Our Affiliates

Upgrade Marketing Group (UpgradeMG) is an innovative company offering professional consulting service to businesses looking to maximize their marketing potential and return while saving money. We specialize in brand development and management while building long-term value. Our services are built to enhance brand equity through our synergistic relationships comprised of professional athletes, agents and managers.

Our mission statement is to provide results-oriented advertising and strong marketing concepts designed to meet our client’s objectives. We seek to become the main marketing partner for our clients. We desire to measure success for our clients through increased brand awareness, increased sales and other criteria mutually agreed upon between the company and our clients. We are committed to maintaining the highest level of professionalism and maintaining excellent customer service through constant communication.

Team Oyama is one of the premier fight teams in mixed martial arts. Team Oyama’s fighters are world-class kick boxers, wrestlers and grapplers and compete in the world’s top fight promotions. The team leader, Colin Oyama, brings more than 10 years of experience as a trainer and coach. Oyama specializes in aggressive techniques, superior conditioning and finishing fights.

Team Oyama has trained former and current title holders in the UFC, PRIDE, WEC, King of the Cage and WBC. Now with a new, stable of young, elite fighters, Team Oyama is poised to have future champions and major MMA and kickboxing superstars for years to come. Current members of Team Oyama making waves in MMA include UFC fighters Ian McCall and Shane del Rosario who have been featured on UFC’s FOX network programming.

Additionally, Team Oyama also represents the former WBC Kickboxing champion, Romie Adanza. Adanza, the #1 ranked US kick boxer and the #15 world-ranked kick boxer is one of the only US kick boxers to be world ranked.

Coach Oyama teaches a physical style and emphasizes not only the importance of finishing fights, but also mental health, nutrition and conditioning. With the tremendous growth of mixed martial arts and the talented, dedicated fighters, Team Oyama leads the way as one of the great fighter powerhouses.

Founded by Joey Perez and Jeremy Luchau in 2012. 559 Fights has held over 24 shows in the last two years, quickly establishing their promotion as one of California’s premiere amateur mixed martial arts organization in the Central Valley. For more information please visit 559fights.com or jliveent.com.

Sherdog was created by photographer Jeff Sherwood (nicknamed “Sherdog”) in 1997 and was later refined with the help of Garrett Poe. Sherdog features MMA news, individual records of fighters, reviews and previews of MMA events, interviews with fighters and referees, user forums, divisional & pound for pound fighter rankings, and original radio programs.

Sherdog is also home to the Sherdog Radio Network, an internet-only sports talk network featuring Sherdog writers and staffers. Weekly programs have included The Savage Dog Show hosted by Greg Savage and Jeff Sherwood, Beatdown hosted by TJ De Santis and a number of co-hosts, It’s Time hosted by Bruce Bufer and The Jordan Breen Show.

The current schedule includes Beatdown on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, It’s Time on Tuesdays, Cheap Seats on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and The SRN Rewind every Sunday evening. Also included for big events are SRN Roundtables providing previews and “Beatdown After the Bell” for post-fight recaps.

Sherdog has also affiliated with ESPN to provide extensive MMA content for their site. The deal includes ESPN sharing Sherdog’s extensive Fight Finder database. The deal would also include the Sherdog Radio Network being part of ESPN’s podcast center.

The website also has a forum section composed of thousands of members from all over the world. Recently, a subsection has enabled members to place wagers on sporting events using imaginary “vCash”.

The site hosts free live streams of mixed martial arts events from organizations such as Palace Fighting Championships, Wargods and M-1 Global.

ISA would like to thank Jeff Sherwood and Sherdog.com for allowing us to use their photos on our website!