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So We’re Serious About this War MMA Thing, Huh? Main Event of War MMA 1 Confirmed

(Screen capture of the War MMA website,

If you assumed that War MMA would never get past the planning stages, then do I have a surprise for you: It looks like Nick Diaz got that temporary promoter’s license, because War MMA 1 is officially set for June 22 from the Stockton Arena and the main card appears set for the inaugural event.

Hell, tickets even went on sale, with ringside (yes, as in a ring not a cage) seats still available as of writing this!

Unsurprisingly, the main event will feature a Team Cesar Gracie fighter – UFC veteran Daniel Roberts (14-4, 3-4 UFC) – fighting against the most formidable local opponent the promotion can find. Via

Fighting out of San Francisco, Daniel Roberts is set to face challenger Justin Baesman from the East Bay of California. Roberts has had numerous bouts in the UFC and trains with the Cesar Gracie Fight Team. Baesman now with a 12-4 record, has looked good as of late and a win over Roberts would catapult him to the next level of his career.

As for the rest of the main card, there are a few names you may recognize:

Main Card:
Daniel Roberts vs. Justin Baesman
Antonio Banuelos vs. Benny Vinson
Caleb Mitchell vs. Evan Esguerra
Mike Persons vs. Clayton McKinney
Darin Cooley vs. Cody Gibson
Roy Boughton vs. Liron Wilson
Chris Quitiquit vs. Dominic Clark

There haven’t been any announced bouts for the undercard, so if you’re holding out on hope that there will be a gloriously preventable screw-up somewhere in the planning of this event, it may come here. But as for now, things appear to be running very smoothly, despite all of us expecting the contrary.

So now the only question that remains is, do you plan on watching War MMA’s inaugural event in a few weeks?


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crappiefloper- May 30, 2013 at 3:54 pm
Oh,I'm watching. Much like the Hindenburg, it's one of this things your gonna want to see for yourself
towelie- May 30, 2013 at 11:12 am
free live stream of the event on their website. i will check it out.
algiersheadkick504- May 30, 2013 at 7:20 am
@Misanthropy yu never seen undercover brother!!!!were yu deprived as a youth
TheCrooner- May 30, 2013 at 5:31 am
There's no way Nick is pulling this off without someone else really running the show. I'm a fan of his but seeing his interviews and how scattered he can be I find it hard to believe that this is all his doing.
ytrebil- May 30, 2013 at 5:19 am
Should have got Junie Browning & War Machine on this card.

Then it would have been a lot of fun.
RearNakedSpoon- May 30, 2013 at 4:40 am
"I don’t know how to go buy a house"
Event and business management, how hard could it be?
Mr_Misanthropy- May 30, 2013 at 1:39 am
No belts. Championship fight winners get a custom bong, an ounce of chronic, and a ring girl of their choice.
cman- May 29, 2013 at 10:45 pm
No 2nd round cuz no one taught us math and shit. Numbers are for bitches.
godspeed- May 29, 2013 at 9:31 pm
Roadhouse........roadhouse......what if the say my mother is s whore? Well is she?
mt59801- May 29, 2013 at 9:07 pm
Stockton is a utopian paradise compared to east Oakland.
JayJitsu310- May 30, 2013 at 4:55 am
Really? Stockton is ranked the 10th worst city in America, just behind Oakland. Not really much difference there.
mookiestick- May 29, 2013 at 8:30 pm
I've gotten sick of the UFC political correctness anyway lately. This might be a little more fun, less lay and pray, more weed, less TRT, more middle fingers. Oh yeah
algiersheadkick504- May 29, 2013 at 8:11 pm
No doubt someone is getting jumped and middle fingers will everywhere. Can't wait
TellaTruth- May 29, 2013 at 7:44 pm
how long till the UFC issues it take down notice for the promo picture of a fighter from THEIR event?
Gobbleston- May 29, 2013 at 7:06 pm
Didn't see Shaq on there. Not interested.
Viva Hate- May 29, 2013 at 6:25 pm
I am still saying this thing ends in some sort of crazy riot and someone gets shanked.
FightZen- May 29, 2013 at 6:01 pm
@Mr_Mis - He's the only name on this list I recognize right off the bat, and only for that reason.
Mr_Misanthropy- May 29, 2013 at 5:49 pm
PS- Banuelos should have stuck to doing Chuck's laundry.
Mr_Misanthropy- May 30, 2013 at 1:41 am
PPS- Damn! That nigga in the GIF can eat a fuckin grip a popcorn!
Mr_Misanthropy- May 29, 2013 at 5:47 pm
Chris "...quit...I QUIT!..."?

4 realz?
RSparrow- May 29, 2013 at 9:40 pm
Haha nice catch mu fucka
phantom151- May 29, 2013 at 5:43 pm
if it was free on cable i would pvr it and check it out thats about it .... or just read the highlights on that