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Cellar Fighters Throw Down in Austin, MN

By Jess Prewett | September 12, 2022

The Cellar Gym brought six fighters to Austin, MN for Ignite Fights’ A-Town Nak Muay I and A-Town Throwdown XVIII on September 9 and 10! Muay Thai fighters Cody Johnson…

Cellar Muay Thai Fighters Compete at 2022 TBA Classic

By Jess Prewett | July 1, 2022

This year, The Cellar Gym brought 13 Muay Thai fighters to Des Moines, IA for the 2022 TBA Classic Muay Thai World Expo! In total, our team went 12-9 on…

Feature: Coach Aaron Rydeen

By Jess Prewett | May 19, 2022

Coach Aaron “Chainsaw” Rydeen started teaching at the original Cellar location the day it opened 20 years ago. In 2003, he was the first person to fight (and win!) under…

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Cellar Muay Thai Fighters Compete at Future Legends III

By Jess Prewett | May 17, 2022

On May 14, Cellar fighters Travis Engstrom, Paul Smallwood, and Grmawi Melake competed on the Future Legends III Muay Thai card in Maplewood, MN. Travis brought a technical and decisive…

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Pam Sorenson Fights to Decision Loss at Bellator 271

By Coach Chris Cichon | May 16, 2022

Pam ‘Bam’ Sorenson made her second Bellator appearance against Arlene Blencowe on November 12 at Bellator 271. Pam displayed some great cage wrestling and takedown attempts, but she was not…

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November Muay Thai Rank Tests

By Coach Chris Cichon | May 16, 2022

Congratulations to all the new Yellow and Orange rank students who were promoted during our Beginner Muay Thai rank tests in November! Our Beginner Muay Thai curriculum is designed to…

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The Cellar Gym Competes at Mecca XVII Event

By Coach Chris Cichon | May 16, 2022

The Cellar Gym had two fighters competing in the Mecca XVII Muay Thai card on December 4. Jess Prewett won her Muay Thai debut, while Cody Johnson fought a tough…

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The Cellar Gym Competes at Fuji BJJ Tournament

By Coach Chris Cichon | May 16, 2022

The Cellar Gym/Checkmat Minneapolis BJJ team brought 14 jiu-jitsu competitors to the Fuji BJJ Wisconsin State Championships in Stoughton, WI on December 4. Our team was able to display the…

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The Cellar Fight Team Finishes Big at LFA 120

By Coach Chris Cichon | May 16, 2022

Cellar MMA fighters C.J. Hays and Anteze Howard both fought to dominant 2nd round finishes last Friday, December 10 at LFA 120 at Mystic Lake Casino! Photo: Darin Kamnetz Anteze Howard…

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December 2021 BJJ Belt Promotions at The Cellar Gym

By Coach Chris Cichon | May 16, 2022

The Cellar Gym held our year-end BJJ belt promotions last Saturday, December 18! This was our first major Checkmat Minneapolis belt promotion event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,…