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Jason HagHolm

Jason Hagholm is a Reporter & Videographer specializing in professional sports. Jason graduated from the Broadcast Television program at Conestoga College in 2011, and earned his degree in Videography-Broadcast Journalism in 2012. With many years spent volunteering, studying and interning in the Broadcast Industry, Jason has begun to carve a niche in the Mixed Martial Arts arena, working closely with the team at MMA Chronicles and BTC Fight Promotions for event coverage and athlete interviews.

Twitter: @JHagholm


Mouhamad Rachini

Mouhamad Rachini is a sports journalist and writer for themmachronicles.ca. His admiration for Mixed Martial Arts started with the 2012 video game UFC Undisputed 3. His go-to fighter was Mirko Cro Cop, and he has fond memories of besting his friends with Cro Cop's trademark left-high kick. He has since followed MMA regularly, particularly in the Middle East through the Desert Force Championship. Mouhamad is currently based in Toronto, Canada. He is studying journalism at the University of Toronto.

Twitter: @ThatArabKeeper

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Giorgio Lee

Hey there! My name is Giorgio Lee and I’m a 22 year-old kid from the mean streets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I’m a recent graduate of Centennial College’s 3-year journalism program and proud of it. I’ve covered a variety of cool events such as the 2017 International Women’s March in Washington D.C. and the 2017 Invictus Games. I also work as a background actor, which has been very fulfilling and fun to say the least. As you can see I enjoy doing a variety of things that interest me. Sure it’s hard work, but I enjoy the grind as a journalist and actor. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Anyways I’m off writing more stories. Hope you enjoy them.


Caleb Lima

Hi, my name is Caleb Lima and I grew up in the small town of St. Catharines in Ontario, Canada. As of 2019, I will be studying Journalism at Ryerson University. I have always had a profound passion for sports writing, and because of this, I created a news website along with multiple social media platforms to cover everything sports-related. My distinct passion for Mixed Martial Arts was formed as a young kid watching Anderson Silva beautifully front kick Vitor Belfort and has continued steadily to this day. I hope to work as a professional in the industry once I graduate and continue bringing reliable news and thoughtful analysis. 

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Matthew Filart

Hi my names Matthew Filart and I'm an amateur Fighter and Writer. I'm from Toronto, Ontario and currently attend Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. I am a life long martial artist starting with Taekwondo at 7 years old and today I am an amateur Muay Thai fighter, Boxer and Kickboxer with a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo and I hope to one day compete in MMA. I LOVE watching fights from all styles amateur or pro and I love looking into the specifics of technique and game plans to see how fights come together and play out.

Instagram: matt.filart


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P.A. Barclay

P.A. Barclay is a MMA and Boxing Photographer working in the Toronto and Montreal areas. Having always been passionate about the fight game P.A. strives to capture courage in the world of martial arts.


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charlie Ricottone

I’ve dabbled in writing for years. In early 2017, a much-needed major shift in my life drove me toward pursuing my passion. Now working full time as a content writer for a medium sized business and freelance writer for various publications from music to sports, I have submerged myself in the world of writing. Having been a fan of MMA since UFC 1, I have developed my own commentary on the sport as an entity and the individual fights therein. I look forward to sharing my perspective with the readers of MMA Chronicles.


Bennett West

Sports have always surrounded my life. I grew up playing competitive hockey, and casually playing tennis in the quiet town of Waterloo. Since then I have graduated from George Brown College for Special Events Management in hopes of getting involved in sporting or music related events. My obsession with the UFC/MMA began roughly 5 years ago, so in no way am I a veteran, but more like an addicted amateur with a passion for sport and the stories aligned within. After all it's the stories, and the details behind the fighters that create intriguing narratives, and sell fights. I look forward to building my collection of stories and I hope you enjoy them as much as I will be writing them.

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Patrick Duffy

Patrick has always had a passion for martial arts. Over the last twenty years, he has trained and competed in Tae Kwon Do for over 10 years achieving his black belt before he transitioned to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Along with the training he has become a connoisseur of everything combat sports especially MMA and Jiu-Jitsu. Additionally, over the last ten years, Patrick has honed his craft for photography, video and digital media. Combining his two passions, he has an interesting lens to view combat sports and tell compelling stories through both writing and imagery.


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Jackie Walker

Jackie Walker is a first year student at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. She has always had a passion for writing and is pursuing a BA in English to open further opportunities in her future. Although she is being introduced to MMA and UFC, she believes her willingness to learn will set her up for success and she looks forward to growing within the MMA Chronicles team.


Daniel McWhirter

Daniel graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a BA in English in 2014. He played for his school’s varsity basketball team, and was nominated MVP for his leadership. After graduating, he coached both the men & women’s basketball teams as a volunteer, before moving into digital communications for his career. He later combined his passion for sports with marketing, helping multiple fitness centres in the GTA. Daniel is currently part of the team at BTC Fight Promotions, helping with marketing and videography. His aim is to help local sports organizations and athletes succeed through digital communications. Additionally, he is passionate about connecting sports organizations, performance specialists, athletes & fans.

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