2014 Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals Preview

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The Official 2014 Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals of Grappling and Jiu Jitsu Saturday, July 26th at Mennen Arena located at 161 E Hanover Avenue in Morristown, New Jersey

1,000+ Competitors from 20+ Countries and 300+ Competition Teams will be battling for the National Grappling Title.

The July 26th Open Competition will feature 300 amateur U.S. National Titles on the line for All Ages and Skill Levels, Ages 4-64, from white belt to black belt plus several expert professionals including former Ultimate Fighter TV cast member, Marc Stevens, IFC and Gladiator Challenge veteran, Jordan Damon, IFL veteran Jamal Patterson, America’s #1 Grappler, Garry Lee Tonon and several more World Class Pro Fighters will be battling for cash prizes and prestigious qualifying spots in the $100,000 Grapplers Quest Olympics in October.

1:30 PM – Divisions Begin for No-Gi Men’s Executive, Men’s Masters & Men’s Directors
2:30 PM – Divisions Begin for No-Gi Men’s Advanced and Intermediate
3:30 PM – Divisions Begin for No-Gi Men’s Beginner and Novice
4:00 PM – Divisions Begin for Men’s No-Gi Absolute Divisions
5:00 PM – Divisions Begin for Executive (30+) Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Divisions
(Black, then Brown, then Purple, then Blue, then White)
6:00 PM – Divisions Begin for Men’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Divisions
(Black, then Brown, then Purple, then Blue, then White)
7:00 PM – Absolute Divisions Begin for Men’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Divisions
(Black, then Brown, then Purple, then Blue, then White)

CFFC 38 Preview

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Cage Fury Fighting Championships featherweight champion, Levan Makashvili (8-0) meets challenger and former Bellator tournament veteran, Alexandre “Popo” Bezerra (16-3) at CFFC 38 at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. on August 9.

Makashvili still remains undefeated after defeating Scott Heckman at CFFC 35 to earn the CFFC title. To earn his title shot, Makashvili won a unanimous decision over Jordan Stiner. Makashvili has won three fights by knockout. At Ring of Combat XLVI, Makashvili defeated Tom English via knockout at 1:39 in round 2. Prior to the victory, Makshvili won by KO at 0:17 in round 1 over Thomas Walsh.

The champ will have his hands full when he meets a former Bellator Tournament featherweight, Bezerra. This 9-time Bellator veteran went (7-2) inside the promotion with losses to Marlon Sandro and Mike Richman. Most recently, Bezerra earned a rear-naked choke finish over Bruno Dias in November, his first fight outside of Bellator in over ten fights. Bezerra has a lot of experience fighting big-name fighters, but has not had much success in defeating them, including a submission lost to UFC featherweight, Charles Oliveira. Bezerra has found a lot of success in defeating a lot of highly regarded regional fighters like Will Martinez, Scott Heckman, and Kenny Foster. Bezerra was set to make his CFFC debut at CFFC 32 against Jordan Stiner, but injury forced him out of the bout.

Jonovin “Spyder” Webb (6-0) will face UFC veteran, Daniel “The Anvil” Stittgen (9-3) at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 38 for the vacant CFFC welterweight title at Borgata Hotel Spa and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. on August 8.

Webb continued his unbeaten streak with an impressive decision over Mike Winters at CFFC 35. Previous to his most recent outing, Webb earned a submission victory over Whitney Jean-Francois at CFFC 31. “Spyder” has fought all six of his professional bouts inside the CFFC cage. In late October of 2013, Webb defeated Aung La N Sang via first round TKO at CFFC 28. Webb has collected three wins by decision, one by TKO and has gone all three rounds just once in his career. Webb also has earned wins over Steven Wampler, Jason Lee and Robert Gittens.

Stittgen is a former UFC welterweight who is currently riding a two fight win streak. Stittgen defeated both Eric Hammerich and Dan McGlasson via submission. Stittgen has not tasted defeat since being cut by the UFC. In his UFC debut, Stittgen was knocked out via head kick by Stephen Thompson at UFC 143. Stittgen lost to Marcelo Guimaraes via split decision at UFC on FUEL TV 4 which eventually led to “The Anvil” being cut. In 2011, he earned three strait victories which earned him his ticket inside the octagon.

Off the Chain (OTC) – “August Apocalypse” Preview

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Off the Chain (OTC) returns on GFL with “August Apocalypse” on August 2 from the Summit Arena in Hot Springs, 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. Currently the event plans to have 20+ fights!

Scheduled to compete, Anthony Jones takes on Aldir Junior. Both men have a lot riding on this fight as they are just starting out in their pro careers and looking to climb the ladder fast. Jones is a solid wrestler with strong takedowns while Junior is an expert grappler and can hit submissions off of his back which he will need as Jones will be looking to take Junior down fast and hard. Expect a chess match on the ground with Jones’ ground and pound and Junior’s submission attempts.

In other action, Carlton Little (3-2) fights Lemarcus Tucker (2-0). Little is a heavy hitter and brings KO power into the fight with both hands. Little is usually in the running for fight of the night and this fight with Tucker looks to continue in that tradition. Tucker turned pro earlier this year and already had 2 wins via stoppage. Tucker will look for number 3 against Little. Tucker brings terrific ground and pound into the fight and got his last opponent to submit due to strikes. If this fight hits the ground, it will be a game changer as whoever ends up on top will probably finish the fight there.

Don’t miss “August Apocalypse” presented by Off the Chain on August 2. Watch all the action and witness the champions of tomorrow as they fight today, live on the GFL Combat Sports Network exclusively on iPPV.

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents Reading to Rumble 2 Beginning July 21 on TCN and CSN

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN) & COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN)

GFL PRESENTS “READING TO RUMBLE 2” BEGINNING JULY 21

July 18, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing from the Santander Arena in Reading with Reading To Rumble 2 featuring a full lineup of top notch fights.

In the main event, rising Jr Lightweight Frankie De Alba will look for his 11th consecutive victory when he takes on Pablo Batres in a scheduled 8-round bout at the Santander Arena. De Alba of Reading has a record of 12-1-2 with 4 knockouts and has not lost since his pro debut in 2011.  He has been unbeaten in 14 straight.

“Everything is good & I am anxious for Saturday,” said De Alba.

He faces Batres (7-9-1, 2 KO’s) of Nogales, Mexico, who himself has been on a roll as he has won three straight bouts.

“I don’t know much about Batres.  I know he is Mexican and I am sure like all Mexicans, he is tough and will come to fight with a lot of pressure.”

Despite having just nine amateur bouts, De Alba feels like he is just now coming into is own and his best boxing is still ahead of him.

“I have been learning more and more each fight.  Every fight I pick up something new and with the experience, my confidence keeps growing.”

De Alba knows that with a win on Saturday, big things are on the horizon.

“I am not looking past Batres.  If everything goes well, my next opponents will be tougher and stronger.  I do not care what they throw at me because I am ready for anything.”

De Alba’s popularity continues to grow and he excited to headline in a 10,000 seat Arena like The Santander.

“I feel blessed and humbled to be the headliner.  I trained very hard for this fight to please the fans.  I just want to thank everybody for their support.  I will put on a great show and fight my heart out like always”, finished De Alba.

De Alba is currently ranked number-11 by the USBA

In four round bouts:

Pat Kehoe (1-0) of Reading, PA will fight Danny Lugo (2-7, 1 KO) of Harrisburg, PA in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

Robert Ramos (1-2-1, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA will battle Rolnado Chinea (7-0-1, 4 KOs) of Lancaster, PA in a Lightweight bout.

Miquel Martinez (1-0) of Reading, PA will fight Alex Sanchez (3-4, 2 KO’s) of Canden, NJ in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

Christian Molina (1-0) of Allentown, PA will fight debuting Jordan Morales in a Jr. Welterweight bout.

Benjamin Burgos (1-6-1) of Mount Pocono, PA will box Antonio DuBose (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a Featherweight fight.

Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network (TCN) (all zones): Monday, July 21 at 7:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Tuesday, July 22 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay (all zones): Saturday, July 26 at 8:30pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, July 24 at 7:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, July 27 at 11:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing Reading To Rumble 2 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

7/21: Reading To Rumble 2 (boxing)

7/28: CFFC 37 (MMA)

8/4: Peltz Boxing: Chazz Witherspoon VS Tyabb Beale (boxing)

8/11: XFE 43: Stiner v Graham

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Keystone Boxing – Recio vs Blake Preview

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One of the featured contests on the card involves undefeated Springdale, MD junior middleweight “The Cuban Assassin” Larry Recio who will step into a six-round bout for the first time in his young career when he faces Grayson Blake of State College, PA.

Recio (6-0, five KO’s) will be looking for his sixth straight knockout victory. In his last outing, Recio stopped Daniel Gonzalez in the second round on May 31 at the Washington Convention Center. Blake (5-2, two KO’s) has not fought since February of 2013 and will be trying to break a two-bout losing streak.

In another six-round contest, White Plains, MD lightweight Terron “Kid” Grant will take on Jose Del Valle of Bayamon, Puerto Rico in a bout where the won-loss records will not tell the whole story.

Grant (9-0, four KO’s) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision win over Alberto Candelaria on April 18 at Rosecroft. Del Valle (2-7-3) will be facing his fourth undefeated opponent in his last six outings and he will have one distinct advantage over Grant — height. Del Valle is 6’2″ and will have a seven-inch height advantage over Grant at 5’7″.

Also on the card, DC lightweight Joshua Davis returns to action in another six-round encounter when he faces Thomas “The Animal” Herrera of Las Vegas, NV. Davis (6-1, three KO’s) won a tough six-round split decision over Joel Flores on March 7 at Rosecroft. Herrera (3-11-1, one KO) makes his first trip to the East Coast and looks to break a four-bout losing streak. Herrera is a durable opponent who has never been stopped in a pro bout.

In four-round bouts already signed, undefeated Germantown, MD junior middleweight Gerome Quigley will battle Alfred Hall of Jackson, MI. Quigley (4-0, three KO’s) is coming off a third-round TKO of Damon Antoine on May 17 in Annandale, VA. Hall (3-4-2, two KO’s) has lost his last three.

Also, Forestville, MD junior welterweight Myke “The Professor” Fox will take on Shannon Kelley of Columbus, OH. Fox (2-0) won a four-round majority decision over Benjamin Olinga on the last Rosecroft card on June 13. Kelley (0-1) competes for the first time since losing his pro debut in November of 2012.

FINDING WILLING OPPONENTS CAN BE DIFFICULT FOR TALENTED CHAMPIONS

July 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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FINDING WILLING OPPONENTS CAN BE DIFFICULT FOR TALENTED CHAMPIONS

ATLANTIC CITY – Regional MMA champions usually face a long line of worthy challengers, but that’s not always the case.

Given the high stakes involved, some fighters may beeschewing the traditional route of fighting the toughest opponents available and are instead focusing on maintaining outstanding records in the hopes of attracting the attention of UFC bosses.

And that sometimes means passing on the chance to win a championship.

Case in point: Cage Fury Fighting Championships lightweight titleholder Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder has his belt, but he has struggled to find an opponent for his first title defense.

A hard-nosed striker who won the crown with a second-round TKO of veteran Marc Stevens in March, Felder is unbeaten in seven professional fights and is considered one of the brightest prospects not already in the UFC.

He says after the Stevens fight, his opponent pool shrank drastically.

“I’m not saying these guys are cowards. They’re looking out for their careers, too. It’s just kind of a hard fight to take. Everybody is like ‘I don’t want to take that fight — I want to get called to the UFC.’ But that’s not what (the UFC is) looking for. When you beat tough kids, that’s when you go,” said Felder, who has stopped five of his seven opponents with strikes. “I want to fight whomever is going to get me closest to the UFC and get me noticed by Joe Silva and Dana White. That’s the only other organization I want to fight for.”

Cage Fury officials say they thought they had secured an opponent for Felder on several occasions.

Two Canadians – including Alex Ricci (8-2) – were offered the fight but ultimately turned it down. CFFC CEO Rob Haydak said the fighters declined to face Felder because they claimed they were on the “short list” to be called to the UFC. Another fighter — also a champion of a regional promotionand who also sports a stellar record — said he could not take the fight because, according to Haydak, he needed more than seven weeks for his training camp.

“This is such a here-and-now sport that a loss can literally set a fighter back a couple of years,” said Haydak, who has owned CFFC for four years and has held shows in numerous states on the East Coast.“Paul is 30 years old and his window is closing a little quicker than a typical young buck. It’s frustrating to hear a guy say he’s a fight or two away from the UFC and doesn’t want to take a tough fight. Quite frankly, it’s a cowardly approach. Managers protecting their fighters is becoming a huge problem on the regional level. The UFC is caught up on records and these managers are flocking to states where commissions will allow any two fighters with a heartbeat to fight one another, regardless of records.”

With Felder set to defend his title at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City on August 9, CFFC matchmaker Arias Garcia spent nearly six weeks trying to find himan opponent. Felder, meanwhile, was told to keep training and preparing for a fight that everyone hoped would take place. Finally, Tennessee’s “Relentless” Craig Johnson (6-2) agreed to take the fight.

Felder says he now can begin to develop a strategy for facing Johnson, a grinding wrestler who punches hard from close range. The 34-year-old has earned all six of his victories by either TKO or submission, and both losses were by split decision.

Felder said preparing for Johnson is a far different task than getting ready to fight Ricci, who is a kickboxer and Muay Thai specialist similar to himself.

And now Felder has only a few weeks to do it.

“This whole time we’ve just been training for anything, which is fine, but it’s mentally kind of challenging,” said Felder, who believes that not only is he close to a UFC call, but that his style of fighting also helps. “I’m not afraid to stand in there and throw elbows and knees and kicks. I get taken down and beat up a little bit but I still come back. I think that’s what they’re looking for.”

Haydak said that CFFC champions have a long tradition of accepting all challenges and never turning down a fight. He listed former titleholders George “The Silencer” Sullivan, Aljamain “The Funk Master” Sterling, and Sean “Shorty Rock” Santella among those willing to fight anyone, anywhere. Sullivan and Sterling are both currently in the UFC, while Santella is considered a top prospect.

Haydak added that his organization was very fortunate that Johnson accepted the fight.

“He’s a very, very good fighter. His wrestling is high level and he has knockout power,” Haydak said. “He’s the first guy who didn’t hesitate to fight Paul. I have a tremendous amount of respect for him and if he ends up being our champion, then I know he’ll fight anyone.”

About Cage Fury Fighting Championships

Cage Fury Fighting Championships returns to the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City on August 9. CFFC 38 will feature a stacked fight card, including three title fights.

For information, visit cffc.tv.

Cage Fury Fighting Championships (www.cffc.tv) is a pioneer in bringing prominent and elite MMA talent to the East Coast. Since CFFC’s debut, past, and current champions have competed at the highest level. Before they were in the UFC, Jim and Dan Miller were both CFFC champions. That legacy remains the same today. Three current CFFC champions, George Sullivan, Aljamain Sterling, and Charlie Brenneman are currently on the UFC roster. Current UFC fighters Zach Makovsky, Nick Catone, Nah-Shon Burrell, and John Howard have also competed in CFFC prior to their entry to the UFC. Also, CFFC helped jumpstart the career of Internet fighting sensation Kimbo Slice, whose first foray into MMA came in the CFFC cage when he fought former boxing champion Ray “Merciless” Mercer. CFFC continues to thrive as one of the best regional promotions in the world while focusing on treating fighters with respect and giving the fans the ultimate MMA experience.

ROY JONES JR. PRESENTS “RIVERS RUMBLE 4” FEATURING “THE PITTSBURGH KID” World-Class Professional Boxing Returns to Rivers Casino on the North Shore

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Two true warriors are set to collide in the main event on Friday, July 11 in the Rivers Casino Amphitheater. Former IBF World Champion, Paul “The Pittsburgh Kid” Spadafora, will go toe-to-toe with Three-Time World Title Challenger, Hector Velazquez in “Rivers Rumble 4.” Presented by eight-time world champion Roy Jones Jr. in association with TNT Promotions, the event will feature a night of professional boxing by the river with a full card of action-packed bouts.

 

Pittsburgh’s own Spadafora is coming off a disputed majority decision loss for the WBA Interim World Title vs. Champion Johan Perez. In this match, Spadafora is on a quest for one final title run.

 

“Pittsburgh—this is your one opportunity to witness one of the best prize fighters ever from the Steel City, and first World Champion since the original Pittsburgh Kid Billy Conn, in 1941,” said future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. “Believe me, you won’t find a more picturesque venue in this country than Rivers Casino!”

 

Also included on the fight card for Rivers Rumble 4 is Youngstown, Ohio’s favorite son Jake “The Bull” Giuriceo, Wheeling, WV’s exciting prospect Ronell Green, Puerto Rican crowd pleaser Antonio “Carita” Nieves and more.

 

“This event is a favorite among guests, and we look forward to bringing boxing back to Pittsburgh,” said Craig Clark, General Manager of Rivers Casino. “The exceptional fighters on the card and Rivers’ outdoor amphitheater make this an event that is not to be missed.”

 

Rivers Casino will hold a weigh-in party with all the boxers on Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m. in the Wheelhouse Bar and Grill (must be to 21 to attend).

 

Tickets are now available for the Rivers Rumble 4 and can be purchased atwww.showclix.com/event/riversrumbleiv.com or in the Rivers Casino Gift Shop. Ticket prices are: $100 for Gold Ringside seating, $65 for Silver Reserved seating and $35 for General Admission, plus taxes and fees. For VIP seating, please call 724-513-1416. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the first bell rings at approximately 7 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend the event; guests must be 21 years or older to enter Rivers Casino and its parking garage. All bouts are subject to change.

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents Broadway Boxing: Hardy VS Feliciano Beginning July 14 on TCN & CSN

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN) & COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN)

GFL PRESENTS “BROADWAY BOXING: HARDY VS FELICIANO” BEGINNING JULY 14

July 11, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing as Broadway Boxing presents another show stopper with Hardy VS Feliciano from the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, New York, featuring a full lineup of top pugilists doing battle inside the squared circle.

In the Main Event, women’s boxing phenom Heather “The Heat” Hardy returns to action, for the 2nd time in 2014, when she faces the always tough Nydia Feliciano (7-4-3). Hardy continues to take women’s boxing by storm after an impressive 2013 where she compiled a record of (4-0) stopping 2 of her opponents inside the distance. Hardy’s immensely growing popularity reached an all-time high last year when a documentary about her life was entered into several film festivals. The documentary was much like her entire career….ALL ACTION! Hardy looks to continue to gain fans, for not only herself but the entire sport of Women’s Boxing, when she squares off with the rugged Feliciano. Feliciano did not have a perfect run in 2013 like her opponent Hardy but she was able to turn around what was starting off to be a horrible year. After dropping back to back decision to Yasmin Rivas (24-7) for the IBF Bantamweight title & Shelly Vincent (6-0), she bounced back notching victories over the extremely tough Philadelphia fighter Elizabeth Sherman (4-2) & Crystal Hoy (5-5-3) for the IWBF Bantamweight title. An upset win over the fan favorite Hardy could position Feliciano into an immediate World title shot as well as provide a fresh start in her career.

In the Co-Main Event, once defeated prospect Lamar Russ (14-1) is looking to get back into the win column when he faces the extremely tough journeyman Tony Hirsch (15-6-2). Russ is returning to the ring for the 1st time since dropping a decision to former World Title Challenger Matthew Macklin on HBO this past December. Russ was a fast rising prospect when he took a short notice fight with Macklin after stable mate Willie Nelson was scratched due to injury. Russ survived his trial by fire proving he belongs among his division’s elite fighters. Don’t let his record fool you. Tony Hirsch does not provide an easy task for Russ. All of Hirsch’s 6 pro defeats have come at the hands of highly touted prospects and most of the decision losses were controversial and close to say the least. Hirsch comes to fight each and every time he steps in the ring and a victory over a fighter with the caliber of Russ could rejuvenate Hirsch’s career and give him the new beginning he desperately needs.

Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network (TCN) (all zones): Monday, July 14 at 7:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Philly): Tuesday, July 15 at 11:00pm ET

TCN Replay all zones): Wednesday, July 16 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, July 19 at 11:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, July 20 at 1:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, July 17 at 7:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, July 19 at 4:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, July 20 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing Broadway Boxing: Hardy VS Feliciano 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

7/14: Broadway Boxing: Hardy VS Feliciano (boxing)

7/21: Reading To Rumble 2 (boxing)

7/28: CFFC 37 (MMA)

8/4: Peltz Boxing (boxing)

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Nick Smiley’s tough road leads him to biggest fight of career at PinnacleFC 8

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(PRESS RELEASE) PITTSBURGH – It’s been a long, rough road for Nick Smiley. The 30-year-old heavyweight fighter has faced trials and tribulations leading up to the biggest fight of his career, which will take place this Saturday, July 12 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania when he takes on Adam “The Prototype” Milstead in the co-main event at Pinnacle Fighting Championships 8.
 
Smiley, who boasts a 6-3 mixed martial arts record with six stoppage finishes, comes in against yet another hometown favorite, something the Georgia native has gotten used to during his seven years as a fighter.
 
“I’ve been the heel in a lot of my fights,” Smiley said. “So coming up to Canonsburg and fighting the hometown guy isn’t anything new. It adds another facet to the already tough mental game.”
 
Despite the fact that he expects to get booed, Smiley has faced more difficult situations in his life than taking on a highly hyped prospect in his backyard. He was arrested in 2007 and charged with possession of cocaine and driving under the influence. A plea deal sent him to a detention center for six months, but he found a new path upon starting the climb from his rock bottom.
 
He discovered MMA in 2008 while in Las Vegas with his brother Justin, who was an NFL guard for eight years after starring at the University of Alabama. A lifelong athlete who excelled in kickboxing, baseball, football, and even Toughman contests, Smiley immediately took to the new sport that he had only seen on TV. Upon completing a 7-2 record as an amateur, Smiley made his professional debut in 2010, when he also joined the famed HardCore Gym alongside coaches Adam and Rory Singer in his home state.
 
Smiley’s pro career got off to a rough 1-2 start, but he rebounded with five straight first round victories, including four via TKO. Clean since getting busted seven years ago, Smiley is now on the short list for an eventual call to join the UFC roster.
 
Milstead is a tough customer with UFC aspirations himself, returning from a year-and-a-half layoff looking to improve on his 4-1 record, including a perfect 4-0 record at heavyweight. The 27-year-old is one of a new breed of heavyweights, using athleticism rather than brute strength to measure his successes. The Fight Club Pittsburgh product is a regular training partner of UFC heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic, and he, too, has a 100 percent finish rate in his professional victories.
 
 “I’m looking forward to coming to his backyard and mixing it up,” Smiley said. “From what I’ve seen Adam is strong, athletic and likes to stand and trade.”
 
The two heavyweights will serve as the co-main event for the 11-fight PinnacleFC 8 card, which will be headlined by a battle for the inaugural PinnacleFC featherweight title featuring Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (6-0) taking on Indianapolis native Luis Guerra (4-1).
 
Tickets for the event are available via cagetix.com, and the entire card will be streamed live via GFL.tv starting at 7 p.m. ET on July 12, 2014. The full fight card for PinnacleFC 8 can be found HERE.

The Witherspoon Family and Legacy will be on display this Saturday night at Riverwinds in West Deptford, NJ

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West Deptford, New Jersey (July 10, 2014)On October 30, 1979, Tim Witherspoon scored a 1st round knockout over Joe Adams in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.  Witherspoon went on to fight a memorable battle with Larry Holmes and then go on to become a two-ime Heavyweight champion of the world.
Witherspoon’s legacy still is going strong today as his cousin Chazz Witherspoon and some Tim Jr. both have carved out solid professional careers of their own.
Both Chazz and Tim Jr. will be in the ring this Saturday night at Riverwinds in West Deptford, NJ when Silver Spoon Promotions makes its promotional debut.
Chazz (30-3, 22 KO’s) takes on Tyabb Beale (9-4-1, 3 KO’s) in the eight round Heavyweight main event while Tim Jr. (10-4-1, 2 KO’s) takes on Jeff Lentz (3-0, 1 KO) in a 6-round Welterweight co-feature.
When asked about this special event and being able to fight on the same card as his cousin, Chazz Witherspoon said, “It is a great opportunity for the Legacy of the Witherspoon’s to continue.  Big Tim is helping Tim Jr. out and fans will be able to see all of us on Saturday.  I am looking forward to being able to share the card with Tim Jr. and have Tim Sr. in attendance.”
“I am looking forward to fighting on the same card as Chazz,”  Said Tim Witherspoon Jr.
“I couldn’t do this without my father and it is a good opportunity for our family.  One thing I always wanted to do is fight on the same card as my dad.  He was just finishing up as I was starting so this is the next best thing.”
“I have been focusing on my own fight and I am looking forward to getting back in the ring as I have been off since January.  I know Jeff Lentz is coming to win.  He may be undefeated but he knows he is the underdog.  I know he has a true warrior spirit and It will be a competitive fight.  I am looking to put on a good show for the fans and I hope everyone has a good time.” Finished Tim Jr., who is trained by his uncle Steve Witherspoon.
 
In Four round bouts:

Kevin Womack Jr. (4-5-1, 2 KO’s) takes on Anthony Prescott (3-3-1, 1 KO) of Cherry Hill, New Jersey in a Welterweight bout.

Welterweight Nick Valiere of Forked River, New Jersey will make his pro debut when he takes on Jamil Gadsden (0-5) of Brighten, NJ.
Middleweight Matthew Gonzalez of Vineland, NJ will make his pro debut against Rafael Machado (0-1) of Philadelphia

Louis Cream (3-0) of Camden, NJ will fight Malik Jackson (0-3-3) of Newark, NJ in a Jr. Middleweight bout. 
Tickets are on sale now for $105 (ringside), $65 (Reserved) and $45 (General Admission) and can be purchased at Riverwinds Community Center (856-251-0990), Big Spoon (856-472-0443), Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and Don’s Barber Shop (856-423-2800)

 
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