After 28-month layoff, undefeated lightweight Angel Ocasio returns this Saturday at Harrahs Philadelphia

Chester, PA (April 24, 2015)–TOMORROW NIGHT!!, April 25, boxing returns to Harrahs Philadelphia with a terrific card promoted by King’s Promotions and XFE.

In the main event, undefeated lightweight Omar Douglas will see action in an six-round bout when he now fights former world title challenger Daniel Attah (28-19-1, 11 KO’s) of Washington, D.C.

In one of the anticipated undercard bouts, undefeated lightweight Angel Ocasio (7-0-2, 2 KO’s) will take on tough veteran Justin Johnson in a bout scheduled for six rounds.

It was just over two years ago when Ocasio, considered a rising prospect in Philadelphia, was last in the ring as he stopped Esteban Rodriguez in two rounds on December 8, 2012.

“I took the time off and found the lord and got married,”said the 25 year-old Ocasio.

“It was a much needed time off. I helped me realize that there are more important things then to just be a boxer. I know there that there other things as boxing is just temporarily. If boxing wasn’t here, I would still be the same guy. ”

Ocasio knows that he has a talent in the ring and after that hiatus, he didn’t find much problem getting back into the swing of things.

“The training aspect was not that difficult. I am good with weight and the running was good. I guess the only thing that needed time was my timing. But i got in great work with (undefeated lightweight) Milton Santiago Jr. and it came back nicely.”

Ocasio didn’t pick an easy customer for his comeback opponent in Johnson. Johnson’s record reads just 6-7-4 but he has wins over four undefeated prospect plus respect Philly fighter Hasan Young.

“Justin is tough. He defeated four undefeated fighters and I am sure he prepares well. Just by fighting a guy with that kind of record does not win fights. He is an experienced fighter so I know it will be a good fight.”

“I look to be very active for the rest of the year. I am looking for five total fights in 2015. Maybe two more six-round bouts and my goal is to be fighting eight round fights by the end of the year. I think I am about eight fights away from being one of those television fights that will get me to the top level.”

The well-spoken Ocasio is emphatic that despite his time away, he will soon be a big name in the sport.

“I am back. I am coming for what’s mine. The people who have been doubting me for a long time can still get on and join the team!”

In an eight-round bout, Javonte Starks (11-0, 7 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN. will take Jeremiah Wiggins (10-3-1, 5 KO’s) of Newport News, VA in a welterweight bout..

Also in six-round bouts:

Kyrone Davis (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Wilmintond, DE will take on Carlos Garcia (7-13-1, 7 KO’s) of Puerto Rico in a Super Middleweight bout.

Adam Kownacki (8-0, 8 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will try to keep his perfect knockout streak going when he fights Randy Easton (3-6-1, 3 KO’s) of Sunbury, PA in a heavyweight bout.

Stephen Fulton (4-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will fight Jamal Parram (7-10-1, 5 KO’s) of St. Louis, MO in a featherweight bout.

Former U.S. Olympian, Raynell Williams (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Cleveland, OH will square off with Alfred Hall (4-8-2, 2 KO’s) of Jackson, Michigan in a lightweight bout.

In four-round bouts:

Christpher Brooker (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA take on Maurice Amaro (2-8, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA in a super middleweight bout.

Stephan Shaw (3-0, 3 KO’s) of St. Louis, MO will battle Zachary Bunce (2-1, 1 KO) of Las Vegas, NV in a heavyweight bout.

Earl Newman (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will fight Julio Garcia (6-8-3, 3 KO’s) of Rincon, PR in a light heavyweight bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing cost $100, $75 and $50 and can be purchased by calling 610-587-5950 or www.hboxing.eventbrite.com

Kyrone Davis looks to shut down Carlos Garcia this Saturday at Harrahs Philadelphia

Omar Douglas takes on former world title challenger Daniel Attah in main event plus undefeated, Angel Ocasio, Christopher Brooker, Earl Newman, Stephan Shaw, Adam Kownacki, Stephen Fulton, Jovontae Starks and Raynell Williams
Chester, PA (April 23 2015)–This Saturday night, April 25, boxing returns to Harrahs Philadelphia with a terrific card promoted by King’s Promotions and XFE.

In the main event, undefeated lightweight Omar Douglas will see action in an six-round bout when he now fights former world title challenger Daniel Attah (28-19-1, 11 KO’s) of Washington, D.C.

In the co-feature bout, undefeated super middleweight Kyrone “Shut it Down” Davis will look to remain perfect when he takes on veteran Carlos Garcia in a bout scheduled for six rounds.

Davis of Wilmington, Delaware will be making his second start of 2015 as he is coming off six-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Garcia on January 31 in Philadelphia.

“Training has gone real well. I have been doing a lot of roadwork and I feel good,” said the 20-year old Davis.

In Garcia, he is facing a tested fighter who has been in the ring with eleven undefeated fighters including Michael Anderson. Jermell Charlo, Charles Hatley, Lanard Lane, Jonel Tapia, Yordenis Ugas, Glen Tapia, Daniel Rosario and in his last bout when he was stopped in five rounds

“I don’t know too much about him other than he has about 20 fights and he is six-feet tall.”

After a great amateur career, Davis is continuing to learn and grow into the professional ranks.

“I have been learning patience, timing and ring generalship. I am getting comfortable without using the headgear and fighting with the smaller gloves and creating my identity as a fighter.”

This will be the second consecutive fight in the Philadelphia area for Davis as Harrahs Philadelphia is just up I-95 from Davis’ Wilmington home.

“I like that everyone can come see me fight. Other than that I just go about my business and prepare like any other fight.”

Davis believes that he will be ready for bigger stages in the next year.

“We are progressing. We are hoping for a television spot later in the year. I just want everyone to come out and support us on Saturday. I will shut it down like I always do and put on a great show.”

Said Davis’ adviser Stephen Edwards, “Kyrone is progressing great. He has has 20 round of professional experience and he has not lost any of them, He is right on schedule and is getting used to the professional ranks.”

In an eight-round bout, Javonte Starks (11-0, 7 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN. will take Jeremiah Wiggins (10-3-1, 5 KO’s) of Newport News, VA in a welterweight bout..

Also in six-round bouts:

Angel Ocasio (7-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Justin Johnson (6-7-4) of Pittsburgh, PA in a Jr. welterweight bout.

Adam Kownacki (8-0, 8 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will try to keep his perfect knockout streak going when he fights Randy Easton (3-6-1, 3 KO’s) of Sunbury, PA in a heavyweight bout.

Stephen Fulton (4-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will fight Jamal Parram (7-10-1, 5 KO’s) of St. Louis, MO in a featherweight bout.

Former U.S. Olympian, Raynell Williams (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Cleveland, OH will square off with Alfred Hall (4-8-2, 2 KO’s) of Jackson, Michigan in a lightweight bout.

In four-round bouts:

Christpher Brooker (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA take on Maurice Amaro (2-8, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA in a super middleweight bout.

Stephan Shaw (3-0, 3 KO’s) of St. Louis, MO will battle Zachary Bunce (2-1, 1 KO) of Las Vegas, NV in a heavyweight bout.

Earl Newman (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will fight Julio Garcia (6-8-3, 3 KO’s) of Rincon, PR in a light heavyweight bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing cost $100, $75 and $50 and can be purchased by calling 610-587-5950 or www.hboxing.eventbrite.com

Omar Douglas to take on Jose Angel Beranza this Saturday night at Harrahs Philadelphia

Chester, PA (April 22, 2015)–This Saturday night, April 25, boxing returns to Harrahs Philadelphia with a terrific card promoted by King’s Promotions and XFE.

In the main event, undefeated lightweight Omar Douglas will see action in an six-round bout when he takes on 70-fight veteran Jose Angel Beranza (36-32-2, 28 KO’s) of Tepito, Mexico.

Douglas of Wilmington, Delaware has a record of 13-0 with ten knockouts. He turned pro on May 27, 2011 with a 3rd round disqualification victory over Eric Hall.

Douglas won the NABA USA Super Featherweight title with a 2nd round stoppage over Jean Javier Soto. Douglas also has a quality win with a 8-round unanimous decision over Jesse Carradine (8-2-2). In his last bout, Douglas scored an explosive first round stoppage over Osnel Charles on December 5, 2014 at Harrahs Philadelphia.

“Training camp has been great. I started preparing for this fight as soon as the last fight was over. I have been sparring with the best fighters in the area. When I started my camp, I was only seven pounds over the contract weight,”said Douglas.

Douglas knows very little about Ortiz.

“I really only know that he is from Mexico and he has a pretty decent record.”

This will be the first time that Douglas headlines in his home region and he not about to have any of the distractions to go with that.

“I take it in stride. I consider it just another day at the office. The only difference is that I am closing the show.”

This being his 14th pro fight, Douglas is now rounding into a situation where he knows what he has to do to continue to get better.

“I have been very responsible with my defense. I always knew I had a pro style. It was my late trainer Lewis Lum who told me I was better suited to become a professional world champion than an Olympic gold medal winner.”

Douglas sees himself continuing to grow and fighting on more high profile platforms as the year progresses.

“I see myself on bigger cards. I am with Al Haymon so to fight on a PBC card is a goal for the year. By the end of the year, I should be considered a hot prospect and I should get in three or four more fights that should put my name out more.”

Douglas finished by saying, “On April 25, expect a show. I will be smart and put everything together. I train for every opponent like they are the best. Once it all comes together it will be lights out!!”

In a six-round co-feature, Kyrone Davis (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Wilmington, DE will fight Carlos Garcia (7-13-1, 7 KO’s) of Aguada, PR in a super middleweight bout.

In an eight-round bout, Javonte Starks (11-0, 7 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN. will take Jeremiah Wiggins (10-3-1, 5 KO’s) of Newport News, VA in a welterweight bout..

Also in six-round bouts:

Angel Ocasio (7-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Justin Johnson (6-7-4) of Pittsburgh, PA in a Jr. welterweight bout.

Adam Kownacki (8-0, 8 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will try to keep his perfect knockout streak going when he fights Randy Easton (3-6-1, 3 KO’s) of Sunbury, PA in a heavyweight bout.

Stephen Fulton (4-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will fight Jamal Parram (7-10-1, 5 KO’s) of St. Louis, MO in a featherweight bout.

Former U.S. Olympian, Raynell Williams (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Cleveland, OH will square off with Jose Del Valle (4-10-3) of Corozal, PR in a lightweight bout.

In four-round bouts:

Christpher Brooker (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA take on Maurice Amaro (2-8, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA in a super middleweight bout.

Stephan Shaw (3-0, 3 KO’s) of St. Louis, MO will battle Zachary Bunce (2-1, 1 KO) of Las Vegas, NV in a heavyweight bout.

Earl Newman (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will fight Julio Garcia (6-8-3, 3 KO’s) of Rincon, PR in a light heavyweight bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing cost $100, $75 and $50 and can be purchased by calling 610-587-5950 or www.hboxing.eventbrite.com

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents Cagezilla FC on TCN, CSN Comcast, DISH, DirecTV, FiOS & U-Verse

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN), COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN), DISH, DIRECTV, AT&T U-VERSE AND VERIZON FIOS
GFL PRESENTS “CAGEZILLA FC” BEGINNING April 6

April 3, 2015

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing as Cagezilla FC presents another show stopper with Cagezilla FC featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights emanating from Ashburn, Virginia. This event will showcase the top regional MMA stars in the Mid-Atlantic region as CFC presents another hard-hitting event anchored by multiple title fights!

Ashburn, Virginia, March 2, 2015 – OO Fights, the Washington, D.C.-metropolitan area’s most established and respected Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion company, is pleased to announce its newest project, Cagezilla Fighting Championship, featuring the Main Event, a Flyweight (125 lbs.) Championship Title Fight, three other Championship Title Fights and 14 other top-notch MMA fights at its next production:

At the newly expanded and renovated Silver Eagle Group in front of a huge crowd of roaring fight fans, George Billy will enter the Cage against Todd Holshouser for a chance to battle for the Flyweight Championship. These incredibly tough and talented fighters are two of the area’s top Flyweight prospects.

Billy, was a former VA high school state champ is now a top MMA prospect. He is highly skilled in all disciplines of MMA but is an outstanding wrestler that was tough to find an opponent for. He trains with local Professional MMA fighter Brent Hess in Bailey’s Crossroads, VA.

His worthy adversary, the very tough Todd Holshouser, is a highly disciplined and well-rounded fighter. He is coached by the very well respected David Morris in Charlottesville, VA.

If this bout is anything like their last battles, this bout between these warriors is destined to become one for the ages in the MMA world and is not to be missed!

The fight card for March 21st will also feature three additional and exciting Championship Title matches.

In the Light Heavyweight division, Middleweight Champ Scott Noble of Ground Control will go for a Title in a SECOND weightclass against, Mike Desantos of Freedom MMA. Scott has the notoriety of being the fighter with “The Head Kick Hear ‘Round the World” as we call it. Scott delivered a 7 second Head Kick KO to Francis Grant in our event in December 2012 that is still popular today, including being voted “KO of the Week” on cagepotato.com, “Best Head Kick KO of All Time” on worldstarhiphop.com and has been seen by millions around the world. These are two phenoms to watch.

A battle of UNDEFEATED fighters will be featured in our Bantamweight Title match. Roque Zapata, who trains under Eric Zamora, will defend his Bantamweight Title belt against MMA Institute’s Shaun Spath, who boasts an 8-0-0 record and was our Flyweight Title Holder until vacating when he moved up to Bantamweight.

Undefeated Lightweight Champ Tevin Cooke of MMA Institute puts his belt on the line versus former Welterweight Champ Raz Syan. Syan recently won his first battle at 155 after dropping from 170 after losing to current Welterweight Champ Esrom Montesino. Raz won his Welterweight Belt in August at the DC Convention center versus Jay Bee and was featured on Inside MMA for putting a huge hematoma on Jay’s forehead in that battle.

Not to be left out are more than 20 other well-trained and dangerous MMA fighters, who will enter the Cage to punch, kick, elbow and grapple each other into submission for the glory of victory and entertainment of the fans of Cagezilla Fighting Championship!

Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Monday, April 6 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Wednesday, April 8 at 8:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Friday, April 10 at 9:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Friday, April 10 at 10:00pm
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Saturday, April 11 at 1:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, April 11 at 11:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, April 12 at 3:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, April 11 at 4:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, April 12 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing Cagezilla FC in the weeks and months to follow. In addition, close to 25 cable and satellite systems carry CSN including Dish, DirecTV, AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS.

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
4/6: Cagezilla Fighting Championship (MMA)
4/13: Broadway Boxing: Rafael “Dynamite” Vazquez v Joseph Rios (boxing)
4/20: GPG 19 (MMA)

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.

AFC 115 Preview

April 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Alaska’s #1 MMA promotion returns to GFL as Alaska Fighting Championship presents “AFC 115” emanating from the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska on April 15. MMA fans, this pro/am card is stacked featuring the top up and coming prospects inside the state of Alaska. AFC is the premier MMA organization in the Last Frontier State with several alums moving on to the UFC and AFC continues to produce high quality MMA events comparable to any regional organization across the U.S.

In the main event, for the AFC Women’s Flyweight Championship, Nikki Knudsen (2-2) takes on Michelle Young (1-0). Knudsen has 2 first round stoppages in the first round. Knudsen fights with a high risk-high reward style and has never been to a decision. In her last fight, she gave UFC bantamweight newcomer Holly Holm all she could handle for 2 rounds. Now fighting at her natural weight, Knudsen is looking to make some serious waves in the flyweight division and brings a decided experience advantage into the championship bout. Young has a first round submission win in her debut and has shown an ability to submit high level grapplers. If Young can get the fight to the mat early, it could be a short night.

In the co-main event, for the AFC Middleweight Title, Garrett Morrison (2-0) battles Maika Grant (4-0). Both fighters are undefeated and some will walk out of the cage with their perfect record intact and championship gold. Expect fireworks early and often. Morrison has both wins via first round KO, one ending in 8 seconds. If Morrison connects early and often, he will walk away the champion. Not to be outdone, Grant has all 4 of his wins via first round TKO. Grant can match the power of Morrison and go punch for punch with anyone in the division. This fight is sitting on a powder keg and going to explode. Expect a devastating end to the fight as someone is likely getting put to sleep.

The ladies are represented in full force in the AFC Cage for “AFC 115” in another anticipated bout, this time in the strawweight division. As Katie Halley (1-0) takes on Gabby Walker (0-0) in a matchup of two rising stars. These women are 2 of the most feared athletes in all of women’s MMA in the strawweight division. With the sport of WMMA growing every day, the winner of this bout could easily find herself in Invicta or Bellator before the end of 2015.

You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on April 15 as Alaska Fighting Championship presents “AFC 115” on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv.

Victory Combat Sports returns to midtown Manhattan with three shows this Spring New York, NY

Victory Combat Sports returns to midtown Manhattan with three shows this Spring New York, NY

(April 10, 2014) –Victory Combat Sports, New York’s premiere martial arts promotion, was the first to host a legally sanctioned amateur MMA event in New York City. On November 21, 2014 Victory became the first to ever promote an MMA event at Madison Square Garden. That show was also the largest martial arts show in state-history, with over 4,000 fans in attendance.

The promotion has kicked off the 2015 season by announced three dates for this Spring. The first show (Victory VIII) will feature both Muay Thai and amateur Mixed Martial Arts contests and will take place on April 10, 2015 at The Hall (10 Columbus Avenue). Victory IX and Victory X are both scheduled for May of 2015.

The 2015 Finale event for the “The Road to The Garden.” is slated to return to the Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 20th.

According to Victory President and matchmaker Eddie Cuello “Victory fans will be treated to three title fights on this show and at least two title fights at Victory IX and X. We’re looking to crown as many worthy champs as we can and treat the fans to some of the best Muay Thai and MMA in the northeast.”

Victory CEO Kevin Lillis stated, “We’re excited to be able to produce these shows within a block of Columbus Circle. This will help give these athletes and the sport we love the exposure it deserves.”

The stacked Victory VIII card will feature three title matches- including Victory Combat Sports 105lbs Champion and USKA International Champion Gianna Smith-Cuello, coming off her win at MSG to defend her USKA 105 lb title against local fan-favorite Kit Fung. NJ Mac from Blade Fist Muay Thai is coming off winning the WKA title surviving through multiple challengers. At

Victory VIII he will square up with Canadian Amin Almelik from Warrior Muay Thai camp for the 147 lb title. Finally Welterweight Champ Robert Ovalle from Class One MMA in Brooklyn is finally recovered from his knee injury and eager to defend his title against Eric Taylor, who had an impressive performance at MSG against Bernardo Cano- the same opponent Ovalle beat to win the title in April 2014.

Also on the card, Muay Thai phenom Prairie Rugilo returns to action against hard-hitting Canadian Tiffany Cass and Codie Payne from American Top Team Whitestone takes on Jesus Morales from Mantra MMA. Signature Marketing Partners for ‘Victory VII’ include Sailor Jerry, Tullamore DEW,and In Fight Style. Tickets start at just $45 and are available at www.ticketfly.com locations, at Muay Thai and MMA gyms throughout NY, NJ, and PA. Victory VIP ticket packages are also available via www.VictoryCombatSports.com, along with the full fight card, fighter information, and other exciting content.

Full Card:

105 lb USKA Women’s Muay Thai Title- Gianna Cuello-Smith (5 Points Academy) vs Kit Fung (Queens MMA) 147 lb Victory MT Title – NJ Mac (Blade Fist Muay Thai) vs Amin Almelik (Warrior Muay Thai) 170 lb Victory MMA Title – Champ Robert Ovalle defends against Cire Taylor Prairie Rugilo (Girl Fight) vs Tiffany Cass (Krudar Muay Thai) Codie Payne (ATT Whitestone) vs Jesus Morales (Mantra MMA) Valeria Cardozo (Monster Muay Thai Arizona) vs Giovanna Wood (Sitan Gym Long Island) 115 lbs

Jeanette Esposito (CROM Physical Culture) vs Kyla Hachay (Kalsamrit Gym Canada) 115 lbs

Diego Jagessar (Striking 101) vs Josh Santos (Stockade MMA)

Matt McCullough (Wellington Muay Thai) vs Marlon Wiprud (Class One MMA, Brooklyn, NY) 190 lbs MT

Kyle McShane (Toronto Kickboxing & Muay Thai) vs Rohan Dalton (Renzo Gracie NYC) 170 lbs

Brandon Medina (ECUBJJ) vs Westley Chow (Renzo Gracie NYC) 125 lbs

Arthur Bartosiewicz (C3 Athletics) vs Travis Hassang (ATT Whitestone)

About Victory Combat Sports:

Victory includes partners with extensive experience in fight promotion, matchmaking, film production and directing, hospitality, branding and advertising, politics, photography, marketing, finance, and fine dining. Victory’s operations team has produced over 50 boxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing and MMA events in six states (including Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Washington State), including events at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Beacon Theatre, Jacob Javits Center and Bally’s Hotel & Casino (Atlantic City). Layered into the group are hospitality executives that will focus on improving the guest experience with better food and beverage service, better music and lighting designs, and overall more “fan-friendly” events that make the events a lot more fun and showcase our sponsors better. Finally, the team includes an experienced production team that will provide high-quality video and audio production to allow our fans who are unable to attend the ability to remain on their couch and feel like they are sitting cage or Ring-side.

5 title fights at ROC 51 on 6/5

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Courtesy of mixedmartialarts.com

Lou Neglia brings his premier mixed martial arts promotion, Ring of Combat, which has sent over 90 professional fighters to the UFC, back with its 51st installment, featuring five title fights from the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“It feels good to be back with another stellar card of very talented mixed martial art fighters,” said Neglia. “Don’t miss the opportunity to see five championship fights featuring the ROC champions in their most competitive bouts.”

Fight fans will be able to watch Ring of Combat 51 live from the comfort of their own home, which begins at 8:30pm, thanks to Ring of Combat’s partnership with Go Fight Live.

Ring of Combat has made a name for itself unlike any other MMA promotion by being the platform that launched the careers of UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, former UFC champion Matt Serra, along with Frankie Edgar, Al Iaquinta, Uriah Hall, Costas Philippou, Edson Barboza, Ryan Laflare.

“This is an opportunity to see Ring of Combat fighters in what could possibly be their last fight with Ring of Combat before they break out to global stardom,” said Lou Neglia.

Set to return for action at Ring of Combat 51 is the the highly regarded and current undefeated Ring of Combat bantamweight champion, Julio Arce (7-0) of Queens, NY, who puts his title on the line for the third time against Ontario’s Mike Imperato (7-1) who is on a four-fight win streak.

Coming off an impressive title winning first round KO, Oluwale “Holy War Angel” Bamgbose (4-0) of New York, NY returns to take on his toughest challenge yet as he looks to defend his Ring of Combat middleweight title against MMA vet, Mike Stewart (9-6).

In a battle of the undefeated, newly crowned Ring of Combat welterweight champion Randy “Rude Boy” Brown (3-0) will take on Vlad Popovskiy (3-0) for Ring of Combat gold.

Former NCAA Division I wrestling champion and four-time All American, Gregor Gillespie (4-0) of Wantagh, NY will take on battle tested George “Lights Out” Sheppard (15-10) of Newport News, Va for the Ring of Combat regional lightweight title.

Coming of a spectacular first round win at Ring of Combat 50, Mike Santiago (13-9) returns to defend his Ring Of Combat regional featherweight title against the very dangerous Mervin Rodriguez (7-8-1).

The Ring of Combat 51 non title bouts are:
Nick Pace (6-3) vs Robert Walker (4-4)
Kyle Cerminara (3-0) vs Azamat Murzakanov (1-0)
Max Bohanan (3-0) vs TBD
Pat Defranco (4-3-1) vs Lashawn Alcocks (4-3)
Frank Buenafuente (2-3) vs Tim Dooling (0-1)
Michael Elshamy (2-1) vs Shedrick Goodridge (6-8)
Anthony Genovese (5-2) vs Meshack Adams(12-2)
Karl Roberson (3-0) vs Chike Obi (1-0).

(CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Ring of Combat 51 will take place June 5th at the world famous Tropicana Casino and Resort showroom.

Doors @ 8:00 PM / Fights @ 8:30 PM.

Tickets are priced reasonably between $50 and $125 and can be purchased at the Ring of Combat website, the Tropicana Box Office or any TicketMaster outlets.

This is sure to be another sell-out event, so get your tickets TODAY!

Visit www.gfl.tv where you can purchase the live online stream of ROC 51.

Asylum Fight League 48 Preview

March 31, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Asylum Fight League is back with its latest installment “Asylum Fight League 48” on April 11 from the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This 12-bout card will feature some of the top prospects on the East Coast.

For the 161lb Championshp, Cesar Balmaceda (4-1) battles Juan Galarza (5-1). Balmaceda is a well-rounded fighter with solid wrestling and grappling and high volume striking and looks to defend his AFL title once again. Balmaceda can end a fight with either hand and will be looking to throw leather from the opening bell. These two athletes will go full throttle in their matchup as gold is on the line. Galarza is also a strong wrestler and can usually get the fight to the mat whenever he wants to. Galarza is a submission master with 4 wins coming via tapout. Galarza has KO power in both hands and will look to make this a shootout from the opening bell.

In other action, in a light heavyweight battle, Adam Atiyeh (8-6) takes on Patrick Egbert (3-2). Atiyeh has held a title with a previous organization in the past and is one of the top technical fighters on the East Coast. Atiyeh has never been stopped in his career and has a chin made of granite. Expect Atiyeh to mix up his attacks and try to keep Noble off balance. Egbert is a beast in the cage as he has been able to impose his will on his opponents round after round. Egbert has KO power in both hands and lets them fly early and often. Egbert is also a durable wrestler with strong takedowns and top control. Egbert will be cutting down from heavyweight for this fight so he should have a strength advantage when the cage door closes.

Travis Spadafora (3-4) fights Tyler Feist (2-3) in what is sure to be a barnburner. Spadafora has a 47 second win via guillotine choke and has shown an ability to steal the show, because of his fighting style. Spadafora has a solid grappling game, with great takedown defense and can mix up his striking with combos from both his fists and feet. Feist has plied his tried up and down the East Coast with some of the most reputable organizations. Feist fights with a high risk-high reward style that has endeared him to tons and tons of fans. Feist is also a grinder and likes to impose his presence on his opponent round after round. Look for a dogfight in this matchup.

“Asylum Fight League 48” comes to you live and direct on April 11. With this mega card you can be sure there will be plenty of knockouts, submissions and great fights. Don’t miss this exciting event which has become a proving ground for some of the top fighters in the North East. If you can’t be there live, the only way to see this show is to order it exclusively through the GFL Combat Sports Network at GFL.tv.

After hitting rock-bottom, Tim Hague now aimed at crushing jaws on way back to top

By: Mike Bohn March 27, 2015 MMA Junkie

More than eight years and 28 fights into his pro MMA career, Tim Hague said he’s finally prepared to meet his potential.

Hague found success early in his career under the King of the Cage banner. He won the organization’s heavyweight title as part of 10 wins in his first 11 pro fights.

He then received the call to make his UFC debut at UFC 98 in May 2009 and would submit Pat Barry in the first round. Unfortunately after that point, his career went into a backslide that only now – nearly six years later – can he say he’s recovered.

Hague spent much of recent years trying to rediscover his groove. He suffered three-straight losses under the UFC banner and was cut from the organization in May 2010. After that, he failed to register more than two consecutive wins and went 6-8 in a 14-fight stretch.

That’s until roughly the mid-way point of 2014. Hague realized he wasn’t happy with his win-one, lose-one pattern. To buck that trend, he rededicated himself to the sport and the lifestyle that goes along with it. Now he’s won three straight.

Hague (19-9) has won his past three fights by knockout and hopes he can make it four straight when he challenges Tanner Boser (6-0) for the Unified MMA heavyweight title at Unified MMA 22. The event takes place on Friday at Mirage Banquet Hall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and is available via online pay-per-view at GFL.tv.

Full Story – http://mmajunkie.com/2015/03/after-hitting-rock-bottom-tim-hague-now-aimed-at-crushing-jaws-on-way-back-to-top

Order Event – http://www.gfl.tv/event/Fight/MMA/Unified-MMA-22/2745

Jeremy Horn: ‘I’ll Be In The Gym Until The Day I Die’- EXCLUSIVE

By: Ryan C. Miller | @ryancmiller1630, BJPenn.com

If you look up Jeremy Horn on the Internet, you’ll likely find that his MMA record is listed as 91-21-5. Yes, that’s 117 total fights. It’s seems like such a ridiculous number, even for someone who has been fighting as long as Horn, which is somewhere around nineteen years. The crazier part is that according to the Nebraska born fighter, that number is wrong and the amount of total fights is probably somewhere around 160ish.

“I started training long before the majority of MMA sanctioning bodies and websites recording them were around,” said Horn when asked about the number.

The 39-year-old fighter is gearing up for his next fight (118, 160 something, who cares) and recently spoke with BJPENN.COM.

Make sure you guys tune into Horn’s fight this Saturday, Mar. 28 at Sugar Creek Showdown 25: Apocalypse. The fights can be streamed online at GFL.tv.

Full Story – http://www.bjpenn.com/jeremy-horn/

Order Event – http://www.gfl.tv/event/Fight/MMA/Sugar-Creek-Showdown-25-Apocalypse/2783

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