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

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GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN) & COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN)
GFL PRESENTS “GLOBAL PROVING GROUND 17” BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2

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

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.

OTC 7 – My Bloody Valentine Preview

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Off the Chain (OTC) returns on GFL with “Off the Chain 7: My Bloody Valentine” on February 7 from the Clear Channel Metroplex in Little Rock, Arkansas. This event brings together all of the top fighters in Arkansas and the surrounding area as OTC puts on another stacked pro/am card for the rabid fans of the area.

In the main event, Isaac Ware (7-5) takes on Dawond Pickney (5-2). Ware is a well-rounded fighter having wins by both KO and submission. Ware is a solid fighter that is known for his guts when he gets into the cage as he is one to never back up or give an inch. He comes forward and continues to come forward which puts a lot of pressure on his opponents. Pickney is a crowd pleaser for his fast paced fighting style as only 2 of his 7 bouts have ever gone to a decision. Look for Pickney to try and take Ware down in the opening moments and look for a submission during transitions on the ground. Pickney has knockout power in both hands and if he lands one, clean punch it could change the trajectory of the whole fight.

In other action, Deartie Tucker III (1-6) fights TJ Brown (1-1). Tucker III fights out of Oklahoma and is looking to get back in the win column after a long drought. Tucker III uses a high risk-high reward style that has made him a crowd favorite as he either wins or loses with style. Brown is another fighter known for his exciting fighting style as he has never gone to a decision. Brown will be giving up experience in the cage, but will rely on his explosiveness and aggressiveness to make up for any deficiencies as it relates to cage time.

Don’t miss “Off the Chain 7: My Bloody Valentine” on February 7. Watch all the action and witness the champions of tomorrow as they fight today, live on the GFL Combat Sports Network exclusively on iPPV.

Combat at the Capitale 35 Preview

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Lou Neglia and Ray Longo present World Championship Kickboxing with “Combat at the Capitale 35” on February 7 and available on video on demand on February 13 at the famous Capitale in New York City, New York. The full rules 18-bout kickboxing card is anchored by fierce competitions in both the Muay Thai and Pro Glory rules.

In a 190 lb Pro Glory Rules bout, Wayne Barrett battles Zed Mitchell. Barrett is a highlight reel as he always is looking for the spectacular KO whether that’s spinning back kicks or flashy combos. Barrett is also a punishing low kick striker and loves to take out the lead leg of his opponent. Mitchell is an experienced striker who mixes up his attacks well and relies on keeping his opponent off balance to be successful. Mitchell is a straight shooter who has knockout power in both hands but also the cardio to wear down most fighters. Look for these two to put on a show.

In another Pro Glory Rules bout, this time in the 139 lb division, Zaravkh Abashev takes on Dom Biondo. Abashev has been on a tear lately and continues to build on his already well rounded game. Abashev will look to connect with solid kicks, knees and punches as he is well versed in mixing up his combos. Biondo is blessed with an iron chin and hands of stone. Look for Biondo to start the fight with a bang as he will try to earn the respect of Abashev in the opening seconds with his barrage of strikes. This fight will be a barnburner with both men looking to land one, picture perfect haymaker and end their opponent’s night.

Niko Tsigaris fights Lashawn Alcocks in a Pro Glory Rules 152 lb bout in a bout that has the region buzzing in anticipation. Tsigaris is a grinder who loves to take his time when breaking down his opponents. Tsigaris uses pinpoint striking to keep his opponents on the defensive and will look to do just that against Alcocks. Alcocks fights with a fury of ill will as he looks to put his opponents through the ringer. Alcocks is relentless once the bell rings and is happy to mix it up in the center of the ring for the full fight. This contrast in styles makes for an interesting fight where the fighter with the better game plan will have a decided advantage.

If you love nonstop, full-throttle striking, then “Combat at the Capitale 35” is must-see TV. This event goes hand in hand with Neglia’s other combat sports venture, Ring of Combat, and give combat fans in the tri-state area another avenue to watch some of the best East Coast martial artists compete. Watch as the brave warriors display the science of the eight limbs and use punches, kicks, knees and elbows and do it the Big Apple on February 13. Order this event exclusively at GFL.tv.

WFC 34 Preview

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Hard hitting MMA returns as WFC presents “WFC 34” on February 7 from the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada live on the GFL Combat Sports Network. WFC events are premier boxing and MMA shows, promoted across the United States as a proving ground for tomorrow’s future stars and established veterans looking to mix it up. This huge card features several up and coming fighters from the region.

In the main event, for the WFC Nevada State Title, Champion Cory Hall takes on the dangerous challenger Zach Bunnell. Hall won the title in late 2014 and will make his first title defense. Hall is a true pro who always stays in shape and is ready for battle. Look for Hall to use his ground fighting advantage by trying to get a takedown early in the fight. Hall has solid ground and pound and top control and will look to put Bunnell on his back in the opening round. Bunnell is a veteran of Muay Thai and looks to make the transition to MMA where he can use his striking skills while wearing 4 oz gloves. Bunnell is a vet of Lion Fights, one of the country’s top Muay Thai organizations and looks to transfer his striking skills over to the cage. Even Look for Bunnell to have the same mentality as in his Muay Thai fights and walk forward no matter what, looking to bang. Bunnell is known for his quick combos and lead left hook.

Southwest MMA is ready to deliver again! Be sure to catch all of the action, LIVE on February 7 as WFC presents “WFC 34” exclusively at GFL.tv.

Sparta Combat League – A Striker’s Quest IV Preview

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Sparta Combat League returns on February 7 on GFL with “A Striker’s Quest IV”, a stacked Muay Thai card from the Grizzly Rose in Denver, Colorado. This event promises to be full speed from bell to bell as some of the best strikers in the Rockies will step into the ring to square off against each other.

In a 155 lb title fight, LT Nelson takes on Cody Pfister. Both fighters are highly ranked MMA athletes and bring their well-rounded games into the ring for a Muay Thai battle. Nelson is an accurate striker who picks his spots to engage and usually is able to find an opening in his opponent’s defense without leaving himself open to counter attacks. Csay mixes up his strikes well and likes to attack the body as well as the head. Pfister is a vet to the sport and has defeated some of the top fighters during his MMA and Muay Thai career. Pfister has fists of iron with KO power in each hand and a granite jaw to match. Look for Pfister to stand in the pocket and trade with Nelson as he is just as accurate and capable of a fighter. Expect a very technical matchup from these two athletes.

In other action, in a heavyweight bout, Jason Lee battles Erick Kapp. Lee is strong in the clinch and has some of the best knees in the division. Lee will want to land strikes from a distance and outwork Kapp in the ring. Lee needs to win the exchanges and also put together a huge volume punching advantage and try to tee off on Kapp as Kapp closes the distance. Lee is battle tested and has always been a tough matchup for anyone because of his grit and determination. Kapp is a heavy hitter and brings KO power into the ring with both hands and feet. Kapp will have the size advantage and look to use that early and often by walking Lee into a corner and wearing on him with his size. Look for Kapp to come out with his hands up, chin down and throwing fists of fury.

Sparta Combat League is sure to bring down the house once again as they have quickly grabbed a chokehold on Mountain West Muay Thai and MMA and this show will continue in that tradition. Order “A Striker’s Quest IV” watch live and anytime on video on demand only on GFL.tv.

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents BAMMA USA Badbeat 14 on TCN & CSN Comcast Beginning January 26

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN) & COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN)
GFL PRESENTS “BAMMA USA: BADBEAT 14” BEGINNING JANUARY 26

January 23, 2015

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as BAMMA USA presents another show stopper with Badbeat 14, featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights emanating from the Commerce Casino in Commerce, California.

In the main event, Greg Parker (4-0) battles Andrew Ramm (2-0) in a welterweight clash. Parker is undefeated and has won all of his fights inside of two rounds. Parker is a strong wrestler with a solid grappling game, having defeated 3 of his 4 opponents via tapout. Look for Parker to use his strength and size to try and out muscle Ramm in the clinch and on the mat. Ramm has had a successful amateur and pro career and is also a decorated grappler earning tapout wins in a majority of his pro/am fights. Ramm is very confident on the ground and goes for submission after submission, continually setting up his next move. If the fight hits the mat, it will be a chess match between the power of Parker and the elusiveness of Ramm.

In the co-main event, Mike Jasper (7-2) battles Justin Vazquez (4-6). Jasper is a quick starter having 6 of his 7 wins come before the final bell. Jasper’s only 2 losses have come via decision. Look for Jasper to come out aggressive with his striking and takedowns. Vazquez is taking the fight on short notice and has nothing to lose in this fight. Vazquez is a gritty, durable fighter who is looking to pull the upset. Vazquez will need to let his hands go and meet the intensity of Jasper.

Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Monday, January 26 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Thursday, January 29 at 9:00pm ET
The Comcast Network (Philly): Sunday, February 1 at 1:00pm ET
The Comcast Network (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, February 1 at 5:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, January 31 at 12:30pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, February 1 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Mid Atlantic, CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing BAMMA USA: Badbeat 14 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 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
1/26: BAMMA USA – Badbeat 14 (MMA)
2/2: Global Proving Ground 17 (MMA)
2/9: “Lightning” Joe Yorgey and Chazz Witherspoon (boxing)
2/16: Arm Wrestling

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.

Hard Knock Fighting Championship 41 Preview

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Canada’s top MMA promotion returns as Hard Knocks Fighting presents “HK 41”, on January 30 at the Century Casino in Calgary. Hard Knocks Fighting is the fastest growing promotion in Canada with shows in Calgary, Medicine Hat, Regina, Estevan, Prince Albert, and expanding quickly to new cities. The action packed 12 bout pro/am card will feature many of the established up and coming superstars of the Great White North.

In the main event, for the HKFC Light Heavyweight Title, UFC and Bellator veteran Rodney Wallace (22-9-1) from Team ROC battles Misha Cirkunov (7-2) from Xtreme Couture. Wallace is a power puncher who has fought around the world and amassed some of the best highlight KOs in the sport. Wallace is always looking to finish the fight and has taken on all challengers in his career. Wallace will look to make it a quick night as he will be in attack mode from the opening bell. Cirkunov is also a fast starter and has 5 first round stoppages. Cirkunov is an active striker but brings a solid grappling game, having 3 tapout wins to his credit. These two will light up the night sky when the cage door closes behind them. Expect fireworks.

In the co-main event, Souk Khampasath (6-6-1) fights Jesse Arnett (5-4) in a bantamweight showdown. Khampasath has only gone to a decision twice in his career and loves to go for the finish early and often. Khampasath is on a 3 fight winning streak, all by finish, and looks to make it 4 in a row. Look for Khampasath to try and go for takedowns early and often and try to get the fight to the ground. Arnett is on a 2 fight win streak with his last fight lasting less than a minute. Arnett is also a fast starter having only going to decision once in his career. 4 of Arnett’s 5 wins have come via stoppage. Don’t blink as these two will be looking to destroy one another.

Don’t miss this electrifying event featuring Western Canada’s finest MMA athletes as Hark Knocks Fighting presents “HK 41” on January 30 in front of a packed house. Hard Knocks Fighting Championship always produces great fights and this event will be no different. Order this event now at GFL.tv.

Sugar Creek Showdown 24 – Demolition Preview

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Oklahoma’s #1 MMA promotion returns as Sugar Creek Showdown presents “SCS 24 – Demolition” emanating from Hinton, Oklahoma on January 24. MMA fans, this event is scheduled for tons of great fights anchored by a title fight featuring the top up and combing prospects inside Oklahoma and from surrounding states. 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, SCS Heavyweight Champion, Jesse “The Hulk” Hernandez (6-1) will be defending his title against Bellator, KOTC and WEC vet Tony “Kryptonite” Lopez (32-15). Hernandez won the title back in 2012 and has cut through the competition in SCS ever since. Hernandez brings a devastating well-rounded MMA game into the title fight and all 6 of his wins have come via stoppage. Hernandez packs dynamite in both fists and is also a solid grappler if an opportunity presents itself for a submission attempt. Lopez will be the champion’s toughest test to date and brings a wealth of experience into the cage. Lopez has fought everyone on the regional circuit and has proven his mettle and durability time and again. Lopez is a former KOTC Champion and has plenty of championship experience and will not be deterred by the bruising style of Hernandez. Look for Lopez to use the aggression of Hernandez against him by trying to wear the big man down. With these two warriors in the cage, it’s a safe bet that this fight will not go the distance and someone’s night will end violently. Don’t blink.

In the co-main event, for the vacant SCS Lightweight Title, Mitch Thompson (4-2) battles Christopher Brooks (6-9). Thompson won his last fight after a tough back and forth battle. Thompson showed perseverance, and heart as he battle back from some tough positions to win the fight. Thompson is a submission specialist with 3 of his fights ending via tapout. Brooks is an experienced vet with one punch KO power. Brooks loves to get into shootouts and fights with a high risk-high reward style, which always has him in the running for fight of the night. Brooks has hit a rough skid lately, but looks to reverse that course with a highlight reel win against the rising Thompson.

You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on January 24 as Sugar Creek Showdown presents “Demolition” only pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv.

Broadway Boxing January 29 Preview

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DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing returns on Thursday, January 29, with a nine-bout card held at NYC’s B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. Headlining the event will be Brooklyn’s light heavyweight prospect “Notorious” Travis Peterkin (13-0, 5 KOs), who has been a fixture on the series since signing with DBE in 2012.

Peterkin began boxing at age 11 and was an outstanding amateur, compiling a record of 95-7, while winning the New York Golden Gloves prior to turning pro in 2011. Behind a thudding jab and stiff straight right hand, the now-24-year-old southpaw dominated Otis Griffin, winner of The Next Great Champ reality show, via unanimous decision, in his last bout on October 15. It was Peterkin’s first contest scheduled for eight rounds and his biggest victory to date. On January 29, the highly touted Peterkin will be determined to continue to build on that momentum as he is poised to make the move from prospect to contender.

Competing in an eight-round super bantamweight contest will be Brooklyn’s world-rated contender Rafael Vazquez (12-1, 10 KOs) as he mixes it up with Joseph Rios (13-11-2, 4 KOs), from San Antonio, Texas. The heavy-handed WBA #6-rated super bantamweight contender Vazquez got a late start to his professional career, but he burst onto the scene in 2013 with an upset ninth-round KO victory over Leon Moore (30-2) to win the vacant WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight crown and propel himself into the WBA’s top ten ratings. Rios, who holds four victories over previously undefeated opponents, won the WBC USNBC and Texas super flyweight titles in 2012.

Rising super middleweight star Steed Woodall (6-0, 4 KOs) will make his second appearance on a Broadway Boxing card when he faces off against Jas Phipps (5-5-1, 2 KOs). The British-Irish Woodall, now living and training in Palm Beach, FL, was a five-time National champion in the UK as an amateur before relocating to the US and making his pro debut in March of last year. The 20-year-old Woodall, nicknamed “The Stallion”, has a tremendous fan-friendly style and carries absolute dynamite in both hands. After fighting to a controversial draw against the 7-0 Ulises Sierra in his opponent’s hometown last August, Phipps scored the most impressive victory of his career in November, stopping the 21-3 Juan De La Rosa inside the opening round.

The 26-year-old Ukrainian Ivan Golub amassed an astonishing record of 270-32 during his amateur career. He became a five-time Ukrainian National champion, won bronze medals at the Junior World Championships in 2006 and at the World Championships in 2009. He also participated in the World Series of Boxing, winning all five of his bouts. Turning pro in June 2014, Golub (4-0, 3 KOs), who now lives and trains in Brooklyn, and is co-promoted by Fight Promotions Inc., will compete in a six-round middleweight contest against Tucson, Arizona’s Rashawn McCain (2-2).

It will be a battle of the boroughs when DBE’s former #1-rated US amateur and now undefeated prospect from the Bronx, Christopher “Golden” Galeano (5-0), takes on Queens-resident Alexander Mancera (8-5-1, 5 KOs) in a six-round middleweight contest. Galeano, who is co-promoted by 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions, won National, regional, and New York Golden Gloves championships and is now one of the bright young stars on the DBE roster.

Belarusian-native junior welterweight Ivan Baranchyk (3-0, 2 KOs), also co-promoted by Fight Promotions Inc., will return to the ring against Brooklyn’s Ian James (3-10-1, 1 KO). In his last bout on December 3, Baranchyk outfought the undefeated Alfonso Olvera, repeatedly battering him with power shots while learning to pace himself going the four-round distance for the first time in winning a unanimous decision. As an amateur, Baranchyk won gold at the 2010 Class A Vilnuse tournament, 2011 and 2013 Match Event tournament, 2011 Kostukovichi International tournament, 2011 and 2012 Soligorsk Open International tournament, 2012 Class A Liventsev tournament, 2013 Active Military tournament, 2013 Republic of Belarus Open Cup, 2014 Vitebsk University tournament in Belarus, and was an amateur champion of Belarus from 2009-2014.

Undefeated super middleweight southpaw prospect Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen (17-0-1, 10KO’s), of New York, NY, by way of Guyana, will see action for the first time since August 2013, having recovered from a series of injuries that kept him out of the ring. He will challenge Ghana’s “Dangerous” Kojo Issah (14-1-1, 7 KOs), who is making his US debut. Having turned pro in 2004, Allen has thus far won the Guyanese, New York State and WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation super middleweight titles. Now fully healed, Allen is looking to get back to his winning ways and set himself up for a breakout year in 2015.

The card will also showcase two of DBE’s most recent additions to its roster, lightweight Wesley Ferrer (6-0, 4 KOs) and junior middleweight Shawn Cameron (7-0, 4 KOs), both undefeated prospects from Brooklyn. Ferrer, a 2009 New York Golden Gloves winner and pro boxer since September 2013, squares off in a six-round lightweight contest against Helario Medina (2-4), from Longmont, Colorado, who will be fighting outside of his home state for the first time as a pro.

Cameron served in the Army for six years deployed in Iraq and was honorably discharged in 2006 as a Staff Sergeant. He then began a four-year amateur boxing campaign, competing in several National PAL, Metro and Golden Gloves tournaments, winning the New York Golden Gloves in 2009 at 152 pounds. Cameron, who turned pro in July 2012, will meet the experienced Daniel Calzada (10-12-2, 2 KOs), of Dona Ana, New Mexico, in a junior middleweight bout scheduled for six rounds.

The event on January 29 is sponsored by Manfredi Auto Group and Everlast. Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $125, $100, $75 and $55. Tables are also available for purchase for this event, with VIP tables going for $1,000 per table (5 seats at $200 per seat), Ringside tables for $500 (5 seats at $100), and $375 tables (5 seats at $75). Tickets are available for purchase by calling the DiBella Entertainment office at (212) 947-2577. Doors open at 6:30pm with the first bout scheduled for 7:00pm.

Rage in the Cage 175 Preview

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Rage in the Cage returns to GFL.tv on January 31 with “RITC 175” as the top fighters from around Arizona and the surrounding states do battle in Arizona’s premier MMA organization at the Prescott Valley Event Center in Prescott, Arizona. RITC has been a proving ground for the Southwest’s top fighters for years and years and now the world will get to see the Grand Canyon State’s next crop of champions. RITC is always stacked with several quality matchups.

In the main event, for the RITC Interim Middleweight Title will be on the line when RITC Middleweight Champion Joe Gigliotti (3-0) fights UFC and Bellator veteran Clifford Starks (8-2). Gigliotti won the title back in October 2014 with a RNC in the third round. He is a versatile fighter with slick combos thrown from multiple angles as well as a solid ground game that is underrated. All 3 of Gigliotti’s pro wins have come via stoppage and he has walked through most of his competition in the cage. Starks will be the toughest test in the career of Gigliotti who returns to RITC where he is 5-0 inside the cage. Starks has faced much stiffer competition in his career than Gigliotti and is already proven and battle tested. Look for Starks to use his wrestling edge and try and get the fight to the mat where he can work his ground and pound. This fight is sure to be explosive from start to finish.

In the co-main event, in a featherweight bout, Danny Hilton (3-2) fights Ray Robinson (7-11). Hilton brings a solid ground game and is especially dangerous off of his back. His only losses have come via decisions including by split, where many observers felt Hilton won. Hilton brings a ferocious pace to all of his fights and looks to break his opponent’s will in the early going. Robinson brings a well-rounded MMA game into the fight. Robinson is a veteran of the cage and his last fight was a title fight where he fought gallantly but came up short. Robinson is looking to get back in the title picture and a win over the rising Hilton will do just that. Expect a barnburner.

For the RITC Amateur Lightweight bout, Anthony Wray (2-1) battles Dante Patrick (9-1). Wray is a rising prospect who brings one-punch KO power into the cage. Wray can end a fight with a solid blow and will be headhunting early and often. Patrick is on a 6 fight winning streak and brings a huge experience advantage into the fight against Wray. Patrick is a grappling wizard with 4 wins coming via tapout and will look to negate the punching power of Wray by using wrestling and getting the fight to the mat where he can work his ground game.

Rage in the Cage is one of the pioneering MMA promotions in the United States. A surplus of current and past UFC fighters cut their teeth in RITC. Watch the stars of tomorrow compete today as “RITC 175” comes to you live on January 31 on GFL.tv.

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    • Former heavyweight promoter Kushner dies January 30, 2015
      Boxing promoter Cedric Kushner, one of the power players in the sport in the 1990s and early 2000s, suffered a heart attack and died Thursday in New York. He was 66.
      Dan Rafael
    • Mayweather, Pacquiao meet again privately January 29, 2015
      Hours after a public meeting and brief discussion during halftime of Tuesday night's Heat-Bucks game in Miami, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. met privately for more than an hour to continue discussing terms for their proposed May 2 megafight.
      Dan Rafael
    • Holyfield has starring role in road-rage PSA January 29, 2015
      Flashing the same stone-faced glare that once was so familiar in the boxing ring, Evander Holyfield appeared headed toward another fight.
      Associated Press
    • Middleweight contender Mora to fight Han January 28, 2015
      Middleweight contender Sergio Mora, who was supposed to challenge world titleholder Jermain Taylor before the fight was canceled following Taylor's recent arrest, will instead face replacement opponent Abie Han on Feb. 6.
      Dan Rafael
    • Will Mayweather, Pacquiao Happen? January 28, 2015
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      Media
    • Rios dominates Alvarado, gets 3rd-round KO January 28, 2015
      Welterweights Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado, warriors in the ring who became friends outside it through their series of brutal fights, concluded their trilogy Saturday night, as Rios destroyed Alvarado in a third-round knockout.
      Dan Rafael
    • Mental evaluation ordered for Jermain Taylor January 27, 2015
      Champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor must undergo a mental evaluation, an Arkansas judge said Tuesday.
      Associated Press
    • Golden Boy signs Matthysse to extension January 26, 2015
      Junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse, one of boxing's most fearsome punchers, signed a five-year contract extension Thursday with Golden Boy Promotions, president Oscar De La Hoya told ESPN.com.
      Dan Rafael
    • Spike TV unveils Haymon 'Champions' series January 26, 2015
      Another week, another television deal for boxing manager and adviser Al Haymon, who has the deepest stable of fighters in the sport and now has another outlet on which to have them televised.
      Dan Rafael and Brian Campbell
    • Alvarez-Kirkland fight a go, likely on May 2 January 26, 2015
      Former junior middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez has signed on to face slugger James Kirkland, Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya.
      Dan Rafael