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 Cage Warriors, 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.
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.
Guest Contributor: By day Brian Makas (@BrianMakas) works as a Director of Marketing Technology in New York City. By night, while he’ll be the first to admit that he’s too old to consider actually fighting, both he and his wife train in boxing with up and coming pro boxer Dennis “Da Mommas Boy” Douglin in New Jersey. And, when vacationing in Vegas, they’ve been known to check out the local MMA gyms including week long sessions at the Xtreme Couture, TapouT and Wand Fight Team! gyms. Brian has been a fan of the UFC since the first Ultimate Fighter TV show introduced him to the sport and a fan of Invicta FC since 2012.
Special contributor to this site:
Michelle D. Drake, the first licensed female Mixed Martial Arts referee in the State of Texas and Kansas.
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. Through the years, she followed the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and in January, 2011, to expand her knowledge of MMA officiating in the sport, she attended an MMA Referee & Judging course in California with Herb Dean and a Referee course in July, 2011 with Robert Hinds. Then in October, 2011, she invited and hosted an MMA Judge and Referee workshop conducted by Robert Hinds. 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.