#MMA #XFE31 (FREE MEDIA OFFER INSIDE) XFE 31: “Chocolate Thunder” attempts to calm the “Psycho” at Harrahs Casino Resort LIVE WORLDWIDE on GFL.tv!
On December 7th, XFE returns to the Harrahs Casino & Resort in Chester, PA with an ACTION PACKED night of MMA broadcasting LIVE and around the WORLD on GFL.tv with XFE 31! In the Main Event of the evening, Bellator veteran Shedrick “Chocolate Thunder” Goodrigde (3-6) will be squaring off Elder “Psycho” Ramos (4-2).
This is a stylistic match up and fan of MMA is sure to love! Goodridge vs Ramos was originally slated as the co-main event but due to injury, a cut eye on Mike Pope, this sure to be brutal attraction got the bump. Even though this was originally slated as the co-main event, Goodridge-Ramos has main event material written all over it.
“This was once of those fights that would have been a main event anywhere else and luckily, as always, we stacked the card. When Pope suffered the cut, we had a main event waiting in the wings. Here at XFE we try to make every fight main event worthy just in case something happens to this nature,” explained XFE promoter David Feldman. “Chocolate Thunder”, a Bellator veteran, as always is prepared for war at XFE 31 at Harrahs Casino & Resort in Chester, PA broadcasting LIVE around the WORLD on GFL.tv! “My training camp has been pretty good a couple nicks and bruises but other than that great,” said Goodridge discussing his training camp.
Goodridge, being the type of fighter that never shy’s away from a challenge, accepted his fight with Ramos without having any knowledge of his opponent. “I really didn’t know much about him did some research but I mean nothing really stood out. I see he throws an overhand right a lot from his hip and relies on wrestling. I feel I’m the better wrestler. I’m longer so I will be able to dictate the fight with my jab,” explained Goodridge when discussing his opponent and his opponent’s flaws. “I have no problem where ever the fight goes I feel I have the advantage standing and on the ground,” says Goodridge. Not only does Goodrdge feel that he has the advantage physically but he feels he has the mental advantage do to his big fight experience compared to Elder Ramos. ” I’ve been there I know what to expect and how to handle getting in that cage, putting on a good show, and getting the job done.” Like Goodridge, “Psycho” had a tremendous camp also.
“Camp for this fight has been super hard. I was originally scheduled to fight at 170lbs and I began cutting from 205lbs. When I got to 183lbs I found out my opponent had topull from the fight. After that I went through a few guys who I might fight and I said ok to them all but for whatever reason they decided not to accept the fight. Then I was told Shedrick was willing to fight me so I said ok but the problem was he fights at 185 and I fight at 170. As true professionals we both decided we want to fight and decided to meet up at 180. It has been a long road but I’m glad fight week is finally here. I had a very strong camp with my boys at Vanguard gym, who always kick my butt n push me as hard as they can. I’m also blessed to cross train with Kaizen MMA, Freedom MMA, and several other pro fighters who have made time in their busy schedule to come to VA n kick my butt.”
Unlike his opponent Goodridge, Ramos had a little bit more knowledge of his opponent when he agreed to this promising showdown. “Shedrick is a true professional I respect him and his team. With that being said I feel all my hard work will pay off. I’m comfortable anywhere and I know I can finish the fight from anywhere I want to take it. I’m ready to fight standing or on the ground. I’m confident on my skills so I’m not worried about anything I will finish it from anywhere,” the very confident Ramos.
Ramos also took the time to explain what kind of fighter he is & why he puts his life on the line every time he steps in the cage. “I’m a down to earth fighter who is chasing a dream. I’m doing my best to bring home a win to my beautiful wife n kids. I’m a fighter but that is not all I’m about. I’m also a very proud father of two beautiful kids Joseph and Hailey also I’m married to my high school sweetheart, who is my backbone. I’m very blessed to have a beautiful family that loves me n supports me so I’m already a winner” Both men, beaming with confidence, had two different version of how the night will finish but it doesn’t matter which man is correct because both are surefire was to please the fans in attendance or watching LIVE WORLDWIDE on GFL.tv!
Goodridge feels fans can expect, “Fireworks and a big finish coming from me. Last fight didn’t perform how I should of and now I’m coming back with something to prove.” While Ramos differs in opinion, “Fans should keep their eyes open because I’m coming to finish my opponent and I will do whatever it takes to do so. I have the skills, the drive, the knowledge, experience n the heart to bring home a win! Don’t let either of these men’s record fool you. MMA fans are in for a treat any time either man steps in the cage so when they clash against each other fans can expect fireworks made of violence!
Nicholas Wiley taking on Randall Brown for the XFE 170lb Championship, made its way to the co-main event after the departure of Algeo-Pope, is a fight to look out for. With both men’s amateur careers dwindling away, expect both men to go for broke so they can have have a full head steam when they embark in their journey of their pro career.
Also featured on this event is Zach Love squaring off with Andrew Bradley. “The moment this fight was signed it became an early nominee for “Fight of the Night” and that says a lot about these two fighters seeing how stacked this card is,” noted XFE promoter David Feldman.
Rounding up the card will be Justin Lesko Vs. Mouhamadou Sougoule, Charles Kowalchick Vs. Frederick Heim, Phuong Nguyen Vs. Israel Encarnacion, Roy Kofroth, Jr. Vs. Paul Turner, Michael Schlicker Vs. Bobby Malcolm, Jaymes Lewis Vs. John Beck. Also on the is Desmond Moore Vs. Damien Melendez, a fight in which Melendez looks for revenge the 2nd time around.
This is a can’t miss event for any MMA fan! Tickets are still on sale at the Harrahs Casino & Resort, with the low prices of $45, $65, & $100.
For those who can not attend this spectacular night of action LIVE, fear not, because XFE 31 will be broadcasting LIVE around the WORLD on GFL.tv! Order once and re live the action for LIFE only on GFL OnDemand. Click the link below for more info: http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/MMA/XFE_31/2177 XFE 31 is sponsored by Rocco’s Collision, Harrahs Casino & Resort, and Martinez BJ!
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GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN) & COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN)
GFL PRESENTS “FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS FROM DOVER DOWNS” BEGINNING DECEMBER 9
December 5, 2013
GFL and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing as Friday Night Fights returns to the Dover Downs in Dover, Delaware with top ranked boxing, as Dover Downs Hotel & Casino showcases another soon to be talked about boxing extravaganza with Friday Night Fights From Dover Downs featuring a full slate of hotly contested matchups inside the ring.
In the main event, Edgar Santana (28-4), former NABA light welterweight titlist, returns to the ring against Contender Alumni Michael “Cold Blood” Clark. Santana, looks to make his mark in the light welterweight division. Riding a two fight winning streak since losing the NABA light welterweight title to Manuel Perez (16-7-1). Since then Santana has defeated Eddie Soto (12-5) and Luis Hernandez (22-6). A win against Clark could put Santana in a position to challenge for a title shortly. Michael Clark (44-8-1), is coming off of a hard fought 10 round unanimous decision over Brian Camechis (20-4) in his native Ohio. A win over Santana could breathe new life into the 20 year career of Clark but a loss could put an end to a long and respected career.
In other action, GFL.tv “2013 Fighter of the Year” nominee Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (18-10) will return to the Dover Downs to face Marlon Lewis (6-2-2). Harrison will look to go 9-0 in 2013 but has no easy task at hand. If Harrison can be the first to stop Lewis it could open a few doors for bigger fights in 2014! Lewis is known as a guy that comes to fight every time he steps in the ring. He will look to bring the fight to Harrison while taking him out of his game plan. Lewis has never been stopped and doesn’t plan on being another highlight reel knockout on the resume of the young Harrison.
Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network (TCN) (Mid Atlantic): Monday, December 9 at 7:00pm ET
TCN Replay (Philly): Tuesday, December 10 at 9:00pm ET
TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Tuesday, December 10 at 11:00pm ET
TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Thursday, December 12 at 9:00pm ET
TCN Replay (Philly): Saturday, December 14 at 3:00pm ET
TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, December 14 at 11:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, December 14 at 4:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia Replay: Sunday, December 15 at 8:00pm ET
CSN Northwest: Sunday, January 19, 11:30pm PT
CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Bay Area will also be airing Friday Night Fights From Dover Downs in the weeks and months to come. In addition, close to 25 cable and satellite systems carry CSN and because of that wide distribution across numerous regions and even nationally via satellite, GFL REAL FIGHTS is available on additional platforms.
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Upcoming Events on Comcast
12/9: Friday Night Fights From Dover Downs (boxing)
12/16: Reading to Rumble (boxing)
12/23: XFE 31 (MMA)
12/30: Best Battles VI
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“IZW Adrenaline” returns this Saturday to kick off the final month of 2013 as everyone is gearing up for “Chaotic Christmas”. Last week’s episode ended with a shocker as an innocent bystander was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The IZW Title Match on December 21 also came in to focus as Co-Commissioner Shawn McHale laid down the law which left IZW Champion “The Natural Born Leader & Savior of Wrestling” Johnny Z (@NBL_JohnnyZ) in a very bad mood. There’s never been a better time to tune in to IZW as the stars are all aligned and we barrel down the road towards “Chaotic Christmas” where every wrong has a chance to be rectified.
Last week, Shawn McHale made the huge announcement that the main event at “Chaotic Christmas” would be a Triple Threat Match between IZW reigning and defending Champion, Johnny Z versus “Big Business” Damon Windsor (@DamonWindsor) and “Worst in the World” Copycat (@CopycatWrestler). McHale was finally able to settle the specifics of the match, but as far as how it is going to turn out is anyone’s guess. A Triple Threat Match by its very nature is unpredictable and always full of surprises. These three men are on a collision course with one another and for the first time in a very long time, there doesn’t appear to be a wild card Z can play to get himself out of trouble. With less than three weeks until this epic end of the year matchup, you can bet all three athletes in this bout will have something significant to say and do at the Impact Arena.
“Larger Than Life” Jermaine Johnson (@JermaineAboutME) and “The Butterscotch Stallion” Mark Wilson (@bsstallion) defended the IZW Tag Titles against Team Bull but what was most significant coming out of that match was the horrific injury IZW ring announcer AnnaLynn Storm (@AnnyLynnIZW) suffered as she was speared into the guardrail accidently by The Bronze Bull (@BronzeBull_AN). Bull had his sights set on Johnson, but Johnson pushed Storm in the way at the last second and she felt the full weight of Bull’s power. Storm remained motionless on the ground as “IZW Adrenaline” went off the air. Bull was shaken up at what he had done and Damon Windsor came out from the back to check on the well-being of Storm, but as of press time, nobody knows her condition.
Last week the KC Wolves (Luke Langley & Graham Bell) took on Johnny Z in a Triple Threat Match and although these two were competitors in the match, it was clear that they will add a new dimension to the tag team division. Their scientific wrestling will be hard to match. You can add another budding duo to the mix as “Big, Bad & Sexy” Angel Camacho (@A_Camacho0986) introduced his cousin, Roberto Camacho, to the IZW World. Both Camachos throw some of the best suplexes in the game and if they set their sights on the IZW Tag Team Titles, they just might reach that goal sooner than later.
Get your shot of adrenaline with “IZW Adrenaline” every Saturday night at 8pm E/7pm C on GFL.tv. 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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Former World Champion Kasim Ouma makes his long awaited return to the ring on Dec 11th in Allentown, PA LIVE WORLDWIDE on GFL.tv!
by Drew Archer
“I am elated to be associated with Impact Elite again.”
Former IZW head official Mark Wilson recently made the decision to transition away from his position as the most respected, unpartisan individual on the whole IZW roster and cashed that role and identity in for the man that I spoke with for this extended multi-part interview. Gone are the days of modesty and the understated, but respected, striped black and white referee shirt. The IZW World has now come face to face with the era of “The Butterscotch Stallion”; the flashy suits, underhandedness and arrogance that is Mark Wilson.
This Mark Wilson is personality plus and fits in extremely well with the haughty and conceited stable that has run roughshod over IZW for multiple years. With so many things in flux in IZW and as 2014 looms in the near future, it was important to end the year strong with some solid interviews and in this case, get the words straight from the horse’s mouth and find out a little bit more about the newest member of Impact Elite who has already begun to have an immediate effect on multiple feuds and rivalries.
Growing up in Missouri and spending close to a decade in Oklahoma before moving back to his stomping grounds in Neosho, Missouri, Wilson grew up around some of the best territorial wrestling in North America.
“I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t watching wrestling. I often watched All Star Wrestling [Bob Geigel] on Saturday afternoons with my granddad and Tri State Wrestling [Leroy McGuirk] on Sunday nights with my dad. For a time, Harley Race was my favorite wrestler, primarily because he was a part owner of Kansas City’s All Star Wrestling and was the top man in the area, as well as a multi-time NWA World Champion.
“But my favorite, who continues to be to this day, was Ric Flair. No other wrestler in any federation wore a suit and tie to every interview. No other wrestler made the business look classier. He dressed and lived as if he traded shares on Wall Street, except his office was the ring. Flair approached professional wrestling with a sense of pride and self-assurance I’d never seen, and I wanted to be just like that,” Wilson remembered.
Wilson was quite the athlete in his younger days as he became a duel star athlete during his teens. “I played football and wrestled in high school. I actually wrestled as a heavyweight because I was in the 250 pound range. But I loved it because the heavyweight match was always the last match of the night. You could send ‘em home happy or angry.” Even in high school, Wilson’s mentality was that of a pro wrestler, always looking to give the fans their monies worth, especially in the main event, so to speak. But it wasn’t until many years later that Wilson finally took a leap of faith and pursued his lifelong dream of being involved with the business.
“When I was younger, I just knew I was going to be a professional wrestler. Even as late as my early thirties, I still thought I could perhaps find a way into the business as a wrestler. But in my generation, it was well known that, unless you knew someone in the business, there was little or no chance of breaking in. I knew no one, and there were only a handful of wrestling schools in the country, which were far too remote for me to dig up roots and relocate.
“In January, 2009, I contacted Harley Race at his wrestling academy in Eldon, Missouri. I inquired about becoming a manager. He said that I would be better off working as a referee, as managers were mostly phased out at the highest levels of our business. I set up a day, which ended up being after a huge snowstorm, to meet him and tryout.
“I immediately knew this was going to be the hardest thing I’d ever done. But I was all in. I paid my dues to the academy and Mr. Race had me working by March. I made my debut on March 21, 2009 in a WLW Ladies Title Match in which Champion Amy Hennig defeated Stacey O’Brien. The match went perfectly.
“For two years, I made the drive to Eldon to train, oftentimes twice a week. Just the 20 minute warm-up would drive many away from pursuing their dream, but I loved the physical and mental test of the whole experience. My only regret is that I didn’t begin sooner. I didn’t start until I was almost forty years old. I often wonder where I would be or what I could have accomplished had I started 15-20 years earlier.
“In April 2009, I made a point to drive to a WLW show in Slater, Missouri, which was about four hours away and in which there was a possibility that I wouldn’t even be refereeing. Mr. Race decided just before show time that I would have the second and fourth matches. I had been studying the WWE referees on television and had noted how loud they were with their instructions, counts, etc. That night, I made an effort to be more assertive and loud during my matches. After the show, Mr. Race called me aside and said he would start having me do shows on my own going forward. I will always be indebted to Mr. Race and his late wife BJ for believing in me and giving me a huge head start in building my career,” Wilson added.
Breaking into professional wrestling is never easy and very few individuals have what it takes to begin that journey, let alone succeed in a grueling business that chews people up and spits them out. For Wilson that difficult trek was compounded by breaking in to the sport at an older age than most, but he has always been honest with himself and knew it was an uphill battle. One that he would eventually win.
“By the time I contacted Harley Race, I had long given up that dream [being a wrestler]. I was and still am realistic about wrestling at my age. Although I keep myself in shape, I have a lifetime of real world injuries, aches and pains from some of the physical work I’ve done over the years and some sports injuries that left some joints less than perfect. The matches I’ve participated in within the last year are opportunities that I know were too great to pass up. But I am also very careful and I pick my spots. I’m 5’9” and 170 pounds. And I don’t have years of experience as a wrestler, so I have to rely on cunning and my Impact Elite friends to overcome the size and knowledge gaps,” Wilson continued.
But Wilson has always been an optimist and able to use every little detail to his advantage. He brings something into the ring that other grapplers don’t have.
“My experience as an official gives me an edge in the mind game with the referee. I worked side-by-side with George Knight, Brock Landers and Chance Snodgrass and know how they will react in certain situations. I’m certainly not afraid to use that to my advantage,” Wilson added.
For Wilson, the transformation into his current role might be mind blowing to outside observers, but for Wilson, this is always who he’s been. “In a very real sense, I’ve been ‘The Butterscotch Stallion’ my whole life. However, I believe it was former IZW Champion ‘Mr. Saturday Night’ Michael Barry who tagged me with the name several years ago and I ran with it. Barry and I have traveled all over the country together and he is one of my most trusted advisors and mentors. And let’s be honest here: The Stallion isn’t some gimmick. It’s who I am. I’ll make you hate me during a match and steal your girlfriend all in the same night. And your girlfriend will thank me in the morning,” Wilson ended with.
On that note, this concludes PART ONE of my interview with the one-of-a-kind “Butterscotch Stallion” Mark Wilson. In upcoming parts find out Wilson’s take on members of Impact Elite, gruesome injuries he has suffered, thoughts on owning a promotion of his own, why he doesn’t consider himself a manager and much, much more.
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Bounded Fist returns on GFL ready to deliver another great night of Muay Thai action with “Bounded Fist Muay Thai” on December 14 live at Arizona Event Center in Mesa, Arizona. The stacked mega card is scheduled to have 20+ fights and is going to feature the top pro/am stars in the region and the headlining fight is sure to live up to all the hype as both competitors always bring a well-disciplined, striking clinic to their bouts.
In the main event, in a Full Rules Muay Thai bout, with the USMTA Southwest Regional Championship in the 175 lb division at stake, Adrien Grotte from Power & 2 Knuckle battles Jay Orallo from Results Martial ARTS. Grotte is a seasoned vet with tons of world experience. Grotte brings pinpoint accuracy into the ring as well as an ability to mix up various attacks that usually keep his opponent off balance. Orallo comes into the title fight looking to take it to the vet Grotte. Orallo is fearless in the ring and will trade strikes with anyone. Orallo has a granite chin and that could be tested as Grotte might have the speed advantage but Orallo will make up for it with pure grit.
In the co-main event, for the USMTA Dual State Championship, Gilbert Pimentle from Power MMA fights Mike Antoci from Boxing Works. Pimentle is the champion and comes to battle each and every time he steps into the ring. He packs dynamite in his strikes and is feared for his ability to end the fight with one punch or kick. Antoci should have the height advantage as he stands at 6’1” and will use his long limbs to keep Pimentle at bay. Antoci is very accurate with his kicks and his knees are also deadly because of the range they can cover when he throws them. Look for this fight to be a barnburner.
Don’t miss this awesome card. Order now to see the science of the eight limbs as “Bounded Fist Muay Thai” is sure to bring down the house in the sweltering Arizona night. If you can’t be there live on December 14, do the next best thing and watch the fights via iPPV on gfl.tv.
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Xcessive Force FC returns to GFL to close out the year with “Xcessive Force Fighting Championship 3”, a hotly contested card, emanating from the TEC Centre in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. The 13-bout card is sure to blow the roof off of the cold winter night in the Great White North.
In the main event, Jared Milko (6-2) battles Jordan Beecroft (5-1). Milko returns to the cage after a long layoff in a career that saw him win 5 of his 6 victories via stoppage. Milko is a well-rounded fighter out of Alberta, and loves to push the pace right from the very beginning. Milko has KO power in both hands and he is very accurate with his strikes. He enjoys a solid ground game as well and is a formidable opponent for anyone. Beecroft is a similar fighter and loves to let his fists do the talking. He should start faster than Milko who will be trying to work off some cage rust in the early going. Beecroft has been known to throw punches in bunches and his fast pace has overcome most of his opponents who could not keep up with his style of fighting. These two are going to look for the homerun and if someone lands flush, the fight will be over in an instant.
In the co-main event, in a rematch from 2012, UFC veteran Victor Valimaki (17-7) fights Tim Chemelli (10-4). Valimaki has fought all over the frozen tundra of Canada and brings with him an impressive record. Valimaki has been around for over a decade and will have a decided advantage in experience. Valimaki is a cagey veteran with several tricks up his sleeve and he could just as easily pull of a submission or KO of the night. Chemelli is looking to get back on the winning side of things and a victory over an opponent who previously beat him is the way to do it. Chemelli has 8 wins via stoppage and is a heavy puncher who constantly swings for the fences. Don’t blink when these two vets step into the cage to square off one more time.
Watch all the knockouts, submissions and grudge matches as XFFC returns to GFL on December 14 with another installment of hard hitting MMA with “Xcessive Force Fighting Championship 3” available to a global audience.
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Sparta Combat League returns on GFL with “Monarchs of Sparta”, a stacked MMA card on December 14 from the Grizzly Rose in Denver, Colorado. This event promises to be full speed from bell to bell as these pros and amateurs will do battle in the cage highlighted by two title fights.
In the main event, for the Sparta Heavyweight Title, Josh “The Cuddley Bear” Copeland (6-0) fights Jesse “The Hulk” Hernandez (6-0) in a battle of undefeated blue chip prospects. Copeland comes into the bout as Champion and will look to put one more victory together for 2013. Copeland is a huge man and likes to impose his will on his opponents from the opening bell. 5 of his victories have ended via stoppage and his brute strength on the ground is a tough obstacle for any heavyweight that steps into the cage with him. Hernandez will be the Champion’s toughest test to date as he brings an equally devastating well-rounded MMA game into the title fight and all 6 of his wins have come via stoppage. Hernandez packs dynamite in both fists and is also a solid grappler if an opportunity presents itself for a submission attempt. It’s a safe bet that this fight will not go the distance and someone’s night will end violently. Don’t blink.
In the co-main event for the Sparta Welterweight Championship, Rocky Johnson (20-12) battles Matt Cox (3-0). Johnson comes into the bout as the defending champion and holds a huge experience advantage over Cox. Johnson is a grizzled vet and has seen every kind of thing that can happen in a cage. Look for Johnson to use his wrestling and try and grind out Cox in the early rounds and if that doesn’t work, Johnson might start looking to take Cox out with haymakers. Cox is just beginning his career and this will be a tough test so early in his road. Cox with have youth on his side and should have more in his gas tank, especially if the fight gets to the later rounds. This could be fight of the night when all is said and done.
Sparta Combat League is sure to bring down the house once again as they have quickly grabbed a chokehold on Mountain West MMA and this show will continue in that tradition. Order “Monarchs of Sparta”, and watch live and anytime afterwards on video on demand only on GFL.
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ShoFight presents “Distinction” a unique event looking back at the top fights from 2013. ShoFight has made its mark with MMA fans as it has been a launching point for tons of fighters as some of the best prospects in the Mid-South and Midwest including fighters from Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska and Texas will throw down at “Distinction”. This is a special show as it will feature the Nominees of the 2013 Fight of the Year Awards including KO/TKO and Submission of the Year.
In a featured previous bout, Aaron Roberson (8-3) fights CJ Hunter (20-9). Roberson is a former ShoFight Featherweight Champion and comes into the cage looking to reclaim his former glory. Roberson is a strong wrestler and quick in the scrambles allowing for varied submission attacks. Roberson also packs a solid punch and can get fights to the ground with his hands or his takedowns. Roberson is full of action from the word go and will push the pace. Hunter brings a huge experience advantage into the cage as well as a height advantage as he stands at 6’1″ and uses that reach effectively to keep his opponents at bay with his striking. Hunter is on an 8-fight winning streak with 7 ending via stoppage. Hunter is well-rounded but his long limbs pose problems on the ground for his opponents because he has a solid sweep game plus a nice armbar and triangle choke. This will be a real chess match if the fight hits the canvas.
In another hotly contested bout from earlier this year, the ShoFight Middleweight Title was on the line, when Shawn Tiger (6-0) takes on Max Humphrey (5-1). Look for Tiger to come out swinging and trying to make this night a short night for his opponent. Humphrey is determined to prove his critics wrong and win this fight and do so in convincing fashion. Humphrey’s wins have all come via stoppage and he is just as capable of ending Tiger’s night in the first round as vice versa.
Don’t miss this electrifying review of top regional mixed martial arts talents from around the Mid-South. Watch all of the fights on video on demand (VOD) starting December 13 and own it for life as ShoFight presents its special end of the year highlight show “Distinction” on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv!
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“White Collar Season 3 Finale” ends another successful season of mixed combat sports for this unique concept and company. White Collar events are unique in that they are between business professionals, but don’t let that fool you, working a 9 to 5 behind a desk give these combatants plenty of pent up frustration that they are just waiting to take out on someone. This one of a kind Black Tie Charity Event is something you will never forget.
In the main event, for the Cruiserweight Muay Thai Championship, Jason Hutton defeated Warren Deats via decision after a hard fought battle by both. The difference in the fight was Hutton’s leg attacks as he continued to pepper kicks at Deats the whole fight. Hutton was the aggressor, always coming forward and Deats fought on the defensive most of the night but landed some nice counters. Both fighters showed tremendous cardio conditioning as they went a full fight and continued to throw strikes. Hutton was the more accurate striker and landed the more meaningful punches and kicks but Deats will have no problem getting the respect he deserves when he walks into the boardroom in the upcoming weeks as he put on a heck of fight too.
Multiple titles were on the line including MMA and boxing as everyone on the card came to throw down. Daini “D Nemesis” Wei (Zurich Insurance Company) and Kimberley Cader (Educational Psychology at ESF) had the fight of the night while Davy “The Vo Sinh” Kouakou (Linedata Service) picked up submission of the night against Jamie “Urban Legend” Mordaunt (Meyado) in a middleweight contest.
“White Collar Season 3 Finale” is the culmination of a grueling series of fights for these business professionals where the boardroom meets the cage. These competitors know how to throw down in a staff meeting, see who will rise up their game and do the same in the unforgiving world of combat sports, order now and own it for life, only on GFL.tv.