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    Kyle Causey Pro Debut

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    Kyle Causey pro debut in Pigeon Forge with Valor Fighting Championship. Kyle and several other fighters from Champions will step into the cage June 6th. Kyle will be fighting for the promotion company, Valor fighting championship.

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    KYLE CAUSEY IS THE CURRENT 135,145,155 LB CHAMPION FOR STRIKEHARD


    Kyle Causey is making history in the Strikehard promotion.Kyle is the current Strike hard champion in two weight classes.Kyle beat Spartans Billy Jo Bradshaw to win the belt at 145lbs.Kyle then goes on to beat Spartans BJ.England and Spartans Ethan Melisano .Kyle then beat undefeated Tony Williams from Cobra at 145lbs at Strikehard 34.Strike hard 35 Kyle won the 135lb belt beating the reigning champion Elliott Conn from the Cage mma gym.This made Kyle Causey the first fighter in the Strikehard promotion to hold the 135lb and 145lb title belt, at the same time.(((Who knows what is next for Kyle?,he might try to go for another belt.It would be crazy, Kyle holding 3 belts in 3 weight classes.But if anyone can do it,Kyle is definitely the one that could..)))The crazy thing is i said that in an old interview with Srikehard. Well a month later Kyle did it, he won the 155lb championship belt from an undefeated Kaleb Harris.This past year Kyle has done things that have never been done before. Three belts in three weight classes in the same organization and he is the cureent champion in all three.Kyle Causey will be one of many from Champions fight team that makes it to the UFC.He is truely a special fighter.He is well on his way.

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    Never Give Up On Yourself

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    Champions Freestyle MMA
    by Sydney Cromwell

    The women’s boxfit class at Champions has become a popular way to get fit and lose weight. Photo courtesy of Jon Dye.

    The sound of gloves meeting punching bags fills Jon Dye’s gym, Champions Freestyle MMA. Only a few months ago, however, the gym was silent and filled only with gallons of water and mud.

    On April 6 and 7, floods broke down the door and filled Champions with more than two feet of muck. Almost everything was ruined: equipment, floors, the boxing ring and most of the photos on the walls. Dye was looking at spending at least $50,000 to fix everything, without insurance to help.

    “We got close to wondering if we should close up or keep going,” Dye said.

    While neighboring businesses closed or relocated, Dye decided he wasn’t done fighting. He took on the expense of repairing the gym and replacing his training equipment, and Champions reopened on June 1. It’s been a struggle to regain lost business, especially since he can’t afford to buy advertising right now, but through word of mouth Champions is growing again.

    Dye is a former professional MMA fighter and has been coaching for six years. His fighters regularly come home with belts from state and regional competitions, but the pride of Champions is Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris. Harris is the only Alabama fighter to make it to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and Dye was with him from his early training to his first televised match.

    “You’ll hear 1,000 people say it [they want to go to the UFC], but nobody does it,” Dye said. “For me and Walt to set that goal and go through with it, there’s nothing like it.”

    Not every member of Champions has dreams of the UFC, however. Dye and his coaches teach jiu-jitsu, boxing, conditioning and “boxfit” classes for men, women and children in addition to mixed martial arts training. Dye said he has been especially surprised by the positive response to his women’s classes.

    “It’s amazing how many women want to learn self-defense,” Dye said.

    Boxfit is Dye’s fastest-growing class, with more than 100 new women trying the class since August. It combines a cardio workout with kickboxing, which Dye said makes it more fun than a regular gym workout.

    “You’re always learning something different,” said Jennifer Derieux, who has trained with Dye since September 2013.

    Derieux started coming to Champions because her 11-year-old son, Munro, loved watching UFC fights and wanted to learn mixed martial arts. She decided to try a women’s class one day, and now she, Munro and 6-year-old MariaCatherine are at the gym nearly every day of the week. MariaCatherine quit her ballet classes so she could continue learning to box. Derieux has lost weight and seen her children grow more self-confident. Munro has gotten anger issues under control and even defended a classmate being beaten up on the playground.

    “We were proud of him. His coach was really proud of him,” Derieux said. “It’s really helped my son, like 100 percent.”

    The atmosphere at Champions is what made the Derieux family stick around, even while the gym was closed due to the flood. Derieux said the gym is “like one big, happy family” and she never feels like an outsider. The professional fighters will tackle her son when they see him or carry her daughter around on their shoulders. Even while training for the UFC, Harris would still find time to play Xbox with Munro.

    “They’re fantastic to my kids,” Derieux said. “[Munro] gets so excited because they treat him like one of them.”

    Munro has his own plans to become a UFC fighter, and Derieux said her family wouldn’t think of training anywhere else. They are among the many loyal members that are causing Dye to begin adding extra classes. He plans to start new boxfit and women’s jiu-jitsu classes, as well as off-season conditioning for high school football players.

    It’s the kind of growth that seemed unimaginable six months ago, but Dye attributes it to boxing and MMA’s wide appeal. From six-year-olds to 78-year-olds, everyone at Champions wants to gain self-confidence and find an outlet for the worries in their lives.

    “I think with every punch and kick you release a little stress,” Dye said.

    Champions Freestyle MMA
    1425 Montgomery Highway, Suite 47, Vestavia Hills, Alabama View Map
    PHONE 410-2698 WEBSITEVisit Website HOURSClass hours: Monday and Wednesday, 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 3-6:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
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    November 25, 2014
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    CHAMPIONS BOXFIT CLASS VOTED #1 COMBAT CONDITIONING

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    The women’s boxfit class at Champions has become a popular way to get fit and lose weight.

    The sound of gloves meeting punching bags fills Jon Dye’s gym, Champions Freestyle MMA. Only a few months ago, however, the gym was silent and filled only with gallons of water and mud.

    On April 6 and 7, floods broke down the door and filled Champions with more than two feet of muck. Almost everything was ruined: equipment, floors, the boxing ring and most of the photos on the walls. Dye was looking at spending at least $50,000 to fix everything, without insurance to help.

    “We got close to wondering if we should close up or keep going,” Dye said.

    While neighboring businesses closed or relocated, Dye decided he wasn’t done fighting. He took on the expense of repairing the gym and replacing his training equipment, and Champions reopened on June 1. It’s been a struggle to regain lost business, especially since he can’t afford to buy advertising right now, but through word of mouth Champions is growing again.

    Dye is a former professional MMA fighter and has been coaching for six years. His fighters regularly come home with belts from state and regional competitions, but the pride of Champions is Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris. Harris is the only Alabama fighter to make it to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and Dye was with him from his early training to his first televised match.

    “You’ll hear 1,000 people say it [they want to go to the UFC], but nobody does it,” Dye said. “For me and Walt to set that goal and go through with it, there’s nothing like it.”

    Not every member of Champions has dreams of the UFC, however. Dye and his coaches teach jiu-jitsu, boxing, conditioning and “boxfit” classes for men, women and children in addition to mixed martial arts training. Dye said he has been especially surprised by the positive response to his women’s classes.

    “It’s amazing how many women want to learn self-defense,” Dye said.

    Boxfit is Dye’s fastest-growing class, with more than 100 new women trying the class since August. It combines a cardio workout with kickboxing, which Dye said makes it more fun than a regular gym workout.

    “You’re always learning something different,” said Jennifer Derieux, who has trained with Dye since September 2013.

    Derieux started coming to Champions because her 11-year-old son, Munro, loved watching UFC fights and wanted to learn mixed martial arts. She decided to try a women’s class one day, and now she, Munro and 6-year-old MariaCatherine are at the gym nearly every day of the week. MariaCatherine quit her ballet classes so she could continue learning to box. Derieux has lost weight and seen her children grow more self-confident. Munro has gotten anger issues under control and even defended a classmate being beaten up on the playground.

    “We were proud of him. His coach was really proud of him,” Derieux said. “It’s really helped my son, like 100 percent.”

    The atmosphere at Champions is what made the Derieux family stick around, even while the gym was closed due to the flood. Derieux said the gym is “like one big, happy family” and she never feels like an outsider. The professional fighters will tackle her son when they see him or carry her daughter around on their shoulders. Even while training for the UFC, Harris would still find time to play Xbox with Munro.

    “They’re fantastic to my kids,” Derieux said. “[Munro] gets so excited because they treat him like one of them.”

    Munro has his own plans to become a UFC fighter, and Derieux said her family wouldn’t think of training anywhere else. They are among the many loyal members that are causing Dye to begin adding extra classes. He plans to start new boxfit and women’s jiu-jitsu classes, as well as off-season conditioning for high school football players.

    It’s the kind of growth that seemed unimaginable six months ago, but Dye attributes it to boxing and MMA’s wide appeal. From six-year-olds to 78-year-olds, everyone at Champions wants to gain self-confidence and find an outlet for the worries in their lives.

    “I think with every punch and kick you release a little stress,” Dye said.

    Champions Freestyle MMA
    1425 Montgomery Highway, Suite 47, Vestavia Hills, Alabama View Map
    PHONE 410-2698 WEBSITEVisit Website HOURSClass hours: Monday and Wednesday, 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 3-6:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
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    November 25, 2014
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    JAMIE SIGNS WITH KING OF CAGE

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    Jamie lil cannon Milanowski recently signed with King of the cage promotions. This is huge for Jamie as well as our team. Champions fight team now has 5 different pro fighters in the top mma organizations. Jamie made number 5 signing with KOTC was founded in 1998 by Terry Trebilcock. KOTC features up and coming MMA stars as well as experienced combat fighters.

    KOTC has promoted a majority of its events at Native American casinos throughout the United States. KOTC also promotes events in Canada, Australia & Japan. King of The Cage events are also broadcast on most national pay-per-view platforms.

    On January 30, 2010, it was announced that KOTC would begin airing monthly shows on Mark Cuban’s HDNet channel.[1] The initial deal was for 36 events to air. Jamie will have her first fight in June with King of the Cage. More to come-

     

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    CAGED COMBAT FLORIDA

    TEAM CHAMPIONS TRAVELS TO FLORIDA TO FIGHT FOR CAGED COMBAT. THE EVENT TOOK PLACE AT THE FORT WALTON BEACH EMERALD CONVENTION CENTER . OUR TEAM HAD THREE FIGHTERS ON THE CARD. ALVIN DAVIS, TIM MORIS AND JERALD COLBERT.  ALVIN WON HIS FIGHT BY TKO IN THE BEGINNING OF THE THIRD ROUND. TIM MORRIS WAS UP NEXT AND WON HIS FIGHT BY UNANIMOUS DECISION. JERALD COLBERT WAS OUR LAST TEAMMATE TO FIGHT AND HE WON BY ARMBAR. GOING IN TO THE THIRD ROUND JERALD GOT TOP CONTROL AFTER SOME GREAT EXCHANGES AND NAILED A SPECTACULAR ARMBAR. IT WAS ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT FOR OUR TEAM. THIS TEAM HAS GONE UNDEFEATED ON SO MANY DIFFERENT NIGHTS IN SO MANY DIFFERENT ORGANIZTIONS IT IS TRULY AMAZING.   TEAM CHAMPIONS BEST IN BAMA.

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    JAMIE won her fight in Minnesota at Mystic Palace Casino. Jamie fought for Resurrection Fighting Alliance which is a highly profiled organization. Jamie fought up a weight class and had a wonderful performance. Jamie added another victory to her record and another victory for team champions. Our team has came together like never before. There is so many talented athletes on our team and everyone works so well together . Jamie joined the team and its been a perfect fit. We are blessed to have her and will continue putting up the wins. Congrats to Jamie and her huge win.       TEAM CHAMPIONS

    BAMA’S BEST

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    WALT THE BIG TICKET BACK IN THE BIG SHOW!

    WALT has trained with Champions since the first day the gym opened. He is a huge part of Champions FreestyleMMA . Walt:s record was 29-1 as an amateur and went on to be 7-0 as pro, before joining UFC, .Walt had his first fight in the UFC against Jarold Rosholt that ended in split decision. Rosholt got the decision win but it did not come easy. Walt dropped him 2 times in the first round and almost scred the TKO win. Rosholt was tough and battled through the adversity . We knew then Walt was exactly where he should be the UFC. This trip to the octagon will be very different Walt has grown in so many ways and continues to get better. April 23rd in Las Vegas Champions fighter Walt the big ticket Harris will bring the win back to Alabama.Screenshot_2016-02-24-21-56-35

  • CHAMPIONS GOES 3-0

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    Team Champions traveled to North Carolina to fight in the promotion KING OF JACKSONVILLE. Our fighters travel a lot to other states fighting for different promotions. Chris Rocco was the first fight and in the first round the fight stayed on the ground. Chris came to his corner in between rounds ,made some adjustments and knocked his opponent out. Alvin Davis fought a 3 round war winning by decision. That was Alvins third straight win in a roll. Jerald Colbert was the main event fighting for the 125 pound title belt. Jerald let his hands go setting up some great takedowns. Jerald was able to get his opponents back and got the submission victory . Team Champions brought home a new championship belt and two medals.

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Champions Freestyle MMA boxfit class has been voted the Best Cardio Class in Birmingham,AL. Our unique brand of kickboxing features an intense class taught by real fighters and should not be confused with “cardio kickboxing” found at corporate “big” gyms.

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1425 Montgomery Highway
Vestavia ,Alabama 35216
Phone 205-410-2698

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