After the break you will find the photo gallery for the MMASF Team USA vs The World event attended by the MMA Gospel staff. If you fought on this card or want to use the photos provided here just remember to credit Mallory Mejia and MMA Gospel.
On July 31, 2010, the Mixed Martial Arts Sport Federation in collaboration with Team Z Martial Arts came to Bridgeview, IL’s Toyota Center for the international amateur MMA competition Team USA vs. The World. With such a prestigious sounding event on the pass for amateur fighters, MMA Gospel absolutely had to attend. When I arrived, I found a very unusual animal indeed. The production reminded me of a 1970’s boxing event, complete with shills in the crowd raising chants for the home team and an early focus on the accolades and achievements of promoter Rob Zbilski. Each team was brought out one at a time to hear the presentation of their respective country’s national anthem, after which three separate martial arts masters took turns introducing the promoter before he made a short speech. The overall production of the fights was nothing short of top class, but there were a few elephants in the living room that I feel must be addressed.