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Hard hitting MMA and Muay Thai action returns as WFC presents “WFC 28” on September 27 from the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada live on the GFL Combat Sports Network. WFC events are premier MMA shows, promoted across the United States as a proving ground for tomorrow’s future stars and established veterans looking to mix it up. This huge card features several up and coming fighters from the region.
In the main event, for the WFC Middleweight Title, Champion Byron Craig (1-0) takes on Dennis Rockholt (4-1). Craig is a grappling specialist and won his debut fight in a minute via tapout. He is looking to establish himself as a dominant champion and looks to finish Rockholt in the same devastating manner. Rockholt makes the trip from Oregon and will bring a decided experience advantage into the cage. Rockholt is on a 4-fight winning streak and looks to take home gold and add it to his growing collection. Rockholt mixes up his striking and wrestling well and always knows how to press the action to keep his opponent on the defensive. Look for a barnburner from these two.
The WFC 147 lb Muay Thai Title is at stake when Willy Whipple fights John Cabrido. Whipple is a heavy handed striker who can KO nearly anyone in the division with one punch. He is also a technical striker who mixes up leg attacks well to keep his opponent at a disadvantage. Cabrido brings an iron chin into the cage to go along with a huge heart. He is relentless with his punching as he likes to close the distance early and turn the fight into a brawl. Look for these two to have an epic clash from start to finish.
The WFC Featherweight Championship is up for grabs when Hernan Avila (4-1) battles Jeremy Caudillo (0-0). Avila holds a title with another organization and has fought the best fighters in the Reno area. Avila looks to add to his collection of championships with a win here. To do that he will need to avoid the power punching of Caudillo while also setting up his takedowns to get the fight to the canvas where he can work his ground game. Caudillo makes his debut and it is a big one as he is fighting for a title. Caudillo is known for being a heavy handed fighter in the gym and even though he fights at 145 lb, he can put to sleep lightweights and welterweights. This fight will be a barnburner from the opening bell.
MMA and Muay Thai on GFL is ready to deliver again! Be sure to catch all of the action, LIVE on September 27 as WFC presents “WFC 28” exclusively at GFL.tv.
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Triple A MMA returns to GFL on September 27 with “Rock Solid” emanating from the Camel Rock Casino in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The stacked card will feature the top prospects in the Southwest as they look to make a name for themselves to a worldwide audience. Don’t blink when these gladiators suit up and go to battle inside the cage.
In the main event, Natalie Roy (2-0) takes on Nohime Dennison (1-1) in a flyweight tussle. Roy is a heavy hitter who has TKO’d both of her former opponents inside of the first round. Her wrestling is top notch and if she gets on top she can end the fight viciously with ground and pound. Dennison is a well-rounded fighter who loves to pressure her opponent right from the opening bell. Dennison has both solid standup and a dangerous grappling game. Dennison is looking to continue to climb up the ranks and a win here will raise her record to above .500 and give Roy her first loss.
In the co-main event, Bellator Andres Quintana (5-1) fights Javier Minjarez (4-2) in a featherweight scrap. Quintana is extremely tall for the division, standing at 6’. Quintana will look to use his range from the outside to land shots without being vulnerable himself. His only loss has come via split decision and he has also beaten a fighter currently competing in the UFC. Quintana is one of the top prospects in the Southwest and he continues to shine. Minjarez is a gritty fight from Texas who will need to use his boxing to get inside on Quintana. Once there, Minjarez needs to find a way to get the fight down to the mat and make Quintana work from his back. If Minjarez can dictate where the fight goes, he has a great shot at winning. If not, Quintana will look to pick him apart from the outside in the standup.
In other action, Bellator vet Russell Wilson (2-3) battles Legacy FC vet Jonathan Lopez (4-5). Wilson is extremely fast with his transitions and his relentless takedowns usually mean the fight will end up on the ground sooner or later. If Wilson does get the fight to the mat, expect him to go for guillotines and RNCs during scrambles. Wilson is coming off a decisive first round tapout win. Lopez is back in the cage after dropping a close split decision in his last fight. Lopez has vowed to not let the fight go to the judges and will rely on his grinding style to wear Wilson down and hopefully finish him late in the fight. Lopez brings an iron jaw into the fight which will let him absorb a fair amount of punishment unfazed.
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Unified MMA returns on GFL with “Unified MMA 20” from the Mirage Banquet Hall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on September 16. This will be an epic MMA card featuring 12 bouts, including 2 title fights! Who will stand out, once the cage door closes?
In the main event, for the Unified MMA Heavyweight Title, Tanner Boser (5-0) takes on Denny Houle (5-0) in a battle of undefeated fighters. Boser has only gone to decision once and has managed to win in decisive fashion every other time he’s stepped in the cage. Boser is very nimble for a heavyweight and brings a great cardio game into the cage. Boser loves to push the pace and set the tempo from the early going. Look for Boser to try and put Houle on the defensive early and often. Houle is an even faster starter as he has ended all 5 of his fights in the first round. Houle has KO power in both hands and is not afraid to throw haymakers from the opening bell. Houle has 2 wins to his credit in under a minute and when he and Boser meet in the middle of the cage, don’t blink. Part of what makes this fight so interesting is both men’s ability to throw caution to the wind as they go for the win and the gold!
In the co-main event, for the Unified MMA Featherweight Championship, Parwez Ghulam (4-1) fights Bellator and WSOF vet Behrang Yousefi (6-4). Parwez is riding a 3-fight winning streak, all finishes in the first round, and he looks to win the first title in his young, promising career. Ghulam is a well-rounded fighter who can end fights on the ground, or with his fists. Yousefi has fought on the big stage and he will have the experience edge going into this title fight. Yousefi won his last (in Bellator) via triangle choke and has shown an ability to finish his opponent in numerous ways as 5 of his 6 wins have come via stoppage. Look for Yousefi to bring the fight to Ghulam.
In other action, WSOF vet Mark Drummond (5-2) fights Jarid Bussemakers (4-2) in a fight with two rising stars. Drummond has won 5 of his last 6 and is well rounded in all aspects of MMA. Look for Drummond to keep his distance in the striking game and look for a takedown early in the fight to get Bussemakers off of his feet. Bussemakers is dangerous from anywhere in the cage. He is a strong puncher but also well versed on the ground. A win over the WSOF vet Drummond could raise Bussemakers’ stock in one night.
Don’t miss this electrifying event featuring some of the top regional mixed martial arts talents from around Canada. Watch all of the fights live or anytime on video on demand (VOD) for life as Unified MMA presents “Unified MMA 20” live on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv!
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Mississippi’s #1 MMA promotion returned on GFL as AFC presented “Atlas Fighting Championship 4″ emanating from the Golden Nugget Casino & Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi. MMA fans, this event featured 8 finishes out of 11 fights showcasing the top up and combing prospects from the Gulf Coast. AFC is the premier MMA organization in the Magnolia State and proved why once again with this hard-hitting event.
In the main event, John “Doo Doo” Brown (10-4) defeated Alonzo Roane (3-5) via TKO in the first round of their heavyweight scrap. Brown connected with a one-punch KO as he dropped the southpaw Roane with an overhand right that connected squarely on the jaw of Roane. Brown followed up with punches on the ground, before the ref could stop the fight. Brown showed off some great punching power in the fight which lasted less than 30 seconds.
In the co-main event, Jason Knight (9-1) defeated Gilbert Burgos (6-4) via submission in the first round of a featherweight barnburner. Knight scored with a short right hand that staggered Burgos momentarily. Burgos regained his balance and clinched up with Knight as they tussled for position. Burgos got a takedown but ended up in the guard of Knight who employed a very active rubber guard looking to isolate one of Burgos’ shoulders. Knight was bleeding from the bridge of the nose, but that didn’t stop him from locking in a modified guillotine with his shin that was pushing against the throat of Burgos.
Rance Jones (4-1) defeated Dion Rizzuto via KO in the first round of their welterweight showdown. Jones connected with a hook that dropped Rizzuto in the opening exchange. Jones added more punches from the ground and Rizzuto covered up looking to regain his composure. Jones never let that happen as he continued to throw punches until the ref stopped the fight.
Chris Myers defeated Christian Reed via TKO in the second round while Monica Medina defeated Vanessa Marie-Grimes via KO in the first round. Tyler Stodghill defeated Josh Crumpton via triangle choke in the first round, while Isaiah Williams also picked up a submission win getting Dale Fulkerson to tapout to a guillotine choke in the first round of their bout.
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GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN) & COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN)
GFL PRESENTS “CFFC 37” BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 15
September 12, 2014
GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as CFFC presents another show stopper with CFFC 37 featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights emanating from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania anchored by a heavyweight title fight.
In the main event, CFFC Heavyweight Champion Zu “The 8th Wonder” Anyanwu (6-2) battles Keith “Bad News” Bell (5-3-1) for the gold. This will be a rematch as Bell previously knocked Anyanwu out in 12 seconds with a high kick back in 2013. Look for these two brahma bulls to pick up right where they left off and start striking with bad intentions. When you mix a heavyweight grudge match with a title on the line, you can expect an explosive fight. Don’t blink.
In the co-main event, Bill “Mr. Perfect” Algeo (5-1) takes on Mike “Popezilla” Pope (2-0) in a matchup of two rising stars. Algeo is a proficient grappler and Pope brings a perfect record into the cage. Both men have a lot at stake in this fight as they continue to rise up the ranks and with a title shot in the near future for the winner.
In other action, Julio Rosario (3-4) takes on Brandon Inskeep (5-8) in a fight with both men’s backs against the wall. Both Rosario and Inskeep desperately need a win here and they have both vowed to come right at each other. This fight could just as easily be fought in a phone booth because neither man will be back peddling.
Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network (TCN) (all zones): Monday, September 15 at 7:00pm ET
TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Tuesday, September 16 at 11:00pm ET
TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Friday, September 19 at 9:00pm ET
TCN Replay (Philly): Friday, September 19 at 10:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, September 18 at 6:30pm ET
CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing CFFC 37 in the weeks and months to follow. 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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9/15: CFFC 37 (MMA)
9/22: Joe Hand Promotions: Tuesday Night Fights 2 (boxing)
9/29: Ring of Combat 49 (MMA)
10/6: Celebrity Weekend Champions (boxing)
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USFFC returns to GFL.tv on September 20 with “USFFC XXX”. USFFC has made a mark for itself in the Southeast and “USFFC XX” will surely tear down the house from the Old Armory Event Center in Morgantown, North Carolina. These pro/am fighters are looking to make a name for themselves on a global basis and that’s just what they will do as they go to battle inside the cage.
The USFFC Bantamweight Title will be at stake when Marcus Levester (9-3) battles CJ Vanover (3-1). Levester won the title back in March via first round submission and looks to duplicate that performance in his first title defense. Levester is a dangerous fighter on the feet or on the ground as 8 of his wins have come via stoppage. Vanover earned the title shot by winning 3 fights in a row for USFFC going back over a year. Vanover gets stronger as the fight goes on and should be able to chip away at Levester during the later rounds with his wrestling if it goes that far. This fight will be a shootout.
Lawrence Dennis Jr (1-3) takes on Walker Vivian (0-0) in a lightweight showdown. Dennis Jr. is a tough draw for anyone with a strong striking game. Dennis Jr. is a durable fighter with an iron chin who can fight in a phone booth if necessary. Vivian excelled as an amateur but this will be his toughest test to date now that he turned pro. Vivian is a strong wrestler who likes to grind his opponents down over the course of a full fight and lock on a submission once a mistake is made. Vivian is capable of dominating nearly every minute in a fight because of his strong wrestling that has usually dictated where the fight goes.
Luke Milligan (1-0) fights Isaac Artis (0-1) in a featherweight battle. Milligan is undefeated winning by submission. Milligan is continually improving his all-around game so expect to see some new techniques. Artis is an up and comer who dropped a close decision in his debut fight. Look for Artis to come out with his back against the wall and press the action from the onset as he tries to not let the fight go to a decision this time.
Get ready for some All-American beat downs as “USFFC XX” is sure to seek and destroy all the other competition. Watch exclusively on GFL.tv and own it for life. Order now.
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Premier Fighting Championship debuts on GFL.tv from The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts to on September 20 with “Premier Fighting Championship 17”. PFC is the #1 MMA organization in Massachusetts featuring the rising stars and blue chip prospects from the region. 16 bouts are scheduled for this card and there is bound to be plenty of KOs and submission as some of the Northeast’s finest go head to head in the cage.
Addison O’Neil (1-2) takes on Andrew Chirico (0-0) in a pro bout. Expect fireworks from these men as they are both in need of a win here. O’Neil is looking to even his record to .500 and needs a strong performance against Chirico who took the amateur division by storm. O’Neil should be the more seasoned fighter, especially if the fight goes the distance while Chirico will have the speed and strength advantage. Both gladiators bring a high-paced style into the cage and are known for their striking skills and ability to finish fights with one punch. Expect this match to be a barnburner if it stays on the feet.
Ralph Johnson (8-12) takes on TJ Sumler (4-4) in a welterweight showdown. Johnson is on a 2-fight win streak, finishing both fights by TKO. Johnson has never gone to a decision in 20 pro fights and there’s a good chance that trend will continue. Look for Johnson to come out swinging looking to landing haymakers on Sumler’s jaw. Sumler is a great all-around athlete and has a superb grappling game matched with a striking style that allows him to score while evading punches from his opponent. Look for this fight to end in dramatic fashion.
Dan Cormier (3-4) takes on Jordi Gallardi (0-0) in another featured bout. Cormier is usually the aggressor in most of his fights. Cormier is a great counter puncher and can end a fight with one punch. Gallardi is making his pro debut after a successful stint as an amateur. Gallardi will need to earn the respect of Cormier early by landing punches early and often in his own right.
Premier Fighting Championship debuts with epic fighting in front of a worldwide audience courtesy of the GFL Combat Sports Network. Watch “Premier Fighting Championship 17”on September 20. Stream the show online at GFL.tv and own it forever.
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Alaska’s #1 MMA promotion comes to GFL as Alaska Fighting Championship presents “AFC 109: Champion VS Champion” emanating from the Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska on September 19. MMA fans, this pro/am card is stacked featuring the top up and combing prospects inside the state of Alaska. AFC is the premier MMA organization in the Last Frontier State and readies to take the next huge step in its history by streaming “AFC 109” live on GFL.tv.
In the main event, AFC 170lb Champ “Naptime” Nic Herron-Webb (15-6) drops down to lightweight to take on AFC Lightweight Champion Scott McAfee (10-3). This fight is a rematch where Herron-Webb won back in 2012 via decision. Both fighters are much better now and this will be an interesting fight to see who can incorporate strategies that worked in the first fight as well as implement improved elements to their new game plan. Herron-Webb should have a decided strength and size advantage as he will look to close the distance early and get McAfee on the mat where Herron-Webb can work his ground and pound from the top. McAfee won the title back in 2013 with a guillotine choke in the third round. This will be McAfee’s chance to gain some revenge as well as defend his title. If McAfee can get the fight into the championship rounds, he should be the fresher of the two, because the effects of the cut down by Herron-Webb will start to show the more that McAfee can push the pace.
The co-main event features a #1 contender fight in the featherweight division as Christian Rotola (5-0) takes on Nick Novelli (1-0). The winner of this bout will earn an automatic title shot in their next for. Rotola takes his undefeated record into the cage against the toughest test of his career. Rotola is a grappling specialist with a strong wrestling game able to get fights to the mat and from there he can end it with a submission. Rotola is especially fond of the rear naked choke, having won twice by that submission. Novelli comes into the fight a decided underdog, but only because of his lack of experience. His first fight he dominated and ended the fight with a TKO in the second. Novelli is a well-rounded fighter and looks to shock the audience and shake up the division. Don’t blink as these two are ready to put on a fight of the night performance.
In the lightweight division John Bidney (0-0) fights Josh Luther (2-8). Bidney is making his debut and comes into the fight as a wildcard. What skills will Bidney bring into the fight? Is he a grappler, striker or both? Luther has a lot of cage experience and his high risk-high reward fighting style always makes for exciting bouts.
You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on September 19 as Alaska Fighting Championship presents “AFC 109: Champion VS Champion” including a championship bout in the lightweight division on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv.
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Ring of Combat returns September 19 with “ROC 49”. This event has another stacked lineup, something Ring of Combat has become synonymous with, as 2 titles will be on the line as fans from all over the world will be tuning in either in person at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey or on PPV through the GFL Combat Sports Network to watch this exciting card. ROC continues to be the linchpin of East Coast MMA and this 13-bout card reiterates its dominance as the top dog in the Tri-State area.
In the main event, with the ROC Featherweight Title at stake, undefeated Champion Andre Harrison (6-0) battles Jeff Lentz (9-4-1). The Kansas native Harrison throws punches from all angles and is a strong wrestler that mixes up his takedowns well making them hard to defend. Harrison won the title back in 2013 via first round TKO. Harrison is a grizzled vet and has never backed down in a fight and will not wilt under pressure. Lentz is a TUF and Bellator vet who won the title back in 2012. A win over the unbeaten Harrison would leave no doubt in anyone’s mind who the #1 featherweight on the East Coast is. Lentz has finished 6 of his fights via stoppage (4 by KO) so don’t blink when the cage door shuts and these two highly touted 145 lb fighters throw down. Look for these two 145 lb fighters to tear the house down as the winner will walk out of the cage a champion.
In the co-main event, for the ROC Flyweight Title, Champion Jimmy Grant (5-1) will defend his title in a rematch against Matthew Rizzo (6-2). Grant won the vacant title in May via first round KO against Rizzo. Rizzo was scoring with strikes from a distance before Grant connected with a hard uppercut that turned the tide of the fight. The first fight was a barnburner and you expect nothing less from these two as they do it again on September 19.
Pat Defranco (4-3) fights Mervin Rodriguez (5-8) in a bout that is sure to be in the running for fight of the night. Defranco battled for the ROC Lightweight Title in his last fight falling just short and is looking to begin his climb up the ladder to an eventual future title shot once again. Defranco is a strong wrestler and has been able to overpower most of his competition while grinding them down over the course of a full fight. Look for Defranco to come out looking to take Rodriguez down and ground and pound from the top while controlling Rodriguez on the mat. Rodriguez is a cagey vet and has fought for all the big promotions on the East Coast. Rodriguez is a grappling specialist with 3 of his wins coming via tapout. Fans will get the best version of Rodriguez as he looks to plant his flag in the ground in ROC at Defranco’s expense.
You won’t find a more thrilling card then this one. Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on September 19 as Ring of Combat presents “ROC 49” exclusively onpay-per-view at GFL.tv.
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House of Fame MMA presented “A New Dawn” on GFL.tv, a 9-bout card with 6 finishes from Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. House of Fame MMA is the proving ground for all up and coming MMA fighters in the Northeast region of Florida and this card no doubt showcased future world champions.
In the main event, Kenneth Garner (13-6) defeated Matt Kovacs (10-13) via choke in the second round. Garner was strong in the clinch and able to wrestle Kovacs to the mat and control the fight from the top. It was clear the training at ATT has made Garner a dangerous grappler as he was even able to handle someone with the strength of Kovacs on the mat. Kovacs was able to get to his feet several times, but Garner was relentless with his clinch game and got the fight down over and over with him on top. In the second, Garner got in deep with a single leg and got Kovacs down again where he looked for a modified arm triangle before giving up the hold to regain his top control. Garner again went for the modified arm triangle from the mount and got the tapout. Garner is a tough fight for anyone at heavyweight as his grappling and wrestling are so good that it lets him control where the fight goes.
In the co-main event, Andrew Whitney (10-3) won a close split decision against Chino Duran (8-8) after three tough rounds. This fight had a lot of hype leading up to it, but it was a very measured, technical fight in the cage. Whitney seemed to dictate the pace of the fight while Duran was more reactionary. Duran had a few takedowns that Whitney quickly popped up from, but Duran’s biggest weapon, his hands, were a non-issue for most of the fight. It was in part because of Whitney’s grappling and ground game that made Duran a bit gun shy about pulling the trigger with his punches. Whitney opened up a cut on Duran’s face late in the fight and tried to pinpoint the cut to do even more damage. Whitney scored a crucial takedown in the final seconds of the third round that might have sealed the deal in his favor. Whitney mixed up his attacks and scored from the outside but also was able to out wrestle Duran in most of the exchanges.
In other action, John Malow defeated Aron Bland while Ailton Barbosa picked up a win against Jared Torgeson via armbar in the second round.
Don’t miss this electrifying event featuring Florida’s finest MMA athletes competing in front of a packed house. Watch all of the fights anytime on VOD as House of Fame MMA presents “A New Dawn” on pay-per-view only at GFL.tv!