MMA Fight Radio Jan 5

Guests: John Moraga,  Ralek Gracie,  Ben Saunders,  Derek Campos and Mike Richman

MMA Fight Radio airs live Thurs nights 6-8 pm Here in Phoenix / East Coast 8-10 pm / Pacific Time 5-7 pm

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MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, our host “Big Jay Bowski” Jay Pagliaro, co-hosts:  Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge.  Airing on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060AM

Produced by Penny Buffington. Sponsored by the Arizona Event Center.

Joshua Boyd: Las Vegas Correspondent
Paal Eide: East Coast Correspondent w/  Yadlynd as photographer

Southeast Coast Correspondent Scott Lewis

MMA Fight Radio Main Photographers include Bill Merritt, Eddie Buffington, Penny Buffington

News, Reviews and Interviews with today’s hottest national and local fighters, including expert analysis of all things MMA: including the UFC, Bellator, WSOF, Titan FC. Invicata FC, LFA ,  Bounded Fist Muay Thai and more.

Connecting listeners to MMA events and fighters with contests, prizes, ticket giveaways and more!

 Derek Campos  BELLATOR 170 JAN 21, 2017 / THE FORUM, INGLEWOOD, CA

Derek Campos 17 – 6 – 0 vs Derek Anderson 14 – 2 – 0

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 UFC Fight Night 103 JAN 15, 2017 / TALKING STICK ARENA, PHOENIX, AZ

Ben Saunders 20 – 7 – 2 vs Court McGee 18 – 5 – 0

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 Mike Richman –  LFA 2 Headliner “The Marine”vs Lazar Stojadinovic

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  UFC Fight Night 103 JAN 15, 2017 / TALKING STICK ARENA, PHOENIX, AZ       John Moraga 16 – 5 – 0 vs Sergio Pettis 14 – 2 – 0

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Bellator 170 JAN 21, 2017 / THE FORUM, INGLEWOOD, CA

RALEK GRACIE 3 – 0 – 0 vs HISAKI KATO 7 – 2 – 0

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MMA AT IT’S FINEST

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First Look “The Celebrity Apprentice” with Chael Sonnen as one of the sixteen Celebrites


Air Date: 01/02/2017 “The Celebrity Apprentice”

Sixteen celebrities are set to compete for their favorite charities when “The Celebrity Apprentice” shifts to Los Angeles for its eighth season where twice-elected California governor and international movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger reigns over the boardroom.

Advising the new head of the boardroom this season will be world-class business minds, including investment guru Warren Buffett, one of the most successful businessmen in the world; former Microsoft CEO and Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer; Tyra Banks, a supermodel, TV host, producer, accomplished businesswoman and CEO of the Tyra Banks Company and cosmetics brand, TYRA Beauty; actress, author and entrepreneur Jessica Alba, the founder and chief creative officer of the Honest Company and Honest Beauty; and Schwarzenegger’s trusted confidante and nephew, prominent entertainment attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger.

The celebrity lineup is as follows:

Laila Ali — the retired four-time boxing world champion and two-time hall of famer, TV host, author, health and wellness expert and daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali

Brooke Burke-Charvet — actress, host, entrepreneur, fitness expert and CEO of ModernMom.com

Eric Dickerson — Pro Football Hall of Fame running back who played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders and Atlanta Falcons

Boy George — Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, lead vocalist for the pop band Culture Club, international DJ and a coach on the U.K. version of “The Voice,” as well as a top fashion designer and photographer

Matt Iseman — “American Ninja Warrior” host, comedian, actor and licensed physician

Carrie Keagan — Actress, producer, writer, entrepreneur and the former host of VH1’s Emmy Award-winning live morning talk show “Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan”

Carson Kressley — Emmy Award-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer, as well as a successful horse show exhibitor who owns saddlebred horses

Lisa Leslie — Naismith Hall of Famer, four-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA champion who earned an MBA

Jon Lovitz — comedian, film and television star and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member

Vince Neil — lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe as well as eclectic businessman with interests in liquor, bars, restaurants, tattoo parlors along with clothing and retail

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi — Reality television star and New York Times bestselling author

Kyle Richards — actress and star of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is a philanthropist who owns an innovative boutique concept in Beverly Hills

Chael Sonnen — former UFC standout and mixed martial artist

Porsha Williams — Co-host of nationally syndicated Dish Nation, star of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” entrepreneur.

Ricky Williams — Heisman Trophy winner for the University of Texas, 2015 College Football Hall of Fame inductee and ESPN sports analyst who was a running back for the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens

Carnie Wilson — singer, television host and member of the pop music group Wilson Phillips.

New state-of-the-art headquarters in Silicon Beach — Southern California’s ever-growing technology hub — will house Schwarzenegger’s boardroom and the center of operations for the exciting and diverse line-up of business-savvy celebrities. Contestants will compete in challenging, business-driven tasks more focused than ever on technology and innovation, testing their ability to work together as a team while raising money and awareness for their favorite causes.

Each episode will conclude with a compelling boardroom showdown, as Schwarzenegger evaluates the performances of all of the players before deciding which team wins the challenge and who will be sent home.

Over the course of the series, “The Celebrity Apprentice” has raised more than $15 million for charity. This season’s winner will gain the coveted title of the Celebrity Apprentice and a $250,000 check to give to their designated charity.

“The Celebrity Apprentice” is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).

Please visit NBC.com‘s official show site: http://www.nbc.com/the-celebrity-apprentice
Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theapprentice and on Twitter @ApprenticeNBC

MMA Fight Radio Thurs Dec 29

Guests: Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger,  Dan Severn, Cynthia Calvillo,  Emmanuel Sanchez and Megan Anderson

MMA Fight Radio airs live Thurs nights 6-8 pm Here in Phoenix / East Coast 8-10 pm / Pacific Time 5-7 pm

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MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, our host “Big Jay Bowski” Jay Pagliaro, co-hosts:  Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge.  Airing on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060AM

Produced by Penny Buffington. Sponsored by the Arizona Event Center.

Joshua Boyd: Las Vegas Correspondent
Paal Eide: East Coast Correspondent w/  Yadlynd as photographer

Southeast Coast Correspondent Scott Lewis

MMA Fight Radio Main Photographers include Bill Merritt, Eddie Buffington, Penny Buffington

News, Reviews and Interviews with today’s hottest national and local fighters, including expert analysis of all things MMA: including the UFC, Bellator, WSOF, Titan FC. Invicata FC, LFA ,  Bounded Fist Muay Thai and more.

Connecting listeners to MMA events and fighters with contests, prizes, ticket giveaways and more!

 

 UFC Fight Night 103 JAN 15, 2017 / TALKING STICK ARENA, PHOENIX, AZ

Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger 6 – 3 – 0 vs Nina Ansaroff 6 – 5 – 0

Cynthia Calvillo –    Teammate Cody Garbrandt and Paige VanZants main training partner. Fighting Montana Stewart at LFA 1 Fri Jan 13      @Cyn_Calvillo

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 Emmanuel (Manny) “EL MATADOR” Sanchez -Bellator 170 JAN 21 2017 / THE FORUM, INGLEWOOD, CA Emmanuel Sanchez 13 – 3 – 0 vs Georgi Karakhanyan 26 – 6 – 1

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 Megan Anderson – Invicta FC 21 JAN 14, 2017 / SCOTTISH RITE TEMPLE, KANSAS CITY, MI

Megan Anderson 7 – 2 – 0 vs Charmaine Tweet 9 – 5 – 0

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Dan Severn– Doing several Colorado events this Jan and,  “My New Book that is out:  “The Realest Guy In The Room”.  The Life And Times of Dan”The Beast”Severn.    My MMA Promotion “Danger Zone MMA, and it’s next show that is coming up January 14th. My new rule:  “Beast Mode”, and how it will affect both the Athlete’s, and the Industry of MMA. My Professional wrestling promotion “Price Of Glory” (POG), and a show that I have coming up with it in January 21st.  A possible coming back out of retirement for one more MMA match in 2017, against another notable.  My Training Facility:  “Michigan Sports Camps”, and what it is doing “different” to produce both the MMA Fighter, and Professional Wrestler of the Future.  Dan Severn, the Law Enforcement Trainer.  Dan Severn the Corrections Instructor.  Dan Severn Seminars,  Speaking Engagements, and the list goes on.  Let’s just face it:  The Energizer Bunny has “NOTHING” on “The Beast”!!!  LOL  Been involved in the sport of wrestling since 1969………been teaching it since 1971…….won my 1st National Title in 1972…………and you were all born when????   My point is that I have accomplished more than any other human in a wide assortment of items, and I’m not done yet!   My footprint will read that I opened the door for many, and I helped many along their own journey.   Beast Out”

 

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MMA AT IT’S FINEST

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Video Past match between Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz

We are less than a month away from Tito Ortiz meeting Chael Sonnen in the main event of “Bellator 170,” a card which will emanate from The Forum in Los Angeles and air live on Spike TV.

Depending on who you ask, the beef between these two MMA megaliths stems from different causes, but Ortiz has made it clear (here), this fight became personal for him on January 23, 1998, when the two met in a collegiate wrestling match in Sonnen’s home state of Oregon.

On that day, “The American Gangster” got the best of “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy,” pinning him with a headlock in a mere 44 seconds. Now, thanks to our good friends at FloWrestling.org, that footage is available to the masses.

 

MMA Fight Radio Thurs Dec 22

Guests:  Tito Ortiz, Sergio Pettis,  Heather Hardy, Neil Magney and Steven Peterson

MMA Fight Radio airs live Thurs nights 6-8 pm Here in Phoenix / East Coast 8-10 pm / Pacific Time 5-7 pm

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MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, our host “Big Jay Bowski” Jay Pagliaro, co-hosts:  Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge.  Airing on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060AM

Produced by Penny Buffington. Sponsored by the Arizona Event Center.

Joshua Boyd: Las Vegas Correspondent
Paal Eide: East Coast Correspondent w/  Yadlynd as photographer

Southeast Coast Correspondent Scott Lewis

MMA Fight Radio Main Photographers include Bill Merritt, Eddie Buffington, Penny Buffington

News, Reviews and Interviews with today’s hottest national and local fighters, including expert analysis of all things MMA: including the UFC, Bellator, WSOF, Titan FC. Invicata FC, LFA ,  Bounded Fist Muay Thai and more.

Connecting listeners to MMA events and fighters with contests, prizes, ticket giveaways and more!

 

 UFC 207 DECEMBER 30, 2016 / T-MOBILE ARENA, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Neil Magny 18 – 5 – 0 vs Johny Hendricks 17 – 5 – 0

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  BELLATOR 170 JAN 21, 2017 / THE FORUM, INGLEWOOD, CA

Tito Ortiz 18 – 12 – 1 vs Chael Sonnen 28 – 14 – 1

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 UFC Fight Night Phoenix – Yair Rodriguez vs. BJ Penn  Sunday Jan 15

Jussier Formiga from Natal, Brazil – 19-4-0   vs Sergio Pettis from Milwaukee, Wisconsin 14-2-0

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 Heather Hardy – She is 34 years old and carries an undefeated record of 18-0 in the boxing ring. She also currently holds the WBC international featherweight and super bantamweight titles.

  Invicta FC 21:    JAN 14, 2017 / SCOTTISH RITE TEMPLE, Kansas City, MO.

Heather Hardy 0 – 0 – 0 vs Brieta Carpenter 0 – 0 – 0

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“OCHO”  LFA 1  Legacy Fighting Alliance bantamweight title unification bout: Steven Peterson (Legacy champ) vs. Leandro Higo (RFA champ)

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MMA AT IT’S FINEST

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MMA Fight Radio Thurs Dec 15

Guests:  BJ Penn, Neil Magny,  Court Mcgee and  Michelle Waterson

MMA Fight Radio airs live Thurs nights 6-8 pm Here in Phoenix / East Coast 8-10 pm / Pacific Time 5-7 pm

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MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, our host “Big Jay Bowski” Jay Pagliaro, co-hosts:  Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge.  Airing on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060AM

Produced by Penny Buffington. Sponsored by the Arizona Event Center.

Joshua Boyd: Las Vegas Correspondent
Paal Eide: East Coast Correspondent w/  Yadlynd as photographer

Southeast Coast Correspondent Scott Lewis

MMA Fight Radio Main Photographers include Bill Merritt, Eddie Buffington, Penny Buffington

News, Reviews and Interviews with today’s hottest national and local fighters, including expert analysis of all things MMA: including the UFC, Bellator, WSOF, Titan FC. Invicata FC, LFA ,  Bounded Fist Muay Thai and more.

Connecting listeners to MMA events and fighters with contests, prizes, ticket giveaways and more!

 UFC 207 DECEMBER 30, 2016 / T-MOBILE ARENA, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Neil Magny 18 – 5 – 0 vs Johny Hendricks 17 – 5 – 0

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 UFC Fight Night 103 JAN 15, 2017 / TALKING STICK ARENA, PHOENIX, AZ

  Court McGee 18 – 5 – 0  vs Ben Saunders 20 – 7 – 2

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 BJ Penn  UFC exclusive interview:

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 103 JAN 15, 2017 / TALKING STICK ARENA, PHOENIX, AZ

    B.J. Penn 16 – 10 – 2 vs Yair Rodriguez 9 – 1 – 0

 

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UFC exclusive interview: UFC ON FOX 22 DEC 17, 2016 SACRAMENTO, CA

Michelle Waterson 13 – 4 – 0 vs Paige VanZant 7 – 2 – 0

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MMA AT IT’S FINEST

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Watch Bellator 165: Chandler vs. Henderson” Weigh-ins and Preliminary Card HERE

Friday’s official “Bellator 165: Chandler vs. Henderson” weigh-ins, as well as Satuday’s preliminary card, which features Kevin “Baby Slice” Ferguson Jr. in action. Lastly, the stream for the official post-fight press conference is also below. Please let me know if you have any questions. (ALL TIMES PACIFIC)

 

Nov 19, 2016 – Bellator 165 – Chandler vs. Henderson

Nov 18 Weigh-In  (5:00 pm PST):

Nov 19, 2016 – Bellator 165 – Chandler vs. Henderson Preliminary Card  (4:00 pm PST):

 

Post-Fight Press Conference Code (Following ‘Bellator 165’ on Spike):

MMA Fight Radio Thurs Nov 17

Guests:  Geane  Carlos Herrera , Ryan Bader, Patricky “Pitbull”  Freire,  Bobby Moffett   James Nakashima and Edwin Luis –

MMA Fight Radio airs live Thurs nights 6-8 pm Here in Phoenix / East Coast 9-11 pm / Pacific Time 6-8 pm

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MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, our host “Big Jay Bowski” Jay Pagliaro, co-hosts:  Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge.  Airing on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060AM

Produced by Penny Buffington. Sponsored by the Arizona Event Center.

Joshua Boyd: Las Vegas Correspondent
Paal Eide: East Coast Correspondent w/  Yadlynd as photographer

Southeast Coast Correspondent Scott Lewis

MMA Fight Radio Main Photographers include Bill Merritt, Eddie Buffington, Penny Buffington

News, Reviews and Interviews with today’s hottest national and local fighters, including expert analysis of all things MMA: including the UFC, Bellator, WSOF, Titan FC. Invicata FC, RFA,  Bounded Fist Muay Thai and more.

Connecting listeners to MMA events and fighters with contests, prizes, ticket giveaways and more!

 

WFF Main Event Sat Nov 19 EDWIN “LIL PEPPER” LOUIS VS ROLLIN NOLAN HYLAND

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Bobby Moffett – In studio guest – Dec 9th RFA 46 –  Moffett vs Brown

also from RFA 46 we have James Nakashima

Co-main event, 2015 RFA Fans’ Choice Awards “Prospect of the Year” winner James Nakashima (5-0) welcomes heavy-handed Texas native Dez Hill (8-3) to the RFA Octagon in an explosive welterweight showdown.

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Patricky Pitbull Bellator MMA exclusive interview: BELLATOR 167 DEC 03, 2016 / WINSTAR WORLD CASINO AND RESORT, THACKERVILLE, OKLAHOMA

Patricky Freire 16 – 8 – 0 vs Derek Campos 17 – 6 – 0

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Geane  Carlos Herrera  – UFC FIGHT NIGHT 101 NOV 27, 2016 / ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

Geane Herrera vs 9 – 2 – 0 14 – 6 – 0

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Ryan Bader – UFC exclusive- Main Event – UFC FIGHT NIGHT 100

NOV 19, 2016 / IBIRAPUERA GYMNASIUM, SAO PAULO, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

Ryan Bader 21 – 5 – 0 vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 22 – 7 – 0

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MMA AT IT’S FINEST

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BELLATOR 165: CHANDLER VS. HENDERSON Check out the Media Conference Call

‘BELLATOR 165: CHANDLER VS. HENDERSON’ OFFICIAL CONFERENCE CALL STREAM AND TRANSCRIBED QUOTES FROM MICHAEL CHANDLER, BENSON HENDERSON, MICHAEL ‘VENOM’ PAGE AND FERNANDO GONZALEZ

 

SANTA MONICA, CALIF (November 15, 2016) – Before the cage door closes this Saturday at the SAP Center in San Jose, the main and co-main event fighters from “Bellator 165: Chandler vs. Henderson” participated in a media conference call. If you weren’t on the line, you can listen to it here, or read a couple of the quotes below.

“Bellator 165: Chandler vs. Henderson” features current champion Michael Chandler (15-3) against Benson Henderson (24-6) in the headlining role, while co-main event action will have undefeated British phenom Michael “Venom” Page (11-0) and California’s own Fernando Gonzalez (25-13) duke it out in a welterweight thriller. Bay Area’s own Keri Melendez makes her professional MMA debut, as does Kevin Ferguson Jr. better known as Kimbo Slice Jr.

The event airs LIVE and FREE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on Spike and completes three consecutive weeks of championship fights on the Viacom-owned network. Tickets for the event remain on sale and can be purchased at Bellator.com, as well as SAP Center Box Office and Ticketmaster.

Q: For Benson…Is there any extra motivation to prove yourself in this fight after the way the last fight ended?

Benson Henderson: I would say that there’s not a whole lot of extra motivation this fight. I’m a pretty highly self-motivated individual. I want to win all of my fights. I don’t need any extra incentives. I want to have my hand raised in every single fight.

 

Q: This is your second title fight in Bellator. Is there anything you learned from the first go-around that you’re bringing into this fight?

 

Benson Henderson: I don’t know if there’s anything that I learned from the last title fight, just being more comfortable inside the Bellator cage and getting used to the walkout and finding my rhythm.

 

Q: You’re fighting for the title now. Do you think of yourself as a lightweight? Is this where you intend to stay or is another trip to welterweight a possibility in the future?

 

Benson Henderson: I wouldn’t say that I think of myself as a lightweight necessarily. For me, it’s 155 lbs. or 170 lbs., just wherever the more interesting and fun matchups are. But, first things first, I have to take care of business on Saturday night.

 

Q: You mentioned fun and interesting fights. Is the title something you think about as well? The story line of the week is a two-division champion in the other promotion. Is that a dream that you have for yourself in your career or do you just want to stay and be the most dominate lightweight champion that you can be?

 

Benson Henderson: I’m going to go get this belt at 155 lbs., but after that I wouldn’t say that belts offer a whole lot of extra incentive. Obviously belts are great and the meaning behind the belt is that you are the best in the planet and that means a lot to say that you are the best at that weight class, but I don’t fight necessarily just for the belt. You do want the belt, but right now all I’m concentrating on is four days from now and a man named Michael Chandler.

 

Q: For Michael…Have you ever thought about trying for another belt? I know it’s early in your title reign, but has that ever crossed your mind? And, if you did go for another belt, would it be for welterweight or featherweight?

 

Michael Chandler: I haven’t put a lot of thought into it. For me, I’m just looking for the biggest fight I can get. I know there’s no way I could make 145 lbs., since I walk around at about 190 lbs., between fights. So, I’m not interested in losing the muscle mass that I’ve worked so hard to build. If anything, I would jump up to 170 lbs., but right now I’m focused on my fight this Saturday night and I’m excited to get out there and perform.

 

Q: Why is Henderson an important opponent for your career?

 

Michael Chandler: Every opponent is important. Every single time we fight, we’re putting ourselves, our livelihood, our records, and our reputation on the line. It just so happens for me, I get an opportunity to fight a guy who’s been a champion and has done some great things in the sport. But luckily, it’s the right time for me and the wrong time for him. I’m extremely excited to go out there and make a statement with this fight on Saturday night. He’s definitely a great, willing opponent, but I’m excited to go out there and get the finish.

 

Q: For MVP…Obviously, it’s been a fantastic year for you in Bellator, especially your performance in London. Have you got your finger on the pulse of pop culture right now and is there something out there that you’re drawing inspiration from that you’re looking to utilize in some entertainment factor on fight night?

 

MVP: Yeah, I’m always socially aware, but I have to get the job done first and that’s the most important thing.

 

Q: At the moment, fighting at multiple weight classes and fighting in multiple divisions seems to be the rage right now and I know in the past you’ve mentioned the possibility of dropping down to 155 lbs., is that something that you’re still interested in?

 

MVP: At the moment, no. Right now, I’m just focused on fighting in the welterweight division.

 

Q: If you can record a win over Fernando Gonzalez, how many more fights and how many more wins do you think before you are in that title picture and fighting for a title shot?

 

MVP: That’s not really my main concern. I just go out there and entertain and I’ll keep doing that until I end up in the position I’m supposed to be in.

 

Q: For Michael Chandler…With you watching Benson from a far for a long time, what did you think of him as his career progressed?

 

Michael Chandler: Benson’s had a phenomenal career. Back in the day, he was the UFC champion and I was the Bellator champion. He was ranked number one and I was ranked number three in the world and it was always that “what if” matchup. What if these two guys could fight…and now we finally get to see. He’s continued to impress. He’s continued to win. Great careers and great legacies can’t be had without great opponents. I look at Benson Henderson as exactly that, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to step into that cage on Saturday night and lose this belt. I’ve trained my tail off, I’ve gone through some of the toughest hardships that anyone can go through in this sport…losing three fights in a row, coming back, and believing that no matter what, my next big breakthrough is right around the corner. I never once thought about quitting, where I think a lot of people in that situation would. Where I’ve been and where I am now, I’m confident and I’m excited to just go out there and put it all on the line against one of the best in the world and one of the biggest names in the sport. This is a great opportunity on Spike TV, live and free.

 

Q: For Fernando…question regarding the video packages that Michael Page has produced and released this year, most recently during Halloween. Did you watch them and what was your reaction to the video packages?

 

Fernando Gonzalez: I watched both of the videos and thought it was kind of funny, especially the last one. Bad choice of food products I guess. He’s basically eating balls and drinking milk, while cupping and savoring the taste. So, I don’t know if I should take that as a call out, but I think the victory alone will be enough for me.

 

Q: With Michael (Page) on the line right now, does Fernando have any sort of message for him leading up to the fight?

 

Fernando Gonzalez: It’s the same message that I gave before. Just show up. I respect the fighter, but after this he’ll congratulate me and thank me for making him a better fighter. He’s tough, but he hasn’t been tested and I’m going to give him his first loss.

 

Q: Michael do you have a response to that?

 

MVP: I’m allergic to bullshit, so there’s no point in responding.

 

Q: For Benson Henderson…In the title eliminator fight in Anaheim, you had a calm and deliberate demeanor throughout that fight and before we could really see you explode, Pitbull was taken away with an injury. Are you going to look to set a faster pace with Chandler, or are we going to see a more measured response?

 

Benson Henderson: We’ll see how it plays out. It’s hard to dictate and say exactly what I’m going to do. If I was an NFL coach, I would not be one of those coaches that has the first 15 plays of the game scripted out and no matter what happens, we’re sticking to these 15 plays. For me, I have to feel it out and go with the flow. But, for me I don’t think this is going to be a slow pace fight. I’m expecting this to be one of the most high paced, action-packed fights you’ve seen in the Bellator cage.

Complete “Bellator 165: Chandler vs. Henderson” Main Card:

Lightweight World Title Main Event: Michael Chandler (15-3) vs. Benson Henderson (24-6)

Welterweight Co-Main Event: Michael Page (11-0) vs. Fernando Gonzalez (25-13)

Light Heavyweight Feature Bout: Linton Vassell (16-5) vs. Francis Carmont (25-11)

Lightweight Feature Bout: Adam Piccolotti (8-0) vs. Brandon Girtz (14-4)

Flyweight Feature Bout: Keri-Anne Taylor-Melendez (Debut) vs. Sheila Padilla (2-0)

Complete Preliminary Card:

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Kevin Ferguson Jr. (Debut) vs. Aaron Hamilton (0-2)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Carrington Banks (5-0) vs. Jake Roberts (7-0)

Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Diego Herzog (3-2) vs. Nick Pica (5-0)

Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Jeremiah Labiano (9-5) vs. Vince Murdock (8-2)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: James Terry (17-9) vs. Justin Baesman (19-10-1)

Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Alvin Cacdac (16-12) vs. Steve Ramirez (5-1)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: J.J. Okanovich (2-1) vs. Luis Vargas (Debut)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Victor Jones (0-2) vs. Beau Hamilton (1-7)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Hugo Lujan (0-1) vs. Cesar Gonzalez (Debut)

Welterweight “VOW” Preliminary Bout: Dominic Sumner (Debut) vs. Justin Roswell (1-0)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Danasabe Mohammed (5-0) vs. Dwight Grant (6-1)

Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Sarah D’Alelio (10-6) vs. Jaimelene Nievera (4-1)

About Bellator MMA:

Bellator MMA is a leading Mixed Martial Arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 500 million homes worldwide in over 140 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike, the MMA television leader.  Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.  Bellator is based in Santa Monica, California and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.

About Spike:

Spike is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

About SAP Center at San Jose:

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, SAP Center at San Jose is the premier sports and entertainment venue in Northern California. Each year, SAP Center hosts approximately 175 events featuring professional and amateur athletes, Olympic athletes, Grammy award-winners, international recording artists, and a variety of performers who appeal to children and families alike. SAP Center at San Jose is home to the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. For more information about SAP Center at San Jose and for a list of upcoming events, visit the SAP Center home page at www.sapcenter.com.

MMA Fight Radio Thurs Nov 10

Guests: Ryan Bader, Albert Morales, Cortney Casey, Tonya Evinger, Keri Melendez

MMA Fight Radio airs live Thurs nights 6-8 pm Here in Phoenix / East Coast 9-11 pm / Pacific Time 6-8 pm

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MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, our host “Big Jay Bowski” Jay Pagliaro, co-hosts:  Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge.  Airing on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060AM

Produced by Penny Buffington. Sponsored by the Arizona Event Center.

Joshua Boyd: Las Vegas Correspondent
Paal Eide: East Coast Correspondent w/  Yadlynd as photographer

Southeast Coast Correspondent Scott Lewis

MMA Fight Radio Main Photographers include Bill Merritt, Eddie Buffington, Penny Buffington

News, Reviews and Interviews with today’s hottest national and local fighters, including expert analysis of all things MMA: including the UFC, Bellator, WSOF, Titan FC. Invicata FC, RFA,  Bounded Fist Muay Thai and more.

Connecting listeners to MMA events and fighters with contests, prizes, ticket giveaways and more!

 

 UFC Fight Night 100 NOV 19, 2016 / IBIRAPUERA GYMNASIUM, SAO PAULO, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

Cortney Casey 6 – 3 – 0 vs  Claudia Gadelha 13 – 2 – 0

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 Bellator 165

NOV 19, 2016 / SAP CENTER, SAN JOSE, CA

Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez  0 – 0 – 0 vs Sheila Padilla 2 – 0 – 0

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 Main Event – UFC FIGHT NIGHT 100

NOV 19, 2016 / IBIRAPUERA GYMNASIUM, SAO PAULO, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

Ryan Bader 21 – 5 – 0 vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 22 – 7 – 0

  UFC Fight Night 100 NOV 19, 2016 / IBIRAPUERA GYMNASIUM, SAO PAULO, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL        Albert Morales 6 – 0 – 1 vs Thomas Almeida 20 – 1 – 0

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Invicta FC 20 NOV 18, 2016 / KANSAS CITY SCOTTISH RITE TEMPLE, KANSAS CITY, MO.

Tonya Evinger 18 – 5 – 0 vs Yana Kunitskaya 9 – 2 – 0

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Bad Blood Muay Thai @

Arizona Event Center Sat Nov 12

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