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The UFC’s Spencer Fisher to Teach MMA Every Saturday

Monday, September 10th, 2012

UFC legend, Spencer Fisher, will be teaching MMA at Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA every saturday at noon.

It doesn’t matter if you are wanting to compete or just learn MMA for fun.  Spencer is an amazing fighter and teacher and this class is for everyone.

Opportunities like this are few and far between in small towns like Charleston, WV, so do not miss your chance to train and learn from a legend.

For more information email Butch Hiles

More About Spencer Fisher

He made his UFC debut at Ultimate Fight Night 2, scoring a second-round submission victory over Thiago Alves. He then defeated Aaron Riley at Ultimate Fight Night 3 by TKO due to a Doctor Stoppage after the first round after Fisher broke Riley’s Jaw with strikes. Perhaps Fisher’s most notable early fight was with Canadian kickboxer Sam Stout on the undercard of UFC 58. When Stout’s original opponent Kenny Florian sustained an injury in training that left him unable to compete, Fisher took the fight on very late notice, reportedly having to cut twenty pounds in the final two days leading up to the match. Although Fisher seemed to land the harder punches, Stout landed more and came away with a controversial split decision.

Fisher returned at UFC 60 against Matt Wiman and won by knockout in the second round, knocking Wiman out with a flying knee. Fisher was able to record another first round TKO at UFC 64 against Dan Lauzon. His win streak came to a halt at Ultimate Fight Night 8, after a back and forth fight Fisher was defeated in the second round by TKO due to punches by Hermes Franca.

In a highly anticipated rematch, Fisher defeated Sam Stout at Fight Night 10 by unanimous decision after three rounds. This rematch with Stout propelled Fisher into the spotlight, as it was the main event, it won Fight of the Night and because both fighters took massive amounts of punishment throughout the fight. It has also been named as one of the UFC’s 100 Greatest Fights. Fisher was scheduled to fight Din Thomas at UFC Fight Night 11, but was forced to withdraw due to a staph infection. Ironically, Fisher’s replacement for this match was Kenny Florian, whom Fisher had replaced in the UFC 58 fight against Sam Stout.

Fisher fought Frank Edgar at UFC 78 on November 17, 2007. Fisher lost the fight by unanimous decision. Fisher’s next fight was scheduled to be against Marcus Aurélio at UFC Fight Night 13, but he was forced to withdraw due to a shoulder injury. With his shoulder healed, Fisher was next scheduled to fight young up and comer Jeremy Stephens at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest Finale on June 21, 2008. Fisher dominated Stephens and won by unanimous decision.

Fisher defeated Shannon Gugerty at UFC 90 in Chicago on October 25, 2008. Fisher won his fight at UFC 99 via unanimous decision defeating veteran Caol Uno.

Jeff Monson Seminar Friday, August 31, 2012

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Jeff Monson Seminar
Friday, August 31, 2012

 

Grappling and MMA champion, Jeff Monson, will be coming to Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA to do a seminar on Friday, August 31, 2012.

Monson has one of the most impressive resumes you will ever see and has competed all over the world.  He’s an amazing instructor and has a wealth of knowledge.  You do not want to miss the opportunity.

Resume:

Submission grappling

Abu Dhabi Combat Club
2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Bronze Medalist
2005 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Gold Medalist
2001 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Silver Medalist
2000 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Silver Medalist
1999 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Gold Medalist

International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles
2008 FILA Grappling World Championships Senior No-Gi Gold Medalist
2007 FILA Grappling World Championships Senior No-Gi Gold Medalist

International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
2007 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships Black Belt No-Gi Absolute Gold Medalist
2007 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships Black Belt No-Gi Silver Medalist
2001 Pan American Championships Blue Belt Gold Medalist

USA Wrestling
FILA World Team Trials Senior No-Gi Winner (2007, 2008)
FILA World Team Trials Senior No-Gi Runner-up (2009)

On the Mat
2009 Submission Grappler of the year
2004 Submission Grappler of the Year

Amateur wrestling
USA Wrestling
Northwest Senior Greco-Roman Regional Championship (1998)
Northwest Senior Freestyle Regional Championship Runner-up (1998)
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Pac-10 Conference Championship (1992)

Mixed Martial Arts
ISKA World Heavyweight Championship
SB Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship
Strength and Honor Championship
Cage Warriors Heavyweight Championship (One time)
Ultimate Fighting Championship – Knockout of the Night and Submission of the Night
XFC Heavyweight Championship
SportFight Heavyweight Championship

Details:

Time: 7pm

cost: $40 (if you compete at WV Games Sept 1) & $50 if you do not.

Deposit of $20 to keep track of spots would be appreciated.  Contact Butch Hiles for details

Location: Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA – 410 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25302

Contact:

Butch Hiles

Butch@ButchHiles.com


Butch Hiles
www.advancedbkj.com – Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC
www.theWVgames.com – An annual event featuring the greatest sports and athletes WV has to offer
www.realitycagecombat.com – The RCC is a MMA event all about the fighters and fans. Don’t miss it!

September Events

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

We are bringing the biggest and best events to Charleston, WV!

Friday, Aug 31, at Butch Hiles Gym – Jeff Monson

Followed by the WV State Grappling Championships

WV Games

The WV Games return with all the action this Sept 1, 2012.  Tons of events and an awesome atmosphere.  Don’t miss the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, and the Beach Wrestling event all sposnored by us.  For more information take a look at our website: www.thewvgames.com

$450 up for grabs and swords to the winners!

The state’s best MMA promotion returns to Morgantown Sept 15

Ticket info: http://naafs.biz/site/2012/08/10/caged-fury-19/

Dan Hardy Mini Doc Features Butch Hiles Gym

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

The UFC’s Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy recently had a mini documentary filmed and Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC is featured in the film (check out part 2).

“I get paid to beat people up,” says Dan Hardy. “I love every minute of it.” It’s a good thing, then, that Hardy is an MMA fighter, and was cool with hanging out with us.

Still, he’s not a typical fighter. He gets along with them, sure, and relates to them, but he also takes competition as an insult: Anyone who signs up to fight Hardy must “think he’s better than me.” And unlike most fighters—shit, unlike most athletes—he’s a pretty cool guy—engaging and a real human being. A real freak, sure, who hurts other people real, real bad, but a normal dude.

Hardy lives somewhere between isolation and aimlessness. When he’s training for a fight he practically lives at the gym, and even when he doesn’t have a fight on the horizon, he’s still training as much as possible. He tells filmmaker and Blood for Blood bassist Ian McFarland what he thinks constant competition is doing to him. He’s an angry dude who wants to slow down and “chill out” eventually, but right now he gets off on the violence, on the discipline, on the superiority of beating another man down. Only fighters, he says, know what it’s like to prepare for a fight, and then withstand one. Everyone else has expectations, but no one else understands.

But is there anything for Hardy outside the world of fighting? He can’t relate to politicians or regular people… even other fighters. Actually, the only place outside the gym Hardy seems to feel comfortable is in the hardcore scene, where people have tattoos like his and generally don’t give a shit who he is. He walks out to Cock Sparrer’s “England Belongs to Me” at fights, which is appropriate since he’s from Nottingham. His MMA nickname, The Outlaw, brings to mind Outlaw Anthems, Blood for Blood’s 2002 LP. The fact that the hardcore scene—where fuckups and angry little kids hang out—is the only place a person like Hardy feels normal seems appropriate.

The film was created as part of the McFarland & Pecci brand series of mini-docs focused on iconic subculture heroes. Go to www.mcfarlandandpecci.com to see the other films.

Women learn self defense for a good cause

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Women learn self defense for a good cause

Posted: May 23, 2012 2:04 PM
By Jessie Shafer, Reporter – bio | email

  WATCH THE VIDEO: Women learn self defense for a good cause

 

At his gym in Charleston, Butch Hiles is offering classes to the general public. In those classes, people can learn how to protect themselves.

Hiles says more than 10,000 women are raped in Kanawha County every year. To combat that, he says they just need to know a little self-defense.

Women in the Kanawha Valley took control. They don’t want to face an attacker and be unprepared.

A college student, Krista Moore said, “I think it would good to learn how to protect myself if anything were to happen.”

And her friend agrees. They say being aware is key.

“If anything does happen like that, you could save yourself from a very scaring situation,” said Lindsay Tincher.

All of the proceeds from this event go straight to REACH. That stands for Rape Education, Advocacy, Counseling, and Healing.

The group is there for women who need a helping hand through what, they call, a very complicated and difficult time.

“We don’t like to say that these programs help prevent, but they do help reduce the risk. And so, just learning how to come out and reduce the risk of a sexual assault or any other attack is definitely important,” said Jaqueline Bevan, of REACH.

To contact an advocate with REACH- call 304-340-3676

Butch Hiles Promotes First MMA Event in Charleston, WV History

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

With the largest crowd since MMA has become legal, Reality Cage Combat dominated the Charleston Civic Center.  The fights and crowd were amazing and we cannot thank everyone enough.  Please check out the pictures and look for announcements and updates here and www.realitycagecombat.com

 

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!

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: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001813802678&ref=pb#!/events/333082156729076/
 
Thanks for your time,
 

Butch Hiles
www.advancedbkj.com – Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC
www.theWVgames.com – 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: http://www.advancedbkj.com/ufcs-dan-the-outlaw-hardy-mma-seminar-vip-viewing-party