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Curran injury forces reshuffling of Bellator 167 main card; top wrestling prospect Tice to debut

 

 

SANTA MONICA, CALIF.  – An undisclosed injury to Pat Curran, who was originally scheduled to fight John Teixeira (20-1-2), has opened the door for a lightweight main event pitting Patricky Pitbull (16-8) against Derek Campos (17-6) on the second night of a special doubleheader inside WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, OK., on Saturday, December 3. 

In lieu of the injured former featherweight champion, Teixeira will now face Justin Lawrence (9-3) in main card action. In addition, Bellator MMA is pleased to announce the professional debut of three-time All American wrestling prospect Jarod Trice, who will challenge Brandon Lee (4-1) during the Bellator.com-streamed preliminary card.

The second night of entertainment – “Bellator 167” – features a flyweight bout pitting undefeated budding superstar Ilima-Lei MacFarlane (4-0) against Emily Ducote (4-1), as well as Chidi Njokuani (15-4, 1 NC) versus Andre Fialho (7-0) in three rounds of welterweight action on the Spike-televised main card.

A bantamweight world title rematch pitting current champion Eduardo Dantas (18-4) against Joe Warren (14-5) and a featherweight bout pitting undefeated prospect A.J. McKee (5-0) against Emmanuel Sanchez (13-3) will highlight the first night of excitement at “Bellator 166.” Lastly, a bantamweight bout between Marcos Galvao (17-7-1) and L.C. Davis (23-7) will also be featured on the main card of the doubleheader’s opening night.

Tickets for the unique doubleheader event start at just $45 and can be purchased at the WinStar World Casino & Resort Box Office, as well as Ticketmaster and Bellator.com.

“Bellator 167: Pitbull vs. Campos 2” airs live and free on Saturday on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT., while “Bellator 166: Dantas vs. Warren 2” airs live and free on Friday on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Preliminary bouts for both events will stream live on Bellator.com and The Bellator Mobile App.

 The 30-year-old Brazilian star originally caught the promotion’s attention following an electric start to his professional career, as he earned a victory in seven of his first eight fights. Now a 16-fight veteran of Bellator MMA, Freire enters the contest having won six of his last nine bouts, including knockout finishes over division powerhouses Ryan Couture, David Rickels, and most notably Derek Campos in the pair’s first brawl two years ago. The second round victory over Campos marked only the second time in his career that an opponent was able to finish him via knockout. Freire has already put together a stellar 2016 campaign, with wins over Couture and Kevin Souza, as well as a lightweight title shot against Michael Chandler. “Pitbull” will look to further cement his feet atop the division’s elite with a strong performance against the equally-tested veteran Campos.

Prior to an undisclosed injury, Campos was originally set for a rematch with “Pitbull” in Italy at “Bellator 152,” but now the 28-year-old Texan will have his shot at revenge even closer to home base. Hailing from Lubbock, Texas, “The Stallion” comes in having won eight of his last 11 bouts, including knockout victories over Melvin Guillard and Estevan Payan. With a professional record of 3-1 in Thackerville, including a KOTC Junior Welterweight Championship in 2012, Campos has clearly claimed WinStar World Casino & Resort his home away from home. Currently riding a recent string of success, Campos will look to add to his current two-fight winning streak and continue his dominance in OK.

The 29-year-old Teixeira continues to make a name for himself in Bellator MMA’s featherweight division, as he will make his fourth appearance under the promotion’s direction following three consecutive victories. Similar to his opponent, Teixeira also steps into the cage on a recent string of success, having won seven of his last eight bouts, including a trio of first round knockouts. Prior to his days with Bellator MMA, Teixeira began his professional career fighting exclusively in Brazil, posting an undefeated record of 12-0 with one draw. The upcoming bout marks only the fourth time in Teixeira’s nine year career that he will fight outside of his native Brazil. With 14 of his 19 career wins coming by way of knockout or submission, you can be sure to see “Macapa” go for the finishing blow early and often in this mouthwatering matchup.

Following the recent news of an undisclosed injury that forced Pat Curran to withdraw, Lawrence has agreed to fill in to face Teixeira. After beginning his professional career under the direction of Strikeforce, Lawrence has found a home in Bellator MMA’s formidable featherweight division. “The American Kid” has tallied a pair of highlight-reel knockouts since joining the Scott Coker-led promotion last year, including his most recent victory over Isao Kobayashi at “Bellator 157: Dynamite 2.” The emphatic finish was the fifth of his young career and fourth by way of knockout. Dating back to 2013, the 26-year-old striker has won five of his last six contests, three of which came by way of knockout. Hailing from Pacific, Missouri, the former UFC competitor will look to keep the ball rolling against another tough opponent in Teixeira. 

Three-time All American wrestling prospect Jarod Trice will be making his highly anticipated professional debut, following his recent signing with the promotion earlier this year. Trice joins Aaron Pico, Ed Ruth and Tyrell Fortune as a few of the recent signees that make up the new wave of incredibly talented wrestling prospects to flock to Bellator MMA. The Detroit, Michigan native competed at Central Michigan University, where he has also earned a National Title at 120 kg and two Greco Roman National Titles, with one at 120 kg and another at 98 kg. The 27-year-old also saw a great deal of success following an impressive 50-pound weight-loss transformation, something that will surely come in handy in a sport that demands severe weight discipline. 

Fighting out of Clinton, OK., Lee will not have to travel far when he makes his Bellator MMA debut inside WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, on December 3. The 41-year-old heavyweight has had a great deal of success to date, recording four wins over his five career bouts under the direction of regional promotions. “The Undertaker” has finished his opponent in the opening round of each of his four professional victories, including a brutal knockout in his most recent win earlier this year. Lee will drop down to the 205-pound division for his promotional debut, looking to crash the party that is top prospect Jarod Trice and his widely followed professional debut.

Complete “Bellator 167: Pitbull vs. Campos 2” Main Card:
Lightweight Main Event: Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (16-8) vs. Derek Campos (17-6)

Flyweight Feature Bout: Ilima MacFarlane (4-0) vs. Emily Ducote (4-1)

Welterweight Feature Bout: Chidi Njokuani (15-4, 1 NC) vs. Andre Fialho (7-0)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: John Teixeira (19-1-2) vs. Justin Lawrence (9-3) 

Updated Preliminary Card:
Light Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Jarod Trice (Debut) vs. Brandon Lee (4-1)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Abdul Razak Al Hassan (5-0) vs. Dakota Cochrane (26-10)

Lightweight Preliiminary Bout: Jonathan Gary (11-6) vs. Aaron Roberson (5-4)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Brandon Philips (6-2) Stephen Banaszak (5-5)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Justin Patterson (7-1) vs. Codale Ford (11-8)                   

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Fernando Gonzalez (Debut) vs. Chris Hicks (3-8)

 

Galvao-Davis and Honeycutt-Reiter added to Bellator 166

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (October 31, 2016) – A bantamweight feature fight pitting Marcos Galvao (17-7-1) against L.C. Davis (23-7) and a middleweight clash between Chris Honeycutt (8-1, 1 NC) and Ben Reiter (17-1-1) have been added to the main card of “Bellator 166: Dantas vs. Warren 2” inside WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, OK., on December 2.

The first night of entertainment – “Bellator 166: Dantas vs. Warren 2” — will feature a bantamweight world title rematch between current champion Eduardo Dantas (18-4) and former belt holder Joe Warren (14-5). In addition, a featherweight clash pitting undefeated prospect A.J. McKee (5-0) against Emmanuel Sanchez (13-3) will also air live and free on the SPIKE-televised card.

Tickets for the unique doubleheader event start at just $45 and can be purchased at the WinStar World Casino & Resort Box Office, as well as Ticketmaster and Bellator.com.

“Bellator 166: Dantas vs. Warren 2” airs live and free on Friday on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. “Bellator 167” airs live and free on Saturday on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Preliminary bouts for both events will stream live on Bellator.com and The Bellator Mobile App. Additional bouts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Brazilian superstar Marcos Galvao returns to action having won seven of his last nine and is ready for another push at the division’s belt. Hailing from Amazonas, Brazil, the illusive “Loro” has only been finished once in the past seven years, while conversely finishing his opponent in five of his 11 wins over that same period. Now Galvao returns to WinStar World Casino & Resort, the same venue where he fought and defeated Joe Warren for bantamweight gold at “Bellator 135.” Subsequently, Warren will also prepare to compete at “Bellator 166: Dantas vs. Warren 2,” as he and Eduardo Dantas will face off in the main event. Needless to say, the 34-year-old Galvao will have tremendous motivation to win, as the division he once championed dominates a stacked main card in Thackerville.

Davis enters the contest for the fifth time under the Bellator MMA banner, earning victories in three of his first four bouts with the promotion. The 35-year-old bantamweight has finished his opponent in 15 of his 23 career wins, including 11 in the opening round. A winner in seven of his last nine contests, the Kansas City, Missouri native consistently finds himself amid conversation with the division’s top contenders. Davis hopes to replicate the same success that he had in his most recent victory over Hideo Tokoro at “Bellator 135,” where his split decision win was labeled Yahoo! Sports’ “Best Fight of the Half-Year.” The former Pratt Community College wrestling coach now faces an opportunity to climb the ranks in a tasty matchup against one of the game’s best.

A six-fight veteran of Bellator MMA, Honeycutt made a lasting impression in his first two appearances under the promotion, recording back-to-back knockouts. Fighting out of Fresno, Calif., the 28-year-old knockout artist began his professional career with an impressive streak of six consecutive victories, including five finishes and four knockouts. “The Cutt” made a successful transition to the welterweight division in his Bellator MMA debut in 2014, before returning to the middleweight class in his most recent win over Mikkel Parlo at “Bellator 156.”

After making his professional debut in 2011, Reiter collected sixteen wins before surrendering his first career loss. The 29-year-old New Yorker competed mainly in Peru early in his career, fighting under the direction of Inka Fighting Championship, before joining the Bellator MMA fray in 2014. Since making his promotional debut for the Scott Coker-led organization, “The Hunter” has added three more victories to his already impressive résumé, as he quickly finds himself among the division’s elite. With nine of his 17 career wins coming by way of knockout or submission, Reiter hopes to add to that total with another finish in the first of a two-night special doubleheader in Thackerville, OK. Standing at six feet three inches, Reiter will look to expose his opponent Honeycutt with a significant advantage in both height and reach.

Complete “Bellator 166: Dantas vs. Warren 2” Main Card:
Bantamweight World Title Main Event: Eduardo Dantas (18-4)
vs. Joe Warren (14-5)

Featherweight Co-Main Event: A.J. McKee (5-0) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (13-3)

Bantamweight Feature Bout: Marcos Galvao (17-7-1) vs. L.C. Davis (23-7)

Middleweight Feature Bout: Chris Honeycutt (8-1, 1 NC) vs. Ben Reiter (17-1-1)

Updated Preliminary Card:
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Treston Thomison (9-4) vs. Ray Wood (7-2)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Chris Jones (10-4) vs. Derrick Adkins (7-2)

            Light Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Kennedy Nzechukwu (Debut) vs. Jon Lair (2-0)

            Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Chance Rencountre (8-2) Levi Queen (8-3)

Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Gregory Babene (17-11) vs. Emiliano Sordi (14-5)

Information on tickets for Bellator 170 “Ortiz vs. Sonnen”

SANTA MONICA, CALIF (October 27, 2016) – It’s a fight that many mixed martial arts fans thought they’d never see, but on January 21, 2017, both Tito Ortiz (18-12-1) and Chael Sonnen (28-14-1) will return to action inside the beautifully renovated Forum in Inglewood, Calif., to headline “Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen.” In college, the two met on the wrestling mat, in a matchup that Sonnen won by pinning Ortiz on his birthday. Now, Ortiz will have the opportunity to avenge that loss when the compete in the Bellator MMA cage on SPIKE.

Tickets for this massive event go on sale to the general public TOMORROW, Friday, Oct. 28 at Bellator.com, as well as Ticketmaster.com, but if you are a member of Bellator Nation, you’ll have exclusive access to seats TODAY if you use the code “Bellator” when checking out.

The event will be broadcast live and free on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App. Additional main and preliminary card bouts will be announcing in the coming weeks. 

Since shocking the world with his surprise signing with Bellator MMA last month, Sonnen has made it clear he wants to fight anyone and everyone – regardless of weight class, or anything else that could stand in his way. Sitting atop that list, is a name that has sat atop the sport of MMA practically since its inception, Tito Ortiz.

Not one to shy away from any sort of challenge, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” wasted zero time welcoming “The American Gangster” to the fray as only he can, by responding to Sonnen’s call-out with open arms on his social media account.

Sonnen spent a vast majority of his 43-fight career with the UFC, a run where he competed against names the likes of Jon Jones, Anderson Silva (2x), Rashad Evans, “Shogun” Rua, Demian Maia, Brian Stann, and current middleweight champion Michael Bisping. In addition to his exploits inside the cage, the West Linn, Ore., native has mastered the art of being in front of the camera, doing major broadcasting work for both ESPN and Fox Sports. Now, after a three-year hiatus from active MMA competition, Sonnen looks to add to his impressive resume by defeating Ortiz.

Known to the masses as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” or “The People’s Champion” Tito Ortiz is a fan-favorite all over the world.  The former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion has always been one of the toughest competitors in the cage, utilizing his wrestling background; Ortiz is a grinder who defended his title an impressive five times. Always with a flair for the dramatic, Ortiz had intense rivalries in the cage with guys like Ken Shamrock, Chuck Liddell, Wanderlei Silva, and Randy Couture. Most recently, Ortiz challenged current Bellator MMA 205-pound champion Liam McGeary at “Bellator: Dynamite 1.”

 

Ralek Gracie resumes MMA career, signs with Bellator

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — (October 26, 2016) – Bellator MMA is proud to announce the signing of Ralek Gracie (3-0) to an exclusive multi-fight, multi-year contract.

Ralek is the third son of Rorion, the nephew of Royce, Rickson, and Royler Gracie and received his black belt from Grand Master Helio Gracie. The Gracie Family is famous for putting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on the map around the globe.

At only 22, Ralek made his MMA debut in Japan, where he defeated his opponent, Kastuyori Shibata with a devastating armbar. Nearly a year later, Ralek returned to Japan for his second MMA fight and again was victorious, this time defeating Gahdzhiev Alavutdin with an armbar from the mount. These two bouts led to a highly anticipated matchup with Kazushi Sakuraba, where again the Los Angeles native left “The Land of the Rising Sun” with the victory. That was the last time Ralek would fight under MMA rules, until now.

“I was bred for hand-to-hand combat over generations and I simply can’t ignore that during my physical prime. My destiny is calling me and my opponent is irrelevant, it’s go time,” Gracie said. “It’s crazy to see where fighting has come since my childhood of seeing everything unfold from behind the scenes. Bellator is really stepping up the opportunities fighters have to compete more often and in different countries and I’m excited to join that movement and test my style in this modern MMA era.”

It has yet to be determined which weight class the 31-year-old will participate in, but expect to see him lace up the gloves for Bellator MMA in early 2017.

About Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA is a leading Mixed Martial Arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 500 million homes worldwide in over 140 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader.  Bellator MMA 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 Santa Monica, California 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.

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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.

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.

Watch Bellator 151: Warren vs. Caldwell Weigh-ins Here

Bellator 151 Weigh In Thurs 6 p.m. ET. 3pm PT 4pm here in Phoenix

Bellator 151 MAIN CARD Live Friday 9/8c on Spike

Bellator 151: Warren vs. Caldwell

MAIN CARD

Joe Warren vs. Darrion Caldwell

Gilbert Smith vs. Fernando Gonzalez

Goiti Yamauchi vs. Bubba Jenkins

Joe Taimanglo vs. Sirwan Kakai

UNDERCARD

Chris Jones vs. Ray Wood

Steve Garcia vs. Ricky Turcios

Justin Patterson vs. Chance Rencountre

Treston Thomison vs. Aaron Roberson

Roger Carroll vs. Neiman Gracie

Derek Palmer vs. Jermayne Barnes

Steven Peterson vs. Stephen Banaszak

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MMA Fight Radio Thurs Oct 29

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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 MMA Fight RadioEfrain Elbow
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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

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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

Chas Skelly
Chas Skelly

 

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

145 pnd – Fernie Garcia vs Glen Baker

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

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MMA Fight Radio June 4

Efrain Escudero, Douglas Lima, Angelo Mullen, Estevan Payan and Brian Moore 

 

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

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

Efrain Escudero 23 – 9 – 0 vs Drew Dober 15 – 6 – 0 Efrain Escudero MMA Fight RadioEfrain ElbowEfrain Escudero in studio MMA Fight Radio

We interview Angelo Mullen from Bounded Fist Muay Thai – Event takes place: Jun 13 vs Chris Burgett

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Angelo Mullen vs Chris Burgett Bounded Fist

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

 


Rage in the Cage 178  Sat June 6  Estevan Payan vs Ray Robinson

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From Legends of the Cage Brian  Moore

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MMA Fight Radio Thurs April 30

Tim Means, Jamin Tayaba, Juanito Ibarra, Kamuela Kirk and Aaron Simpson

 

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

 

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To listen on your cell phone choose the appropriate link:

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

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

 

MMA Fight Radio  is Arizona’s original expert and best source for MMA. Hosted by Scott Lewis, Jay Pagliaro, Dave Bierstein,  and UFC light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo. With recurring guest co-hosts 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.

 

Duel for Domination 11

Purchase tickets: https://www.purplepass.com/#u11622/Arizona_Event_Center.html

Sat,  May 9 at the Arizona Event Center http://arizonaeventcenter.com/

1300 S Country Club Dr #105, Mesa, AZ 85210

Main Event:

Karl Grace Record: (1-3-0) vs Kamuela Kirk (3-1-0) Siege MMA

Pictured above: Kamuela Kirk

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Tuff-N-Uff flyweight champion and Torres MMA Sport product Victor Mabin (7-6) defending his belt against UFC Gym fighter Jamin Tayaba (7-5)

Jamin Tayaba
Jamin Tayaba

 

May 15th co main: 125lbs champ Victor Mabin vs Jamin Tayaba. Get your tickets at now!

 

Tuff n Uff may 15

 

Future Stars of America

 

Juanito Ibarra to discuss Mayweather vs Pacquiao

Penny Buffington and Juanito Ibarra
Penny Buffington and Juanito Ibarra

 

Tim “Dirty Bird” Means to discuss: http://www.mymmanews.com/ufc-fighter-tim-means-offers-reward-to-capture-dog-thieves/    &

UFC 189 JULY 11, 2015 / MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES

TIM MEANS 24 – 6 – 1 MATT BROWN 19 – 13 – 0

Also coming off his Submission win vs George Sullivan UFC on Fox 15 – Machida vs. Rockhold April 18

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Sullivan vs Means
UFC Fight Night-Sullivan vs Means

Aaron Simpson coach Power MMA –  Owner: Simpson’s Body Transformation, Arizona State University Wrestling Coach, owner: Power MMA & Fitness. EDUCATION: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication & Broadcast Journalism · Arizona State University.

Aaron Simpson
Aaron Simpson

 

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

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 Thurs April 23

Brandon Halsey, Jamie Varner, Anthony Birchak, Nathan Hyland, CJ Soliven and Santino Defranco

 

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

 

logo MMA Fight Radio

 

 

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  is Arizona’s original expert and best source for MMA. Hosted by Scott Lewis, Jay Pagliaro, Dave Bierstein,  and UFC light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo. With recurring guest co-hosts 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.

 

Santino Defranco
Santino Defranco
Back This Project:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/421025145/on-the-ropes-sitcom 

A ridiculous sitcom that takes place in a boxing gym and stars a bunch of actual professional boxers and MMA fighters. Kick ass, huh?!

Thanks in advance for all of your support! Even just $1 helps.

https://d2pq0u4uni88oo.cloudfront.net/projects/1743442/video-526224-h264_high.mp4 

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Duel for Domination May 9

at the Arizona Event Center http://arizonaeventcenter.com/

1300 S Country Club Dr #105, Mesa, AZ 85210

Co Main Event PRO: CJ Soliven (1-1) @ 135 lbs vs Titus Holmes @135

CJ Sleepy Soliven
CJ Sleepy Soliven

 

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Brandon Halsey
Brandon Halsey with Bellator Commentator Jimmy Smith

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Jamie Varner
Jamie Varner
Rage in the Cage owner Nathan Hyland ( on the left ) along with his brother Noland
Rage in the Cage owner Nathan Hyland ( on the left ) along with his brother Noland

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Anthony Birchak
Anthony Birchak on the Right

 

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

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