URDirt.com Staff & MMA Writers


Brandon Persa


Brandon Persa has observed, studied, and practice martial arts since he was a young boy.  He was into fitness and watched the first UFC and had the opportunity to meet and train with Royce Gracie before MMA blew up like it has today.  Brandon graduated from the Pennsylvania State University as a Kinesiology Major, and is an MMA fanatic both following and participating in the sport.




Keith Mondaca


Keith Mondaca is a long time Mixed Martial Arts enthusiast. After graduating from Queens College as an English Major, he knew he wanted MMA to be part of his professional life. Taking his two favorite passions, he now writes about anything and everything associated with MMA. He is always looking to improve and welcomes any type of feedback.



Darren S. Barcomb

Darren S. Barcomb is a Boxing and MMA writer from New York. To check out his daily blog, please visit BarcombTKO.com.





Connell Byrne


An aspiring MMA writer/journalist hailing from the United Kingdom.





Patrick Antenucci

Patrick Antenucci is an avid fan and writer of MMA who is always looking to improve both his writing skills and mixed martial arts base knowledge. Critiques welcome.




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