NEW MAIN EVENT LFA 16 – BEDFORD vs. FLICK

 

MAIN EVENT:

6-time UFC vet
“BRUTAL” JOHNNY BEDFORD
vs.
Former Legacy FC title challenger
JIMMY “THE BRICK” FLICK
BANTAMWEIGHT SHOWDOWN

CO-MAIN EVENT:

UNDEFEATED
MILES JOHNS
vs.
BJJ BLACK BELT
LEVI MOWLES

BANTAMWEIGHT BATTLE

FRIDAY, JULY 14th LIVE on AXS TV
THE BOMB FACTORY in DALLAS, TEXAS
Tickets are on sale NOW through TheBombFactory.com

HOUSTON, Texas – Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion has a new main event at LFA 16, which takes place this Friday, July 14th at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas.

LFA 16 will feature a new main event when six-time UFC veteran “Brutal” Johnny Bedford faces former Legacy FC title challenger Jimmy “The Brick” Flick in a bantamweight showcase. The change came when original headliner Davina Maciel was forced off the card due to visa issues, which has prevented her from traveling from her native Brazil. Andrea Lee was set to defend her flyweight title against Maciel, but will now defend her title at a later date. LFA 16 – Bedford vs. Flick takes place this Friday, July 14th at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

“Johnny Bedford is an experienced and dangerous UFC vet that is on an impressive four-fight win streak,” stated Saores. “He will make his LFA debut against former Legacy FC title challenger Jimmy Flick in the new main event of LFA 16. Andrea Lee is a great champion and will defend her title at a later date since her opponent was unable to take the fight due to visa issues. We are all looking forward to the return of Andrea Lee as well as Johnny Bedford vs. Jimmy Flick this Friday night in Dallas, Texas.”

Tickets for LFA 16 – Bedford vs. Flick are available for purchase NOW at TheBombFactory.com.

Bedford (23-12-1) brings more cage experience into his LFA debut than perhaps anyone in LFA history. Bedford made his Bellator debut in May of 2010 at Bellator 19. The following year, he found himself competing on the fourteenth season of the hit UFC reality television show The Ultimate Fighter. Bedford advanced to the semi-finals of TUF 14 and earned a UFC contract. Bedford fought in the UFC for three years and had six memorable fights for the promotion. After leaving the UFC, Bedford won a regional title in Michigan and defended it three times via stoppages. He now looks to continue his winning ways in the LFA 16 headliner.

Flick (9-3) is no stranger to big-time competition and headlining status on AXS TV. Coincidentally, the man known as “The Brick” made his Legacy FC debut in December of 2012 in the main event of Legacy FC 16. Now an older, more experienced, and bigger Flick will be making his LFA debut in the main event of LFA 16. In both headliners Flick was matched against seasoned UFC veterans, but he is now four and half years older with twice the fighting experience under his belt. Flick will look to use that experience to continue the momentum he started earlier this year when he stopped Argentinian fighter Ben Vasquez in just 50 seconds in regional action.

The co-main event of LFA 16 will feature a good old fashioned Texas showdown between two of Legacy FC’s most popular fighters. Undefeated Miles Johns (4-0) will lock horns with BJJ black belt and fellow Legacy FC standout Levi Mowles (6-2) in a bout between two fighters looking for a signature win to catapult them to the top of one of LFA’s most stacked divisions. Johns returns to the cage thirteen months after winning his Legacy FC debut via TKO. He will face Mowles who is a six-time Legacy FC vet and a black belt in jiu-jitsu under Brandon Quick just like LFA 16 headliner Johnny Bedford and LFA welterweight champion Derrick Krantz.

Main Card (Televised on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):

Main Event | Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
– Johnny Bedford (23-12-1) vs. Jimmy Flick (9-3)

Co-Main Event | Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
– Miles Johns (4-0) vs. Levi Mowles (6-2)

Catchweight Bout (140 lb)
– Steven Peterson (5-1) vs. Ryan Hollis (12-10)

Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
– Geoff Neal (6-2) vs. Bilal Williams (8-3)

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
– Damon Jackson (11-2-1) vs. Eliazar Rodriguez (7-6)

Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
– Cameron Miller (3-0) vs. Brandon Lewis (3-0)

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
– Fernando Salas (4-1) vs. Jessie Vasquez (2-2)

In September 2016, Legacy FC and RFA officials announced that they would be merging to form the premier developmental organization in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) starting in January 2017. Legacy FC and RFA have launched the careers of over 100 athletes that have reached the pinnacle of MMA by competing in the UFC.

LFA 16 will be the second LFA event to take place in the City of Dallas. It will also be the fifth time that the LFA has traveled to “The Lone Star State” of Texas. Further information about LFA 16 will be announced soon. The entire main card of LFA 16 will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

Please visit LFAfighting.com for bout updates and information. LFA is on Facebook at Legacy Fighting Alliance. LFA is also on Instagram at @LFAfighting and Twitter at @LFAfighting.

About LFA:
LFA is a professional Mixed Martial Arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. LFA was formed by the powerhouse merger between RFA and Legacy FC. LFA presents live Mixed Martial Arts events on a monthly basis around the United States including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, and Houston. LFA can be seen live in over 48 million homes nationally through its television deal with AXS TV. Based in Houston, TX, LFA is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world. (The Octagon, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, UFC®, and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC. All rights reserved).

About AXS TV FIGHTS:
AXS TV Fights presents more LIVE mixed martial arts and kickboxing events than any other television network with 45 scheduled LIVE world-class fight cards in 2017 Friday nights at 9pE/6pP. AXS TV Fights can be found online, on Facebook and on Twitter. AXS TV is widely distributed in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Sling TV, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite, telco and streaming providers. The network is also carried in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

BELLATOR MMA SIGNS TOP-RANKED MIDDLEWEIGHT GEGARD MOUSASI

 GEGARD MOUSASI EXCLUSIVE MULTI-FIGHT CONTRACT

PROMOTIONAL DEBUT TO BE ANNOUNCED IN COMING DAYS

LOS ANGELES — Bellator MMA is proud to announce the signing of perennial top contenderGegard Mousasi to an exclusive, multi-fight contract.

 

Long-considered to be one of the elite two-division threats in MMA, Mousasi joins Bellator currently riding a five-fight win streak that includes recent knockout victories over two former world champions in Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort. Prior to his UFC tenure, Mousasi captured the STRIKEFORCE light heavyweight title, as well as the DREAM light heavyweight and middleweight titles in Japan. The signing sees Mousasi rejoin Bellator President Scott Cokerfollowing his successful run with STRIKEFORCE from 2009-2013.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Gegard to the growing Bellator family,” said Bellator President Scott Coker. “He’s one of the most well-rounded fighters in all of MMA and can compete in multiple divisions, so that really opens up some exciting matchmaking opportunities for us and for the fans.We’re looking forward to having him compete on Spike very soon.”

“I am looking forward to fighting in Bellator,” added Mousasi. “I have a long-standing relationship with Scott Coker that goes back many years. Be ready, I am coming after the Bellator middleweight championship.”

The Iranian-born Mousasi, who currently trains out of The Netherlands, has amassed an overall career record of 42-6-2 and has earned victories over some of the sports’ biggest names, including Dan Henderson, “Jacare” Souza, Mark Hunt, Ovince Saint-Preux, Melvin Manhoef, Hector Lombard and “Babalu” Sobral. The addition of Mousasi adds depth to an ever-growing Bellator roster, which has recently seen free agents Rory MacDonaldLorenz LarkinMichael McDonald and current Bellator light heavyweight champ Ryan Bader join the Viacom-owned promotion.

About Bellator: 

Bellator is a leading mixed martial arts and kickboxing organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 1 billion people worldwide in over 160 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on SPIKE, the combat sports television leader. Bellator 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 Hollywood, Calif. 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 

Floyd Mayweather & Conor McGregor Embark On International Press Tour

Mayweather vs McGregor 

Mayweather & McGregor Meet for the First Time in Four Open-to-the-Public Press Conferences Delivering Global Superstars Directly to Fans in Three Countries Over Four Days

 

Tour Begins Tuesday, July 11 in Los Angeles

Before Visiting Toronto, New York City & London

 

SHOWTIME Sports® Releases First Official Mayweather vs. McGregor Video:

 

LAS VEGAS (July 7, 2017) – In anticipation of the unprecedented showdown between legendary boxing champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and UFC ® champion “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, the fighters will embark on a four-city international press tour beginning Tuesday, July 11 in Los Angeles where Mayweather and McGregor will square off for the very first time.

Each of the four celebratory events will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, fitting for a fight that was made by and for the fans that have demanded it, and allow media availability* with each fighter.

The Mayweather vs. McGregor world tour will touch down in four cities in three countries across four days—Los Angeles, Toronto, New York City and London—in promotion of this once-in-a-lifetime event on Saturday, August 26.  The event will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV®.

 

MAYWEATHER vs. MCGREGOR World Tour Dates & Cities:

TUESDAY, JULY 11                                                              

LOS ANGELES                                                                                 

STAPLES Center

12:00 p.m. PT – Media Arrival & Credential Pickup

12:30 p.m. PT – Doors Open to the Public

1:30 p.m. PT – Pre-Show Begins in Arena

2:30 p.m. PT – Live Show

3:00 p.m. PT – Fighters/Media Only Availability (Immediately following Press Conference)

Fan Entry: To acquire a complimentary ticket to the Los Angeles event go to AXS.com beginning today, July 7 at Noon PT. You MUST have a ticket to enter. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to four (4) per customer.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12                                                       

TORONTO                                                                 

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

4:30 p.m. ET – Doors Open to the Public

6:00 p.m. ET – Live Show

Fan Entry: Ticket information is forthcoming

 

THURSDAY, JULY 13                                                           

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK                                                                 

Barclays Center

4:00 p.m. ET – Media Arrival

5:00 p.m. ET – Fighters/Media Only Availability

5:30 p.m. ET – Doors Open to the Public

6:00 p.m. ET – Pre-Show Begins In Arena

7:00 p.m. ET – Live Show

Fan Entry: Complimentary tickets to the Brooklyn event are available now at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center starting Saturday, July 8 at noon (if tickets are still available). You MUST have a ticket to enter. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to four (4) per customer.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 14                 

LONDON                                                       

The SSE Arena, Wembley

5 p.m. BST – Doors Open to the Public

5 p.m. BST – Fighters/Media Only Availability

6 p.m. BST – Pre-Show Begins In Arena

7 p.m. BST – Live Show

Fan Entry: Ticket information is forthcoming

MMA Fight Radio Thurs July 6

Guests: Dennis Bermudez,  Amanda Nunes, Andrea Lee and Shannon Ritch

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

http://player.liquidcompass.net/KDUSAM
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To listen on your cell phone choose the appropriate link:

To listen via Google Play App : DOWNLOAD 

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Radio : Phoenix Area tune in to 1060 AM

MMA-Fight-Radio

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 and pro mma fighter Darrell  “Superman” Denslow.  Airing on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060AM

Produced by Penny Buffington. Sponsored by Nationwide Warranties

Paal Eide: East Coast Correspondent w/  Yadlynd as photographer

MMA Fight Radio Main Photographers include Eddie Buffington and 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, Legacy Fighting Alliance, Titan FC. Invicata FC, UCFC and more.

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

 

UFC exclusive – UFC 213 JULY 08, 2017 / T-MOBILE ARENA, LAS VEGAS
Amanda Nunes vs 14 – 4 – 0 Valentina Shevchenko 14 – 2 – 0

 

 

LIVE! Fri, Jul 14th 9:00 PM ET
AXS TV Fights – Legacy Fighting Alliance 16

LFA 16 heads to Dallas for Andrea Lee’s first title defense at Flyweight against Brazilian Davina Maciel. Other top prospects on the card include Angel Huerta, Steven Peterson, Johnny Bedford, Bilal Williams, Damon Jackson, Miles Johns, and Levi Mowles.

@AndreaKGBLee
@AndreaKGBLee

LFA 16

 

UFC ON FOX 25 JULY 22, 2017 / NASSAU COLISEUM, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
   Dennis Bermudez 16 – 6 – 0 vs Darren Elkins 22 – 5 – 0

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Shannon Ritch to discuss Mat to WIN event

If you are interested in a BJJ or No Gi single match in a cage and win cash & prizes on a grand stand event in Phoenix, Arizona. Please contact the match maker Todd at 480.599.7661.

Mat to Win

Shannon Ritch

Shannon Ritch above

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MMA Fight Radio Thurs June 29

Guests: Drakkar Klose and Cortney Casey

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

http://player.liquidcompass.net/KDUSAM
http://player.liquidcompass.net/KDUSAM

To listen on your cell phone choose the appropriate link:

To listen via Google Play App : DOWNLOAD 

To listen via IPhone App : DOWNLOAD

Radio : Phoenix Area tune in to 1060 AM

MMA-Fight-Radio

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 and pro mma fighter Darrell  “Superman” Denslow.  Airing on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060AM

Produced by Penny Buffington. Sponsored by Nationwide Warranties

Paal Eide: East Coast Correspondent w/  Yadlynd as photographer

MMA Fight Radio Main Photographers include Eddie Buffington and 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, Legacy Fighting Alliance, 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!

Cortney Casey –  Win then NC vs Jessica Aguilar at UFC 211 – Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2

May / 13 / 2017 NC (Overturned by TDLR)

June 23 Twitter PM post

UFC JULY 07, 2017 / T-MOBILE ARENA, LAS VEGAS

Drakkar Klose 7 – 0 – 1 vs Marc Diakiese 12 – 0 – 0

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You may also listen live via Tune In Radio

MMA Fight Radio Thurs June 22

Guests: Matt Mitrione, Ryan Couture and Michael Goldberg

We dedicate our entire 2 hour show to Bellator PPV

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

http://player.liquidcompass.net/KDUSAM
http://player.liquidcompass.net/KDUSAM

To listen on your cell phone choose the appropriate link:

To listen via Google Play App : DOWNLOAD 

To listen via IPhone App : DOWNLOAD

Radio : Phoenix Area tune in to 1060 AM

MMA-Fight-Radio

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 and pro mma fighter Darrell  “Superman” Denslow.  Airing on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060AM

Produced by Penny Buffington. Sponsored by Nationwide Warranties

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

MMA Fight Radio Main Photographers include  Eddie Buffington and 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, Legacy Fighting Alliance, 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!

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June 24th (Live from Madison Square Garden)
The biggest grudge match in all of MMA will be settled When the greatest trash talker in all of combat sports, Chael Sonnen… Battles his rival, Brazilian icon Wanderlei Silva .There is a genuine hatred between these 2 fighters, finally they will get a shot to end the feud once and for all live on pay-per view-  PLUS it’s USA Versus Russia, When the greatest heavyweight of all time, and Russian legend Fedor Emelianenko faces former NFL star and knockout king Matt Mitrione AND on a stacked card 2 world title fights when Lightweight champ Michael Chandler defends against the undefeated Brent Primus and Welterweight champion Douglas Lima battles Lorenz ‘The Monsoon’ Larkin Bellator NYC, Presented by Miller Lite Live Saturday June 24th(Saturday, tomorrow, tonight) at 10pm Eastern, 7 pacific only on Pay-Per-View and in Select Thearters

 

Bellator 180: Preliminary Card (Bellator.com):

Welterweight Preliminary Bout:

 Ryan Couture (10-5) vs. Haim Gozali (7-3)

Ryan Couture with Randy Couture - from Ryans Facebook Page
Ryan Couture with Randy Couture – from Ryans Facebook Page

 

Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Card (Pay-Per-View):

Heavyweight Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC) vs. Matt Mitrione (11-5)

MMA Fight Radio Bellator PPV 180 NYC Bellator PPV

Bellator’s stacked pay-per-view event, Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva, will see play-by-play analyst Mauro Ranallo join longtime Bellator color commentator Jimmy Smith for the first time live at 10 p.m. ET/7p.m. PT, while Mike Goldberg will anchor the desk for the historic broadcast.

Michael Goldberg Play by Play Announcer Bellator MMA

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BABY DRIVER

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Release Date: June 28, 2017
  Genre: Action/ Thriller  

Written and Directed by:

Edgar Wright

Produced by:
Nira Park
Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner
Cast:
Ansel Elgort
Kevin Spacey
Lily James
Jon Bernthal
Eiza Gonzalez
with Jon Hamm

and Jamie Foxx


 

Check out his week’s Bellator NYC fight week festivities

Check out his week’s Bellator NYC fight week festivities, including Thursday’s 11 a.m EST press conference, which takes place at the White Box room inside VIACOM HQ in New York City and features:

Bellator President Scott Coker,

Chael Sonnen (29-15-1), Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC),

Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC), Matt Mitrione (11-5),

Douglas Lima (28-6), Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC),

Michael Chandler (16-3), Brent Primus (7-0),

Aaron Pico (Debut), and Zach Freeman (8-2).

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In addition, here is the video for Friday’s weigh-ins, which take place inside The Theater at Madison Square Garden and begin at 6 p.m. EST, as well as the embed for Saturday’s Bellator 180 preliminary card, which also begins at 6 p.m. EST and features a welterweight bout pitting Ryan Couture (10-5) against Haim Gozali (7-3).

Following both Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader and Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva, there will be a post-fight press conference, which you’ll also find the code for below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Bellator NYC Press Conference on Thursday at 11 a.m EST

Bellator 180 and Bellator NYC Weigh-ins on Friday at 6 p.m. EST

Bellator 180 Preliminary Card on Saturday at 6 p.m. EST

Bellator 180 and Bellator NYC Post-Fight Press Conference

 

Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Card (Pay-Per-View):

Light Heavyweight Main Event: Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) vs. Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC)

Heavyweight Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC) vs. Matt Mitrione (11-5)

Welterweight World Title Bout: Douglas Lima (28-6) vs. Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC)

Lightweight World Title Bout: Michael Chandler (16-3) vs. Brent Primus (7-0)

Lightweight Feature Bout: Aaron Pico (Debut) vs. Zach Freeman (8-2)

Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader Card (SPIKE):

Light Heavyweight World Title Bout: Phil Davis (17-3, 1 NC) vs. Ryan Bader (22-5)

Featherweight Bout: James Gallagher (6-0) vs. Chinzo Machida (5-2)

Welterweight Bout: Neiman Gracie (5-0) vs. Dave Marfone (5-2)

Women¹s Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Heather Hardy (Debut) vs. Alice Yauger (4-5)

 

Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader Preliminary Card (Bellator.com):

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Ryan Couture (10-5) vs. Haim Gozali (7-3)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Jerome Mickle (2-1) vs. Anthony Giacchina (1-1)

Catchweight Preliminary Bout (168 1bs.): John Salgado (4-7-1) vs. Hugh McKenna (0-1)

Catchweight Preliminary Bout (130 1bs.): Matt Rizzo (9-2, 1 NC) vs. Sergio da Silva (6-8)

VOW Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Nate Grebb (3-1) vs. Bradley Desir (9-5)

UFC FIGHT PASS JULY AND AUGUST WILL FEATURE MORE THAN 100 HOURS OF LIVE PROGRAMMING

UFC FIGHT PASS® KICKS OFF SUMMER SEASON WITH 24/7 LIVE STREAM & DANA WHITE’S TUESDAY NIGHT CONTENDER SERIES

 

JULY AND AUGUST WILL FEATURE MORE THAN 100 HOURS OF LIVE PROGRAMMING

Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC FIGHT PASS® announced last week that the world’s greatest digital destination for combat sports has added a linear streaming channel. FIGHT PASS 24/7 will be the go-to for live events, the premiere of Originals and curated content, and is now available as a complement to FIGHT PASS’s traditional video-on-demand (VOD) functionality.

“Our subscribers asked for more live fights, and this summer FIGHT PASS will bring them more than 100 hours of live and exclusive action – including the launch of the FIGHT PASS 24/7 stream and the brand new Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series,” said Joe Carr, UFC Senior Vice President of International and Content.

FIGHT PASS currently offers subscribers VOD access to 16,000+ fights from more than 35 MMA, grappling and kickboxing organizations, along with UFC’s archive of television shows including The Ultimate Fighter.

FIGHT PASS 24/7’s additional summer offerings include the UFC’s annual Hall of Fame event, UFC Fight Night Rotterdam, two GLORY Kickboxing events, two Invicta FC events, EBI 12: The Female Flyweights and the debut of Polaris, FIGHT PASS’s second world-class jiu-jitsu promotion.

Fans can view the upcoming programming schedule for the next five days and replay anything shown within the last 24 hours through a new VOD feature.

UFC FIGHT PASS is also augmenting its live-action offering. July 11 sees the highly anticipated debut of the exclusive, weekly Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series (DWTNCS). Focused on finding the next generation of UFC talent, DWTNCS will give competitors the biggest stage of their lives as they attempt to show they have what it takes to make it onto the UFC roster.

For more details on FIGHT PASS’s schedule visit: https://www.ufc.tv/category/fightpass-live-events

About UFC®

UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader, WME | IMG, together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 163 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 35 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

Bellator PPV Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva – Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione and Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader Card on Spike

BELLATOR ANNOUNCES BROADCAST DUTIES FOR HISTORIC EVENT AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24

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LOS ANGELES – With the recently announced additions of veteran commentators Mauro Ranallo and Mike Goldberg to the current Bellator broadcast team, fight night roles have been determined for the biggest evening in the promotion’s history when Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva andBellator 180: Davis vs. Bader air live on Saturday, June 24 from Madison Square Garden in New York.

Bellator’s stacked pay-per-view event, Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva, will see play-by-play analyst Mauro Ranallo join longtime Bellator color commentator Jimmy Smith for the first time live at 10 p.m. ET/7p.m. PT, while Mike Goldberg will anchor the desk for the historic broadcast.

Earlier that evening, Goldbergis set to call the play-by-play action alongside Smith, with Ranallo set to host Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader from the desk live on SPIKE at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. Goldberg and Smith will also call the additional preliminary match-ups on Bellator.com at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

Jenn Brown will host SPIKE’s live pre-show during preliminary action, where she will be joined by popular MMA personality Brendan Schaub and Bellator lightweight Josh Thomson, who will offer unique insight and analysis leading into the historic event. Schaub and Thomson will later join Ranallo at the desk during Bellator 180. The voice of Bellator, Michael C. Williams, will take his familiar position inside the cage as the evening’s ring announcer.

Headlined by the long-awaited bout between two of the biggest names in mixed martial arts history, Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC), Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva airs live on pay-per-view beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Emanating from Madison Square in New York City, the mecca of combat sports, this blockbuster event includes a heavyweight bout between MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko and hard-hitting Matt Mitrione, along with two championship bouts, including Douglas Lima (28-6) defending his 170-pound strap against Lorenz Larkin(18-5, 1 NC) and current lightweight champion Michael Chandler (16-3) putting his world title on the line against the undefeated Brent Primus (7-0).

Prior to the pay-per-view, SPIKE will air Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader LIVE and FREE on both coasts beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The event is headlined by a light heavyweight title bout between current champ Phil Davis (17-3, 1 NC) and top contender Ryan Bader (22-5). Additionally, Bellator 180 prelims will air exclusively on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

Please visit Bellator.com and BellatorNYC.com for upcoming event information.

 

Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Card (Pay-Per-View):

Light Heavyweight Main Event: Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) vs. Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC)

Heavyweight Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC) vs. Matt Mitrione (11-5)

Welterweight World Title Bout: Douglas Lima (28-6) vs. Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC)

Lightweight World Title Bout: Michael Chandler (16-3) vs. Brent Primus (7-0)

Lightweight Feature Bout: Aaron Pico (Debut) vs. Zach Freeman (8-2)

Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader Card (SPIKE):

Light Heavyweight World Title Bout: Phil Davis (17-3, 1 NC) vs. Ryan Bader (22-5)

Featherweight Bout: James Gallagher (6-0) vs. Chinzo Machida (5-2)

Welterweight Bout: Neiman Gracie (5-0) vs. Dave Marfone (5-2)

Women¹s Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Heather Hardy (Debut) vs. Alice Yauger (4-5)

 

Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader Preliminary Card (Bellator.com):

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Ryan Couture (10-5) vs. Haim Gozali (7-3)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Jerome Mickle (2-1) vs. Anthony Giacchina (1-1)

Catchweight Preliminary Bout (168 1bs.): John Salgado (4-7-1) vs. Hugh McKenna (0-1)

Catchweight Preliminary Bout (130 1bs.): Matt Rizzo (9-2, 1 NC) vs. Sergio da Silva (6-8)

VOW Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Nate Grebb (3-1) vs. Bradley Desir (9-5)

About Bellator:

Bellator is a leading mixed martial arts and kickboxing organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly one billion people worldwide in over 160 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on SPIKE, the combat sports television leader. Bellator 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 Hollywood, Calif. 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.

 

LFA RETURNS TO DALLAS WITH WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT LFA 16 – LEE vs. MACIEL

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MAIN EVENT:

 

LFA FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION

ANDREA “KGB” LEE

vs.

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU BLACK BELT

DAVINA MACIEL

 

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

 

 

CO-MAIN EVENT:

 

FORMER LEGACY CHAMPION

STEVEN “OCHO” PETERSON

vs.

“THE CHOSEN ONE”

ANGEL HUERTA

 

FEATHERWEIGHT WAR

 

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 14th LIVE on AXS TV

THE BOMB FACTORY in DALLAS, TEXAS

Tickets are on sale NOW through TheBombFactory.com

HOUSTON, Texas – Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will return to Dallas, Texas in July with a women’s flyweight championship headliner.

 

The main event of LFA 16 will feature the first title defense in LFA history as LFA women’s flyweight champion Andrea “KGB” Lee is set to defend her world title against highly-touted Brazlian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Davina Maciel. LFA 16 – Lee vs. Maciel takes place Friday, July 14th at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

 

“Andrea Lee will defend her LFA flyweight title in her home state of Texas on July 14th,” stated Soares. “Andrea Lee is the first female champion in LFA history and will face a huge test against top Brazilian prospect Davina Maciel at LFA 16. Lee vs. Maciel is a fantastic title fight between two of the top flyweights in the world.”

 

Tickets for LFA 16 – Lee vs. Maciel are available for purchase now at TheBombFactory.com.

 

Lee (7-2) is one of the most talented female fighters in the world and a popular pick among fight fans to be the face of the newly announced UFC women’s flyweight division once the division takes hold later this year. “KGB” possesses a dynamic skill set, undeniable southern charm, and signature cowgirl accoutrements that has made her one of the most recognizable female fighters in the world. The 28-year-old champion now heads home to Texas to much fanfare as she prepares to defend her LFA flyweight title in the main event of LFA 16.

 

“I’m a proud Texas girl so I love that I’m fighting in Dallas,” Lee exclaimed. “This will be my fourth fight this year. I can’t wait to keep my momentum going with my first LFA title defense on July 14th!”

 

Maciel (6-1) is a highly-decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Cristiano Carioca. She is also a brown belt in Judo under Dejanir Nunes. The proud Brazilian fighter hails from Manaus, which is located in the state of Amazonas in the North Region of Brazil. It was there that she became an expert in various grappling disciplines before making a name for herself in MMA. Now the 32-year-old Manauense is about to realize one of her lifelong dreams. That would be competing in the United States for a world title.

 

“This is like a dream coming true. This opportunity coming up gives me huge satisfaction,” Maciel explained. “Since joining the sports, both MMA and Jiu-Jitsu, I had a dream of visiting and competing in the United States. Today we are one step away from this and I will strive as I have striven for all the achievements in my life. I am very grateful to LFA for this opportunity to fight for the flyweight world title at LFA 16.”

 

The co-main event of LFA 16 will feature a good old fashioned Texas showdown between two of Legacy FC’s most popular fighters. Former Legacy FC bantamweight champion Steven “Ocho” Peterson moves up to featherweight after headlining the inaugural LFA event at bantamweight in January. He will lock horns with fellow Legacy FC standout “The Chosen One” Angel Huerta in a bout between two fighters that competed a combined 17 times for Legacy FC. Huerta will be traveling north to Peterson’s hometown in what will be the latest chapter in the long and heated rivalry between Dallas and Houston.

Currently Announced Main Card (Televised on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):

Main Event | Women’s Flyweight Title Bout (125 lb)

– Andrea Lee (7-2) vs. Davina Maciel (6-1)

Co-Main Event | Featherweight Bout (145 lb)

– Steven Peterson (5-1) vs. Angel Huerta (9-4)

Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)

– Johnny Bedford (23-12-1) vs. Jimmy Flick (9-3)

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)

– Damon Jackson (11-2-1) vs. Eliazar Rodriguez (7-6)

Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)

– Miles Johns (4-0) vs. Levi Mowles (5-2)

In September 2016, Legacy FC and RFA officials announced that they would be merging to form the premier developmental organization in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) starting in January 2017. Legacy FC and RFA have launched the careers of over 100 athletes that have reached the pinnacle of MMA by competing in the UFC.

 

LFA 16 will be the second LFA event to take place in the City of Dallas. It will also be the fifth time that the LFA has traveled to “The Lone Star State” of Texas. Further information about LFA 16 will be announced soon. The entire main card of LFA 16 will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

Please visit LFAfighting.com for bout updates and information. LFA is on Facebook at Legacy Fighting Alliance. LFA is also on Instagram at @LFAfighting and Twitter at @LFAfighting.