World Class Kickboxing Championship Review

April 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Hard hitting action returned to GFL as Dead Serious Fighting Championship, a leader in developing MMA talent, expanded its combat sports footprint into kickboxing with “World Class Kickboxing Championship” in New Jersey. The WCKC debut card was stacked featuring the top, up and coming kickboxers from some of the best gyms in the tri-state area. Don’t miss every punch, kick, knee and elbow as these fighters showed what they were made of.

In the main event, for the 155 lb title, Joe Bastone (6-1) defeated Damien Bailey (2-2) via KO in the third round. Before the fight even got started Bastone and Bailey where throwing punches at each other during the stare down. Once the bell rang, both fighters came right at each other with Bailey pressing forward and Bastone looking to counter often times off the ropes. Both fighters were throwing punches with bad intentions and Bastone connected with a hard right that countered a flying knee from Bailey. In the third round, Bastone and Bailey kept up their furious pace by trading shots and after scoring with leg kicks, Bastone threw a picture perfect right hand that caught Bailey on the jaw and knocked him out cold. It was a brutal end to a fight that had a lot of anger in it from both men and after the fight, Bailey was taken out on a stretcher.

In the co-main event, Matt Castillo defeated Chad Goodenson via split decision. Castillo overcame a height advantage by Goodenson by getting in close and scoring with hooks to the body and face. Goodenson did a nice job of using his legs to keep a safe distance at times, but Castillo landed the heavier punches that ultimately won him the fight.

In other action, Erly Abrigo defeated Jason Cruz via unanimous decision in the 147 lb division. Abrigo was first to the punch and set the pace early with a nice combo as he took the center of the ring and continued to come forward at Cruz for three full rounds. Abrigo initiated the exchanges and scored with the crisper strikes.

Victor Rodriguez scored a unanimous decision victory over Danny Ramirez by showing off a granite chin and landing with some solid leg kicks and overhand rights that kept Ramirez at bay and unable to get his punches off with great efficiency.

Jerome Bourne defeated Dhezan Morgan via unanimous decision after he used his speed, size and athleticism to land combo after combo while avoiding most of Morgan’s offense. Bourne was too big and quick in this bout and looks to be a terror in the 161 lb division.

East Coast combat sports delivered again! Be sure to catch all of the action anytime on video on demand as Dead Serious Fighting Championship presents “World Class Kickboxing Championship” exclusively at GFL.tv.

Whether your sport is MMA, boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai or even pro wrestling, combat sports fans alike can gain access to the entire GFL library of events (30 days or older) for only $9.99/month That’s more than 2300 events, 25,000 fighters, 15,000 fights and 12,000 hours of video. To learn more about accessing the world’s largest combat sports library hit the subscribe button on the GFL homepage for more info.

Kings of Kombat 12 Preview

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Shamrock Events comes to GFL.tv with “Kings of Kombat 12” a top notch kickboxing event in front of a rabid crowd at Dandenong Stadium in Australia. “Kings of Kombat 12” takes place on April 26 and this Australian event is sure to turn heads across the globe.

In the main event, Steve Moxon battles Brad Riddell. Moxon is a feared striker because of his accuracy and ability to mix up his attacks that keep his opponents on the defensive. Moxon loves to keep a safe distance and does this with devastating leg kicks. Will he be able to connect early and often? Riddell is a gritty fighter who can easily take one to give one. Riddell is looking to knock off the champion and to do that he will have to either stay busier in the ring or more likely put Moxon down for the count. Expect fireworks from these two world class strikers.

Also scheduled is an 8-man tournament that will showcase amazing fights and crown one winner. Wayne Nicholls, Jake Gathercole, Daniel Soeurream, Dinesh Kanth, Chase Haley, Martin Tchong, Bentley Shefford and Paolo Riccardi. The winner of the tourney will need to win three fights in one night so you can expect these fighters to be looking for a quick, devastating knockout in the early rounds so that they can stay fresh for the future matchups. Whoever wins this tourney will not only be pushed to their physical limit but will also have to have an iron will and a granite jaw to sustain the punishment that they are sure to receive.

“Kings of Kombat 12” will tear down the house with KOs and devastating striking. It is loaded with several blue chip fighters that will be going toe to toe. If you are a fan of kickboxing, don’t miss this star-studded event. Order this event now on GFL.tv.

 

 

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents XFE 39 Beginning April 21 on TCN & CSN

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN) & COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN) GFL PRESENTS “XFE 39” BEGINNING APRIL 21

April 18, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as Xtreme Fight Events presents another show stopper with XFE 39 featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights emanating from the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. XFE has quickly solidified itself in Pennsylvania as the top-tier MMA event where rising stars step into the battleground looking to destroy their opponents.

In the main event, Bellator veteran Brett “Youngblood” Martinez (6-1) takes center stage to fight Josh Booher (3-2). Martinez has only gone to decision once in his career and is always looking to stand in the cage and bring the action to his opponent. Martinez never backs up and is always looking to finish, as 5 of his wins have come via stoppage. Martinez is a grizzled fighter who has fought tough competition his whole career and you can bet another tough test stands in his way when he faces Booher. Booher will be the smaller fighter in the cage so he will have to utilize his explosiveness. All 3 of Booher’s wins have come via stoppage and he will need to raise his intensity level even more as he faces Martinez. Look for a shootout in this main event.

In another featured pro fight, Christopher Pintado (0-1) battles Stephfond Ewins (0-0). Pintado is looking to even his record to .500 after taking a tough loss in his pro debut. Before that, Pintado earned a 5-1 record as an amateur and exhibited a slick submission game. Look for Pintado to get back to his roots and try and get the fight to the mat where he can work his grappling game. Ewins is making his pro debut after going 5-2 as an amateur. Ewins is a well-rounded fighter who relies on his wrestling to get him the victory. Ewins loves to grind his opponents down until their cardio is dust. If the fight does hit the mat, expect Ewins to use his wrestling to try and control the grappling of Pintado. This could turn into a striking war as both men might be content to let their hands go.

Timothy Kunkel (4-1) battles Dean Lavin Jr. (2-6) in a battle of high risk-high reward fighters. Kunkel is on a 3 fight winning streak and looks to make it 4 in a row against Lavin Jr. Kunkel fights with a high impact style as he has KO power in both hands and his wrestling takedowns are brutal on his opponents. Kunkel finished his last opponent off with a KO slam in under 30 seconds. Lavin Jr. is an XFE veteran and this will be his toughest test to date. Lavin Jr. has been susceptible to submissions in the past but has worked on his submission defense relentlessly and packs KO power in both fists, making him a very dangerous opponent. Expect fireworks from these two.

Air times are listed below:

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

TCN Replay (Philly): Thursday, April 24 at 11:00pm ET

TCN Replay (all zones): Friday, April 25 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, April 27 at 1:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, April 24 at 7:30pm ET

CSN Philadelphia Replay: Sunday, April 27 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest, CSS and CSN Bay Area will also be airing XFE 39 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

CSS http://www.csssports.com/ontv

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

4/21: XFE 39 (MMA)

4/28: CFFC 34 (MMA)

5/5: CFFC 35 (MMA)

5/12: XFE 40 (MMA)

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Pride And Glory 7 Review

April 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Pride And Glory debuted on GFL with top notch Muay Thai featuring a world title fight along with several exciting contender matches at “Pride and Glory 7″.

In the main event, Toby Smith defeated Elliot Compton via KO in the third round.  Both fighters exchanged punches, kicks, elbows and knees that had the crowd gasping at the punishment both fighters were giving and receiving.  Both Smith and Compton showed true grit in this fight and there were plenty of hard shots that would have ended the night of lesser competition much earlier.  In the end, it was a brutal knee to the solar plexus that ended the night of Compton.  Smith was scoring with punches to the face and had Compton back up, and similar to an uppercut, Smith shot the knee up from below and it connected square with the chest of Compton.  Compton went down immediately and rolled around on the ground in pain as it was obvious the fight was over.   It was a picture perfect knee and showed the precision with which these pro Muay Thai fighters can deliver strikes and end fights in devastating fashion.
In the co-main event, Nic Reiter defeated Kosta Masmanidis via unanimous decision after a blistering pace set by both men that had action from bell to bell.  Reiter was able to use his size and length and attack Masmanidis from a safe distance for some of the fight, but both exchanged brutal knees in the clinch for a good portion too.  Both fighters are as tough as they come and will be feeling the effects of the clinch fighting for days.  Reiter is a tough matchup for anyone as his size allows him to land strikes far away, and  his clinch work is also strong.

Petchtanong Banchamek defeated Jake Moulden via decision.  Banchamek was the more technical fighter but Moulden was there to fight and fight he did.  Moulden fired back with combos as Banchamek used pinpoint accuracy to land strikes while trying to stay away from Moulden’s attacks.  It was a contrast in styles as Banchamek wanted to hit and not be hit while Moulden was more than happy to stand in the pocket and trade shots.  It was a fun fight with both fighters going for broke, especially late in the fight.  Both fighters earned the respect of the fans for their willingness to keep up a fast pace and never let the action stop.

Paul Abdul Rahman defeated Chris Anderson via TKO (leg kicks) in the third round.  Rahman threw tons of leg kicks that buckled Anderson early.  Rahman also connected with hooks and straight hands throughout the fight.  In the second round, Rahman was able to knock down Anderson with leg kick and from there it was only a matter of time as Rahman found his target and would tee off on the lead leg of Anderson from that point on.  Anderson never gave up but was close to hopping around on one leg at the end and the ref mad the call to stop the fight which was the smart decision.  Rahman looked terrific in the outing as every strike he threw had bad intentions written all over it and he connected with a high volume of strikes throughout.

If you love nonstop, full-throttle striking, then “Pride and Glory 7″ is must-see TV. Watch as the brave warriors display the science of the eight limbs and use punches, kicks, knees and elbows and do it the for a the first time to a worldwide audience on GFL. Order this event exclusively at GFL.tv and own it for life.

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HEAVYWEIGHTS DAWEJKO, RIDEOUT COLLIDE ON MAY 16 FIGHT CARD AS 2300 ARENA IN SOUTH PHILLY

April 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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HEAVYWEIGHTS DAWEJKO, RIDEOUT
COLLIDE ON MAY 16 FIGHT CARD
AS 2300 ARENA IN SOUTH PHILLY  
     Philadelphia, PA—Heavyweights Joey Dawejko and Mark Rideout meet over eight rounds—or less—in an all-Philadelphia match on Friday evening, May 16, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
   Topping the seven-bout card is an eight-round between undefeated junior welterweight prospects Naim Nelson, of Philadelphia, and Jerome Rodriguez, of Trenton, NJ.
     The seven-bout card program marks the first pro fight card at the 2300 Arena since Jan. 21, 2012, when then-unknown heavyweight prospect Bryant Jennings upset Maurice Byarm in a battle of undefeated Philadelphians to open the NBC Sports Network Fight Night series.
     Formerly known as the ECW Arena, the New Alhambra and later the Asylum Arena, the 2300 Arena, located at Swanson & Ritner Streets in South Philadelphia, has undergone renovations and eventually will seat close to 1,700 spectators. 
     First fight May 16 is set for 7.30p.m.  The card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing and BAM Boxing in association with SugarHouse Casino.
     Dawejko (right), 23, comes into this fight off the biggest win of his career, an eight-round decision over former contender Derric Rossy, of New York, on Jan. 25 in Atlantic City, NJ. 
   

 

Dawejko is 9-3-2, 3 K0s, but this will be only his fifth fight in Philadelphia since turning pro in 2009. 
    He has boxed in Canada, California, Illinois and Connecticut, taking fights on short notice for short money.  It all seemed pointless until Dawejko’s recent win over Rossy.
   “I know Mark from the amateurs and I was able to beat him when we fought,” Dawejko said, “but I know the pros are a different story.  I’m looking forward to fighting in my hometown again in front of my fans. It should be a good fight.”
   Part of Dawejko’s preparation for the May 16 fight is in Austria, where he was summoned last week to serve as a sparring partner for Waldimir Klitschko, who is defending his world heavyweight championship belts against Alex Leapai, of Samoa, on April 26 in Germany.  Lepai is 6-foot tall, short for a heavyweight; Dawejko is 5-foot-10. 
    Rideout (left), 24, is 4-0-2, 1 K0, since turning pro midway through 2012.
    In his last fight Jan. 24 in Atlantic City, Rideout boxed a four-round draw with unbeaten Fred Latham, of Pittsburgh, PA.  Ironically, it was 24 hours before Dawejko’s big win over Rossy across town.
    “I am excited about the opportunity to get back in action and be in my first eight-rounder,” Rideout said.  “My last couple of fights have ended in draws, but not this fight.
     “Me and Joey fought in the amateurs and he beat me, but this is the pros and I’m getting this win.  I respect all of Joey’s accomplishments as an amateur, but this is my time and it will be a long night for Joey.”
    Five additional fights complete the May 16 lineup.
   
   
ABOUT MAY 16
     The Nelson-Rodriguez and Dawejko-Rideout fights top a seven-bout card at the 2300 Arena.  First fight is 7.30 pm.  Tickets are priced at $50 and $75 and they are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and they also can be purchased on line at www.peltzboxing.com.  The card will be streamed live on the internet by www.gofightlive.tv.    The card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., and BAM Boxing in association with SugarHouse Casino.  The 2300 Arena, formerly known as the New Alhambra, hosted consistent professional boxing from 2004 thru 2012 when it was later known as the Asylum Arena.  Boxing cards there have been televised by ESPN 2, CN8, Univision and the NBC Sports Network.  Fighters who have boxed there include Danny Garcia, Bronco McKart, Omar Sheika, Demetrius Hopkins, Mike Jones, Teon Kennedy, Bryant Jennings, Gabriel Rosado, Jesus Soto-Karass, Ronald Cruz, Israel “Pito” Cardona and Derek Ennis.

ABOUT SUGARHOUSE CASINO

     SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010 as Philly’s casino, features 1,602 slots, up to 58 table games, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,100 people, and for three consecutive years has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Philadelphia Business Journal and a “Top Workplace” from Philly.com. For more information, visit www.sugarhousecasino.com.
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Press Credentials: Maureen Sacks, peltzboxing@comcast.net, 215-765-0922 
Peltz Boxing: J Russell Peltz, peltzboxing@comcast.net 215-704-6055
BAM Boxing: Brittany Rogers, BamRogers57@aol.com, 215-280-6709

Peltz Boxing at Bally’s Sosa VS Brooks Review

April 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Courtesy Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing

Camden, NJ, Super featherweight Jason Sosa, 12-1-3 (8), unbeaten in his last 9 (7-0-2) fights knocked out Michael “Lefty” Brooks 10-2-1 (2), of Long Island, NY, in the 9th round at 2:27 of a 10 round main event Saturday at Bally’s Event Center In Atlantic City, NJ.

This was a Peltz Boxing Promotion with J Russell Peltz and Brittany Rogers matchmaking.

It was a really good card and the fans enjoyed it. Larry Tornambe did the ring announcing.

The opening round was a good one with Sosa landing a solid left uppercut to the body while Brooks seemed busier until Sosa landed a lead right to the chin. In the second a combination by Sosa had Brooks clinching. The second round was almost as close as the first with Sosa looking a bit better with more pin point punching. In the 3rd a solid right from Sosa to the chin dropped Brooks. By the end of the round Brooks head cleared and he was fighting back.

In the 4th Brooks walked into a straight right hand by Sosa to the chin stopping him in his racks. Brooks keeps walking Sosa to the ropes with Sosa landing right uppercuts to the body. In the 5th Sosa landed 4 straight punches having Brooks on the retreat. Brooks landed a solid left counter to the head of Sosa. By the end of the round Sosa was in control. Fans for both fighters are chanting their names. In the 6th Sosa drove Brooks to the ropes landing half a dozen punches. Brooks landed a good left to the chin of Sosa. Then in missing with a right hook Sosa countered him with a hard right to the head. Sosa put his chin out daring Brooks who was taunting him earlier. At the end of the round it was the second time Brooks was heading to the neutral corner instead of his own. In the 7th Brooks landed 3 straight punches until Sosa came back with a combination of his own. Sosa has a slight bloody nose from the head of Brooks coming in. Again Brooks goes to a neutral corner instead of his own.

In the 9th Brooks lands a solid left to the chin making Sosa come back even stronger with body shots of his own. Brooks continues to hold at times with Sosa working his way out of these clinches. Sosa’s body attack is taking its effect on Brooks. A straight right dropped Brooks where upon his head landed on the bottom strand out cold as referee Esteves immediately waved it off without a count. Sosa went to a neutral corner in prayer. No showboating. A real class act on Sosa’s part. The EMT’s came into the ring to administer to Brooks who was up on a stool.

“I want to give all the glory to God. There is nothing impossible with God. I am dangerous at 130,” said Sosa. It was great work on Sosa’s part and his trainer Rivas was quite pleased. “I knew when he went down he was out,” said Sosa. It was a terrific performance by Sosa and Brooks is as tough as they come.

Sosa is co-managed by Adrienne Soto and Chino Rivas with the latter also serving as the trainer of Sosa out of their Gut’s & Glory Gym in W. Berlin, NJ. Sosa is getting better with each fight.

Millville, NJ, Middleweight Thomas “Cornflake” Lamanna 14-0 (7), returns to action now under the Peltz Boxing banner and gave Ahsandi “Mr. Brixx” Gibbs, 10-4 (4), of Tampa, FL, a boxing lesson over 8 rounds.

In the 2nd round a left hook to the chin by Lamanna buckled the knees of Gibbs. In the 3rd Gibbs got inside not allowing the taller Lamanna room to box. In the 4th Lamanna regained control with his jab and left hooks to the head which continued in the 5th countering well.

The 6th and 7th were good exchanges with Gibbs pressing but taking counter combinations from Lamanna. In the 8th and final round Lamanna landed solid jabs and continued to control the fight landing good left hooks to the head. Referee was Brown. Carter had it 77-75, Pasquale 78-74 and Stewart 77-75. DHB had it 79-73.

In an “all Philly” super featherweight match Anthony “Bad Boy” Burgin, 6-0 (1) came off the canvas in the 3rd but defeated Frank “Nitty” Trader 10-2-1 (2) over 6 rounds good rounds. It was a really good one.

Burgin controlled the first 2 rounds. In the 3rd Trader started landing and dropped Burgin as he was pulling back with a long right to the chin. In the 4th Burgin came out with vengeance from the previous round knockdown and had Trader’s outside left eye brow cut but cut man Joey Eye worked on it.

In the 5th Burgin re-opened Trader’s cut but Trader landed a good right to the chin. Burgin applied more pressure and the cut was bothering Trader. Burgin drove combinations into the body of Trader and several rights on the cut. In the 6th and final round a Burgin left uppercut to the mid-section dropped Trader but referee Brown called it a slip. Then Burgin taking rabbit punches threw Trader to the canvas. Trader fought back waving Burgin in who got in battle with Trader who landed a good right to the chin but Burgin’s speed was evident as both exchanged punches at the bell. Referee was Brown. Carter had it 57-56, while Pasquale and Stewart had it 58-55 as did DHB.

In the swing bout after the main event Atlantic City’s super middleweight Antowyan “Ice Man” Aikens, 9-0 (1), scored a 6th and final round knockdown in defeating Sherman Artis, Jr., 2-1 (0), of Severn, MD, over 6 rounds.

Aikens controlled the fight with his jab. Artis was coming off 3 years of inactivity. He refused to sit between rounds and held his own for the most part but Aikens jab was too effective to counter. Esteves was the referee. Carter and Stewart had it 59-54 while Pasquale had it 60-53 as did DHB.

Middleweight Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis, 2-0 (2) of Wilmington, DE, looked impressive when he stopped Rafael Machado, 0-1 of Philly at 1:16 of the 4th round.

In the opening round Davis rocked Machado several times with a left hook and then with a straight right. It was more of the same from Davis in the 2nd round. In the 3rd round a left hook to the chin dropped Machado. Upon rising Davis rocked Machado with another left hook to the chin but Machado was able to survive.

In the 4th and final round a lead right hand by Davis on the chin dropped Machado. A flurry of punches had Machado defenseless when referee Esteves waved it off. “I was too anxious in the beginning rounds. My corner said to calm down and let it happen and I hurt him with an overhand right. I felt good in there and was glad to get the rounds after my first fight ending so fast,” said Davis. He is trained by Doug Pettiford and Breadman

Heavyweight southpaw Daniel Pasciolla, 3-1 (0), of Brick, NJ, won by majority decision over David Williams 7-8-2 (5), of Philly over 4 rounds.

Pasciolla outboxed Williams in the first 2 rounds. In the 3rd Williams led with a straight right to the mid-section but rand into chopping lefts to the head in a close round.

In the final round Williams buckled the knees of Pasciolla with a left hook to the head. Referee was Earl Brown. Carter and Stewart had it 39-37 as did DHB while Pasquale had it 38-38.

In the opening bout super lightweight David “Two Gun” Gonzales, 4-0 (1), of Philly stopped Dominic Goode, 0-3, of Bridgeton, NJ, at 2:16 of the second round. Gonzales. Gonzales scored knockdowns in the 1st and 2nd round before the corner called it off while referee Benjy Esteves, Jr. was counting. Good threatened to knockout Gonzales at the weigh-in earlier. Gonzales now with Moz Gonzalez and Eddie Woods.

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents BAMMA USA: Bad Beat 12 Beginning April 14 on TCN & CSN

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

GFL PRESENTS “BAMMA USA: BAD BEAT 12” BEGINNING APRIL 14

April 11, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as BAMMA USA presents a top notch card with BAMMA USA: Bad Beat 12 featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights emanating from the Commerce Casino in Commerce, California.  This event will showcase the top regional MMA stars in the West Coast including a title fight in the bantamweight division.

In the main event, “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.

In other action, after taking his talents to The Ultimate Fighter reality show Bantamweight prospect “The Real Deal” Chris Beal (7-0) returns to face newcomer Keith Carson (2-1).  Beal is looking at continuing to build his name but it will be a tough test against the gritty Carson.

Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network (TCN) (Mid Atlantic):  Monday, April 14 at 7:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Philly):  Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Philly):  Friday, April 18 at 9:00pm ET

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

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

CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, April 17 at 11:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia Replay: Sunday, April 20 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest, CSS and CSN Bay Area will also be airing BAMMA USA: Bad Beat 12 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

CSS http://www.csssports.com/ontv

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

4/14:  Bamma USA: Bad Beat 12 (MMA)

4/21:  XFE 39 (MMA)

4/28:  CFFC 34 (MMA)

5/5:  CFFC 35 (MMA)

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BURGIN-TRADER FIGHT TOPS PRELIM CARD APRIL 12 AT BALLY’S ATLANTIC CITY

April 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Atlantic City, NJ—Junior lightweight prospect Anthony Burgin faces his toughest test as a young pro when he takes on fellow-Philadelphian Frank Trader in a scheduled six-round match Saturday evening, April 12, in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City.
     Topping the seven-bout card is a 10-round junior lightweight contest between Jason Sosa, of Camden, NJ, and Michael Brooks, of Nassau, Long Island.  
     The entire card, which includes an eight-round middleweight match between Thomas LaManna, of Millville, NJ, and Ahsandi Gibbs, of Tampa, FL, will be streamed live by www.gofightlive.tv
First fight is 7.30 p.m.
      Burgin, 22 accepted the six-round fight with Trader—his first at that distance—despite not having fought since Aug. 24, when he earned a four-round decision over Jose Del Valle, of New York, at Bally’s.
     A pro since 2012, Burgin is 5-0, 1 K0, but lacks the pro experience Trader brings to the table.
     “I asked Anthony if he was up to the challenge and he told me to go ahead and make the fight and I like to hear that from a fighter,” said trainer Raul Rivas.  “We’ve been getting terrific work in camp and he’s ready.”
    Trader, 28, is 10-1-1, 2 K0s, and coming off a four-round draw Feb. 7 in Philadelphia with Israel Suarez, of Puerto Rico.  Trader’s lone setback was a six-round decision loss to Adrian Perez, of Sarasota, FL, early in 2012 at the Foxwoods Casino In Mashantucket, CT.
     A pro since 2005, Trader has beaten Philadelphians Georgi Kevlishvili and Jules Blackwell.
     Four additional fights complete the card.
   
   
ABOUT APRIL 12
     The Sosa-Brooks, LaManna-Gibbs and Burgin-Trader fights top a seven-bout card at Bally’s Atlantic City.  First fight is 7.30 pm.  Tickets are priced at $50 and $75 and they are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000).  Tickets also are on sale at www.peltzboxing.com and www.ticketmaster.comwww.gofightlive.tv will stream the card on the internet.  The card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., in association with Bally’s Atlantic City.

Combat at the Capitale 32 Review

April 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Lou Neglia and Ray Longo presented another night of exciting combat sports with World Championship Kickboxing and “Combat at the Capitale 32” at the famous Capitale in New York City, New York.  The full rules mega Muay Thai card was anchored by fierce competitions with titles at stake.

In the main event, Julio Arce defeated Zaravkh Abashev via unanimous decision after three rounds in a Glory rules fights.  Arce was quick to the punch and got the better of the exchanges for most of the fight. Arce was crisp with his combos and kept Abashev playing catchup as Arce racked up a lot of points with his low kicks and jab-overhand right combo.  Abashev was game the whole fight but could not match the skill level of Arce who pressed the action from the opening bell and continued that trend until the final bell.

John Bowman won a unanimous decision against Niko Tsigaras in another Glory rules battle.  This was the fight of the night with both men exchanging bone rattling strikes in a very close fight.  Bowman used constant pressure with low kicks and front kicks to keep the taller Tsigaras at bay and rack up points.  Tsigaras countered with highlight reel spinning back kicks and heavy punches that popped the crowd in attendance, but Bowman relied on his workmanlike approach and kept throwing and scoring with punches in bunches that was the telling sign for how the fight ended.

With the Glory Rules North American Title on the line, Mike Fischetti defeated Jeff Brown via TKO in the second round.  The two fought to a draw in their last fight and this fight picked up right where that one left off with both fighters standing and banging.  Both fighters scored with nice leg kicks and combos to the head and body in the first round.  In the second, Fischetti had Brown up against the ropes and was unloading on him with bombs from every direction.  Several left hooks scored and one of them dropped Brown to the canvas.  Brown rose to his feet before the 10-count but he was still hurt and the ref waived the fight off as the pro Fishetti crowd erupted in cheers.

If you love nonstop, full-throttle striking, then “Combat at the Capitale 32” is must-see TV.  This event goes hand in hand with Neglia’s other combat sports venture, Ring of Combat, and give combat fans in the tri-state area another avenue to watch some of the best East Coast martial artists compete.  Watch as the brave warriors display the science of the eight limbs and use punches, kicks, knees and elbows and do it the Big Apple.  Order this event exclusively at GFL.tv.

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Live Pro Boxing – Douglas VS Messi Review

April 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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GH3 Promotions presented anther dynamite boxing card with “Live Pro Boxing”as several rising prospects all stayed undefeated while taking on some tough, gritty fighters who pushed them to their limits.  GFL.tv was right there to bring the exciting card to fans worldwide and now you can order the event on video on demand and own it for life.

In the main event, undefeated middleweight sensation Antoine “Action” Douglas (14-0, 9 KOs) defeated former world title challenger Luca Messi (37-10-1) via TKO in the second round.  Douglas came out throwing combos while Messi covered up and continued to come forward but offered little in the way of punches himself.  Messi tried to cut the ring off and close the distance but Douglas used good angles to stay out of reach and scored with stiff jabs and nice body shots.  The bigger Douglas continued to pepper Messi with jabs, and one-two combos that attacked the head and body of Messi.  Messi threw a few body punches but those were either blocked or Douglas simply side stepped them.  Douglas was bigger and faster than Messi and that combination proved to be too much as Douglas connected with a several hard uppercuts and left hooks that took their toll on Messi in the second round as Douglas dropped Messi with a beautiful left hook that ended the fight.

In the co-main event, in the super featherweight division, Wanzell Ellison (11-0-1, 5 KOs) was pushed to the limit as he defeated Ian Weaver (5-1, 3 KOs) via split decision in a six round battle in the fight of the night.  The southpaw Weaver was a huge challenge for Ellison as Weaver was a bit unorthodox with his punches and connected multiple times throughout the fight with a crafty jab and looping left hand.  Both Ellison and Weaver gave the fans an awesome show as they stood in the pocket and traded punches for the majority of the fight and set a fast pace in the onset and continued that rate for the whole fight.  Ellison was more polished but Weaver made the fight a dogfight and had Weaver fight his fight.  But in the end, two judges scored it for Ellison probably based on his speed and ability to score with combos, especially to the body.  It was a close fight and both fighters deserved praise for their efforts.

In the super middleweight division, Jerry Odom (9-0, 9 KOs) defeated Otieno Okola (24-9, 12 KOs) in the first round via TKO.  Odom was relentless from the very beginning walking down the smaller Okola and through combos from different angles that all seemed to connect.  Odom had superior speed in the ring and wouldn’t let Okola find his rhythm as Odom continued firing off punch after punch.  Odom knocked Okola down several times in the round culminating with a nice combination that ended with a right hand down the middle that caught Okola flush on the jaw and knocked him down and into the ropes.  Odom was very impressive as he seemed to deliver every punch with bad intentions and worked over the body and head of Okola before finishing the fight with a picture perfect straight right hand.

If you love the sweet science, this card is for you.  Order “Live Pro Boxing” now on GFL.tv and own it for life.

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