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Inside the Gym: CMMA

By Matt Frazier | Knuckle Junkies

Located just off the highway in Pontoon Beach, IL, CMMA Fighting Systems has become one of the most respected gyms in the area. Its unique training facility and focus on applied strength and conditioning has shown success at all levels of competition in the area.

Under the watchful eye of head coach Steve Knogl the athletes from CMMA have built a reputation of tough, durable fighters that never give up. Training under Knogl are local pros Sal Woods, Ray Grindstaff, Nick Dioneda as well as several others.

The coach's willingness to think outside the box is evident by the 63-foot set of monkey bars, and plans to install a climbing wall by the end of the year.

CMMA fighters Ray Grindstaff and Jordan Dowdy will both be competing on the upcoming Titan FC card in September.

Check out the video to see a guided tour of the CMMA training facility.