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UFC Fighters from Merrillville stay undefeated!

June 24th, 2011


Shamar Bailey and Steve Colon

Merrillville, Indiana (IN) -- With half the events scheduled for the fighters who have been training out of Team MMA - Merrillville in the books, the team stands at an undefeated 2-0 in June.

Shamar Bailey who was featured on Season 13 of the UFC's hit reality show as a member of Team Dos Santos took to the cage first at the UFC Finale in Las Veags on June 4th.With Coach Steve Colon in his corner he proceeded to dominate Ryan McGillivray for the entire fight. Bailey was never in danger throughout the fight came away with the unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27). Coach Steve Colon who has had over 500 coaching victories walked away with his first on the big stage!

Darren Elkins was next up as he stepped into the cage at UFC 131 in Vancouver on June 11th. Elkins found himself in a tough dog fight with the very experienced and game Michihiro Omigawa. The fight was a closely contested bout from bell to bell but when the judges decision was read Elkins earned a unanimous decision victory (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).


Next up is UFC Live this Sunday night in Pennsylvania as Instructor Ricardo 'The Bully' Lamas and Matt Mittrione will attempt to make the month of June a clean sweep!

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