MMA Owl was created to give you MMA’s best birds eye view… We’re committed to supporting the growth of Mixed Martial Arts in the State of Florida. In addition to providing coverage of the UFC, Bellator, and World Series of Fighting (WSOF), we’ll have some thought provoking articles on a variety of topics with a unique sense of humor.
This website will list MMA events in Florida, both Professional and Amateur. The most up to date event listings will be found here. Here, you will find something unique and different from other MMA websites.
We’ve been busy building an excellent writing staff for MMA Owl to bring you MMA’s best bird’s eye view.
McKinley Noble is an MMA conspiracy theorist. His work has appeared in NVision, Bleacher Report, PC World, Macworld, GamePro, 1UP, MMA Mania and The L.A. Times. Follow him at @KenTheGreat1 on Twitter.
Mike Fagan is a dude who used to write about MMA for part of his living, and now does so on the side. He also hosts Untethered MMA on which can be heard Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET on FightFansRadio.com, or as a downloadable podcast on iTunes and other platforms. Follow Mike on twitter @ItsMikeFagan
Jesse Scheckner is a freelance writer born and raised in Miami, FL who regularly produces work for MMA Owl, Tuff Gnarl, BPB New Times, FL Geek Scene and Miami’s Community Newspapers. Follow him on twitter @JesseScheckner
Derek Suboticki is a weekly contributor to MMA Owl. He also co-hosts Untethered MMA every Thursday at 7 p.m. ET FightFansRadio.com. Previous work includes former editor at Head Kick Legend and Fightlinker and former contributor for Watch Kalib Run and Cageside Seats. Follow Derek on twitter @UntetheredSubo
Special contributor to this site:
Michelle D. Drake, the first licensed female Mixed Martial Arts referee in the State of Texas and Kansas. She recently became licensed in Indiana.
Her martial arts background includes boxing and Jiu Jitsu with Taekwondo being her base art. She holds numerous state, national and world titles in Taekwondo. She recently earned her Black Belt in Taekwondo in March, 2012. She also holds two certifications from the ABC (Association of Boxing Commission) for Judging & Refereeing. To date, she has officiated several MMA events in the State of Texas, including Bellator 62, where she served as a Judge in Laredo, Texas on March 23rd, 2012. At the inaugural Invicta FC 1, the first all female MMA promotion, Michelle served as one of the referees in this historic event on April 28th, 2012, in Kansas City, Kansas. She has also refereed at Invicta FC 2 & Invicta FC 3.
Michelle is also a certified ISSA personal trainer & NESTA Mixed Martial Arts Strength & Conditioning coach. Michelle not only trains in MMA in her off time, but also attends several educational courses in MMA Officiating to keep up with the evolving sport. Michelle brings a special insight to the world of MMA officiating with her own brand of sense of humor.
Michelle, along with her youngest daughter, two dogs and turtle, reside in Indiana. Her eldest daughter serves in the United States Navy and if she talks to Michelle any longer than 12 seconds, you’ll see what a proud Navy mom she is! Check out Michelle on facebook and twitter.
Executive Producer of MMA Owl, Marlene Taborda is an avid Mixed Martial Arts follower since UFC 1 back in 1993. She has trained in mixed martial arts including Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in addition to taking MMA referee and judging courses with ABC certified instructors, such as Herb Dean. In October, 2011, she hosted the very first and only MMA Judge and Referee workshop in Miami, Florida. This was the first time an MMA Judge and Referee workshop was ever presented in the State of Florida by an ABC (Association of Boxing Commission) approved trainer.
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