Archive | July, 2013

Benefits of kids MMA

26 Jul

Dethrone’s Andres Cervantes was able to interview a few of our members, getting their testimonial on the benefits of Kids MMA. Jason Kraft also touched basis on the importance of Anti-Bullying, how the program can build self confidence, and the long term advantages it brings for your kids future.

Marty Garabedian

Dethrone Base Camp


Chris Honeycutt wins vacant middleweight title

22 Jul



  Former Edinboro All-American Wrestler Chris Honeycutt, won the vacant UPC Middleweight title, this past Saturday night at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif.  Honeycutt having a successful amateur wrestling career, has been labeled one of the top prospects in MMA.  Six months into his young career, he hasn’t disappointed, compiling a (3-0) record, and winning the first Up & Comers title.

  Unlike his first two fights, this wasn’t an easy win for Honeycutt, his opponent was Manny Murillo (5-2) a product of Team Quest and a sparring partner of Dan Henderson. It would be the grappling of Honeycutt that would carry him to a unanimous decision win.

  Murillo’s best round of the fight came in the first, a round he’d win, where he scored a few big take downs. Rounds 2-5, Honeycutt’s superior and relentless grappling would take over, wearing his opponent down mid-way through the fight…Honeycutt would score takedowns and mix in some clean and effective ground and pound.

Below is a link to the fight:


Marty Garabedian

Dethrone Base Camp




Dethrone’s Chris Honeycutt fighting for UPC MW Title

20 Jul

                                                             Honeycutt 2


         Title fight set for UPC 16 this Saturday in Palm Springs, CA…The vacant Middleweight title will be on the line when Dethrone’s own Chris Honeycutt takes on tough opponent Manny Murillo of Team Quest.

         Honeycutt (2-0), fighting for the third time in six months, earns his first title shot and draws his toughest opponent to date. Murillo (5-1), fighting out of future MMA hall of famer Dan Henderson’s gym, brings a tough in your face style, and isn’t afraid to stand and trade.  

         The transition over to MMA has been kind so far for one of MMA’s promising prospects. Honeycutt, continues to grow daily and looks to establish himself as a well rounded Mixed Martial Artist.                

         With a win over an opponent like Manny Murillo, and securing his first title, this could catapult Chris Honeycutt to the top tier promotions he’s been eyeing since 2012.
        Marty Garabedian
        Dethrone Base Camp

Dethrone Amateur Boxing Team

11 Jul


Four of Dethrone’s outstanding amateur boxers will be competing in various touraments this summer.

The 2013 Desert Showdown Amateur World Championship brings together an estimated 1,000 amateur boxers from around the Country. Considered one of the bigger amateur tournaments in the country, Dethrone will be represented by first time participant Brysen Garcia, and making their return are Robby and Alyssa Baylon.

With three to four other boys competing in Garcia’s bracket, he could potentially have up to three fights.
Defending two time champion, Alyssa Baylon will look to make it a three-peat as she’ll be competing in her third weight class in three years. Participating in the Novice division, she could have up to two fights.
Robby Baylon the 2013 Silver Gloves champion will try to notch another title this year, competing at 55 pounds…Baylon looks to secure his first title in Coachella.   
Next month in Kansas, Dethrone’s new amateur 9 year old stand out…Jessie, who won the National Championship earlier this year in the same tournament, hopes to make it a repeat performance
Immediately after the tournament down south, Robby and Brysen will head to Mesquite, Nevada, where they’ll compete for the Junior Golden Gloves.

 The next few weeks will be busy for team Dethrone, but head coach Marco Padilla put the time and hard work to have his kids prepared to bring home the titles.

UPDATE: Brysen Garcia won his first fight, winning a solid back and forth battle, he’ll be competing in round 2 today.  Alyssa Baylon fights tomorrow, with Robby likely fighting on Saturday.


Marty Garabedian

Dethrone Base Camp