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Upcoming Special Events

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

This is a list of all the special events pertaining to the event on May 18, 2012

May 12 – Rock Concert by DeadFaceDown, Elysium, and Tomorrow Burns. The show starts at 1030pm, $5 Cover, 21 yrs and up w/ ID @ the Blue Parrot in Charleston, WV – Get your tickets here!

May 12 – 1pm Press Conference at the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Crosslanes, WV

May 17 – 8pm Weigh-in Show at the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Crosslanes, WV

May 18 List of Events

5:30 VIP Pre-party and meet & greet with celebrity guests

6:30 meet & greet for general public

7:30 Fights

Afterparty @ Timothy’s Bar at the old Quarrier Diner

May 19Stephan Bonnar seminar at Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA, LLC

May 22Self-Defense Seminar to Benefit REACH (A rape crisis program)

Get Your Discounted Tickets, While Supplies Last at These Locations:

Buffalo Wild Wings in Southridge

Timothy’s Bar on Quarrier Street

Get Your Discounted Tickets at Quaker Steak in Charleston Every Thursday Night

Quaker Steak and WV Radio will be having our fighters selling tickets every Thursday night from 7PM-10PM. If you buy your tickets from them, you can save up to $17 from ticketmaster!

Self-Defense Seminar to Benefit REACH – A Rape Crisis Program

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

All proceeds to REACH – a rape crisis program

1 in 4 college females are a victim of rape
In WV 1 in 6 women & 1 in 21 men are sexually victimized
In kanawha county 10,000 adult women victims of rape



$20 and only $15 if you pre-register

Pregister Here:



Or Pre-register in person or on the phone:
Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA

Stephan Bonnar Seminar May 19!!!

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Stephan Bonnar Seminar

Train, and meet, the man who helped launch the UFC, and MMA, into the mainstream with his epic fight with Forrest Griffin at the conclusion of the Ultimate Fighter Season One.

Stephan is a BJJ black belt under Carlson Gracie, a golden gloves champion, and a MMA star.

There will be a 2 1/2 hour seminar followed by an autograph session on Saturday, May 19th, the day after the fights at the civic center.

Date: May 19

Time: 1pm (2 1/2hr seminar followed by an autograph session)

Location: Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC


(Package Deals for Those Who Go To The Fight & Seminar)

Only $75 for those who don’t go to the fights on May 18.

Package Deals:

To receive the discounted price you must have your ticket stub

Seminar without going to the fights May 18 – $75

Seminar & General Admission Ticket – $95 (save $10)

Seminar and Reserved Seat – $100 (save $25)

If you are sitting at a 1st or 2nd Row Table the seminar is only $40 (save $35)

If you are sitting cageside the seminar will only cost $35 (save $40)

These are incredible deals and you don’t want to miss your chance to train with a UFC legend!

You must pre-register with Butch Hiles and a minimum $25 deposit is due May 11th.

Contact Butch Hiles for details:

Wes Lane & Matt Garretson Radio Interviews

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Listen for Wes Lane, Matt Garretson, and Butch Hiles on any WV Radio station. They were special guests last week and did several radio interviews to hyp the upcomiing Reality Cage Combat show May 18th. Don’t miss it!

Public Self-Defense Seminar 3/31/12 – Open to All

Thursday, March 15th, 2012


Due to high demand we have another self-defense seminar scheduled 3/31/12 at 3pm.  Everyone is welcome and all escapes and proper defense tactics will be taught.  A question and answer session will follow and we hope that everyone can make it to this great event once again!
More information can be seen here:!/events/333082156729076/
Thanks for your time,

Butch Hiles – Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC – An annual event featuring the greatest sports and athletes WV has to offer

Experience of Meeting a Fighter at an Event

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

This weekend I have the honor of bringing in Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy from the UFC.  Obviously, there are tons of guys available and tons of guys that we could bring in for a seminar, appearance, or meet and greet.  So, I would like to explain to those who asked how I pick who we bring in.

I want to bring in the best of the best and I think we do that.  We bring in guys with name value and big personalities.  However, the most important thing to me is bringing in a guy that we can all hang out with, relate with, and get an amazing experience with.  The last thing I want to do is bring in a guy who is just collecting a paycheck.  Meaning, I don’t want a guy who comes and teaches a seminar, or whatever else we brought him in for, then he hurries up and takes off. 

It’s important to me that everyone gets value for their hard earned dollar.  So, in my opinion, if you are going to pay money you need to get the most value out of that dollar and the best experience that you can.  Each time we bring in a guest fighter or celebrity, I like to tie in multiple events and experiences so that you have something greater to remember.

For example, when Jens Pulver came in we did a movie premier, UFC viewing party, and seminar.  There were plenty of opportunities to get to know Jens as a person and not just as a fighter.  We were with him for an entire day, and people left that experience feeling like they made a new friend and they definitely got way more then they ever expected.

Wanderlei Silva had some of the biggest name recognition that there was and people would have paid just to see him.  However, the goal was to introduce everyone to the man that no one knew.  “The Ax Murderer” was super fun to train with, hang out with, and party with.  Once again, we had an amazing training experience, which was followed by a UFC viewing party, and a great night out at the club.  To this day, it was the highlight of many peoples lives and they view him in an entirely different way.

Butch Hiles & Wanderlei Silva

So, when I am looking for a guy to bring in, I actually ask their manager questions about thing that have nothing to do with fighting.  I want to know if they are a good person, if they like to hang out, do they treat their fans good, and on and on.  Any event I do will leave any person who attends with an amazing experience.  You will never get a guy who just showed up to collect a paycheck.

If you are looking for an amazing experience with someone you admire or someone you have seen fight at a high level, you can almost guarantee that we will be bringing you just that.  This Saturday, don’t miss the fun when Dan Hardy does a MMA seminar, VIP UFC viewing party, and VIP club night:


UFC’s Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy MMA Seminar & VIP Viewing Party

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Dan Hardy at Butch Hiles

MMA seminar & VIP viewing party with UFC star, Dan Hardy

One of the UFC’s biggest stars, Dan Hardy, comes to Charleston, WV this February 25, 2012.

Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy hails from Nottingham, England and just recently fought for the UFC world title against Georges St-Pierre.  Hardy has a huge fan base because of his flashy personality and aggressive fighting style and his visit to Charleston, WV is sure to bring a lot of attention.

Dan Hardy will be teaching a MMA seminar at Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC located on summers street in Charleston, WV.  He will conclude the seminar with a Q&A session and autograph signing for all attendees.  Many guests will also get the opportunity to watch the pay-per-view UFC with Dan Hardy later that night and attend a special VIP after party (must sign up for the VIP pass to do all three) as well.  This is a day where all UFC fans will not only get to train and meet one of the biggest UFC stars, Dan Hardy, but they will also get to spend an extended part of the day with him.  This is something you cannot get anywhere else.

Location: Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC
410 Charleston, WV 25302
Date: Feb 25, 2012
Time: 5:30 start time
Cost: $65 (seminar only), $75 (seminar and VIP viewing party for the UFC PPV that night (these spots will be reserved for the VIP’s – watching the UFC PPV at Hooters and VIP after party at Impulse) If you cannot pay in full a $20 deposit is required no late than 2/22/12 to reserve your spot.

Dan Hardy at Butch Hiles

Don’t miss your chance to train with one of the UFC’s biggest stars.  Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy will teach a MMA seminar, sign autographs, do a Q&A, and watch the UFC PPV with you!

To reserve your spot:

$20 Deposit


 $65 Seminar Only (No UFC Viewing Party)


 $75 VIP (Seminar, Autographs, Q&A, UFC Viewing Party and After Party at Impulse.  All Include Special VIP Access)


Super Saver VIP Seminar & March Grappling Tournament (Regular $125 but purchase now and you can do both for only $100)


Or Contact:
Butch Hiles


Watch Dan Hardy in action!!!


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Special Deals on New Gear This Month Only!!!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

This month we will be giving deals on packages and special items, so check out the deals at the bottom of the page:

Our new Rashguards are in but just a limited amount.. Right now, we have all Sizes but get them ASAP before they are sold out again (just $30).


We also have some new MMA gloves in (just &30):

Our team gi’s are on sale this month (regular $110 and on sale for just $90 this month only):

Also, special package deals:

Rashguard and gloves will only be $50 (regular $60)

16oz everlast boxing gloves and handwraps $30 (regular $40)

Any Shirt or Hoodie $5 off. 

These deals are for February only, so please let me know if you need anything ASAP!

Butch Hiles – Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC – An annual event featuring the greatest sports and athletes WV has to offer

March 24, 2012 Double Elimination Gi & No Gi Tournament

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Divisions for Men, Women, Kids, Teens, and Masters

Once again, our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi and No Gi Tournament returns to Hoover High School in Clendenin, WV (near Charleston, WV). This tournament features competitors from all around the surrounding states and is packed with high level competition!

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012
Time: Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.
Cost: Only $40 for those who preregister ($50 at the door) and you can compete in as many divisions as you want (Preregistration’s must be in our hands no later than 11/28/2012 and the forms will be at the bottom of this page). $25 for women & children ($35 at the door), $50 for those who are competing for the cash prizes but they may also compete in any other division at no extra charge
Format: Gi and No Gi DOUBLE ELIMINATION tournament with Cash Prizes for special absolute divisions.  Also includes Men, Women, kids, Teens, and masters divisions
Location: Herbert Hoover High School, Clendenin, WV

A Grappling Tournament for Everyone

As always, we want all of our competitors to have as much fun as possible, so we offer a well organized tournament that is fair and offers a ton of matches at a low price. Because there is no additional cost and it is double elimination, each competitor has the chance to compete a minimum of 6 times if they did all divisions in the gi and no gi tournaments (regular divisions and absolute divisions).

There will be children’s, teens, women’s, men’s (18-30), and masters divisions (31 and above).  The weight classes for both gi and no gi will be as follows:

Weight Classes for Men Gi & No Gi

Adult Men (Masters class uses the same weight categories):
149.9 & Below
150 lbs. to 164.9 lbs.
165 lbs. to 179.9 lbs.
180 lbs. to 194.9 lbs.
195 lbs. to 209.9 lbs.
210 lbs. to 224.9 lbs.
225 lbs. & Above

***Many times there are not enough purple belt and above competitors to fill every weight class.  In that case, we will make the weight classes as even as possible

Weight Classes for Women Gi & No Gi

Adult Women:
135 & Under (Lightweight)
136 & Over (Middleweight)

Weight classes for teens will be divided at the tournament but the age brackets will be divided as follows:
Kids 6-8, 9-11, Teens 12-14, 15-17

Experience Levels For Gi & No Gi

Adult Gi Competitors – White, Blue, & Purple & Above

Adult No Gi Competitors:

  • Beginner: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (1-3 years exp.)
  • Advanced: (3 years +)

*** Those who compete in the Blue Belt Gi Division must compete in the Intermediate or Advanced No-Gi Divisions

*** Those who compete in the Purple Belt & Above Gi Division must compete in the Advanced No-Gi Division

Masters Division (Ages 31 yrs & above)

Masters Divisions follow all the same experience levels as the other adult categories

Teens 12-17

  • Beginner Gi & No Gi: (Less than a 6 months experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for true beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (6 months – one year)
  • Advanced: (one year and above)

*** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance

Kids 6-11

  • Beginner Gi & No Gi: (Less than a 6 months experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for true beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (6 months – one year)
  • Advanced: (one year and above)

*** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance


Weigh-ins to be held Friday (5pm-10pm, unless special arrangements are made) and Saturday 9am-11am

Please let me know if there are any question,

Butch Hiles


Hotel Info – 101 Crossing Shopping Center, Elkview – (304) 965-9200


Complete PDF forms can be mailed in but we must have them no later than 11/28/2012

You may also pay via pay-pal but you must email your divisions, etc

 $40 Tournament (Adult Male – Do NOT use this if you are competing in the advanced division for cash.  Please use the other link):

$25 Women and Children

$50 Advanced Divsions for cash prizes


Friday (November 28) and Saturday (Dec 1):

Friday weigh-ins will be at:

Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC

410 Summers Street

Charleston, WV 25301

(from 5pm-10pm – or special arrangements can be made for out of town guests)


Saturday 9AM at the event location

Starting Time and Rules Meeting

Rules meeting 10:30

Start 11:00AM

Additional Information

Scoring for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and No Gi will be the Exact Same

General Rule Information and Point Scoring

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VFL – WV’s First MMA Show Results

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

VFL – The Beginning: Brought to you by Butch Hiles and Lionell Royer

In front of a sold-out crowd, with many celebrity guests, WV had it’s first ever sanctioned MMA show.  It was an amazing night with amazing fights and much of the action could be seen on national television soon after.

The quick results are:

  • Chauncey Gnagey v. Nate Hall – Nate Hall rd 2 armbar
  • Wes Lane v. Dustin Carroll – Wes Lane rd 2 TKO
  • Nicholas Bleser v. Jeremy Carper – Jeremy Carper rd 1 TKO
  • Ian Rammel v. Stephen Franklin – Stephen Franklin rd 1 tko
  • George Oiler v. Gary Young – George Oiler rd 1 TKO
  • Adam Sepulveda v. Elder Ramos – Elder Ramos (Sepulveda unable to answer bell for rd 3)
  • Dom Steel v. Donald Crawford Jr. – Dom Steel Unan Dec
  • Nate Jolly v. David Mays – Nate Jolly Unan Dec
  • Gregory Maynard v. Mont McMullens – Mont McMullens rd 2 TKO
  • Billy Ayash v. J.A Dudley – J.A. Dudley rd 2 submission RNC