Sparta Wyoming 3: JD Cathcart vs Ryan Solsbery

JD Cathcart vs Ryan Solsbery fight poster.

JD Cathcart vs Ryan Solsbery

On September 19th, 2020, Sparta Sports and Entertainment will present Sparta Wyoming 3 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. One of the fights on the card will be a 145-pound MMA scrap featuring JD Cathcart vs Ryan Solsbery. Let’s take a quick look at both fighters!


JD Cathcart is from Carpenter, Wyoming but now lives in Casper, Wyoming. JD is a professional bullfighter, so he is used to be in a tight space with huge animals. Fighting in MMA has been a lifelong dream for JD and he finally got the chance to do so in 2019. He won his first fight but has lost all three fights he has been in since then.

Like many fighters you hear about, JD has not received any formal training in the sport due to constant traveling for work and bullfighting. His sponsor, One Life Holistic Health, finds people to spar with in the areas that he travels to, but he doesn’t have a gym he calls home. JD mainly just works on his nutrition, weight and cardio training, and mindset training. He does have some fighting experience in the past, however it is of the bar and street fighting kind, which he has left behind him on his path to a better life.

JD Cathcart last fought at Sparta BKMMA against Namir Singleton. He lost that fight in the first round by rear naked choke. Can JD put it all together and get back in the win column?


Ryan Solsbery is from Roswell, New Mexico. He trains and coaches at High Altitude Martial Arts in Aurora, Colorado, and also trains with Elevation Fight Team. Cory Sandhagen, Christian Allen, and Cody Donovan are his main coaches, and Ryan credits them as being some of the biggest influences in his martial arts journey. Ryan has been training at HAMA since he was 15 years old, which is about seven years now.

Ryan has been coaching and training with some very good fighters over the years that he has been at HAMA. He is a two-time Colorado Amateur Muay Thai State champion and also has won multiple Colorado BJJ State Championships. This is a well-trained fighter.

Ryan has had two sanctioned kickboxing fights, both of them being wins. He last fought in 2014, which resulted in a win by decision. It has been six years since his last sanctioned fight and Ryan is itching to get back out there. Can Ryan pick up the win in his MMA debut?


Sparta Wyoming 3 Event Poster. JD Cathcart vs Ryan Solsbery
Sparta Wyoming 3 Event Poster. Courtesy of Ashlee Moreno

Sparta Wyoming 3 will be held at The Outlaw Saloon in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This event will be available to watch in person and on PPV! Tickets and PPV are on sale now at Sparta Sports and Entertainment’s website. Be sure to follow Sparta Sports and Entertainment on social media for more Sparta Wyoming 3 announcements!

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