March 1st, 2012

John “The Natural” Alessio joins this week’s episode of Top MMA Radio. The highly ranked Canadian Lightweight headlines the Score Fighting Series’ card in Hamilton on March 16. Alessio discusses his opponent for that fight, Ryan Healy, his newly acquired Nova, why he is not in the UFC, and much more. Then, Canadian matchmaker extraordinaire […]

November 9th, 2009

One thing I want to make clear is that I am not writing this column because I think I know more than all promoters; far from it. I have made a lot of mistakes when organizing MMA shows so I have learned what not to do. But, I feel I also have a good idea […]

November 2nd, 2009

If you look at the fight cards I have put together recently, you will see a lot of young fighters making their debuts early in the card. This week, I would like to focus on that aspect of matchmaking and then talk about how I decide the fight order. I put a lot of young […]

October 26th, 2009

Before I start with this new column, I just would like to thank everybody for their kind words about my first column. I am glad you enjoyed it.  Feel free to ask me any questions by commenting at the bottom of this post or email me using the Contact Us link and I will try to answer your […]

October 19th, 2009

Before I start, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to read my article on TopMMANews.com. Hopefully, you will find the weekly articles interesting and entertaining. My start in MMA began in 2002 by covering UCC events for MMA Weekly.  I had obviously seen MMA on TV, but I fell in love […]

October 16th, 2009

Ever wonder what a matchmaker is thinking?  “Who should fight for GSP’s belt?”, ” How do you quickly replace an injured fighter three days before the event?”, and “How do you react when a guy like Fritz Paul no shows or Carlos Newton shows up 10 pounds heavy?” are some of the many questions I […]