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Bruce Hoyer


Introducing the OTM Video Cast!

By Bruce Hoyer / August 29, 2008

http://www.onthemat.com/videoHost Bruce Hoyer takes us through a breakdown of News, Events and Articles from on the mat. In this episode we cover the 2008 No-Gi Mundials, Xande, Roger and Wilson Reis. http://www.onthemat.com/video/video/773/On-The-Mat-VideoCast Much of the video footage comes from you, the viewers of OntheMat, so if you want yourselves or your event to be featured […]


BRASA Interviews: Drysdale and Comprido

By Bruce Hoyer / March 19, 2008

It’s not everyday that you get to go to a seminar with 3 World Champions not to mention see them get promoted.Well I decided to take the long trip over to Chicago to the Flo Seminar and it was definitely worth it! The instructors were Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros, Robert Drysdale and Roberto Traven. At the […]


Amanda Buckner Interview

By Bruce Hoyer / January 22, 2008

Recently, I had a chance to sit down with Amanda Buckner, former Ring of Fire Lightweight champion, the former Smack Girl Open weight Champion, Abu Dhabi competitor and considered by many to be one of the top female fighters at 135 lbs. Recently she traveled half way around the world to fight on the Ring […]


Greater Midwest Submission Hunt

By Bruce Hoyer / December 28, 2007

I had a chance to sit down with Andy Grahn of Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, home of Sean Sherk and Brock Lesnar, to discuss the past tournament that he and Greg Nelson hosted, called the Greater Midwest Submission Hunt.I had a chance to sit down with Andy Grahn of Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, home of […]


Mission Submission 2

By Bruce Hoyer / December 20, 2007

Recently, I headed down to Richmond, VA to check out Mission Submission 2. I had a chance to go to their first tournament and it was a blast so I decided to do it again! The second time around did not disappoint. It looked like the number of competitors were slightly down this time, but […]


What makes a great competitor?

By Bruce Hoyer / November 20, 2007

I asked Sim a “simple” question: “What is one thing that makes a great competitor?”What makes a great competitor? So a long, long time ago I e-mailed Simpson Go (Sim) a question about competition. Based on his answer, I was going to write this great article comprised mostly of the thoughts of what I would […]


Elliot Marshall vs Rob MacDonald

By Bruce Hoyer / November 16, 2007

Bruce Hoyer got two video interviews with both Elliot Marshall and Rob MacDonald. Check them out!December 1st is the date of the next installment of one of the premier shows in the Midwest Ring of Fire. You may have seen the event on HDNet or as a feature in an episode of Tapout. The Ring […]


Quick Q&A with Sven Bean

By Bruce Hoyer / September 25, 2007

I did a quick Q&A session with Sven Bean the promoter of Ring of Fire; he has the top show in the Midwest in my opinion and also a lot of great fighters on his show. Bruce Hoyer: How did you get started in MMA? Sven Bean: I was a fighter first, but already in […]


Tiger Academy Jiu-Jitsu Championships

By Bruce Hoyer / April 29, 2006

Tiger Academy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ChampionshipsWhen:Saturday Sep 23, 2006at 9:00 AM Where:Augustana CollegeSioux Falls, SD 57106 Be a part of the first ever Tiger Academy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships. All Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitors are encouraged to compete. We are hoping for a huge turnout of competitors. Also come compete in our Absolute Division, as one representative […]