Contributors

Editor-in-Chief
Bryan Henderson became a fan of MMA in the late '90s when he happened upon the early UFC events on VHS at a local video rental store. He started writing about the sport on his Sporting News member blog in 2007 before becoming an official staff writer for Sporting News' "The Rumble" MMA/boxing blog. He went on to become a staff writer and the Features Manager for MMA DieHards before moving on to The MMA Corner, where he assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief. Bryan left The MMA Corner in 2014 and founded Combat Press along with two of his colleagues. In addition to covering mixed martial arts, Bryan also operated the Modified Mind body modification e-zine website for more than a decade.
Assistant Editor
Rob Tatum has been covering combat sports since 2009. He provides radio content for Between Rounds Radio and his past work has appeared on Bleacher Report, MMA DieHards, MMAinterviews and The MMA Corner. Prior to covering combat sports, Rob ran his own music website from 2002-2009. Beyond his writing, Rob has trained in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. He is a Colorado native that works as a mechanical engineer during the day. In his free time, Rob enjoys watching sports, playing music and working on cars.
Interview Manager
Dan Kuhl has been following MMA since the first Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993. He holds belts in multiple martial arts disciplines, and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under a decorated black belt. Dan has an M.B.A. in Finance and Investment Management and a B.S. in Horticulture. Prior to joining Combat Press, his work appeared on The MMA Corner.
Senior Staff Writer
Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.
Photographer
Amanda Armstrong is a veteran combat-sports photographer and contributor. She has shot dozens of boxing and MMA events throughout the United States.
Staff Writer
Andrew is a lifelong follower of combat sports. His passion began as a child and has only grown as an adult. Andrew holds a bachelor's degree from Pepperdine University and a master's from Texas A & M University. Outside of combat sports, Andrew currently works as a program manager for an aerospace manufacturing company. He has trained Muay Thai for seven years and continues to spar and train on the weekends when time permits.
Photographer
Dave Mandel is a veteran combat-sports photographer who has shot Pride FC, UFC, boxing and more. His work has appeared on Sherdog and in GONG magazine.
Staff Writer
A professional journalist since 1990, Guido Colombo reports of combat sports for www.gazzetta.it, the most viewed all sports news site in Italy. He also writes for multiple Italian fight blogs. Guido is a former member of Bellator Italy press office and an MMA, kickboxing and grappling coach. He manages professional fighters in Italy, as well as other countries.
Haran is a sports journalism graduate of the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey, UK. He is a lifelong sports fan and has had articles published in places such The Telegraph and 90Min. In recent years he has become an avid follower of MMA.
Staff Writer
Jaewon Paik is an ambitious journalist from Seoul, South Korea. His work has also appeared on MMA Latest News.
Photographer
Based in Kansas City, Jeff has been an avid follower of the sport of MMA for years. He has supported nearly every promotion to visit the Midwest. Jeff began shooting events for The MMA Corner, but he has since moved on to his current position as a staff photographer for Combat Press.
Guest Writer
Jillian DeCoursey is a professional mixed martial based from Queens, N.Y. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt currently competes in the atomweight division for Invicta Fighting Championships. Jillian also possesses her master's degree and owns her own mental health counselling practice.
Guest Writer
Joe Cochrane is an award-winning, Jakarta-based foreign correspondent and editor, and former war correspondent in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has covered Indonesia and Southeast Asia for the past 24 years for the world’s leading global publications including The New York Times and Newsweek magazine. He developed a passion for writing about mixed martial arts after doing private training, and thinks MMA is the greatest sport in the world.
Staff Writer
Julius Choi's first foray into the MMA universe was through being a Tae Kwon Do practitioner at seven years old, but he has been actively watching MMA since UFC on Fox 1, where the trilogy of Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez began. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Cal State Fullerton and has written for various publications covering a variety of sports.
Staff Writer
Justyn Likes was born in Germany and raised on a military base. A fan of MMA since 2006, Justyn recently started writing about the sport in 2015. He has a Bachelor's in History and currently resides in San Antonio, Texas. Other than covering MMA, Justyn is a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Photographer
Kiara is a MMA and concert photographer from Manhattan, Kan. Her passion for combat sports began in 2017 while shooting for Gladiator Fighting Association.
Staff Writer
Kyle is a graduate of Aurora University, where he obtained a Bachelor's in Communications. Kyle resides in Illinois, just outside of Chicago. He played baseball and football in both high school and college, but is now focusing on an amateur MMA career. His work has appeared on Bleacher Report and The MMA Corner.
Photographer
Lucas Johnson is a veteran combat sports photographer and an avid supporter of MMA. In addition to contributing to Combat Press, he is the official photographer for multiple combat sports organizations in the Midwest.
Staff Writer
Matt is a lifelong fan of martial arts who, like many others, caught MMA fever after watching Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar during the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. Since then, his passion for combat sports has grown to include Muay Thai, kickboxing, boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A lifelong East Coast resident, Matt has lived in Philadelphia, Boston and now resides in his home state of Maryland.
Staff Writer
Matt Quiggins has been covering the sport of MMA since 2010. He was a contributing writer for Ultimate MMA Magazine from 2010-2014. Alongside his writing, Matt is also a photographer and frequents local amateur MMA events to support his community. He has recently started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and currently resides in the Tampa Bay Area.
Staff Writer
Michael currently studies English at Liverpool John Moores University. He has ran previous content-based internships at his university and now works in the Ticketing Department of Liverpool Football Club.
Photographer
Phil has been capturing the world with a lens over the last decade. He has shot numerous sports including ice hockey, motocross and rodeo. However, Phil's true calling has come in the form of shooting combat sports.
Staff Writer
Riley Kontek is a Chicago-land native that has been an addict of mixed martial arts since the first Chuck Liddell-Tito Ortiz encounter. He is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report MMA. In addition to that, he used to host a weekly radio show on MMA. His work has also appeared on The MMA Corner. Though he has no formal training in mixed martial arts, Riley is a master in the art of hockey fighting.
Staff Writer
Ruslan is a sport journalist from the Ukraine. More than a decade of Muay Thai practice and kickboxing observation has given him the passion and inspiration to write about kickboxing for Combat Press.