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UFC RETURNS TO DALLAS w/ UFC 211: Miocic vs Dos Santos 2 n Jedrzejczyk vs Andrade

Plus:
(#2) FRANKIE EDGAR vs. (#9) YAIR RODRIGUEZ
(#3) DEMIAN MAIA vs. (#6) JORGE MASVIDAL
(#3) EDDIE ALVAREZ vs. (#10) DUSTIN POIRIER
(#2) HENRY CEJUDO vs. (#5) SERGIO PETTIS

TICKETS FOR UFC® 211: MIOCIC vs. DOS SANTOS 2

AT AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER IN DALLAS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 24

Las Vegas – UFC® is bringing one of the best cards in mixed martial arts history to American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday, May 13 live on Pay-Per-View. The event will feature two world championship bouts, with the main event pitting heavyweight kingpin Stipe Miocic against No. 4-ranked Junior Dos Santos and the co-main event showcasing the battle between strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and No. 3-ranked Jessica Andrade. In total, UFC 211®: MIOCIC vs. DOS SANTOS 2 will see five current or former UFC champions compete, as wellas 10 athletes ranked in the top 10 of their respective divisions.

In a rematch of their December 2014 Fight of the Night performance, champion Miocic (16-2, fighting out of Independence, Ohio) meets Dos Santos (18-4, fighting out of Salvador, Brazil) with the heavyweight world title at stake. Miocic, the No. 6-ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world, has been on a tear since the pair’s first meeting, recording four knockout victories over a who’s who of the division – Mark Hunt, Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem. Dos Santos walked out of the first matchup victorious and hopes to pick up where he left off in the second bout. The Brazilian first won the title in 2011 with a first-round knockout of Cain Velasquez. Since then he’s also recorded knockouts over Frank Mir and Mark Hunt. With 26 combined knockouts, this championship bout has Performance of the Night written all over it.

One of the most dominant champions in the UFC, Jedrzejczyk (13-0, fighting out of Olsztyn, Poland) returns to the city where she captured UFC gold. This time around, the champion is looking to score her fifth successful title defense – ranking her as the second longest tenured UFC titleholder behind only Demetrious Johnson. One of the best strikers in the sport, Jedrzejczyk meets arguably her most well-rounded opponent to date in Andrade (16-5, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Owner of seven submission victories and five knockouts, Andrade can finish her opponent wherever the fight goes. She’s undefeated at 115 pounds and is riding a three-fight win streak as she heads into Dallas.

Plus, in a battle of old school versus new school, former lightweight champion and current No. 2 featherweight Frankie Edgar (20-5-1, fighting out of Toms River, N.J.) takes on No. 9 Yair Rodriguez (11-1, fighting out of Chicago, Ill.) in what could produce a future challenger for the 145-pound crown. Edgar has long been one of the top athletes in the sport and has wins over BJ Penn, Jeremy Stephens, Chad Mendes and Urijah Faber. The 35-year-old New Jersey native has exceptional wrestling to go along with solid striking and jiu-jitsu and will be gunning for one more shot at the title. Perhaps the brightest prospect in MMA is 24-year-old Rodriguez, who is undefeated inside the Octagon®. Coming off his biggest win to date, a second-round knockout over UFC Hall of Famer Penn, Rodriguez looks to earn his place among the elite at 145 pounds by knocking off another legend in Edgar.

Additional Bouts:

· One of the most feared jiu-jitsu players in MMA, No. 3 Demian Maia (24-6, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil)hopes to keep his title aspirations alive against surging No. 6 Jorge Masvidal (32-11, fighting out of Miami, Fla.) in a welterweight showdown.
· Former lightweight champion, No. 3 Eddie Alvarez (28-5, fighting out of Philadelphia, Penn.) and lethal finisher, No. 10 Dustin Poirier (21-5, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) collide at 155 pounds.
· In a battle of top five flyweights, Olympic gold medalist, No. 2 Henry Cejudo (10-2, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.) meets flashy striker, No. 5 Sergio Pettis (15-2, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.).
· Fort Worth’s James Vick (9-1, fighting out of Fort Worth, Texas) gets a home game against knockout artist Polo Reyes (8-3, fighting out of Tepic, Mexico) in a lightweight duel.
· Arlington-based submission ace Chas Skelly (17-2, fighting out of Arlington, Texas) clashes with fellow jiu-jitsu specialist Jason Knight (19-2, fighting out of D’Iberville, Miss.) in a featherweight bout.
· Exciting up-and-comer Gabriel Benitez (19-6, fighting out of Tijuana, Mexico) takes on The Ultimate Fighter®: Latin America season 2 winner Enrique Barzola (13-3-1, fighting out of Lima, Peru) at 145 pounds.

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

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Tickets for UFC® 211: MIOCIC vs. DOS SANTOS 2 go on sale Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m. CT and are priced at $400, $225, $150, $100, $75 and $50 (prices do not include applicable service charges or fees). Tickets are available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and will be available at the American Airlines Center box office. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, March 22 at 10 a.m. CT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, March 23 starting at 10 a.m. CT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

UFC
® 211: MIOCIC vs. DOS SANTOS 2
will be available live on Pay-Per-View on Saturday, May 13 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Vubiquity, and in Canada on BellTV, Rogers, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Canal Indigo for a suggested retail price of $49.99 US/CAN for Standard Definition and $59.99 US/CAN for High-Definition.

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 152 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.

Three title bouts headline UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden

UFC® BRINGS POWERFUL LINEUP FOR DEBUT IN NEW YORK CITY WITH THREE

WORLD TITLE BOUTS

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(C) EDDIE ALVAREZ vs. (C) CONOR McGREGOR
(C) TYRON WOODLEY vs. (#2) STEPHEN THOMPSON(C) JOANNA JEDRZEJCZYK vs. (#2) KAROLINA KOWALKIEWICZ
TICKETS FOR UFC® 205: ALVAREZ vs. McGREGOR AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN NEW YORK CITY ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30  

Las Vegas — For the first time in company history, the Octagon® lands in New York on Saturday, November 12. The historic Madison Square Garden will play host to the highly anticipated event and UFC® is bringing no shortage of star power to celebrate, as UFC® 205: ALVAREZ vs. McGREGOR plays host to three world titles bouts, featuring four current champions, including Eddie Alvarez, Conor McGregor, Tyron Woodley and Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

Philadelphia’s Alvarez (28-4, fighting out of Philadelphia, Penn.) will make a short trip to the “Big Apple” for his first title defense against Irish phenom and featherweight champion McGregor (20-3, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland). Coming off a first round knockout of Rafael Dos Anjos, coupled with his championship caliber wrestling, Alvarez is the complete package. The 32-year-old finisher has 17 wins by knockout and five by submission and is looking to prove that he is the best fighter in the world with a win over one of the most popular and talented athletes in the sport while “The Notorious” one looks to become the first athlete in UFC history to hold belts simultaneously in two different weight classes. Already sitting atop the featherweight division and the No. 4 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world, McGregor is no stranger to making history and he hopes to do so once again in New York City.

In the co-main event, the welterweight world title will be on the line as Woodley (16-3, fighting out of St. Louis, Mo.) clashes with No. 2 ranked Thompson (13-1, fighting out of Simpsonville, S.C.). Woodley possesses one-punch knockout power and is coming off a first round finish of former champion Robbie Lawler. A two-time NCAA Div. 1 All-American wrestler, Woodley is one of the most well-rounded athletes in MMA. Thompson is riding a seven-fight winning streak that has seen him finish four of those bouts via knockout. “Wonderboy” is a world champion kickboxer with a perfect 57-0 record, including more than 40 knockouts. Not likely to go the distance, this bout is an early contender for Fight of the Night.

Polish pride will be overflowing when strawweight champion Jedrzejczyk (12-0, fighting out of Olsztyn, Poland) looks for her fourth consecutive title defense against fellow Poland native Kowalkiewicz (10-0, fighting out of Lodz, Poland). Both women sport perfect records and look to leave The Garden with that “0” intact. Jedrzejczyk is widely considered to be amongst the top strikers in MMA, using her crisp, quick punches to keep her opponents at bay. Currently the No. 8-ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world, the champion may have finally found her match in the striking department. Kowalkiewicz is also a Muay Thai champion and she uses that skillset to pick apart her opponents. With three first round finishes, Kowalkiewicz has finishing power in both her hands and in her jiu-jitsu attack.

Additional bouts:

·       A welterweight showdown between surging contenders Kelvin Gastelum (13-2, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif.) and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (31-7, 1NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.)

·       Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman (13-1, fighting out of Baldwin, N.Y.) makes his hometown debut against Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero (11-1, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.)

·       Top-ranked bantamweight Miesha Tate (18-6, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) returns to the Octagon against No. 8 Raquel Pennington (8-6, fighting out of Colorado Springs, Colo.)

·       Former lightweight champion and current No. 2 ranked featherweight Frankie Edgar (19-5-1, fighting out of Toms River, N.J.) collides with knockout artist, No. 7 Jeremy Stephens (25-12, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.)

·       New York native and former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans (24-5-1, fighting out of Boca Raton, Fla.) makes his middleweight debut against No. 13 Tim Kennedy (18-5, fighting out of Austin, Texas)

·       Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace, No. 14 Rafael Natal (21-7-1, fighting out of New York, N.Y.) meets heavy-handed Tim Boetsch (19-10, fighting out of Sunbury, Penn.) in the 185-pound division

·       Fan favorite Jim Miller (27-8, 1 NC, fighting out of Sparta, N.J) welcomes Muay Thai expert Thiago Alves (26-10, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) to the lightweight division

·       Lyman Good (19-3, 1 NC, fighting out of New York, N.Y.) gets a home match when he meets fellow welterweight striker Belal Muhammad (10-1, fighting out of Chicago, Ill.)

·       No. 9 bantamweight Liz Carmouche (9-5, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.)  collides with hot prospect, No. 14 Katlyn Chookagian (8-0, fighting out of Kenilworth, N.J.)

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

Tickets for UFC® 205: ALVAREZ vs. McGREGOR go on sale Friday, September 30 at 10 a.m. ET and are priced at $1,500, $1,000, $800, $600, $450, $250 and $100 (prices do not include applicable service charges and handling fees). Tickets are available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000. Ticket sales are limited to four (4) per person. *Prices subject to change*

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, September 28 at 10 a.m. ET via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, September 29 starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com. 

UFC® 205: ALVAREZ vs. McGREGOR will be available live on Pay-Per-View on Saturday, November 12 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Vubiquity, and in Canada on BellTV, Rogers, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Canal Indigo for a suggested retail price of $49.99 US/CAN for Standard Definition and $59.99 US/CAN for High-Definition. 

About UFC®

UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in London, Toronto, Sao Paulo and Singapore, 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 over 156 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 29 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.

MMA Fight Radio Thurs June 30

Guests: Eddie Alvarez, Douglas Lima, Campbell McLaren, Jordan Larson and Dan Moret

 

Listen Live: http://tunein.com/radio/NBC-Sports-Radio-AM-1060-s32383/ 

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

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MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, our host “Broadway” Jay Pagliaro and co-hosts: Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge with recurring guest co-host MMA Fighter Efrain Escudero.  Airing on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060AM

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

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

Southeast Coast Correspondent Scott Lewis

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

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

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

 

UFC Fight Night 90 JULY 07, 2016 / MGM /LAS VEGAS

Eddie Alvarez 27 – 4 – 0 vs Rafael dos Anjos 25 – 7 – 0

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RFA 40 JULY 15, 2016 / MYSTIC LAKE CASINO HOTEL, PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA

Dan Moret vs Alex Gilpin

 Jordan Larson vs Jonathan Thomson

RFA Larson vs Thomson RFA 40 Moret vs Gilpin

BELLATOR 158 JULY 16, 2016 / O2 ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND
Douglas Lima 26 – 6 – 0 vs Paul Daley 38 – 13 – 2

 

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Far Left: Dhiego Lima, Douglas Lima and Penny Buffington
Far Left: Dhiego Lima, Douglas Lima and Penny Buffington

 

Campbell McLaren to discuss:
COMBATE AMERICAS
 The first U.S. Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise in history
 Founded by UFC co-creator Campbell McLaren and co-owned by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Bunim/Murray Productions, Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) and Andurand Capital
 Integrates prominent Hispanic pop culture and sports celebrities such as Daddy Yankee, Kate Del Castillo, Alberto Del Rio, Regulo Caro and Cynthia Olavarria into its television programming
 –Title sponsor is health insurance company, Aspira A Mas  –Became the first fight-themed show to win a major television award – “Best Variety or Reality Series” – at the 29th annual Imagen Awards in August 2014
 –Won “Best Show or Reality Show” at the CableFax Awards in October 2014
 –Live event series, “Road To The Championship,” launched on NBC Universo with a twohour telecast from Las Vegas on September 17, 2015
 –Features the best up and coming Hispanic professional MMA fighters from the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico and elsewhere
 –The best performers in each weight class from the “Road To The Championship” will face off in the first Combate Americas world title bouts in history, beginning September 2016
 –Recently signed 40 athletes to exclusive, multi-fight promotional agreements

Combate Americas

 

MMA AT IT’S FINEST

MMA Fight Radio Thurs June 11

Eddie Alvarez, Douglas Lima, Jesse Brock, Rene Leon and Josh Jauncey

Listen in Live then call in: 602 260 1060 when told, to win

We are giving away:

All winners must provide ID matching the winners names and info:

Each caller who qualifies will win: 1 pair of tickets to UFC 188 live at a Phoenix Fathom Event Movie Theater & a DVD copy of UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez.

Winners pick up DVD at Arizona Event Center. Please call 480 779 7716 for pickup on FRI only. BUT the Movie Theater Tickets will be emailed. Winners must provide email address.

We are also giving away 5 pair of tickets to this Sat event, Bounded Fist Muay Thai ( winners pickup at ticket window night of fights) Also use the code DISCOUNT all caps @ https://www.purplepass.com/ for BUY 1 get 1 FREE.

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

 

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This Saturday UFC 188 history will be made as the long awaited heavyweight fight between reigning champion Cain Velasquez and interim title holder Fabricio Werdum will finally take place. Order UFC 188: Velasquez vs Werdum- live on Pay-Per-View this Saturday at 10pm/9c or watch it live on the big screen at a theater near you! Go to fathomevents.com for participating theaters.

http://www.ufc.com/event/UFC188

Josh Jauncey  the runner up in the Contender Tournament at GLORY 22

Josh Jauncey
Josh Jauncey

 

 

MMA Fight Radio

 

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

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

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.

 

UFC exclusive interview with Eddie Alvarez

UFC 188 June 13, 2015 / Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Eddie Alvarez 25 – 4 – 0 vs Gilbert Melendez 22 – 4 – 0

Eddie Alvarez twitter
Eddie Alvarez twitter

 

 

We interview Rene Leon  from Bounded Fist Muay Thai – Event takes place:  this Sat Jun 13

Arizona Event Center, LLC. 1300 S Country Club Dr Suite 105, Mesa, Arizona 85210

 

Rene Leon and Frank Mir
Rene Leon and Frank Mir

 

Douglas Lima defending his Welterweight Title….
Bellator 140 July 17, 2015 / Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Douglas Lima 26 – 5 – 0 vs Andrey Koreshkov 17 – 1 – 0

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Dhiego Lima, Douglas Lima and Penny Buffington

 

RFA 27 July 03, 2015 / CenturyLink Arena, Boise, Idaho, United States

Jesse Brock 19 – 8 – 0 vs Joe Murphy 8 – 2 – 0

 

RFA 27

 

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

Sports Radio Phoenix 1060AM

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

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

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