Tru Form Entertainment Returns with a Massive MMA Card; Stevenson takes on Miglioli!

August 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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[WATCH THIS FIGHT ON GFL: http://bit.ly/TRUGFL]

On August 28, Tru Form Entertainment is hosting JOE STEVENSON VS GABRIEL MIGLIOLI at the Business Expo Center in Anaheim in the headliner of a full on night on exciting MMA action. The main card is posted here to provide individual information on each fighter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fight Card Includes:

Undercard Samson Yang vs. Maikel Perez
As a bonus, there are rumblings behind the scenes that the promotion will be adding one more suprise bout to the card last-minute that is apparently aimed to excite the fans in attendance.
Don’t miss the suprise, GFL will be streaming this whole fight, LIVE, here: http://bit.ly/TRUGFL

Shupe and Kozorosky Headline a Hard Hitting Night of Fighting at PA Cage Fight 25

August 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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PA Cage Fight 25 @ GFL: Edward Shupe v. Jacob Kozorosky 

Jake Kozorosky at 6-0 will be defending his PA Cage Fight Lightweight championship and putting his undefeated 6-0 record on the line when he faces a talented fighter in Eddie “Shuperman” Shupe. Jake defeated Brandon Dolan in round 2 by rear naked choke to win PA cage fight amateur lightweight title this past March.

Jake’s since winning his first 4 bouts by decision he has finished his last 2 opponents by submission via rear naked choke. It appears Jake is honing his skills as he prepares to make the transition to the professional ranks. He is ranked the top amateur lightweight in Pennsylvania (out of 105) and ranked 3rd out of 516 lightweight prospects in the entire Northeast.

His opponent Edward Shupe has a 6-6 record, however he is riding a 2 fight win streak. This will be his 4th fight in 2016 and he 3-1 so far this year, with his only loss to an undefeated Jonathan Cruz.

Both fighters have gone the distance a combined 10 times over 18 bouts. These fighters are technically skilled. Don’t expect this fight to end with a quick KO.  Shupe is the more experienced fighter, however, Kozorosky is a very tough opponent who currently holds the title that Shupe is seeking.  With a strong win Jake Kozorosky could be headed to the pros with the potential for a quick assent in the lightweight division. If you like to watch 2 fighters with solid technical skills this has the makings for a great bout.

Additional Note: The promotion added a 4 man Heavyweight (265lb) Tourney with the winners competing at PA Cage Fight 26. Derrick Babcock will face off against Michael Erb and Lance Moore with battle Daiqkwon Buckley.  Erb and Babcock are each seeking their first win. Moore is 1-0 and Buckley is making his debut. Heavyweight tournaments are always fun to watch.

 

 

 

Combat Games MMA 35 Features 150lb Bantamweight Tournament With $10,000 Prize

August 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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To celebrate Combat Games’ 50th MMA event, the promotion will be hosting a can’t miss 8- man tournament with over $10,000 in prize money, the initial match ups that were drawn last Wednesday night.

The tournament winner will hold the Combat Games’ Bantamweight title.

Each of these initial bouts consists of a modified 2 x 5min rounds with a sudden death round just as you see in TUF. The winners of these four bouts will then face each other approximately 1 hour later after we do another 3 non-tournament bouts. I believe they will be matched based on their initial seeding/ranking.

The winners of the round 2 bouts (same format) will then face each approximately 1 hour or so after we do another 4 non-tournament bouts. The final championship bout will be the full 3 x 5min rounds for the title and the cash.

The event will be held at the Snoqualmie Casino with live MMA action outdoors in the Mountain View Plaza, and can be streamed LIVE on GFL – Click here to watch the event on GFL.

Below are the intiial bouts:

BOUT #1   ARDANY MORA VS. PATRICK BENSON

BOUT #2   DUSTIN WINTER VS. EDUARDO TORRES

BOUT #3   JADON JOHNSON VS. OMAR AVELAR

BOUT #4   RICO ROUGH VS. ERIC CRONKHITE

Each of these initial bouts consists of a modified 2 x 5min rounds with a sudden death round just as you see in TUF. The winners of these four bouts will then face each other approximately 1 hour later after we do another 3 non-tournament bouts. I believe they will be matched based on their initial seeding/ranking.

The winners of the round 2 bouts (same format) will then face each approximately 1 hour or so after we do another 4 non-tournament bouts. The final championship bout will be the full 3 x 5min rounds for the title and the cash.

The tournament alone has $10,500 in cash paid out to the competitors.

XCC Fight To Watch: Alexandre Bezerra vs Dimitre Ivy

August 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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CLICK HERE TO WATCH XCC 25 LIVE ON GFL TONIGHT!

Spotlight Fight:
Alexandre “Popo” Bezerra (18-4) vs. Dimitre Ivy (6-2)

It might not be quite what Xtreme Caged Combat originally had in mind when it scheduled the headliner of its 25th event, but Alexandre “Popo” Bezerra remains on the card against a new opponent. Bezerra was slated to meet Artur Rofi, a 7-1 prospect, in the finals of a four-man featherweight tournament. However, Rofi was forced to withdraw from the bout, therefore leaving XCC to find a new foe for Popo. The Philadelphia-based promotion secured the services of Dimitre Ivy, whose 6-2 record isn’t quite as shiny as Rofi’s mark, but comes pretty darned close.

If Bezerra’s name sounds familiar, it’s because it should. The Brazilian had a nine-fight stint in the Bellator organization from 2011-13. The Daddis MMA Academy product entered Bellator after accumulating an 8-1 record since debuting in 2008. He won his first five fights with the organization, including a featherweight tournament quarterfinal contest against Kenny Foster, before suffering a split-decision loss to Marlon Sandro in the tourney’s semifinal round. He claimed two more victories and advanced to another tournament semifinal, only to lose again, this time to Mike Richman. The loss signaled the end Bezerra’s stay with the organization. He won a regional fight in Brazil and then split a pair of appearances under the Cage Fury Fighting Championships banner, where he defeated Levan Makashvili to capture the league’s featherweight crown before subsequently losing to Makashvili in the pair’s rematch. He then moved to the XCC, where he defeated Frank Caraballo in his promotional debut. The 28-year-old has a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and was a member of the Brazilian national wrestling team. He has 11 submission wins and five stoppages via some form of knockout.

The 26-year-old Ivy enters this fight as a relative unknown outside of his home state of Texas. The Texas Powerhouse MMA export debuted in 2010 and suffered losses in two of his first four pro fights. He righted the ship when he made his first and only Legacy FC appearance in 2013. Ivy scored a second-round submission of Matt Mazurek to kick off a four-fight winning streak. His other recent victories, all choke submissions, came under the Fury FC and Hero FC banners. Overall, Ivy has four submission finishes and two victories via strikes. He has only seen the scorecards once in his pro career.

Despite Ivy’s lack of star power, this is a very intriguing match-up. Bezerra has a proven track record. He’s only lost to the aforementioned Sandro, Richman and Makashvili, as well as UFC standout Charles Oliveira. Ivy, meanwhile, has a well-rounded game that makes him a significant threat to turn in a breakthrough performance against an established veteran. Ivy is aggressive on the feet, where he can batter opponents with knees in the clinch, and on the ground, where his ground-and-pound and submission arsenals make him an overwhelming force. Popo is obviously no slouch in these departments either.

This contest could be an action-packed affair with plenty of momentum swings. Neither man can afford to land on the bottom when the fight hits the mat, because the other is just too good in that realm. It’s just as dangerous on the feet, where both men have proven to have plenty of power and a variety of attacks. The real difference here is Bezerra’s experience. His long stay in Bellator gave him the opportunity to clash with plenty of strong fighters. He even pushed Sandro and Richman to split verdicts, and he submitted Oliveira. While Ivy poses a significant threat, Bezerra is a veteran who is quite capable of stifling his younger opponent’s offense and answering back with plenty of offense of his own. Neither guy is easy to finish, though, so this one might end up going to the scorecards before the Brazilian has his hand raised.

[h/t Bryan Henderson, CombatPress.com]

Ring of Combat 53 Full Results: 4 Titles – 6 Finishes

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Another great card from Ring of Combat! Bouts were well matched with great action. Full fight recap coming soon. See below for quick fight results provided by New York Fighting.

Main Card
1. Tajuddin Abdul-Hakim (Universal/ECF Elite) vs. Travis Foster (The Edge Hoboken) – Hakim def. Foster Unanimous Decision 30-27
2. Guram Mestvirishvili (Serra-Longo Fight Team) vs. Jay Silva (RVCA) – Silva wins unanimous Decision 29-28
3. Nick Fiore (Bellmore Kickboxing Academy/Scarola BJJ) vs. Nekruz Mirkhojaev (Brooklyn MMA) – Nekruz wins unanmous decision. 29-28
4. James Gonzalez (Serra BJJ) vs. Mike Trizano (Tiger Schulmann’s MMA) – Trizano def. Gonzalez unanimous decision
5. Tony Gravely (Tech Top Team) vs. Paul Grant (Jungle Gym) – Gravely wins TKO reef stoppage due to strikes from back mount in round 3.
6. Zach Fears (Rich Clement’s Gladiators Academy/St.Charles MMA) vs. Max Bohanan (Ricardo Almeida BJJ) – Bohanan wins via Split Decision
7. Leo Perez (Bonebreaker Gym) vs. Frank Buenafuente (Carnicella MMA) – Frank Buenafuente def. Leo Perez via unanimous decision 30-27
8. Matt Church (Navone Next Level MMA vs. Pat Defranco (Serra-Longo Fight Team) – Matt Church wins by submission (heel hook) in round 1
9. Mike Elshamy (Madama Jiu Jitsu) vs. Thomas Dibernardo (Mymidon Martial Arts) – Elshamy def. Dibernardo via unanimous decision.

Title Fight
10. Lester Caslow (Nick Catone MMA) vs. Mike Santiago (Team Top Notch) – Santiago wins by submission in the first round via rear naked choke. Retains ROC Featherweight Title
11. Eddie Lenoci (Serra-Longo Fight Team) vs. Bradley Desir (AllStar MMA) – Desir wins via TKO round 1 for the ROC National Lightweight Championship
12. Julio Arce (Tiger Schumann’s MMA) vs. Brian Kelleher (Maxim BJJ) – Kelleher def. Julio Arce via submission due to guillotine choke Round 3 (The 135 lb. ROC Title is still vacant because Kelleher missed weight.
13. Jose Chepe Mariscal (Dutch Style MMA) vs. Gregor Gillespie (Bellmore Kickboxing Academy/Scarola BJJ) – Gregor Gillespie def. Mariscal via TKO due to strikes from back mount in Round 1.

Fight Coverage: Grabriel Toribio

Hard Knocks Fighting Bantamweight Championship

December 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Jesse “Big Cat” Arnett is a 31 year old bantamweight mixed martial artist out of Calgary, Alberta. He stands at five foot nine and has nine victories and four losses on his professional record. The Big Cat is on a six fight winning streak, not suffering a loss since September of 2014. He has defeated Hard Knocks vets such as Vince Murdock, Souksavanh Khampasath and most recently Dimitri Waardenburg. Arnett wins fights anyway that he can; by submission, KO/TKO, or after going the distance. He is an all around skilled mixed martial artist not afraid to take the fight in any direction.

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Darrick Minner is a 15-4 professional fighter out of Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A. He is 25 years old and stands five foot seven. Minner is also on a six fight winning streak, not suffering a loss since August of 2014. His specialty is his ground game – 12 of his 15 victories have been via submission, and and 11 have been in the first round. Minner is looking to finish the fight year, take Arnett to the ground and place him on his record as first round submission number 12.

Both fighters have won their last six bouts and neither is looking to stop the momentum.

Check out the promo:

Tune in to Hard Knocks Fighting Championship HK48 on Friday, January 29 at 6:30 PM MST for this Bantamweight Title Belt fight!

UFC Veteran Dan “The Dragon” Spohn looks to claim the CFFC Heavyweight Title On GFL

December 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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This Friday night Cage Fury Fighting Championship 53 brings an exciting card to Philadelphia, PA. Headlining is The Ultimate Fighter and UFC veteran Dan “The Dragon” Spohn (11-4) who looks to challenge Zu Anyanwu (9-3) for the CFFC Heavyweight title. 

Dan, who regularly competes at light heavyweight, hopes to capture the belt at 265 pounds. He is the proud owner of a couple vicious highlight reel knockouts. Among them is one of the fastest TUF KOs ever at just 9 seconds. Though weight may be a factor, he will have an advantage in both height and reach: standing at 6’4 with a reach of 76.5″. Spohn, after losing his fight at The Ultimate Fighter finale, has gone on a tear winning his last three fights. 

Zu Anyanwu, the home town champ, hopes to steal “The Dragon’s” momentum. He stands at 6’1 with a reach of 71″ but is no stranger to big KO wins.

There is no doubt that this five round fight could end swiftly with just one punch. Friday night will not only be his first title defense, but will undoubtedly be the biggest fight of his career. Either man could easily find themselves on the road to the UFC with a win. 

Be sure to catch the PPV live Dec.4th 7pm EST. on GFL.tv right here: bit.ly/CFFC53

Legendary Ring Of Combat 53 Event Not Soon To Be Forgotten

November 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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If Dana White, Nick the Tooth, and Matt Serra came to Atlantic City “Looking for a fight” they choose the right event to attend. Ring of Combat 53 not only delivered to their star-studded audience but raised the bar for future MMA cards. Each fighter gave his all hoping to catch the eye of the UFC’s President, and what resulted was arguably the event of the year.

In the first of two title fights, Jonathan “Devastator” Delbrugge took on Whitney “Da Bully” Francois. Early in the fight Francois made use of his size and superior striking. After eating some damaging strikes, Delbrugge shot in and landed the takedown. He calmly passed guard and postured up in mount. The “Devastator” rained down blows until Francois gave up his back. Delbrugge quickly snatched the rear naked choke and established himself as the new Welterweight champion. 

Jonathan “Devastator” Delbrugge def. Whitney “Da Bully” Francois via RNC at 3:39 of the 1st round. 

The next exciting matchup of the night was between Bradley “Featherstone” Desir and Eddie Lenochi. They both rushed to the center with Lenochi taking the lead early on. Desir caught him with a huge front kick, before Lenochi was followed to the ground, eating some frantic punches before he scrambled and got to his feet. Both men exchanged blows with ill intent, but it was Lenochi who broke up the action with a nice takedown. Desir used the opportunity to show off his submission game with an armbar, but the attempt was shook off. Lenochi was still able to retain top control, landing big punches in the process. When Desir finally made it it to his feet, he succumbed to another take down just moments before the round ended.

As the second round began, Desir opened up and started to find a home for his hands. Lenochi found himself taking damage on the ground, but somehow got back up hoping to regroup. Desir didn’t let up and Lenochi crumbled to the mat. He celebrated as the crowd called for Dana’s attention. 

Bradly “Featherstone” Desir def Eddie Lenochi via TKO at 1:41 of the second round. 

In the last title fight of the evening, Randy “Rude Boy” Brown took on Robert Plotkin. Brown started the match strong with a lead front kick right to the face of his opponent. Plotkin tried to even the score but narrowly missed with multiple head kicks. Both men held back nothing in their technical war. Plotkin attempted to put Brown’s back against the cage but found himself there instead. After a takedown and some brutal ground and pound by Brown, Plotkin was able to escape to his feet. The heated battle continued until Brown caught Plotkin with a fight ending knee. Again the crowd chanted for Dana’s attention. The UFC seems a natural progression for this truly talented and undefeated Welterweight Champion. 

Randy “Rude Boy” Brown (6-0) def Robert Plotkin (1-2) via TKO at 4:23 of the 1st round.

Last but not least, was Elijah “The Hero” Harshbarger vs. Sidney “Da Gun” Outlaw. In what seemed like an automatic brawl both men swung hoping for a highlight reel KO. Outlaw caved and shot in for the takedown but found himself in his opponent’s guillotine choke.

Elijah “The Hero” Harshbarger def Sidney “Da Gun” Outlaw via Guillotine in just :46 of the 1st round.

If you missed Ring Of Combat 53, watch the entire event on VOD right now on GFL: bit.ly/ROC53GFL

Andrew Cseh Vs. Dez Moore Title Fight Highlights Amazing Global Proving Ground 22 Event

November 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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On a night where Global Proving Ground 22 offered big finishes, co-headliners Dez “M-80” Moore and Andrew “Animal” Cseh found a way to stand out with their five-round war.

Both men continuously rushed to the center of the cage looking to claim the vacant GPG Flyweight (125lb) title. Moore, who came into this match undefeated, sought to overpower with his hands and wrestling. Cseh the much taller of the two (5’6″ vs 5’0″) hoped to depend on his size and experience as a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt.

From the gate, “Animal” Cseh made good use of his reach causing Moore to work overtime. Despite the size difference, Moore took advantage of every opportunity by applying pressure and landing big leg kicks and takedowns.

Cseh proved to be a difficult matchup for Moore. As clear as it was that Moore’s wrestling was superior, his jiu-jitsu was not up to par. The black belt either found himself looking to close the distance and nullify Moore’s wrestling against the cage or hunting down submissions.

Each transition or break was filled with bombs being thrown by both men. Although in the later rounds it seemed that Moore’s leg kicks were starting to cash in, Cseh began to take control. After five back and forth rounds the judges came to a split decision in what was undoubtedly the evening’s best fight.

Andrew “Animal” Cseh (7-4) earned the Global Proving Ground’s Flyweight title, handing Moore (4-1) his first career loss. 

Missed any of the action? Watch GPG 22 On Demand on GFL right now: bit.ly/GPG22GFL

Cody Mooney Headlines Stacked Dead Serious MMA Event On GFL

November 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Get ready for Dead Serious MMA‘s return to ‪#‎GFL‬ this Saturday with a stacked card filled with major prospects!

Cody Mooney helps headline this awesome event as he looks to extend his current winning streak to 4. A speedster in the ring, Mooney likes to trick his opponents any way he can.

The Bantamweight has two victories via submission, so expect Mooney to look for a choke early and often.

Will Mooney be able to keep the streak alive? Tune in Saturday to find out! –> bit.ly/DeadSeriousGFL

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