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JORDAN JOHNSON
  • Sport: MMA
  • Hometown: Lexington, Nebraska
  • Born: 1980
  • Height: 5' 8" (173 cm)
  • Weight: 155 lbs (71 kg)
  • MMA Record: 6-4-0 (win-loss-draw)
    Jordan is married with 4 children, and is a teacher and coach. Jordan loves fighting and competing for Christ! Jordan currently fights for Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) in Kearney, Nebraska. His favorite Bible verse is Judges 6:12, "The Lord is with you, mighty warrior."
JOE ELLENBERGER
  • Sport: MMA, Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu
  • Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Born: 1985
  • Weight: 155 lbs (71 kg)
MMA Record: 14-1-0 (win-loss-draw)
  • VFC Lightweight Champion
Jiu Jitsu:
  • NAGA Absolute Champion
Wrestling:
  • High School State Champion
  • 2x RMAC West Regional Champion
  • 2x Divison 2 All-American
  • 117 Career College Victories
Here for a greater purpose, blessed to be surrounded by so many great people, and Training for Reigning.
JAKE ELLENBERGER
  • Sport: MMA, Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu
  • Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Born: 1985
  • Weight: 170 lbs (78 kg)
MMA Record: 29-7-0 (win-loss-draw)
  • World Ranked #5 MMA Fighter at 170 lbs
  • UFC Veteran
  • Bellator Veteran
  • IFL Lightweight Champion
  • VFC Welterweight Champion
Jiu Jitsu:
  • NAGA Gi Champion
  • NAGA Absolute No-Gi Champion
 
TRAVIS "THE TANK ENGINE" CHAPPELL
  • Sport: MMA, Kickboxing, Wrestling
  • Hometown: Kingsport, Tennessee
  • Born: 1975
  • Weight: 170 lbs (78 kg)
  • MMA Record: 2-1-0 (win-loss-draw)
  • Kickboxing Record: 4-0-0 (win-loss-draw)
MMA Wrestling/Conditioning Coach for Team Kellys Heroes Grappling:
  • 2010 Smoky Mountain Open Champion
Bodybuilding:
  • 2009 Battle at the River Bodybuilding Show Champion
Travis has long been involved in athletics, having lettered in 4 sports for all 4 years in high school (football,basketball,baseball,track), making All District Team in all 4 sports, and was All State in football and 1 of 3 finalists for Mr Football In Tennessee. Travis went to college on Football Scholarship at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Travis continued his career training, coaching and competing in wrestling and MMA with Team Kellys Heroes. Devoted to God, Travis is a dedicated family man who loves studying King David in the Bible. Travis has said many times if he were alive back then, he and David would have been great friends...David was a warrior who feared and loved God. Travis enjoys letting his light shine for God through teaching and competing in MMA. Psalm 18:2 "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."
T.J. HEPBURN
  • Sport: MMA, Wrestling
  • Hometown: Kearney, Nebraska
  • Born: 1989
  • Weight: 155 lbs (71 kg)
  • MMA Record: 3-0-0 (win-loss-draw)
Wrestling:
  • 2012 NCAA Division II National Champion
  • 3X NCAA Division II All-American
TJ is married and is raising 2 children, Thomas Lee III and Brooklynn Leigh, with his wife Jennifer in Kearney, Nebraska. TJ currently fights for Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) . His favorite Bible verse is John 12:46, "I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. "
TYLER SHINN
  • Sport: MMA, Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu
  • Hometown: Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Born: 1986
  • Weight: 135/145 lbs (61/66 kg)
  • MMA Record: 6-2-0 (win-loss-draw)
Jiu Jitsu:
  • NAGA Expert Division Gi Champion
  • IBJJF Denton Champion
Wrestling:
  • 3x Oklahoma High School State Wrestling Champion
  • Oklahoma State Cowboys - 2x NCAA D1 Qualifier
  • 3rd and 2nd in Big 12 Championship
  • Cadet and Junior Greco-Roman All American
Tyler received his Bachelors Degree in Education at Oklahoma State and was a 2 year starter for the Cowboys as a freshmen and sophomore. He spent most of his junior and senior seasons out with injuries. He watched his last two years of wrestling pass right in front of him and it left him with an empty feeling that burns every day. Tyler set out to be an NCAA champion and that did not happen. Failing to achieve his goal taught him a lot and has left him completely hungry and driven to correct what hindered his past and also to set long term goals to be a world champion in MMA and in Jiu Jitsu. He also plans to coach and pass his knowledge and experience to younger wrestlers and grapplers along his journey. A quote that drives him is from his OSU wrestling coach John Smith: "Win or Lose you will never regret working hard, making sacrifices, being disciplined, or focusing to much. Success is measured by what we have done to prepare for competition."
BRYAN "THE LION" MCVEA
  • Sport: MMA, Kickboxing
  • Hometown: Enid, Oklahoma
  • Born: 1984
  • Weight: 251 lbs (114 kg)
  • MMA Record: 2-4-0 (win-loss-draw)
  • Kickboxing Record: 2-0-0 (win-loss-draw)
  "The second place guy always says, 'I did my best.' The first place guy says, 'I do whatever it takes.' " ~ Kentrick Coleman

Psalm 144:1 - "Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.”
MYRON "THE FUTURE" DENNIS Myron "The Future" Dennis
  • Sport: MMA, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai
  • Hometown: Midwest City, Oklahoma
  • Born: 1989
  • Height: 6' 2" (188 cm)
  • Weight: 220 lbs (99 kg)
  • MMA Record: 10-2-0 (win-loss-draw)
  • Muay Thai: 6-3-0 (win-loss-draw)
  • BJJ Record: 22-8-0 (win-loss-draw)
  • Association: Academy of Martial Arts
Video: Youtube.com
  • 2014 Legacy Fighting Championship 205 lb Champion
  • 2012 Xtreme Fight League 205 lb Champion
  • 2011 Xtreme Fight League 205 lb Champion
  • 2010 Xtreme Fight League 205 lb Champion
  • 2010 NAGA No Gi Heavyweight silver medalist
  • 2010 NAGA Gi Heavyweight silver medalist
  • 2010 Oklahoma Grappling Regional Event No Gi Heavyweight Champion
  • 2010 Oklahoma Grappling Regional Event Gi Heavyweight Champion
  • 2010 KMG Round Robin Grappling Tournament No Gi Heavyweight Champion
  • 2010 KMG Round Robin Grappling Tournament Gi Heavyweight Champion
  • 2010 Mikey Burnett Submission Grappling Tournament Silver Medalist
  • 2010 United States Muay Thai Association Regional Heavyweight Champion
  • 2009 Native American Boxing Association MMA Heavyweight Champion
  • 2009 United States Muay Thai Association World Heavyweight Champion
  • 2008 Ultimate Submission Championship silver medalist
  I Samuel 16:7 - But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
DEMOREO DENNIS
  • Sport: MMA
  • Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Born: 1987
  • Weight: 262 lbs (119 kg)
  • MMA Record: 3-3-0 (win-loss-draw)
 
TAVARES COLLINS
  • Sport: MMA
  • Hometown: Moore, Oklahoma
  • Born: 1984
  • Weight: 155 lbs (71 kg)
  • MMA Record: 4-2-0 (win-loss-draw)
  • 2011 Xtreme Fight League Featherweight Champion
"Blessed be the Lord, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle" ~Psalm 144:1 "He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze." ~Psalm 18:34
JOHN "HOLLYWOOD" HARRIS
  • Sport: MMA
  • Hometown: Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Born: 1984
  • Weight: 155 lbs (71 kg)
  • MMA Record: 5-5-0 (win-loss-draw)
  • Bellator Veteran
  "Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. " ~Acts 2:38
STEVEN "BIZNESS" MATTHEWS
  • Sport: Boxing
  • Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Born: 1983
  • Weight: Light Middleweight - 154 lbs (70 kg)
  • Pro Boxing Record: 3-0-0 (win-loss-draw)
 
CHARLIE WRIGHT
  • Sport: MMA
  • Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Born: 1989
  • Height: 5' 8" (173 cm)
  • Weight: 155 lbs (71 kg)
  • MMA Record: 6-0-0 (win-loss-draw)
  Charlie is a fiery, highly skilled fighter with an explosive young career in MMA. His key Bible verse is Psalm 144:1, "Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle." Fight pics here.
BRANDON MCDOUGAL
  • Sport: MMA, Kickboxing, San Shou
  • Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Born: 1987
  • Height: 5' 8" (173 cm)
  • Weight: 155 lbs (71 kg)
  • Kickboxing Record: 4-1-0 (win-loss-draw)
  • MMA Record: 1-1-0 (win-loss-draw)
  • San Shou Record: 6-1-0 (win-loss-draw)
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt - San Shou
  Brandon has had fun performing martial arts demonstrations since the age of 3 which was the time he began formally training in Kung Fu. He now enjoys success competing in regional amateur fights such as San Shou, Kick Boxing, and MMA. Brandon has also had fun competing in local Judo and BJJ competitions. Brandon says he doesn't know what he loves most. Is it the pushing yourself in training knowing the other guy is working to kick your butt? Or, is it in knowing that those we train are healthier and safer. The cool thing is, it's great either way!
BRONSON FRENCH
  • Sport: MMA
  • Hometown: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
  • Born: 1985
  • Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
  • Weight: 145 lbs (66 kg)
  • MMA Record: 1-0-0 (win-loss-draw)
Bronson started training at The Lion’s Den under Mikey Burnett as a teenager. After several years, he followed some training partners to Tulsa Top Team where he became long-time training partners to 2 MMA champions. Currently training under multiple UFC veterans at Xtreme Performance Center in Tulsa. Bronson is also a manager to several exciting MMA prospects and soon to be champions. The need to compete in MMA comes from the love of competition and the satisfaction of pushing mental & physical boundaries beyond one’s expectations. God comes 1st in his life, then family a close 2nd. Holding his young daughter & keeping a smile on his wife’s face is all it takes to keep this self-proclaimed “simple man” happy. Bronson's favorite Bible verse is: Philippians 4:13 - “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
JASON BRADSHAW
  • Sport: MMA, Wrestling
  • Hometown: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
  • Born: 1983
  • Height: 5' 5" (165 cm)
  • Weight: 145 lbs (66 kg)
  • MMA Record: 3-0-0 (win-loss-draw)
Jiu Jitsu:
  • 2x ACA Battleground Submission Grappling Tournament Champion ('10-'11)
  • 1x ACA Battleground Submission Grappling Tournament Silver Medalist
  • 1x ACA Battleground Submission Grappling Tournament Bronze Medalist
Wrestling:
  • 4x Member Oklahoma Dual State Champion Wrestling Team - BAHS ('99-'02)
  • Full-ride scholarship to Lindenwood University in St.Louis in 2002
  Jason is a natural 135 lb fighter but his wins have come in the 145 lb and 155 lb weight classes. Born with a competitive spirit, Jason has always wanted to be the best at what he does in his weight class. He strives to make his parents proud as they look down upon him every day. Fighting fills the competitive void Jason felt in his life and provides him the opportunity to provide a better life for his young daughter. Jason's favorite quote: “Water is for the weak” ~Jason's Wrestling Coach, Steve Allen
DEMI DEEDS
  • Sport: MMA
  • Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
  • Born: 1985
  • Weight: 170 lbs (78 kg)
  • MMA Record: 16-11-0 (win-loss-draw), 1 NC
  Demi is an explosive fighter with KO power and strong wrestling skills. 14 of Demi's 15 wins came by way of stoppage ((T)KO or submission).
JEREMY STEPHENS
  • Sport: MMA
  • Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
  • Born: 1986
  • Weight: 155 lbs (71 kg)
  • MMA Record: 23-9-0 (win-loss-draw)
  When it comes to the sport of mixed martial arts, seldom will you find a competitor that fights with more raw passion, energy, and pure heart than Jeremy “Lil Heathen” Stephens. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, the 24 year old product of a broken home has displayed time and time again that a true champion will go to any lengths to chase their dreams. He will never give up, lay down or back out. When you step in the cage with Jeremy Stephens you are in for the fight of your life because to him, this is his life. With his family by his side, the spirit of God in his heart and his training partners behind him, Jeremy Stephens is a happy man. Jeremy "Lil Heathen" Stephens has finally found his peace - unless you are standing across the Octagon from him. That’s another story!
LINCOLN MURDOCH
  • Sport: Ironman Triathlete & Ultra Marathoner
  • Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Born: 1957
Triathlon:
  • 2012 USAT National Champion, 55-59
  • 7 time USAT All-American
  • 12 overall, first place triathlon victories
  • 4 time qualifier - Team USA
  • 3 top ten finishes at US Nationals
  • 2007 - finished 20th at Age Group World Championship - Germany
  • 2009 - finished 8th at Age Group World Championship - Australia
  • 3 time Ironman finisher, including the Hawaiian Ironman World Championship
Other:
  • 4 time ultramarathon finisher
  • Qualifier, Western States 100 mile run
  • Author - "See You At The Finish"
Married to his college sweetheart, Jennifer, Lilncoln has 2 great kids - Kyle,and Kristi. Lincoln is a Pastor and Spiritual Strength Coach in Omaha, Nebraska. Lincoln also helps promote the International Christian Triathlon Network www.ICTriNet.com. He has traveled to almost 30 countries. Lincoln's Triathlon Blogspot: http://runner4g.blogspot.com
DEREK BATEMAN
  • Sport: Marathon Runner
  • Hometown: Bixby, Oklahoma
  • Born: 1969
  • Last Race: ING NYC Marathon - 2010
  Family man, business man and follower of Jesus Christ. Derek recovered from a near-fatal medical condition in 2009 to run the 26 mile ING NYC marathon in 2010 in a personal record time of 3 hours and 47 minutes!  

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