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Freestyle Academy’s Asha Lake Takes Home Kickboxing Win by TKO!


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This past Saturday March 21, 2015, Freestyle Academy’s Asha Lake won her kickboxing bout against Alyssa Nicosia by TKO in the third round at Rocktown Showdown 23. The bout took place at Clock Tower Resort in Asha’s opponent’s hometown of Rockford, Illinois. Asha is out of the Academy’s South Gym (Waukegan) and is coached by the Academy’s Jose Vega. Please join Dave Strasser’s Freestyle Academy in congratulating Asha on her great win!

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Freestyle Academy’s Andrew Johnson Wins Again


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Only (just under) five months after his first fight, Freestyle Academy’s Andrew Johnson returned to the cage Friday March 13, 2015 to claim another victory. Johnson defeated Kirk Sallis with a first-round arm bar at Pinnacle XIX in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sallis won three of his first four bouts. Tonight was Sallis’ fifth fight. Johnson’ first fight was against another strong fighter, Andrew “Juicy” Lucy in October, which Johnson won by TKO. Join Dave Strasser’s Freestyle Academy in congratulating Andrew […]

New Classes at Dave Strasser’s Freestyle Academy: Kenosha, Waukegan


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Check out our the new schedule for Dave Strasser’s gyms in Kenosha and Waukegan. Members now have privileges at both gyms. We have sessions for you throughout the week plus Saturdays. Classes Our classes in Kids and Adult Stand Up will develop your boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai skills. You’ll develop and refine your grappling game with wrestling, Brazilian jiu jitsu and judo skills in Kids and Adult Ground classes. Youngsters can participate in blended Kids MMA and learn to […]

UFC News: CM Punk Opponent and the Argument For Dave Strasser


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eog.com …UFC veteran Dave Strasser’s name has come out as a potential opponent for CM Punk. Now, with other ideas coming up including Jason Thacker and Power Rangers, a really good case can be made for a fighter like Dave Strasser. View entire story

Retired UFC Fighter Dave Strasser Calls CM Punk’s Coach A ‘Sham’


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by: Dan DiLoreto / GameDayR.com So it would seem that Punk is in good hands. Unless you listen to retired UFC fighter Dave Strasser, who had some pretty strong feelings about Roufus while he was being interviewed on the MMA Ringside Chat Podcast. “Duke Roufus is a total sham of a coach. He’s a horrible coach. He knows nothing. If you look at his career, he’s just a salesman. He’s just a complete salesman. He’s never really even kick boxed […]

UFC Fighter Dave Strasser calls Duke Roufus a “Salesman” & “Sham” on podcast


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Written by Anthony Rome / thespread.com The podcast was hosted by Get More Sports blogger Miguel Iturrate, who asked Strasser about Roufus in the contest of CM Punk and his departure from wrestling, as well as the probable return to MMA. Strasser then went on to call out Roufus for being a “salesman” and a sham.” “Duke Rufous is a total sham of a coach,” Strasser said in the podcast. “He’s a horrible coach. He knows nothing. If you look […]

Dave Strasser Calls Out Duke Roufus On Ringside Chat MMA


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February 6, 2015 Host Miguel Iturrate is joined by Mike Davis, the man behind one of Chicago’s longest running MMA Promotions and by UFC and MMA veteran Dave Strasser. Davis brings his knowledge and insight to the conversation, but it was Strasser who came out dropping bombs. Dave first revealed … Click here for story and podcast.

Pictures of Success: Andrew Johnson


We wanted to share a few of of the images from Saturday night in Peoria, where Andrew Johnson won his fight against Andrew Bucy.This was the United Combat League’s Central Illinois Throwdown MMA cage fights in Peoria on 10/18/14. He won his fight by TKO in the third round. Click any image to enlarge. Update, the video is in! Check it out below.

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We Have a Winner! Congratulations Andrew Johnson!


Congratulations to Andrew Johnson who has won his United Combat League’s Central Illinois Throwdown MMA cagefight by TKO in the third round! Give Andrew a high five if you see him! See also: We’re Here in Peoria, Ready for Tonight’s Fight, Pictures of Success: Andrew Johnson’s Cage Fight Win      

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We’re Here in Peoria, Ready for Tonight’s Fights


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Here’s a picture we just took of the venue for tonight’s fights. Good luck to our own Andrew Johnson, who will enter the cage here in Peoria IL this evening. There is also a possibility the Academy’s Amile Fisher will fight tonight. This is the United Combat League’s Central Illinois Throwdown, which will feature ten bouts at Expo Gardens in Peoria. When: Tonight, October 18, 2014, doors open 6pm, fights start at 7pm Where: Expo Gardens 1601 W Northmoor Rd, […]

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