Less than 30 days ago, the Peninsula Fighting Championship returned to the Soldotna Sports Center for Peninsula Fighting Championship: 3. It was the culmination of an eight-month layoff that featured setbacks, roadblocks and negotiations. On Dec. 29, all that changed as the PFC put on its third event featuring eight entertaining fights — including a rematch for the bantamweight championship.
After the event I talked with PFC promoter Isaac Kolesar about his thoughts on the latest PFC event.
“I think we (PFC) did well. I’d like to see more fans but we just returned from a long layoff and we wanted to make sure we were prepared for this event,” Kolesar said. “I want to make sure we have a full fight card with exciting fights for the fans. It’s hard when people drop out last minute or you have to find a replacement. We’re trying to become more professionally minded.”
The determined promoter took to social media as a way to reach out to local fighters. Kolesar created a Facebook page dedicated to the Peninsula Fighting Championship promotion. The page has been an instant success for the PFC promoter, engaging with both fans and fighters on the topic of mixed martial arts and matchmaking.
Kolesar has used this tool as a way to bridge the gap between two worlds: MMA and the Kenai Peninsula community. Furthermore, Kolesar has used the PFC Facebook page as a way to break news regarding the promotion’s upcoming events and matchups.
On Jan. 17, the Peninsula Fight Championship Facebook page announced the date of its next event, happening March 30 at the Soldotna Sports Center. On that same day, the promotion also announced a lightweight bout featuring contenders Jay “Boogeyman” Burgess (5-7) against Mike “Anarchy” Anderson (4-3).
Kolesar and company have taken the promotion to the next level by using social media as a stepping stool to success. It’s a smart move for a promotion still looking to gain traction here on the Kenai Peninsula.
Moving forward, the Peninsula Fighting Championship promotional team will look to utilize social media as way to promote fights, events and engage with fans. If the responses on their Facebook page are an indication of how well this idea will work, then it’s bound to create lasting results.
For more details regarding the Peninsula Fighting Championship, check out their new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PeninsulaFightingChampionship and as always if you want to discuss anything MMA related (or anything at all) you can find me on Twitter at @scottlevesque.
Scott Levesque writes a weekly column for the Clarion on mixed martial arts. He will cover MMA at the local, state and national levels. His handle on Twitter is @scottlevesque.