Tag Archives: Ed Soares

RFA and Legacy FC merge

RFA MMA AND LEGACY FC TO COMBINE FORCES IN 2017

In the world of mixed martial arts, two promotions have established themselves as the premier organizations for athletes to prove they belong on the sport’s biggest stage.

Now, those two organizations will become one.

Officials from Legacy Fighting Championship and Resurrection Fighting Alliance are happy to announce the two organizations will merge to launch a new promotion: Legacy Fighting Alliance.

“This is an exciting day for everyone involved,” RFA President Ed Soares said. “What our two companies have accomplished individually is remarkable, but the sky is truly the limit when you consider what will come next.

“Our athletes will have an unrivaled platform to compete in front of a nationally televised audience – not to mention in more than 40 countries around the world – and prove they are worthy of a spot at the sport’s highest level. Our existing companies have placed more than 100 fighters in just the UFC and Bellator, alone. Quite simply, for the fighters on our roster, the future is now.”

Legacy Fighting Alliance will officially launch in January 2017, with Soares serving as CEO. Longtime MMA exec Sven Bean will serve as Legacy Fighting Alliance COO.

“With this merger, we have created – without a doubt – the premier developmental league in the sport of MMA,” Bean said. “The team we have assembled brings together so much knowledge and experience at every level. The formation of Legacy Fighting Alliance is a game changer for the industry. I am excited for the future and what it will hold for the organization and its athletes.”

After signing a new multi-year contract, AXS TV will remain the exclusive broadcast home of the new organization, and Legacy Fighting Alliance is currently planning to air 30 shows in 2017.

“Legacy Fighting Alliance just catapulted to the top of the list when you are talking about fights that matter in 2017,” AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon said. “Together, these two organizations bring unrivaled experience and success in identifying athletes that make it to the next level.  Our new long-term deal solidifies our belief in Legacy Fighting Alliance’s mission and to our sport.”

Soares believes the new promotion will further streamline both existing companies’ goals of taking developing athletes and helping them reach their full potential.

“I have no doubt Legacy Fighting Alliance will be the premier destination for fighters hoping to reach a global stage,” Soares said. “In the same way that college football provides athletes a chance to prove they belong in the NFL or AAA baseball allows players to reach the Major Leagues, our organization will give fighters a chance to gain the experience of competing in a top-tier organization, develop a fanbase on national and international TV, and potentially reach the next level of their career.”

While further details will be announced in the coming weeks, current plans call for Legacy Fighting Alliance’s debut show to match up reigning Legacy Fighting Championship title holders with their Resurrection Fighting Alliance counterparts to crown the new promotion’s inaugural champions.

“We believe the merger of Legacy Fighting Championship and Resurrection Fighting Alliance is an exciting and logical progression of the sport,” Legacy FC President Mick Maynard said. “As AAA baseball is to MLB, we will continue to develop the best prospects by providing a proving ground and a stage for the fighters to grow that is unrivaled in the sport. In addition, this merger brings together some of the best minds in the business. It truly is an MMA dream team, and it will continue to build our Legacy in the world of MMA.”

Legacy Fighting Alliance – The Future is Now.

About RFA: RFA 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. The RFA presents live events on a monthly basis around the United States including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver and Milwaukee. RFA can be seen live in over 43 million homes nationally through its television deal with AXS TV. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, RFA 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 Legacy Fighting Championship:
Legacy Fighting Championship is one of the largest Mixed Martial Arts promotion companies in the world. The promotion hosts many of the top-ranked fighters in the sport. Based in Houston, Texas, Legacy FC has eight weight divisions and enforces the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. The promotion is producing 14 live events in 2016. In 2013, Legacy was recognized as one of “Houston’s Fast 100” growing businesses by the Houston Business Journal and has a national television deal with AXS TV. For more information on Legacy Fighting Championship, please visit http://legacyfights.tv.
 
About AXS TV Fights: AXS TV Fights is renowned for its universally recognized Friday Night Mixed Martial Arts and Kickboxing events. As Your Home For MMA, AXS TV utilizes an expansive network of promotions from the United States, Canada, and Europe. And Asia to broadcast more LIVE fights than any other television network. “The Voice” Michael Schiavello and five-time MMA world-champion Pat Miletich provide viewers expert play-by-play, in-depth fighter coverage, and extensive analysis to each fight card. AXS TV broadcasts world-class LIVE fight events from RFA, Lion Fight, Legacy FC, and MFC every Friday night at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET.

MMA Fight Radio Thurs Jan 7

Guests Zac Riley,  Charles Rosa , Mike Ricci, Andres Ponce, Ed Soares and Billy Murray

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

To listen on your cell phone choose the appropriate link:

To listen via Google Play App http://tiny.cc/ail3ux

To listen via IPhone App http://tiny.cc/3ll3ux

Via computer just wait for this page to load and listen live

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.

 

 

Zac Riley  –   “The Anointed Warrior”

RFA 34 JAN 15, 2016 / 1STBANK CENTER, BROOMFIELD, CO.

Zac Riley 3 – 3 – 0 vs Hugo Viana 8 – 3 – 0    @ZRiley777

Zac Riley RFA 34

 

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,  and Lyoto Machida.

RFA 34 Jan 15 2016

Ed Soares
Ed Soares RFA President

 

Andres Ponce – In studio guest WSOF  Fighter – formerly from IMPACT MMA & FITNESS

Andres Ponce
Andres Ponce
head kick Andres Ponce WSOF March 2015
Head kick Andres Ponce WSOF March 2015

 

Charles Rosa – UFC Fight Night 81 JAN 17, 2016 / TD GARDEN, BOSTON, MA Charles Rosa 10 – 2 – 0 vs  Jim Hettes 11 – 3 – 0 @CharlesRosaMMA

Charles Rosa with Robbie Lawler UFC Champ
Charles Rosa with Robbie Lawler UFC Champ

 

Billy Murray –  to “talk about my connection between myself, fighters and my business.” www.hosstylecasting.com  @HosstyleC

Hosstyle Casting
Hosstyle Casting

 

Hosstyle™Casting ‏@HosstyleC 33m33 minutes ago CEO Billy Murray Working hard
Hosstyle™Casting ‏@HosstyleC 33m33 minutes ago
CEO Billy Murray Working hard

 

 Mike Ricci – WSOF 27 JAN 23, 2016 / FEDEX FORUM, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

Mike Ricci 11 – 4 – 0 vs Caros Fodor 10 – 4 – 0

Mike Ricci WSOF
Mike Ricci WSOFMike Ricci WSOF

 

Duel for Domination next Event  Sat March 2016 at the Arizona Event Center

Duel for Domination

Bounded Fist Muay Thai at the Arizona Event Center

 

Bounded Fist Muay Thai

 

You may listen via the internet, or phone app or if local on NBC

To listen LIVE on your cell phone choose the appropriate link:

To listen LIVE via Google Play App http://tiny.cc/ail3ux

To listen via LIVE  via IPhone App http://tiny.cc/3ll3ux

Via computer just wait for this page to load and listen live

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

To listen on your cell phone choose the appropriate link:

To listen via Google Play App http://tiny.cc/ail3ux

To listen via IPhone App http://tiny.cc/3ll3ux

Via computer just wait for this page to load and listen live

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.

 

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.

Shannon-Knapp-Invicta-Fight
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

 

You may listen via the internet, or phone app or if local on NBC

To listen LIVE on your cell phone choose the appropriate link:

To listen LIVE via Google Play App http://tiny.cc/ail3ux

To listen via LIVE  via IPhone App http://tiny.cc/3ll3ux

Via computer just wait for this page to load and listen live

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

To listen on your cell phone choose the appropriate link:

To listen via Google Play App http://tiny.cc/ail3ux

To listen via IPhone App http://tiny.cc/3ll3ux

Via computer just wait for this page to load and listen live

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

 

You may listen via the internet, or phone app or if local on NBC

To listen LIVE on your cell phone choose the appropriate link:

To listen LIVE via Google Play App http://tiny.cc/ail3ux

To listen via LIVE  via IPhone App http://tiny.cc/3ll3ux

Via computer just wait for this page to load and listen live

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

To listen on your cell phone choose the appropriate link:

To listen via Google Play App http://tiny.cc/ail3ux

To listen via IPhone App http://tiny.cc/3ll3ux

Via computer just wait for this page to load and listen live

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

 

You may listen via the internet, or phone app or if local on NBC

To listen LIVE on your cell phone choose the appropriate link:

To listen LIVE via Google Play App http://tiny.cc/ail3ux

To listen via LIVE  via IPhone App http://tiny.cc/3ll3ux

Via computer just wait for this page to load and listen live