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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.

WSOF 19 Weigh In Photos and Results

ALL 22 FIGHTERS MAKE WEIGHT FOR WSOF 19: GAETHJE VS. PALOMINO

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MMA EVENT TOMORROW, SATURDAY, MARCH 28

LIVE ON NBCSN

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View all MMA Fight Radio weigh in photos here:

 

LIVE UNDERCARD STREAM BEGINS AT 6:15 P.M. ET

Phoenix, Ariz. (March 27, 2015) –Undefeated, reigning World Series of Fighting (www.wsof.com) World Lightweight (155 pounds) Champion Justin Gaethje (13-0) weighed in at 154.2 pounds and hard-hitting challenger Luis “Baboon” Palomino (23-9) tipped the scales at 154.7 pounds to make their much-anticipated world championship main event showdown official for WSOF 19 at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, live on NBCSN.

WSOF 19 co-main event opponents Thiago Silva (16-3) and Matt “The Hammer” Hamill (11-5) tipped the scales at 205.6 pounds and 205.7 pounds, respectively, for what will serve as both the first bout in the WSOF multi-event light heavyweight (205 pounds) tournament as well as a rematch to their Oct. 9, 2013 matchup that Silva won by unanimous decision.

The four-bout WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino main card will air live, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT on NBCSN.  The live preliminary card stream will begin at 6:15 p.m. ET/3:15 p.m. PT on an embeddable video player on www.wsof.com.

Priced from $39.99, tickets for WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino are on sale at Ticketmaster.com and WSOF.com.

Doors at Comerica Theatre will open at 2:00 p.m. PT.  The first preliminary bout will begin at 3:00 p.m.

COMPLETE WSOF 19: GAETHJE VS. PALOMINO WEIGH-IN RESULTS:

Main Card:

Main Event: World Lightweight (155 pounds) Championship Bout

Justin Gaethje (13-0) (154.2 lbs.) vs. Luis Palomino (23-9) (154.7 lbs.)
Safford, Ariz.                                       Miami, Fla.

Co-Main Event:  Light Heavyweight (205 pounds) Tournament Bout

Thiago Silva (16-3) (205.6 lbs.) vs.  Matt Hamill (11-5) (205.7 lbs.)
Sao Paulo, Brazil                               Loveland, Ohio   .

Light Heavyweight (205 pounds) Bout

Jake Heun (7-3) (205.1 lbs.)   vs.  Teddy Holder (8-1) (204.3 lbs.)
Coconut Creek, Fla.                            Memphis, Tenn.

Bantamweight (135 pounds) Bout

Timur Valiev (8-1) (136 lbs.) vs.   Ed West (18-9) (135.6 lbs.)
Albuquerque, N.M.                         Tucson, Ariz.

Preliminary Card:

Light Heavyweight (205 pounds) Bout

Clifford Starks (10-2) (201.3 lbs.) vs. Eddie Arizmendi (15-6) (204.4 lbs.)
Tempe, Ariz.                                       Tucson, Ariz.

Lightweight (155 pounds) Bout

Benny Madrid (7-2) (156 lbs.) vs. Jimmy Spicuzza (5-2) (155.1 lbs.)
Phoenix, Ariz.                                Las Vegas, Nev.

Catchweight (180 pounds) Bout

Joe Gigliotti (3-0) (180.6 lbs.) vs. Brendan Tierney (11-6) (180.8 lbs.)
Gilbert, Ariz.                                  Tempe, Ariz.

Bantamweight (135 pounds) Bout

Andres Ponce (7-4) (135.8 lbs.) vs.  Juan Archuleta (5-0) (135.6 lbs.)
Tempe, Ariz                                       Venice Beach, Calif.

Middleweight (185 pounds) Bout

Dan Huber (3-2) (185.5 lbs.)  vs.  Israel Aquino (184.3 lbs.)
Mesa, Ariz.                                    Reno, Nev.

Welterweight (170 pounds) Bout

Matthew Frincu (5-1) (169.9 lbs.) vs. Eric Regan (15-24) (169.4 lbs.)
Phoenix, Ariz.                                      Phoenix, Ariz.

Bantamweight (135 pounds) Bout

Joe Madrid (4-2) (136 lbs.)  vs.  Erik Villalobos (1-0) (135.3 lbs.)
Tucson, Ariz.                              Glendale, Ariz.

About “World Series of Fighting” (WSOF)
“World Series of Fighting” (WSOF) is a worldwide premier professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering the best action-packed fights for fight fans by producing the best possible match-ups between elite fighters from around the world. For more information please visit WSOF.com. Follow “World Series of Fighting” on Twitter @MMAWorldSeries and “World Series of Fighting” President Ray Sefo @SugarRaySefo.

ABOUT NBCSN
NBCSN, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans. Now in more than 85 million homes, the Emmy Award-winning network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL) – including two games of the Stanley Cup Final — Premier League, Formula One, IndyCar, Tour de France, the 34th America’s Cup, and beginning in 2015, NASCAR. In addition, NBCSN features college football, college basketball, college hockey, cycling, outdoor programming, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown  and Breeders’ Cup, Fight Night boxing, Ironman, the Dew Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as Costas Tonight, NFL Turning Point, Pro Football Talk, The Dan Patrick Show, and NASCAR America. NBCSN is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

Duel For Domination MMA Sat March 14 Fight Card

 

Great job matchmaker Scott Lewis! His first card!

Main Event – Pro Fight 145 lbs 3×5

Keoni Diggs (2-0, MMA LAB) vs Gabriel Palomares (3-2, Fight Ready MMA and Fitness )

Co-Main Event – Pro Fight 145 lbs 3×5

David Arcangel (0-0, 7-1 ammy, Power MMA & Fitness ) vs Alex Arredondo
(0-0, 4-1 ammy, MMA LAB)

Undercard – Amateur 3×3

Adam Barnett ( 3-1, 185, El Nino’s in SF) vs Seth Monty (0-0, 170-185, Power MMA)

Kurt Taneal (1-0, 145, Seige MMA) vs Kyler Phillips (1-0, 145, MMA Lab)

Tyler Cattey (1-0, 170, Power MMA) vs Adeen Wilson (0-1, 170, Team AD)

Armando Villalobos (0-1, 135, Siege MMA) vs Talon Glasser (0-0, 135, Dawg Pound)

Jeff Nelson (1-1, 170, Impact MMA) vs TBA

Peter Quezeda (2-3, 170-175, Impact MMA) vs TBA

Mike Hamel (MMA Lab, 1-0, 145) vs TBA

 

Fight card is subject to change

 

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Tuff-N-Uff ring girl contest Friday, March 13th!

If you can’t make it to watch our ring girl contest live, please tune into a web PPV on tuffnuff.com. Anyone who orders the ring girl contest will received a coupon code for 50% off purchase of the web PPV for the fights on Saturday night!

For more information or to purchase the PPV, please visit www.tuffnuff.com.

Winners from Friday will be ring girls at Mayhem in Mesquite VI on Saturday night.

Phoenix AZ is set for WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino Card Complete with 12 Bout

 

Seven new preliminary bouts inked,

including Lucas Montoya vs. Raymond Pina, Benny Madrid vs. Jimmy Spicuzza

 

LAS VEGAS (March 9, 2015) – The complete 12-bout lineup for the highly-anticipated World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. on Saturday, March 28 is complete with the addition of 7 new, live NBCSports.com-streamed preliminary bouts, including two lightweight (155 pounds) contests – Lucas Montoya (8-3) vs. Raymond Pina (4-1), and Benny “El Hijo” Madrid (7-2) vs. Jimmy Spicuzza (5-2).

 

The remaining additions include a 180-pound catchweight matchup between Joe Gigliotti (3-0) and Brendan “Tiny Shorts” Tierney (11-6), a bantamweight (135 pounds) scrap between Randy Steinke (15-8) and Juan Archuleta (5-0), a middleweight (185 pounds) tilt between Dan Huber (3-2) and Israel Aquino(0-0), a welterweight (170 pounds) contest between Matthew Frincu (5-1) and Eric Regan (15-24) and a bantamweight collision between Joe Madrid (4-2) and Erik Villalobos (1-0).

 

WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino will be headlined by a world lightweight championship showdown between undefeated, reigning kingpin Justin Gaethje(13-0) of Safford, Ariz. and aggressive-minded, hard-hitting challenger Luis “Baboon” Palomino (23-9) of Miami, Fla.

 

In co-main event action, the WSOF multi-event, four-man light heavyweight (205 pounds) tournament will kick off with a rematch between superstar Thiago Silva (16-3) of Sao Paulo, Brazil and inspirational fighter Matt “The Hammer” Hamill (11-5) of Loveland, Ohio.

 

The evening’s four-fight main card airs live on NBCSN, beginning at 9 p.m. ET (7 p.m. MT local time), with preliminary bouts streaming live on NBCSports.com, beginning at 7 p.m. ET (5 p.m. MT local time).

 

Lucas Montoya, of Layton, Utah, carries a four-fight winning streak into the contest and is 7-1 in his past eight overall contests. The 28-year-old made his WSOF debut in August, scoring a first-round stoppage of Jimmy Spicuzza. He now meets Raymond Pina, of Tucson, Ariz., who looks to rebound from the lone professional loss of his career.

 

Benny Madrid, of Phoenix, Ariz., opened his career with seven straight wins, including four wins by knockout and two by submission. He now looks to rebound from the first two losses of his professional run. He now meets Jimmy Spicuzza, of Las Vegas, a three-time WSOF veteran.

 

Joe Gigliotti of Cleveland, Ohio, is an undefeated prospect, who has earned his first three wins by stoppage, including two submissions and one knockout. He now faces Brendan Tierney, of Tempe, Ariz., a Power MMA fighter who has yet to fight to a decision in 17 career outings.

 

Randy Steinke, of Glendale, Ariz., is an MMA Lab fighter who makes his WSOF debut on the strength of a six-fight winning streak. He now faces undefeated prospect Juan Archuleta, of Venice Beach, Calif., who has earned three of his first five wins by knockout.

 

Dan Huber, of Mesa, Ariz., makes his WSOF debut against Israel Aquino, of Reno, Nev., who fights for a professional for the first time.

 

Matthew Frincu, an Australian native now living in Arizona, brings a three-fight winning streak to the cage and has never fought to a judges’ decision in six professional contests. He faces Eric Regan, of Phoenix, Ariz., who makes his WSOF debut.

 

Joe Madrid, of Tucson, Ariz., fights for the first time under the WSOF banner against fellow promotional newcomer Erik Villalobos, of Glendale, Ariz.

 

MAIN CARD

Champ Justin Gaethje vs. Luis Palomino for lightweight title

Matt Hamill vs. Thiago Silva – light heavyweight tourney opening round

Jake Heun vs. Teddy Holder – light heavyweight tourney reserve bout

Timur Valiev vs. Ed West

 

PRELIMINARY CARD

Krasimir Mladenov vs. Clifford Starks

Lucas Montoya vs. Raymond Pina

Benny Madrid vs. Jimmy Spicuzza

Joe Gigliotti vs. Brendan Tierney

Randy Steinke vs. Juan Archuleta

Dan Huber vs. Israel Aquino

Matthew Frincu vs. Eric Regan

Joe Madrid vs. Erik Villalobos

 

About “World Series of Fighting” (WSOF)

“World Series of Fighting” (WSOF) is a world wide premier professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering the best action-packed fights for fight fans by producing the best possible match-ups between elite fighters from around the world. For more information please visit WSOF.com. Follow “World Series of Fighting” on Twitter @MMAWorldSeries and “World Series of Fighting” President Ray Sefo @SugarRaySefo.

ABOUT NBCSN

NBCSN, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans. Now in more than 85 million homes, the Emmy Award-winning network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL) – including two games of the Stanley Cup Final — Premier League, Formula One, IndyCar, Tour de France, the 34th America’s Cup, and beginning in 2015, NASCAR. In addition, NBCSN features college football, college basketball, college hockey, cycling, outdoor programming, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown  and Breeders’ Cup, Fight Night boxing, Ironman, the Dew Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as Costas Tonight, NFL Turning Point, Pro Football Talk, The Dan Patrick Show, and NASCAR America. NBCSN is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.