Tuesday, June 10, 2014

HURLEY Wins At Fitzgerald's Casino, Improves to 8-1

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Ultimate Fitness and MMA Tupelo, Mississippi
UFM & Team AGEMA's Grady Hurley WINS big at Fitzgeralds Casino!
Well, that's all folks!  Grady Hurley, after a twelve year absence from the cage, walked away victorious on Saturday night amid thunderous applause and abundant cheers at Fitzgerald's Casino in Tunica, Miss..

Hurley, a longtime member of Team AGEMA, has trained with many of the team's fighters and coached many more.  His years of absence from the cage itself was due to a terrible auto accident years ago, but Grady decided to make a run at the cage one more time... and boy did he put on a show!

Jeff Chambers and Tony Palmer reported that Grady received a blow to the groin early on in the fight but recovered well and stayed confident in the cage.  By all accounts, he won the first round and then exploded during the second to win the fight by TKO before the round was over.

In case you missed the back story, the Daily Journal did a great article on Grady before the fight. 
for the link to the story.

Thanks to Ashley Nicole Hattox, you can VIEW THE FIGHT on Facebook.  Just click and enjoy, but don't forget to like her and Grady as well as Ultimate Fitness and MMA.

Grady was a very gracious and humble winner.  Some fighters boast, some show off for the crowd, but Grady took the mic when interviewed to thank the hundreds of fans that supported him and traveled over a hundred miles to cheer him on.  Cody Floyd, Jeff Chambers, Jon Crump, Isaac "Ironman" Ware, and many of the UFM members were on hand to congratulate Grady.  Facebook "blew up" when his hand was raised.  People in Tupelo, Amory, Nettleton, Verona, Saltillo, Pontotoc, Corinth, Belmont and other communities had something to cheer about and that they did as Grady represented Team AGEMA, UFM Tupelo, and North Mississippi with honor and composure.
We would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to Grady for a job well done.  We look forward to training with you for years to come.

Daniel Hankins, 17 years of age, was set to make his debut in the cage at the same event; however, his scheduled opponent was unable to make the fight due to an emergency in his family.  We hate that the two didn't get to face-off in the cage but as Jeff Chambers stated "These things happen in the fight game.  Daniel "The Dirty Squirrel" continues to train and the hope is that he will appear on the Summit card on August 2nd, in Tupelo!

Stay tuned for more information on this major event in Tupelo.  It will be a "barn burner" for sure.  Rumors are already flying about who will be on the card.  My personal hope it to see guys like Johnathan "The King's Kid" Burdine, Bryan "Bad Intentions" White, and many of the other AGEMA "Elite Guard".  One can only dream, but if they are on the card, we can count on a night of explosive talent right here near home.

Between now and then we will have KING OF THE MATS competition in July.  We will get the date, time and location for you as soon as it comes out and is finalized.
Stay tuned!!!  And keep training.




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