Unifed MMA 21 Review

December 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Matt Spisak vs. Aaron Armstrong

Round 1: Armstrog falls short with a front kick and lands a pair of leg kicks. They trade shots and Spisak works for guillotine choke against the cage. It looks tight but Armstrong survives and pulls his head out. Spisak takes the back and sinks the rear-naked choke.Spisak works hard for the finish and tries to flatten him out but Armstrong is tough. Spisak keeps squeezing and finally coaxes the tap out.

Matt Spisak submits Aaron Armstrong by Rear-Naked Choke in Round 1, 2:06

Ryan Rother vs. Aaron Shymr

Round 1: Shymr ducks under a shot from Rother and presses him into the cage but Rother looks for the guillotine. Shymr finishes the takedown and gets to full guard. Shymr lands one to the body and one to the head before getting the left free and landing a few more. Rother gets the sweep and transitions to full mount. Shymr tries to sweep but gives his back and eventually gets back into the full guard of Rother. Shymr works the body and goes to the head. Shymr keeps chipping away with little shots to the head and body. Shymr finally postures up and connects with some hammer fists just prior to the end of the round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Shymr

Round 2: Rother falls just short with a head kick and Shymr rushes him against the cage and drags him down with a single before picking him up and slamming him to the mat to guard. Rother looks for an armbar from the bottom but Shymr postures up and lands heavy shots before dropping back into the guard. Another attempted armbar allows Shymr to pass to side control briefly before Rother replaces the guard. Shymr lands solid shots and he is content to stay on top and stay busy with chipping punches. Shymr stands and Rother lands an upkick before Shymr drops a right back into the guard. Rother works hard for an armbar just prior to the end of the round but Shymr pulls out and time runs out. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Shymr

Round 3: They trade and Shymr gets another takedown against the cage and goes back to work but Rother looks for a kneebar. Shymr frees himself and moves to side control and then to north/south before settling back into the half guard where he lands more shots. Shymr works for a guillotine on his bloodied and battered opponent before letting go and moving back to side control and landing some rights. Shymr easily passes to full mount and Rother gives up his back and Shymr sinks the rear naked choke and leaves Rother no choice but to tap.

Aaron Shymr submits Ryan Rother by Rear-Naked Choke in Round 3, 2:53

Merrick Duggan vs. Corey Atkinson

Round 1: They exchange shots and Duggan gets the takedown to half guard. Duggan lands short elbows and lands a few punches. Duggan pins the arms and lands more big punches before taking the back and sinking the rear naked choke and forcing the tap.

Merrick Duggan submits Corey Atkinson by Rear-Naked Choke in Round 1, 1:32

Nick Hrabec vs. Liam McGowan

Round 1: Hrabec leaps in and they tie up before briefly hitting the mat. They pop back up and McGowan presses him into the cage and lands knees to the thigh. Hrabec reverses position and begins to knee the thighs as well. Liam separate and Hrabec lands a head kick. They clash with leg kicks and Hrabec looks for the flying knee. McGowan looks for a takedown but Hrabec pushes him to the mat and peppers the legs with kicks. Cardinal lets McGowan up and McGowan lands a solid combo followed by an inside leg kick. Hrabec lands a thunderous body kick but slips and can’t capitalize. McGowan looks for the takedown but Hrabec threatens with a triangle briefly. McGowan rides out the final 30 seconds on top. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 McGowan

Round 2: Hrabec lands a shot and follows up with a knee to the body. McGowan looks for a takedown but Hrabec stuffs it and stays on his feet. A finger finds the eye of McGowan and a pause in the action. On the restart Hrabec lands a follows up with a leg kick. McGowan rushes him with a one-two and ties him up against the cage. They break away and clash with leg kicks. McGowan pawing with jabs but can’t find the range and Hrabec lands another leg kick. McGowan finds the mark with a couple inside leg kicks. McGowan presses him into the cage but Hrabec reverses and gets some distance. McGowan lands and Hrabec responds and McGowan with a wild combo that misses the mark. McGowan lands a low kick and Hrabec drops to his knees. Hrabec is given time to recover and on the restart they trade shots. They continue to launch bombs at one another with neither man gaining a clear advantage. Hrabec with a teep to the body and McGowan lands a punch and a kick to the body. McGowan connects with a leg kick and a right just as the round concludes. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Hrabec

Round 3: They open the third with more exchanges and both men landing. McGowan gets the takedown and lands in full guard. Hrabec almost gets a triangle locked in but McGowan is too slippery and looks to pass the guard but Hrabec stays tight. Hrabec sweeps but McGowan avoids a heel hook gets to his feet before dropping into the half guard. Hrabec elbows the body and chips away with little punches and elbows. They scramble and get back to their feet where McGowan presses him into the corner. They jockey for position against the cage and separate before clashing with leg kicks. Hrabec looks to land and McGowan shoots for another takedown but can’t hold him down. Hrabec drags him to the mat and lands a few more shots as the round comes to an end. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Hrabec

Nick Hrabec defeats Liam McGowan by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Cam Yallits vs. Brendan Ekstrom

Round 1: Yallits head kick sails over top and he gets the big takedown to side control. Ekstrom elbows the body before Yallits passes to full mount and looks for the arm triangle. Yallits lets go and adjusts but Ekstrom gets the sweep. Yallits quickly works back to his feet and Yallits connects with a knee. Ekstrom looks for a guillotine but Yallits shakes him off and slams him to the mat. Ekstrom with a triangle attempt but Yallits escapes and moves to side control. Ekstrom works the guillotine and gets half guard but Yallits defends and pulls free. Yallits gets full mount before Ekstrom gives his back. Yallits begins to drives lefts and elbows into the face of his helpless foe.

Cam Yallits defeats Brendan Ekstrom by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 4:25

Gurjeet Bilkhu vs. Jake Poitras

Round 1: Poitras opens with the leg kick and Bilkhu responds with one of his own. Bilkhu then presses forward with a vicious assault against the cage and forces referee Kyle Cardinal to rescue Poitras from any unnecessary punishment.

Gurjeet Bilkhu defeats Jake Poitras by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 0:22

Alyssa Krahn vs. Michelle Howse

Round 1: House rushes and Krahn gets the takedown and immediately passes to full mount. Krahn postures up and rains down punches and elbows. Krahn continues to tee off with vicious elbows and Howse can do nothing to defend and Kyle Cardinal has seen enough.

Alyssa Krahn defeats Michelle Howse by TKO (Elbows) in Round 1, 1:08

Justin Parsons vs. Jonathan Perley

Round 1: Perley with a stiff jab backs Parsons up and Parsons responds with a leg kick. Perley stuns him with a solid right and rushes him. Parsons scrambles up and Perley pursues him with a barrage of punches. Perley drops him with a left and continues to tag him. Perley lands a body shot and finishes him off with a couple vicious knees that drop Parsons to the mat and forces referee Kyle Cardinal to step in and rescue Parsons from any further damage.

Jonathan Perley defeats Justin Parsons by KO (Knees) in Round 1, 1:27

Gala de boxe Le defi Review

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Renan St-Juste kicks off his promotional career picking up a TKO win in “Boxe Mania Promotions” debut gala!

Veteran Quebec middleweight contender Renan St-Juste (25-4-1, 17 KOs) may be in the twilight of his illustrious pro career as a prize fighter, but the Repentigny native kicked off his promotional career with a bang headlining the inaugural show for his new outfit “Boxe Mania Promotions” Friday night at the Repentigny Arena in Repentigny, Quebec. St-Juste picked up a TKO victory in the main event when he stopped Ghana’s Mohammed Akrong in Round 8.

In the exciting co-featured bout, the Congo’s Jesus Singwancha scored an upset six round majority decision over the always exciting Laval based Roody Pierre-Paul by scores of 58-56 and 60-54 with the third card even at 57-57.

The gala was a huge success and was seen around the world on GFL.TV courtesy of our friend Pierre Lavoie of Way Productions. The emcee duties were admirably performed by renowned Quebec announcer Pierre Bernier. Read on for quick results from the six other exciting bouts that were on the card!

Watch this card in its entirety, on video on demand on GFL.tv. Buy it and own it for life!

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents Joe Hand Promotions: Webster VS Sai Beginning December 22

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN) & COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN)
GFL PRESENTS “JOE HAND PROMOTIONS: WEBSTER VS SAI” BEGINNING DECEMBER 22

December 19, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing as Joe Hand Promotions presents another show stopper with Webster VS Sai, featuring a full lineup of up and coming boxers from around the East Coast.

Undefeated super middleweight contender Derrick “Take It to the Bank” Webster will headline the third installment of Parx Casino Tuesday Night Fights.

The 6-foot- 4 Glassboro, N.J., resident, who owns an impressive 17-0 record with eight knockouts, will take on Obodai Sai (23-1, 17 KOs) of Ghana. Webster, who will compete in his fourth fight in 2014, is coming off a six-round, unanimous-decision win over Michael Gbenga on May 30. Sai currently resides in Washington, D.C., and is a former Commonwealth British Empire light middleweight champion with a seven-fight win streak.

In the co-main event, Philadelphia super bantamweight Antonio Dubose (6-0, 2 KOs) takes on Arturo Santiago (7-9-1, 4 KOs) of Puerto Rico.

Presented by Joe Hand Promotions and D and D Management Team, Parx Casino Tuesday Night Fights showcases both amateur and professional fighters representing various boxing gyms throughout the Philadelphia area.
The November 25 card will feature five professional fights, including the return of fan favorite Avery Sparrow (2-0, 1 KO), who delivered a devastating knockout in his last performance at 2300 Arena. Sparrow takes on Jesus Lule (6-9, 1 KO) of Fort Myers, Fla., in a four-round featherweight bout.

Also, two four-round welterweight pro bouts will feature Jerome Conquest (1-0) and Blair Cobbs (3-0, 3 KOs), both from Philadelphia. Conquest will face Piotr Apostle (1-0) of Atlantic City, N.J., while Cobbs squares off against Julio Sanchez (1-0) of Houston, Tx.
Seven national champions from across the country, including National Golden Gloves champ Christian Carto of Deptford, NJ, will be featured on the amateur card. Carto, who has his sights set on the 2016 Olympics, faces a very tough 114-pound challenger in Jordan White, an eight-time national champion from Landover, Md.

Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Monday, December 22 at 9:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Wednesday, December 24 at 9:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Friday, December 26 at 11:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Saturday, December 27 at 3:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, December 27 at 11:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Sunday, December 28 at 5:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, December 25 at 7:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, December 27 at 1:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, December 28 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing Joe Hand Promotions: Webster VS Sai in the weeks and months to follow. In addition, close to 25 cable and satellite systems carry CSN and because of that wide distribution across numerous regions and even nationally via satellite, GFL REAL FIGHTS is available on additional platforms.

To stay connected with GFL and this unique fight series, visit these TCN & CSN online locations for up-to-the-date programming info.
The Comcast Network http://www.csnphilly.com/page/tcn
CSN Philadelphia http://www.csnphilly.com/ontv/listings
CSN Washington http://www.csnwashington.com/ontv
CSN Baltimore http://www.csnbaltimore.com/ontv
CSN New England http://www.csnne.com/pages/oncsn
CSN Northwest http://www.csnnw.com/ontv
CSN Bay Area http://www.csnbayarea.com/ontv

Upcoming Events on Comcast
12/22: Joe Hand Promotions: Webster v Sai (boxing)
12/29: CFFC 44: Bezerra v Makashvilli (MMA)
1/5: Global Wrestling Championship: Howe v Dake (Olympic style wrestling)
1/12: GPG: USA v Russia (MMA)
1/19: Broadway Boxing Hardy VS Anderson

About GFL:
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Gala de boxe Le defi Preview

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While his boxing career inexorably draws to a close, Renan St-Juste launches into athlete management and promotion of combat sports related events. He announced Thursday the creation of Boxing Promotions Mania which will hold its first event on 19 December in Repentigny.

“It’s a dream I was thinking for a long time”, says St-Juste in a telephone interview to RDS.ca. It was a matter of finding the right people and especially the right time.

Coach Boxing Club 35 de Repentigny in recent years, St-Juste realized over time that there was little room for amateurs who aspired to turn professional he added, while the popularity of Sport is reaching new heights.

“I organized many amateur galas, but I wondered why not try to organize professional galas to allow some boxers who do not have the chance to box on big stages show what they are capable of and use it as a springboard to move to another level”, says St-Juste.

“If you are not under contract to Eye of The Tiger Management, Groupe Yvon Michel or InterBox, it is very difficult to make progress. I know many boxers who are – or who want to fight as pros, and unless you have a clean sweep among fans, they cannot approach these other managers. These boxers just need a chance.”

The ambitions of the new promoter are modest – only two galas in December and June are scheduled for now – he hopes that his expertise will allow athletes left behind to build their career in this industry extremely ruthless.

“I have a boxer with me, Roody Pierre-Paul, who beat two guys from Eye of The Tiger, but unfortunately his career is not progressing”, says St-Juste. I’ll try to get him to fight for belts and move up in the rankings. These are small projects, but I really want to go step by step.”

Despite his new responsibilities, St-Juste has not finished his boxing career. He will also be headlining the December 19 event, at 42 years old.

“Things have not been easy for my whole career and I’ve never had the chance to fight in a championship fight. It must be said that being a southpaw does not help”, said St-Juste. “Still, I have no big promoter behind me, so I’m going to do it myself.”

“I always keep myself in shape, but I’m also taking being a promoter very serious. I know I’m going to be increasingly busy with my work, so if I do not have time to train, I will not go up in the ring. In the end, it’s me who decides.”

In addition to St-Juste, Roody Pierre-Paul, Francesco Cotroni, Mitch Louis-Charles, Steve and Michael Van Latangne Denyse will also be on the card.

IZW Chaotic Christmas 2014 Preview

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Join the world’s fastest rising Independent professional wrestling company as IZW returns to GFL.tv on December 20 with “Chaotic Christmas”, the final 3+hour iPPV of the year!

2014 has been a year full of turmoil in IZW and “Chaotic Christmas” will be the exclamation point to finish out the tumultuous past 12 months with 3 championships on the line! Be there for every punch, kick, body slam, clothesline and more. You can bet the men and women of IZW will deliver once again in the squared circle with something you’ve never seen before.

IZW Championship: Cage Match
Johnny Z VS Jermaine Johnson VS Double D

Casket Match:
Jeff Wolfenbarger VS Aaron Neil

IZW Tag Team Championship: Ladder Match
Old School Studs VS KC Wolves

Erica VS Misty Lynn

Impact Division Championship: 4-Way Impact Rules Match
Bobby Starr VS Damien Morte VS Guy Atticus VS Drake Gallows

Irish Bare Knuckle Brawl:
Jake O’Brien VS O’Malley

Ring of Combat 50 Preview

December 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat returns with its 50th event Friday, January 23rd at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in New Jersey. The card is stacked from top to bottom, with 13 bouts and seven Ring of Combat titles on the line.

Many MMA promotional companies make a dash to be the biggest promotion in the world, and die of a heart attack. Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat has found a niche in developing great but unknown talent to compete on a world class level, most notably in the UFC.

Lou as sent over 90 ROC alumni to the UFC where not only are they competing but are having successful careers in the world’s biggest MMA promotion.

“Just like in any business, its important for business owners to have faith in their brand and let their product speak for its self,” said Lou. “The Ring of Combat fighters are speaking for themselves by having great careers in the UFC and that directly reflects what we do at the Ring of Combat.”

On January 23rd, the next generation of ROC fighters are set to take center stage and show the MMA world that they are here to stay!

“Ring of Combat 50 is an important milestone for us,” said Lou. “When I first started promoting, I didn’t do it to start competing with other companies. I wanted to create a stage for young, up and coming fighters where they can compete against each other to show case their skills and here we are going on our 50th event. This is something to be proud of.”

Ring of Combat 50 spares no punches as many ROC champions are returning and many east coast fan favorites will be on hand!

The main event will see the return of east coast phenom, Frankie Perez (9-1) as he takes on Virginia’s George Sheppard (15-9) for the vacant ROC National lightweight title.

The co-main will be an explosive bantamweight matchup as undefeated Julio Arce (6-0) comes to defend his national title for the second time against his toughest challenge to date, Bellator vet, Thomas Vasquez (7-2).

The remainder of the ROC title fights are as follows (not in bout order):

-New York’s Oluwale Bamgbose (3-0) will battle Brian Booth (3-1) for the vacant ROC National Middleweight title.

-Exciting ROC National Flyweight champion, Matt Rizzo (7-2), looks to defend his title against New Jersey’s Sean Santella (13-4-1).

-Top prospect, Randy “Rude Boy” Brown (2-0) meets New York’s Mike Winters (7-4) for the vacant ROC National Welterweight title.

-Brooklyn’s very own and Bellator vet, Phillipe “The Filipino Assassin” Nover (8-5) will square off against Dan Cion (4-1) for the lightweight ROC East Coast title.

-Another Bellator vet, Kenny Foster (11-8) will battle Mike Santiago (12-9) for the featherweight ROC East Coast title.

The prelim bouts will feature (not in bout order):

-Bellmore Kickboxing’s fast rising Gregor Gillespie (3-0) will meet Justin Stewart (0-0) who is making his professional debut.

-After making a successful pro debut at ROC 49, Tiger Schulmann’s Jenna Serio (1-0) returns to take on Virginia’s Allison Haynes (0-2). -Carlos Brooks (4-3) returns to the Ring of Combat cage and will meet Steve Edwards (2-1).

-Representing Ricardo Almeida BJJ, the ultra popular and undefeated Max Bohanan (2-0) will face off against dangerous Leonard Simpson (3-2).

-Chris Piriz (2-1) of the famed Serra/Longo fight team will meet undefeated Leodegario Muniz (3-0) in a battle of bantamweights.

-Another Serra/Longo fighter will enter the Ring of Combat cage as undefeated Eddie Lenoci (2-0) takes on Lashawn Alcocks (3-2).

CFFC 44 Review

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Caleb Michaels vs. Shaun Teed

WIN: Caleb Michaels

Greg Quarantello vs. James Jordan

WIN: James Jordan

Donta Wade vs. Tim Lutke

WIN: Tim Lutke by unaimous decision

Johnson Jajoute vs. Tim Kunkel

Round 1 – Kunkel opens with a striking clinic landing hard shots from the outside and beautiful dirty boxing in the clinch. The bout hits the ground and in a scramble, Jajoute gets top position looking to rain down ground and pound which Kunkel does a good job defending but gives up his back in a scramble. Jajoute spent the rest of the time peppering Kunkel to the side of the head to close the round.

Round 2 – The round starts slow with neither fighter pressing the action. Jajoute is the first go engage hurting Kunkel with a punch combination. Kunkel attempts a lazy shot, but Jajoute defends and gets dominant position on Kunkel’s back to fire away ground and pound until the referee saw enough at 1:37 of the second round.

WIN: Johnson Jajoute – TKO (1:37 second round)

Ricky Nuno vs. Troy Wittman

Round 1 – The round starts with the fighters wasting no time pumping the jab early and often. Nuno slows as Wittman keeps up with the pressure seemingly hurting Nuno with a few shots. Nuno shoots and scores the takedown but keep Wittman down long as Wittman scrambled go his feet and begins stalking Nuno again by walking him down. Wittman attempted a headkick which Nuno ducked and took Wittman down landing some ground and pound to close the round.

Round 2 – Both fighters start the round with heavy punch combinations looking to stop the other in their tracks. With neither of them landing too successfully, the action slows, as both fighters methodically start picking their striking combinations. Wittman lands a direct head kick which Nuno ate to follow up with a flush straight right, which Wittman walked through as well. Other than a single takedown attempt, it seemed both of these fighters were content with standing for the duration of the rest of the round.

Round 3 – Both fighters resume their standup endeavor both attacking with punch combinations. Wittman is taking the advantage with opening a cut above the left eye of Nuno with follow up shots hurting Nuno badly. Wittman continues to storm forward with blistering punch combinations landing at will. Nuno drops to a knee clearly out of the contest and the referee stops the bout at 1:45.

WIN: Troy Whitman – TKO (1:45 third round)

Lester Caslow vs. Justin Dalton

Round 1 – The bout starts and its all Carlow from the opening bell. He lands pin point accurate punches which puts Dalton down early. Carlow follows Dalton down with Dalton turtled up as Carlow went to work from punches to the side of the head to elbows. Dalton scrambles, but is caught in an arm in guillotine which Dalton taps to at 2:11 of the opening stanza.

WIN: Lester Caslow – Submission (2:11 in first round)

Claudio Ledesma vs. Dave Morgan

Round 1 – Ledesma being the taller fight opens the bout looking to keep Morgan at bay. Morgan is very intelligent in his timing as he easily ducks under for a takedown. Ledesma scrambles to his feet and takes over the contest with his striking combinations hurting Morgan forcing him to shoot which Ledesma easily avoids and starts with heavy ground and pound, each shot seeming to hurt Morgan with each one connecting. He then attempts the guillotine which Morgan works through, but ends up giving his back up for Ledesma to sink the Rear Naked Choke at 2:49 of the first.

WIN: Claudio Ledesma – Submission (2:49 of first round)

Stephen Regman vs. Shelby Graham

Round 1- Both fighters start the contest exchanging various kicks for some time. Regman clearly being the bigger fighter stalks Graham for a good portion of the round. Regman scores most of the successful striking in the first. Graham made attempts to counter, but Regman ended the round in control.

Round 2 – Both fighters start the round slow pawing jabs. Regman throws and lands a thudding lead leg head kick which awakens Graham to blister forward with punch combinations to bak Regman into the cage. Regman quickly gets the reversal and gets the contest to the floor, which he again controls. Regman has enough of the ground and let’s Graham stand and Regman immediately hurts Graham with his punches and drops him. Smelling blood in the water, Regman pounces on Graham viciously, but Graham weathers the storm to stay in the fight and bring on a third round.

Round 3 – Round 3: Both fighters start slow sizing up their opponent. This round was all Regman as his leg kicks dictated the pace of the round and opened Graham up for Regmans heavy striking. Regman seemingly had Graham hurt several times from his punch to knee combinations. Graham, again being the tough fighter full of heart, weathered the storm until the end. In the end Stephan Regman takes the contest via unanimous decision

WIN: Stephan Regman – Unanimous Decision

Bradley Desir vs. Jeremiah Wells

Round 1 – Both fighters start the contest sizing up their opponent with Desir’s striking looking crisp. Wells has enough of the standup and gets Desir to the floor having a clear grappling advantage landing some ground and pound and maintaining position. Desir scrambles but Wells rides him to take Desir’s back and gets the body triangle looking for submissions. Has enough and gets him to the floor to land some ground and pound and in dominant position to close the first.

Round 2- Desir starts the second round trying to keep a distance but Wells is able to get the takedown again having the clear grappling advantage landing some ground and pound and maintaining position. Desir scrambles but Wells rides him to take Desir’s back and gets the body triangle looking for submissions. At 4:35 of the second, Wells locks the rear naked choke for the win.

WIN: Jeremiah Wells – Submission (4:35 in second round)

Corey Bleaken vs. Jared Gordon

Round 1 – Both fighters waste no time throwing bombs with Gordon looking in control. The fight hits the ground with both fighters scrambling. Gordon looks for the guillotine choke which looks tight, Bleaken squirms out of to stand back up and start firing strikes of his own. He gets Gordon go the floor looking for ground and pound opportunities until the first bell sounded.

Round 2 – Gordon comes out hard again looking to secure his striking advantage. It isn’t long before the fight hits the floor with Bleaken looking for submissions, himself. The greater part of this round is spent on the floor with back and forth scrambling, as each fighter looked evenly matched in the ground trading dominant positions until the sound of the bell.

Round 3 – Both fighters continue the pace with their striking, but it’s Gordon looking to have the better/more active striking hurting Bleaken several times. Bleaken is tough working through the pressure and during a scramble is able to secure Gordon’s back for several moments to clear his head, Gordon is able to get loose as the fight stays standing with some striking combinations to close down the contest.

WIN: Jared “Flash” Gordon – Decision

Anthony Terrell vs. Brett Martinez

Round 1 – Both fighters have a brief feeling out process exchanging shots until Martinez scored takedown but can’t keep Terrell down long. They return to center of the cage with Terrell looking to get the better striking while he stalks Martinez. Martinez attempts a shot which is seen and thwarted off from Terrell. Terrell continues to stalk Martinez, but in the midst of a punch combination, Martinez ducks getting the ankle pick and getting Terrell to the ground. Terrell is able to reverse and the fighters get DJ to their feet. Martinez attempts a few more shots, but Terrell looks to have an advantage with his striking to close the round.

Round 2 – The second round starts with Terrell keeping his distance picking his shots it’s clear Martinez wants the fight on the floor as he takes another shot but is reversed by Terrell who lands on top. The fighters stand with Terrell returning to his striking ways. He throws a lead knee to Martinez’ midsection at 2:51 of the second which drops him and has him tapping out due to strikes.

WIN: Anthony Terrell – Submission (2:51 in second round)

CFFC Flyweight Title Fight: Sidemar Honorio vs. Darren Mima

Round 1 – Mima starts quickly, but it’s Honorio throwing the flashy kicks. During a heated exchange Mima scores a brief takedown but doesn’t stay there and let’s Honorio to his feet. The fight doesn’t stay standing as both fighters exchange briefly and hit the floor again. This time Honorio has the dominant position on the floor. Both fighters scramble for each others legs but Honorio secures the Achilles lock at 2:54 in the opening stanza declaring him the new CFFC Flywight champ.

WIN: Sidemar Honorio – Submission (2:54 in first round)

CFFC Featherweight Title Flight: Alexandre “Popo” Bezerra Da Silva vs. Levan Makashvili

Round 1 – Both fighters paw with their strikes to feel each other out. Bezerra starts firing his leg kicks, but Makashvili times the kicks to catch and come forward with his punches. Makashvili is able to get ahold of Bezerra’s back briefly as he attempted heavy dumps, but Bezerra is able to reverse and separate. The rest of the round continues with back and forth striking to close a very close round.

Round 2 – The second round starts with both fighters exchanging. Bezerra clearly has the more technical striking, but Makashvili is keeping up and making attempts for the takedown. In the middle of the round Bezerra attempted a kick to the body, but Makashvili times it with the catch and picks up Bezerra for the dump against the cage. Bezerra gets to his feet and the fighters resume their crisp striking exchanges. Makashvili switches levels for the takedown several times to close the round. He doesn’t keep Bezerra down long, but is scoring points.

Round 3 – Makashvili has Bezerra on the ground within 30 seconds, but again. Can’t keep him down long. Bezerra returns to his feet to get the reversal seeking his own takedown with Makashvili pressed against the cage. Both fighters scramble and get reversals on each other while landing their respective strikes. Towards the end of the round Makashvili starts getting sloppier and wider with his striking. In a takedown attempt on Bezerra, Bezerra was able to lock up a dangerous looking knee bar, but Makashvili gets out with minimal time left as he searches for the late takedowns to leave a stamping impression on the judges.

Round 4 – This round slowed the pace a tad as both fighters took their time setting up their strikes. Not much ground action with both fighters finding the standup department more fitting. Makashvilli shoots successfully once, but Bezerra bounces back to his feet quickly. Bezerra maintains his technical striking while Makasvhili Is pressuring forward throwing bombs to close the round.

Round 5 – The crowd seems to be turning pro-Makasvhili erupting in cheers after his every strike. Makasvhili is coming forward, but Bezerra is precisely counter punching. Bezerra lands a crisp straight right that looked to stagger Makashvili, but Makashvili immediately fires back with a thudding one-two combo. Sensing the end of the bout is near, both fighters start swinging for the fence to put their last efforts in for this contest. At the end of this 5 round title fight, the judges score it as a unanimous decision for the new champion, Levan Makashvili as he takes the title away from Alexandre Bezerra in their rematch.

WIN: Levan Makashvili – Unanimous Decision

History in the Making Boxing Review

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Hard hitting prize fighting returned as Barry Michael Sports presented “History in the Making” on from the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. BMS events are premier boxing and shows, promoted across throughout Australia as a proving ground for tomorrow’s future stars and established veterans looking to mix it up. This huge card featured several up and coming fighters from the region.

In the main event, for the WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Title, fan favorite Zac Dunn (16-0) defeated Ricardo Marcello Ramallo (16-6-1) via TKO in the seventh round. Dunn had been one step ahead of the gritty Ramallo all night, but it took Dunn several rounds to break down the durable Ramallo in the ring. Dunn used a quick jab that set up all of his combos to really rack up points against Ramallo who never wavered until the end. In the seventh, Dunn continued to pump out his left jab and find his mark with combos to the head and body of Ramallo. Ramallo fired back but his punches didn’t have the power that they did in the early rounds as Dunn was able to walk through most of Ramallo’s offense. Dunn connected with several overhand right hands and dropped Ramallo with a short right hand. Ramallo rose to his feet and Dunn began throwing lefts and rights to the body and face of Ramallo with no resistance from Ramallo and the ref finally saw enough and stepped in to stop the fight. With the win, Dunn stays undefeated and continues his upward trajectory as one of Australia’s rising prospects.

In the co-main event, for the vacant Australia Victoria State Bantamweight Championship, Andrew Moloney (2-0) defeated Jonathan Ligas (8-7-1) via KO in the first round. Both fighters were scrapping from the onset and landing serious combos. Moloney was working the body of Ligas as he was scoring with left hooks to the midsection. Ligas fired back with 1-2 combos. Moloney did a nice job of ducking and blocking several shots and finished the fight off with a counter liver shot. It was the same punch he was scoring with to the body earlier in the round, but this one found its mark and shut down Ligas. Ligas had a delayed reaction to the punch, but once he went down it was clear his night was finished. Moloney can already call himself a champion after only 2 pro fights and its clear he is ready to push the pace of his career as a pro after enjoying a decorated record as an amateur.

Ben Capps (10-2-2) and Fred Tukes (12-1-2) fought to a split draw after six rounds. It was a solid performace by both men as they each won on one judge’s scorecard and the third judge had it a draw. Tukes seemed to confuse Capps with his southpaw stance. Tukes scored with body shots and lead left hands that made Capps take a step back. Tukes was also very hard to hit and managed to land punches without getting hit himself. It was an odd decision as Tukes seemed to dominate in spots while Capps seemed to be one step behind on the exchanges.

Australian boxing delivers again! Be sure to catch all of the action, anytime on VOD as Barry Michael Sports presents “History in the Making” exclusively at GFL.tv.

OFC 23 Review

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Ohio’s rising MMA promotion returned on GFL as Ohio Fighting Championship presented “OFC 23″ from the Courtyard Columbus West in Columbus, Ohio. MMA fans, this pro/am event featured 9 stoppages in 10 fights! All of these gladiators threw down in the cage for honor, glory and fame!

In the main event, for the OFC Bantamweight Title, Vladimir Kazbekov (6-1) defeated Donny Korbel (9-7) via KO in the first round. Kazbekov began to score early with spinning back kicks and leg kicks as he closed the distance on the taller Korbel. Korbel followed up with leg kicks and punches. Korbel fired off jabs as Kazbekov connected with a looping right hand. Kazbekov landed another big right hand that dropped Korbel. Kazbekov followed up with punches on the ground and KO’d Korbel on the mat to become the new champion in dramatic fashion.

In the co-main event, Will Duffy (6-3) defeated Aaron Garrett (8-6) via unanimous decision in a heavyweight battle. Both fighters landed hard shots throughout the fight. Duffy had more in the gas tank and scored more as the fight went longer. Duffy was exhausted in the final seconds and Garrett scored with punches but it was not enough to overcome what Duffy did earlier in the fight. Earlier in the fight, Duffy got the mount and did damage, but was unable to finish Garrett.

In other action, Josh Hampton (2-0) defeated Donny Wade (0-1) via TKO in the second round. The first round was crazy as Wade got a huge takedown and after a nice scramble by Wade, Wade was able to sink in a guillotine that Wade defended. The fight went back to the fight where they continued to look to finish the fight as they winged hard punches at each other. Wade went for another takedown that Hampton stuffed and pounded away at the ribs of Wade as the round ended. Wade received a cut on his eyebrow during one of the exchanges. In the second round, Wade was exhausted and Hampton took advantage of it by scoring with knees to the body and punches to the head. Wade fell to the canvas where Hampton followed up with punches and finished the fight.

Christ Straight, Dalon Brady, James Taylor, Jake Miller and Mike Dillow all won their fights via submission. Nick Spinks and Joe Pimentel won their fights via TKO.

You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action anytime on VOD as OFC presents “OFC 23″ on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv.

Strikers’ Cup 12 Review

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Strikezone Promotions returned to GFL.tv with “Strikers’ Cup 12”, another blockbuster show highlighting amateur Muay Thai at its best. The 8-bout card was stacked with hungry fighters looking to prove their mettle to a worldwide audience. Each fight provided plenty of action and were barnburners inside he ring.

In the main event, in for the ALL Striker Women’s Super-Featherweight Championship, Diana Zhivanaj of TSMMA defeated Kate Allen of Rami Elite via unanimous decision after four rounds. The bout was contested under Glory rules and it was nonstop action from bell to bell. Both men exchanged hard combos throughout the fight. In the later rounds, Zhivanaj used solid footwork to stay out of the way of several strikes from Allen while also firing back punches and kicks of her own that scored. Zhivanaj used an effective push kick that kept Allen at bay as Allen was a traditional Muay Thai fighter that continued to come forward looking to bang. Zhivanaj mixed up her attacks with punches to the body, hooks and kicks, and Allen responded with hard body kicks and head kicks. These women showed why they were in the main event as they were the Fight of the Night and both women delivered in the ring and fight lived up to the hype.

In the co-main event, in a Junior Heavyweight tussle, Ian Allston of Semper Fi MMA defeated Sam Rodriguez of ACMMA via unanimous decision. Allston scored with solid punches that paid dividends in the judges’ eyes. Both fighters were nonstop throughout the bout and went strike for strike the whole fight. Allston seemed to be the aggressor in most of the exchanges and was continually coming forward which probably gave him the nod in the end as both men scored with some big shots during the fight.

In other action, in a 185 lb bout, Kenny Jones of Stay Fly Muay Thai defeated Jaime Alvarez of Rami Elite via TKO in the first round. Jones used his height advantage from the opening bell, peppering Alvarez with punches before dropping him with a high kick to the head. Alvarez got back to his feet and when the fight resumed, they traded knees in the clinch before creating space and scoring with hooks, and overhand rights. Jones continued to score with knees to the midsection and then got Alvarez against the ropes and threw a flurry of punches before the ref stepped in to stop the fight. Alvarez didn’t go down, but was taking shots without responding and throwing offense of his own. Alvarez was a durable fighter, but in the end, Jones was too much on this night.

“Strikers’ Cup 12” was a smash success on GFL.tv as all the fighters came to bang. Don’t miss the blistering show on GFL.tv from Strikezone Promotions. Be sure to catch every punch and kick with this high octane event. Order now on video on demand.
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