Tuff-N-Uff Returns to GFL on April 11, Highlighted by 4-Woman Straweight Tourney

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“Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of Mixed Martial Arts” will host a four-woman strawweight tournament, and the winner will be rewarded with a professional fight contract with Invicta Fighting Championships.

“Tuff-N-Uff has long supported women’s martial arts, and we’ve been fortunate enough to have some of the best ladies in the game compete in our cage,” Tuff-N-Uff Vice President Jeff Meyer said. “The chance to partner with the best all-women’s MMA organization in the sport for this unique opportunity was a natural fit for us, and I’m looking forward to seeing this tournament play out.”

The four women involved in the tournament include Texas’ Jianna Denizard (5-2), Las Vegas’ own Jamie Moyle (3-2), Arkansas’ Laura Uyeda (5-0) and California’s Molly Wren-Holmes (4-0).

The opening round of the bracket takes place at Tuff-N-Uff’s April 11 fight card at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Tickets for the event, which start at just $25, are available at Tuff-N-Uff’s official website, tuffnuff.com.

Denizard comes to the tournament on the strength of her quality striking. However, she also boasts two submission wins on her record, proving she’s a threat wherever the fight takes place. At 5-foot-7, Denizard will be the tallest of the four competitors; and she knows how to use every inch of her reach to her advantage, utilizing her range to force opponents to over-extend themselves and fall prey to counters.

Moyle has already faced the likes of undefeated four-time Invicta FC veteran Tecia Torres during her time in the amateur ranks, and she comes from one of the best camps in the world in Syndicate MMA. Moyle possesses some of the sharpest techniques in amateur MMA today, and her ability to put pressure on opponents is her strongest asset. Despite being the smallest competitor out of the four, no opponent will be able to take her lightly.

Uyeda is probably the best all-around athlete in the tournament. She earned a bronze medal in the No-Gi Worlds 2012, and in college earned a full athletic scholarship to New Orleans University at Monroe. Her ground game is clearly her strength. However, she also possesses a knockout win on her record and has taken two victories by decision.

Wren-Holmes is the craftiest MMA practitioner in the tournament, earning comparisons to a former Tuff-N-Uff competitor, Mike Pyle. No matter what position or situation Wren-Holmes is in, she’ll find a way to use it to inflict some pain on her opponent. The Californian is adept at landing the first and last punch of any exchange, as well. This helps her gain advantages over opponents not only physically, but mentally. She’s finished three of her four bouts by knockout.

The winners of the two April 11 semifinal bouts will meet in the tournament final on June 7 at Thomas and Mack Center.

About Tuff-N-Uff:

Tuff-N-Uff Productions, Inc. (www.tuffnuff.com) is the nation’s premier amateur mixed martial arts promotion. Founded in 1994, Tuff-N-Uff has helped many amateur fighters gain the experience needed to pursue professional fight careers.  Tuff-N-Uff is proud to have helped groom the following professional fighters: Ronda Rousey, Ryan Couture, Marina Shafir, Chris Holdsworth and Jessamyn Duke.


Unified MMA 18 Review

March 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Unified MMA debuted on GFL with “Unified MMA 18″ from the Mirage Banquet Hall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  The 8-bout card had plenty of fireworks as 6 bouts ended in stoppage.  Unified MMA put on an action packed event and presented their show to a worldwide audience for the first time by broadcasting on GFL.tv.  Expect many more top notch shows from this growing organization.

In the main event, Tanner Boser (5-0) submitted Nick Campbell (5-5) by rear naked choke in the second round of a light heavyweight bout to remain undefeated.  The first round saw these two battling for positional dominance in the clinch like two strong oxen with no real advantage for either man.  In the second, Boser and Campbell went right back into the clinch and looked for an advantage.  After a break from the ref, both fighters started throwing leather until Boser got in deep with a body lock and was able to wrestle Campbell to the mat.  Boser scored with a few punches then quickly took the back of Campbell.  After defending well from this position, Campbell finally succumbed to the rear naked choke of Boser with less than 10 seconds left in the round.

Chris Ade (10-16) defeated Neil Doty (4-4) via TKO in the first round.  Ade got the fight to the mat with a punch and ankle pick takedown.  Once on the ground, Doty rained down punches until the ref stopped the fight in a bout that lasted less than two minutes.

In another lightweight contest, Matthew Spisak (6-5) defeated Lee Gaudet (2-3) via unanimous decision.  In the fight of the night, these two gladiators never stopped trying to end each other’s night.  Spisak used his strong wrestling to control where the action went and fight his fight.  On the ground, Spisak’s control allowed him to score with punches while on the feet both Spisak and Gaudet threw bombs at each other.  It was a solid win for Spisak who gave up a size advantage in the fight but didn’t let that deter him from victory.

In a lightweight scrap, Mike Scarcello (4-3-1) defeated Yannick Pare (2-2) via unanimous decision.  Both fighters showed signs of greatness but Scarcello landed the harder strikes and was able to dictate the pace of the fight with his wrestling and grappling.  Both fighters gave it their all, but in the end, Scarcello was too strong and took the decision.

Don’t miss this electrifying event featuring some of the top regional mixed martial arts talents from around Canada. Watch all of the fights anytime on video on demand (VOD) for life as Unified MMA presents “Unified MMA 18″ on iPPV exclusively at GFL.tv!

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BAMMA USA – Badbeat 12 Review

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Courtesy of Jonathan King The Clinch Report

Bamma USA is known for putting on some of the best Mixed Martial Arts fights in California. Last night reinforced that recognition with some well balanced match-ups, and fighters who left all of their efforts in the cage.

Early on in the event, The Commerce Casino was rocked with a earthquake that registered 5.1 on the Richter scale. The after shocks, were hardly noticed as the crowd spent most of the night on their feet cheering loudly.

With the ground vibrating, the night was highlighted with spectacular efforts from a few fighters, one of which was former TUF contestant Chris Beal; who looked extremely comfortable as he dispatched a very game Keith Carson. Beal utilized his superior striking skills to take out the jittery Carson, who never seemed to get comfortable.

Beal utilized his superior counter striking and kept Carson guessing and flailing with random strikes that never seemed to threaten Beal. Beal maintained his composure, and showed excellent growth as he patiently waited for the opening instead of forcing the finish.

Comebacks are always entertaining, and Kevin Bostick’s comeback KO had the Casino shaking again. Bostick was able to absorb a vicious head kick from Chris Pena late in the first round. Moments later he countered a knee attempt with a huge uppercut that connected with Pena’s chin, immediately turning off the lights. Pena fell supine as the arena erupted with excitement.

The ladies also made a huge impression as Melanie Lacroix and Brooksie Baynard put on a back and forth battle that left both fighters battered. Baynard pressed the action the entire fight, utilizing her brute strength to her advantage, tossing Lacroix at first. However, Lacroix quickly changed her game plan, and was able to land countless knees in the clinch to Baynard’s face. Lacroix cruised to a close unanimous decision win. The fight was clearly a fan favorite, as the crowd stood for the entire second and third rounds.

Terrion Ware is quickly becoming the name you want to know, before everyone else in the world of MMA does. Last night, he proved why he should be the next guy on the UFC’s radar. Ware outlasted Eric Winston in a very tough 5 round war that netted ‘The Flash’ his first Bamma USA Title at 135 lbs. Winston proved to be a very tough opponent as advertised, and he was able to take down Ware on multiple occasions. However, outside of a near choke in the first round, he was never able to mount much offense with his dominant position. Ware was able to get out of that situation and never seemed in trouble on the mat after that round.

The fight came down to Ware’s superior counter punching. On multiple occasions he changed levels and countered with body shots and finished upstairs with the hook. Winston’s chin held up, and he was even able to clip Ware late in the fourth round. However, Ware came out for the start of the fifth with renewed vigor. Although, Winston was able to score another take down, Ware was able to get up after Referee Mike Beltran stood the fighters up, due too lack of action. Once standing Ware lit Winston up with body shots, and even attempted a few flying knees late that missed their mark.

Terrion Ware dedicated the win, and the title to the memory of his grandmother who passed away earlier in the week.

Once again the promoter Brett Roberts and his team created an atmosphere where the fighters decide the success of the event, and once again the fighters delivered. Bamma USA offers some of the most competitive fights available, and for the die hard fan, the pay per availability should be “must watch TV”. The fighters are hungry, aggressive, and the match-ups break the mold of the one sided regional promotions.

Notes: Also winning were Lateef Williams who dispatched Paul Karsky quickly with a slam and following choke; Kyra Batara impressively beat Misha Nassiri via Armbar; Benji Gomez outlasted David Duran, Christian Aguilera defeated Kory Kelly; Greg Parker defeated Paul Song; Justin Jones submitted Paul Gemmati; and Steve Kozola TKO’d Tommy Gavin.

IZW Adrenaline March 29 Results

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“IZW Adrenaline” scored another homerun with an action packed show featuring the new IZW Champion Double D main eventing the card. Don’t miss a second of this cutting edge Independent wrestling promotion as you never know what is going to happen.

Results courtesy of oklafan.com:

Kevin Morgan def. Damon Windsor
Copycat def. Roberto Camacho
Vinnie Camacho def. Luke Langley
IZW Champion Double D def. Randy Price

Get your shot of adrenaline with “IZW Adrenaline” every Saturday night at 8pm E/7pm C on GFL.tv. Better yet, if you are near Southwestern Oklahoma, nothing beats watching IZW live from the Impact Arena located at 1009 SW F Ave. in Lawton, Oklahoma 73501. No other wrestling organization on the Independent landscape carves out as much new content as IZW. Developed and cultivated in the Sooner State, IZW is second to none. Be there for every bump, bruise and jaw-dropping moment all of which have made IZW recognized around the world.

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Dead Serious X Review

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Hard hitting MMA action returned as Dead Serious Fighting Championship presented “Dead Serious X” from the Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey only on the GFL Combat Sports Network. The stacked card featured multiple title fights that turned into barnburners from the opening bell.

In the main event, for the Dead Serious Featherweight Title, Champion Sergio DeBari (5-0-1) and Aldo Oranvil (3-1-1) fought to a majority draw.  DeBari retains the title and would have won the fight outright had he not had a point deducted in the second round for an illegal strike after one of DeBari’s body punches was deemed low.  It was a judgment call by the ref and it turned out to be the difference in the fight.  Both fighters fought a great fight.  There were tremendous scrambles that changed the momentum back and forth which each gaining an advantage at the drop of a hat.  Oranvil had his best round in the third after DeBari had gotten the better of the exchanges and grappling in the first and second.  It was a fast paced fight with a lot of top notch grappling with both fighters exerting their positional dominance at times.  DeBari gave a great speech after the fight and when he was heckled by some fans in the crowd he challenged them to come in the ring to put their money where their mouth was.  Of course the fans declined.

In the co-main event for the Dead Serious Featherweight Title, Brandon Urquijo (4-0) defeated Anthony Genovese (4-1) via unanimous decision.  This fight was another back and forth fight as Urquijo and Genovese exchanged in the center of the ring over and over again. These two went to battle in the striking department but Urquijo pulled out the decision partly with his head movement and feints that let him be first to the punch more often than not.  The southpaw Genovese landed with several overhand lefts but Urquijo darted in and out and was not going to be hit with a combo.  It was a close fight and stylistically hard to judge, as both men came out to bang.

Ron Templeton (3-1) defeated Juan Galarza (4-1) via unanimous decision to win the Dead Serious Lightweight Championship.  Templeton won the title with an awesome wrestling game where he was able to score multiple takedowns on Galarza and once on the ground, utilize a nice ground and pound game where he scored with punches inside of Galarza’s guard.  Templeton is going to be tough to beat at 155 lb.

In other action, Michael Trizano defeated Gio Sanfratello via D’Arce choke and Jake Friedland defeated Victor Antequera via triangle in solid performances by both Trizano and Antequera.

Dead Serious hit another one out of the park! Be sure to catch all of the action anytime on VOD, as Dead Serious Fighting Championship presents “Dead Serious X” exclusively at GFL.tv.

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GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents “Friday Night Fights: Harrah’s” Beginning March 31 on TCN & CSN



March 28, 2014

GFL and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing as Friday Night Fights returns to Harrah’s Philadelphia with top ranked boxing, as GFL REAL FIGHTS showcases another soon to be talked about boxing extravaganza with Friday Night Fights:  Harrah’s featuring a full slate of hotly contested matchups inside the ring.

In the main event, top featherweight contender Eric Hunter (17-3) will have his second crack at the USBA Featherweight title when he squares off with fellow contender Yenifel Vicente (25-2-2).   In Hunter’s first attempt this past September he was disqualified after dominating his opponent then hitting him after his opponent, Mike Oliver, fell to his knees. Hunter is known as one of the most underrated featherweight contenders today who represents the fighting city of Philadelphia.  This is his crack at redemption and he plans to make the most of it.  Hunter’s opponent Yenifel Vicente is looking for redemption also.  After notching the biggest win of his career in 2013, stopping the highly touted Jorge Diaz in 4 rounds, he suffered a close majority decision lose to Jose Antonio Rodriguez (25-4).  A win over Hunter will surely put Vicente back into title contention.

In the co-main event, Philadelphia’s Victor Vasquez will look to seek redemption of his own against Atlantic City’s Osnel Charles after Charles earned a decision over Vasquez in their first encounter.  We can almost guarantee a WAR when these two men mix it up.  One thing is for sure.  When the bell rings DON’T BLINK!

Also on the card, rising undefeated prospect Miguel Cartagena continues his quest towards eventually fighting for a world title someday when he takes on veteran Miguel Robles.  Cartagena will have to be ready to walk through fire as he takes on Robles who doesn’t mind mixing it up and cutting corners inside the ring.  Will Cartagena be derailed by Robles or will he continue his rise up the ranks?

Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network (TCN) (Mid Atlantic):  Monday, March 31 at 7:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Philly):  Monday, March 31 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay (all zones):  Thursday, April 3 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic):  Saturday, April 5 at 11:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic):  Sunday, April 6 at 1:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, April 3 at 11:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia Replay: Sunday, April 6 at 8:00pm ET

CSN Northwest:  Friday, May 9 at 11:00pm PT

CSN Northwest Replay:  Sunday, May 11 at 11:00pm PT

CSN regions in other major markets including CSS and CSN Bay Area will also be airing Friday Night Fights:  Harrah’s 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

3/31:  Friday Night Fights From Harrah’s (boxing)

4/7:    CFFC 33 (MMA)

4/14:  Bamma USA: Bad Beat 12 (MMA)

4/21:  XFE 39 (MMA)

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Legend III Preview

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GFL brings you the most stacked kickboxing tournament of 2014 so far as “Legends III” makes its highly anticipated debut on the #1 combat sports streaming network on April 5 from Milan, Italy.  The tournament will get together the best kickboxers from around the world in the weight class under 71 kg.

Tournament favorite Dzhabar Askerov will battle Murthel Groenhart fighting out of Mike Passenier’s legendary “Mike’s Gym”. Groenhart is the K-1 Italy Oktagon champion and K-1 World MAX 2012 champion, where he defeated Artur Kyshenko in the final.   Dzhabar Askerov was supposed to fight Artur Kyshenko’s who now has had to withdraw a second time from fighting Dzhabar Askerov. The first time it was during the Grand Prix of the LEGEND Fighting Show Final Four. Kyshenko’s injury in the semi-final fight against Yuri Bessmertny was his reason for withdrawing from the fight with Askerov. And now, two weeks before the LEGEND-3 Tournament, Kyshenko decides – again – not to fight with Askerov due to having problems with the weight cut.

In other action, Belarusian Yuri Bessmertny (35-12-1) will battle Dutchman Andy Souwer (150-15-1).  Bessmertny has won numerous titles including, Belarusian Champion, Fight Code, S-1, WAKO, WFKB, WKF, WMF, and more but is facing a tough opponent in Souwer who can match Bessmertny at every turn.  Sower has destroyed his opponents over the years and racked up multiple world titles including championships for K-1, ARDDD, FIMC, WPKA, ISKA, WMTA, It’s Showtime, Shoot Boxing and more.  Look for the gritty Dutch fighter to turn this into a brawl and stand in the center of the ring looking to take Bessmertny out with high kicks and hooks.

This time the Tournament in Italy will enlist K-1 fights only. However, Paul Daley, a welterweight MMA fighter, will now join his fellow K-1 fighters.  This will not be the first K-1 bout for the British fighter: in 2008 and earlier in 2014 he has already worn his boxing gloves inside the ring. While taking part in the MMA Cage Warriors, Strikeforce, Bellator, EliteXC, Cage Rage, BAMMA, Shark Fights, and, of course, UFC, Daley also listed Muay Thai as his favorite sport – which was visible in his MMA fights where he has shown impressive punching technique.  His opponent, Alexander Surzhko, is a multiple champion of amateur and professional Muay Thai and K-1 kickboxing tournaments, and Master of Sports. Alexander made his debut on the professional ring in 2009 and since then has been able to win over the affection of fans. Won 14 of the 18 fights. He has masterfully defeated Artur Akopyan in his latest W5 fight. On October 20, 2012 during Grand Prix Russia Open Alexander won a spectacular victory over Jamal Yusupov, sending his opponent into a solid KO.

Don’t miss this world-renowned event.  If you love kickboxing, you won’t find a better show this year.  Order now and watch these gladiators throw down in one of the most grueling combat sports around.  Order “Legends III” on April 5 and own it for life on GFL.tv!

USFFC 17 Preview

March 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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USFFC returns to GFL.tv on April 5 with “US Freedom Fighter Championship 17”.  USFFC has made a mark for itself in the Southeast and “USFFC 17” will surely tear down the house from Beaufort, South Carolina.  These pro/am fighters are looking to make a name for themselves on a global basis and that’s just what they will do as they go to battle inside the cage.

In the main event, UFC veteran Corey “The Real Deal” Hill (6-6) battles Eric Calderon (2-1) in a lightweight scrap.  Hill is looking to bounce back in this fight from two straight losses and get back to where he was a couple years ago when he was one of the top prospects in the 155 lb division.  Hill is unusually tall for his weight class and that is to his advantage because of his great grappling skills which allow him to wrap his opponents up with his long limbs while also being able to use his height advantage to land strikes from a safe distance.  Calderon will be fighting an uphill battle in the experience department and caliber of fighter that Hill is, but if he wins, this could skyrocket his career upward very quickly.  Calderon is an aggressive fighter who likes to establish his offense in the early going.  Look for Calderon to try and get inside on Hill and use clinch work and wrestling to get the fight to the mat where Calderon can utilize his feared ground and pound.

In a battle of undefeated bantamweights, Michael Torres (5-0) takes on Alvin Simmons (3-0).  Torres is well versed in submissions and striking garnering wins via both.  Torres likes to bang in the cage and is more than happy to throw leather in the center of cage if his opponent is game.  Look for Torres to make this a brawl from the get-go.  Simmons is a strong wrestler who likes to grind his opponents down over the course of a full fight.  Simmons is capable of dominating nearly every minute in a fight because of his strong wrestling that has usually dictated where the fight goes.  Look for Simmons to engage Torres early but if he begins to get the worse of the exchanges, Simmons will use his chief skill, wrestling, to move the fight to the mat.

In other action, Brandon “Honey Badger” Barrett (3-0) fights Jeff Roberts (3-7) in a welterweight tilt.  Barrett is undefeated and has won by decision, submission, and KO.  Barrett is continually improving his all-around game so expect to see some new techniques.  Roberts is a grizzled veteran and has never turned down a fight in his career.  He fights with a high risk-high reward style which has enabled him to pick up a title already in his career.  Only 3 of Roberts 10 fights have ever gone to decision.  Don’t blink as he will be looking to end the fight in the opening round.

Get ready for some All-American beat downs as “USFFC 17” is sure to seek and destroy all the other competition. Watch exclusively on GFL.tv and own it for life.  Order now.

Bounded Fist 5 Review

March 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Bounded Fist returned to GFL and delivered another great night of Muay Thai action with “Bounded Fist Muay Thai 5″ from the Arizona Event Center in Mesa, Arizona. The stacked 15-bout card featured the top stars in the region as they put their honor on display inside the ring with multiple championship titles at stake.

In the main event, for the USMTA Super Light Weight Dual State Title (AZ & NV), Jason Davis (6-1) from Best Muay Thai in Arizona defeated Armin Eusebio (5-1) of Alliance Muay Thai in Nevada via decision.  Davis scored with solid elbows and strong leg kicks throughout the bout as he built up a lead early.  Davis was also strong in the clinch and scored with knees and push kicks as Eusebio battled back with front kicks and over hand rights.  Davis usually began and finished the rounds strong which enabled him to pick up the decision and add another title to his collection.

In the co-main event, for the USMTA Light Middleweight Arizona State Title, Gary Lopez (4-1) of Seage MMA defeated Maiward Anwary (4-2) of Best Muay Thai via majority decision.  This was almost a tale of two fights as Anwary took an early lead winning the first two rounds with pinpoint accuracy, but Lopez picked up steam as the fight went on and was able to drop Anwary several times by landing the heavier punches.  Lopez also kicked it into overdrive in the championship rounds as his combos found their mark and Lopez became the new champion.  It was a gutsy performance by Lopez who had to dig out of hole and did just that on his way to victory.

In another title fight, the Women’s USMTA Lightweight Dual State Title (AZ & NM) was up for grabs as Janaska Bigley (3-0) from Albuquerque Kickboxing in New Mexico defeated Brianna Frazier (2-4) from Best Muay Thai in Arizona via split decision in a close fight.  Bigley came out with a purpose, especially in the fifth and final round as she scored with solid body kicks and body punches of Frazier.  Bigley pushed forward and was the aggressor for most of the fight and found her distance early and often with high kicks and over hand rights.  Frazier countered with nice jabs and right hands but it was not enough as Bigley’s aggression won the day over Frazier’s counter punching and accuracy.

Don’t miss this awesome card. Order now to see the science of the eight limbs as “Bounded Fist Muay Thai 5″ destroys its competition.  Watch all of the bone rattling strikes and own the event for life on VOD, so order now on GFL.tv.

Power Play Promotions 23 – Riddell VS Scerri Review

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Power Play Promotions presented World Championship Kickboxing with “Riddell VS Scerri” from the famous Melbourne Pavilion in Melbourne, Australia. The full rules Muay Thai card was anchored by two championship fights that cemented the legacies of the combatants.

In the main event, with the WKBF Super Middleweight World Title on the line, Brad Riddell defeated Jason Scerri to become the new champion.   Both men set a furious pace with leg kicks and absorbed a ton of punishment over the whole bout.  Riddell had a left hook that was landing with frequency while also scoring with over hand rights.  Scerri remained game throughout the whole fight and lesser men would have been stopped on several of the exchanges by Riddell, but Scerri proved to have an iron chin and huge heart as he continued to battle back and throw combos of his own while mostly counter punching the heavy hands of Riddell.  In the end, both fighters were entirely spent, but Riddell continued to walk forward and press the action, even though Scerri was right there in the eye of the storm landing punches and leg kicks as well.  The end of the fight mirrored the beginning and middle as both fighters continued to trade strikes in the center of the ring like a heavyweight prize fight from the 1930s.  This bout is a strong contender for Fight of the Year in kickboxing for 2014.

In the co-main event, for the WKA Welterweight South Pacific Title, Sing Siri defeated Abbas Ahmadi via TKO in the fourth round to become the new champion.  The southpaw Siri was more active from the early going as he landed multiple hooks, inside leg kicks and push kicks that kept the bigger Ahmadi at bay.  Siri connected with overhand lefts and body kicks throughout the fight.  Ahmadi kept his attacks more technical as he threw straight punches, knees and elbows right down the middle that found their mark and damaged Siri.  The momentum only picked up in the fourth with both men landing brutal shots on one another as Ahmadi scored a huge knee and right hand that wobbled Siri.  Siri came back with a combo ending with a looping left hand that sent Ahmadi through the ropes!  The ref waived the fight off as it was clear Ahmadi was on Easy Street even though he had made it back to his feet before ten.

In other action, Simon Coutsouvelis defeated Mark Mullan via split decision.  This fight could have been fought in a phone booth as both Coutsouvelis and Mullan landed punch after punch in close quarters.  Coutsouvelis was also able to use his height advantage as he scored multiple times with front kicks and kept a safe distance away from Mullan’s punching power.  This was another fight where both men put everything on the line and showed what type of gladiators they were in the five round barnburner.

If you love nonstop, full-throttle striking, then “Riddell VS Scerri” is must-see TV. Watch as these brave warriors display the science of the eight limbs and use punches, kicks, knees and elbows all the way from Australia as Power Play Promotions debuts on GFL. Order this event exclusively at GFL.tv.

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