PGF Season 4: Jacob Mashburn

The Training Montage…the quintessential, ever-present feature of almost every combat sports movie. From Rocky, to The Karate Kid, to Never Back down, to Blood Sport, we always get to see a streamlined, cool clip of the protagonist explaining why he went from zero to hero. I’m sorry to disappoint you, but we don’t have theContinue reading “PGF Season 4: Jacob Mashburn”

PGF Season 4: The Coaches

Gene Hackman’s portrayal of the basketball coach for the Hickory in the Hoosiers epitomizes what a coach can do. A coach can guide players with their strategy. A coach can provide a framework on which to build a team. A coach can pull the best out of their players. In his process of continuous improvement,Continue reading “PGF Season 4: The Coaches”

PGF Season 4: Preseason Home Stretch

TWO QUALIFIERS LEFT!!! That’s it. Two shots at making the regular season roster for the Professional Grappling Federation (PGF). Brandon Mccaghren, the COMMISH, has confirmed the Men’s Roster will include 24 individuals; the Ladies’ Roster, eight individuals. That’s right, the Commish has confirmed – the LADIES’ SEASON IS A GO!!!! For a bit, the Ladies’Continue reading “PGF Season 4: Preseason Home Stretch”

PGF Season 4 Qualifiers: Win or Go Home!

Just a quick update for the PGF fans…this last Saturday’s second Decatur PGF Season Qualifier was awesome! Lots of exciting matches, with a vast majority of matches ending in submissions. I wanted to make sure we were all on the same page with the competitor situation – specifically, who’s in and how many spots areContinue reading “PGF Season 4 Qualifiers: Win or Go Home!”

PGF Season 4: Female Bantamweights

Ever since Brandon Mccaghren started the Professional Grappling Federation, fans have been asking when ladies were going to get a chance at PGF glory. With season 4 of the PGF, Mccaghren (often referred to as the Commissioner) chose men’s 155lb and under as the main season, but he added a Female bantamweights (135lb and under)Continue reading “PGF Season 4: Female Bantamweights”

PGF Season 4: What we know so far…

If you haven’t heard, the most exciting submission grappling league is coming back for a fourth season. This season 155lb and under grapplers get their turn to shine. But why is it the most exciting submission grappling league? To quote Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “let me count the ways”… A scoring/points system biased towards action. CompetitorsContinue reading “PGF Season 4: What we know so far…”


The Professional Grappling Federation (PGF) brings fans the most exciting submission grappling in a league format using a unique scoring format to force the action.  In the regular season, competitors amass points only through submissions in their six-minute matches. Breaks (armbars, leg locks, etc.) earn three points; Kills (chokes), earn six points. Competitors who scoreContinue reading “PGFHOME.COM About”

PGF Season 3: Final Fantasy Predictions

We’re here. The final night of the regular season. All the competitors are banged up – you could see basically every competitor with some sort of massage or therapy implement going on the sidelines last night. As such, things could get dicey with last-minute substitutions. We saw Matthew Boiles come in last night for CalebContinue reading “PGF Season 3: Final Fantasy Predictions”

PGF Season 3, Day 3 (Wednesday) Fantasy Predictions!

It’s hard to believe we’re halfway throught the season. We’ve seen some great matches. Last night may have been the best night in PGF history – awesome action, great interaction with the fans through the comments, great video production. It had it all. Now we know a lot more about these competitors. I did thisContinue reading “PGF Season 3, Day 3 (Wednesday) Fantasy Predictions!”

PGF Season 3, Day 2 (Tuesday) Fantasy Analysis

Coming into day two, Keahi Makekau has more fantasy points than half the competitors. He received that team point from Team Toehold’s drubbing of every other team. This fact should lead to a paradigm shift – all breaks might not be too bad. We may see folks adopting the old Elbow Genie approach to takingContinue reading “PGF Season 3, Day 2 (Tuesday) Fantasy Analysis”