XFE 45 Preview

July 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Xtreme Fight Events returns to Harrah’s Philadelphia on August 9 with “XFE 45”. XFE is the #1 MMA organization in Pennsylvania and has expanded across the Northeast and now also the Southeast. Look for “XFE 45” to up the ante as XFE throws down the gauntlet.

Jon Delbrugge (4-1) battles inside the cage. Delbrugge has all of his wins via stoppage including a 10 second KO and will look to continue his fast start at “XFE 45”. Delbrugge has never been out of the second round and his fighting style always puts him in contention for fight of the night as he brings it every time.

Scheduled to compete is the one and only “Actuarial Assassin” Jon Forster (3-1). Forster is on a 3 fight winning streak and has shown excellent cardio in all of his wins. He is a grinder that can wear down most opponents with his nonstop wrestling and controlling of the fight. Look for Forster to be ready to face an opponent TBD with the same determination and gritty fighting style.

Jim Dewar returns to the cage. Dewar stepped away from competing in 2013 and now he is back with a vengeance looking to showcase his updated skills.

Other fighters expected to compete are Trevor Suter. Suter has never been to a third round and he fights with a high risk-high reward style that is sure to be on display on August 9.

Xtreme Fight Events returns with epic fighting in front of a worldwide audience courtesy of the GFL Combat Sports Network. Watch “XFE 45”on August 9. Stream the show online at GFL.tv and own it forever.

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Duel For Domination 9 Preview

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Arizona’s rising MMA promotion returns to GFL.tv as Crank It Up Promotions presents “Duel for Domination 9″ emanating from the Arizona Event Center in Mesa, Arizona on August 2nd. MMA fans, this stacked card features the top up and coming prospects inside the Grand Canyon State and around the Southwest and includes multiple title fights. “Duel for Domination 9″ promises to deliver with action packed fights as all of these warriors are looking to make a name for themselves not only in their home territory but to a worldwide audience on GFL. Tune in for some of the Southwest’s Best.

In the main event, Alex Arredondo (4-1) takes on Derrick Brown (5-5) for the DFD Featherweight Title. Arredondo brings a strong wrestling game into the fight with a relentless aggression. Look for Arredondo to try and close the distance against Brown and get the fight to the mat where he can score with punches from the ground. Brown is on a 4-fight winning streak and it’s because he has been able to push the pace and wear his opponents out. That will be a tough test against Arredondo. Brown will look to score from the outside with strikes and if Arredondo gets a takedown, Brown will be looking to get back to his feet.

In other title action, in a rematch from June, David Contreras (4-2) battles John McCarthy (2-3) for the DFD Flyweight Championship. Contreras has a solid chin and some heavy hands. Contreras loves to make every fight a brawl and that’s what he will try to do with gold on the line. McCarthy dropped the first fight via decision and has made it his goal to finish the fight and not leave it in the hands of the judges. Look for fireworks from these two.

Also scheduled to compete, Augusto Mendes (1-0) takes on Omar Castro (1-0) in the bantamweight division. Both Mendes and Castro come into the fight just beginning their careers. A win here for the winner keeps him undefeated, while the loser drops to .500. Mendes is a fast starter and so is Castro so don’t blink.

Drakkar Klose (1-0) battles Steven Hoffman (0-0) in the lightweight division. Klose continues his pro career after a successful amateur stint. Klose is one of the rising stars in the 155 lb division and wants to keep his record unblemished against Hoffman who is looking for his first win in his first pro fight. Both of these fighters are looking to make a statement.

You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on August 2nd as Crank It Up Promotions presents “Duel for Domination 9″ from the hot Arizona desert only on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv.

WFC 25 Review

July 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Hard hitting MMA action returned as WFC presented “WFC 25” from the Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, Oregon on the GFL Combat Sports Network. WFC events are the premier MMA shows in the Pacific Northwest as they are the proving grounds for tomorrow’s future stars and established veterans looking to mix it up. This huge 10 bout card featured 8 finishes.

In the main event, Bellator and Strikeforce vet Ryan Healy (20-12-1) defeated Aaron Hedrick (9-6) via TKO in the second round to win the WFC Lightweight Title. Early on, Hedrick went for a single leg takedown that was stuffed by Healy against the cage. Both fighters landed knees and uppercuts from this spot and broke free continuing their battle in the center of the cage. Healy scored some nice body shots but Hedrick caught a kick and took the fight to the mat where he worked from the top. Hedrick kept Healy on his back for the remainder of the round but not scoring with a ton of strikes. In round two, Hedrick went for another takedown attempt and Healy stuffed the takedown as they ended up against the fence again. Healy was able to hurt Hedrick with short elbows from this spot and when they separated, Healy scored with elbows and knees. Healy connected with two flying knees and more body shots as Hedrick was hurt but still able to get another takedown. Healy got back to his feet and landed more hard shots including a kick to the midsection, elbows from the guard and hammer fists that finally closed the deal.

In the co-main event, UFC vet Ian Loveland (15-9) defeated Gabriel Solorio (9-8) via TKO in the first round. Solorio utilized his speed to duck under several of Loveland’s hard punches but Loveland continued to stalk Solorio and walk him down. Loveland clinched and was able to score with hard elbows and knees from close distance that slowed Solorio down. After a brief stop in action, Loveland continued to find his mark and landed a big right hand, followed by a high kick that sent Solorio down. Loveland followed up with punches on the ground until the ref intervened and stopped the fight.

In the heavyweight division, Chris De La Rocha (3-0) picked up a win against DJ Linderman (15-9) via TKO in the first round. Both men traded shots and tried to out grapple one another from the clinch. Linderman scored with a huge strike that opened up the nose of De La Rocha, then in an instant, De La Rocha scored with a text book overhand right that dropped Linderman to the canvas. De La Rocha finished the fight with punches on the ground in a very impressive showing by the young upstart.

In other action, Eben Kaneshiro (17-11) defeated Josh LaGrange (1-4) via first round guillotine. Kaneshiro got a quick takedown and ended up in the guard of LaGrange. Kaneshiro got to side mount, then to mount and locked on a guillotine from that position. It finished LaGrange off seconds later as he was forced to tapout.

Ryan Walker, Julian Wallace, Mike Dubois and David Converse all picked up submission wins as well on the night.

West Coast MMA delivered again! Be sure to catch all of the action anytime on VOD as WFC presents “WFC 25” exclusively at GFL.tv.

CFFC 38 Preview

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Cage Fury Fighting Championships featherweight champion, Levan Makashvili (8-0) meets challenger and former Bellator tournament veteran, Alexandre “Popo” Bezerra (16-3) at CFFC 38 at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. on August 9.

Makashvili still remains undefeated after defeating Scott Heckman at CFFC 35 to earn the CFFC title. To earn his title shot, Makashvili won a unanimous decision over Jordan Stiner. Makashvili has won three fights by knockout. At Ring of Combat XLVI, Makashvili defeated Tom English via knockout at 1:39 in round 2. Prior to the victory, Makshvili won by KO at 0:17 in round 1 over Thomas Walsh.

The champ will have his hands full when he meets a former Bellator Tournament featherweight, Bezerra. This 9-time Bellator veteran went (7-2) inside the promotion with losses to Marlon Sandro and Mike Richman. Most recently, Bezerra earned a rear-naked choke finish over Bruno Dias in November, his first fight outside of Bellator in over ten fights. Bezerra has a lot of experience fighting big-name fighters, but has not had much success in defeating them, including a submission lost to UFC featherweight, Charles Oliveira. Bezerra has found a lot of success in defeating a lot of highly regarded regional fighters like Will Martinez, Scott Heckman, and Kenny Foster. Bezerra was set to make his CFFC debut at CFFC 32 against Jordan Stiner, but injury forced him out of the bout.

Jonovin “Spyder” Webb (6-0) will face UFC veteran, Daniel “The Anvil” Stittgen (9-3) at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 38 for the vacant CFFC welterweight title at Borgata Hotel Spa and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. on August 8.

Webb continued his unbeaten streak with an impressive decision over Mike Winters at CFFC 35. Previous to his most recent outing, Webb earned a submission victory over Whitney Jean-Francois at CFFC 31. “Spyder” has fought all six of his professional bouts inside the CFFC cage. In late October of 2013, Webb defeated Aung La N Sang via first round TKO at CFFC 28. Webb has collected three wins by decision, one by TKO and has gone all three rounds just once in his career. Webb also has earned wins over Steven Wampler, Jason Lee and Robert Gittens.

Stittgen is a former UFC welterweight who is currently riding a two fight win streak. Stittgen defeated both Eric Hammerich and Dan McGlasson via submission. Stittgen has not tasted defeat since being cut by the UFC. In his UFC debut, Stittgen was knocked out via head kick by Stephen Thompson at UFC 143. Stittgen lost to Marcelo Guimaraes via split decision at UFC on FUEL TV 4 which eventually led to “The Anvil” being cut. In 2011, he earned three strait victories which earned him his ticket inside the octagon.

Off the Chain (OTC) – “August Apocalypse” Preview

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Off the Chain (OTC) returns on GFL with “August Apocalypse” on August 2 from the Summit Arena in Hot Springs, Arkansas.   This event brings together all of the top fighters in Arkansas and the surrounding area as OTC puts on another stacked pro/am card for the rabid fans of the area. Currently the event plans to have 20+ fights!

Scheduled to compete, Anthony Jones takes on Aldir Junior. Both men have a lot riding on this fight as they are just starting out in their pro careers and looking to climb the ladder fast. Jones is a solid wrestler with strong takedowns while Junior is an expert grappler and can hit submissions off of his back which he will need as Jones will be looking to take Junior down fast and hard. Expect a chess match on the ground with Jones’ ground and pound and Junior’s submission attempts.

In other action, Carlton Little (3-2) fights Lemarcus Tucker (2-0). Little is a heavy hitter and brings KO power into the fight with both hands. Little is usually in the running for fight of the night and this fight with Tucker looks to continue in that tradition. Tucker turned pro earlier this year and already had 2 wins via stoppage. Tucker will look for number 3 against Little. Tucker brings terrific ground and pound into the fight and got his last opponent to submit due to strikes. If this fight hits the ground, it will be a game changer as whoever ends up on top will probably finish the fight there.

Don’t miss “August Apocalypse” presented by Off the Chain on August 2. Watch all the action and witness the champions of tomorrow as they fight today, live on the GFL Combat Sports Network exclusively on iPPV.

SCL Heat Review

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Sparta Combat League returned on GFL with “Heat”, a stacked MMA card from the Douglas County Event Center in Castle Rock, Colorado. This event was full speed ahead from bell to bell as these pros and amateurs threw down in battle in the cage.

In the main event for the SCL Middleweight Title, Adam Stroup (6-1) defeated Jason Lee (7-5) via TKO in the second round to win the title. Early on, both fighters showed a great technical level as they both threw great strikes and also had awesome defense as they checked kicks left and right and both continued to throw down for the fans. The fight was a striking clinic as both men tried to take each other out with punches, kicks, and knees. In the second, Lee pushed Stroup against the cage, but Stroup reversed the position and found his opening to end the fight. Stroup used his size advantage to land some solid knees against the cage in while Lee tried to defend. Multiple knees got through and dropped Lee. Stroup followed Lee to the ground where he scored with ground and pound as Lee defended himself. Lee got back to his feet but was hit with another knee to the head that dropped him a second time and Stroup finished the fight on the ground this time with more ground and pound.

In other action, Alice Yauger (1-2) defeated Shannon Sinn (1-1) via unanimous decision. Yauger continued to come forward and counter the striking of Sinn as it was almost dead even on the standup. Sinn used good footwork and found her spots from a distance as she connected with hard leg kicks, and one-two combos. Yauger would throw harder shots with not as much volume. In the last round, Yauger seemed to seal the deal as she got a takedown and put Sinn on her back and controlled the ground decisively. It was a solid win for Yauger who came into the fight as the underdog but gave a great performance as did Sinn.

Josh “Hellboy” Huber defeated Joey Banks via TKO in a 145 lb Muay Thai battle. The southpaw Huber connected with hard left hands right down the middle that hurt Banks throughout the fight. Banks battled back and landed some overhand rights, but the volume punching of Huber was the difference. Huber connected with combos and hard knees to the midsection. Finally, as Banks started to get winded, Huber threw everything but the kitchen sink at him as Huber scored with lefts, rights, knees to the body and finally knees to the head that dropped Banks and put him away.

Sparta Combat League brought down the house once again as they have quickly grabbed a chokehold on Mountain West MMA and this show continued in that tradition. Order “Heat” now and watch anytime on video on demand only on GFL.tv.

FINDING WILLING OPPONENTS CAN BE DIFFICULT FOR TALENTED CHAMPIONS

July 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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FINDING WILLING OPPONENTS CAN BE DIFFICULT FOR TALENTED CHAMPIONS

ATLANTIC CITY – Regional MMA champions usually face a long line of worthy challengers, but that’s not always the case.

Given the high stakes involved, some fighters may beeschewing the traditional route of fighting the toughest opponents available and are instead focusing on maintaining outstanding records in the hopes of attracting the attention of UFC bosses.

And that sometimes means passing on the chance to win a championship.

Case in point: Cage Fury Fighting Championships lightweight titleholder Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder has his belt, but he has struggled to find an opponent for his first title defense.

A hard-nosed striker who won the crown with a second-round TKO of veteran Marc Stevens in March, Felder is unbeaten in seven professional fights and is considered one of the brightest prospects not already in the UFC.

He says after the Stevens fight, his opponent pool shrank drastically.

“I’m not saying these guys are cowards. They’re looking out for their careers, too. It’s just kind of a hard fight to take. Everybody is like ‘I don’t want to take that fight — I want to get called to the UFC.’ But that’s not what (the UFC is) looking for. When you beat tough kids, that’s when you go,” said Felder, who has stopped five of his seven opponents with strikes. “I want to fight whomever is going to get me closest to the UFC and get me noticed by Joe Silva and Dana White. That’s the only other organization I want to fight for.”

Cage Fury officials say they thought they had secured an opponent for Felder on several occasions.

Two Canadians – including Alex Ricci (8-2) – were offered the fight but ultimately turned it down. CFFC CEO Rob Haydak said the fighters declined to face Felder because they claimed they were on the “short list” to be called to the UFC. Another fighter — also a champion of a regional promotionand who also sports a stellar record — said he could not take the fight because, according to Haydak, he needed more than seven weeks for his training camp.

“This is such a here-and-now sport that a loss can literally set a fighter back a couple of years,” said Haydak, who has owned CFFC for four years and has held shows in numerous states on the East Coast.“Paul is 30 years old and his window is closing a little quicker than a typical young buck. It’s frustrating to hear a guy say he’s a fight or two away from the UFC and doesn’t want to take a tough fight. Quite frankly, it’s a cowardly approach. Managers protecting their fighters is becoming a huge problem on the regional level. The UFC is caught up on records and these managers are flocking to states where commissions will allow any two fighters with a heartbeat to fight one another, regardless of records.”

With Felder set to defend his title at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City on August 9, CFFC matchmaker Arias Garcia spent nearly six weeks trying to find himan opponent. Felder, meanwhile, was told to keep training and preparing for a fight that everyone hoped would take place. Finally, Tennessee’s “Relentless” Craig Johnson (6-2) agreed to take the fight.

Felder says he now can begin to develop a strategy for facing Johnson, a grinding wrestler who punches hard from close range. The 34-year-old has earned all six of his victories by either TKO or submission, and both losses were by split decision.

Felder said preparing for Johnson is a far different task than getting ready to fight Ricci, who is a kickboxer and Muay Thai specialist similar to himself.

And now Felder has only a few weeks to do it.

“This whole time we’ve just been training for anything, which is fine, but it’s mentally kind of challenging,” said Felder, who believes that not only is he close to a UFC call, but that his style of fighting also helps. “I’m not afraid to stand in there and throw elbows and knees and kicks. I get taken down and beat up a little bit but I still come back. I think that’s what they’re looking for.”

Haydak said that CFFC champions have a long tradition of accepting all challenges and never turning down a fight. He listed former titleholders George “The Silencer” Sullivan, Aljamain “The Funk Master” Sterling, and Sean “Shorty Rock” Santella among those willing to fight anyone, anywhere. Sullivan and Sterling are both currently in the UFC, while Santella is considered a top prospect.

Haydak added that his organization was very fortunate that Johnson accepted the fight.

“He’s a very, very good fighter. His wrestling is high level and he has knockout power,” Haydak said. “He’s the first guy who didn’t hesitate to fight Paul. I have a tremendous amount of respect for him and if he ends up being our champion, then I know he’ll fight anyone.”

About Cage Fury Fighting Championships

Cage Fury Fighting Championships returns to the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City on August 9. CFFC 38 will feature a stacked fight card, including three title fights.

For information, visit cffc.tv.

Cage Fury Fighting Championships (www.cffc.tv) is a pioneer in bringing prominent and elite MMA talent to the East Coast. Since CFFC’s debut, past, and current champions have competed at the highest level. Before they were in the UFC, Jim and Dan Miller were both CFFC champions. That legacy remains the same today. Three current CFFC champions, George Sullivan, Aljamain Sterling, and Charlie Brenneman are currently on the UFC roster. Current UFC fighters Zach Makovsky, Nick Catone, Nah-Shon Burrell, and John Howard have also competed in CFFC prior to their entry to the UFC. Also, CFFC helped jumpstart the career of Internet fighting sensation Kimbo Slice, whose first foray into MMA came in the CFFC cage when he fought former boxing champion Ray “Merciless” Mercer. CFFC continues to thrive as one of the best regional promotions in the world while focusing on treating fighters with respect and giving the fans the ultimate MMA experience.

Ring of Combat and Dead Serious MMA – “MMA Battles” Review

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Ring of Combat and Dead Serious MMA partnered to present “MMA Battles” on GFL.tv from Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey. This event had another stacked lineup, something Ring of Combat and Dead Serious MMA has become synonymous with. This time the amateurs were showcased on this 13-bout mega card that featured 7 finishes. ROC and Dead Serious Fighting Championship continue to be the linchpin of East Coast MMA and this card reiterated that dominance in the Tri-State area.

In the main event, Robert Bodden defeated Chad Gudmundsson via unanimous decision. Bodden used his wrestling to get the fight to the mat multiple times and keep Gudmundsson on his back. Bodden was strong in top control and relentless on the ground. Bodden also had several hard takedowns that took the fight out of Gudmundsson as he found it difficult to get back to his feet and when he did, Bodden was again in his face using his wrestling and grappling to get the fight to the mat.

In the co-main event, Andy Segovia defeated Chris Alcala via unanimous decision. This was another fight where wrestling was king as Segovia took Alcala down time after time and had solid control inside of the guard of Alcala. Alcala looked for triangles and armbars from the bottom, but Segovia was ready and defended the submission attempts well as he would score with punches and control the action on the mat.

Travis Spadafora scored the quickest win of the night as he defeated Robert Wallin via guillotine choke in 47 seconds. Wallin shot in for a double leg takedown that Spadafora stuffed against the fence. Wallin kept working for the takedown and left his head and neck vulnerable. Spadafora sunk in the choke and when the fighters hit the mat, Spadafora locked in the choke full force from his back and Wallin tapped out.

In other action, Jenna Serio, Daniel Pereira, George Maldarelli, Yasmin Almonte, O’Brayan Ramirez and Miguel Lopez all scored submission wins as they climbed their way up the ladder in their respective divisions.

You won’t find a more thrilling card then this one. Be sure to catch all of the action as Ring of Combat and Dead Serious present “MMA Battles” exclusively on pay-per-view at GFL.tv. Order now and own it for life on VOD.

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PinnacleFC 8 results: Rising stars Mark Cherico and Adam Milstead earn impressive wins

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(PRESS RELEASE) CANONSBURG, Pa. – Pinnacle Fighting Championships returned for its eighth event on Saturday night, as 11 mixed martial arts bouts went down inside the Iceoplex in Canonsburg just outside of Pittsburgh. Four professional bouts capped off an electric night of action, including six stoppage victories.
 
In the main event, Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (7-0) kept his perfect record intact, as the hometown favorite took home a clear-cut unanimous decision victory over Indianapolis native Luis “Shonuff” Guerra (4-2). Guerra gave Cherico’s grinding style fits early in the fight, but Cherico eventually settled into a groove and worked for positions and passes on the ground while also landing strikes in the standup. Cherico scored two knockdowns in the third round, cruising his way to scores of 30-27 on all three judges’ scorecards. With the win, Cherico was awarded the first-ever PinnacleFC professional featherweight title.
 
In the co-main event, Pittsburgh’s Adam “The Prototype” Milstead (5-1) returned after an 18-month hiatus to earn a first round TKO victory over Georgia’s Nick Smiley (6-4) in heavyweight action. Milstead was aggressive early in the fight, rushing in for a clinch, before landing an uppercut against the cage that lead to an overhand right that dropped Smiley. Milstead reigned down some finishing blows before the referee pulled him off just 50 seconds into the bout. With the win, Milstead is now 5-0 in the heavyweight division.
 
In other professional action, featherweight Charlie “Mad Man” Gathers (5-5) submitted Jason “The Whip” Willett (4-5) in the second round of their grudge match, while Evolve MMA’s Bhrandon “Bad Intentions” Poindexter (1-0) submitted Steve Jones (0-2) in his professional debut.
 
In amateur action, Fight Club Pittsburgh’s Jake “Chill” Schilling (6-1) submitted veteran Ethan “The Wolverine” Goss (6-4) with a triangle in the second round to capture the vacant PinnacleFC amateur featherweight title. In the welterweight title bout, Schilling’s FCP teammate Matt “Chief” Hester (4-1) eked out a split decision over PinnacleFC middleweight champion Jim Rendeiro (4-2).
 
The full event streamed live worldwide via gfl.tv, and the replay can still be purchased HERE.
 
Full results from PinnacleFC 8:
 
170 lbs – Matthew Falk (2-1) def. Ja’Rhon Henderson (0-1) via Unanimous Decision
135 lbs – Jonathan Coffman (3-3) def. Osahon Omo-Osagie (1-4) via submission (kneebar) – Round 2, 0:56
180 lbs – Malik Epperson (3-0) def. Vladimir Jean-Philippe (0-2) via Unanimous Decision
170 lbs – Gregg Rudolph (1-0) def. Brandon Eckhardt (1-2) via TKO (punch) – Round 1, 1:08
135 lbs – Cortland Woodard (3-4) def. Zach Forrester (2-6) via Split Decision
170 lbs – Matt Hester (4-1) def. Jim Rendeiro (4-2) via Split Decision – for Welterweight Title
145 lbs – Jake Schilling (6-1) def. Ethan Goss (6-4) via submission (triangle) – Round 2, 1:40 – for Featherweight Title
135 lbs – Bhrandon Poindexter (1-0) def. Steve Jones (0-2) via submission (arm bar) – Round 1, 2:59*
145 lbs – Charlie Gathers (5-5) def. Jason Willett (4-5) via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 2, 3:11*
265 lbs – Adam Milstead (5-1) def. Nick Smiley (6-4) via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:50*
145 lbs – Mark Cherico (7-0) def. Luis Guerra (4-2) via Unanimous Decision* – for Featherweight Title
 
For more information, visit PinnacleFightingChampionships.com.
 

Victorium III Review

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Victorium MMA debuted on GFL with “Victorium III”, a stacked MMA card from Hayes, Virginia. This event was full speed from bell to bell as these gladiators all showed their mettle inside the cage on a 11-bout card that had 8 finishes.

In the main event, D’Juan Owens (10-7-1) scored a huge win as he defeated UFC vet Dustin Pague (11-10) via rear naked choke in the third round. Pague was coming off an extended stint in the UFC that started in 2011 as a member of TUF 14. In the third round, both fighters stood toe to toe and exchanged leg kicks then Pague clinched up and both men struggled for positional dominance on their feet. When the fight finally hit the mat, Owens was on top as Pague worked from the butterfly guard. Pague rose to his feet and Owens connected with two hard body shots as Pague fired back with a left-right combo. Owens wrestled Pague down to the mat again and got Pague’s back then sunk in the rear naked choke in a fantastic finish to a great fight.

In the co-main event, Dusty Shaw (2-1) defeated Kyle Newson (2-4) via submission in the first round. Shaw got a quick takedown and tried to work an arm triangle. Newson escaped and landed a big takedown, but Shaw locked in an arm in guillotine choke from his back as soon as they hit the mat and got the tapout shortly after.

Brett Glass (4-1) defeated Jonathan Hughes (2-3) via KO in the first round. Both men tested their distance in the early going with striking then Hughes looked for a takedown as he bullied Glass into the cage. Still on their feet, they tussled against the cage for superiority. Both men found their distance again and began to trade strikes until the fight hit the mat and Hughes locked in an armbar. Glass broke free and went to work inside the guard of Hughes landing punched. Glass moved the fight against the cage and was able to KO Hughes with one of his punches from the top. Glass showed great sportsmanship as he stopped punching when he saw Hughes was out.

In other action, Elder Ramos scored a hard fought split decision against Mark Strickland while Alan Stephenson defeated Kenny Gaudreau via TKO in the second round.

Victorium MMA brought down the house once again as they have quickly grabbed a chokehold on Mid-Atlantic MMA and this show continued in that tradition. Order “Victorium III”, and anytime afterwards on video on demand only on GFL.

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      Just hours before British heavyweight contender Tyson Fury was to face last-minute substitute opponent Alexander Ustinov on Saturday, he pulled out of the fight in a stunning development.
      Dan Rafael
    • Tapia denied license, fight vs. Larbi canceled July 26, 2014
      Junior middleweight Glen Tapia was denied a boxing license on Friday by the New York State Athletic Commission, forcing his fight on the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Geale undercard Saturday night at Madison Square Garden to be canceled.
      Dan Rafael
    • Mayweather's company gets promoters license July 23, 2014
      Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s Mayweather Promotions was given a promoters license on a unanimous vote by the Nevada State Athletic Commission at Wednesday's monthly commission meeting.
      Dan Rafael
    • Boxer Evans banned from Commonwealth July 23, 2014
      Olympic silver medalist boxer Fred Evans of Wales has been denied accreditation for the Commonwealth Games.
      Associated Press
    • Ruenroeng-Arroyo title bout slated for Sept. 14 July 22, 2014
      Puerto Rican flyweight contender McWilliams Arroyo's mandatory shot at world titleholder Amnat Ruenroeng will come Sept. 14 at the Liptapanlop Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
      Dan Rafael
    • Tyson to present Holyfield at Hall induction July 22, 2014
      Former heavyweight champions Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield have come a long way since 1997, when Tyson bit off a piece of Holyfield's ear in the third round and was disqualified in their infamous heavyweight championship rematch.
      Dan Rafael