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Three title bouts headline UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden

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

WORLD TITLE BOUTS

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

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

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

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

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

Additional bouts:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About UFC®

UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in London, Toronto, Sao Paulo and Singapore, UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. UFC programming is broadcast in over 156 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 29 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

MMA Fight Radio Thurs Aug 11

Guests: Raquel Pennington, Jessica Eye, Henry Corrales,  Ray Elizalde and Greg DeMarco

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 GigliottiShawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge and Ricky Neel with recurring guest co-host MMA Fighter Efrain Escudero.   Airing on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060AM

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

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

Southeast Coast Correspondent Scott Lewis

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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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 UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 AUGUST 20, 2016 / T-MOBILE ARENA, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Ranked #8 Bantamweight –  Raquel Pennington “Rocky” 7-6-0  vs Elizabeth Phillips 5-3-0

Pennington vs Phillips

 

 UFC 203 SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 / QUICKEN LOANS ARENA, CLEVELAND, OHIO

Jessica Eye 11 – 5 – 0 vs Bethe Correia 9 – 2 – 0

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RFA 42 – August 19, 2016 / Visalia Convention Center, Visalia, Ca.

Ray Elizalde 10 – 0 – 0  vs Alex Perez 13 – 4 – 0

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Bellator 160 AUGUST 26, 2016 / HONDA CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA

Henry Corrales 12 – 3 – 0 vs A.J. McKee 4 – 0 – 0

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   In studio Greg DeMarco – PHX WRESTLING – Pro Wrestling – Fri  August 19 the Arizona Event Center Mesa, AZ http://azeventcenter.com/

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MMA Fight Radio Thurs Aug 4

Guests: Tim Means, Raquel Pennington,  Jeff Aronson and Andrew Whitney

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

To listen on your cell phone choose the appropriate link:

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MMA-Fight-Radio

 

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

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

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

Southeast Coast Correspondent Scott Lewis

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

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

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

 

Jeff Aronson – Titan FC CEO

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Raquel Pennington – UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 AUGUST 20, 2016 / T-MOBILE ARENA, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Ranked #8 Bantamweight –  Raquel Pennington “Rocky” 7-6-0  vs Elizabeth Phillips 5-3-0

Pennington vs Phillips

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT 92 AUGUST 06, 2016 / VIVINT SMART HOME ARENA, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

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UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2

AUGUST 20, 2016 / T-MOBILE ARENA, LAS VEGAS

Tim Means 25 – 7 – 1 vs Sean Strickland 18 – 1 – 0

 

Tim Means

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WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING’S ‘GAETHJE VS. PALOMINO II’ NAMED ‘FIGHT OF THE MONTH’ BY USA TODAY’S MMAJUNKIE.COM

And MMA Fight Radio was there for BOTH!  ….
World championship rematch bests four other classic battles for coveted award

LAS VEGAS (October 6, 2015) –The second, epic championship battle between undefeated, reigning World Series of Fighting lightweight (155 pounds) kingpin Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje and rival challenger Luis “Baboon” Palomino that took place on Friday, Sept. 18, live on NBCSN from Phoenix, Ariz., has been named winner of the prestigious “Fight of the Month” award by USA Today’s MMAjunkie.com.

The rematch between the two gutsy and determined superstars came six months after the first memorable championship showdown that also won the“Fight of the Month” honor for March.

“We are extremely honored to receive this distinguished award for the second time in six months, and are proud of Justin and Luis for having the courage to put it all on the line again after what was an unforgettable, all-out war in March,” said World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo.

“NBCSN is excited to have been home to two widely recognized World Series of Fighting championship bouts thus far in 2015, and we look forward to more high-level action in the cage in the upcoming months,” said Gary Quinn, Vice President, Programming, NBC Sports Group.

The second meeting topped four other, critically acclaimed fights – the bantamweight (135 pounds) matchup between John Lineker and Francisco Rivera at UFC 191, the welterweight (170 pounds) bout between Keita Nakamura and Li Jingliang at UFC Fight Night 75, the heavyweight tilt between Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night 75 and the women’s bantamweight (135 pounds) contest between Raquel Pennington and Jessica Andrade at UFC 191 – for the award, all by steep margins.

The 26-year-old Gaethje (14-0) of Safford, Ariz. scored a second round (4:30) TKO on the 34-year-old Palomino (23-11) of Miami, Fla. last month with an onslaught of punches, after Gaethje was put on the defensive and momentarily found himself in danger, early on in the main event of WSOF 23.

In their initial meeting on March 28 that also took place in Phoenix, a wild, see-saw battle ended suddenly after Gaethje dug down deep and unloaded a combination of leg kicks and punches, to score a third round (3:57) TKO on Palomino.

Live World Series of Fighting action returns to NBCSN on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT with a world championship doubleheader from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.  In the welterweight main event of WSOF 24, Jon Fitch (26-7-1) of Fort Wayne, Ind. will face fellow master technician Yushin Okami (30-9) of Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan.

In one of two WSOF 24 world title fights, reigning heavyweight championBlagoy Ivanov (12-1) of Sofia, Bulgaria will risk his belt for the first time against battle-tested Derrick Mehman (19-6) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa while, in the other, Magomed Bibulatov (19-0) of Grozny, Chechnya, Russia, a former number one ranked European fighter,  will face off with fellow undefeated star Donavon Frelow (4-0) of Las Vegas, Nev. in the first World Series of Fighting flyweight (125 pounds) championship bout in history.

About World Series of Fighting (WSOF)
“World Series of Fighting” (WSOF.com) 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.