Harvey Castellano is a figurehead of San Diego-based amateur MMA promotion Epic Fighting, matchmaker, social media director, die-hard fight fan and friend of the show. On Episode #38 of the “Going Down Swinging” podcast, Harvey Castellano stops by the studio for some fight talk, including a recap of Epic Fighting #30, which went down last […]Read more "Episode #38: UFC 196 Fight Talk with Harvey Castellano"
He is an American documentary film director, creator, and co-founder of Miami-based studio Rakontur, which is responsible for the awarding winning films Cocaine Cowboys, ESPN 30 for 30 “The U,” “The U Part 2,” and “Broke,” as well as “Dawg Fight”, the world-renowned documentary that followed the underground bare-knuckle backyard fighting of West Perrine, Florida. […]Read more "Episode #36: Billy Corben"
The boys are back with a vengeance in Episode #6 of the “Going Down Swinging” podcast as they discuss the recent news of the UFC, Bellator and what truly defines a hip-hop lyricist. Bellator MMA analyst and voice of the promotion, Jimmy Smith joins the show to discuss the past year at the Bellator, the […]Read more "Episode #6: And That’s A Rap"
Photographs courtesy of Darktide Media / Russell Johnston In November, Bellator MMA capped off an epic season of fights and organizational changes that left MMA fans yearning for more in 2015. At the helm of the Bellator ship is long-time fight promoter and internationally-known advocate for the sport, Scott Coker. When Coker took over Bellator […]Read more "Bellator Kicks Off 2015 at Pechanga Casino"
Photograph and Video credit: Marissa Mortati Our latest installment of “Fight Bytes” with current Bellator Lightweight contender Michael Chandler as he prepares for his highly anticipated rematch with Will Brooks at Bellator 131: Tito Ortiz v Stephan Bonnar, live from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego on November 15. In the movie industry, […]Read more "Fight Bytes: Michael Chandler – Firing on All Cylinders"
Bellator MMA came into San Diego fast and furious this week as Bellator 131: Ortiz v Bonnar kicked off with an open workout from Dave and Buster’s in Mission Valley. The fans and media funneled into central San Diego to get a glance at several fighters, both local and national, who are looking to make […]Read more "Bellator 131: Tito Ortiz v Stephan Bonnar – VIDEO POST"
Our story on Bellator’s motivation to honor the legends of MMA and bring the fans closer to the men who paved the path for the fastest growing sport in the world. Includes full audio interviews with Ken Shamrock and Randy Couture. Growing up with sports has been one of the greatest pleasures of my life. […]Read more "Cage of Honor: Bellator’s Forward Thinking Takes Center Stage"