GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents GPG USA VS Russia Beginning January 19 on TCN & CSN Comcast

January 16, 2015 by
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January 16, 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 GPG Christmas in the Cage: USA VS Russia, featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights emanating from Pennsauken, New Jersey.

In the main event for the GPG 170lb Title, Russian rising star Khusein Khaliev (8-1) and accomplished veteran fighter Tenyeh Dixon (10-11) square off with gold on the line. Dixon is a slick fighter with solid striking combos while Khaliev is more methodical and wants to get the fight to the ground. This will be the classic striker versus grappler match and if Dixon can keep the fight on the feet and avoid the takedowns of Khaliev, this will be a long fight. If Khaliev can get the fight to the ground, this could be a quick night as Khaliev is very dangerous on the ground.

In other action, Mervin Rodriguez (6-8-1) battles Solan Abanokov (4-2) in a featherweight clash. Rodriguez is a gritty fighter who likes to break his oppoennt’s will inside the cage. Look for Rodriguez to be pushing the pace and try to grind and wear down Abanokov from the opening bell. Abanokov brings heavy hands into the cage and can end the fight with one punch. Abanokov plans to land early and often and he will need to if he is going to overcome the aggressiveness of Rodriguez.

Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Wednesday, January 21 at 6:30pm ET
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Friday, January 23 at 9:00pm ET
The Comcast Network (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, January 24 at 1:00pm ET
The Comcast Network (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, January 24 at 11:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, January 24 at 4:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, January 24 at 12:30am ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, January 25 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Mid Atlantic, CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing GPG Christmas in the Cage: USA VS Russia 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
1/19: GPG: USA VS Russia (MMA)
1/26: BAMMA USA Badbeat 14
2/2: Global Proving Ground 17 (MMA)
2/9: “Lightning” Joe Yorgey and Chazz Witherspoon

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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