Interview Alessandro Campagna

ALESSANDRO Campagna intends to give the home fans plenty to shout about at the LEGEND III kickboxing event in Milan

The Rome fighter is taking on Russia’s Enrikho Gokokhia in a 70kg match-up and wants to reward the Mediolanum Forum crowd with an Italian victory.

He said: “One of the last times I fought in Milan I knocked out the Frenchman, Philippe Salmon.

“Hopefully I can do it again. I feel very good and for sure it will be a war.”

As well as being on home turf, Campagna is the younger and taller fighter at the age of 22 and standing 6ft 1in.

He added: “Enriko is a good fighter and he always goes on the attack.

“But I think his style is good for me.

“I will use my reach and attack with intelligence.”

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Interview Sitthichai

SITTHICHAI Sitsongpeenong is convinced he will spoil Mohamed Khamal’s comeback at LEGEND III in Milan.

Khamal willend a two-year break from kickboxing when he goes straight back in at the deep end against the Thai southpaw at the Mediolanum Forum.

And Sitthichai thinks the Moroccan’s come-forward style is perfect for him.

“Mohamed is a puncher and likes to come forward and pressure his opponents,” the 22-year-old said.

“But my style is a counter style, so that plays into my hands.

“I will look for good timing to counter his attacks.”

Sitthichai has had well over 100 fights, and has only lost one of his last 25 contests.

That split decision defeat came on an Oktagon show in Milan a year ago against EnrikhoGogokhia, another of the competing LEGEND III fighters.

“My last loss was in Milan, but it wasn’t really a loss. It was a bad decision,” he said.

“I should have won almost 30 fights in a row.

“If anyone looks at that fight on the internet, 99% would agree I won it.

“Hopefully the judges are more in my favour this time.”

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Interview Michal Turynski & Pavel Zhuravlev

PAVEL Zhuravlev insists his late change of opponent will make no difference as hetargets a champion-style performance at LEGEND III in Milan.

The Ukrainian star and LEGEND heavyweight champion will tackle last ditch substitute Michal Turynski, who has stepped in to replace his Polish countryman Tomasz Szczepkowski.

“It doesn’t matter who you face, the most important thing is that you prepare like a champion,” Zhuravlev said.

“That’s what I’ve done and I’m looking forward to putting on a good fight and showing why I’m the LEGEND heavyweight champion.”

Turynski said he is in a win-win situation, whatever the outcome of the fight.

The 27-year-old from Wroclaw added: “I’ve got absolutely nothing to lose.

“I only got the call for the fight at midday on Thursday, but I’m always in shape.

“He is a good  fighter, but I’m here to fight.”

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Interview Alexander Surjko

April 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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ALEXANDER Surjko is hoping to boost his reputation outside of Russia with a high profile win against MMA star Paul Daley at LEGEND III in Milan.

Moscow-based Surjko is a big name in thai boxing in his homeland, but would get major attention around the world if he can defuse ‘Semtex’ Daley under kickboxing rules.

Surjko said: “I am ready and I want to show what I can do in Europe.

“Paul Daley is a big name in combat sports, and if I can beat him it will only be good for my career.”

Former UFC and Strikeforce ace Daley is on a roll in kickboxing after racking up back-to-back stoppage wins over Shaun Lomas and Aleksandr Stetcurenko.

But Surjko holds major advantages in height and reach over the Brit and aims to use them in their super middleweight stand-off.

And if using his long limbs from distance proves ineffective, he said he will not be afraid to meet Daley head-on in the trenches.

“It will be a hard fight because he is very fast and has a hard punch, especially his left hook,” Surjko said.

“He has had many knockouts and he isn’t a grappler, so he is very comfortable with his striking, and I’m expecting him to try and catch me with the left hand.

“I want to see what he will do in the first round and fight him at distance.

“I have long legs, so I will be using kicks, teeps and jabs from long range.

“If that strategy works, I will continue with it.

“If it fails, I think I will fight with him on the inside.”

Surjko added: “I think I have more ways than one to win, if I have to use them.

“I’m tall and he is short.

“And I’ve beaten a fighter like him before. Pawel Biszczak is very similar.”
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GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents CFFC 33 Beginning April 7 on TCN & CSN



April 4, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as CFFC presents another show stopper with CFFC 33 featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights emanating from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  This event will showcase the top regional MMA stars along the Eastern seaboard including a title fight in the lightweight division.

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.

In the co-main event, Travis Wynn (5-1) battles Dave Morgan (5-3) in a fight that is sure to be contested tooth and nail by these gritty, veteran fighters.  Both Wynn and Morgan will be looking to break each other’s will inside the cage but that is a tall order as both men have iron chins and a never say die attitude.  Be ready for a dog fight when these two square off.

In other action, 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.

Air times are listed below:

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

TCN Replay (Philly):  Monday, April 7 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Philly):  Saturday, April 12 at 7:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic):  Saturday, April 12 at 11:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic):  Sunday, April 13 at 1:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, April 12 at 3:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia Replay: Sunday, April 13 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest, CSS and CSN Bay Area will also be airing CFFC 33 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.

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Upcoming Events on Comcast

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4/14:  Bamma USA: Bad Beat 12 (MMA)

4/21:  XFE 39 (MMA)

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Triple A MMA – Redemption at the Rock Review

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Triple A MMA V returned to GFL with “Redemption at the Rock” emanating from the Camel Rock Casino in Sante Fe, New Mexico. The 9-bout card featured 5 stoppages as some of the finest fighters in the Land of Enchantment squared off against one another.

In the main event, Gabriel “Moggly” Benitez (16-4) defeated Angelo “San I Warrior” Sanchez (11-6) via unanimous decision in a welterweight battle after both men engaged in an all-out war where they both threw down for three rounds.  The southpaw Benitez scored with solid straight lefts throughout the fight that found their mark and did damage to Sanchez.  Benitez was the more polished boxer as his combos scored more often than not.  Sanchez was the stronger wrestler as he got several takedowns in the fight that nullified the striking of Benitez for a time, but Benitez found a way to get back to his feet and continue to let his hands go.  On this night, both Benitez and Sanchez won over the crowd with their heart and ferocity inside the cage as they both absorbed tons of punishment and kept dishing it out too.

In the co-main event, featherweight Andres “The Bullet” Quintana (5-1) defeated Derek Perez (4-3) via TKO in the first round.   Quintana was quick to shake off any ring rust as he and Perez started trading strikes right from the onset.  Perez looked to close the distance and went for body lock takedowns on several occasions but Quintana held his ground and defended well.  Later, Perez went for another takedown and was stuffed as both fighters went to the mat.  Quintana scored with elbows to the side of Perez’s head as Perez covered up.  Quintana added a solid knee to the body, but Perez moved position and attempted to lock on a heel hook.  Quintana stood back up and when he returned to the ground he connected with strong ground and pound that finally was able to stop the gritty Perez in a wild fight.

In other action, in a No Gi Super fight, Quinn Mulhern (Gracie Barra-NM) defeated Josh Lanier (Hybrid Jiu-Jitsu) via north-south choke in a very technical grappling match.  For Mulhern, who recently retired from MMA, this was a great win and kept his competitive spirit alive.  Mulhern was able to pass Lanier’s guard and stay strong in top position and finally maneuvered over to Lanier’s neck where he sunk in the match ending submission.

In the 105 lb division, Natalie Roy (1-0) defeated Nikki Lowe (2-4) via TKO in the first round.  It was a great showing by Roy in her pro debut.  Roy and Lowe exchanged punches early in the center of the ring, then Roy managed to land multiple knees to the midsection of Lowe from the clinch.  Roy opened up even more from this position as she connected with a perfect right hand to Lowe’s jaw that dropped Lowe.  Roy followed up on the mat with a couple more strikes until the ref stopped the bout.

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World Class Kickboxing Championship Preview

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Hard hitting action returns on April 12 as Dead Serious Fighting Championship, a leader in developing MMA talent, has now expanded its combat sports footprint into kickboxing with “World Class Kickboxing Championship” in New Jersey.  The WCKC debut card is stacked with 13 fights 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 show what they are made of.

Brian Perro fights Gregory Styles in a middleweight showdown.  Perro was blessed with an iron chin and hands of stone.  Look for Perro to start the fight with a bang as he will try to earn the respect of Styles in the opening seconds with his barrage of strikes.  Styles is dangerous at any point in the fight because of his terrific cardio which allows him to push the pace in the later rounds and recover faster than most.

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

Matt Castillo from TSMMA Bayside battles Chad Gudmundsson from Goldburry MMA in the 175 lb division.  Castillo and Gudmundsson both have extensive MMA experience so it will be interesting to see who that transfers over to a striking only battle.  Castillo has KO power in both hands while will have the height advantage and be able to use his distance to pick his shots.  If Castillo can close the distance he will have an advantage because of his ability to throw consecutive combos in fast order.

Jason Cruz takes on Kado Ford in a matchup of two highly touted prospects.  Cruz hails from New Jersey while Ford is out of New York.  Look for these two to come out guns blazing as neither fighter is looking at going the distance.  Cruz uses great head movement to avoid strikes while Ford is a solid counter puncher so this fight will test both men’s strengths.

East Coast combat sports are ready to deliver again!  Be sure to catch all of the action, LIVE on April 12 as Dead Serious Fighting Championship presents “World Class Kickboxing Championship” exclusively at


Battle For The Border III “Nations Collide” Preview

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Battle For The Border III “Nations Collide” makes its debut on on April 12 from the Cranbrook Memorial Arena in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada.  Battle For the Border is looking to knock down the door on the world stage as they present their brand of MMA!  The 10-bout pro/am card will feature several of the top rising stars on the West Coast of Canada.

In the main event, WSOF vet Mike Kent (10-4) battles Alfonso Gonzales (4-0) in a light heavyweight scrap.  Kent is a world class fighter who has always fought top competition.  Kent brings a wealth of knowledge and an all-around game into the cage.  Kent’s record is littered with KOs and he has only fought to a decision twice in his career.  Expect Kent to let the leather fly and earn the respect of his opponent in the opening seconds.  Gonzales hails from Washington State and makes the trek north for the biggest fight of his career.  Gonzales is an undefeated fighter and has ended every fight via KO or submission.  Gonzales is especially dangerous off of his back where he has caught two opponents in a triangle choke.  If the fight hits the mat and Gonzales is on the bottom expect him to be throwing up triangles and armbars in rapid succession.

In the co-main event, Mark Dobie (5-6) fights UFC veteran Cody McKenzie (14-5).  Dobie looks to get back in the win column after a promising start to his career that notched him a 4-fight win streak in 2012.  Dobie is another fighter who likes to take chances inside the cage and his fighting style has made him a fan favorite wherever he fights.  Dobie is always swinging for the fences and trying to improve his position on the ground to go for a submission.  This will be McKenzie’s first fight since his stint with the UFC.  McKenzie spent three years with the UFC beginning with TUF and amassed 4 wins in the world’s premier MMA organization during that span.  Look for McKenzie to come out with both guns blazing and stay true to his wild style as he looks to turn heads once again and take home a decisive win.

The heavyweights tangle when Jordan Tracey (3-3) takes on Dan Amyotte (1-0).  The fists are sure to be flying in this battle as Tracey and Amyotte are cut from the same cloth as neither fighter has ever gone to decision.  Tracey packs power in both hands and Amyotte has the same ability to end a fight with one flush punch.  Don’t blink when these two brahma bulls hook horns in the center of the cage.  The chances of this fight going to decision are slim to none.

In the amateur ranks, Donovan Hack (4-0) battles Ryan Rohovich (4-0) for the Welterweight Championship.  Rohovich holds two KO victories to his credit and both in the first round, while also adding two submissions to his record.  Rohovich is a powerhouse at 170 lb and has one-punch KO power in both hands but is just as dangerous on the ground.  Rohovich and Hack are both undefeated and this fight is to determine who is number one.  On a stacked card, this could be the fight of the night.

Don’t miss Battle For The Border III “Nations Collide” on April 12.  Tune in to see the blue chip prospects of Canada’s West Coast.  Watch the champions of tomorrow compete today.  Order this event and own it for life.

Off The Chain – The Storm Is Coming Preview

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Off the Chain (OTC) returns on GFL with “OTC 4 – The Storm Is Coming” on April 12 from the Summit Arena in Hot Springs, Arkansas.   This event brings together all of the top fighters in Arkansas and the surrounding area as OTC puts on another stacked pro/am card for the rabid fans of the area.

In the main event, Dave Burrow (8-4) fights David Lindsay (5-7) in a rematch the two had back in 2013 where Lindsay won in the second round via choke.  Burrow looks for revenge and won a fight in the meantime while constantly improving his technique in the gym.  None of Burrow’s fights have ever gone to decision and his fast paced, crowd pleasing style makes him a dangerous fighter against anyone in his division.  Burrow is a solid striker, but his real bread and butter is on the mat where he is a grappling wizard and loves to go for the submission anytime the fight hits the mat.  Lindsay has dropped 3 in a row since his victory over Burrow and desperately needs to get back on track.  Beating an opponent once in the cage is a big enough chore, now Lindsay finds himself having to repeat his performance and do it again.  Lindsay is determined to make his mark in the sport and that starts on April 12 with a win over Burrow.  Expect Lindsay to go for broke in the early going as he wants to take Burrow out again and prove he is still a rising star in the featherweight division.

In the co-main event, Enoch Bricker (2-5) battles Dawond Pickney (3-1).  Bricker is an exciting fighter and has only been out of the first round once!  Don’t blink as Bricker comes out of the gate like a Tasmanian devil and will be a ball of fury for as long as the fight goes.  Pickney is on a 2-fight win streak and carries KO power in both hands but also has the cardio to go a full three rounds while keeping the pressure and intensity on his opponent every minute of the fight.  These two are bound to be in the running for fight of the night when they lock horns.

Christopher Anthony (3-1) fights Nolan Norwood (5-2) in other action.  Anthony has won 3 in a row all via TKO.  Anthony’s striking is top notch and anyone that has stood with him and traded has felt his power and finished the fight looking up at the lights.  Norwood could possess the antidote to Anthony’s striking as Norwood is a well-rounded fighter with great hands, but also has wrestling and submissions to go along with his striking.  These two middleweights are going to be looking to take one another out in spectacular fashion which is great news for fight fans.

Don’t miss “OTC 4 – The Storm Is Coming” presented by Off the Chain on April 12.  Watch all the action and witness the champions of tomorrow as they fight today, live on the GFL Combat Sports Network exclusively on iPPV.

XFE 40 Preview

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Xtreme Fight Events comes to the Bon Secours Wellness Center in Greenville, South Carolina on April 12 with “XFE 40”.  XFE is the #1 MMA organization in Pennsylvania and has expanded to the Northeast and now the Southeast with this stacked card in the Palmetto State.  Check out this stacked, huge 21-bout card as some of the toughest fighters in the area duke it out.

In the main event, Shane “The Godfather” Crenshaw (7-4) takes on Peter Grimes (10-7).   Crenshaw won a title with another organization in his last fight and has been the cream of the crop in the lightweight division in the region for some time.  Crenshaw is a grinder and usually outworks his opponents over three rounds to earn a decision.  In his previous title fight he submitted his opponent in the fourth round (championship round) so he has shown an ability to finish fights recently too.  Look for Crenshaw to be relentless in going for the takedown and if he lands it he will use his ground and pound to score points.  Grimes hails from Illinois but is making the trip down South to be a part of the stacked card.  Most of Grimes fights end before the final bell so look for him to come out and try and take the fight to Crenshaw.  Grimes leaves himself vulnerable to attacks from his opponent, but his unorthodox style has garnered him success with every promotion he has fought for.

In the co-main event, Matthew Tran (3-2) battles Charles Kessinger (2-3) in a bantamweight fight of highly touted prospects.  Tran is a relentless wrestler who loves to break his opponents’ wills inside the cage.  Tran has strong takedowns, so look for him to get the fight to the mat early and often if need be.  Kessinger looks to bring his record to .500 and to do that he will have to be able to thwart the early onslaught from Tran.  Kessinger has never been to a decision so don’t blink as he can end the fight with a KO or submission.  One of these men will add another notch to their belt and rise up the ladder in the bantamweight division with a win.

For the Lightweight Title, Caleb Savage (6-4) and Nick Beal (8-3) square off.  Savage is a huge lightweight and looks to add another title to his growing collection.  Savage has reeled off 3 wins in a row all via stoppage and has proved to be dangerous wherever the fight goes.  Look for Savage to unleash a barrage of strikes to test the chin of Beal in the early going.  Beal is a determined and unbreakable fighter who also has multiple titles in his possession already.  This fight could steal the show as Beal is happy to bang with anyone he faces and if that’s the case then these two will blow the roof off of the house.

Xtreme Fight Events returns with epic fighting in front of a worldwide audience courtesy of the GFL Combat Sports Network.  Watch “XFE 40” on April 12.  Stream the show online at and own it forever.

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