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  • Five SBG Martial Arts Athletes Set To Fight On March 8th


    SBG history is set to be made on March 8th, 2019, as athletes from three different Straight Blast Gym locations fight and compete in mixed martial arts on the same card.


    Mixed Martial Arts is one of the hottest and fastest growing sports in, not just Buford, but the world.  Straight Blast Gym has established itself as one of the most respected and revered martial arts gyms in the world.  Locally, there are 3 Straight Blast Gyms in the southeast; Buford and Athens, Georgia, and Birmingham, Alabama.


    March 8th will mark the first time that SBG Buford, Athens, and Birmingham will be competing together on a mixed martial arts card.  The following Straight Blast Gym martial arts athletes will be competing on March 8th, at Center Stage in Atlanta:


    Brad Wharton (Buford)

    CT Greene (Buford)

    Matt Elkins (Birmingham)

    Ethan Melisano (Birmingham)

    Danielle Wynn (Athens)



    To attend this event, visit:



    When selecting your seats, you will see a drop-down selection that lets you pick the martial arts athlete that you wish to support.  Be sure to select a Straight Blast Gym athlete.

    Jim Sheppard

    is one of the co-owners of Straight Blast Gym Buford and Straight Blast Gym Atlanta. He has been training / coaching / competing in Muay Thai since 2013 and holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.