Havoc 6 Preview

August 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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One of Canada’s top MMA promotions returns to GFL as Havoc Fighting presents “Havoc 6” from the Sheraton Event Centre in Red Deer, Alberta. The action packed 12-bout pro/am card will feature an amateur title fight along with several top shelf pro and amateur bouts. Havoc Fighting is the top proving ground for rising prospects in Western Canada and these gladiators will all come to battle.

In the main event, in the featherweight division, Luis Huete (5-1) battles Wolfgang Janssen (3-0). Every fight Huete has been in has ended via submission. Huete is very active on the ground and it’s not secret what he wants to do once the fight hits the mat. Huete is always looking to finish the fight and his fighting style has made him one of the most beloved fighters in the region. Janssen comes into the bout undefeated and is just as proficient on the ground as he has finished all 3 of his fights via tapout. Look for Janssen to be right there ready to go hold for hold on the mat with Huete. This should be a chess match if and when it hits the canvas.

In the co-main event, in a light heavyweight battle, Devon Neis (5-3) fights Nick Campbell (5-5). Neis has 4 wins via stoppage and has shown an ability to win by ground and pound and submissions. Neis is a strong wrestler and can dictate where the fight goes. Look for Neis to start out striking and go for a double leg takedown to get the fight to the mat where he can use his ground and pound. Campbell is a veteran to MMA and has fought all over the Great White North taking on all comers. Campbell fights with a high risk-high reward style as only 1 of his 10 fights have ever gone to decision. Expect fireworks from Campbell from the opening bell.

In the amateur ranks, for the Havoc Heavyweight Title, Chris Lafantasie (4-0) fights Jamie Smyth (3-1). Lafantasie is a heavy hitter, ending all of his fights via KO or TKO in the first round. Lafantasie comes to destroy his opponent and do so while taking minimal damage himself. Lafantasie is always on the offensive and likes to bully his opponent from the opening bell. Smyth has never been to the third round and has shown a well-rounded game for a big man as he has good submissions to go along with his hands. Look for explosions from this fight from the first minute as one of these gladiators is going home with gold.

Don’t miss this electrifying event featuring Western Canada’s finest MMA athletes as Havoc Fighting presents “Havoc 6” in front of a packed house. Havoc Fighting always produces great fights and this event will be no different. Order this event now at GFL.tv.


August 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Brawl Inc. returns to GFL as it presents “Evolution” emanating from the Radisson Hotel & Convention Center in Branson, Missouri on August 30. This card is stacked with all of the top fighters from the area looking to make a name for themselves to a worldwide audience. Watch the top, up and coming fighters from the region as Brawl Inc. makes a huge statement to a global audience only on GFL.tv.

In the main event, for the Brawl Inc. Heavyweight Championship, Jesse Jones (0-2) battles Rob Hall (5-0). Both fighters hit extremely hard and possess one-punch KO power. Jones and Hall have never been to a decision and fans shouldn’t expect one here either. Look for Jones to come out swinging for the fences and Hall to match Jones with haymakers of his own. This fight has all the makings for an explosive main event where someone will be getting knocked out in spectacular fashion.

In the co-main event, also in the heavyweight division, Josh Casper (0-0) of NWA Fight Club battles Brad Diaz (3-0) of Hybrid MMA. The winner of this fight will most likely be the new #1 contender in the heavyweight division and take on the winner of the main event. The stakes are high and both men know it. Casper is making his MMA debut so he is a bit of a wildcard while Diaz is a well-rounded fighter that has a solid ground game to go with his devastating power.

In other action, Brett Smith (0-0) takes on Arvin ‘the Animal’ Brad (1-4) in the light heavyweight division. Smith is looking to make a splash with his first fight and beating the more experienced Brad will do just that. Brad is looking to get his record to .500 and getting a win over Smith will be a huge step towards that goal.

You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action on August 30 with “Evolution” exclusively at GFL.tv.

Sparta Combat League – Mile High Mayhem Review

August 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Sparta Combat League returned to GFL with “Mile High Mayhem”, a stacked Muay Thai and MMA card from the Grizzly Rose in Denver, Colorado. The 9-bout card featured 7 stoppages as these gladiators went for broke from Round 1. Tune in to see some of the best fighters in the Rockies as they step into the cage to square off against each other.

In the main event, with the SCL 145 lb pro Muay Thai title on the line, Josh Huber defeated Justin Houghton via split decision after 3 rounds of nonstop action. Houghton started off fast landing low kicks and keeping his distance from the power punching of the shorter, stockier Huber. The middle part of the fight seemed to go the same way as Houghton was able to utilize his reach and score from the outside. Huber was not deterred and kept coming forward, but it seemed that Houghton was the busier of the two fighters. Huber had his best round in the third where he scored with some straight left hands, but Houghton was right there to connect with combos of his own. Houghton ended the fight with a flying knee as the bell ended. In the end, the decision was controversial and hopefully for the fighters and fans, Huber and Houghton can do it again real soon.

In the co-main event, also a Muay Thai fight, Chris Tramell defeated Charley Brown via unanimous decision. Both men took a huge amount of punishment in this fight as Tramell had huge welts and bruises on his thigh from low kicks that Brown landed. Tramell connected with some bone rattling combos that made Brown take a step back as neither man was willing to give an inch. Brown ended the fight with several knees to the face of Tramell as this fight had everyone on their feet. Both fighters should hold their heads high as this fight was a fan favorite.

In MMA action, Brandon Royval defeated Joey Welch via triangle choke in the first round. Royval and Welch clinched up against the cage early and struggled for positional dominance. Welch got the fight to the mat with Royval on the bottome. Royval quickly moved his hips and locked on a triangle as Welch was forced to tapout shortly after.

Zac Riley got a quick armbar finish against Ben Vombour in the first round as he improved his record and continues to climb up the SCL ladder.

Sparta Combat League is sure to bring down the house once again as they have quickly grabbed a chokehold on Mountain West Muay Thai and MMA and this show will continue in that tradition. Order “Mile High Mayhem” and watch live and anytime on video on demand only on GFL.tv.

EFC 12 Review

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Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) returned to GFL.tv with “EFC 12” from the Parsippany Pal, in Parsippany New Jersey. The mega card featured many of the top regional gladiators in the area as EFC is famous for being a battle zone for fighters looking to make a name for themselves. The event was hard hitting from the very beginning as these warriors looked to impose their will in devastating fashion.

In the main event, with the EFC Super Welterweight Title up for grabs, Champion Tim Dooling (6-2) defeated Nile Dillon (2-4) via rear naked choke in the third round to retain his title. Dooling mixed up his combos and managed to close the distance and land his shots, while Dillon looked a bit defensive and tried to counter strike, most effectively with a body kick that when he would land it would stop the momentum of Dooling. In the second round, Dooling was able to land a takedown and score with ground and pound from the mount. Dillon did a good job of protecting himself and was not in danger of being finished. In the third round, Dillon got the fight to the mat again and worked from side control until a nice scramble attempt by Dillon ended up with Dooling getting the back. Dooling sunk in the RNC attempt and after readjusting to a Gable grip, got the tapout from Dillon. Dooling retained his title and is sitting atop the division in EFC as he adds a new element to his game every fight.

In the co-main event, Super Middleweight Champion Andres Velasquez (5-0) defeated Brandon VanCleave via unanimous decision in the fight of the night. Both fighters threw caution to the wind and slugged it out for 15 minutes. It was pretty even on the feet, as VanCleave might have been the more technical, while Velasquez showed off a power edge. Velasquez controlled the fight every time it hit the mat though and that was what probably pushed him ahead in the eyes of the judges. Velasquez controlled the action from the top and that combined with his heavy hands won him the day as he retained his title.

Shawn Teed (1-0) defeated Adam Timberlake (1-3) via Americana in the third round. In the beginning, both fighters swung for the fences as they were looking for a one punch KO which played to the advantage of Timberlake. In the second, Teed’s grappling advantage took over as he was able to get the fight to the mat and score from the top. Teed came close several times to ending the fight with armbar and Americana attempts. Finally in the third, after some solid knees to the head of Timberlake in the clinch, Teed got another takedown and moved to full mount where he isolated an arm and torqued away until Timberlake was forced to tapout or risk serious damage to his shoulder.

EFC always gives the fans KOs and submissions as the fighters are continually looking for the finish. Be sure to catch all of the action from this exciting event as EFC presents “EFC 12″ exclusively at GFL.tv. Own it forever and watch anytime on VOD.

CFFC 40 Review

August 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Cage Fury Fighting Championships returned to GFL.tv with championship level MMA with “CFFC 40″ from the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Pro and amateur MMA fighters from around the East Coast threw down on this 10-bout card that featured several of the top ranked and up and coming athletes in the region including a title fight. CFFC has expanded its stranglehold on Northeast MMA as they continue to pump out one blockbuster show after another.

In the main event, Darrell “The Saint” Horcher (10-1) defeated Alessandro Ricci (8-3) via unanimous decision. The southpaw Horcher was too much over the course of the fight as he connected with nice combos in the first and second round especially. Horcher continued to come forward throughout the fight and landed heavy punches and kicks while Ricci fought from a defensive standpoint and couldn’t seem to slow down Horcher’s approach. In the third, Horcher took the fight to the ground with an ankle pick and controlled the fight from the top position landing punches. Horcher got the back of Ricci on the mat and looked for a RNC but Ricci defended well and got to his feet with a few second left in the bout. It was a solid win by Horcher who continues to rise up the ranks in the lightweight division.

In the co-main event, Nick Honstein (16-6) defeated Darren Mima (5-2) via omoplata in the first round. Mima caught Honstein with a nice short right that buckled him. Honstein immediately got in very deep on a single leg and got a takedown before Mima popped back up. Honstein got another takedown but ended up on the bottom after a nice transitions by Mima. Honstein isolated the left arm of Mima and after a nice transition to get to the side, locked on an omoplata. Honstein cranked away on the lock leveraging even more pressure on the shoulder of Mima who was forced to tapout. It was a great win for Honstein who continues to improve every fight.

In other action, Dave Roberts (1-0) defeated Blaine Shutt (1-1) via unanimous decision in Roberts’ pro debut. Roberts used a great wrestling game and striking from a distance to control the fight and take Shutt out of his rhythm. Shutt wrestled in college and it shows the level of wrestling of Roberts who was able to win most of the exchanges on the ground and in the clinch. Roberts also landed some solid leg kicks that put Shutt on his heels and helped with the takedowns. At the end of the fight, Shutt had slowed down quite a bit because of the pace of Roberts and the damage inflicted by the leg kicks. Roberts looked very impressive in his debut and awaits his next opponent.

In the amateur ranks, Brian Jones (3-0) scored a quick KO over Paul Simms (3-1) in the first round in a middleweight scrap. Both fighters were exchanging as soon as the bell rung and Jones landed a short right hook that caught Simms flush on the jaw and sent him down and out. It was a lightning fast KO and showed the punching power of Jones.

Be there to witness who climbs up the ladder and who is hurled off it as “CFFC 40″ throws down the gauntlet on GFL.tv once again! Watch the next generations of superstar in the sport of MMA as CFFC has become the top regional organization in North America.

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents CFFC 38 on TCN & CSN Beginning August 25



August 22, 2014

GFL and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as Cage Fury Fighting Championships returns to the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey to present CFFC 38. This event will showcase the top regional MMA stars along the Eastern seaboard including 3 title fights!

In the main event, for the CFFC Lightweight Title, Champion Paul Felder (7-0) looks to defend his title against Craig Johnson (6-2). Felder is an exciting fighter who brings a tremendous striking game into the cage. Felder is quickly making a name for himself because of his highlight reel KOs and will look to add another one to the list against Johnson. Johnson is a battle-tested fighter who comes into the title fight looking to pull off the upset and bring home the gold. Johnson needs to keep a safe distance from Johnson when he is not on the attack and try to get the fight to the mat and get Felder off of his feet. Expect fireworks from these two gladiators.

In the co-main event, for the vacant CFFC Welterweight Title, Jonavin Webb (6-0) takes on Dan Stittgen (9-3). Webb is still undefeated and has gotten better with each and every fight. Look for Webb to make this a brawl and close the distance and fight up close and personal. Stittgen is a great all-around fighter who can strike, wrestle and has a decent submission game. Both fighters are evenly matched and if this fight goes into the championship rounds, look for conditioning to play a huge factor because both men are going to come at each other full blast.

For the CFFC Featherweight Title, Champion Levan Makashvili (8-0) takes on the durable Alexandre Bezerra (16-3) in a fight insiders have been clamoring for, for months. Makashvili is a great submission specialist, while Bezerra prefers to stand and strike. The question of this fight will be who will win the clinch as if Makashvili can get the fight to the mat he will have a huge advantage. If Bezerra can keep the fight standing he will be able to score with huge shots and slow down the shots of Makashvili.

Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network (TCN) (all zones): Monday, August 25 at 7:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Philly): Thursday, August 28 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Friday, August 29 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Philly): Saturday, August 30 at 5:30pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, August 30 at 11:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, August 31 at 3:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, August 2 at 7:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, August 31 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing CFFC 38 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.

To stay connected with GFL and this unique fight series, visit these TCN & CSN online locations for up-to-the-date programming info.

The Comcast Network http://www.csnphilly.com/page/tcn

CSN Philadelphia http://www.csnphilly.com/ontv/listings

CSN Washington http://www.csnwashington.com/ontv

CSN Baltimore http://www.csnbaltimore.com/ontv

CSN New England http://www.csnne.com/pages/oncsn

CSN Northwest http://www.csnnw.com/ontv

CSN Bay Area http://www.csnbayarea.com/ontv

Upcoming Events on Comcast

8/25: CFFC 38 (MMA)

9/1: PowerPlay 24: Parr VS Smith (kickboxing)

9/8: CFFC 40 (MMA)

9/15: Broadway Boxing: Bone VS Figueroa (boxing)

9/22: Joe Hand Promotions: Tuesday Night Fights 2 (boxing)

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WSOF Central America Review

August 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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World Series Of Fighting (WSOF) returned to GFL.tv with “World Series of Fighting – Central America”. The event featured a stacked card showcasing many of Central America’s top MMA fighters including a title fight in the bantamweight divisino. Every fighter stepped into the cage ready to battle in front of their home crowd and those watching around the world live and the majority of the fights ended in KO or submission.

The grappling strategy of Rene “Level” Martinez (6-1-1) won against the striking of Sergio “Checo” Ortiz (5-3) in the main event of WSOF Central America held in Managua as Martinez grinded his way to a unanimous decision win in the fast and furious bout. Both fighters had a common opponent as they both had MMA victories over boxing legend Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga. Martinez dominated the first and third rounds by getting Ortiz down to the ground and controlling the fight from there, looking for submissions. Ortiz had his best round in the second as he connected with a few hard shots on the feet, but not enough to put Martinez down or out. In the end, Martinez displayed a more well-rounded game and won convincingly when the fight hit the mat because of several takedowns by Martinez as his wrestling was superior.

“I felt good. Thank Jesus Christ for giving me the strength to win. (Ortiz) was more difficult than I thought, he’s a good fighter,” said Martinez.

In the co-main event Jose Rivera (7-2-1) defeated Oscar Rivera (4-2-1) via KO in the first round to win the WSOF Central America Bantamweight Title. This fight was a barnburner from the very beginning and Jose Rivera finally landed an overhand right that caught Oscar Rivera flush on the jaw and put him out. It was a spectacular ending to a fight that was back and forth and resembled a boxing match with both fighters throwing haymakers from the opening bell.

In other action, US-Venezuelan Aquiles ORAA (8-2-0) won by submission over Nicaraguan Jurguen Gonzales (7-4), while Oscar Pinolero Bojorge (4-2-0) won via submission against the Darren Aponte (0-1) in the second round.

Yasser Castillo (4-1-0) defeated Wilmer Garcia (2-1-0) via submission in the second round and Marcial Flores (7-1-0) submitted Norvin Miranda (3-2-0) in the first.

WSOF continues to make an impact on the MMA landscape. Check out latest foray into a new market with “World Series of Fighting – Central America” as the event played to a packed house. Order today and own it for life as GFL presents another blockbuster event from around the globe.

CFFC 40 Preview

August 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Cage Fury Fighting Championships returns to GFL.tv with championship level MMA with “CFFC 40″ from the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Pro MMA fighters from around the East Coast will descend on this card that features several of the top ranked and up and coming athletes in the region including a title fight. CFFC has expanded its stranglehold on Northeast MMA as they continue to pump out one blockbuster show after another.

In the main event, Darrell “The Saint” Horcher (9-1) takes on Alessandro Ricci (8-2). Horcher is currently on a 2 fight win streak and had a 3-fight stint with Bellator where he went 2-1 and has made a name for himself with his devastating knockout power having KO’d 4 of his previous opponents. Horcher will be looking to make Ricci pay with punches and kicks from the opening bell. Ricci is a grizzled veteran and comes into the cage for the third time in 2014. Ricci will not wilt under the bright lights and in fact will pour kerosene on this explosive fight. This will be a fight of two world class MMA athletes and the winner will rise up the ranks and take that next step into being a #1 contender. Expect a barnburner as these two won’t quit.

In the co-main event, with the CFFC Flyweight Title on the line, Champion Nick Honstein (15-6) battles Darren Mima (5-1). Honstein is probably the most dangerous 125 lb fighter on the East Coast. Honstein won the title back in April with a dominant performance and looks to defend his belt for the first time. Honstein brings a dangerous submission game into the cage and is also an underrated wrestler. Honstein is huge for the division and he knows how to use his size in the cage. Look for this fight to steal the show and be one of the better fights of 2014 in general. Mima is ruthless with his ground game as he is constantly pressing the action using his high level grappling and trying to find an opening to finish the fight with a submission. Mima also has KO power in both hands, making him a threat from anywhere the fight goes. Mima is one of the most feared fighters in the area and he will come out ready to take the title from the opening bell. Don’t blink when these two lock up.

Be there to witness who climbs up the ladder and who is hurled off it as “CFFC 40″ throws down the gauntlet on GFL.tv once again!

AFC 10 Review

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Australian Fighting Championship presented “AFC 10″ from the Melbourne Pavilion in Melbourne, Australia. The thrilling event featured 9 bouts with 8 finishes featuring some of the best of the best from the country of Australia including two title fights that highlighted a stacked card.

In the main event, Bernardo Magalhaes (8-4) defeated Kieran Joblin (6-2) via majority decision to win the vacant AFC Lightweight Title. This fight was primarily contested in the standup with each fighter scoring with heavy shots. Joblin pulled ahead early with his boxing skills as he landed punches from various angles that had Magalhaes on his heels. Joblin also did a great job of cutting off the ring early in the fight. Magalhaes was strong on the ground and he was able to get the fight to the mat throughout the fight and as much as Joblin pushed the pace in the standup, Magalhaes dominated on the mat. Joblin did a great job of avoiding submissions, but as the fight wore on, Magalhaes was able to negate the striking advantage of Joblin by landing multiple takedowns and controlling the action with his grappling, transitions and top control. Magalhaes also managed to inflict some punishment from the ground as he scored with ground and pound. If these fighters fought 10 times, each of them would most likely win 5 each. On this night, it was the wrestling and grappling of Magalhaes that won the day.
In the co-main event, Talgat Ilyasov defeated Amin Yaqubi via arm triangle in the second round. Ilyasov negated the height advantage of Yaqubi by getting the fight down to the ground early in the first round after a great scrap to start the fight. In the second, Ilyasov got another takedown where he found himself in mount position. Before Yaqubi could do anything about it, Ilyasov had slapped on an arm triangle and put Yaqubi to sleep. It was a dominant win for Ilyasov who had a very specific game plan, and executed it with precision.

Daniel Way defeated Joe Muir via TKO in the third round of a slugfest. This was a barnburner as both men were bloodied, battered and bruised. The end came after Way had scored with tons of knees from the clinch and Muir, never willing to give up, got a takedown off of one of the knee attempts. The fighters got tangled up in the ropes and when the ref tried to restart them in the middle of the ring, the doctor took a look at Muir and waved the fight off. It was an epic end to a fantastic fight. Both fighters battled with their hearts on their sleeves and gave the fans the fight of the night.

Peter Davenport, Mitch O’Dowd, and Alex Anthony all won via submission while Nick Davis, Luke Catubig and Dan Ginnane won with strikes.

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CFFC 39 Review

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Cage Fury Fighting Championships returned to GFL.tv with championship level MMA with “CFFC 39″ from the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Pro MMA fighters from around the East Coast descended on this 9-bout card that featured 4 stoppages highlighting several of the top ranked athletes in the region. CFFC has expanded its stranglehold on Northeast MMA as they continue to pump out one blockbuster show after another.

In the main event, Scott “The Animal” Heckman (18-5) defeated Troy Gerhart (6-3) via D’arce choke in the third round in an impressive fight. The first round was mostly the two fighters trying to find their distance and throwing punches and kicks from a far and not committing too much. In the second, the southpaw Gerhart started to open up more with strikes becoming more offensive while Heckman remained collected and tried to counter punch as well as go for takedowns that Gerhart defended extremely well. Gerhart landed some solid body kicks as he got on the inside a few times, but for the most part, both fighters were still picking their spots with neither willing to overcommit as they both respected the other’s ability to end the fight at any moment. In the final round, both fighters traded strikes until Heckman landed a power jab that knocked Gerhart down for a split second. Heckman immediately went to the ground and locked on a guillotine choke before transitioning to a D’arce choke as he wrapped Gerhart up with his legs as well making it impossible for Gerhart to escape. Finally, Gerhart tapped out and ended what was a very technical, high level MMA fight that could have been contested on any card with any organization as these two displayed top level MMA.

In the co-main event, Nate Vantassell (3-2) shocked the crowd with a first round RNC of Bellator veteran Brett Martinez (6-2) in a lightweight showdown. Vantassell was the much bigger fighter and after a brief skirmish in the clinch, Vantassell landed a straight right hand that dropped Martinez. Martinez got a breather as time was called for an illegal knee on the ground by Vantassell. When action resumed, Martinez went for a takedown but Vantassell ended up in full mount where he reigned down punches. Martinez flipped over to his stomach to avoid the strikes and that’s where Vantassell locked in the rear naked choke and got the tapout. This was the biggest win of Vantassell’s career and he showed that he is ready to take that next step up in competition.

Mike Pope (3-1) defeated Thad Frick (1-1) via unanimous decision. Pope used wrestling 101 to control the fight from the beginning until the end. He got multiple takedowns and shut down any offense from Frick who was fighting from his back or just fighting to get up for most of the fight. It was a dominant win by Pope who showed that his wrestling and grappling is a tough matchup for anyone in CFFC.

Be there to witness who climbs up the ladder and who is hurled off it as “CFFC 39″ throws down the gauntlet on GFL.tv once again! Watch this fight anytime on VOD and own it for life. Order now!

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