound) title here at the Patriot Center. It looks like Lange is planning to bring home all the belts.

This eight-bout fight card also showcased Lange’s Contender teammate, Jonathan Reid, as the co-main event, and it brought back many familiar fighters,  including Todd “White Lightning” Wilson and  Zain “Tiger” Shah who were both looking to keep their undefeated records intact if they could get past Eric “Mighty Mouse” Aiken and Julius “Vicious” Kennedy, respectively. Aiken, the former International Boxing Federation (IBF) World Featherweight Champion, is a DC-area native, and this was his first fight after a 3-year hiatus from competitive boxing.


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