TFC 3 Review

January 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Team Fighting Championship debuted on GFL.TV with a bang as teams of five from all over the globe did battle inside a huge 40×40 ring at “TFC 3″. The reality of fighting changed forever in 1993 with the inaugural UFC event. TFC showed that in a team setting, many times with uneven odds, many of the styles and techniques that work well in traditional MMA are not effective and can actually put you at a disadvantage.

In the first bout of the night, Team Poland destroyed Team Russia. Team Poland finished off Russian with assisted armbars, 3 on 1 soccer kicks and more. Poland had the advantage as they came out as sprinters and looked to comes fast and furious while Russia took a more composed approach which cost them quickly as Poland came out like bats out of hell.

In the second bout, Team Brazil battled Team UK. This was both teams debut in TFC and it showed as they were tentative and didn’t look to use the rules of team fighting early on as each fighter peeled off with one opponent from the other team. There was a lot of spacing early on which allowed for true one on one competition until Team UK got the advantage. Team UK did a great job of keeping the fight standing as even when they had the odds in their favor they would rather team up with punches and kicks. It got to 5 on 1 and still the lone competitor for Team Brazil tried his best to fight back, but with 10 fists coming at him all at once, from Team UK, it was insurmountable odds. Team UK had a great showing on their debut outing.

In the third bout, Team USA (GPG NYC) fought Team Poland. This was the most strategic battle up to this point as it was a ground fight with the Americans using their top control and wrestling advantage to outdistance the team from Poland. Team USA got the first victory and then that fighter sprinted over to his teammates and unloaded with soccer kicks to the downed Polish fighters who were on the bottom. It quickly turned to 2 on 1 and 3 on 1, advantage Team USA and it was only a matter of time until the numbers game came into play and the remaining 2 fighters from Poland where defeated by soccer kicks, punches and more gang-land style beat downs.

In the fourth fight, Team UK battles Team Latvia. Team Latvia, the favorite of the tournament, strategically dissected Team UK as this was the most overmatched fight up to this point. Team Latvia finished in second place at “TFC 2” and showed why they have been so dominant in this form of combat sports as they used their size and strength advantage to quickly finish off the first two opponents from Team UK. After that, the writing was on the wall and Team Latvia steamrolled the remaining fighters of Team UK.

In the fifth contest, Team Russian battled Team USA (GPG NYC). USA quickly rushed Russia and put them on the defensive as several Russians gave up their backs on the ground and got RNC’d and GNP’d to oblivion. The big, aggressive, take no prisoners attitude of Team USA was the difference as they showed Russia no respect and just flattened them on the ground. The top game for USA was too strong and once they got the odds in their favor, the others from Russia quickly fell to the 2 on 1, or even 3 on 1 odds that were against them.

In the final bout of the night, to determine the “TFC 3″ Champions, undefeated Team Latvia took on undefeated Team USA. Team Latvia came out on top in the wrestling exchanges as they ended up on top and quickly jumped out to a 5 to 4 lead with one finish. Latvia used their strength and weight advantage to get the lead and then the free agents from Latvia would go from fight to fight and pick off the remaining USA fighters. Latvia worked both submissions and striking as they got the advantage over Team USA and showed that they are the top Team Fighting country in TFC in this young, global sport that continues to grow with each event.

TFC has added a new element to the fastest growing sport in the world and team fighting in MMA is here to stay. Don’t miss this incredible sport and spectacle as fighters from around the globe go to battle as a team where the action is fast and furious with no time to rest. Don’t miss “TFC 3″. Order now on GFL.TV and own it for life!

2015 Canadian Junior Boxing Championships Finals Review

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The 2015 Junior Canadian National Championships finished off its great run with one more final day of championship fighting. The multi-day tournament has been a staple of Junior Canadian boxing for years and brings the whole country of Canada together to celebrate these young boxers fulfilling their dreams inside the squared circle for a week of competition. All these fights are for a title so you can bet that each warrior was coming out for glory and gold. The only way to see this great series or individual event is to order it at GFL.tv.

The eighth and final session of the series was highlighted by 6 punishing bouts. These young boxers came to fight and displayed both skill and determination in the squared circle as some fulfilled their lifelong dreams of winning titles, while others continued to advance in the tournament.

In the main event, Nate Carzeri of Ontario defeated Raphael Bayard of Quebec in the third round via TKO to win the 91kg Youth Division. Carzeri showed off power in both hands as he was able to hurt Bayard multiple times in the fight with the ref finally stopping the contest in the third and final round. Carzeri showed off great cardio for a big man as he threw punishing punches over the course of the full fight. Bayard showed off how durable he was and fired back combos of his own, but Carzeri was the better fighter on this night and too many of his heavy punches got through the defenses of Bayard.

In the co-main event, Logan Fairgrieve of Alberta defeated Tanvir Kahlon of Ontario via decision to cap off an impressive run through the 69kg Youth Division. Fairgrieve showed off an aggressive style that overwhelmed Kahlon throughout the fight. Fairgrieve was able to dominate his opponents in the tournament by continually putting pressure on his foes from the opening bell. Fairgrieve was first to the punch while Kahlon was reacting and trying to counter.

In other action, Luis Santana of Quebec stopped Julien Alvarez of Manitoba in the third round to win the 56kg Youth Division title.

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Sparta Combat League 40 Review

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Courtesy of mmabuzz
Main event: Matt Cox vs. Brian Camozzi in a 170 lb. professional title fight. The fighters traded strikes to start with Camozzi throwing multiple head kicks. Cox closed the distance and was able to get the takedown. The fighters worked for position and Camozzi set in an armbar. Cox defended and escaped a deep attempt but Camozzi adjusted and at 2:06 of round one he got the title winning tapout.

Dante Florez vs. Ian Heinisch in a 185 lb. professional fight. The fight hit the mat almost immediately by way of a Heinisch takedown and on the mat he controlled position and worked GNP until he landed a strike to the back of the head. The referee stood the fighters and Heinisch landed an overhand right that dropped Florez. Heinisch followed Florez to the mat to flurry with GNP and Heinisch scored the TKO win at 3:06 of round one.

Kris Hocum vs. Terrance Moore in a 180 lb. professional Muay Thai fight. Round one had even striking with each fighter mixing their strikes well with both landing good punches and Moore scoring with teep kicks and Hocum flashing several head kicks. Round two had a faster pace with more combinations and intensity with Moore mixing in elbow strikes in his attack. Round three was fought with a measured pace with each scoring with solid techniques and Moore scoring well with several flurries. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Terrance Moore.

Nate Cortez vs. A.J. Robb in a 125 lb. title fight. The fighters came out with a fast striking pace then they clinched and Robb scored a lateral drop takedown. On the mat Robb flurried with GNP from mount to get the title winning TKO at :23 of round one.
Dave Ross vs. Justin Colburn in a 265 lb. fight. The fighters traded hard punches and knees to start then the action was stopped for Ross to recover from an illegal strike. On the restart Colbourn got it to the mat and used his GNP to set up an Americana shoulder lock for the win with the tapout coming at 2:28 of round one.

Aaron Lopez vs. Justin Parker in a 125 lb. fight. The fighters spent about half of the first round exchanging very heavy punches and kicks with a momentary stoppage when Lopez received an illegal but accidental knee to the face. The fight was restarted and Parker took the fight to the mat and he landed very solid GNP as Lopez worked for submission attempts. Lopez scored a sweep but Parker set in a triangle that was defended until the bell ended the round. Round two had a fast pace with both fighters landing well. To start round two Lopez was bleeding heavily from the illegal knee to the face and the fighters came out with both throwing hard, fast and accurate strikes. Parker landed strikes that had the referee stepping and stopping the fight due to the cut. Since the cut was from an illegal technique the fight was called a no contest.

Craig Cordero vs. Lucas Dias in a 165 lb. fight. Cordero landed heavy leg kicks to start then Dias scored a takedown. On the mat it was all Dias transitioning positions and working multiple submission attempts ending with an armbar. Cordero did not tap, but in the interest of fighter safety the referee stopped the fight at 2:19 of round one making it a TKO for Lucas Dias.

Chazz Witherspoon VS Cory Phelps Results

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Courtesy of maxboxing.com

American heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon scored a second round tko win over Cory Phelps at the GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, NJ on Saturday.

Witherspoon, 32-3-(24 ), decked Phelps, 16-8-1-(8), twice in the second round. Phelps managed to scrabble to his feet both times, but referee Benji Esteves had seen enough and waved off the fight after 1:30.

Other results from Pennsauken

middleweight Matthew Gonzalez w pts 4 Emmanuel Lipscomb

middleweight Nick Valliere w pts 4 Francisco Cruz

welterweight Courtney Blocker w tko 2 Dominic Goode

middleweight Erik Spring w pts 4 Travis McClaren

SCS 24 Demoltion Review

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Oklahoma’s #1 MMA promotion returned to GFL.tv as Sugar Creek Showdown presented “Sugar Creek Showdown 24: Demolition” from Hinton, Oklahoma. MMA fans, this stacked card featured great fights anchored by 2 title fights. SCS is the premier MMA organization in the Sooner State and one of the region’s top cage-fighting promotion’s.

In the main event, for the SCS Heavyweight title, Bellator, KOTC and WEC vet Tony “Kryptonite” Lopez (33-15) defeated Jesse “The Hulk” Hernandez (6-2) via TKO in the second round to become the new champion. In the first round, Lopez was able to score with jabs and straight hands from a distance, but then Hernandez caught a leg kick and got a takedown from it. After several scramble attempts, Lopez tried to get back to his feet but was brought down again by a front face lock by Hernandez. Hernandez kept the pressure on the neck of Lopez who was still struggling to get to his feet, but the wrestling and control of Hernandez from the top was nullifying any offense by Lopez for the remainder of the round. In round two, the awkward striking style of Lopez was again finding its mark, but Hernandez shot for another takedown and put Lopez on his back. Hernandez tried landing punches from the top, but Lopez remained calm and cool and locked on a triangle choke and submitted the former champion in a great come from behind victory. Lopez showed off his years of experience in the cage by continuing to look for openings throughout the fight and when he found one, he made Hernandez pay. It was a great win for one of the veterans of the sport against a tough up and comer whose best days are still ahead of him.

In the co-main event, Mitch Thompson (5-2) defeated Christopher Brooks (6-10) via in the first round. After exchanging leg kicks, Thompson got a nice takedown against the cage. Brooks popped up, but Thompson got him back to the mat with a terrific belly to back suplex. Thompson was relentless on riding the back of Brooks and looking for a way to end the fight. Thompson finally locked in a rear naked choke after several more scrambles by Brooks and Thompson continuing to get his back. It was a grappling clinic by Thompson who showed off some solid submission attempts, transitions, takedowns and scrambles.

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 SCS presents “Sugar Creek Showdown 24: Demolition” exclusively at GFL.tv.

Ring of Combat 50 Review

January 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Courtesy of DAVID WEINBERG & pressofatlanticcity.com

ATLANTIC CITY – Mays Landing lightweight Jeff Lentz is now a champion.

The 25-year-old won the vacant Ring of Combat national title on Friday night with a three-round, unanimous decision over Virginia Beach, Va.’s George Sheppard at Tropicana Casino and Resort.

“This means a lot,” Lentz said. “Actually, the belt doesn’t mean as much to me as the win itself. I needed that bad after losing my last two fights.”

Lentz (10-4-1) got off to a slow start, but controlled the pace in the final two rounds against Sheppard (15-10).

Judge Michael DePasquale gave Lentz a 30-27 edge while Munah Holland and Vincent Sinclair both scored it 29-28.

Lentz was one of eight fighters to win titles at Ring of Combat’s 50th card.

Chicago’s Mike Santiago used a guillotine choke to earn the East Coast featherweight title with a first-round submission over Kenny Foster, of Long Island, N.Y.

Levittown, Pa.’s Matt Rizzo retained his flyweight national belt with a three-round, unanimous decision over Corey Simmons, of Defiance, Ohio.

Bronx, N.Y. middleweight Oluwale Bamgbose dropped Chicago’s Devon Morris with a roundhouse kick to win the vacant national crown in the first round.

New York welterweight Randy Brown pounded out a second-round TKO over Mike Winters, of Rochester, N.Y. to win the vacant national championship.

New York native Phillipe Nover submitted Long Island’s Dan Clon with a rear-naked choke in the second round to take an East Coast title at a catch-weight of 152 pounds.

New York bantamweight Julio Arce retained his national title with a three-round, unanimous decision over Mississippi’s Thomas Vasquez.

In the early bouts, Long Island middleweight Gregor Gillespie, a former NCAA Division I wrestling champion, notched a first-round TKO over New York’s Justin Stewart.

Bordentown lightweight Max Bohanan used a calf crusher to submit Leonard Simpson, of South Bend, Ind., in the first round.

Long Island lightweight Eddie Lenoci earned a three-round, split decision over North Carolina’s Lashawn Alcocks.

The only women’s bout saw Scottbridge, Mich.’s Cali Cutler score a third-round TKO over Jenna Serio, of New York.

Order the historic “ROC 50″ and witness firsthand the rising stars of the sport. MMA is trailblazing new paths in combat sports and these athletes are at the forefront. Order now, only on GFL.tv!

Weights from Pennsuaken, NJ

January 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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For Immediate Release

Pennsauken, NJ (January 23, 2015)–

Chazz Witherspoon 236 – Cory Phelps 235
Courtney Blocker 140 – Domonic Goode 140
Emmnuel Lipscomb 160 – Matthew Gonzalez 160
Travis McClaren 155 – Erik Spring 155
Jose Garcia 120 – Vidal Rivera 120
Nick Valliere 155 – Francisco Cruz 155
Malik Hawkins 141 – Josue Rivera 141

Promoters: CMIS & Silver Spoon Promotions
Venue: GPG Event Center
1st Bell: 7 PM

Tickets for the great evening of championship boxing $100 for Platinum Ringside (limited amount available); $75 for Gold Select seating (limited amount available)and $50 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling 856 472 0443.

Bouts subject to change

There will be an after party at the GPG Event Center.

The GPG Event Center is located at 1444 Route 73 in Pennsauken.

For more information and media credentials, contact:

Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 or phillyboxing@gmail.com

2015 Canadian Junior Boxing Championships Session 7 Review

January 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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The 2015 Junior Canadian National Championships is in full swing with exciting fights, and TKOs to be had in several fights that turned into shootouts. The multi-day tournament has been a staple of Junior Canadian boxing for years and brings the whole country of Canada together to celebrate these young boxers fulfilling their dreams inside the squared circle. As the tournament winds down, the championships are now in sight and in play for several divisions and these boxers step into the ring looking to prove that they deserve the title of Champion. The only way to see this great series or individual event is to order it at GFL.tv.

The seventh session of the series was highlighted by 8 punishing bouts. These young boxers came to fight and displayed both skill and determination in the squared circle as some fulfilled their lifelong dreams of winning titles, while others continued to advance in the tournament.

In the main event, Wyatt Sanford of Nova Scotia defeated Hassan Omar of Quebec via decision in a 64kg Youth division battle. Sanford was able to match the punching power and accuracy of Omar and take it up a notch as he took the lead and never let his foot off the gas hitting Omar with solid overhand lefts, crosses and hooks. Sanford fought at a frenetic pace and Omar could not keep up with the style of fighting that Sanford implemented in the fight. It was a big win for Sanford as he dominated a very tough opponent in Omar.

In the co-main event, Hunter Lee of Ontario defeated Spencer Olin Lee of British Columbia via unanimous decision in a 63kg Junior division bout. This was a hotly contested bout as both Hunter Lee and Spencer Olin Lee went for broke from the very beginning. Hunter Lee was more polished as a boxer and had the technical advantage as he was able to land punches and stay out of the power punching range of Spencer Olin Lee. Hunter Lee did an excellent job of staying out of the range of Spencer Olin Lee, who earlier in the tournament scored a first round TKO. Both of these young boxers should be proud of their performance as they left it all in the ring.

Order a single session or get the complete Series only at GFL.tv. Watch the rising stars from across Canada in the sport of boxing as they compete for championships and glory. These athletes are the future of the sport of boxing. Don’t miss one jab, hook, uppercut or cross. Order now.

2015 Canadian Junior Boxing Championships Session 6 Review

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The 2015 Junior Canadian National Championships is in full swing with exciting fights, and TKOs to be had in several fights that turned into shootouts. The multi-day tournament has been a staple of Junior Canadian boxing for years and brings the whole country of Canada together to celebrate these young boxers fulfilling their dreams inside the squared circle. As the tournament winds down, the championships are now in sight and in play for several divisions and these boxers step into the ring looking to prove that they deserve the title of Champion. The only way to see this great series or individual event is to order it at GFL.tv.

The sixth session of the series was highlighted by 8 punishing bouts. These young boxers came to fight and displayed both skill and determination in the squared circle as some fulfilled their lifelong dreams of winning titles, while others continued to advance in the tournament.

In the main event, Tanvir Kahlon of Ontario defeated Ryan Sanford of Newfoundland and Labrador via unanimous decision in a 69kg Youth division battle. Kahlon proved difficult for Sanford to hit as Kahlon was slick on his feet and able to dodge the oncoming attacks of Sanford while scoring with quick combos of his own. Kahlon’s best weapon was his jab and cross as he peppered those punches in the direction of Sanford all night. Sanford showed true grit and determination, but on this night, Kahlon was dominant.

In the co-main event, Logan Fairgrieve of Alberta defeated Ulysse Lalanne of Quebec via unanimous decision in a 69kg Youth division bout. Fairgrieve showed off an aggressive style that overwhelmed Lalanne throughout the fight. Fairgrieve and Kahlon are now on a collision course to face each other in the 69kg Youth Division. It should be a barnburner.

Order a single session or get the complete Series only at GFL.tv. Watch the rising stars from across Canada in the sport of boxing as they compete for championships and glory. These athletes are the future of the sport of boxing. Don’t miss one jab, hook, uppercut or cross. Order now.

2015 Canadian Youth Boxing Championship Session 5 Review

January 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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The 2015 Junior Canadian National Championships is in full swing with exciting fights, and TKOs to be had in several fights that turned into shootouts. The multi-day tournament has been a staple of Junior Canadian boxing for years and brings the whole country of Canada together to celebrate these young boxers fulfilling their dreams inside the squared circle. As the tournament gets further along, the championships are now in sight and these boxers step into the ring looking to prove that they deserve the title of Champion. The only way to see this great series or individual event is to order it at GFL.tv.

The fifth session of the series was highlighted by 12 grueling bouts. All were close as these young boxers came to fight and displayed both skill and determination in the squared circle.

In the main event, the heavy hitters were on display when in an 80+kg, David Aube of Quebec defeated Dawson Gosse of Newfoundland to win the Championship via TKO in the second round. Both of these young men were heavy hitters and landed some solid leather on one another in the early going. Aube continued his pace for the full fight and was teeing off on Gosse in the later rounds. Aube used his size and range to score with solid combos over and over again, as he wore down the gritty Gosse.

In the co-main event, Lexson Mathieu of Quebec defeated Blake Shea of Newfoundland and Labrador in an 80kg bout. The southpaw Mathieu proved difficult for Shea to hit and Mathieu was dominant in score with quick jabs and straight left hands while keeping out of the range of Shea who was looking for that one big punch that never landed. Mathieu showed both precision and power in this championship bout.

Order a single session or get the complete Series only at GFL.tv. Watch the rising stars from across Canada in the sport of boxing as they compete for championships and glory. These athletes are the future of the sport of boxing. Don’t miss one jab, hook, uppercut or cross. Order now.

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