GFL Real Fights Presents Global Proving Ground 17 on February 2 on TCN and CSN Comcast

January 29, 2015 by
Filed under: Boxing News, MMA News, Press Release 


January 29, 2015

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as Global Proving Ground presents another show stopper with Global Proving Ground 17, featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights emanating from the GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

In the main event, Sam Oropeza (12-2) will meet Timonthy Woods (8-4) in a middleweight bout that has created quite a buzz in the MMA world as Oropeza is coming off a successful stint in Bellator where he reeled off 4 wins in a row with the top rated organization.
Philadelphia native, Oropeza, recently made a move to the middleweight division after missing the 170 lbs. mark at Bellator 118 on May 1, 2014. Oropeza lost his opportunity to fight Andrey Koreshkov in the Bellator welterweight tournament final.

Oropeza returned to the cage in October where he defeated fellow middleweight, Gary Tapusoa, via first round technical knockout. Oropeza is currently riding a seven fight win streak, last defeated by Giedrius Karavackas via scarf hold arm-lock in 2011.
Oropeza will be fighting outside of the Bellator cage for the first time in three fights when he faces Woods in the GPG main event.
Like Oropeza, Woods recently fought under the Bellator banner. At Bellator 118 he defeated Eugene Fadiora via unanimous decision.
Wood’s victory put him back into the win column after losing a three round split decision to Mike Stewart at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 22. Woods has been unable to collect two consecutive wins since defeating Ronald Stallings via knockout in April 2008.
Woods currently fights of Temple Hills, Maryland.

Both fighters has proven to favor the striking game. Half of Oropeza’s victory come from TKO/KO. Woods is the owner of four TKO/KO victories.

Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Monday, February 2 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Wednesday, February 4 at 10:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Thursday, February 5 at 9:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Saturday, February 7 at 5:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, February 7 at 11:00pm ET
The Comcast Network (all zones): Sunday, February 8 at 3:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Wednesday, February 4 at 7:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, February 8 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Mid Atlantic, CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing Global Proving Ground 17 in the weeks and months to follow. In addition, close to 25 cable and satellite systems carry CSN and because of that wide distribution across numerous regions and even nationally via satellite, GFL REAL FIGHTS is available on additional platforms.

To stay connected with GFL and this unique fight series, visit these TCN & CSN online locations for up-to-the-date programming info.
The Comcast Network
CSN Philadelphia
CSN Washington
CSN Baltimore
CSN New England
CSN Northwest
CSN Bay Area

Upcoming Events on Comcast
2/2: Global Proving Ground 17 (MMA)
2/9: “Lightning” Joe Yorgey and Chazz Witherspoon (boxing)
2/16: Arm Wrestling

About GFL:
GFL ( 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.


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