World Championship Fighting: The Best of the Northeast

Nick ColonSenior Analyst IJune 19, 2009

LONDON - FEBRUARY 10:  Ashleigh Grimshaw is flipped by Ronnie Mann during the Cage Rage Championship 20 Born to fight event at Wembley Arena on February 10, 2007 in London, England. Cage Fighting also known as MMA, Mixed Martial Arts is a mixed fighting style combat sport with a steadily growing international fan base. MMA is an evolving combat sport where competitors combine different disciplines that include jiu-jitsu, judo, karate, boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and others to their strategic and tactical advantage in a competetive arena.  (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

World Championship fighting is unique. It offers so much to the fans and the world of MMA, yet not everyone has had an opportunity to see the type of fights WCF President Joe Cavallaro has put on for locals in the Northeast.

Every event the WCF has put on in it's short conception has been met with great media attention and phenomenal fan input and it still has yet to peak.

The WCF has been the home to many fighters that have moved on to the big stage. Jon "Bones" Jones, the unorthodox striker in the UFC who put on a great showing in his last bout against UFC mini-legend Stephan Bonnar, came from the WCF. Mike Campbell, a young, hungry, physical specimen from the Sityodtong camp, came from the WCF. John Franchi, an up-and-coming monster who just fought Manny Gamburyan in his WEC debut, came from the WCF.

Do you see the trend?

There are many other notable fighters whom I have failed to mention; maybe one of the most notable is Joe Lauzon's brother, Dan Lauzon, the youngest fighter to ever fight in the UFC. Lauzon has fought multiple times with the WCF already, and is ever-improving to take that step to be thrust into the limelight once again. Then again, without even noticing it, these fighters are already making something out of nothing.

The WCF, a young upstart company, is already being noticed by the likes of ESPN, HDNet Fights, and many others.

The future is bright, not only for the WCF, but it's fighters, as well. You might not know the John Benoit's, or the Calvin Kattar's, or even the Dan Bonnell's, but you soon will and when you do, get ready for a pleasant surprise.