Pure FC 5 RESULTS: Ode “The Oddity” Osbourne defeated Cory Galloway – Watch Fights and Highlights on GFL.Tv
Great night of fights from the Milwaukee Harley-Davidson Outdoor Pavilion in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Pure FC 5 – Challenger Series 1.
Antonio Aguilar defeate Philip Rowland 205 lbs – Via Tap Out due to Strikes at 1:56 of Round 2.
Jamie Simmons defeated TJ Stone via Submission (rear naked choke) at 1:08 of Round 3.
Gabriel Sayeg defeated CJ Chapman 265 lbs via Submission (rear naked choke) at 1:47 of Round 3.
Steven Rodriguez vs. Mike Lock 185 lbs via Submission (Guillotine) at 2:20 of Round 2.
Josh Ruiz defeated Zach Stander 155 lbs via Submission (triangle choke) at 1:23 of Round 1.
Jason Rae defeated Jeremy Lucas 155 lbs via Submission (rear naked choke) at :23 of Round 1.
Full Contact Contender (FCC) 17 RESULTS: Leary defeats Sinclair, McDermott KOs Konecke – Watch Fights and Highlights on GFL.Tv
Full Contact Contender 17 Results: Watch the Fights and highlights on GFL – CLICK HERE.
Ring of Combat 56 Results: Sheldon Graves KOs Brendan Barrett in 3rd Round – Watch all the Action on GFL.Tv
Ring of Combat 56 Results – WATCH FIGHTS ON GFL.Tv
Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat 56 took place last night at the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was another action packed night with knockouts, submissions and titles changing hands.
WCKC 8 RESULTS – CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FIGHTS
World Class Kickboxing Championships:
154 lbs.: Paige “Danger” Triola defeated Megan Mazza via Unanimous Decision in three rounds 30-26, 30-26 and 30-27 Colon.
X-1 World Events – X1 #44 Results : CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FIGHTS
Hawaii’s mixed martial arts community comes together to support a new generation of fighters
(Honolulu, HI) X-1 World Events returned its unique brand of mixed martial arts events to the Blaisdell Arena with a bang on Saturday night. The last three fights of the evening lasted a combined total of three minutes and four seconds, with all three bouts ending in a knockout. Veteran mixed martial artist and UFC Hall of Famer, Frank Trigg, served as referee in the final brief and action packed fights that concluded a night of MMA excitement and energy long missing in Honolulu.
Saturday night’s X1 #44 marked the first time the promotion had been back to the Blaisdell since 2011 when Max Holloway won the X-1 lightweight championship. The UFC’s Max Holloway is currently riding a nine fight win streak in the Octagon and was at the Blaidell to take in fights, as were the UFC’s Yancy Medeiros and Louis Smolka. Smolka is scheduled for next week’s UFC Fight Night 96 event in Portland, Oregon.
Hawaii MMA fans were treated to hard hitting MMA action alongside an indoor sports festival with food booths, vendors and beer garden all on the arena floor – a first of its kind for MMA in Hawaii.
X-1 #44 Results – September 24, 2016 – Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Lolohea Made def. Trent Stading via KO at :30 of Round One
Ray Braddah Cooper III def. Zach Conn via KO at :12 of Round One
Chris Cisneros def. Taki Uluilakepa via KO at 2:22 of Round Two
Cheyden Leialoha def. Tyler Kahikolo via Unanimous Decision
Isaac Hopps def. Donald Gonzalez via Tapout due to Strikes at 3:43 of Round Three
Tipo Lafaele def. Rylan Fonoti via KO at 1:44 of Round One
Canaan Kawaihai def. Junior Jimenez via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:30 of Round One
Tiani Valle def. Sam Hughes via Unanimous Decision
Complete results and details at www.x1events.com
About X-1 World Events:
Since 2004, X-1 World Events has provided high-quality, competitive, and entertaining mixed martial arts fights throughout the Pacific Region.X-1 has launched the careers of numerous elite fighters and featured some of the MMA world’s most talented fighters, including UFC, Pride, and Abu-Dhabi veterans such as former UFC champions Dan “The Beast” Severn and Ricco Rodriguez, UFC veterans Jeff Monson, Kimo Leopoldo, Chad “The Grinder” Reiner, “Sugar” Shane Nelson, Brandon Wolff, Wes “The Project” Sims, Ronald “The Machine Gun” Juhn, Wesley “Cabbage” Correira, and Falaniko Vitale, Max Holloway, Luis Smolka, Kailin Curran, Angela Lee, Maki Pitolo, Russel Doane, Christian Lee, as well as Pride veterans Chris Brennan and Ron “H2O-Man” Waterman. For more information, visit www.x1events.com
A hotly anticipated matchup between current lightweight champ, Bradley Desir (8-5) and jiu-jitsu specialist, Max Bohanan (6-2) was one of the highlight bouts for ROC 56. Signed and ready to go, fight fans were going crazy for this bout but it was not meant to be as of yet. Unfortunate news came when Bohanan’s team informed ROC he would not be able to compete September 23 at ROC 56. Just like the fight fans, the ROC team was sad to hear of Bohanan being off the card as he has fought his entire career with Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat and has become a positive face for the promotion.
Once ROC head honcho, Lou Neglia, received the news on Bohanan, he did what any other promoter would do, he picked up the phone and went to work immediately.
Enter fighter “z” or should we say, Julian “Night Train” Lane (11-5-1) as he battles Desir on short notice. Lane comes in on a two-fight win streak and made a name for himself as he was apart of the TUF 16 cast where he gave a quote only fight fans could love, “let me bang bro!” It was a request to his team to let him be next to compete or “bang.”
Julian will get his chance to “bang” when he takes on Desir. ROC fight fans always remember Desir as we last saw him at ROC 54 with a sensational TKO against ultra tough, Eddie Lenoci. Taking a fight of this caliber on such a short notice is a dangerous risk for anyone but a risk that needs to be taken.
The bout card:
The Top Fight to Watch this Weekend on GFL.Tv, is Rob “C4” Sinclair vs. Charlie Leary at Full Contact Contender 17
MMAmania.com has rated this FCC match up as the top regional fight to watch this weekend and its live on GFL.Tv.
Rob ‘C4’ Sinclair (13-3) returns to the ring after a 15 month layoff as he challenges current FCC Lightweight Champion Charlie Leary (12-7) in what is guaranteed to be an explosive contest.
Sinclair has been absent from competition spanning back to June 2015. However, ‘C4’ brings a wealth of experience to the cage. The former BAMMA Lightweight Champion has faced a who’s who of UKMMA talent and was signed to Bellator before a string of horrendous injuries sidelined him. Sinclair thanked Leary for taking the fight, though he let Leary know that it was also a big mistake, stating, “I want to thank Charlie for taking the fight. He could of ducked it and maybe taken an easier fight!! Balls to the kid, he’s kept me out of retirement, he’s given me a fire to look to train, enjoy training.. I know what I’m capable of.. And I’ll be showing it come fight night, 24th September is a bad night for Charlie Leary!!
Reigning and defending FCC Lightweight Champion Charlie Leary is coming off an impressive title defense over Mick Bowman and is looking for his fifth straight win. Leary is understandably excited for this fight: “this is huge in my mind! Rob Sinclair has been the number one guy in Europe since I turned pro; and FCC are right up there as one of the top three promotions in the UK so having their title is a great achievement! But, defending it means everything to me and is a massive step in my career especially given my opponent!”
For UKMMA fans this contest is guaranteed to deliver as neither man will take a backwards step. Couple that with Sinclair’s desire to prove his time isn’t up while Leary wants to show it is his time now!
GFL.Tv is showcasing 10 promotions this weekend. Check out the action. Until next week, keep punchin’.
In the main event Chickasha, Oklahoma’s Jeremy “Spooner” Spoon takes on Johnnie Roades of Kansas City, MO for the Fists of Fury 145 lbs featherweight Title. Spoon has had a storied career winning his first 8 pro fights before being called up to Bellator, where he received his first national exposure when he handed Jerrod Sanders his first professional defeat at Bellator 37. Spoon went on to fight in Bellator’s season six and seven quarter finals losing to future champions Daniel Mason-Straus and Mike Richman. In amassing his 18-3 record he has won the featherweight titles at SCS, KOTC and Bricktown Brawl. Spoon has won 6 of his last 7 bouts, his last loss being a split decision loss to UFC vet Ryan Roberts who was defending his Victory FC lightweight belt.
Spoon a collegiate wrestling champion for the state of Oklahoma has had an easy transition to MMA, having submitted opponents 11 times in his 18 wins. If not for recent injuries many believe he would be fighting in the UFC today. He is one of the top featherweights in the country and with a strong victory this weekend he could be fighting at the next level in his next fight.
Spoon’s opponent Johnnie Roades has his own win streak going, having won 7 in a row, finishing all but 1 of those opponents. Roades has already fought 6 times in 2016, with this fight being his 7th in less than 9 months. This says a lot about Roades’ skill and durability. In a battle of Oklahoma v Missouri the 31 year old Spoon seems to be catching 27 year old Roades as he is peaking, which will make for a very tough and dangerous fight. If Spoon keeps to his strengths he has the experience to beat the aggressive Roades, however, if Spoon has a weakness it has been when he has been caught with a solid kick or punch that has put him on his back.
X1 44 “RETURNS” marks the first time X1 has been back to the Blaisdell since 2011 when Max Holloway won the X1 lightweight championship. The X1 44 card showcases some of Hawaii’s best, and upcoming, mixed martial arts fighters. The main event features Lolohea Mahe taking on Trent Standing in a Super Heavyweight bout. This fight will be quick and violent, so if you have a nervous stomach turn the channel until this one is over – probably in the 1st round. Neither fighter has ever gone the distance and most bouts in which they have competed have not made it out of the 1st round. All of Mahe and all but 2 of Standing’s fights have ended by TKO via punches or strikes. Neither fighter likes to fight on the ground so put ’em up and let ‘em go. Look for this fight to be one of GFL’s Top 5 Finishes next week.
A bout that may be of more interest to MMA fans would be Ray Cooper III (9-3) v Zach Conn. Ray Cooper III from Waianae, Hawaii has finished his last 6 opponents, 4 by knock out, and has not lost since November 2014. He recently traveled to California to face Joshua Drake, winning the Gladiator Challenge Lightweight Title. Cooper is on an Island that has seen some of the best MMA fighters compete in the past and he seems to be ready to take up the gauntlet to continue the tradition. He is ranked the No. 1 pro lightweight in Hawaii.
At first glance his opponent Zach Conn may not seem like much of a threat. Though his record is 5-5, he has won 4 of his last 5 bouts, that loss being a split decision loss to an undefeated Tyler McGuire on McGuire’s home turf. Conn has had to rebuild his career after a dismal 1-4 start. A win against Cooper would not only give him his first winning record as a pro it would springboard him in the eyes of many organizations.
The Co-main event will feature two heavyweight Bellator vets; Oklahoma’s Jon Hill will face Juan Torres from Houston, Tx. Torress was called up to Bellator in March of this year and lost a 3 round split decision to UFC Vet Justin Wren (14-2) at Bellator 149. He rebounded from that fight with a brutal TKO finish over Jason Preston this past July. Having reached Bellator only to lose via decision has made Torress a focused fighter. Forget records at this point, Torress has one goal, win and make it back to either Bellator or the UFC.
Bellator Vet Jon Hill has a record of 11-5, and at age 34 has found a new focus and determination. Having fought 8 times (6-2) in the last 18 months he was a step away from another opportunity at the next level until he traded wins with Kevin Sears this year. He knocked out Sears (9-2) in the 1st round of RITC 46 this past May and then lost to Sears via 2nd round knock out in August. The Hill v Sears trilogy is set for October of this year at RITC 49, however, he needs to get past Torress first.
Both fighters are extremely focused at this point in their careers and truly need this win to gain relevance with the next level promotions. This fight should be a war from the first bell.
BOUT OF INTEREST: Rage in the Cage 48 will be headlined by a bout between Oklahoma’s “Sunnyside Kid” Ken Coulter and Tre Parks. Coulter (3-2, 6-3 including amateur fights) has never been knocked out, having only lost by submission once in his career, losing to an undefeated Louis Muro. Coulter is known for his impressive and relentless ground game with most of his wins coming via submission or decision. That said it was his striking that led him to a TKO victory over Pro Fighter Edwin Williams back in May.
This is Park’s pro debut, his last amateur fight being a split decision loss at Legacy FC 54 this past April. Parks trains at the highly respected R-1 MMA gym under former UFC Fighter Matt Grice. All his amateur victories were by KO/TKO. Whether standing or on the ground, this fight is highly anticipated by fans of these two hometown favorites.