Joe DeRobbio, founder of COGA FIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP has been involved in MMA on every level since 1992. Joe’s been a fighter, coach, referee, promoter, and advocate for the legalization, and safety of the sport. In 1995, Joe became Washington States first professional referee. Joe refereed the first “Super Brawl” in Hawaii, and has worked all over the country. After 13 years working as a combat official, Joe had the vision to create an organization that focused on providing a unified platform, promoting young up-and-coming fighters. Joe saw the need to implement higher safety standards, better trained officials, minimum insurance, and medical coverage for the future and longevity of the sport.
In 2008, COmbat GAmes (COGA) was founded, establishing COGA MMA training center, a 2500 square foot facility in Woodinville, Washington. In 2009, COGA began promoting the COmbat GAmes Fighting Championships, titled Rumble on the Ridge. COGA was voted the number one Pro-Am fight promotion in the Pacific Northwest. COGA has promoted twenty-four successful MMA shows in 3.5 years.
Welcome to the new revolution in Pacific Northwest Mixed Martial Arts entertainment. With twenty years of experience and successful industry promotions; Combat Games (COGA) has continued to raise the bar in exceptional tribal entertainment. Voted number one in Pacific Northwest MMA promotions by Northwest Fight Scene magazine and unanimous audience vote; we are considered the highest caliber show to stakeholders and fans alike.This local promotion founded by Joe and Wendy DeRobbio has helped to raise the careers of our dedicated fighter community; while truly exceeding fan appreciation. COGA in direct cooperation with Washington’s top tier media providers has set the foundation for ultra valuable tribal entertainment opportunities and beyond.
COGA is an established independent fight promotional group allowing its venue operators to focus on their individual property aspects. Our group understands the needs of your property by supplying personal services across the board. From individualistic hands-on development, to convenient event production, we ensure the highest standards in promotion and safety. No other Washington based MMA promotional group handles the details like COGA, No one.This organizations commitment to community matched with the utmost in show integrity is why COGA Grand Prix is the only consideration in Mixed Martial Arts promotions.