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World Series of Fighting (WSoF) returns to GFL.tv on December 14 with “World Series of Fighting – Mayorga VS Ortiz II”. The event is a stacked card featuring many of Central America’s top up and coming MMA fighters. The main event will be headlined by multi-time boxing World Champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga as he returns to the cage where he has been able to reinvent himself and extend his combat sports career with MMA.
In the main event, Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (0-2-1) battles Sergio “Checho” Ortiz (2-1) in a hotly anticipated rematch as the two squared off earlier this year. Ortiz defeated Mayorga via decision. It was a tougher fight than Ortiz expected as Mayorga was able to land with punches and his ground game vastly improved. Ortiz was able to control the ground for the most part, getting several takedowns and controlling the action from the top, showing that his overall MMA skills were still ahead of Mayorga’s. But the fight was a good, action packed match and Ortiz offered to do a rematch and showed he is a man of his word as the two are set to square off once again on December 14.
The rest of the card will showcase the rising stars of Central America as they look to turn heads and open the eyes of the WSoF staff and get another opportunity to fight on a future card on NBC Sports in the United States. There is plenty at stake for each and every athlete on the card and they will all be looking for the KO or submission.
WSOF continues to change the MMA landscape. Check out their return to Central America with “World Series of Fighting – Mayorga VS Ortiz II” which can be ordered now on GFL.tv.
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GFL PRESENTS “READING TO RUMBLE” BEGINNING DECEMBER 16
December 12, 2013
GFL and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing as Reading To Rumble comes from the Santander Arena (formerly the Sovereign Center) in a night full of exciting, championship boxing.
In the main event, WBA #10 ranked contender Travis Kauffman (26-1) will take on late replacement Jason Barnett (14-14) for the WBU International Heavyweight title. Kauffman has put together an impressive 8 straight victories since his sole blemish, a very controversial loss to Tony Grano, in 2009. Kauffman, a workhorse, has been working hard to prepare for a bout with Manuel Quezada, who fell out as an opponent recently. Travis knows, if he is able to score a highlight reel KO over his opponent, it could help raise his #10 ranking in the WBA. The rise of ranking in turn could lead to a title shot which would be accompanied by a hefty pay day.
The last minute opponent change hasn’t worried Kauffman a bit. Kauffman, who was sparring with Bryant Jennings, Tomaz Adamek, and Patrick Farrell for Quezada stated “Change isn’t going to hurt me because of my experience. I can handle whoever they put in front of me.”
His opponent Barnett, has done battle with a who’s who in the Heavyweight division. Stringing together 2 back to back victories, Barnett is looking for an upset. Barnett has shared the ring with top rated fighters such as Mike Perez, Luis Ortiz and recent Prizefighter finalist Jason Gavern. Barnett, has been known to cause an upset or two, when he stopped John Poore (21-3) and previously undefeated Erik Leander (8-0) back to back in 2009 & 10.
In the co-main event, Frank Santos De Alba (9-1-2) will take on upset minded Osnel Charles (9-7-1). Frank Santos De Alba, is a fan favorite in the Reading area and is very highly touted. After suffering his only loss in his pro debut, he battled back going 9-0-2 in his next 11 bouts. The crafty southpaw has a tendency to out box his opponents but has been known to score a knockout on occasion. Not one to disappoint Santos De Alba plans to put on a great performance against his toughest opponent to date in Charles.
“When I step in the ring it is very exciting. My fans and family always have my back and I always like to put a show on for them when I step in the ring,” explained Santos De Alba.
Even though Santos De Alba never saw his opponent fight he is aware that it will not be an easy task at hand. “I never had the chance to see him fight but from what I am told he likes to box a lot and has been in there with some very tough opponents”.
His opponent Charles, a once very promising prospect, has recently hit a rough patch in his career going (0-4-1) in his last 5 bouts. He dropped decision loses to some of the east coasts top prospects such as Allan Benitez (6-1), Naim Nelson (8-0), Rod Salka (16-2) & Anthony Cacace (7-0). His last victory was in 2011, a scintillating 1st round KO of the favored Anthony Flores (9-3-1). Even though he hasn’t tasted victory in two years, he knows it can all be turned around in one fight. “This is my championship fight. I have to be back on top and there is no choice about it” exclaimed Charles.
Most people would be concerned about fighting in their opponent’s backyard but it does not seem to faze the confident Charles. “That is the way I like it anyway. I have to make a statement in his backyard.” Yea he is popular prospect but who has he fought?” asked Charles. “Look at the people I fight and look at the people he has fought. That should say it all.”
Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network (TCN) (all zones): Monday, December 16 at 7:00pm ET
TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Wednesday, December 18 at 9:00pm ET
TCN Replay (Philly): Friday, December 20 at 7:00pm ET
TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, December 21 at 11:00pm ET
TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, December 22 at 2:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Wednesday, December 18 at 8:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia Replay: Sunday, December 22 at 8:00pm ET
CSN Northwest: Friday, January 24, 10:00pm PT
CSN Northwest Replay: Sunday, January 26, 11:00pm PT
CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Bay Area will also be airing Reading To Rumble in the weeks and months to come. 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
12/16: Reading to Rumble (boxing)
12/23: XFE 31 (MMA)
12/30: Best Battles VI
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In PART TWO of my interview with “The Butterscotch Stallion” Mark Wilson, we dive right into his thoughts on Impact Elite, injuries, IZW and more.
Earlier this year, Wilson shocked the IZW World with his double cross on “Big Business” Damon Windsor at “Halloween Hangover” in Windsor’s IZW Title Casket Match against Champion “The Natural Born Leader” Johnny Z. Wilson crippled Windsor with a low blow, just as Windsor was seconds away from defeating Z and becoming the new IZW Champion. Since Wilson’s “shot heard around the world”, he has had a front row seat on the fastest rollercoaster on the planet as a card carrying member of Impact Elite. Wilson has zero regrets on his decision to join, and in fact, couldn’t stop heaping praise after praise on the influential stable.
“Every star in the sky has aligned. You have ‘What Wrestling Should Be,’ Jermaine Johnson and Jordan Jacobs, who are the best tag team in our area and the reigning IZW Tag Team Champions. Jermaine has also had opportunities to try out for WWE, and I am convinced that he will make it, and it will be well deserved.
“Next up is ‘The Image of Fear’ Kevin Morgan. This titanic monster is the current IZW Impact Division Champion, and I foresee he will reign for as long as he wants. Kevin doesn’t know his own strength and power, and anyone who dares to cross his path will be in for one Herculean effort to take that title.
“Madame Commissioner Erica will soon be the holder of The Queen’s Crown. Miss Diss Lexia is just renting Erica’s crown, and if she knew what was good for her, she’d just hand the crown back to Erica and scurry away. Erica is legitimately tough and can and has out maneuvered every female wrestler in this area. She has actually been ranked twice in the men’s Oklahoma top 50. No other woman grappler can say that.
“Then you have the centerpiece: “The Natural Born Leader, The Savior of Professional Wrestling”, the IZW Champion, Johnny Z. Name one thing this man hasn’t done in this business. Owner of a hugely successful wrestling company, doing it his way for 10 plus years, wrestler, promoter, title holder, and The Smartest Man in Wrestling. And here’s the catch: he’s just hitting his peak now! Owner of the greatest wrestling promotion, and reigning champion of said promotion, who has assembled not only the best faction in the business, but the best roster, period. I would put IZW up against any other promotion in the country and would sleep soundly knowing what I know: that IZW is the upper echelon, period. And that is attributed to Johnny Z and his ability to recognize talent and give them the environment in which to grow and flourish,” Wilson said.
How Wilson actually fits into Impact Elite and what role he serves is a lot more intricate and complicated then what you commonly see with other organizations.
“I honestly resist the term ‘manager’. I prefer the term ‘technical advisor’ or ‘executive consultant’ and here is why: serving as an official has given me a front row seat to observe these superstars, perhaps better than anyone else. I spent a lot of my time during the week, after a show, compiling detailed files on each and every wrestler I worked with. I know what they do in the ring, and I can use that knowledge to give Impact Elite the advantage every time they have a match. Believe me, no one has gathered more information on IZW Stars than I have. This gives us an immense edge over our competition,” Wilson added.
Wilson has also recently helped “Larger Than Life” Jermaine Johnson defend the IZW Tag Team Titles in the ring against Team Bull while “Lights Out” Jordan Jacobs has been on the shelf recovering from shoulder surgery and out of action until 2014. Wilson has become the de facto third member of What Wrestling Should Be and along with his technical advisor and executive consultant duties, Wilson has proved that he can get physical if need be, even at 5’9” and 170 pounds. It’s because like he said, no one knows the roster of IZW better than himself and having that intellectual and cerebral edge against his foes offsets any physical disadvantage he might have to overcome inside the squared circle.
Chances are good that if Wilson continues to tag alongside Johnson we will see him end a few matches with his trademark move. “My finisher is the 1-2-3, daddy!!! I have used the figure four leglock in a few of my matches, even using the ropes for leverage whilst the referee isn’t looking. But I’ll take a win any way I can because if you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin’!!!”
It’s no secret that professional wrestling is a contact sport and the roads and highways across America are littered with the broken bodies of those who suffered serious injury inside the ring. But pro wrestling isn’t only dangerous for the athletes. The officials also take their fair share of bumps and bruises as well and Wilson is no different.
“While there will never be a book called ‘Injuries of a Professional Wrestling Referee,’ I have had a few in the last few years. I tore my left calf during the main event match one night between Shane Morbid and Michael Barry. And all I did was take a short step to the left. It scared the daylights out of me because it felt like I had been stabbed. It caused me to jump and so I looked around for some rabid fan with a knife, knowing that it was my responsibility to stop him before he got to the wrestlers. But there was no one around me. I attempted to walk on it, but I couldn’t put any weight on it. I finished the match by just staying out of the way. I just knew my career was over because I didn’t know what I’d done. I researched it and discovered that I had a calf tear. I carefully rehabilitated myself using swimming for cardio until I could run again,” Wilson remembered.
“Lance Hoyt accidentally dislocated my left thumb during a tag match. Fortunately, it slipped right back into socket but it swelled up twice its normal size. Just before it was completely healed, I dislocated it again admonishing Al Farat during a match. I’ve had various other injuries, and my right shoulder, the side I count with, was usually sore after a weekend of wrestling shows.”
While traveling up and down the roads and wearing a variety of different hats in the process, there is one aspect of the business that Mark Wilson has not tried yet. “At one time, I was interested in an ownership interest in a wrestling company. But I’ve realized what a mammoth undertaking that would be. I’ve observed several owners but learned the most by watching Johnny Z build IZW. Z is both bold and yet not reckless. He’s not afraid to try new things, but he won’t put the integrity of his company at risk in the process.
“But, in all reality, he assumes a huge risk with every PPV, every show. Every success must be followed by yet another success. And crafting matches and stories and putting people in the right places and scouting new talent…what an exhausting job! I’m often exhausted just standing by and watching it all.
“Perhaps one day, when I get a better understanding of matchmaking and storytelling I might revisit wanting to be an owner. And there are a few lessons I have learned just in the five years I’ve been involved in the business. One of the biggest ones is that the whole point of our business is drawing the crowd. If people enjoy what they are seeing, they will come back and bring their family and friends. And every wrestler on the card should be working toward the goal of drawing the crowd. Whether the crowd loves or hates you, you have to do or be something that will make them pay to see you,” Wilson added.
This concludes this portion of the interview with PART THREE still to come where Wilson talks about personal highlights in wrestling, best feuds in IZW, GFL.tv, and participates in a game of word association.
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Xtreme Fight Events returns to the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on December 14 with “XFE 32”. XFE is the #1 MMA organization in Pennsylvania and one of the best in the whole Northeast as XFE is where the top pro and amateur rising stars step into the battleground looking to destroy their opponents.
Ricky Nuno (2-2) fights Shelby Graham (1-3) in a featherweight battle. Nuno has fought all over the East Coast and earned a reputation as a gritty fighter. He has KO power in both hands but also has the ability to grind out his opponent over the course of three rounds if need be. Nuno fights with a high risk-high reward style that makes him a fan favorite. Graham is a striking phenom and his Muay Thai is impressive. If this fight stays on the feet, Nuno and Graham will put on a show for the fans at Sands Event Center. Graham is an expert at mixing up his strikes while Nuno loves to go for the knockout. Don’t blink.
Darnell Hayes (2-4) battles Jamie Picket (0-1) in a middleweight scrap. Hayes is coming off back to back wins and has really found his niche in MMA. Hayes has an iron will and is much more disciplined in the cage then when he first debuted. Hayes is well-rounded and improved with each fight. Expect to see the best Darnell Hayes on December 13. Picket is still learning the MMA game but brings a solid striking game to the cage, particularly his boxing. Picket is looking to get his first win and bring his record to .500 so expect him to come out with added fire.
Xtreme Fight Events returns with epic fighting in front of a worldwide audience courtesy of the GFL Combat Sports Network. Watch “XFE 32” on December 14. Stream the show online at GFL.tv and own if forever.
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Hard hitting MMA action returns as Dead Serious Fighting Championship presents “Dead Serious IX” on December 14 from the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, New Jersey live on the GFL Combat Sports Network. Dead Serious Fighting Championship is planning to blow the roof off with their final show of 2013.
Scheduled to fight are Jovany Alvarez (4-2-1) versus Anthony Rivera (4-2). Alvarez is a wrecking machine at 125 lb and 3 of his 4 wins have come via stoppage going into his fight with Rivera. Alvarez fought to a draw in his last fight and battled for the Dead Serious title on two occasions earlier this year. If he wants to get another crack at the title he needs to dispatch of Rivera. Rivera is a grinder that loves to impose his will on his opponents. Rivera is a strong wrestler and dominates his opponents on the ground. He can go three hard rounds if need be and it is a good bet he will need his cardio in this fight. It will be a nice chess match of Alvarez’s grappling versus Rivera’s wrestling. This fight promises to be a barnburner from the opening bell.
Also on the card will be Sergio DeBari (4-0) against Mike Guarneri (2-1). DeBari is undefeated and is a submission master as all 4 of his wins have come via tapout. DeBari is very active on the ground and looks for submission from the opening bell. His transitions on the ground are stellar and he is a tough matchup for anyone. Standing in his way is Guarneri who is a tough draw because of his relentless pressure. He has never had a fight end before the final bell as all 3 of bouts have gone to decision. Guarneri is battle tested and loves to come forward and press the attack.
East Coast MMA is ready to deliver again! Be sure to catch all of the action, LIVE on December 14 as Dead Serious Fighting Championship presents “Dead Serious IX” exclusively at GFL.tv.
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“IZW Adrenaline” returned to GFL.tv with another one-blow KO, two hour episode of Oklahoma’s premier wrestling organization. There was plenty of fallout from last week’s show and many unanswered questions still loomed in the Impact Arena as “Chaotic Christmas” on December 21 inched closer to Lawton.
Things kicked off with a fire storm as “The Urban Legend” Drake Gallows (@DrakeBmbulmer) took on the returning O’Malley (@IZWHateMachine) in an Impact Rules Match. In the beginning, they traded leg kicks with O’Malley getting the better of the exchanges as he finally sent Gallows out of the ring with a right hand to the face. On the outside, O’Malley tossed Gallows into the guardrail, steel steps and chopped him across the neck in a display of brutality. O’Malley continued to exert his will on Gallows until missing with a splash against the ring post. Gallows fired back with right hands and kicks to the chest before dropping O’Malley with a head kick. Gallows added to that with a suicide dive as O’Malley crashed into the steel guard rail. Later, still on the outside, O’Malley destroyed Gallows with a chair shot to the head. Back in the ring, Gallows tried to change the tide with a double axe handle to O’Malley’s back but suffered another series of neck chops moments later. After a back splash miss by O’Malley, Gallows connected with a cannonball splash in the corner. Gallows went for the move again but missed and was head butted out of the ring by O’Malley. Once action resumed in the squared circle, O’Malley connected with a suplex, dodged a moonsault from Gallows and hit a senton for the pinfall showing that he still is a force to be reckoned with in IZW in his return.
Up next, “Larger Than Life” Jermaine Johnson (JermaineAboutMe) came out with a guitar in hand to perform a one man concert. Johnson’s musical talent was up for debate, but he did have the crowd glued to his every word as he sung a series of songs including “That’s Why We Are Champions” about each member of Impact Elite. His second song, “I Am Not A Diva” was another catchy tune, followed by his final tune, a “heartfelt song” for AnnaLynn Storm (@AnnaLynnIZW) titled “She Put Herself In The Way”. Finally, “Big Business” Damon Windsor (@DamonWindsor) put an end to the ear bleeding noise from Johnson and rushed to the ring getting a takedown and pummeling away at Johnson before trying to knock Johnson’s head off with the guitar. Madame Commissioner Erica (@Lady_Of_Impact) then came out and made a match for the main event of the evening as Windsor would face Johnson and The Convict in a Triple Threat Match!
IZW Impact Division Champion Kevin Morgan (@TheImageofFear) took on the resilient Soto Miyagi next. Miyagi tried his karate on Morgan but that was snuffed out immediately as Morgan tossed Miyagi across the ring like a small child. Morgan added a two handed power bomb for good measure as Miyagi’s body bounced off the canvas. A series of head butts only made Miyagi’s night worse as he slumped over in the corner. But nobody in IZW has a bigger spirit than Miyagi and he battled back with three flying axe handles to Morgan’s head moments later. On his fourth attempt, Morgan caught him in midair and tossed Miyagi over his shoulders like a sack of potatoes. Morgan locked on a neck crank before tossing Miyagi outside the ring. On the outside, Miyagi had a quick comeback with kicks to Morgan’s head and neck before the fight returned to the ring where Morgan hoisted Miyagi up into a torture rack and tossed him into the turnbuckle head first. Once again, Miyagi battled back with a crane and tornado DDT. Miyagi went for his finisher, the Shining Miyagi, but Morgan countered with a Detonator and got the pin in brutal fashion. After the match, for the second week in a row, The Midnite Rider took liberties with his former tag team partner, as he decimated Miyagi with a broom and literally swept Miyagi out of the ring.
The Midnite Rider stayed in the ring as he took on “The Captain of the Force” Double D. Rider and D showed off their technical wrestling skills as they traded arm locks, head locks and one upped each other with various reversals giving the fans in the Impact Arena some old school, efficient grappling that you don’t seem much of these days. Rider got the upper hand by throwing a right hand and getting a body slam. D upped his game with a couple flying forearms that dropped Rider. Rider got up and went back to his methodical side as he snatched a rear chin lock on D. But once again, the faster Double D rose to his feet and connected with a head scissors and leg lariat in a nice one-two combo. A springboard missile drop kick followed. Rider countered a splash with a knee to the face as D crumbled to the mat. Rider worked D over in the corner until a flying knee and enziguri kick dropped Rider in this back and forth battle. D was able to hit his high crossbody after planting Rider down again with a series of knees to get the pinfall. After the bout, D was celebrating and Rider attacked him from behind. Just as Rider was about to hit Double D in the head with his broom, Soto Miyagi rushed to the ring and ran Rider off.
In the main event, Impact Elite (The Convict & Jermaine Johnson) and Damon Windsor had their Triple Threat Match which turned out to be a glorified handicap match. Windsor came out on fire dropping Johnson but when Windsor went for his back elbows in the corner on Convict he was slumped by the King of the Yard. Then Convict and Johnson issued a two on one beating on Windsor that was not for the faint of heart. Convict choked Windsor mercilessly as Johnson jawed with the crowd. Windsor broke a double clothesline attempt that sent Convict and Johnson colliding into each other head first. Windsor then cleared the ring of both members of IE as the crowd roared with approval. Johnson re-entered the ring only to get clotheslined and dropped with back elbows in the corner as Windsor was as ruthless as ever. But the Convict intervened and Windsor was right back on the mat getting kicked in the head by Convict and Johnson. Windsor took a splash by Convict in the corner followed by massive forearms to the spine, as Johnson taunted Windsor and cleaned up the scraps. Every time Windsor would mount a small comeback he was decimated by a forearm to the spine that rattled his motor skills leaving him a sitting duck for more punishment. Impact Elite just had the numbers, plain and simple. Windsor did continue to fight through all of the adversity reversing a suplex attempt by Johnson and executing one of his own. But once again, The Convict was there to make sure the odds were uneven as he hit Windsor from behind and the cycle started all over with Windsor taking a two on one thrashing. More chokes, kicks and punches from IE left Winsor in a heap as he was barely conscious at this point. Johnson missed with a missile kick and instead hit Convict as the light at the end of the tunnel grew bigger for Windsor. Windsor then splashed Johnson in the corner followed by connecting full force with back elbows to the Convict. A boot to the chest put Convict on his butt. But Convict retaliated with a splash that took out Windsor and Johnson. Later, Johnson took too long for an ES2 attempt and was knocked silly by Windsor. Windsor tried to do the same to The Convict but instead got a body slam for his troubles. Yet Windsor kicked out at two. Convict went for a splash from the second rope to finish Windsor off but got a boot to the face followed by a choke slam! Johnson grabbed his guitar from earlier in the night and went for Windsor’s head but missed and ate a forearm/elbow instead. Windsor picked up the guitar and smashed it across the head of Johnson getting the 1-2-3 in a fantastic end to the main event.
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USFFC returned to GFL.tv with “USFFC 15 – Rinaldi VS Rogers”. USFFC has made a mark for itself in the Southeast and “USFFC 15″ tore down the house in the first MMA event ever in Gastonia, North Carolina. These pro/am fighters all showed up ready to fight and there were several KOs and submissions as these gladiators went for broke.
In the main event, XFC and Bellator veteran from South Carolina Ronnie “Bam Bam” Rogers (18-12) defeated TUF vet and Charlotte, North Carolina native Jordan Rinaldi (6-3) via split decision. In round one, both fighters came out striking with Rinaldi looking to land a front kick to keep his range and use his length to his advantage while Rogers, the more compact fighter, came in with hooks while staying low. After a break in action because of a low blow by Rinaldi, they continued to strike from a distance landing leg kicks and still trying to gauge once another’s distance. Rogers also scored with counters including uppercuts as Rinaldi might have landed with higher volume, but Rogers scored with more power punches. In round two, the fight continued to be a standup shootout as Rogers and Rinaldi traded strikes. Rogers closed the distance and was able to score with more leg kicks and uppercuts while Rinaldi went for a head kick and used his jab. Rinaldi bounced around on his feet while Rogers took the center of the cage and continued to come forward as the second ended much the same way as the first. In the third and final round, they continued to trade strikes on their feet as it was another close round. In the end, it was Rogers’ power punching and aggressiveness that probably won him the fight.
In the co-main event, former USFFC Amateur Lightweight Champion, Eric “The Show” Calderon (2-1), defeated Sylvain “The Thrill” Bynum (5-6) via KO in the second round in a lightweight scrap. Calderon’s speed came into play early and often as he was able to score and not take too much damage in the process. Finally, Calderon scored with a strike Bynum didn’t see coming and that put an end to an exciting fast paced fight.
Get ready for some All-American beat downs as “USFFC 15 – Rinaldi VS Rogers” was another homerun. Watch exclusively on GFL.tv and own it for life. Order now.
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Xtreme Fight Events returned to Harrah’s in Pennsylvania with “XFE 31″ with another high octane event. The 8-bout card featured 5 finishes. XFE is the #1 MMA organization in Pennsylvania and one of the best in the whole Northeast as XFE is where the top pro and amateur rising stars step into the battleground looking to destroy their opponents.
In the main event, Shedrick Goodridge (4-6) defeated Elder Ramos (4-4) via TKO/doctor stoppage in the second round. In round one, Goodridge and Ramos traded leg kicks looking for an advantage. Ramos grabbed a kick and clinched up with it, looking for a takedown. After separating, the southpaw Goodridge scored with a straight left hand before Ramos got the takedown. Goodridge wall walked back to his feet and they squared off again before Ramos closed the distance and got another clinch. Goodridge scored with a knee and elbow as they separated once again. Ramos executed a nice takedown and moved to side mount where he scored with punches as the round ended in a nice back and forth battle between the two. In round two, Goodridge stayed at a distance and began to score with punches and kicks. Goodridge connected with a head kick then a knee as a huge cut above the eye of Ramos opened. Ramos was still game, and closed the distance and got another clinch. The ref halted the fight because of the huge gash over the eye and after the doctor took a look at it, the fight was stopped and Goodridge was the victor. It was an action packed main event, and hopefully these two can fight again in the near future.
In other action, John Beck (1-0) defeated Nathaniel Lewis (0-1) via side choke submission in the second round of a pedal to the metal fight. Beck got a trip takedown then went for a kimura from the mount before transitioning to an armbar attempt. Lewis defended well and escaped as Beck got mount once again. Beck almost had the kimura on his second attempt, but Lewis would not tap and Beck changed up to landing strikes before going for another armbar attempt as the round ended. In round two, Lewis threw a spinning side kick before they fell to the mat again with Beck in the mount. Lewis slapped on a guillotine choke but Beck popped out. Beck again went for a kimura lock before switching up to a side choke where he finally got the tapout. This was a great grappling fight and Beck went for submission after submission and finally put away Lewis who displayed tremendous heart in not tapping out sooner.
Xtreme Fight Events returned with another night of epic fighting in front of a worldwide audience courtesy of the GFL Combat Sports Network. Watch “XFE 31″ anytime on VOD and own it for life.
#MMA #XFE31 (FREE MEDIA OFFER INSIDE) XFE 31: “Chocolate Thunder” attempts to calm the “Psycho” at Harrahs Casino Resort LIVE WORLDWIDE on GFL.tv!
On December 7th, XFE returns to the Harrahs Casino & Resort in Chester, PA with an ACTION PACKED night of MMA broadcasting LIVE and around the WORLD on GFL.tv with XFE 31! In the Main Event of the evening, Bellator veteran Shedrick “Chocolate Thunder” Goodrigde (3-6) will be squaring off Elder “Psycho” Ramos (4-2).
This is a stylistic match up and fan of MMA is sure to love! Goodridge vs Ramos was originally slated as the co-main event but due to injury, a cut eye on Mike Pope, this sure to be brutal attraction got the bump. Even though this was originally slated as the co-main event, Goodridge-Ramos has main event material written all over it.
“This was once of those fights that would have been a main event anywhere else and luckily, as always, we stacked the card. When Pope suffered the cut, we had a main event waiting in the wings. Here at XFE we try to make every fight main event worthy just in case something happens to this nature,” explained XFE promoter David Feldman. “Chocolate Thunder”, a Bellator veteran, as always is prepared for war at XFE 31 at Harrahs Casino & Resort in Chester, PA broadcasting LIVE around the WORLD on GFL.tv! “My training camp has been pretty good a couple nicks and bruises but other than that great,” said Goodridge discussing his training camp.
Goodridge, being the type of fighter that never shy’s away from a challenge, accepted his fight with Ramos without having any knowledge of his opponent. “I really didn’t know much about him did some research but I mean nothing really stood out. I see he throws an overhand right a lot from his hip and relies on wrestling. I feel I’m the better wrestler. I’m longer so I will be able to dictate the fight with my jab,” explained Goodridge when discussing his opponent and his opponent’s flaws. “I have no problem where ever the fight goes I feel I have the advantage standing and on the ground,” says Goodridge. Not only does Goodrdge feel that he has the advantage physically but he feels he has the mental advantage do to his big fight experience compared to Elder Ramos. ” I’ve been there I know what to expect and how to handle getting in that cage, putting on a good show, and getting the job done.” Like Goodridge, “Psycho” had a tremendous camp also.
“Camp for this fight has been super hard. I was originally scheduled to fight at 170lbs and I began cutting from 205lbs. When I got to 183lbs I found out my opponent had topull from the fight. After that I went through a few guys who I might fight and I said ok to them all but for whatever reason they decided not to accept the fight. Then I was told Shedrick was willing to fight me so I said ok but the problem was he fights at 185 and I fight at 170. As true professionals we both decided we want to fight and decided to meet up at 180. It has been a long road but I’m glad fight week is finally here. I had a very strong camp with my boys at Vanguard gym, who always kick my butt n push me as hard as they can. I’m also blessed to cross train with Kaizen MMA, Freedom MMA, and several other pro fighters who have made time in their busy schedule to come to VA n kick my butt.”
Unlike his opponent Goodridge, Ramos had a little bit more knowledge of his opponent when he agreed to this promising showdown. “Shedrick is a true professional I respect him and his team. With that being said I feel all my hard work will pay off. I’m comfortable anywhere and I know I can finish the fight from anywhere I want to take it. I’m ready to fight standing or on the ground. I’m confident on my skills so I’m not worried about anything I will finish it from anywhere,” the very confident Ramos.
Ramos also took the time to explain what kind of fighter he is & why he puts his life on the line every time he steps in the cage. “I’m a down to earth fighter who is chasing a dream. I’m doing my best to bring home a win to my beautiful wife n kids. I’m a fighter but that is not all I’m about. I’m also a very proud father of two beautiful kids Joseph and Hailey also I’m married to my high school sweetheart, who is my backbone. I’m very blessed to have a beautiful family that loves me n supports me so I’m already a winner” Both men, beaming with confidence, had two different version of how the night will finish but it doesn’t matter which man is correct because both are surefire was to please the fans in attendance or watching LIVE WORLDWIDE on GFL.tv!
Goodridge feels fans can expect, “Fireworks and a big finish coming from me. Last fight didn’t perform how I should of and now I’m coming back with something to prove.” While Ramos differs in opinion, “Fans should keep their eyes open because I’m coming to finish my opponent and I will do whatever it takes to do so. I have the skills, the drive, the knowledge, experience n the heart to bring home a win! Don’t let either of these men’s record fool you. MMA fans are in for a treat any time either man steps in the cage so when they clash against each other fans can expect fireworks made of violence!
Nicholas Wiley taking on Randall Brown for the XFE 170lb Championship, made its way to the co-main event after the departure of Algeo-Pope, is a fight to look out for. With both men’s amateur careers dwindling away, expect both men to go for broke so they can have have a full head steam when they embark in their journey of their pro career.
Also featured on this event is Zach Love squaring off with Andrew Bradley. “The moment this fight was signed it became an early nominee for “Fight of the Night” and that says a lot about these two fighters seeing how stacked this card is,” noted XFE promoter David Feldman.
Rounding up the card will be Justin Lesko Vs. Mouhamadou Sougoule, Charles Kowalchick Vs. Frederick Heim, Phuong Nguyen Vs. Israel Encarnacion, Roy Kofroth, Jr. Vs. Paul Turner, Michael Schlicker Vs. Bobby Malcolm, Jaymes Lewis Vs. John Beck. Also on the is Desmond Moore Vs. Damien Melendez, a fight in which Melendez looks for revenge the 2nd time around.
This is a can’t miss event for any MMA fan! Tickets are still on sale at the Harrahs Casino & Resort, with the low prices of $45, $65, & $100.
For those who can not attend this spectacular night of action LIVE, fear not, because XFE 31 will be broadcasting LIVE around the WORLD on GFL.tv! Order once and re live the action for LIFE only on GFL OnDemand. Click the link below for more info: http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/MMA/XFE_31/2177 XFE 31 is sponsored by Rocco’s Collision, Harrahs Casino & Resort, and Martinez BJ!
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