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MMA Fight Radio Thurs Sept 15

Guests: Henry Cejudo, Bobby Lashley, Derek Brunson, Jake Shields, Nate Marquardt,  Drakkar Klose , Roland Saria

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 “Big Jay Bowski” Jay Pagliaro, co-hosts: UFC Fighter Joe Gigliotti,  and Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge with recurring guest co-host’s 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!

 

 BELLATOR 162 OCTOBER 21, 2016 / FEDEX FORUM, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

Bobby Lashley 14 – 2 – 0 vs Josh Appelt 12 – 5 – 0

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 UFC Fight Night 96 OCT. 01, 2016 / MODA CENTER, PORTLAND, OREGON

   Nate Marquardt 34 – 16 – 2 vs Tamdan McCrory 14 – 4 – 0

 

Roland Saria in studio guest to discuss – UCFC Kickboxing n Muay Thai September 17, 2016 @azeventcenter Mesa, AZ

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In studio Drakkar Klose 5-0-1 to discuss his upcoming RFA debut vs Hugh Pulley 6-2 RFA 44 Fri Sept 30 live on AXS TV from St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, Missouri

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WSOF 34 NOVEMBER 12, 2016 / BUDWEISER EVENTS CENTER, LOVELAND, CO

Jake Shields 31 – 8 – 1 vs Jon Fitch 28 – 7 – 1

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Henry Cejudo – UFC exclusive Coach on The Ultimate Fighter vs Joe Benavides

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Derek Brunson – UFC exclusive  – UFC FIGHT NIGHT 94

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 / STATE FARM ARENA, HIDALGO, TEXAS, UNITED STATES

Derek Brunson 15 – 3 – 0 Uriah Hall vs 12 – 6 – 0

 

MMA AT IT’S FINEST

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The Journey of The MMA Lab

Written by MMA Fight Radio Host Jay Pagliaro

Photo’s by Bill Merritt MMA Fight Radio Photographer

Since opening their doors in 2007, The MMA Lab’s journey has taken them from upstart gym in Glendale, Arizona to one of the top teams in the sport and home of one of Mixed Martial Arts’ top fighters.

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Behind every great team is a great coach, and for the MMA Lab, their Vince Lombardi is John Crouch. The first degree black belt under MMA pioneer Royce Gracie joined The Lab upon its opening in 2007 to teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA. The fit proved to be a perfect one, as Crouch has used his expertise to grow the team into one of the sport’s best.

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One fighter who has seen results of Couch’s expertise is mutli-promotion bantamweight champion Braden Goodwin. After cutting his teeth with Universal MMA in Mesa, Goodwin (6-5) recently joined The Lab where he quickly noticed the positive effects of Crouch’s coaching.

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“There are many things that make him (Crouch) an elite coach,” Goodwin said. “He has such knowledge of the game. He’s a smart man who has been doing this a long time and has a black belt under the Gracies. He’s been able to coach many fighters to the UFC and to championships.”

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While winning is obviously of importance to Crouch, he states the secret to his success is building family based mentality which gives his fighters the opportunity to maximize their fullest potential.

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“We just try to have a family. That’s important to me.” Crouch said. “(Seattle Seahawks head coach) Pete Carroll talks about not winning but giving people opportunities to excel. Obviously we go into every fight wanting to win. However if the fighter is given these opportunities, we won’t have to talk about our amount of wins; we will be able to show with our efforts regardless.”

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Goodwin also stated that the atmosphere of the Lab and Crouch’s genuine caring nature truly stands out to him and drives him more.

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“What really stands out is, I can tell John really cares about me and the other fighters here, Goodwin said “I can tell that he genuinely wants to see us all succeed. It makes me want to fight that much harder.”

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What makes The Lab also stand out is their openness and willingness to treat everyone like an extended member of the family, regardless of whether they are a high level fighter, amateur, novice or someone just looking to reach their peak fitness potential. According to Crouch, making people feel wanted is a key element to their success along with the success of the other gyms.

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“If you can make people feel good about themselves and welcomed, that will get people not only joining the gym but remaining part of it,” Crouch said. “People universally like to feel good and accommodated too. We try to do so for all our members.”

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With their success and standing solidified in Glendale, the team decided to plant roots in the East Valley; recently opening a branch of The Lab in Scottsdale, with long time coach Shane Dalton overseeing operations.

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“Shane Dalton has been involved with us since day 1,” Crouch said he has seen this from the inside out. He’s really excited to do this.”

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Crouch states that while the gym may not be fight team oriented per say, Dalton’s impact in the growth of The Lab and putting the best interests of those who train with him ahead of himself will lead to the same virtues at the Glendale location imposed in Scottsdale.

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“You will get great training, friendly and family based atmosphere and have great time,” Crouch said. “Shane is all about building a great student base, while helping people get in shape and better their lives.”

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Crouch also was quick to dismiss putting a branch of The Lab in the East Valley, which is home of another two of MMA’s top gyms, Power MMA and Fight Ready, adds additional competition.

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“Arizona has been a MMA hot bed from the get go,” Crouch said. “Don Frye, Mark Kerr, Drew Fickett: We have had some real pioneers in this state.  It is an amazing community and was one before I got here. I feel like while there are several great gym owners all with similar plans in mind, we are not rivals. We have 17 million people in Phoenix. If we can get a large number of them in, we have all done our job. We want to win but are all working for the same thing.”

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For more information about the MMA Lab, including class schedules, visit their website at http://www.mmalab.com/

UFC Fighter John Moraga’s son leads him to Church

 

MMA Fight Radio Interview with John Moraga leading into his upcoming fight: The Ultimate Fighter Finale: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia Finale- JULY 08, 2016 / LAS VEGAS, NV John Moraga 16 – 4 – 0 vs Matheus Nicolau Pereira 11 – 1 – 1

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Moraga keeping it real, “I am a family man now so my kids bring me allot of smiles. I can’t be fake. I don’t know how to be fake and that’s what it comes from. Like you said I am the realist: but at the same time people change. It has been almost a year since I fought and I haven’t really announced it much or told too many people or made a big deal about it because I didn’t really know how long it was going to keep up. But man I started going to Church this year. I finally found God, put God in my life. It is what it is man. I just got a different outlook on things. I am still going to keep it real no matter what it is. It is not about being tough or gangster.”

“Life just has me at a certain mind state where I didn’t consider certain things. I didn’t take into consideration different perspectives other than how the way my life was going. I guess I needed my life to happen the way it did all the way up until that point. It now fits into my life. I think this all happened the way it was supposed to be.”

“I don’t think I ever really knew I needed it. I didn’t really even look for it to be honest. I send my kids to Catholic School and that kind of happened as a mistake. Just because they originally had, when my son started preschool, that was like the only school I could get him into preschool at. Stuff over the years that they had been teaching him: just, loving other people and just being nice. There were different things he would come home and tell me and it’s like man I couldn’t teach my son that stuff, I didn’t know that stuff. So it kind of opened my eyes. I think it had been maybe in the back of my head for a little bit. I was wanting to maybe start going and getting into it a little bit more. At the beginning of the year my high school coach called me up and invited me to go back down, and he was the last time I went church, was in high school with him. He told me New Years day and it took to the end of January and I have been going every week ever since.”

Hear the entire interview here:  John Moraga, Sarah Alpar,  Ray Sefo, Pat Miletich,  Bobby Moffett and Luis Saldana https://soundcloud.com/mmafightradio/6-9-16-john-moraga-sarah-alpar-ray-sefo-pat-miletich-bobby-moffett-and-luis-saldana Moraga is the last interview U can skip ahead.

MMA Fight Radio Thurs May 26

Guests: Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger, Joe Gigliotti, Jordan Johnson,  and Richard Palencia

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

 

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, UFC Fighter Efrain Escudero, 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 Fight Night 89

JUNE 18, 2016 / TD PLACE ARENA, OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA

Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger 6 – 2 – 0 vs Randa Markos 5 – 3 – 0

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Richard Palencia
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 Iron Boy MMA 1 Celebrity Theater Sat June 4

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In studio Guests Joe Gigliotti and Jordan Johnson

Fri June 17 RFA 39 watch on AXS TV

Joe Gigliotti vs Daniel Vizcaya

Jordan Johnson vs Shaun Asher

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

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MMA Fight Radio Thurs Nov 5

Guests: Efrain Escudero, Benny Madrid, Ryan Brueggeman, Shane Kruchten and Glen Baker

 

 

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

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MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, with our host “Broadway” Jay Pagliaro and co-hosts: Pro 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.

 

WSOF 25

NOVEMBER 20, 2015 / COMERICA THEATRE, PHOENIX

Benny Madrid 8 – 3 – 0 vs Ramil Mustapaev  4 – 1 – 0

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Benny Madrid WSOF

 

 

Ryan Brueggeman – Director of Operations / UMMAF, MMA, Wrestling Referee – in studio guest

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Center Referee Ryan Brueggeman

 

 

Shane Kruchten – WSOF Featherweight

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Shane Kruchten

 

UFC Fight Night 78

NOV 21, 2015 / MONTERREY ARENA, MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO

Efrain Escudero 24 – 9 – 0 vs Leandro Silva 18 – 3 – 1

Efrain Escudero in studio MMA Fight Radio

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Sat Nov 7 World Fighting Federation 25 at Wild Horse Pass Casino

145 pnd – Fernie Garcia vs Glen Baker

 

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

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MMA Fight Radio Thurs Oct 29

Guests: Efrain Escudero,  Beau Casper Smart, Chris Gruetzemacher, Chas Skelly, Fernie Garcia, Marvin Blumer and Melvin Blumer

MMA Fight Radio

 

MMA Fight Radio Thurs nights 6-8pm

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MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, with our host “Broadway” Jay Pagliaro and co-hosts: Pro 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 Fight Night 78

NOV 21, 2015 / MONTERREY ARENA, MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO

Efrain Escudero 24 – 9 – 0 vs Leandro Silva 18 – 3 – 1

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Chris Gruetzemacher has a Pro MMA Sherdog record of 11 – 0. His only loss came on his 2nd fight back in 2009. He is on this season of The Ultimate Fighter – Team McGregor Vs. Team Faber‎

Chris Gruetzemacher
Chris Gruetzemacher

 

RFA 32 NOVEMBER 06, 2015 / MYSTIC LAKE CASINO HOTEL, PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA

“Bash Brothers”

Marvin Blumer 11 – 5 – 0 vs Bill Kamery 13 – 4 – 0

Melvin Blumer 12 – 2 – 0 vs Leandro Higo 14 – 2 -0

Marvin Blumer, UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler and Melvin Blumer
Marvin Blumer, UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler and Melvin Blumer

 

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT 77

NOV 07, 2015 SAO PAULO, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

Chas Skelly 14 – 1 – 0 vs Edimilson Souza 15 – 3 – 0

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Chas Skelly

 

Sat Nov 7 World Fighting Federation 25 at Wild Horse Pass Casino

145 pnd – Fernie Garcia vs Glen Baker

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Fernie Garcia

 

Fernie Garcia vs Baker

 

STREET THE MOVIE PG-13

Remo Street is a young fighter who comes from a world where nothing is easy, so when he is faced with the opportunity to train with a world class coach, he has to choose between the long hard road to honor and glory, or succumbing to a brutal future as a cage fighter for the Russian Mafia. A hart felt film with a mix of Rocky meets Fight Club and more. Staring Beau Casper Smart, Kate Miner, Quincy Brown, Frank Trigg, Matt Mitrione, Emanuel Newton, Jay Hieron, Uriah Hall, John Hennigan aka John Morrison aka Johnny Nitro.

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IN THEATERS OCTOBER 30, 2015

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Street the Movie


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

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