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Bounded Fist returns to GFL ready to deliver a great night of Muay Thai action with “Bounded Fist Muay Thai 5” on March 22 live at Arizona Event Center in Mesa, Arizona. The stacked 17-bout card is going to feature the top stars in the region as they put their honor on display inside the ring with championship titles also at stake.
In the main event, for the USMTA 132 lb Dual State Title (AZ & NV), Jason Davis (5-1) from Best Muay Thai in Arizona battles Armin Eusebio (5-0) of Alliance Muay Thai in Nevada. Davis is an accurate striker who chooses his spots well throughout a fight. He relies on pinpoint accuracy and is able to build up a lead that he rarely ever loses. Eusebio throws an assortment of combos as he is always looking to take the advantage in the ring from the opening round. Eusebio is a feared striker that also has KO power and has never tasted defeat so this fight looks to be a cross border barnburner.
In the co-main event, for the USMTA 155 lb Arizona State Title, Gary Lopez (3-1) of Seage MMA fights Maiward Anwary (4-1) of Best Muay Thai. Lopez is ready to bring home gold in this scrap. He is a brawler with an iron chin and never backs down. Lopez is happy to traded strike for strike as he loves to stand in the pocket and bang. Anwary likes to attack from different angles and mix up his strikes going low with leg kicks and high with hooks and straights. Expect this contrast in style to equal a very exciting matchup.
In another title fight, the Women’s USMTA 128 lb Dual State Title (AZ & NM) will be up for grabs as Brianna Frazier (2-3) from Best Muay Thai in Arizona battles Janaska Bigley (2-0) from Albuquerque Kickboxing in New Mexico. Frazier looks to take home the title as well as bring her Muay Thai record to .500. Frazier is a scrappy fighter who has tons of cardio and continues to fight until the final bell. Bigley is not only undefeated in Muay Thai, but also has an unblemished record in boxing and kickboxing. Bigley is highly touted from New Mexico and comes to Arizona looking to dominate another state. Expect these women to hold nothing back as they go for gold.
Don’t miss this awesome card. Order now to see the science of the eight limbs as “Bounded Fist Muay Thai 5” is sure to bring down the house in the sweltering Arizona night. If you can’t be there live on March 22, do the next best thing and watch the fights via iPPV on gfl.tv.
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“Coronation: A Decade of Impact” has finally arrived. It is not only the biggest iPPV of the year for IZW, but the biggest event of all time for the Lawton, Oklahoma based organization. On March 15, this year’s “Coronation” celebrates ten years of wrestling excellence for the #1 Independent promotion in the country. Every IZW title is at stake and with so much riding on the line, you can’t afford to miss this event if you are a wrestling fan. Order now!
In the main event, IZW Champion Johnny Z puts his title on the line in an Impact Chamber Match against nine other men. Double D, Kevin Morgan, Copycat, Damon Windsor, Striker, O’Malley, Randy Price, Brad Michaels and Soto Miyagi. This will be Z’s toughest test to date in his one-year title reign as Z will be the #1 entrant into the Chamber. Z’s arch nemesis Double D is set for #2. After that, wrestlers will trickle in until the Impact Chamber is full of 10 of the top wrestlers on the Independent scene. This match is unpredictable and every wrestler is a real threat to win the title. Expect the unexpected as you can never predict what will happen when these men go to war.
Also scheduled, IZW Tag Team Champions What Wrestling Should Be (Jermaine Johnson & Jordan Jacobs) take on Team Bull (Bronze Bull & Brass Bull) in a TLC Match. If WWSB is victorious, TB has to disband as a team forever. All four of these men have been to hell and back with one another in their tenure with IZW and this bout promises to up the ante once again. On paper, this match looks to be an early candidate for MOTY. Don’t blink as you are likely to see something you have never witness in a wrestling ring before.
In a match that is sure to bring the pain, IZW Impact Division Champion Drake Gallows takes on Angel Camacho in a Dog Collar Chain Match. Camacho and Gallows have been on a collision course since they stepped foot in IZW. This bout promises to add another notch to their ongoing feud. Both men are unpredictable in the ring and adding a dog collar chain into the mix is going to only add to the level of violence that these men have a flair for. Who is tougher, Gallows or Camacho? On March 15 the world is going to find out.
IZW Queen Miss Diss Lexia defends her title in a Triple Threat Crown on a Pole Match against IZW rookie Paige Turner and Angel Blue. A Pole Match adds a new element to these three women’s ongoing feud. MDL is a free spirit and her creativity in the ring will have room to work with the added device. This will be the biggest match in Turner’s young career and the only question is will she rise to the occasion or wilt under the pressure? Blue is the wildcard as she is always innovating something new and you can bet she will pull out all the stops in her quest to become the new Queen of IZW. On the biggest stage of the year, which woman will rise to the top and claim her destiny?
IZW Co-owner Jeff Wolfenbarger battles Mark Wilson in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. Both men have the heart of a lion and the fight of a pit bull. There’s no telling what is going to happen as these men battle throughout the Impact Arena. Fans are sure to get an up close and personal experience with this match. Both men have a hatred for one another that you rarely come across in today’s world. On March 15, they are going to settle their differences by any means necessary.
No other wrestling organization on the Independent landscape carves out as much new content as IZW. Developed and cultivated in the Sooner State, IZW is second to none. Be there for every bump, bruise and jaw-dropping moment all of which have made IZW recognized around the world.
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Sparta Combat League returns on GFL with “The Undisputed”, a stacked MMA card on March 22 from the Grizzly Rose in Denver, Colorado. This event promises to be full speed from bell to bell as these pros and amateurs will do battle in the cage.
In a pro welterweight fight, Josh Goldberger (4-3) battles Alonso Garcia (2-0). Goldberger won his last fight via first round submission and has never been stopped in his career. Goldberger has punishing strikes and his ground game, especially off his back, is phenomenal. Garcia has never tasted defeat and tries to keep that streak going against the toughest challenge of his career. Garcia has KO power in each hand and throws punches in bunches and with bad intentions. Look for Garcia to try and score on the outside at first to stay away from Goldberger’s ground game. This will be a chess match between these two gladiators who come into the cage with very different game plans.
In a pro flyweight battle, Aaron Trujillo (0-1) fights Zac Riley (0-1). Trujillo is looking for his first win as a pro after dropping his debut. Trujillo only lost once as an amateur and proved to have a very respectable submission and striking game. Look for Trujillo to get back to his old ways and let his hands fly from the opening bell and if the fight hits the mat, he will be going for submission after submission. Riley finds himself in the same position as Trujillo looking for the first win of his young pro career. Riley dropped a decision in a super fight earlier this year but is looking to even his record to .500 as a pro after amassing a terrific record as an amateur. Riley is grappling specialist and will look to test Trujillo’s ground game early and often.
Scheduled to compete, Randy Rowland (2-0) takes on Ben Lugo (5-3) in a featherweight scrap. Rowland has KO power in both hands and brings nonstop cardio into the cage. Rowland very rarely loses a round because of his determination and strong will that always keeps him on the offensive. Lugo has only gone to a decision one time in 8 fights and that has also been the only time he has ever been out of the first round. Lugo brings a wild fighting style into the cage where anything can happen.
Sparta Combat League is sure to bring down the house once again as they have quickly grabbed a chokehold on Mountain West MMA and this show will continue in that tradition. Order “The Undisputed”, and watch live and anytime afterwards on video on demand only on GFL.
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BlacKOut Fighting Championship returns to GFL as it presents “Kansas VS Texas” emanating from the Anderson Building in Emporia, Kansas on March 15. This event is scheduled to be a mega card with 15+ fights as BFC continues to up the ante with every show. BFC is looking at making a statement to a worldwide audience and their fighters are just as eager to prove their mettle.
The BlacKOut Fighting Championship Featherweight title will be on the line as Chuka Willis (16-5) fights Chase Nelson (2-0). Willis is 8-0 inside the BlacKOut cage and looks to extend that with a win over Nelson. Willis is a terrific wrestler and always gets his opponents to the mat. Once there, he is relentless on the ground using ground and pound and going for submissions. Willis always presses the action and prides himself on being the alpha in the cage. Look for him to come forward and put the pressure on Nelson in the early going. Nelson is a NJCAA National Champion and NCAA Division II Finalist and Midland Wrestling Champion so his wrestling will be the best Willis has ever faced in the cage and possibly even better than Willis. Nelson scored both of his wins via TKO as he was able to dominate his opponents and break their will after getting them to the mat and unleashing a series of punches which ended the fights. Expect both men to test their wrestling in the early going. Willis has the cage experience advantage and he might look to mix up his wrestling with strikes to keep Nelson at bay early.
In more championship action, for the BlacKOut Fighting Flyweight Championship, Billy Benz (10-6) takes on Demetrius Wilson (7-3) in a rematch where Benz defeated Wilson via decision in 2013. Benz is a fast starter and already has two titles to his credit and is looking for number three. Benz has won 6 in a row, 4 by stoppage and has proven that he can end a fight with his strikes or grappling. Wilson earned the title shot with a hard fought victory in his last outing and has always had a workman like approach that saw him accumulate 5 of his 7 wins via stoppage. Wilson has been training tirelessly in the gym and has revenge on his mind as he steps into the cage where gold will be going home with the winner. These two 125 lb fighters will give the fans a fight of the night when they go toe to toe.
In the middleweight division, Chance Taylor (0-2) fights Juan Martinez (2-1). Taylor is looking for the first win of his career as he has suffered two tough loses in a row. Taylor has fought at light heavyweight in the past, so the drop down to middleweight should make him a powerhouse in the division. Martinez has won 2 in a row and has shown an ability to trade punches with anyone he steps foot in the cage with. Martinez has an iron jaw and is a gritty fighter so he poses a threat to any opponent. Expect fireworks when these two start throwing the leather.
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Canada’s top MMA promotion returns as Hard Knocks Fighting presents “HK 35”, on April 25 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 13 bout pro/am card will feature many of the top up and coming superstars of the Great White North.
In the main event, in the pro ranks, in a lightweight battle Rolando Cespedes (3-1) from Fight Syndicate in Las Vegas, Nevada battles Terry Nichol (2-2) of MMA University in Calgary. Cespedes has won all 3 of his fights by stoppage and his lone loss was via decision. Cespedes comes from a strong camp and trains with some of the best fighters in the world. Look for Cespedes to come out aggressive in the opening bell and take the fight to Nichol. Nichol looks to bounce back in this fight after dropping two straight. Nichol is a gamer and none of his fights have ever gone to decision because he chooses to fight with a high risk-high reward style. Don’t blink when these two 155 lb fighters lock horns.
Pat Gionette (1-2) from Independent in Mississauga takes on Josh Griffin (2-2) from PMA Karate in Calgary in a middleweight tilt. Gionette has never been out of the second round and loves to throw punches in bunches. Look for Gionette to come out swinging and not stop until somebody gets knocked out. Griffin is just as eager to bring the fight as none of his fights have ever gone to decision either. Griffin is a grappler who goes for transition after transition which usually sets up space to pull off submissions for either him or his opponent. This fight looks to be an early candidate for fight of the night.
Former multi division amateur title holder Devon Smith (0-0) of Prestige Worldwide in La Ronge makes his pro debut at middleweight against Justin Schmit (1-1) of MMA University in Calgary. Smith jumped weight classes regularly fighting at both heavyweight and light heavyweight but has now settled in at 185 lb, making him even more dangerous in the division. All of his amateur wins came via stoppage or submission. Power in both hands, Smith loves to bring the action to his opponent and can always be found in the center of the cage ready to trade strikes. Smith is known around Canada for chopping down huge opponents in the cage. Schmit won his last fight via TKO and has proven an ability to hurt just about anyone he faces with his fists. Schmit must be careful if the fight hits the mat as that is where Smith is dangerous. Look for Schmit to keep his distance and try to score on the outside with combos.
Don’t miss this electrifying event featuring Western Canada’s finest MMA athletes as Hark Knocks Fighting presents “HK 35” on April 25 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.
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Canada’s longest running MMA show returns on April 5 as Rumble in the Cage presents “RITC 49” at the South Pavillion, Exhibition Park in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada a stacked pro/am card full of exciting bouts. Rumble in the Cage is a breeding ground for international talent and “RITC 49” will showcase some of the rising mixed martial artists across Canada.
In the main event, in a lightweight battle, Derek Boyle (11-6) battles Jose Rodriguez (7-2). Boyle is coming off a spectacular submission (strikes) victory in his last fight. Boyle is a heavy handed brawler who has won 4 times via KO. Look for Boyle to mix it up early and try and land haymakers to finish the fight in quick order. Rodriguez is on a 2 fight winning streak and his record is littered with wins via KO and submission. Rodriguez is equally effective at doing damage in the standup or on the mat. Look for Rodriguez to try and exploit his well-rounded game and mix up his attacks throughout the fight.
In another pro bout, featherweight Spencer Rohovie returns to RITC. Rohovie (11-7) is one of the most exciting fighters in the region as only one of his 18 fights have ever made it out of the first round. Don’t blink as Rohovie look’s to use his reckless and wild fighting style when he enters the cage on April 5 against an opponent TBA.
Also scheduled to compete in pro action, Josh Kitchen (5-2), Tim Tamaki (16-26-1) and Adam Kaupp (1-0), while amateurs Ben Fehr (1-1) and Miguel Tock (0-3) throw down in respective fights.
Don’t miss the latest installment as Rumble in the Cage, Western Canada’s most prolific MMA organization as it presents “RITC 49” on April 5, exclusively on GFL.tv. See the top pros and ammys in Canada fight on the toughest proving ground in the Great White North. Order it NOW!
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American Predator Fighting Championship returns on GFL.tv on April 5 from the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois with “APFC 16”. The top MMA fighters from around the Midwest will compete on this stacked 20+ card, as APFC looks to continue its rampage on GFL.
In the main event, UFC vet Damarques Johnson (16-13) battles Dan Stittgen (9-3). With over 10 fights in the UFC Octagon, Johnson has fought a who’s who of the best welterweights in the world. He takes this fight with a lot on the line as his opponent is a hungry, young lion that has never tasted defeat and who is looking to make a name for himself at Johnson’s expense. Johnson is a well-traveled, experienced fighter who has a tremendous yet underrated grappling game, learning from one of the sport’s best in Jeremy Horn and also brings with him a solid striking game with the ability to end a fight with his hands or his feet at any point. Stittgen is a submission master with 7 of his 9 wins coming via tapout. Stittgen will be looking to get the fight to the mat and isolate an arm or go for a choke. Stittgen is one of the most feared middleweights in the Midwest and brings a wealth of experience fighting top notch fighters. He’s looking to continue his winning streak at the expense of Johnson and do so in impressive fashion.
In the co-main event, former #1 UFC Contender and decorated fighter, Jeremy Horn (89-21-5) battles Dan McGlasson (10-13). Horn makes his return to the cage for the first time since 2011. Horn is one of the most respected fighters in the sport and his time inside the cage fighting against top level fighters is unprecedented. Horn looks to add yet another notch in his belt as he takes on the dangerous McGlasson. McGlasson hails from Iowa and brings a solid wrestling and grappling game into the cage. McGlasson is a fighter that always goes for broke and only 1 of his 23 fights have gone to decision. This fight has all the makings of fight of the night as both men fight with an aggressive style and look for the finish no matter where the fight goes.
Louis Taylor (9-3) fights Tom Angeloff (4-2) in other action. Taylor is a sturdy middleweight who is on a 2 fight win streak, stopping both of his opponents in the first round. Taylor is looking to make a statement and get some attention with this performance so don’t blink. Angeloff is a grappling specialist and has never been stopped. Look for these two to go toe to toe until somebody falls.
Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on April 5 as “APFC 16” brings down the house on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv. See the established and rising stars of the Midwest compete in front of some of the most avid fans. Order exclusively at GFL.tv.
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Triple A MMA V returns to GFL with “Redemption at the Rock” emanating from the Camel Rock Casino in Sante Fe, New Mexico. The 8-bout card featured 5 stoppages as some of the finest fighters in the Lone Star state squared off against one another.
In the main event, Pojoaque native Angelo “San I Warrior” Sanchez (11-5) meets Jackson-Winklejohn’s Gabriel “Moggly” Benitez (15-4). Sanchez, the one-time Bellator MMA veteran, looks to start his 2014 campaign in the win column against the hard-hitting Tijuana native Gabriel Benitez. Benitez, who by all accounts is on the fast track to the UFC when they enter into Mexico, has a 93% finishing rate in fifteen professional victories and looks to make Sanchez number sixteen.
In other action, in a No Gi Super fight, Josh Lanier takes on Quinn Mulhern. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black-Belts Quinn Mulhern (Gracie Barra-NM) and Josh Lanier (Hybrid Jiu-Jitsu) will compete in New Mexico’s first ever No-Gi Super fight. Mulhern, who recently announced his retirement from MMA action, looks to keep his competitive juices flowing by taking on fellow BJJ player Josh Lanier in a winner take all, submission only bout. Lanier, who also recently retired from MMA action, will look to cement his grappling skills within the New Mexico Combat Sports community by playing Jiu-Jitsu with the Gracie-Barra NM Professor.
In other MMA action, featherweight sluggers Andres “The Bullet” Quintana (4-1) and Derek Perez (4-2) clash in a matchup that is sure to compete for Orthrus Promotions Fight of the Night Award! Quintana, who trains with Luttrell’s MMA camp in the Rio Rancho area, will look to step back in the cage for the first time in over a year and shake off the cage rust with a win over tough Los Lunas native Derek Perez (4-2). Perez, who owns and operates Perez Fighting System, will look to play spoiler and improve his record to 5 and 2, which will no doubt place him among the next wave of top New Mexico prospects.
In the 105 lb division, Nikki Lowe (2-3) takes on Natalie Roy (0-0). Lowe is a well-rounded fighter who loves to pressure her opponent right from the opening bell. Lowe is looking to continue to climb up the ranks and a win here will raise her record to .500. Roy is making her debut and comes into the fight as an unknown. She is looking to steal the show and make everyone remember her and her fight so don’t blink when these two gladiators go to battle.
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BAMMA USA returns to GFL on March 28 as “Badbeat 12” emanates from the Commerce Casino in Commerce, California. MMA fans, this event is scheduled for several action packed bouts including a title fight as BAMMA has put West Coast MMA on notice. BAMMA USA is looking at making another statement to a worldwide audience and their fighters are just as eager to prove their toughness in the cage.
“Badbeat 12” will mark the inaugural BAMMA USA bantamweight title bout between Eric “E-Money” Winston (5-1) and Terrion “Flash” Ware (10-2). Eric Winston will make his fifth appearance in the BAMMA Cage at Badbeat 12. In his last fight, Winston recorded a submission (armbar) win over Marvin Madariaga. E-Money enters the title fight on a three fight winning streak. A word that can describe Terrion Ware’s 2013 is active. He fought six times in the past calendar year, and started off 2014 with a win over Zac Chavez this past January. The Systems Training Center product will look to add the BAMMA USA bantamweight belt to his resume and continue to build on a five-fight winning streak. The bout between Ware and Winston is a regional MMA fan’s dream. Both rising prospects continue to grab attention from bigger promotions. Ware is showing he is a finisher, with four stoppages out of his last five fights; and Winston is prepared to show his ever-evolving striking skill set will compliment his dangerous ground game. Four of his five wins have come by submission, but they’ve ranged from an armbar, rear-naked choke, triangle choke and heel hook. There will be a lot on the line for both men come March 28th.
“Badbeat 12” will also feature the return of some familiar Bamma USA faces as middleweight vet Joseph “Leonidas” Henle (9-1) steps back into the BammaCage to face Ronald Lebreton Jr. (8-8) after suffering an injury last year.
After taking his talents to The Ultimate Fighter reality show Bantamweight prospect “The Real Deal” Chris Beal (7-0) returns to face newcomer Chad Walter (3-1). Beal is looking at continuing to build his name but it will be a tough test against the gritty Walter.
Paul ‘Tall’ Karsky (6-13) faces his next challenge in MMA prospect LaTeef Williams (2-1) in a heavyweight tilt. Karsky fights with a high risk-high reward style and throws his hands with reckless abandon. Williams will have the speed advantage in the cage and need to stay out of range of Karsky’s heavy hands.
You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on March 28 with “Badbeat 12” on pay-per-view, exclusively at GFL.tv.
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Cage Fury Fighting Championships brings championship MMA to the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 22 with “CFFC 33 “. Pro MMA fighters from around the East Coast will compete on this stacked card featuring a title fight in the main event. CFFC has expanded their stranglehold on Northeast MMA as they continue to pump out one blockbuster show after another.
In the main event, for the vacant CFFC Lightweight Title, TUF Alum and Bellator veteran Marc Stevens (16-8) battles Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder (6-0). Stevens is a well-rounded fighter who is a triple threat in the sport because of his wrestling, grappling and striking. Stevens is a fighter that likes to push the pace from the opening bell and put his opponent on the defensive. Felder has made a name for himself across the region because of his willingness to throw down with anyone. Felder has a granite chin and packs KO power in both hands. Felder can fight in a phone booth as his game plan never changes as he is always looking for the knockout and crowd pleasing finish. Expect fireworks in this title fight.
Ricky Nuno (2-2) battles WSoF vet Tom Marcellino (5-2) in a lightweight scrap. Nuno has only been to a decision once in his career and fights with a high risk-high reward style that always makes his fights some of the most exciting of the night. Marcellino won his last fight via submission in the first round but usually prefers to grind away at his opponent over the course of three rounds and wear them down and dominate them in the latter half of the fight. This will be a fight with contrasting styles and looks to be a chess match that will be won or lost in the cage.
The CFFC Featherweight Title is on the line as Champion Artur Rofi (6-1) takes on Mike “Popezilla” Pope (2-0). Rofi won the belt in 2013 with a second round submission and the Renzo Gracie prodigy is looking to notch his first title defense against Pope in similar fashion. Pope is a newcomer to the professional ranks of MMA but if you include his amateur record he has amassed quite a prolific record. Pope is a tremendous wrestler with strong submissions and this fight will be action packed from bell to bell as long as it lasts.
Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on March 22 as “CFFC 33″ brings down the house on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv. See the established and rising stars on the East Coast compete in front of some of the most avid fans. Be a part of the excitement and order this iPPV from the GFL Combat Sports Network.