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MMA Fight Radio Thurs July 13

Guests:  Jimmie Rivera , Randy Steinke, Tyler King, Dylan Cala  and Shannon Ritch

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, with co-hosts:  Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge  Airing on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060AM

Produced by Penny Buffington. Sponsored by Nationwide Warranties

Paal Eide: East Coast Correspondent w/  Yadlynd as photographer

MMA Fight Radio Main Photographers include Eddie Buffington and 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, Legacy Fighting Alliance, Titan FC. Invicata FC, UCFC, WFF and more.

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UFC on Fox 25 JULY 22, 2017 / NASSAU COLISEUM, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK

    Jimmie Rivera 20 – 1 – 0  vs Thomas Almeida 21 – 1 – 0

 

UFC Bantamweight bout Rivera vs Almeida

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Tyler King 12 – 5 – 0 vs Amir Aliakbari 6 – 1 – 0

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Randy Steinke  vs Frank Baca- Iron Boy MMA 7 – Sat Aug 12 door open at 5pm @ Celebrity Theater –  also live on Dish Network PPV

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LFA 17 Co Headline fight Fri July 21 in his home state North Carolina  – rematch with Dylan Cala (5-1)  vs his only loss: Tony Gravely (9-4)

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Shannon Ritch to discuss Mat to WIN event

If you are interested in a BJJ or No Gi single match in a cage and win cash & prizes on a grand stand event in Phoenix, Arizona. Please contact the match maker Todd at 480.599.7661.

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Shannon Ritch

Shannon Ritch above

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WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
hits theaters everywhere July 14, 2017


WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

Action/Drama
Release: July 14, 2017
Director: Matt Reeves
Written by: Mark Bomback & Matt Reeves
Producers: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer & Terry Notary

SYNOPSIS
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

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#WarForThePlanet

MMA Fight radio Thurs Feb 2

Guests: Luke Sanders, Heather Bassett and  Andrea Lee

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

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MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, our host “Big Jay Bowski” Jay Pagliaro, co-hosts:  Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge.  Airing on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060AM

Produced by Penny Buffington. Sponsored by Nationwide Warranties

Joshua Boyd: Las Vegas Correspondent
Paal Eide: East Coast Correspondent w/  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, LFA ,  Bounded Fist Muay Thai and more.

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UFC 209 MARCH 04, 2017 / T-MOBILE ARENA, LAS VEGAS

Luke Sanders 11 – 0 – 0 vs Iuri Alcantara 33 – 7 – 0

Andrea Lee vs  Heather Bassett for Inaugural Flyweight Title at LFA 4 on Feb. 17

Andrea Lee vs Heather Bassett on @NBCSportsRadio @MMAfightRadio (Thurs) to talk about their title fight at #LFA4!


MMA AT IT’S FINEST

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MMA Fight Radio Thurs Dec 15

Guests:  BJ Penn, Neil Magny,  Court Mcgee and  Michelle Waterson

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

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MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, our host “Big Jay Bowski” Jay Pagliaro, co-hosts:  Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge.  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/  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, LFA ,  Bounded Fist Muay Thai and more.

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

 UFC 207 DECEMBER 30, 2016 / T-MOBILE ARENA, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Neil Magny 18 – 5 – 0 vs Johny Hendricks 17 – 5 – 0

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 UFC Fight Night 103 JAN 15, 2017 / TALKING STICK ARENA, PHOENIX, AZ

  Court McGee 18 – 5 – 0  vs Ben Saunders 20 – 7 – 2

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 BJ Penn  UFC exclusive interview:

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 103 JAN 15, 2017 / TALKING STICK ARENA, PHOENIX, AZ

    B.J. Penn 16 – 10 – 2 vs Yair Rodriguez 9 – 1 – 0

 

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UFC exclusive interview: UFC ON FOX 22 DEC 17, 2016 SACRAMENTO, CA

Michelle Waterson 13 – 4 – 0 vs Paige VanZant 7 – 2 – 0

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MMA AT IT’S FINEST

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MMA Fight Radio Thurs Nov 17

Guests:  Geane  Carlos Herrera , Ryan Bader, Patricky “Pitbull”  Freire,  Bobby Moffett   James Nakashima and Edwin Luis –

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:  Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge.  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/  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,  Bounded Fist Muay Thai and more.

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WFF Main Event Sat Nov 19 EDWIN “LIL PEPPER” LOUIS VS ROLLIN NOLAN HYLAND

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Bobby Moffett – In studio guest – Dec 9th RFA 46 –  Moffett vs Brown

also from RFA 46 we have James Nakashima

Co-main event, 2015 RFA Fans’ Choice Awards “Prospect of the Year” winner James Nakashima (5-0) welcomes heavy-handed Texas native Dez Hill (8-3) to the RFA Octagon in an explosive welterweight showdown.

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Patricky Pitbull Bellator MMA exclusive interview: BELLATOR 167 DEC 03, 2016 / WINSTAR WORLD CASINO AND RESORT, THACKERVILLE, OKLAHOMA

Patricky Freire 16 – 8 – 0 vs Derek Campos 17 – 6 – 0

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Geane  Carlos Herrera  – UFC FIGHT NIGHT 101 NOV 27, 2016 / ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

Geane Herrera vs 9 – 2 – 0 14 – 6 – 0

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Ryan Bader – UFC exclusive- Main Event – UFC FIGHT NIGHT 100

NOV 19, 2016 / IBIRAPUERA GYMNASIUM, SAO PAULO, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

Ryan Bader 21 – 5 – 0 vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 22 – 7 – 0

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MMA AT IT’S FINEST

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MMA Fight Radio Thurs Nov 10

Guests: Ryan Bader, Albert Morales, Cortney Casey, Tonya Evinger, Keri Melendez

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, our host “Big Jay Bowski” Jay Pagliaro, co-hosts:  Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge.  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/  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,  Bounded Fist Muay Thai and more.

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

 

 UFC Fight Night 100 NOV 19, 2016 / IBIRAPUERA GYMNASIUM, SAO PAULO, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

Cortney Casey 6 – 3 – 0 vs  Claudia Gadelha 13 – 2 – 0

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 Bellator 165

NOV 19, 2016 / SAP CENTER, SAN JOSE, CA

Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez  0 – 0 – 0 vs Sheila Padilla 2 – 0 – 0

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 Main Event – UFC FIGHT NIGHT 100

NOV 19, 2016 / IBIRAPUERA GYMNASIUM, SAO PAULO, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

Ryan Bader 21 – 5 – 0 vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 22 – 7 – 0

  UFC Fight Night 100 NOV 19, 2016 / IBIRAPUERA GYMNASIUM, SAO PAULO, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL        Albert Morales 6 – 0 – 1 vs Thomas Almeida 20 – 1 – 0

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Invicta FC 20 NOV 18, 2016 / KANSAS CITY SCOTTISH RITE TEMPLE, KANSAS CITY, MO.

Tonya Evinger 18 – 5 – 0 vs Yana Kunitskaya 9 – 2 – 0

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Bad Blood Muay Thai @

Arizona Event Center Sat Nov 12

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MMA AT IT’S FINEST

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McKee-Sanchez to square off in Bellator’s return to Oklahoma Dec. 2

 

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (September 16, 2016) – Bellator MMA will return to WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, OK., on December 2 with a night of must-see mixed martial arts action, and the first confirmed bout on the Spike-televised portion of the card will feature undefeated prospect A.J. McKee (5-0) taking on Emmanuel “El Matador” Sanchez (13-3).

Tickets for “Bellator MMA in Thackerville” start at just $45 and go on sale this coming Monday, September 19 at 10 a.m. CT. You can purchase tickets at the WinStar World Casino & Resort Box Office, as well as Ticketmaster and Bellator.com.

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

Fighting out of Long Beach, Calif., McKee enters this fight following the quickest finish of his budding career, a 32-second guillotine choke submission at “Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull.” A 5-fight veteran of Bellator MMA, McKee has a knack for finishing fights early and often, spending a grand total of 10:25 inside the cage over the course of his five scraps. Trained by his father, Antonio McKee, the Team Bodyshop product will try to protect his unblemished mark and fufill his goal of becoming the youngest champion in MMA history when he enters the cage on December 9.

“El Matador” will be making his eighth appearance under the Bellator MMA banner, a promotion with which the 26-year-old has had much success to date. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he trains at Roufusport, Sanchez is riding a recent string of success, having won nine of his last 11 contests, including three of the past four. Six of Sanchez’s 13 career victories have come by way of knockout or submission, with five of the finishes ending in the opening frame. Since signing with Bellator MMA, “El Matador” has competed against a who’s who of talent, facing names the likes of Pat Curran, Justin Lawrence, Henry Corrales, and Daniel Weichel.

Updated “Bellator MMA in Thackerville” Main Card:

Featherweight Feature Bout: A.J. McKee (5-0) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (13-3)

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, 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.

About Spike:

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.

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

 

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.

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 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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Gallagher- Kirill added to Bellator’s Israel debut card

JAMES ‘THE STRABANIMAL’ GALLAGHER-KIRILL MEDVEDOVSKY BOUT ADDED TO BELLATOR MMA EVENT IN ISRAEL ON NOVEMBER 10 


SANTA MONICA, CALIF
– A featherweight contest between budding Irish star James Gallagher (4-0) and Kirill Medvedovsky (6-1) has been added to the main card of the promotion’s first ever card at Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv on November 10.

The fights join a main event that features a Welterweight World Title bout between current title holder Andrey Koreshkov (19-1) and the man who he took it from over a year ago, Douglas Lima (27-6). In addition, one of the newest members of the Bellator MMA family, Noad Lahat (9-2), will challenge fellow featherweight Scott Cleve (15-5) in the evening’s co-main event. Additional fights will be announced in coming weeks.

The event will air in America on SPIKE Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT. Bellator has partnered with Ananey Communications, an Israeli television conglomerate boasting 14 channels, several of which showcase Viacom content including the EGO and EGO TOTAL channels which have broadcast Bellator in Israel since 2012.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased at Bellator.com or Eventim.co.il/mma.

A native of Northern Ireland, the undefeated Gallagher will make his second appearance since joining the Scott Coker-led promotion earlier this year. In a unanimous decision victory, Gallagher discarded of opponent Mike Cutting at “Bellator 158: Daley vs. Lima,” paving the way for a potentially bright future for the 19-year-old featherweight prospect. The win was the fourth of his professional career and first to go past the opening frame, being that the previous three victories all came by way of first round submission. Fighting out of the highly-acclaimed gym SBG Ireland, Gallagher has begun his career training alongside well-known teammate Conor McGregor, as he continues to grow and learn from one of the game’s best.

Born on November 14, the recently signed 23-year-old Medvedovsky hopes to unwrap an early birthday present inside Menora Mivtachim Arena. The Netanya, Israel native enters his bout with a record of 6-1, with one knockout and a pair of submission finishes. Coming off of back-to-back first round victories, Medvedovsky hopes to make quick work of his younger opponent Gallagher and give his hometown fans exactly what they came to see.

“Bellator MMA in Tel Aviv” Main Card:

Welterweight World Title Main Event: Andrey Koreshkov (19-1) vs. Douglas Lima (27-6)

Featherweight Feature Co-Main Event: Noad Lahat (9-2) vs. Scott Cleve (15-5)

Bantamweight Feature Bout: James Gallagher (4-0) vs. Kirill Medvedovsky (6-1)

Preliminary Card:

Welterweight Feature Bout: Joaquin Buckley (6-0) vs. Jackie Gosh (6-0)

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, 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.

About Spike:

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.

About Ananey Communications:

Founded in 1996 by Udi Miron, Ananey Communications Group is the leading multi-channel TV firm in Israel. With 14 TV channels including 2 male skewing channels (EGO and EGO TOTAL, which broadcast Bellator MMA), 4 original lifestyle channels and exclusive representation and operation of the VIACOM brands in Israel (MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon & Nick Junior), Ananey channels reach a total of 76% of all Israeli households.

Bryan Caraway Calling out the Champ: I Can Drag Dominick Cruz into Unknown Territory

“First of all I feel like I have earned it. My ranking, being the number 4 guy speaks for itself. I have been grinding a long time in this sport. I just beat the guy who was supposed to beat Dominick Cruz, 12 and 0 Al Germain Sterling coming up finishing everybody. I am supposed to get killed: I am the underdog. I come in there and beat him at his own game. I fought Eddie Wineland, I came off a 10 month layoff, Wineland was known as 1 of the best strikers in our division. I went out there, out struck him. I showed my well roundedness. The number 1 reason why I should get the title shot is because I will beat Dominick Cruz. He has an awkward style that looks flashy down at the ground but I I know I can beat him. I know I am the guy to beat him. Dominick Cruz wants a big fight. He says in interviews that he wants only top 5 guys. Well I am right here buddy, number 4. Fresh meat, fresh blood, they need to get some different faces up there and what would be cooler than having Miesha Tate as bantamweight 135 pound world champ and myself as the world champion? I am ready to sell this fight. I am ready to step up and win that world title.”

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“I have been a veteran for a long time. I have a high fight IQ and I might not look as flashy as some guys: Dominick Cruz and his fancy footwork. But you know what I have a unorthodox style, I impose my will on guys. I impose my will, I find their weaknesses and I beat guys up. People break under my pressure. You seen Al Germain Sterling: He comes out, I had a tough first round, kind of got a slow start from having some ring rust. I come back out and I pretty much poke him, I impose my will and he had nothing for me after that. I know just my style can go out there and I can drag Dominick Cruz into unknown territory that he hasn’t been in and bring the fight to him. I am not a guy who is going to run away from him. I will stand in front of him and I will walk him down I don’t care how many punches he hits me, when I get a hold of him he is going to be in trouble.”

If Assuncao beats TJ should the shot really go to him since Caraway lost to him in the past? “I feel it is all about timing. I do think Assuncao is the number 1 guy, previously in the past that deserved a title shot. But the guy he is not reliable. He keeps getting hurt, whatever happens for whatever reason he keeps missing opportunities. And to argue that point Dominick Cruz lost to Urijah Faber back in freaking what 2009 or how long ago. So if we are going to bring up old stuff that was 2 years ago so that was a different fight, yeah I lost to Assuncao but I lost to a few other guys too way back in the day. Should they fight for the world title in front of me because I lost to them? That’s old news. It’s a new age and new day. I am getting better every single day and I think it just comes down to timing wise.  If Assuncao beats Dillashaw, depends if Dominick Cruz is ready to go. but other than that I feel I am the next guy in line to go. Time wise I am the next guy in line for the title shot.”

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“People are starting to take me for serious and the guys who aren’t you’re going to keep losing money because they are betting against me. I have been underestimated and the underdog on every UFC fight I fought. They can keep underestimating me whether you love me you’re going to watch me win that world title. Or whether you hate me you can bet on me to lose and that I am going to get my ass kicked and I will disappoint you. But either way people want to watch me I am a draw. I don’t care if it is because of my girlfriend world champ. I don’t care why I am the draw, but I am the draw, I will be the draw and you always have those haters out there.”

So much more …

Rory MacDonald’s Career Gamble

Written by: Shawn Dallas Hall MMA Fight Radio Co- Host, Beat Writer and Certified MMA Judge

On Saturday the 18th of June we get the chance to see one of the best match-ups in Welterweight History, when #1 Rory “Red King” MacDonald (18-3) heads into the biggest fight of his life against the streaking and freakishly talented #2 Stephan “Wonderboy” Thompson (12-1). For us die-hards we all expected to see this match-up but assumed it would be when one of these two was wearing UFC gold.

UFC Fight Night

As exciting and interesting as it would be with a belt on the line and all the pageantry that goes along with it, the circumstances and landscape changing possibilities surrounding this fight may just make it even more interesting. Rory, a 12 fight UFC vet, former title challenger, and only 26yrs old, has decided to decline the new contract offered by the UFC and fight out his last fight and test free agency. With several other big name aging fighters having received very big contracts for their services, Rory, with a good performance, win or loss is poised to field some large front loaded lucrative deals from bidders like; Bellator, OneFC, and WSOF (to name a few). So, as long as Rory can avoid becoming another edit in Wonderboys’ highlight reel, he is poised to be the next top 10 guy to force the UFC to open the checkbook. But, there’s more to this story.

 

Let’s examine the options; Rory wins in dominate fashion KO, Sub, TKO, or 50-45 landslide. The UFC then has very little options but to resign him for a much larger sum than previously offered with back-end money and guarantees. With the Canadian market dwindling after the retirement of GSP the UFC has desperately been trying to fill the void with Rory, Cote, Theodorou, etc. Rory being the #1 WW with wins over Current Title contender Tyron Woodley and the streaking Damian Maia as well as coming off the fight of 2015 with the current champ the UFC has to see Rory as irreplaceable and in turn pay him as such.  If Rory losses no matter the method things could change in a hurry.

 

Rumblings say Scott Coker (Bellator CEO) will talk Viacom into opening their pocketbooks like never before. Spike would love a boost in the Canadian market which Rory would most certainly bring and a McDonald vs Koreshkov fight would be big business for Spike. This makes the possibility of a top 5 WW contender jumping ship very likely.

 

That is unless UFC again opens the checkbook. The question is; are the UFC execs willing to take that risk? Since Rory has lost to current WW titleholder twice and in this exercise lost to the next title challenger is it worth paying champions money to someone who will need at least 2 or 3 wins before having another opportunity at being the next Canadian champ? Especially when you try and calculate the damage Rory has taken over his last few fights. Do they evaluate him having a shorter cage life than most 26yr olds?

 

Any way around it the UFC has interest in resigning him but will they value him as much as Bellator does and will they be willing to match what I’m expecting to be a very hefty Bellator offer with the option of opening a new revenue source in sponsorships? Either way Rory seems to come out ahead and the UFC will be left with a very difficult decision on Rory. Whatever happens on Saturday night I will be watching this story closely as it will sure to have a lasting impact on mma and other fighters decisions to test free agency.