18 year-old sensation Milton Santiago jr. looks for perfect 10 this Saturday night at Valley Forge Casino Resort

April 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Valley Forge, PA (April 17, 2015)–Tomorrow night, April 18, at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, King’s Promotions will present an outstanding night of boxing that will be headlined by an intriguing 8-round super middleweight bout between Phillip Jackson Benson and Darnell Boone.

But one of the featured attractions will see the continued growth of 18 year-old jr. lightweight Milton Santiago jr (9-0, 3 KO’s)

Santiago of Warminster, PA will take on Ray Velez (3-6-1, 1 KO) in a bout scheduled for six-rounds.

“My training went well. I trained hard and I sparred with undefeated 130-pounder Jason Sosa, welterweight contender Ray Robinson and undefeated lightweight Angel Ocasio,” said Santiago.

As most 18 year-olds, Santiago is a student. The senior at William Tennant High School is also a student of his craft and did some research on his opponent.

“I know he is from New York. He is a rough fighter and he looks to be my toughest opponent to date. I know I have to be smart and fight my heart out.”

As most kids his age, Santiago knows that the most important aspect of his career that while he stays undefeated he has to continue his growth as a fighter.

“I have improved on sitting on my shots. The thing I been working on most is defense and changing it to offense. Slipping shots and setting up for counters.”

With each, Santiago, who is managed by Moz Gonzalez and Eddie Woods, gets closer to a goal of being a world champion.

“I think in the next 12 months, I want to be fighting for some regional titles and hopefully they will lead to the biggest opportunities. I am looking for another seven fights in 2015.”

“I have always had a high confidence level. I still get nerves here and there but that is common in all fighters. But I always have a lot of confidence. I just want to thank everyone who has supported me and I know I will have continued success.”

In the eight-round co-feature, undefeated welterweight
Jamal James (15-0, 8 KO’s) of Minneapolis, Minnesota will see action against Daniel Sostre (13-10-1, 5 KO’s) of Highland, New York

In eight-round bouts:

Immanuwel Aleem (11-0, 7 KO;s) of Richmond, VA. will take on Emmnauel Sanchez (6-2, 1 KO) of Laredo, Texas in a middleweight bout.

David Grayton (10-0, 8 KO’s) of Washington, D.C. will fight Grayson Blake (6-3, 2 Ko’s) of State College, PA. in a welterweight bout.

Jarrett Hurd (14-0, 8 KO’s) of Accokeek, MD. will battle tough veteran Eric Mitchell (23-11-2, 11 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a middleweight bout.

In six-round bouts:

Milton Santiago (9-0, 3 Ko’s) of Philadelphia will take on Ray Velez (3-6-1, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, NY. in a jr. welterweight bout.

Ivan Golub (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will box Thomas Allen (4-7, 4 KO’s) of St. Joseph, MO. in a middleweight bout.

Dauren Yeleussinov (1-0, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, NY. will fight Julio Garcia (6-8, 3 KO;s) of Rinocn, PR. in a super middleweight bout.

Dennis Galarza (7-1, 4 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY battles Jesus Lule (7-11, 1 KO) of Fort Myers, FL. in a lightweight fight.

In four-round bouts:

Kevin Garcia (0-1) of Philadelphia will take on Eric Hall (0-3) of Philadelphia in a lightweight bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing are $100 for VIP (Includes 2 drinks and food), $75 for ringside and $50 for General Admission and be purchased by clicking www.vfboxing.eventbrite.com or calling King’s Promotions at 610-587-5950

Vidal Rivera looks for two in a row this Saturday night in Pennsauken, NJ

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Vidal Rivera looks for two in a row this Saturday night in Pennsauken, NJ
Chazz Witherspoon battles Galen Brown in main event. Plus undefeated Matthew Gonzalez, Obafemi Bakari, Courtney Blocker, Erick Kitt & Malik Hawkins
For Immediate Release

Pennsauken, NJ (April 16, 2015)–On Saturday night, April 18 at the GPG Event Center (Formerly the Woodbine Inn) in Pennsauken, New Jersey, undefeated featherweight Vidal Rivera will look for his 2nd consecutive win when he takes on Tyron Stewart in a bout sched for four rounds.

In the main event, heavyweight contender Chazz Witherpsoon will be in action when he takes on Galen Brown in a bout scheduled for 10-rounds.

The show is promoted by Witherspoon’s Silver Spoon Promotions.

Rivera of Camden, New Jersey made a sensation pro debut on January 24 when he took out Jose Garcia in one-round. He registered three knockdowns in the bout which thrilled his large cheering section that came from nearby Camden.

“Everything has been going great,” said Rivera. “I am just sweating out the last few pounds but I am right where I want to be.”

Rivera said he is less nervous then he was in his maiden voyage to the ring but as a fighter but he is ready for his next challenge.

“There will always be butterflies but this time it is a piece of cake.”

In Stewart, Rivera fights a guy who only has one fight under his belt as well. That was a 2nd round stoppage defeat to undefeated Edwin Reyes last October 11.

“I know nothing about him other than he is from North Carolina. I always train like he is the best opponent that I will face.”

Rivera works as a crime analyst in Camden. In that line of work he looks at video cameras that are located all over the city and he can see what is going on. He can correlate that to his young professional career.

“It helps me with being focused and discipline. It gives me a mindset and it puts me in forefront of things and like boxing it all comes back to me.”

“I expect big things from me. I believe I have it on me to be something special,” finished Rivera.

Appearing on the undercard in 4-round bouts will be:

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Obafemi Bakari (2-0) of Staten Island, NY will fight pro debuting Andrew Osborne in a jr. middleweight fight.

Matthew Gonzalez (2-0) of Vineland,NJ will take on Joseph McDonald (0-1) of Concord, NC in a jr. middleweight fight.

Erick Kitt (5-0, 2 KO’s) of Pensacola, FL will see action in a jr. middleweight bout against Rick Graham (2-5-2, 1 KO) of Detroit, MI.

Malik Hawkins (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Baltimore, MD will take part in a jr. welterweight bout against pro debuting Darius Jackson.

Andrew Puerifoy (0-1) of Sicklerville, NJ will fight in a cruiserweight against Antuwan Taylor (0-2) of Cincinnati, OH.

Tickets for the great evening of championship boxing $80 for Ringside, $60 for select and $40 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling 856 472 0443 or 609 938 1755 or by email at info@silverspoonpromotions.com

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

The GPG Event Center is located at 1443 Route 73 in Pennsauken.

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents Cagezilla FC on TCN, CSN Comcast, DISH, DirecTV, FiOS & U-Verse

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN), COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN), DISH, DIRECTV, AT&T U-VERSE AND VERIZON FIOS
GFL PRESENTS “CAGEZILLA FC” BEGINNING April 6

April 3, 2015

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing as Cagezilla FC presents another show stopper with Cagezilla FC featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights emanating from Ashburn, Virginia. This event will showcase the top regional MMA stars in the Mid-Atlantic region as CFC presents another hard-hitting event anchored by multiple title fights!

Ashburn, Virginia, March 2, 2015 – OO Fights, the Washington, D.C.-metropolitan area’s most established and respected Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion company, is pleased to announce its newest project, Cagezilla Fighting Championship, featuring the Main Event, a Flyweight (125 lbs.) Championship Title Fight, three other Championship Title Fights and 14 other top-notch MMA fights at its next production:

At the newly expanded and renovated Silver Eagle Group in front of a huge crowd of roaring fight fans, George Billy will enter the Cage against Todd Holshouser for a chance to battle for the Flyweight Championship. These incredibly tough and talented fighters are two of the area’s top Flyweight prospects.

Billy, was a former VA high school state champ is now a top MMA prospect. He is highly skilled in all disciplines of MMA but is an outstanding wrestler that was tough to find an opponent for. He trains with local Professional MMA fighter Brent Hess in Bailey’s Crossroads, VA.

His worthy adversary, the very tough Todd Holshouser, is a highly disciplined and well-rounded fighter. He is coached by the very well respected David Morris in Charlottesville, VA.

If this bout is anything like their last battles, this bout between these warriors is destined to become one for the ages in the MMA world and is not to be missed!

The fight card for March 21st will also feature three additional and exciting Championship Title matches.

In the Light Heavyweight division, Middleweight Champ Scott Noble of Ground Control will go for a Title in a SECOND weightclass against, Mike Desantos of Freedom MMA. Scott has the notoriety of being the fighter with “The Head Kick Hear ‘Round the World” as we call it. Scott delivered a 7 second Head Kick KO to Francis Grant in our event in December 2012 that is still popular today, including being voted “KO of the Week” on cagepotato.com, “Best Head Kick KO of All Time” on worldstarhiphop.com and has been seen by millions around the world. These are two phenoms to watch.

A battle of UNDEFEATED fighters will be featured in our Bantamweight Title match. Roque Zapata, who trains under Eric Zamora, will defend his Bantamweight Title belt against MMA Institute’s Shaun Spath, who boasts an 8-0-0 record and was our Flyweight Title Holder until vacating when he moved up to Bantamweight.

Undefeated Lightweight Champ Tevin Cooke of MMA Institute puts his belt on the line versus former Welterweight Champ Raz Syan. Syan recently won his first battle at 155 after dropping from 170 after losing to current Welterweight Champ Esrom Montesino. Raz won his Welterweight Belt in August at the DC Convention center versus Jay Bee and was featured on Inside MMA for putting a huge hematoma on Jay’s forehead in that battle.

Not to be left out are more than 20 other well-trained and dangerous MMA fighters, who will enter the Cage to punch, kick, elbow and grapple each other into submission for the glory of victory and entertainment of the fans of Cagezilla Fighting Championship!

Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Monday, April 6 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Wednesday, April 8 at 8:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Friday, April 10 at 9:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Friday, April 10 at 10:00pm
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Saturday, April 11 at 1:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, April 11 at 11:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, April 12 at 3:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, April 11 at 4:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, April 12 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing Cagezilla FC in the weeks and months to follow. In addition, close to 25 cable and satellite systems carry CSN including Dish, DirecTV, AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS.

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
4/6: Cagezilla Fighting Championship (MMA)
4/13: Broadway Boxing: Rafael “Dynamite” Vazquez v Joseph Rios (boxing)
4/20: GPG 19 (MMA)

About GFL:
GFL (www.gfl.tv) is a fast-growing media and sports entertainment company that utilizes a proprietary technology to deliver the most exciting LIVE combat sports events worldwide and an incredible viewing experience to a global audience. With a diverse mix of combat sports properties, GFL is the premier online destination for live boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai, kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu and more. Since its inception in 2007, GFL has streamed more than 2,500 live events with over 10,000 hours of combat sports content. In addition to its web platform, GFL is available on Roku, IPhone, IPad, as well as other internet ready devices, and broadcasts a weekly, two-hour, syndicated fight TV show on CSN, TCN and SNY, as well as live pay-per-view events directly to iN DEMAND.

AFC 115 Preview

April 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Alaska’s #1 MMA promotion returns to GFL as Alaska Fighting Championship presents “AFC 115” emanating from the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska on April 15. MMA fans, this pro/am card is stacked featuring the top up and coming prospects inside the state of Alaska. AFC is the premier MMA organization in the Last Frontier State with several alums moving on to the UFC and AFC continues to produce high quality MMA events comparable to any regional organization across the U.S.

In the main event, for the AFC Women’s Flyweight Championship, Nikki Knudsen (2-2) takes on Michelle Young (1-0). Knudsen has 2 first round stoppages in the first round. Knudsen fights with a high risk-high reward style and has never been to a decision. In her last fight, she gave UFC bantamweight newcomer Holly Holm all she could handle for 2 rounds. Now fighting at her natural weight, Knudsen is looking to make some serious waves in the flyweight division and brings a decided experience advantage into the championship bout. Young has a first round submission win in her debut and has shown an ability to submit high level grapplers. If Young can get the fight to the mat early, it could be a short night.

In the co-main event, for the AFC Middleweight Title, Garrett Morrison (2-0) battles Maika Grant (4-0). Both fighters are undefeated and some will walk out of the cage with their perfect record intact and championship gold. Expect fireworks early and often. Morrison has both wins via first round KO, one ending in 8 seconds. If Morrison connects early and often, he will walk away the champion. Not to be outdone, Grant has all 4 of his wins via first round TKO. Grant can match the power of Morrison and go punch for punch with anyone in the division. This fight is sitting on a powder keg and going to explode. Expect a devastating end to the fight as someone is likely getting put to sleep.

The ladies are represented in full force in the AFC Cage for “AFC 115” in another anticipated bout, this time in the strawweight division. As Katie Halley (1-0) takes on Gabby Walker (0-0) in a matchup of two rising stars. These women are 2 of the most feared athletes in all of women’s MMA in the strawweight division. With the sport of WMMA growing every day, the winner of this bout could easily find herself in Invicta or Bellator before the end of 2015.

You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on April 15 as Alaska Fighting Championship presents “AFC 115” on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv.

Victory Combat Sports returns to midtown Manhattan with three shows this Spring New York, NY

Victory Combat Sports returns to midtown Manhattan with three shows this Spring New York, NY

(April 10, 2014) –Victory Combat Sports, New York’s premiere martial arts promotion, was the first to host a legally sanctioned amateur MMA event in New York City. On November 21, 2014 Victory became the first to ever promote an MMA event at Madison Square Garden. That show was also the largest martial arts show in state-history, with over 4,000 fans in attendance.

The promotion has kicked off the 2015 season by announced three dates for this Spring. The first show (Victory VIII) will feature both Muay Thai and amateur Mixed Martial Arts contests and will take place on April 10, 2015 at The Hall (10 Columbus Avenue). Victory IX and Victory X are both scheduled for May of 2015.

The 2015 Finale event for the “The Road to The Garden.” is slated to return to the Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 20th.

According to Victory President and matchmaker Eddie Cuello “Victory fans will be treated to three title fights on this show and at least two title fights at Victory IX and X. We’re looking to crown as many worthy champs as we can and treat the fans to some of the best Muay Thai and MMA in the northeast.”

Victory CEO Kevin Lillis stated, “We’re excited to be able to produce these shows within a block of Columbus Circle. This will help give these athletes and the sport we love the exposure it deserves.”

The stacked Victory VIII card will feature three title matches- including Victory Combat Sports 105lbs Champion and USKA International Champion Gianna Smith-Cuello, coming off her win at MSG to defend her USKA 105 lb title against local fan-favorite Kit Fung. NJ Mac from Blade Fist Muay Thai is coming off winning the WKA title surviving through multiple challengers. At

Victory VIII he will square up with Canadian Amin Almelik from Warrior Muay Thai camp for the 147 lb title. Finally Welterweight Champ Robert Ovalle from Class One MMA in Brooklyn is finally recovered from his knee injury and eager to defend his title against Eric Taylor, who had an impressive performance at MSG against Bernardo Cano- the same opponent Ovalle beat to win the title in April 2014.

Also on the card, Muay Thai phenom Prairie Rugilo returns to action against hard-hitting Canadian Tiffany Cass and Codie Payne from American Top Team Whitestone takes on Jesus Morales from Mantra MMA. Signature Marketing Partners for ‘Victory VII’ include Sailor Jerry, Tullamore DEW,and In Fight Style. Tickets start at just $45 and are available at www.ticketfly.com locations, at Muay Thai and MMA gyms throughout NY, NJ, and PA. Victory VIP ticket packages are also available via www.VictoryCombatSports.com, along with the full fight card, fighter information, and other exciting content.

Full Card:

105 lb USKA Women’s Muay Thai Title- Gianna Cuello-Smith (5 Points Academy) vs Kit Fung (Queens MMA) 147 lb Victory MT Title – NJ Mac (Blade Fist Muay Thai) vs Amin Almelik (Warrior Muay Thai) 170 lb Victory MMA Title – Champ Robert Ovalle defends against Cire Taylor Prairie Rugilo (Girl Fight) vs Tiffany Cass (Krudar Muay Thai) Codie Payne (ATT Whitestone) vs Jesus Morales (Mantra MMA) Valeria Cardozo (Monster Muay Thai Arizona) vs Giovanna Wood (Sitan Gym Long Island) 115 lbs

Jeanette Esposito (CROM Physical Culture) vs Kyla Hachay (Kalsamrit Gym Canada) 115 lbs

Diego Jagessar (Striking 101) vs Josh Santos (Stockade MMA)

Matt McCullough (Wellington Muay Thai) vs Marlon Wiprud (Class One MMA, Brooklyn, NY) 190 lbs MT

Kyle McShane (Toronto Kickboxing & Muay Thai) vs Rohan Dalton (Renzo Gracie NYC) 170 lbs

Brandon Medina (ECUBJJ) vs Westley Chow (Renzo Gracie NYC) 125 lbs

Arthur Bartosiewicz (C3 Athletics) vs Travis Hassang (ATT Whitestone)

About Victory Combat Sports:

Victory includes partners with extensive experience in fight promotion, matchmaking, film production and directing, hospitality, branding and advertising, politics, photography, marketing, finance, and fine dining. Victory’s operations team has produced over 50 boxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing and MMA events in six states (including Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Washington State), including events at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Beacon Theatre, Jacob Javits Center and Bally’s Hotel & Casino (Atlantic City). Layered into the group are hospitality executives that will focus on improving the guest experience with better food and beverage service, better music and lighting designs, and overall more “fan-friendly” events that make the events a lot more fun and showcase our sponsors better. Finally, the team includes an experienced production team that will provide high-quality video and audio production to allow our fans who are unable to attend the ability to remain on their couch and feel like they are sitting cage or Ring-side.

Karma Muay Thai – Perilous Champions Review

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Karma Muay Thai debuted on GFL.tv with “Perilous Champions” from Wynnum, Queensland, Australia. The night was highlighted by a hotly anticipated main event that showcased some true grit and determination in an all-out battle.

In the main event, for the WKBF Light Welterweight QLD Title, Paul Martin defeated Ryan MacDonald via TKO in the third round. This was a wild fight as both men scored with bone cracking strikes. Martin is an old-style fighter who loves to come full force at his opponents and he did that from the opening bell. The shorter, stockier Martin was able to close the distance and score with nice combos on the inside while MacDonald looked to clinch to stop the attack of Martin. Martin pressed the pace from beginning to end. Early in the fight, MacDonald did a nice job of trading knees in the clinch and used his size advantage to lean on the smaller Martin and get the better of him in the exchanges. When action broke free, both traded led kicks and sunk thundering shins into each other causing damage that will be felt for days. Martin connected with a brutal body kick that dropped MacDonald before the end of the first round. There was more clinching and knees in the second and third round with Martin once again dropping MacDonald in the corner with knees from the clinch. When action resumed Martin followed up with an overhand right and knee up the middle that caught MacDonald on the jaw and put him down for good. It was a great fight by two rising prospect in the light welterweight division.

In the co-main event, Manu Urlich defeated Brett Rawlings via decision. In the first two rounds, Urlich used his height and reach advantage when he scored with knees and kicks from a distance. Rawlings tried to grab the leg of Urlich and toss him to the ground, but Urlich was very quick on his feet and managed to escape. Urlich was very accurate and the aggressor while Rawlings fired off with quick counters, but Urlich got the better of the exchanges for most of the fight. In the third round, Urlich used his height advantage once again by connecting with knees to the midsection and dropping Rawlings in the corner. Rawlings got up and scored with an overhand right, before he was dropped again by knees and elbows. Rawlings again got to his feet and came forward, landing a spinning back elbow as Urlich followed up with one of his own that barely missed. Both men continued to dig deep and went at each other in the clinch fighting until the final bell. Both of these young gladiators deserve a lot of credit as Urlich showed off a great technical skill set, while Rawlings showed off a huge heart and grit and together they put on a heck of a brawl.

If you love the art of striking, there is no better iPPV for you to order than the “Perilous Champions”. Karma Muay Thai always puts on great shows and this event will up the ante of top level Muay Thai. Order now.

5 title fights at ROC 51 on 6/5

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Courtesy of mixedmartialarts.com

Lou Neglia brings his premier mixed martial arts promotion, Ring of Combat, which has sent over 90 professional fighters to the UFC, back with its 51st installment, featuring five title fights from the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“It feels good to be back with another stellar card of very talented mixed martial art fighters,” said Neglia. “Don’t miss the opportunity to see five championship fights featuring the ROC champions in their most competitive bouts.”

Fight fans will be able to watch Ring of Combat 51 live from the comfort of their own home, which begins at 8:30pm, thanks to Ring of Combat’s partnership with Go Fight Live.

Ring of Combat has made a name for itself unlike any other MMA promotion by being the platform that launched the careers of UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, former UFC champion Matt Serra, along with Frankie Edgar, Al Iaquinta, Uriah Hall, Costas Philippou, Edson Barboza, Ryan Laflare.

“This is an opportunity to see Ring of Combat fighters in what could possibly be their last fight with Ring of Combat before they break out to global stardom,” said Lou Neglia.

Set to return for action at Ring of Combat 51 is the the highly regarded and current undefeated Ring of Combat bantamweight champion, Julio Arce (7-0) of Queens, NY, who puts his title on the line for the third time against Ontario’s Mike Imperato (7-1) who is on a four-fight win streak.

Coming off an impressive title winning first round KO, Oluwale “Holy War Angel” Bamgbose (4-0) of New York, NY returns to take on his toughest challenge yet as he looks to defend his Ring of Combat middleweight title against MMA vet, Mike Stewart (9-6).

In a battle of the undefeated, newly crowned Ring of Combat welterweight champion Randy “Rude Boy” Brown (3-0) will take on Vlad Popovskiy (3-0) for Ring of Combat gold.

Former NCAA Division I wrestling champion and four-time All American, Gregor Gillespie (4-0) of Wantagh, NY will take on battle tested George “Lights Out” Sheppard (15-10) of Newport News, Va for the Ring of Combat regional lightweight title.

Coming of a spectacular first round win at Ring of Combat 50, Mike Santiago (13-9) returns to defend his Ring Of Combat regional featherweight title against the very dangerous Mervin Rodriguez (7-8-1).

The Ring of Combat 51 non title bouts are:
Nick Pace (6-3) vs Robert Walker (4-4)
Kyle Cerminara (3-0) vs Azamat Murzakanov (1-0)
Max Bohanan (3-0) vs TBD
Pat Defranco (4-3-1) vs Lashawn Alcocks (4-3)
Frank Buenafuente (2-3) vs Tim Dooling (0-1)
Michael Elshamy (2-1) vs Shedrick Goodridge (6-8)
Anthony Genovese (5-2) vs Meshack Adams(12-2)
Karl Roberson (3-0) vs Chike Obi (1-0).

(CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Ring of Combat 51 will take place June 5th at the world famous Tropicana Casino and Resort showroom.

Doors @ 8:00 PM / Fights @ 8:30 PM.

Tickets are priced reasonably between $50 and $125 and can be purchased at the Ring of Combat website, the Tropicana Box Office or any TicketMaster outlets.

This is sure to be another sell-out event, so get your tickets TODAY!

Visit www.gfl.tv where you can purchase the live online stream of ROC 51.

Asylum Fight League 48 Preview

March 31, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Asylum Fight League is back with its latest installment “Asylum Fight League 48” on April 11 from the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This 12-bout card will feature some of the top prospects on the East Coast.

For the 161lb Championshp, Cesar Balmaceda (4-1) battles Juan Galarza (5-1). Balmaceda is a well-rounded fighter with solid wrestling and grappling and high volume striking and looks to defend his AFL title once again. Balmaceda can end a fight with either hand and will be looking to throw leather from the opening bell. These two athletes will go full throttle in their matchup as gold is on the line. Galarza is also a strong wrestler and can usually get the fight to the mat whenever he wants to. Galarza is a submission master with 4 wins coming via tapout. Galarza has KO power in both hands and will look to make this a shootout from the opening bell.

In other action, in a light heavyweight battle, Adam Atiyeh (8-6) takes on Patrick Egbert (3-2). Atiyeh has held a title with a previous organization in the past and is one of the top technical fighters on the East Coast. Atiyeh has never been stopped in his career and has a chin made of granite. Expect Atiyeh to mix up his attacks and try to keep Noble off balance. Egbert is a beast in the cage as he has been able to impose his will on his opponents round after round. Egbert has KO power in both hands and lets them fly early and often. Egbert is also a durable wrestler with strong takedowns and top control. Egbert will be cutting down from heavyweight for this fight so he should have a strength advantage when the cage door closes.

Travis Spadafora (3-4) fights Tyler Feist (2-3) in what is sure to be a barnburner. Spadafora has a 47 second win via guillotine choke and has shown an ability to steal the show, because of his fighting style. Spadafora has a solid grappling game, with great takedown defense and can mix up his striking with combos from both his fists and feet. Feist has plied his tried up and down the East Coast with some of the most reputable organizations. Feist fights with a high risk-high reward style that has endeared him to tons and tons of fans. Feist is also a grinder and likes to impose his presence on his opponent round after round. Look for a dogfight in this matchup.

“Asylum Fight League 48” comes to you live and direct on April 11. With this mega card you can be sure there will be plenty of knockouts, submissions and great fights. Don’t miss this exciting event which has become a proving ground for some of the top fighters in the North East. If you can’t be there live, the only way to see this show is to order it exclusively through the GFL Combat Sports Network at GFL.tv.

Global Proving Ground 19 Review

March 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Hard hitting MMA action returned as GPG presented “Global Proving Ground 19″ from the GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, New Jersey on the GFL Combat Sports Network. GPG has quickly established itself as a rising combat sports promotion on the East Coast and this event further cemented their credibility within the region.

In the main event, Washington da Silva (5-1) defeated Marques Worrell (6-3) via unanimous decision in a welterweight bout. Da Silva used a strong wrestling and grappling game to put Worrell on his back and have him fighting from the defensive position for most of the fight. Da Silva used strong takedowns and top control as he was able to control Worrell for most of the fight that was a showcase of the ground fighting of da Silva. Worrell landed some solid punches, especially in the final round, where he connected with an overhand right, but da Silva was able to absorb the punch and stymie the rest of Worrell’s offense for the round with his grappling even going for an armbar from the bottom as the final seconds ticked off the clock. It was a solid win for da Silva who defeated a very battle-tested fighter in Worrell.

In the co-main event, Mike Winters (8-5) defeated Joshua Key (6-11) via split decision in a welterweight bout. It was a great performance back and forth with striking and grappling as they fought all over the cage. In the first round, Winters was relentless in trying for a takedown, but Key defended well and the two spend the majority of the time against the cage fighting for positional dominance. In the second round, Winters was close on a RNC, but in the third, Key pushed forward and pushed the pace. Winters was able to get Key on the ground but Key was sitting up and delivering punishing strikes while Winters was holding on.

Tim Dooling (1-1) defeated Darnell Murphy (1-1) via TKO in the first round. This fight was a barnburner and fight of the night. Both men started out trading strikes, with Dooling getting the better of the exchanges with his jab. Murphy switched up his attack and scored with a huge double leg takedown. Dooling was able to get back to his feet and dropped Murphy with a left high kick and then followed up with knees to the midsection and finished off the fight with a barrage of punches against the cage.

East Coast MMA delivered again! Be sure to catch all of the action any time on VOD as GPG presents “Global Proving Ground 19″ exclusively at GFL.tv.

Sugar Creek Showdown 25 Review

March 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Oklahoma’s #1 MMA promotion returned as Sugar Creek Showdown presented “SCS 25 – Apocalypse” emanating from Hinton, Oklahoma. This event featured 14 bouts with 10 finishes. 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 SCE Light Heavyweight Championship, SCS Heavyweight Champion Tony “Kryptonite” Lopez (34-15) dropped down a weight class and defeated Light Heavyweight Champion Jeremy Horn (91-22-5) via split decision to win his second title with SCS and hold both belts simultaneously. In the beginning, Lopez started out throwing strikes and then Horn got the fight to the ground with a takedown where he worked from the top, getting the mount but being unable to secure a submission. Horn moved to the back of Lopez and tried to sink in a RNC that Lopez once again defended showing great defense. Horn got another takedown early in the second round and worked from the top again, as he once again got the back of Lopez and tried to work for a choke. Lopez worked out from the position and later in the round, tried for a can opener submission on Horn. Lopez showed he was not scared to grapple with Horn as this fight was heating up. Later in the fight, Horn went for another takedown and was unable to get a single leg takedown, so tried falling into guard and it worked as it got the fight to the ground. Horn went for submissions from the bottom as well as connecting with short elbows to the top of the head of Lopez but Lopez hung in there and ended the round. In the championship rounds, it was another takedown by Horn who worked for a kimura lock but Lopez once again escaped and got the back of Horn before getting the fight back to his feet. In the standup, Lopez connected with a stiff leg kick and threw combos while Horn plodded forward trying to get the fight back to the ground. In the final round, Horn got Lopez up against the cage and worked for another takedown. Lopez got the fight to the ground this time as Horn turtled up and Lopez began to throw punches. In a very close fight, it was clear in the final round, that Lopez had more stamina and was the more active fighter. Horn escaped from the position and fight resumed on the feet with Horn coming forward and trying for another single leg takedown as Lopez sprawled. In a great bit of grappling, Lopez was punching away and Horn rolled to improve his position as Lopez was right there to catch a headlock before Horn transitioned once again to get side control near the end of the fight. Lopez battled off his back and got inside the guard of Horn where Horn connected with a couple more elbows as the fight ended.

In the co-main event, Jonathan Hill (5-3) defeated Brad Faylor (3-3) via TKO after the end of the first round due to ref stoppage. Hill opened up a cut on Faylor in close quarters and it was a cut that bled a lot. Faylor actually did a good job of getting the fight to the ground and keeping Hill on his back as the round was probably won by Faylor. But due to the cut, it was stopped in between the first and second round.

For the SCS Featherweight Title was up for grabs and Bellator vet Jeremy Spoon (17-3) defeated will be Josh Tyler (7-2) via unanimous decision to become the new champion.

You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action on VOD as Sugar Creek Showdown presents “Apocalypse” only pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv.

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