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Canada’s top MMA promotion returns as Hard Knocks Fighting presents “HK 35”, on April 25 at the Century Casino in Calgary. Hard Knocks Fighting is the fastest growing promotion in Canada with shows in Calgary, Medicine Hat, Regina, Estevan, Prince Albert, and expanding quickly to new cities. The action packed 13 bout pro/am card will feature many of the top up and coming superstars of the Great White North.
In the main event, in the pro ranks, in a lightweight battle Rolando Cespedes (3-1) from Fight Syndicate in Las Vegas, Nevada battles Terry Nichol (2-2) of MMA University in Calgary. Cespedes has won all 3 of his fights by stoppage and his lone loss was via decision. Cespedes comes from a strong camp and trains with some of the best fighters in the world. Look for Cespedes to come out aggressive in the opening bell and take the fight to Nichol. Nichol looks to bounce back in this fight after dropping two straight. Nichol is a gamer and none of his fights have ever gone to decision because he chooses to fight with a high risk-high reward style. Don’t blink when these two 155 lb fighters lock horns.
Pat Gionette (1-2) from Independent in Mississauga takes on Josh Griffin (2-2) from PMA Karate in Calgary in a middleweight tilt. Gionette has never been out of the second round and loves to throw punches in bunches. Look for Gionette to come out swinging and not stop until somebody gets knocked out. Griffin is just as eager to bring the fight as none of his fights have ever gone to decision either. Griffin is a grappler who goes for transition after transition which usually sets up space to pull off submissions for either him or his opponent. This fight looks to be an early candidate for fight of the night.
Former multi division amateur title holder Devon Smith (0-0) of Prestige Worldwide in La Ronge makes his pro debut at middleweight against Justin Schmit (1-1) of MMA University in Calgary. Smith jumped weight classes regularly fighting at both heavyweight and light heavyweight but has now settled in at 185 lb, making him even more dangerous in the division. All of his amateur wins came via stoppage or submission. Power in both hands, Smith loves to bring the action to his opponent and can always be found in the center of the cage ready to trade strikes. Smith is known around Canada for chopping down huge opponents in the cage. Schmit won his last fight via TKO and has proven an ability to hurt just about anyone he faces with his fists. Schmit must be careful if the fight hits the mat as that is where Smith is dangerous. Look for Schmit to keep his distance and try to score on the outside with combos.
Don’t miss this electrifying event featuring Western Canada’s finest MMA athletes as Hark Knocks Fighting presents “HK 35” on April 25 in front of a packed house. Hard Knocks Fighting Championship always produces great fights and this event will be no different. Order this event now at GFL.tv.
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Canada’s longest running MMA show returns on April 5 as Rumble in the Cage presents “RITC 49” at the South Pavillion, Exhibition Park in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada a stacked pro/am card full of exciting bouts. Rumble in the Cage is a breeding ground for international talent and “RITC 49” will showcase some of the rising mixed martial artists across Canada.
In the main event, in a lightweight battle, Derek Boyle (11-6) battles Jose Rodriguez (7-2). Boyle is coming off a spectacular submission (strikes) victory in his last fight. Boyle is a heavy handed brawler who has won 4 times via KO. Look for Boyle to mix it up early and try and land haymakers to finish the fight in quick order. Rodriguez is on a 2 fight winning streak and his record is littered with wins via KO and submission. Rodriguez is equally effective at doing damage in the standup or on the mat. Look for Rodriguez to try and exploit his well-rounded game and mix up his attacks throughout the fight.
In another pro bout, featherweight Spencer Rohovie returns to RITC. Rohovie (11-7) is one of the most exciting fighters in the region as only one of his 18 fights have ever made it out of the first round. Don’t blink as Rohovie look’s to use his reckless and wild fighting style when he enters the cage on April 5 against an opponent TBA.
Also scheduled to compete in pro action, Josh Kitchen (5-2), Tim Tamaki (16-26-1) and Adam Kaupp (1-0), while amateurs Ben Fehr (1-1) and Miguel Tock (0-3) throw down in respective fights.
Don’t miss the latest installment as Rumble in the Cage, Western Canada’s most prolific MMA organization as it presents “RITC 49” on April 5, exclusively on GFL.tv. See the top pros and ammys in Canada fight on the toughest proving ground in the Great White North. Order it NOW!
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American Predator Fighting Championship returns on GFL.tv on April 5 from the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois with “APFC 16”. The top MMA fighters from around the Midwest will compete on this stacked 20+ card, as APFC looks to continue its rampage on GFL.
In the main event, UFC vet Damarques Johnson (16-13) battles Dan Stittgen (9-3). With over 10 fights in the UFC Octagon, Johnson has fought a who’s who of the best welterweights in the world. He takes this fight with a lot on the line as his opponent is a hungry, young lion that has never tasted defeat and who is looking to make a name for himself at Johnson’s expense. Johnson is a well-traveled, experienced fighter who has a tremendous yet underrated grappling game, learning from one of the sport’s best in Jeremy Horn and also brings with him a solid striking game with the ability to end a fight with his hands or his feet at any point. Stittgen is a submission master with 7 of his 9 wins coming via tapout. Stittgen will be looking to get the fight to the mat and isolate an arm or go for a choke. Stittgen is one of the most feared middleweights in the Midwest and brings a wealth of experience fighting top notch fighters. He’s looking to continue his winning streak at the expense of Johnson and do so in impressive fashion.
In the co-main event, former #1 UFC Contender and decorated fighter, Jeremy Horn (89-21-5) battles Dan McGlasson (10-13). Horn makes his return to the cage for the first time since 2011. Horn is one of the most respected fighters in the sport and his time inside the cage fighting against top level fighters is unprecedented. Horn looks to add yet another notch in his belt as he takes on the dangerous McGlasson. McGlasson hails from Iowa and brings a solid wrestling and grappling game into the cage. McGlasson is a fighter that always goes for broke and only 1 of his 23 fights have gone to decision. This fight has all the makings of fight of the night as both men fight with an aggressive style and look for the finish no matter where the fight goes.
Louis Taylor (9-3) fights Tom Angeloff (4-2) in other action. Taylor is a sturdy middleweight who is on a 2 fight win streak, stopping both of his opponents in the first round. Taylor is looking to make a statement and get some attention with this performance so don’t blink. Angeloff is a grappling specialist and has never been stopped. Look for these two to go toe to toe until somebody falls.
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Triple A MMA V returns to GFL with “Redemption at the Rock” emanating from the Camel Rock Casino in Sante Fe, New Mexico. The 8-bout card featured 5 stoppages as some of the finest fighters in the Lone Star state squared off against one another.
In the main event, Pojoaque native Angelo “San I Warrior” Sanchez (11-5) meets Jackson-Winklejohn’s Gabriel “Moggly” Benitez (15-4). Sanchez, the one-time Bellator MMA veteran, looks to start his 2014 campaign in the win column against the hard-hitting Tijuana native Gabriel Benitez. Benitez, who by all accounts is on the fast track to the UFC when they enter into Mexico, has a 93% finishing rate in fifteen professional victories and looks to make Sanchez number sixteen.
In other action, in a No Gi Super fight, Josh Lanier takes on Quinn Mulhern. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black-Belts Quinn Mulhern (Gracie Barra-NM) and Josh Lanier (Hybrid Jiu-Jitsu) will compete in New Mexico’s first ever No-Gi Super fight. Mulhern, who recently announced his retirement from MMA action, looks to keep his competitive juices flowing by taking on fellow BJJ player Josh Lanier in a winner take all, submission only bout. Lanier, who also recently retired from MMA action, will look to cement his grappling skills within the New Mexico Combat Sports community by playing Jiu-Jitsu with the Gracie-Barra NM Professor.
In other MMA action, featherweight sluggers Andres “The Bullet” Quintana (4-1) and Derek Perez (4-2) clash in a matchup that is sure to compete for Orthrus Promotions Fight of the Night Award! Quintana, who trains with Luttrell’s MMA camp in the Rio Rancho area, will look to step back in the cage for the first time in over a year and shake off the cage rust with a win over tough Los Lunas native Derek Perez (4-2). Perez, who owns and operates Perez Fighting System, will look to play spoiler and improve his record to 5 and 2, which will no doubt place him among the next wave of top New Mexico prospects.
In the 105 lb division, Nikki Lowe (2-3) takes on Natalie Roy (0-0). Lowe is a well-rounded fighter who loves to pressure her opponent right from the opening bell. Lowe is looking to continue to climb up the ranks and a win here will raise her record to .500. Roy is making her debut and comes into the fight as an unknown. She is looking to steal the show and make everyone remember her and her fight so don’t blink when these two gladiators go to battle.
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BAMMA USA returns to GFL on March 28 as “Badbeat 12” emanates from the Commerce Casino in Commerce, California. MMA fans, this event is scheduled for several action packed bouts including a title fight as BAMMA has put West Coast MMA on notice. BAMMA USA is looking at making another statement to a worldwide audience and their fighters are just as eager to prove their toughness in the cage.
“Badbeat 12” will mark the inaugural BAMMA USA bantamweight title bout between Eric “E-Money” Winston (5-1) and Terrion “Flash” Ware (10-2). Eric Winston will make his fifth appearance in the BAMMA Cage at Badbeat 12. In his last fight, Winston recorded a submission (armbar) win over Marvin Madariaga. E-Money enters the title fight on a three fight winning streak. A word that can describe Terrion Ware’s 2013 is active. He fought six times in the past calendar year, and started off 2014 with a win over Zac Chavez this past January. The Systems Training Center product will look to add the BAMMA USA bantamweight belt to his resume and continue to build on a five-fight winning streak. The bout between Ware and Winston is a regional MMA fan’s dream. Both rising prospects continue to grab attention from bigger promotions. Ware is showing he is a finisher, with four stoppages out of his last five fights; and Winston is prepared to show his ever-evolving striking skill set will compliment his dangerous ground game. Four of his five wins have come by submission, but they’ve ranged from an armbar, rear-naked choke, triangle choke and heel hook. There will be a lot on the line for both men come March 28th.
“Badbeat 12” will also feature the return of some familiar Bamma USA faces as middleweight vet Joseph “Leonidas” Henle (9-1) steps back into the BammaCage to face Ronald Lebreton Jr. (8-8) after suffering an injury last year.
After taking his talents to The Ultimate Fighter reality show Bantamweight prospect “The Real Deal” Chris Beal (7-0) returns to face newcomer Chad Walter (3-1). Beal is looking at continuing to build his name but it will be a tough test against the gritty Walter.
Paul ‘Tall’ Karsky (6-13) faces his next challenge in MMA prospect LaTeef Williams (2-1) in a heavyweight tilt. Karsky fights with a high risk-high reward style and throws his hands with reckless abandon. Williams will have the speed advantage in the cage and need to stay out of range of Karsky’s heavy hands.
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Cage Fury Fighting Championships brings championship MMA to the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 22 with “CFFC 33 “. Pro MMA fighters from around the East Coast will compete on this stacked card featuring a title fight in the main event. CFFC has expanded their stranglehold on Northeast MMA as they continue to pump out one blockbuster show after another.
In the main event, for the vacant CFFC Lightweight Title, TUF Alum and Bellator veteran Marc Stevens (16-8) battles Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder (6-0). Stevens is a well-rounded fighter who is a triple threat in the sport because of his wrestling, grappling and striking. Stevens is a fighter that likes to push the pace from the opening bell and put his opponent on the defensive. Felder has made a name for himself across the region because of his willingness to throw down with anyone. Felder has a granite chin and packs KO power in both hands. Felder can fight in a phone booth as his game plan never changes as he is always looking for the knockout and crowd pleasing finish. Expect fireworks in this title fight.
Ricky Nuno (2-2) battles WSoF vet Tom Marcellino (5-2) in a lightweight scrap. Nuno has only been to a decision once in his career and fights with a high risk-high reward style that always makes his fights some of the most exciting of the night. Marcellino won his last fight via submission in the first round but usually prefers to grind away at his opponent over the course of three rounds and wear them down and dominate them in the latter half of the fight. This will be a fight with contrasting styles and looks to be a chess match that will be won or lost in the cage.
The CFFC Featherweight Title is on the line as Champion Artur Rofi (6-1) takes on Mike “Popezilla” Pope (2-0). Rofi won the belt in 2013 with a second round submission and the Renzo Gracie prodigy is looking to notch his first title defense against Pope in similar fashion. Pope is a newcomer to the professional ranks of MMA but if you include his amateur record he has amassed quite a prolific record. Pope is a tremendous wrestler with strong submissions and this fight will be action packed from bell to bell as long as it lasts.
Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on March 22 as “CFFC 33″ brings down the house on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv. See the established and rising stars on the East Coast compete in front of some of the most avid fans. Be a part of the excitement and order this iPPV from the GFL Combat Sports Network.
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Driven MMA debuted its inaugural event with “Driven MMA One” on GFL.tv from the Canton Civic Center in Canton, Ohio. The event featured the top up and coming prospects from around the country and put on a tremendous show in their first outing with 6 out of 12 fights ending via finish.
In the main event, Strikeforce vet Dom Steele (11-4) defeated Pride and Bellator vet Dan Hornbuckle (20-8) via unanimous decision. The fight was mostly contested on the ground where Steele held the advantage as he was usually in top position and got the takedowns in the first place. Hornbuckle has been in a lot of wars in the cage and it showed as Steele seemed the fresher of the two fighters almost from the get go. Steel pushed the pace and even when Hornbuckle got a takedown, Steel was able to move to a dominant position on the ground and control the action. It was a solid win for Steele against a gritty Hornbuckle who has already accomplished a lot in the sport.
In the co-main event, Max Grishin (15-6) defeated Rodney Wallace (19-8-1) via split decision. It was a close fight that Grishin had to recover from a head kick by Wallace in the first round to regroup and win the rest of the fight. Grishin exhibited some great throws and was strong in the clinch. Grishin also scored with several combos but could not put down Wallace who displayed an iron jaw.
In other action, Antonio Castillo Jr. (8-4) defeated Wes Lane (3-3) via rear naked choke in the second round. Castillo Jr. had a nice takedown slam in the first round and mixed up his striking to keep Lane on the defensive. In the second, Castillo Jr. added a solid double leg takedown and scored with punches on the mat. Castillo Jr. added a solid elbow which caused Lane to turn his back and try to escape. Castillo Jr. sunk in the choke from this spot and got the tapout.
In more action, Ricky Musgrave, John Hawk and Isaiah Chapman scored decision wins while Kyle Rozewski, and George Comer picked up victories via submission
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Tuff-N-Uff returned to GFL with “Mayhem in Mesquite IV” from the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino in Mesquite, Nevada. Tuff N-Uff is one of the premier proving grounds for amateur MMA and always has stacked cards featuring the rising stars from the most famous gyms around.
In the main event, Michael Hobby (4-1) defeated Melvin Washington (6-2) after three rounds via unanimous decision for the Tuff-N-Uff Lightweight Title. Hobby scored with an early takedown and controlled Washington on the ground. Hobby went for several submissions on the ground, but Washington defended well. Later in the fight, Hobby and Washington traded strikes as both men were content to duke it out. Hobby got another takedown late in the second round and ended on top once again. In the final round, Hobby scored with a high crotch takedown and went for more submissions as his wrestling and grappling were too much for Washington on this night.
In the co-main event, Oscar Sanchez (2-0) defeated Dylan Mullins (2-1) via disqualification when Mullins failed to enter the cage. It was a weird ending to a MMA fight as it was still unclear why Mullins never entered the cage.
In other action Javier Guzman (3-4) defeated Westin Wilson (2-1) via guillotine choke in the first round in a featherweight scrap. Guzman scored with a takedown early and then transitioned to a choke attempt while he was on his back. Wilson tried to break free, but to no avail and had to tapout seconds later. Guzman trains out of Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas and showed that XC is still building future stars in their gym.
In the fight of the night, Kiwi Rodriguez (5-1) defeated Darneal Stephens (4-2) via decision in a lightweight tilt. Rodriguez had more gas in his tank at the end and continued to push the pace in the last minutes of the fight that secured him the win in a close fight. Both fighters left it all in the cage and fans got to witness a high level of striking and grappling in the amateur ranks from these two veterans. Rodriguez was strong in the scrambles and would usually end up in top position which had to influence the judges too. Both fighters proved that their all-around game is ready for the pros if that’s the decision they want to make.
In the KO of the year so far in Tuff-N-Uff, Cory Conway (1-0) defeated AJ Leone (0-1) via KO in 5 seconds in a bantamweight clash. Both fighters met in the center of the cage and began throwing punches with Conway connecting with an overhand right that dropped Leone. That was all it took as the ref jumped in and stopped the fight.
Don’t miss this stellar card featuring The Future Stars of MMA fighting today and representing themselves and some of the top gyms around at “Mayhem in Mesquite IV”. Watch all of these fights on pay-per-view only at GFL.tv!
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“IZW Adrenaline” scored another homerun with an action packed show as “Coronation” on March 15 is less than two weeks away. Don’t miss a second of this cutting edge Independent wrestling promotion as you never know what is going to happen.
Results courtesy of oklafan.com:
Paige Turner def. Angel Blue
IZW Impact Division Champion Drake Gallows def. IZW Tag Team Champion Jordan Jacobs
Damon Windsor def. IZW Tag Team Champion Jermaine Johnson
Soto Miyagi, Double D & Brad Michaels def. The Brothers Righteous (O’Malley & Striker) & IZW Champion Johnny Z (w/ Erica)
Get your shot of adrenaline with “IZW Adrenaline” every Saturday night at 8pm E/7pm C on GFL.tv. Better yet, if you are near Southwestern Oklahoma, nothing beats watching IZW live from the Impact Arena located at 1009 SW F Ave. in Lawton, Oklahoma 73501.
No other wrestling organization on the Independent landscape carves out as much new content as IZW. Developed and cultivated in the Sooner State, IZW is second to none. Be there for every bump, bruise and jaw-dropping moment all of which have made IZW recognized around the world.
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Siam Fight Productions returned to GFL with “Jr Muay Thai Qualifieers” a stacked Muay Thai card featuring 16 bouts with the top up and coming strikers from around the globe. Hosted at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona this event brought down the house and proved that Muay Thai is one of the most exciting combat sports in the world.
In the main event, Travis Clay (12-5-1) of Sitan Gym Chandler defeated David Candelaria (12-2-1) of Toronto via decision to win the 128 lb North American Title. This was a rematch where Clay had won in 2013 at the TBA Nationals and followed that performance up with another victory here with the title on the line. Clay’s striking was too much as he outpointed Candelaria and hurt him several times in the fight with straight punches and kicks. Clay was the aggressor and seemed to put Candelaria on the defensive because of the amount of strikes and combos Clay threw throughout the entire fight. It was action packed from start to finish.
In the co-main event, Andy Tran of South Side Muay Thai Toronto defeated Jordan Weiland of Power MMA Gilbert via split decision to win the 135 lb Siam Fight Title. This was a brutal fight with both fighters doing noticeable damage to one another. Tran and Weiland traded a variety of strikes, from punches, kicks, elbows and knees. Tran scored with kick combos every round and damaged Weiland’s leg, but Weiland continued to fight with honor and tried to mix it up, making the battle a dog fight. Tran had an unorthodox style that also kept Weiland off balance which allowed Tran to score with a higher volume of strikes and give him the close decision win.
In other action, Sitan Gym Pennsylvania’s Ahmad Ibrahim defeated Elias Mahmoudi for the Junior North American Title via split decision. Ibrahim and Mahmoudi traded strikes at a furious pace and showed off their warrior spirit for the entire contest. The split decision was a testament to both men’s iron wills.
To watch the future mega stars in one of the most vicious combat sports, tune in to Siam Fight Productions “Jr Muay Thai Qualifieers” and see these young warriors chase their dreams and put in work as gladiators in the squared circle. Order this event and own it for life on video on demand, only on GFL.tv.
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Siam Fight Productions is the premier junior Muay Thai event promotions company in North America. We believe that support for youth in the sport of Muay Thai is imperative to their professional as well as personal development. That is why we have dedicated ourselves to creating the ideal venue for sanctioned youth and adult fights with the best possible safety measures available. Our Siam Fight Productions Junior Muay Thai Grand Prix Events and the Siam Cup are the newest addition to the limited number of highly coveted awards in the international Muay Thai community. We will be sending the next winner of the upcoming 2014 elimination-style tournament to train at Sitsongpeenong Camp in Bangkok, Thailand, where they will be surrounded by some of the world’s greatest fighters and receive instruction from some of the sport’s best coaches.