Hector “Spartan” Sanchez and Kurtis Parisi Have Unfinished Business in the Ring at ASAP Fighting Championship This Weekend – Live on GFL.Tv

August 26, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Fireworks in August?  Well after the smoke has cleared on August 27 it will finally be settled who is the better fighter Hector “Spartan” Sanchez or Kurtis Parisi. For all of you who don’t know the story this is it. These two fighters Kurtis Parisi and Hector Sanchez have been going back and forth since 2008.

A few months ago they got a chance to settle their dispute at CES which as Kurtis said didn’t go as planned. Sanchez knocked out Parisi in 30 seconds of the first round.  Boom! And that’s were the story should end – WRONG !

It was a MMA fight, not kickboxing. Parisi is the former ICE Heavy Weight Thai boxing Champion and now he wants redemption in the ring.

Sanchez said, “I don’t care how we do it and ill do it again”.  Peter Rodgers  was contacted to see if he could put this together.  He was happy to oblige. This will be settled this upcoming Sat at ASAP FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP at Mohegan Sun, Uncas ballroom at 7pm.

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The bout card:

CAGE TITANS 30: Remo Cardarelli vs. Darren Mima – Live on GFL.Tv

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Cage Titans returns this Saturday with their 30th show.  CLICK HERE to WATCH LIVE! Yes, you read that right 30 shows since its existence and they are now entering their 7th year of mixed martial arts in Massachusetts.  They have put together another epic card with 23 fights total.  Out of the 21 , 7 of them are pro and there are 2 ammy titles also on the line. There is a different start time for this show, the doors open at 5pm and the first fight will kick off at 6pm so make sure to plan accordingly.  This does mean we have a good chance at getting out of there before midnight before War child turns into a pumpkin.  Follow along as I break down the fight card in its entirety for you all.
125 PRO Remo Cardarelli (6-3 Team BST) vs. Darren Mima (8-4 Blackhole)

In the main event Remo Cardarelli will take on Darren Mima at 125 lbs.  This will be a rematch in which Mima by a ko slam in Rd 1.  Remo trains with his new gym Team BST and comes into this fight with a 6-3 record.  In the win column, he has 4 wins by submission and 2 by decision.  For his losses, he lost all 3 by ko/tko.  His opponent is Darren Mima and he trains with Blackhole BJJ.  Mima comes into this fight with an 8-4 record with 3 KO/tko, 1 submission and 4 wins by decision.  For his losses, he lost 4 by submission.  Now one thing I have to mention is that Remo has rematched 2 other opponents before this and won the rematch every time.  He wanted this rematch bad and he is getting it this Saturday.  You don’t want to miss this fight!

170 AM TITLE John McAndrews (5-1 Gate City) vs. Bobby Gasdia (3-1 SSSF)

Then the 170 lb title is on the line when John McAndrews takes on Bobby Gasdia.  John trains with Gate City MMA and comes into this fight with a 5-1 record.  For his wins he has 2 by ko/tko, 1 sub and 2 by decision.  He has fought at all different weight classes and has the Combat Zone 185 lb title and is now has the Cage Titans title in his grips.  His only loss came by a decision to Sean Evans at CFX event.  His opponent is Bobby Gasdia and he trains with SSSF.  Bobby comes into this fight with a 3-1 record with 1 ko/tko, 1 submission and 1 decision victory.  Both fighters are very well rounded and have proven they can win any where on the mat.  This is another awesome battle that has the potential to be fight of the night.

135 PRO Fernando Perez (6-13 Team EVT) vs. Johnny Cambell (11-8 SSSF)

At 135 lbs Fernando Perez will be taking on Johnny Campbell.  Perez trains with Team EVT and comes into this fight with a 6-13 record.  For his wins, Perez  has 1 ko/tko, 3 submissions and 2 wins by decision.  For his losses he is coming off of 5 straight losses so he is desperate for a win.  His opponent is Johnny Campbell and he trains with SSSF.  He comes into this fight with an 11-8 record with 5 wins by ko/tko, 1 submission and 5 decision wins.  For his losses, he lost 1 by ko/tko, 2 by submission and 5 by decision.  I see this fight going the distance and Campbell winning the decision.

145 PRO Rodrigo Almeida (13-3 Juniko) vs. Manny Bermudez (6-0 SSSF)

At 145 lbs Rodrigo Almeida will be facing off against Manny Bermudez.  Almeida trains with Juniko and comes into this fight with a 13-3 record.  In the win column, he has 2 wins by ko/tko, 5 by submission and 6 wins by way of decision.  For his losses, he lost 2 by submission and 1 split decision.  His opponent is Manny Bermudez and he trains with SSSF.  Manny comes into this fight with a 6-0 record with 1 win by ko/tko, 4 sub and 1 decision.  Both of these fighters have trouble finding opponents and now is the time for them to meet face to face.  As you can see Almeida has the more fight experience but Manny should have no problem adjusting to that.  I see this fight being a jiu jitsu battle for the ages.

There you have the complete breakdown of the upcoming Cage Titans card that is happening this Saturday in Plymouth Mass.  Titans is pulling out all the stops for their 30th show and you certainly don’t want to miss it.  Get your tickets early as they have been selling out the place in the past few years.  Warchild and I will be making the trip to Cage Titans and hope to see you all there.

Dynamite NAKSOO Muay Thai brings YOKKAO to Melbourne Featuring such Great Muay Thai Fighters as Lucy Payne, Sam ‘Nanu’ Brown, Kristan ‘Pretty Girl’ Armstrong, and Alex Tsang – Watch the Fights Live on GFL.Tv

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YOKKAO UK Next Generation Amy Pirnie in action at YOKKAO 18Dynamite NAKSOO Muay Thai brings to Melbourne 9 female fights featuring Lucy Payne (UK) Vs Sam ‘Nanu’ Brown (Aus), Kristan ‘Pretty Girl’ Armstrong (Aus) Vs Alex Tsang (Youth Union club “HK”). WATCH LIVE CLICK HERE

YOKKAO has had two very clear missions since day one. 1- Bring authentic Muay Thai to the fight fans of the world, and 2- do things differently than everyone else.

Rewriting the very long and book of Muay Thai, YOKKAO has flipped the traditions upside down, by developing a stacked women’s card for Melbourne. For the first time ever, YOKKAO Next Generation will feature an astounding 16 women fighters in one night, for a ground breaking 8 women’s bouts.

The evening will be capped off by none other than the very popular Muay Thai multi-time Lumpinee champion Singdam Kitamoo9 against the young Australian talent Jake Moulden.

The Bout Card:

Dynamite Naksoo Yokkao Next Generation Features a Great Fight Between Lumpinee Champion Singdam Kiatmoo9 v Australia’s Own Jake Moulden – Watch Live on GFL.Tv

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Singdam Kiatmoo9 and the YOKKAO Team

Yokkao will be back in Australia with nine female fights and a massive main event headlined by Lumpinee Champion, Singdam Kitamoo9 against one of the best Muay Thai fighters from Australia in Jake Moulden. Click here for more information and to watch live.

Multiple time Lumpinee champion and one of YOKKAO’s top fan favorite fighters Singdam Kiatmoo9 (269-64-2) is from Buriram in the Northeast part of Thailand and is well known for his powerful left kicks and technical fighting skills.

is set to faceoff against the young, and powerful Australian fighter Jake Moulden at YOKKAO Next Generation this Saturday, August 27th in Melbourne Australia.  Singdam has fought 4 times in 2016 – all wins and 3 by KO.

2016-07-02 Win China Zhang shuai Superstar Fight 4 Shenzhen, China KO 2 1:32
2016-05-21 Win China Li Chenchen Superstar Fight 3 Harbin, China Decision 3
2016-04-16 Win China Zheng Ke Superstar Fight 2 Hunan, China TKO 2
2016-02-27 Win China Zhang Chenglong Superstar Fight 1 China TKO (broken arm caused by kick) 1

Singadam plans to extend his winning record against the young, dynamic and quickly rising Australian fighter Jake Moulden.  Jake Moulden, a Muay Thai Champion in his own right, holds a number of championship titles including South East Asia Champion, Australian WKBF, Australian ISKA, along with a number of Queensland titles making him without doubt be a hometown fan favorite. However, Jake’s fighting ambitions will be put to the test as Singdam Kiatmoo9 is one of his toughest fights to date, truly testing both the young Australians ring skills and heart.

The bout card includes:

Cage Titans 30 Cardarelli v Mima a Much Anticipated Rematch – Live on GFL.Tv

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ImageRevenge – Cardarelli vs Mima – Watch live Click Here

Revenge is an odd concept in limbo, held to contempt for some but something that speaks to a base nature held amongst all of mankind; to revisit slights and failures and seemingly change your personal history. For Remo Cardarelli his fight history is uniquely cyclical in nature, facing exclusively top level talent and finding ways to win, even if it takes a second run at them.

This pattern of failure-turned-success began at Cage Titans, facing Billy Giovanella in the main event. The potential five round battle would begin as a highly competitive scrap, but as rounds wore on and the walls of the cage hemmed in Cardarelli’s famous footwork, tides would turn to Giovanella’s favor. The fourth round would see Cardarelli leave on a stretcher; ground and pound and fatigue having accumulated to a shut down of the body.

It’s the kind of devastating loss a fighter would work towards forgetting and never wish to try their luck again, yet that’s exactly what Cardarelli did less than a year later. This time in the Bellator cage, Cardarelli would show a different side to himself than the aggressive striker we’d watched over the years, fighting the smart fight of ripping counters, had sprawls and opportunistic grappling exchanges in the biggest fight of his career. He’d dart in with punches and dart out as Giovanella stumbled at empty space; accuracy off the charts and taking a split decision win on virtue of intelligent offense and insurmountable defense.

It was his pair of bouts against crippling puncher Andy Aiello in Cage Titans that would show the true character of Cardarelli though, revisiting the scene of a devastating KO loss in their first meeting. The buzz around the internet was that Cardarelli simply couldn’t avoid that power for three rounds, and anything short of a perfect hit-and-run match would result in another defeat, yet the Rivera fighter had something else in mind entirely. Going toe-to-toe and punch-for-punch, Cardarelli would stun the crowd by dishing it out far more than he took it in their rematch, closing Aiello’s eye with the volume and power behind his gloves.

Now the time comes to rewrite personal history yet again, but the target of his third vindication will seek to make his victory stick, as Darren Mima enters Cage Titans for the first time. For Mima, the first fight between the two, inside the CES cage, was a no-duster and rightfully placed behind him. A simple double leg slam in a twenty-seven second fight was all it took to seal the deal, Cardarelli out cold on the mat and Mima walking off with bigger fights in his future.

Fighters like Mima highlight the issues with management in MMA on the local level: ready for the ground floor of the world stage, and too dangerous for similar prospects to test themselves against.

“Everyone wants to fight Darren, but when it comes time to sign the contract or step in the cage, there is always an excuse.” Sean Rockwell, Mima’s manager tells us.

It’s a story told across every weight class as fighters become too large for the local scene and need that final push to leave, like a rocket trying to break orbit. For Mima, he’s suffered a set of revolving door opponents that make preparation tougher than the fight in some cases; keeping mentally ready when your opposition wears a different face every week.

“Remo is ranked right below Darren in all the rankings, and the fighter who is ranked ahead of him won’t take the fight.” Continues Rockwell. “Say what you will about Remo, but at least he has the testicular fortitude to step back in there with The Mean One.”

While rerunning a former victory isn’t in the play book for reaching the next level, the prospects of a steady opponent help motivate the elite Flyweight, as does the bauble up for grabs on August 27th; the Cage Titans Flyweight Championship.

With revenge, propulsion to the big leagues, and a coveted title all within grasp, we can expect one of the best title tilts in Cage Titans history.

Lucas Rota v Keith Berry Co-Main Event at Tru-Form Entertainment – Live on GFL.Tv

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Lucas RotaExactly 1 year ago Lucas Rota 11-6 retired after beating Casey Ryan at TFE – Baptism Under Fire.  From Panara Brazil fighting is in his blood. In his last 8 bouts he has only lost 1 time – spanning a period of 4 years, which made his sudden retirement all the more unusual.

Rota takes on a game Bellator veteran in Keith Berry.  This is Berry’s first bout since leaving Bellator. He is a battle tested and tough opponent for Rota.

Keith "KO Kid" Berry

The bout card:

 

 

Jesse Taylor (29-14) vs. Seth Baczynski (19-13) Co-Main Event at Tru-Form Entertainment – Live on GFL.Tv

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Jesse Taylor (29-14) vs. Seth Baczynski (19-13)  featured at Co-Main Event at Tru-Form Entertainment – Click here to watch Live!
TUF 7 finalist Taylor looks to snap a two-fight losing streak when he takes on fellow UFC veteran Baczynski. After beating/finishing both 9-0 Nick Barnes and 29-4 Michail Tsarev Taylor seemed to lose focus in his next 2 bouts.  Ranked as the 15th of  525 active Russia Pro Welterweights its up to him if he wants to once again gain prominence in the welterweight division.

Jesse "JT Money" Taylor

Baczynski has receintly been released by the UFC after 5 years of high end competition. Though he heads into this contest on a three-fight losing streak, he has only fought tough opponents and will continue to do so by taking on Taylor.

Seth "Polish Pistola" Baczynski

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Joe Stevenson vs Gabriel Miglioli Last Chance for Relevance at Tru Form Ent – Watch Live on GFL.Tv

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Joe “Daddy” Stevenson has a long and storied career as an MMA fighter. Stevenson rose to prominence by becoming The Ultimate Fighter 2 Welterweight Tournament Winner. This propelled him to the UFC where he fought such great fighters such as Nate Diaz, BJ Penn, Josh Neer, and Kurt Pellegrino, having beaten Diaz and Pellegrino. His UFC career culminated with a title shot for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship against B.J. Penn, which he lost. His current record is 32-16 having finished 22 of his opponents.

After leaving the UFC Stevenson seemed to take some time off having fought only 3 times since June 2011, having fought once in 2012 and then not entering the cage again until January 2015. Though he lost that bout after 5 rounds by split decision it appeared to be a rejuvenated fighter. His next fight was only a month ago when he beat tough Daniel McWilliams by TKO/Punches after only 1:21 of the first round.

Gabriel “Biel” Miglioli our of Sao Paulo, Brazil will be the toughest opponent he has seen in a very long time, probably since he fought Javier Vazquez in 2012. AT 9-7 Miglioli is at a crossroad in his career. Like Stevenson he has been in the game a long time. He recently lost to Johnny Cisneros at Bellator 141 by decision.

Both fighters have fought and beat fighters that are still in the upper echelon in the sport. If either fighter wants to regain relevance and have an opportunity to ascend to prominence this the fight to start that process.

Should be a great fight to watch.

The bout card:

Fists of fury # 11 Cage Fights September 10th with Butterbean – Live on GFL.Tv

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Fists of fury # 11 cage fights from Woodward Oklahma takes place on September 10, 2016. Fists of Fury is one of the fastest growing Mixed Martial Arts promotions in the country. CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE.

The card will feature 15 professional and amateur MMA bouts including fighters from 5 states including, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Kansas and Arkansas. Special guest commentators will include pro fighter the ‘butterbean’ as well as several ufc fighters including Jerrod Sanders and JC Cottrell.

The Main Event is a heavyweight bout featuring Brandon “ Undertaker” Lee who is 4-0 as a pro spanning only an 11 month career to date. Lee has finished all of his opponents in the first round. He takes on Stephen Skoch who turned pro in June and won his first pro fight by TKO in 8 seconds of the first round. Lee’s longest fight has gone 2:43 which is an eternity compared to the 8 seconds Skoch has fought. Lee is already on many promotion’s radar. This bout will be high energy and is almost guaranteed not to go the distance.

The best fight of the night could be the co-main event featuring 5-0 Julian Leonard v 6-2 LaRue “the Cannibal” Burley. Leonard at 5-0 (12-0 if you include his amateur bouts) and many say is the real deal. He has shown that he is a tough fighter with the skill to finish his opponents and take the fight the distance. His ground game is as good as his striking ability and he is know to be quick to the attack. That said his opponent is the more experienced fighter. Burley’s only losses came in the WSOF cage to 2 highly ranked fighters. Prior to those 2 fights he had a record of 8-0 (including his amateur bouts) having fought and won 3 times at Bellator and once at RFA. Burly has finished 7 of his 10 opponents. More telling is that all but for one of his opponents had winning records at the time they fought Burley, including 4 fighters who were undefeated.

In an interesting Amateur fight named, “Battle of the Giants” features 2 of the tallest fighters ever to enter the cage. Its a battle of Texas v Kansas when Samuel (Blake) Atnip at 6’10″ from Stephenville, Texas takes on Jeremy Thurman who is also well over 6’ from Meade, Kansas.

The event will also feature a “Big Boy Beat Down” featuring 2 fighters exceeding 300 pounds. 300 lbs., Stephen Brown is making his amateur debut against another debut fighter Richard Wyatt at 350lbs. Both these fighters are new to the ring so its unclear what we can expect to see. It has the making of a spectacle fight, however, it could wind up being one of the best fights of the night if these fighters are game to hit and be hit. Any flush shot from a fighter with that kind of weight behind him will be hard to take too often, so don’t blink this fight should not make it out of the first round.

Pros:

Cruiserweight: Brandon Lee, Clinton Ok vs. Stephen Skoch, Tahlequah Ok

170. Lbs: Julian Learned, Edmond Ok. vs. Larue Burley, Phoenix Arizona

Heavyweight: Brad Faylor, Elk City Ok vs. Tracy Willis, Oklahoma City, Ok.

155lbs.: Chris ‘ Iron Jaw’ Shifflett, Woodward vs. Jose Baker, Wichita Kan.

145 Lbs.: Frank Jones, Chickasha Ok vs. TBA

Amateurs:

135lbs.: Chase Byrd ,Woodward Ok vs. Chris Wilkerson, Oklahoma City , Ok.

155 Lbs.: Jared Francis, Vivi Ok vs. Chris Musselwhite, Norman Ok

Superheavyweight, “Big Boy Beatdown”: Stephen Brown, Ft. Supply Ok vs. Richard Wyatt, Del City Ok.

Heavyweight, ‘Battle Of The Giants”: Blake Atnip, Stephenville Tx. vs. Jeremy Thurman, Meade Kansas

205 Lbs.: Creston White, Sharon Mutual Ok vs. Grant Love Ardmore Ok.

145lbs.: Dayona Haden, Buffalo Ok. vs. Samantha Morris , Bentonville Ark.

Alex Perez takes on Juan Rodriguez for Welterweight Title – Watch Live on GFL.Tv

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Image LGM Promotions back with “Night of the Rising Stars” a 9-bout event this Saturday, August 27 at the BCB Pavilion in Bayonne, New Jersey – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE.

Alex Perez takes on Juan Rodriguez for the IBU World Welterweight title.

Plus undefeated Tyrell Wright, Darren Goodall, Magdiel Cotto, Caleb Hernandez, Leon Johnson, John Bauza and Luis Perozo to see action on the undercard.

In the main event,  it will be a battle of New Jersey based welterweights as Alex Perez (18-2, 10 KOs) will take on Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez (12-4, 5 KOs) in a bout scheduled for eight rounds and will be contested for the IBU World Welterweight title.

This will be Newark native Perez’ return to the ring after an eighteen-month layoff.

Perez, 34 years-old turned professional in 2004 and won his first 16 bouts.  He has solid wins over Edy Chavez (1-0), Josh Sosa (10-1) and Francisco Figueroa (20-3).  On March 14, 2009  Perez captured the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation Welterweight title with a unanimous decision over Laureano Laracuente at the Coliseo Luis Aymat in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico.

Perez was last seen in the ring, losing to Brandon Adams in the acclaimed Boxcino tournament on February 13, 2015 at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.

The 29 year-old Rodriguez, hailing from Union City, New Jersey turned professional in 2009 and won his first 11 bouts.

All four of Rodriguez’ defeats have come to undefeated fighters.

In his last bout, he was stopped by Ivan Golub on January 16 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

In six-round bouts:

Tyrell Wright (8-0-1, 6 KOs) of Jersey City, NJ will rematch Nicholas Thompson (5-1, 5 KOs) of Burlington, NC in a heavyweight bout.

In four-round bouts:

Darren Goodall (3-0, 2 KO’s) of New Milford, NJ battles Jhaquis Davis of Missouri City, Texas in a middleweight fight

Magdiel Cotto (4-0, 4 KO’s) of Comerio, Puerto Rico fights pro debuting Jermaine Corley of Concord, NC in a middleweight affair.

Egomir Plevako (2-2, 1 KO) of Kharkik, Ukraine will take on Kenny Cruz of Bayamon, Puerto Rico in a heavyweight fight.

Caleb Hernandez (2-0, 1 KO) of Paterson, New Jersey battles Lamont White of Washington, DC in a welterweight bout.

Leon Johnson (1-0, 1 KO) of Newark, New Jersey will fight Alando Pugh in a heavyweight tussle.

John Bauza (2-0, 2 KO’s) of North Bergen, New Jersey will square off with Jose Carmona  of Puerto Rico in a lightweight affair.

Luis Perozo (2-0, 1 KO) will fight Alexander Foster of Alexandria, VA in a lightweight bout.

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