Mixed martial arts (MMA) has been increasing in popularity over the last several years, and its fans seem to be getting younger and younger. This reporter has a theory about why that might be. Although MMA was once considered an extreme sport (and maybe still is in some people’s minds), it’s been getting more mainstream acceptance thanks to its promotion on reality TV shows like The Ultimate Fighter and shows that focus on individual fighters like Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, Jose Aldo, Cain Velasquez, and Fabricio Werdum among others.

This week you can get your MMA fix for 3 days at The Rivercenter in Downtown Davenport!

According to CagedAggressionEvents.com:

Thursday, March 24th, Friday, March 25th, & Saturday March 26th, 7g Distributing & Bud Light present: Caged Aggression XXXIII "The Trifecta" THREE NIGHT EVENT LIVE at The RiverCenter and worldwide streaming PPV!

 

Caged Aggression Events are the premier MMA experience featuring state of the art sound and lighting, official countdown trailers, live graphics and presentation, incredible match ups, and a presentation and production like no other!

 

This one of a kind event will feature amateur and professional bouts all three nights including veterans of the UFC, Bellator, and more! Tickets are officially on sale now.

 

Stay tuned for the official event trailer, full fight cards, countdown videos, & so much more! After hosting 14 2-night events and the first ever 3-night event, we raise the bar once again and continue to give the fighters and fans a Premier Mixed Martial Arts Event! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Break Out the Tarter Sauce: Here's The QCA's Best Places for Fish for Lent

The Quad Cities Area has a ton of options for fish during the Lent season. From fish fries to fish sandwiches...battered to seasoned...here is a quick list:

Quad Cities Live Music Venues That Aren't Live Music Venues Anymore

Nostalgia Alert!.

We've compiled a quick list (by no means comprehensive) of venues in the Quad Cities that are no longer music venues but to us will ALWAYS hold a special place were we saw some great shows and made some incredible memories.

To many of us the live music scene wasn't just a concert here & there. It was an every weekend affair. And it didn't matter if it was a touring band or your buddy's band. We were going to be there with a beer in hand and scream along with guitars that were way too loud in a room that was improperly treated acoustically and make some bad decisions.