UFC® APPLAUDS ANTI-PIRACY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

City of London Police Execute Warrant Against Suspect

image001Las Vegas – UFC® today announced it is cooperating with law enforcement officials from the City of London Police and its Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) regarding an investigation into the illegal distribution of UFC programming.

On March 18, the PIPCU executed a warrant to search and seize computers and property suspected of being used for criminal activity. A 55-year-old suspect, believed to be one of the internet’s biggest illegal uploaders of mixed martial arts and wrestling content, was arrested and remanded into police custody following the execution of the search warrant for his alleged involvement into the illegal distribution of protected content. Authorities estimate the suspect’s operation may have shared files that led to more than 2 million downloads. The suspect has been taken in for questioning as part of the ongoing investigation.

In the course of the search of the suspect’s residence in Coalville, Leicestershire, PIPCU uncovered computers, electronic equipment, and other evidence to assist in determining the extent of the unlawful activity and the potential damages incurred as a result of these crimes.

UFC has assisted local law enforcement authorities around the world in identifying potential infringers of intellectual property laws relating to the illegal distribution of copyrighted broadcasts. The UFC is committed to providing any assistance to PIPCU’s investigation into the illegal distribution of the company’s content and will make records and documents available to investigators.

“The UFC organization hopes this investigation and arrest by PIPCU will result in a significant decrease in the illegal online distribution of our intellectual property and broadcasts,” UFC Chief Legal Officer Kirk Hendrick said. “We take online piracy very seriously and will continue to work with law enforcement officials around the world to prevent illegal sharing of UFC content.”

About UFC®

UFC® is the premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization and largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in London, Toronto, Singapore and Sao Paulo, UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. UFC programming is broadcast in 129 countries and territories to nearly 800 million TV households worldwide in 28 different languages. The UFC has a multi-year broadcast agreement with FOX in the U.S., which annually includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network, as well as The Ultimate Fighter® reality television show and thousands of hours of programming on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. In 2014, UFC launched UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content. The UFC organization also licenses over 100 UFC GYM® locations, and owns UFC.TV® (offering live event broadcasts and video on-demand around the world), UFC FIT® (an in-home fitness and nutrition program), UFC Magazine, and has a videogame franchise with EA SPORTS, UFC Fight Club®, UFC Fan Expo®, UFC branded apparel, DVDs and Blu-rays and Topps Trading Cards. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter and Instagram: @UFC.

MMA Fight Radio Thurs March 19

She’s back! Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña, Chad Mendes, Randy Steinke and  Benny Madrid

 

MMA Fight Radio airing on  NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060 AM Thursdays 6-8pm

 

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MMA Fight Radio  is Arizona’s original expert and best source for MMA. Hosted by Scott Lewis, Jay Pagliaro and UFC light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo. With recurring guest co-hosts Dave Bernstein and Efrain Escudero: UFC lightweight and coach of Season 2 TUF Latin America.

News, Reviews and Interviews with today’s hottest national and local fighters, including expert analysis of all things MMA: including the UFC, Bellator, 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 FIGHT NIGHT APRIL 04, 2015 / PATRIOT CENTER, FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES JULIANNA PENA 5 – 2 – 0 vs MILANA DUDIEVA 11 – 3 – 0

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT APRIL 04, 2015 / PATRIOT CENTER, FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES CHAD MENDES 16 – 2 – 0 vs RICARDO LAMAS 15 – 3 – 0

Below sketch by Matthew Glover

Chad Mendes

 

Chad “Moneymaker” Mendes Video highlights from 2014:

 

WSOF 19

MARCH 28, 2015 / COMERICA THEATRE, PHOENIX, AZ

RANDY STEINKE 15 – 8 – 1 vs JUAN ARCHULETA 5 – 0 – 0

 

Randy Steinke
Randy Steinke

 

WSOF 19 can also be watched live at: http://www.nbcsports.com/

 

WSOF 19: Gaethje vs Palomino Sat March 28th in Phoenix!

More info on event and fight card: http://www.mmafightradio.com/2015/03/10/phoenix-az-is-set-for-wsof-19-gaethje-vs-palomino-card-complete-with-12-bout/


WSOF 19 MARCH 28, 2015 / COMERICA THEATRE, PHOENIX

BENNY MADRID 7 – 2 – 0 vs JIMMY SPICUZZA 5 – 2 – 0

BENNY MADRID
BENNY MADRID

 

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

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Real-life superhero makes his WSOF debut

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING SIGNS
COSTUMED CRIME FIGHTER AND
UNDEFEATED MMA STAR PHOENIX JONES

Real-life superhero makes his WSOF debut on April 10 at
Foxwoods Resort Casino in Conn., live on NBCSN

 

LAS VEGAS (March 12, 2015) –World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) has signed costumed crime fighter and undefeated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) star Phoenix Jones aka Ben “Flattop” Fodor, who was the subject of a recent, in-depth feature story onESPN SportsCenter, to a multi-fight contract.

The 26-year-old Fodor (5-0-1), who has gained widespread attention for his exploits as a superhero-like protector of the Seattle, Wash. streets where he resides, will make his debut for the world championship MMA promotion against an opponent to be determined at WSOF 20: Branch vs. Markes at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. on Friday, April 10, live on NBCSN.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ben Fodor, who has not only been making waves as an unbeaten professional in our great sport, but who has also shown himself to be an incredibly courageous and selfless human being by risking his safety in the streets of Seattle to help and inspire others,” said WSOF President, six-time world champion and two-time Hall of Famer Ray Sefo.

Fodor, the brother of fellow MMA standout Caros Fodor, made national headlines as Phoenix Jones for the first time in 2011 after thwarting a number of street crimes, including burglary and assault, while clad from head to toe in a black and gold body suit.

That year, Fodor also launched the now-defunct Rain City Superhero Movement, a self-described crime fighting brigade consisting of over a dozen costumed activists dedicated to curbing crime in Seattle.

In the cage, Fodor, a protégé of retired MMA star and famed trainer Matt Hume, has become a ferocious force to be reckoned with, going unbeaten in his first 6 professional starts after amassing a stellar 15-2 amateur career record.

In his last effort on Feb. 21, Fodor submitted Jason Novelli with a rear-naked choke in the third round (3:06) of their matchup in Tacoma, Wash.

Priced from $39.99, tickets for WSOF 20: Branch vs. Markes at Foxwoods Resort Casino are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.  The event will be headlined by the second matchup – David Branch (15-3) vs. Ronny Markes (15-3) – in the multi-event tournament that will crown its winner the inaugural WSOF world light heavyweight (205 pounds) champion.

The live NBCSN telecast of WSOF 20 begins at 9:00 p.m. EST/6:00 p.m. PST on Friday, April 10.

MMA Fight Radio Thurs March 12

UFC exclusive with Henry Cejudo,  Burt Watson, Lauren Murphy, Tom Lawlor, John Crouch with  guest co host Joe Gigliotti

 

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MMA Fight Radio airing on  NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060 AM Thursdays 6-8pm

 

MMA Fight Radio  is Arizona’s original expert and best source for MMA. Hosted by Scott Lewis, Jay Pagliaro and UFC light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo. With recurring guest co-hosts Dave Bernstein and Efrain Escudero: UFC lightweight and coach of Season 2 TUF Latin America.

News, Reviews and Interviews with today’s hottest national and local fighters, including expert analysis of all things MMA: including the UFC, Bellator, 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.

 

MMA Fight Radio:

You may listen via the internet, or phone app or if local on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060AM

Show hosts include Scott Lewis and Jay Pagliaro along with UFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT Ryan “THE BIG DEAL” Jimmo

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

For sponsor / advertising opportunities on MMA FIGHT RADIO SHOW contact Scott Lewis @ cubelewis@gmail.com or 602 770 4480 cell

Listen to Past shows: https://soundcloud.com/mmafightradio

 

UFC  FIGHT NIGHT

APRIL 04, 2015 / PATRIOT CENTER, FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA

LAUREN MURPHY 8 – 1 – 0 vs LIZ CARMOUCHE 9 – 5 – 0

 

Carmouche vs Murphy

UFC 185

MARCH 14, 2015 / AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER, DALLAS, TEXAS

HENRY CEJUDO 7 – 0 – 0 vs CHRIS CARIASO 17 – 6 – 0

Scott Lewis and Henry Cejudo
Scott Lewis and Henry Cejudo

 

Tom Lawlor – UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT

Tom Lawlor

 

From the MMA Lab John Crouch: Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor http://www.mmalab.com/

John CrouchJohn Crouch MMA Lab

 

Jay Pagliaro, Joe Gigliotti and Ryan Jimmo
Jay Pagliaro, Joe Gigliotti and Ryan Jimmo

WSOF 19

MARCH 28, 2015 / COMERICA THEATRE, PHOENIX

JOSEPH GIGLIOTTI 3 – 0 – 0 vs BRENDAN TIERNEY 11 – 6 – 0

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Duel for Domination Sat March 14 at the Arizona Event Center

More info… http://www.mmafightradio.com/2015/03/10/duel-for-domination-mma-sat-march-14-fight-card/

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Burt Watson former UFC event coordinator

Burt Watson

 

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Pre-fight interview with Johny Hendricks

185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos

 MARCH 14

JOHNY HENDRICKS 16 – 3 – 0 vs MATT BROWN 19 – 12 – 0

 

 

Main Card
Weight class
Lightweight Anthony Pettis (c) vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Women’s Strawweight Carla Esparza (c) vs. Joanna JÄ™drzejczyk
Welterweight Johny Hendricks vs. Matt Brown
Heavyweight Roy Nelson vs. Alistair Overeem
Flyweight Chris Cariaso vs. Henry Cejudo
Preliminary Card (FX)
Lightweight Ross Pearson vs. Sam Stout
Middleweight Elias Theodorou vs. Roger Narvaez
Lightweight Daron Cruickshank vs. Beneil Dariush
Heavyweight Jared Rosholt vs. Josh Copeland
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Flyweight Sergio Pettis vs. Ryan Benoit
Lightweight Jake Lindsey vs. Joseph Duffy
Women’s Bantamweight Larissa Pacheco vs. Germaine de Randamie

 

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® 22 TRYOUTS

TRYOUT DATE FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON OF THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® MOVED TO MONDAY, APRIL 27

 

Tryouts to be held in Las Vegas at Palace Station

Open to lightweight and welterweight men

 

Las Vegas, Nevada – Official tryouts for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter® are now scheduled to take place at Palace Station in Las Vegas, Nev. on Monday, April 27. Tryouts are open to 155 and 170-pound men with a winning professional record.

The winner of this season of The Ultimate Fighter® will win a lucrative contract with the UFC®. This season of The Ultimate Fighter will begin filming in May and will premiere on FOX Sports 1 in September 2015.

Candidates must attend tryouts. Additionally, they must be male, between the ages of 21 and 34 years of age, have the legal ability to live and work in the United States and have professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight experience – holding a winning record with a minimum of three professional fights (with verifiable records). Applications, which should be completed and brought to the tryouts, can be found online at http://www.ufc.com/tuf22. Tryout details are provided below:

 

Where:

Palace Station Hotel, 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

Tryouts will be held in the Grand Ballroom

When:

Monday, April 27, 2015

Registration begins @ 8:00 a.m. PT

Fighters will be required to grapple & hit pads. Please bring appropriate gear.

*Applicants will be notified at the end of the tryouts if they have been selected to participate in the casting finals process. If selected, applicants must be prepared to stay in Las Vegas until May 1, 2015.

Questions can be directed to: TUFcasting@ufc.com

The Ultimate Fighter®, which debuted in 2005, has launched the careers of some of the UFC’s most recognizable names and successful athletes. The series has produced champions such as Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, TJ Dillashaw, Carla Esparza and Matt Serra, as well as season winners Michael Bisping, Ryan Bader, Nate Diaz and John Dodson.

For more show information, bios, videos and photos, visit ultimatefighter.com and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @UltimateFighter or onFacebook.com/TUF.

Duel For Domination MMA Sat March 14 Fight Card

 

Great job matchmaker Scott Lewis! His first card!

Main Event – Pro Fight 145 lbs 3×5

Keoni Diggs (2-0, MMA LAB) vs Gabriel Palomares (3-2, Fight Ready MMA and Fitness )

Co-Main Event – Pro Fight 145 lbs 3×5

David Arcangel (0-0, 7-1 ammy, Power MMA & Fitness ) vs Alex Arredondo
(0-0, 4-1 ammy, MMA LAB)

Undercard – Amateur 3×3

Adam Barnett ( 3-1, 185, El Nino’s in SF) vs Seth Monty (0-0, 170-185, Power MMA)

Kurt Taneal (1-0, 145, Seige MMA) vs Kyler Phillips (1-0, 145, MMA Lab)

Tyler Cattey (1-0, 170, Power MMA) vs Adeen Wilson (0-1, 170, Team AD)

Armando Villalobos (0-1, 135, Siege MMA) vs Talon Glasser (0-0, 135, Dawg Pound)

Jeff Nelson (1-1, 170, Impact MMA) vs TBA

Peter Quezeda (2-3, 170-175, Impact MMA) vs TBA

Mike Hamel (MMA Lab, 1-0, 145) vs TBA

 

Fight card is subject to change

 

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