The staff here at MMA Gospel noticed a disturbing trend in MMA media. Amateur fighters, the fighters who need exposure the most, are the least covered athletes in MMA. In fact, most sites tell their writers that amateurs are off limits and even when attending a pro/am event, they are only allowed to cover the professional fighters. We decided to not only cover amateur events, but to dedicate an entire series to local shows and amateur fights. I will personally be covering the Chicagoland area and possibly a few promotions in the southeast, starting with the Naperville, IL based Cutthroat MMA production. The main goals of this series are to provide exposure for amateur fighters that may otherwise not garner any attention from larger organizations for several years of competition and, perhaps more importantly, provide amateur fighters with an easy resource to find out which small shows are the ones to fight for and which shows are the ones to avoid.