Discussion

Meyrowitz sees promise inside Yamma cage

Maybe it didn't come off without a hitch, and promoter Bob Meyrowitz will be the first to admit it. But with the unique cage, eight-man single-elimination-tournament format and mix of fresh faces and battle-tested vets, is Yamma on to something?

Originally Published: April 13, 2008
By Franklin McNeil | Special to ESPN.com

His plan is simple: Take mixed martial arts back to its roots. That's how owner Bob Meyrowitz described Yamma Pit Fighting, which made its debut Friday night at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J.

It is too early to predict whether Meyrowitz's vision will be realized. Meyrowitz is relying on an eight-man, single-elimination-tournament format used when he co-created the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993.

But he has added a wrinkle. Friday's fights took place in a cage that ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE MMA HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM