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Paragon MMA Fighter Bruce ConnorsBruce Connors
Age: 28
Height: 5ft 9in
Weight: 145lbs
Record: 8-1

Bruce Connors is a former Marine Scout Sniper and current  law enforcement officer and SWAT team member.  His three years of Mixed Martial Arts training has given him the talent and versatility to be a force in the cage as well.

Representing  Marcio Simas’ renowned Gracie Barra Orlando school, Connors is not only a threat on the ground, but has a truly remarkable standup game as well.  Currently a Cage Warriors Featherweight Title holder, Connors is not only ready to defend his belt, but has his sights set on competing for additional titles and gaining recognition as a true contender in the sport.

Posted on April 20th, 2009

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Bruce Connors Merchandise



Jaco Clothing

Posted on April 17th, 2009

brucemma-paragon-jacoclothingJaco Clothing is an action sports lifestyle brand that creates innovative, authentic apparel and accessories that deliver the same founding elements as the athletes who wear them: respect, strength, courage, and tenacity.


Bruce Sets His Sights on Jarrod Card

Posted on April 14th, 2009

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Bruce’s next fight will be the main event in the XFC’s April 25th event, Regional Conflict,  in Knoxville, TN.

Bruce is taking on a new challenge and dialing in the crosshairs on Jarrod Card in this XFC title fight.  The event will be televised live nationwide, exclusively on HDNet.  In a recent press release, XFC founder John Prisco commented that “Connors versus Card is a matchup that industry insiders are just salivating over, and its one of the most compelling fights that the XFC has ever had the privelege of promoting.”

Connors, already a Cage Warriors Feather Weight title belt holder, looks forward to the accomplishment of acquiring a second belt and will be proud to show it off alongside his Cage Warriors Title.

Bruce Connors New Highlight Video!

Posted on April 13th, 2009

Special thanks to all of our sponsors and to Tete for his hard work in putting this video together.

Projekt Label

Posted on April 13th, 2009

brucemma-paragon-projektlabel1Projekt Label is a fightwear company based in Santa Clara, California that caters to the Mixed Martial Arts community.  Their line features a constantly growing selection of signature items, plus a collection of Bruce Connors apparel.


Bucklehead Knives

Posted on April 12th, 2009

bruce connors-paragon-bucklehead knivesBucklehead Knives offers the world’s fastest high quality belt buckle knive.  All Bucklehead Knives are hand crafted and come with a lifetime warranty and area available with personalization and your very own custom design.


Steadfast Brand

Posted on April 12th, 2009


IC Places

Posted on April 12th, 2009

brucemma-paragon-icplacesIC Places is a network of city based websites connecting businesses with their patrons by providing up to the minute information delivered through an emotionally rich media experience.  Every unique aspect of the individual city’s social, business, and cultural life is available right at the city’s homepage.  IC Places provides the entire community with a place to talk, do business and get connected.


Cage Warriors 8-23-08

Posted on April 11th, 2009

Bruce on NBC’s ‘Daytime’ Show

Posted on April 11th, 2009

Bruce Connors Daytime NBCBruce Connors is scheduled to appear on NBC’s Daytme Show airing nationwide on April 13th.  Bruce will be appearing alongside female boxer turned MMA contender, Chevelle Hallback, to speak about the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and his upcoming title fight in XFC 8 on April 25th.

OTM Fight Shop

Posted on April 11th, 2009

brucemma-paragon-onthematOn The Mat is one of the world’s leading websites for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA community.  In addition to news, media, advertising, and discussion forums, the OTM Fight Shop has 14 locations nationwide that offer an extensive line of BJJ and Mixed Martial Arts gear, clothing, and equipment.



Posted on April 10th, 2009

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Cage Warriors 4-29-08

Posted on April 9th, 2009

Paragon MMA has success @ Cage Warriors Unleashed

Posted on April 9th, 2009

Paragon MMA Team PictureCongratulations to the new Featherweight Champion Bruce Connors on his decisive victory in the Cage Warriors event in Orlando this past weekend! Connors, still a stranger to the second round, now holds a 6-0 record and continues to prove that he is one of the most exciting and dominant fighters competing in his weight class after making short work of Mike Bruno.

The Cage Warriors event drew a crowd of over 7,000 to the UCF Arena in Orlando, and was hosted by UFC Star Stephan Bonner. Unleashed proved to be one of the most exciting events in Florida this year, with a 10 fight card that kept the crowd on its feet and played host to some of the best fighters in the Southeast Region

Police Benevolent Association

Posted on April 9th, 2009

brucemma-paragon-pbaThe Florida Police Benevolent Association was formed in 1972 by a small group of law enforcement officers, with membership today reaching over 36,000.  The PBA is a professional association that provides political representation for Florida’s law enforcement and corrections officers.


Vibrant Visual

Posted on April 8th, 2009


Vibrant Visual Inc. is a full service web and graphic design firm in Orlando, FL. Our areas of expertise range from web design and marketing to brand identity and search engine optimization. We strive to produce creative solutions that are standards-compliant.



Posted on April 5th, 2009

Bruce Connors and Paragon MMA want to welcome the Central FL Police Benevolent Association on board as a sponsor. We are honored to represent a sponsor that fights for the men and woman of law enforcement and are excited to fight for them! They will be making a Bruce Connors shirt for his upcoming title fight, so stay tuned for more info on where to pick up your PBA/Bruce Connors t-shirt.

Bruce Connors in the News

Posted on April 10th, 2007

Bruce in the newspaperBruce Connors has donned many uniforms; the cap and gown he wore at the St Cloud High School class of 1998 graduation, the United States Marines and the Police Department.

Connors proudly served in the U.S. Marines Corp as a sniper. He then parlayed his four years of service into the Police Department as an officer and a part of the S.W.A.T. team, which was recently ranked second in the world S.W.A.T. competition against 72 countries. Connors was awarded the Hero Medal by the Police department for his live-saving efforts.

Years of self-discipline and training, fundamentals which generated excellence in both the Marine Corp and his law enforcement duties have also been the backbone of Bruce’s success in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) arena. Training at Gracie Barra Orlando , Bruce once again has excelled in his craft, winning his first two matches, both by submission. Victory over his opponents, each having extensive wins and intimidating fight resumes which relegated Bruce to “underdog” status, has quickly moved Connors into the upper echelon of MMA fighters… Click picture for full article