UFC Exclusive Prefight Interview with Stipe Miocic

UFC 195 Stipe Miocic 13 – 2 – 0 vs Andrei Arlovski 25 – 10 – 0
JAN. 02, 2016 / MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

 

UFC 195 Fight Card:

Main Card (on Pay-Per-View)
Robbie Lawler (c) (26-10) vs. Carlos Condit (30-8)
Stipe Miocic (13-2) vs. Andrei Arlovski (25-10, 1 NC)
Lorenz Larkin (16-4) vs. Albert Tumenov (16-2)
Diego Brandao (20-10) vs. Brian Ortega (9-0)
Abel Trujillo (12-7) vs. Tony Sims (12-3)

Preliminary Card (on FOX Sports 1)
Michael McDonald (16-3) vs. Masanori Kanehara (25-12-5)
Kyle Noke (22-7-1) vs. Alex Morono (11-3)
Justine Kish (4-0) vs. Nina Ansaroff (6-4)
Scott Holtzman (8-0) vs. Drew Dober (15-7)

Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass)
Dustin Poirier (18-4) vs. Joe Duffy (14-1)
Joe Soto (15-4) vs. Michinori Tanaka (10-1)
Sheldon Westcott (9-3-1) vs. Edgar Garcia (14-4)

 

More info @ UFC.com

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MMA-Fight-Radio

 

MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, with our host “Broadway” Jay Pagliaro and co-hosts: Bellator MMA Fighter Dan “The Man” Charles, Pro MMA Fighter Nicole “Fidget” Upshaw, along with Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge

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

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

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,  Duel for Domination, Bounded Fist Muay Thai and more.

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MMA Fight Radio Thus Dec 17

Junior Dos Santos, Shannon Knapp, Ed Soares, Bob Karmel and Marcus McGhee

 

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

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MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, with our host “Broadway” Jay Pagliaro and co-hosts: Bellator MMA Fighter Dan “The Man” Charles, Pro MMA Fighter Nicole “Fidget” Upshaw, along with Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge

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

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

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,  Duel for Domination, Bounded Fist Muay Thai and more.

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MMA AT IT’S FINEST

    • MMA Fight Radio reaches 28,000 monthly cumulative audience.
    • NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060 AM is one of the top sports stations in the Valley with a reach of 4 million people.

 

UFC on Fox 17

DEC. 19 ORLANDO, Fl.

Junior dos Santos 17 – 3 – 0  vs Alistair Overeem 39 – 14 – 0

Dos Santos vs Overeem

 

Ed Soares – @edblackhouse President of the RFA.  Ed Soares is an American of Brazilian descent born in Redondo Beach, California to Brazilian parents. He is known for being the manager of a number of Brazilian Mixed martial arts fighters, including Anderson Silva, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, José Aldo and Lyoto Machida.

RFA 34 Jan 15 2016

Anderson Silva kiss Ed-Soares
Anderson Silva kiss Ed-Soares

 

Invicta President Shannon Knapp

Full fight card for Invicta FC 15 – Jan 16 2016

Featherweight Title: Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (14-1, 1 NC) vs. Daria Ibragimova (9-1)
Strawweight Title: Livia Renata Souza (8-0) vs. DeAnna Bennett (8-0)
Bantamweight: Raquel Pa’aluhi (5-4) vs. Colleen Schneider (9-6)
Atomweight: Amber Brown (5-1) vs. Lisa Ellis (15-10)
Strawweight: Jodie Esquibel (5-1) vs. Angela Hill (2-2)
Strawweight: Lacey Schuckman (11-8) vs. Mizuki Inoue (9-4)
Featherweight: Amanda Bell (3-3) vs. Ediane Gomes (10-4)
Flyweight: Christine Stanley (4-1) vs. Shannon Sinn (2-2)
Featherweight: Megan Anderson (4-2) vs. Amber Leibrock (1-0)

Tickets for Invicta FC 15 are on sale now and can be purchased at fightcluboc.tix.com.

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Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp

 

 

 

Duel for Domination Sat Dec 19 at the Arizona Event Center

Rudy Aguilar 5′ 7″ Weight 145 Record 3-0-0 VS Marcus McGhee 5′ 8″ Weight 145 Record 2-2-0

Marcus McGhee
Marcus McGhee – Duel for Domination

Duel for Domination next Event  Sat Dec 19 at the Arizona Event Center

DFDJan15LRG

Bounded Fist Muay Thai Sat Dec 18 next event at the Arizona Event Center

Matchmaker Bob Karmel –

Bob Karmel holding bag
Bob Karmel holding bag

Bounded Fist Muay Thai

 

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UFC RETURNS TO PRUDENTIAL CENTER WITH LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN AS ANTHONY “RUMBLE” JOHNSON TAKES ON RYAN BADER

 

Plus:

(#6) JOSH BARNETT vs. (#8) BEN ROTHWELL

(#10) TAREC SAFFIEDINE vs. JAKE ELLENBERGER

 

TICKETS FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: JOHNSON vs. BADER 

AT PRUDENTIAL CENTER IN NEWARK, N.J.

ON SALE FRIDAY, DEC. 18

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Las Vegas – With title implications on the line, much is at stake when top light heavyweights Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Ryan Badercollide in the five-round main event of UFC FIGHT NIGHT® on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This event, which marks UFC’s seventh trip to “Gateway City”, will broadcast live on FOX.

With a potent mix of speed and power, (No.2) Rumble (20-5, fighting out of Boca Raton, Fla.) poses a serious threat for anyone in the 205-pound division. Boasting a record with 14 knockouts and victories over top contenders in Jimi Manuwa, Alexander Gustafsson, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Phil Davis, the former title contender is looking for another chance to challenge for championship gold.

Standing in his way, is fourth-ranked Bader (21-4, fighting out of Tempe, Ariz.), who is out to prove he is deserving of a title shot after reeling off five straight wins.  With a resume that includes victories over former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, Davis, Ovince Saint Preux, Rampage Jackson and Nogueira, the 2x Division I All-American wrestler is just one win away from contending for the UFC light heavyweight strap.

 

Plus, former UFC heavyweight champion and sixth-ranked Josh Barnett (34-7, fighting out of Fullerton, Calif.) goes head-to-head with the always-formidable (No.8) Ben Rothwell (35-9, fighting out of Kenosha, Wisc.) in the co-main event. With 37 knockout and 23 submission victories shared, this bout is unlikely to go the distance.

 

Additional bouts:

·         Former STRIKEFORCE welterweight champion and 10th-ranked Tarec Saffiedine (15-4, fighting out of Temecula, Calif.) returns to the Octagon to face veteran Jake Ellenberger (30-10, fighting out of Lake Forest, Calif.), a staple in the 170-pound division.

·         New Jersey’s own George Sullivan (17-4, 1NC, fighting out of Belmar, N.J.) and Alexander Yakovlev (22-6-1, fighting out of Fairfield, N.J.)battle it out in a welterweight bout.

·         In an exciting bantamweight matchup, Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres (10-8, 1NC, fighting out of Miami, Fla.) takes on The Ultimate FighterLatin America Season 1 prospect Masio Fullen (10-5, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.).

·         Looking for his fourth straight UFC win, lightweight Olivier Aubin-Mercier (8-1, fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada) meets The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Season 4 standout Joaquim Silva (8-1, fighting out of Goiania, Goias, Brazil).

·         Submission specialist Tony Martin (9-3, fighting out of Minneapolis, Minn.) faces UFC newcomer Felipe Olivieri (14-4, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro) in a lightweight bout.

 

Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: JOHNSON vs. BADER go on sale Friday, December 18 at 10 a.m. ET and are priced at $185, $125, $90, $75, $50 and $40 (prices do not include applicable service charges and handling fees). Tickets are available for purchase online atwww.ticketmaster.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, December 16 at 10 a.m. ET via the websitewww.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, December 17 starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: JOHNSON vs. BADER will air live on FOX at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Saturday, January 30, with the prelims kicking off the evening on FS1 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.

About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®

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Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Eddie Alvarez, MMA Bouts and Three Other Combat Tournaments Headline MMA World Expo


Saturday, Dec. 12 in New York City

MMA superstars to meet and greet guests at annual extravaganza, also hosting bouts in Muay Thai, catch wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,
as well as vendors and seminars

NEW YORK, December 9 — The sixth annual MMA World Expo, the East Coast’s premiere Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gathering presented by City World Ford, will return to New York’s Jacob Javits Center, North Pavilion, on Saturday, December 12. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) superstarsJon “Bones” Jones, Anderson “The Spider” Silva and Eddie Alvarez will be on hand for the event, which promises to be larger than ever, with four, live combat sports tournaments, including amateur MMA bouts in the cage, seminars and vendors.

Also on hand at the Expo will be World Series of Fighting two-division world champion David Branch, as well as World Series of Fighting executivesCarlos Silva (CEO) and Ray Sefo (President), who will take part in a question and answer session with the media and fans, and reveal news about the league’s plans for 2016.

Branch, the reigning World Series of Fighting middleweight (185 pounds) and light heavyweight (205 pounds) champion, will host a special, one-hour seminar for Expo patrons.

“The MMA World Expo is a phenomenal opportunity to service a population of highly passionate MMA fans who do not yet have the opportunity to spectate professional bouts in the state of New York,” said Paul Paone, founder and director of the MMA World Expo.

“This year’s event will feature an unprecedented number of combat sports tournaments to satisfy any fight fan, including amateur MMA, catch wrestling, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.”

The one-day, “Super Saturday” event will take place from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. ET, and will be capped off by live amateur MMA bouts in the cage, presented by the New York Fight Exchange. The fight card will begin at 6 p.m.

In addition to the MMA fights, there will be live competition in four combat disciplines that are a core part of MMA. Beginning at 10 a.m., submission-only grappling tournaments, both gi and no-gi, hosted by The Good Fight, will take place.

Beginning at 4 p.m., the North American Catch Wrestling Association will host catch wrestling matches, including a match between reigning, two-time East Coast King of Catch Wrestling, Thomas Velasquez, and rival, West Coast King of Catch Wrestling, Travis Newaza, for the 2015 North American Heavyweight King of Catch championship.

Throughout the event, “Training-with-the-Masters” seminars will be available to attendees. Instructors include Ajarn Phil Nurse (Muay Thai), UFC Hall of Famer Dan “The Beast” Severn, Silva, Alvarez and Newaza.

The MMA World Expo will continue to play its role in the fight for professional MMA legalization by conducting its sixth annual legalization panel discussion, distributing petitions, and putting on display all of the athletes, coaches, fans and vendors who contribute to the sport. The two-hour legalization seminar will be hosted by combat sports journalist Jim Genia, and special guests will include Severn and other notable MMA figures.

For more information about the event visit http://www.mmaworldexpo.com, “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @mmaworldexpo, or call 212-956-4720.

RIZIN FF: SHOOT BOXING RULES TO PRESIDE OVER AKEBONO VS. SAPP II ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Sumo wrestling legend Akebono (left) will square off with Bob Sapp (right) in a Shoot Boxing rules rematch to their first, memorable battle that Sapp won by first round KO on December 31, 2003.  The first bout was contested under kickboxing rules.

“KING MO” TO FACE BRETT MCDERMOTT IN
EIGHT-MAN GRAND PRIX TOURNAMENT

Two K-1 rules bouts announced for highly-anticipated,
three-day launch of RIZIN FF in Tokyo, Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN – December 9, 2015 – RIZIN FF officials announced today that the highly anticipated rematch between Akebono and Bob Sapp will be contested under Shoot Boxing rules on Thursday, Dec. 31, and that BAMMA fighter Brett McDermott has been named the new opponent for “King Mo” Lawal in the eight-man heavyweight Grand Prix elimination tournament, following the withdrawal of BAMMA champion Mark Godbeer last week due to injury.

In K-1 rules action, it was announced that Hiroya Kawabe will face striking phenom Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura on Tuesday, Dec. 29, and Takeru Segawa will square off with Chinese Muay Thai champion Yang Ming on December 31.
Shoot Boxing founder and CEO, Cezar Takeshi joined RIZIN FF ChairmanNobuyuki Sakakibara, General Manager Nobuhiko Takada, Sapp, Akebono, Segawa, and producer Kensaku Maeda at a press conference in Tokyo to make the announcements.

“I have been seeking advice about what rules the highly anticipated rematch should be held under, and Mr. Cezar introduced me to the idea where both fighters will be able to maximize their potential,” said Sakakibara.

“The new K-1,” continued Sakakibara, “has become popular in such a rapid rate, and I am happy that they are going to be sending their top, young talent to our ring. We would like to match both K-1 representatives up with tough opponents.”

Sakakibara also mentioned that Nam Jin Jo has injured his knee during training and was forced to withdraw, so Felipe Efrain from Shoot Boxe Academy will be facing Yuki Motoya.

Sakakibara closed his announcement by describing the details of the three-day, free-of-charge fight expo, which will begin on December 29, and include amateur MMA bouts and an open grappling tournament.

The rematch between Akebono and Sapp and the bout between Segawa and Ming join matchups between Yuichiro Nagashima and Andy Souwer, and Asen Yamamoto and Kron Gracie on December 31st.

Comments:

Bob Sapp:

“It has been a while since I last fought on NYE, and very excited. And to be facing my nemesis once again. Last time we fought, we made history, and that was a great honor. I would like to aim for making history again, and I assure you it will be an exciting fight.”

Akebono:

“I have been living with grief and defeat for the past 12 years. I have carried a thought of redemption deep inside and got the offer at the perfect timing. I never want to have to feel that way again, so I want everybody to come watch the new Akebono. I’m going in there for the win.”

Takeru Segawa:

“I was frustrated because I wanted to fight more this year, but I’m glad for this perfect opportunity. There are many MMA fights on the card, but I would like to show that K-1 fights are the most exciting. I want everybody to be talking about the lightest fighter’s being the most exciting out of all RIZIN fights.”

RIZIN FF General Manager Nobuhiko Takada:

“I am just too excited. One of the reasons is that the fight card is near complete, but more so because of the fact that we will be able to kick of our event on the day where people watch television the most. It needs to be a festivity. We put together various fights for a wide audience. We would like to continue to promote the greatness of this event.”

Takada continued in describing each fighter. “Hiroya has the looks and the skills who reigns as the top fighter in K-1. I can see why he has many female fans. But once the bell rings, he shows his aggressiveness and power. It is always irritating when you know very little about your opponent, but he is determined to show the greatness of K-1 regardless of his opponent.”

He continued on about the legendary fight, “The ratings for that fight was unreal. And that same fight will be coming back. There are many opinions about this fight, but that is what makes it so exciting. Many fighters will be motivated to gather all the attention which will lead to better performance. This fight has many meanings behind it.” Takada added,” If Akebono wins, maybe next year?” and teased everybody about a possible rubber match. Takada announced that Cezar Takeshi was assigned as the referee for this fight and asked him not to trip during the fight.

Follow RIZIN FF online:

Website – http://www.rizinff.com/en/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/rizinfightingfederation/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/rizin_PR

MMA Fight Radio Thurs Dec 10

Guests Ed Soares, Rose Namajunas, Joe Lauzon, Joe “Daddy” Stevenson, Aljamain Sterling  and Keoni Diggs

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

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MMA-Fight-Radio

 

MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, with our host “Broadway” Jay Pagliaro and co-hosts: Bellator MMA Fighter Dan “The Man” Charles, Pro MMA Fighter Nicole “Fidget” Upshaw, along with Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge

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

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

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,  Duel for Domination, Bounded Fist Muay Thai and more.

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

MMA AT IT’S FINEST

    • MMA Fight Radio reaches 28,000 monthly cumulative audience.
    • NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060 AM is one of the top sports stations in the Valley with a reach of 4 million people.

 

Rose Namajunas UFC exclusive @rosenamajunas UFC Fight Night 80 DEC 10, 2015 LAS VEGAS Rose Namajunas 3 – 2 – 0 vs Paige VanZant 6 – 1 – 0

rosebuzz.0.0

 

UFC Fight Night Namajunas vs VanZant Dec 10

 

Joe Lauzon – UFC exclusive @JoeLauzon on FOX SPORTS 1 The Ultimate Fighter Finale Friday, December 11 Joe Lauzon 25 – 10 – 0 vs Evan Dunham 16 – 6 – 0

Joe Lauzon
Joe Lauzon

 

Ed Soares – @edblackhouse President of the RFA.  Ed Soares is an American of Brazilian descent born in Redondo Beach, California to Brazilian parents. He is known for being the manager of a number of Brazilian Mixed martial arts fighters, including Anderson Silva, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, José Aldo and Lyoto Machida.

RFA 33

Anderson Silva kiss Ed-Soares
Anderson Silva kiss Ed-Soares

 

UFC Fight Night 80

DECEMBER 10, 2015 / THE CHELSEA AT THE COSMOPOLITAN, LAS VEGAS

Aljamain Sterling vs 11 – 0 – 0 Johnny Eduardo 27 – 9 – 0

Aljamain Sterling and Stephen Thompson
Aljamain Sterling and Stephen Thompson

 

Joe Daddy Stevenson – @joestevenson Former UFC Lightweight Contender, MMA Veteran, Husband and Father of 4 boys lives in  Victorville, CA

Joe Daddy Stevenson
Joe Daddy Stevenson

 Keoni Diggs Vs. Odis Ruiz Duel for Domination Sat Dec 19 at the Arizona Event Center

Keoni Diggs
Keoni Diggs

Duel for Domination next Event  Sat Dec 19 at the Arizona Event Center

DFDJan15LRG

Bounded Fist Muay Thai Sat Dec 18 next event at the Arizona Event Center

Bounded Fist Muay Thai

 

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MMA Fight Radio Dec 3

Guests: Adam Townsend, Ernest Chavez, CB Dollaway, Trevor Wittman and Wayne Craig

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

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MMA-Fight-Radio

 

MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, with our host “Broadway” Jay Pagliaro and co-hosts: Bellator MMA Fighter Dan “The Man” Charles, Pro MMA Fighter Nicole “Fidget” Upshaw, along with Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge

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

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

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,  Duel for Domination, Bounded Fist Muay Thai and more.

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

MMA AT IT’S FINEST

    • MMA Fight Radio reaches 28,000 monthly cumulative audience.
    • NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060 AM is one of the top sports stations in the Valley with a reach of 4 million people.

 

Adam Townsend –  – Main Event RFA 33: DECEMBER 11, 2015 / THE HANGAR, COSTA MESA, CA:   Adam Townsend 14 – 3 – 0 vs Ernest Chavez 9 – 2 – 0   @AdamTownsendMMA

Ernest Chavez  – Main Event RFA 33: DECEMBER 11, 2015 / THE HANGAR, COSTA MESA, CA: Adam Townsend 14 – 3 – 0 vs Ernest Chavez 9 – 2 – 0     @ErnestChavezMMA

RFA 33

 

CB Dollaway  – UFC on Fox 17: DECEMBER 19, 2015 / AMWAY CENTER, ORLANDO, FL.  C.B. Dollaway 15 – 7 – 0 vs Nate Marquardt 33 – 15 – 2    @cbdollaway

CB Dollaway, Dr Mark Espinoza and Dan Charles co host of MMA Fight Radio
CB Dollaway, Dr Mark Espinoza and Dan Charles co host of MMA Fight Radio

 

 

Trevor Wittman – “Head Trainer @GrudgeMMA Training Center, Married to my Best Friend Christina, and what gives me my smile is my kids Terrence & Marissa!” www.grudgetrainingcenter.com  @TrevorWittman

 

Fidel Martinez, Lorawnt-t Smash Nelson, Justin Gaethje and Trevor Wittman at Grudge Training Center.
Fidel Martinez, Lorawnt-t Smash Nelson, Justin Gaethje and Trevor Wittman at Grudge Training Center.

 

Wayne Craig –  to discuss Bounded Fist Muay Thai Dec 18 and Duel for Domination Dec 19  @azeventcenter

Duel for Domination next Event  Sat Dec 19 at the Arizona Event Center

DFDJan15LRG

Bounded Fist Muay Thai Sat Dec 18 next event at the Arizona Event Center

Bounded Fist Muay Thai

 

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TYRONE SPONG WITHDRAWS FROM WSOF26 DUE TO INJURY

Jake Heun (left) will square off with Clinton Williams in a WSOF26 preliminary card bout on Friday, Dec. 18.  Heun’s original opponent, Tyrone Spong, was forced to withdraw from the matchup due to injury.  Photo credit: Steve Bauzen/World Series of Fighting

 

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING

ANNOUNCES FIVE MATCHUPS FOR WSOF26 UNDERCARD

FRIDAY, DEC. 18 AT THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS

 

TYRONE SPONG WITHDRAWS FROM WSOF26 DUE TO INJURY;

JAKE HEUN TO FACE CLINTON WILLIAMS

 

Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Danny Davis, Jr. in welterweight undercard attraction

Hakeem Dawodu vs. Marat Magomedov in battle of undefeated featherweights

Andreas Spang vs. Shamil Gamzatov in light heavyweight matchup

Gil Guardado vs. Giga Chikadze in lightweight collision

 

Four-fight world championship main card airs live on NBCSN at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

 

 

LAS VEGAS (Dec. 2, 2015) – World Series of Fighting has announced five bouts for the preliminary card of its much-anticipated “WSOF26: Palmer vs. Almeida” world championship event at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 18, live on NBCSN, at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

 

In addition, an injury has forced Tyrone “King of the Ring” Spong to withdraw from his scheduled light heavyweight (205 pounds) co-main event bout with Jake Heun (7-4) of Coconut Creek, Fla., who will now face Clinton Williams (10-2) of Las Vegas in a preliminary card matchup.

 

The preliminary card will stream live in its entirety, on an embeddable video player on WSOF.com, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

 

Also featured on the undercard bill will be a welterweight (170 pounds) showdown between Abubakar Nurmagomedov, who will return to the decagon cage after a successful World Series of Fighting debut, to face Danny “Dee1” Davis, Jr.

 

Nurmagomedov (10-1) of Dagestan, Russia earned a unanimous decision over Jorge Moreno at WSOF22 on August 1.  The bout marked the first time in his career that Nurmagomedov, whose previous nine victories all came by way of (T)KO or submission, required the judges’ scorecards to declare him the victor of a fight.

 

Davis Jr. (11-9-1) of Las Vegas is looking to return to the win column after a close, split decision loss to Matthew Frincu at WSOF23 on September 18, snapped a five-fight win streak that Davis, Jr. had been riding. The last three wins in Davis’ run all came under the World Series of Fighting banner.

 

In a light heavyweight (205 pounds) attraction, aggressive-minded finisher Andreas “Sweet Swede” Spang will battle undefeated wrecking machine Shamil Gamzatov.

 

Fighting out of Las Vegas where he trains under guru “One Kick” Nick Blomgren, the 37-year-old Spang, who has earned six of nine career wins by way of (T)KO or submission, will enter the cage for the first time in 2015.  In his last effort, he notched a unanimous decision over J.A. Dudley on December 5, 2014.

 

Also making his first start of the year, the 25-year-old Gamzatov (9-0) of Makhachkala, Russia is the number four ranked light heavyweight in Ukraine.  To date, all of his victories have come by way of (T)KO or submission.

 

In a matchup between two fearsome, undefeated featherweights (145 pounds) rising stars, Hakeem “Mean” Dawodu will lock horns with Marat Magomedov.

 

Dawodu (5-0) of Calgary, Alberta, Canada is a 24-year-old protégé of renowned Muay Thai master Mike Miles and a five-time veteran of World Series of Fighting competition.  To date, Dawodu has scored (T)KO victories on all five of his opponents, including his last two adversaries – Tristan Johnson and Chuka Willis – whom he defeated by way of third round (1:59) TKO (punches) on February 12, and by way of second round (2:55) TKO (knees and elbows) on June 5, respectively.

 

Magomedov (7-0) of Dagestan, Russia is looking for his second win of 2015 after finishing Husanboy Ataghanov by way of first round (4:35) submission (rear-naked choke) on September 18.  The 25-year-old has been taken the distance of a fight only once, earning all six of his other career wins via submission.

 

In the opening WSOF26 preliminary card bout, Gil Guardado will mix it up with Giga Chikadze at lightweight.

 

Guardado (4-1) of Las Vegas is a 30-year-old member of Xtreme Couture’s fight team seeking his second win of the year after submitting Pete Martin with a guillotine choke in the first round (3:31) of their bout at WSOF22.  All four of Guardado’s wins to date have come by way of (T)KO or submission.

 

Chikadze (1-0) of Huntington Beach, Calif. via Tbisili, Georgia is a 27-year-old seasoned kickboxer who has twice competed for Glory where he holds a record of 1-1 and scored a first round KO on Ken Tran on May 8.

 

Priced from $29.99, tickets are available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com, www.WSOF.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

 

In the world championship featherweight main event, reigning kingpin Lance Palmer (10-1) will square off with submission expert Alexandre Almeida (17-5).

 

In other action on the four-bout, live NBCSN telecast, hard-hitting, rising star Ozzy Dugulubgov (7-2) will meet streaking submission ace Nic Herron-Webb (18-6) in a lightweight scrap.

 

Former World Series of Fighting championship challenger Josh “Gentleman” Hill (12-1) will collide with undefeated sensation Bekbulat Magomedov (16-0) in a bantamweight matchup.

 

Leading off the live NBCSN telecast will be a featherweight affair between accomplished KO artist Robbie “Problems” Peralta (18-6) who will make his World Series of Fighting debut against hard-hitting Muay Thai stylist Sheymon Moraes (7-1).

 

Doors at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will open for WSOF26 at 3 p.m. PT and the first preliminary card bout will begin at 3:30 p.m.

 

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 3,005-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub; 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space; 40,000-square foot performance and event space The Chelsea; and modern supper club Rose. Rabbit. Lie. An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include:  AllSaints Spitalfields, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Rent the Runway, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and U*tique Shop. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall The Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept.

 

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