Media

MMA gym coming to Valley

Danielle Gordon-Broome The Swan Valley Star and Times 28 March 2017

“While WAMMA has a very strong competitive team with athletes fighting and training all over the world, Gange notes that the majority of members are pretty regular people – parents, lawyers, accountants, mechanics, roofers, dog trainers, small business owners, farmers and students, for example.”

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Announcement of Prestige FC 2 coming to Regina

MMA Canada 18 November 2015

“Along with the featherweight title fights, the entire Prestige FC 2 card will feature talent from across Canada and the United States, including Brad Katona and Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz, both of whom are elite Canadian prospects.”

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Winnipegger added to UFC 174 card

Russ Hobson Global News 28 March 2014

“Delorme will fight UFC newcomer Michinori Tanaka in a bantamweight fight at the Rogers Arena. Delorme fights out of the Winnipeg-based WAMMA camp run by his trainer, Curtis Brigham.”

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Local fighter striking blow against cancer

Doug Lunney Winnipeg Sun 11 September 2013

“Fisette grew up playing a variety of sports, including high school hockey at College Louis Riel. He began training in 2008 at the Winnipeg Academy of Mixed Martial Arts under coach Curtis Brigham and fought as an amateur for two years before turning pro in 2011.”

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Blood, sweat and cheers: Mixed martial arts goes from gory nights to glory days

Randy Turner Winnipeg Free Press 8 June 2013

“For Curtis Brigham, who operates the Winnipeg Academy of Mixed Martial Arts and trains local bantamweight Roland Delorme – the only Winnipeger on the UFC 161 card – the significance of the event can’t be understated.”

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UFC hitting Winnipeg

David Larkins Winnipeg Sun 4 March 2013

“Now Winnipeg will get its turn, and that’s music to the ears of the only local fighter currently signed to UFC, Roland Delorme.”

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Fighters ready to get it on

Mixed martial arts card includes local combatants

Adam Wazny Winnipeg Free Press 14 September 2012

“Brigham, a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, left the competitive side of the sport in 2004. At the time, 20 or so fights (amateur and professional) into his career, he was ranked fifth in Canada (145-pound class) but started to find there weren’t enough quality opponents locally to keep evolving as a fighter. He decided to start up his own gym (Winnipeg Academy of Mixed Martial Arts) and get into coaching.”

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Curtis Brigham Discusses His MMA Return Following An 8 Year Absence

Keith Grienke Top MMA News 7 September 2012

“Curtis Brigham (10-5) took a break from building his new WAMMA gym location to talk with Top MMA News about his upcoming return to mixed martial arts in this lengthy interview. Brigham fights Matt Trudeau at AFC 11 on September 15th in Winnipeg following an eight year absence from the cage.”

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Delorme tops Denis in UFC on FOX 3 thriller

SportsNet 5 May 2012

“Delorme, who gave a shout-out to his home gym Winnipeg Academy of Mixed Martial Arts, improved to 8-1 as a pro, while Denis fell to 11-3.”

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Fighter serves up success

Delorme drops restaurant, gets shot at UFC dream

Jim Bender Winnipeg Sun 12 December 2011

“Delorme submitted Josh Ferguson with a rear-naked choke 22 seconds into the third round, and his coach, Curtis Brigham, expects him to be offered a contract within the next couple of weeks.”

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Winnipegger fights way onto MMA reality show

The Canadian Press CBC News 21 September 2011

“Delorme was fighting as an amateur within two years. Today, he is a brown belt under Curtis Brigham at the Winnipeg Academy of Mixed Martial Arts.”

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