Tuff-N-Uff October 17 Review and Results

October 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Las Vegas, NV – The nation’s premier amateur mixed martial arts promotion, Tuff-N-Uff, today released the official results of the Oct. 17th edition of its “Future Stars of MMA” event, which took place live from The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

In the main event, fan favorite C-Los Garcia took one step closer to regaining his bantamweight title with a unanimous decision over Ruben Perez (5-1). In a three round back-and-forth matchup, Garcia out-paced and out-pointed his opponent to hand him his first loss; Garcia’s record now improves to 5-1.

In the co-main event, Joey Ruquet made quick work of Regan Kuali’l, submitting him just 54 seconds into the first round with a guillotine choke. Ruquet remains undefeated with five amateur wins on record. Also on the live card, Gary Herring, fighting out of Fight Syndicate in Casper, Wyoming, found a TKO over New York’s Brian Dubuc (1-1-1) in round two of their bantamweight scrap. Also in the bantamweight division, Bryce Sepe (2-1), local Cobra Kai prospect, went the distance with City Athletic Club’s Bronson Sabado (1-4) to earn a unanimous decision.

Delivering the wow-moment of the night, popular combat sports journalist Spencer Lazara took to the cage for the first time in his life to give the crowd a stunning knockout. After an even-paced first round, Lazara fired a KO-loaded counter-punch at 1:31 of the second round, plummeting Mosely to the mat. Lazara, competing as a welterweight, now adds a 1-0 amateur record to a host of other MMA talents.

The Oct. 17th “Future Stars of MMA” undercard results are as follows:

135 lbs. Bout: Victor Mabin (5-6) defeated Ryan Curry (3-3) via TKO at 1:43/1st Round
155 lbs. Bout: Joe Burgess (1-2) defeated Kyle Colvin (0-2) after 1st Round/Doctor Stoppage
185 lbs. Bout: Montel Williams and Damien Nitkin fight to a Draw
145 lbs. Bout: Matt Torres (1-0) defeats Shawn Brooks (0-1) via TKO at 1:53/1st Round
155 lbs. Bout: Jimmy Stevenson (1-0) defeats Trent Mercer (0-1) via RNC at 1:19/1st Round
150 lbs. Bout: Brandon Dufrene (1-0) defeats Brian Randall (0-1) via TKO at 1:05/1st Round
135 lbs. Bout: Cameron Olsen (1-1) defeats Brandon Reynolds (0-1) via TKO at 42 seconds/1st Round
205 lbs. Bout: Huxley Dunsany (1-0) defeated Michael Sancho (0-1) via RNC at 1:16/2nd Round

IZW Redemption 2014 Review

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Redemption promised the IZW World a ton of action. It promised a crazy five-way Impact Scramble, a battle between the tag team champions, and one man standing tall holding the IZW Championship. It delivered bigger than anyone could have expected and in ways that no one could have imagined!

The night started with a huge contest between former partners as Big Business Damon Windsor would face his former partner and the man he stabbed in the back at the Impact Chamber, The Image of Fear Kevin Morgan. Morgan wanted nothing more than to get his hands on Windsor but Big Business wanted to bury the hatchet and remain friends. Morgan quickly let him know that would not be an option. He slapped away the offered handshake and leveled Windsor with a big clothesline. Windsor battled back, targeting the left arm of Morgan which had been less than 100% for weeks. But even only one good arm Morgan is more dangerous than most men with two. The Image of Fear continued to show remarkable resolve as Windsor never lost focus on his point of attack. Morgan seemed to be all out of steam as Windsor delivered his patented elbows on the corner, he sauntered to the center of the ring and removed his elbow pad, looking to deliver the knockout blow to his former partner but it was not to be. Morgan sprinted out and speared Windsor, hoisted him up and drove him down with the Oklahoma Stampede and then sealed his fate with the Moment of Fear.

Morgan told the IZW World that he wouldn’t stop until he got to Johnny Z and that Windsor would only be a speed bump on that journey. After this match it would be hard for anyone to disagree with the man who now holds both IZW Tag Team Championships.

The controversy with the Tag Team Championships was finally over but it was just beginning with the Impact Division Championship. It was announced that Angel Camacho had suffered an injury and would not be able to make the Impact Scramble. So Co-Commissioner Mark Wilson made the call that the winner of the Bobby Starr/Jordan Jacobs match would be inserted into the scramble and get a shot at the Impact Division Championship.

Both Starr and Jacobs seemed especially driven with an Impact Division Championship opportunity on the line. Starr was more aggressive and violent than we had ever seen him before. But Jacobs has been better than ever as of late. Since his series of matches with Johnny Z and almost being IZW Champion, Jacobs has been really hitting his stride. Jordan battled back from a big spinebuster and fought out of the single leg Olympus Crab. Starr continued to blast Jacobs with vicious shots and ran full speed at him in the corner but Jacobs caught him with a buckle buster, scaled the ropes and used the Light Switch to turn Starr’s lights out. Starr was left to lick his wounds while Jacobs went on to ready himself for his shot to once again become Impact Division Champion.

From one Bull to another we would next see The Bronze Bull taking on The Attorney Jeff Wolfenbarger. Wolfenbarger would be accompanied to the ring by former IZW superstar and commissioner Kool-Aid. Wolfenbarger tried to have a nice birthday celebration for Kool-Aid earlier but it was cut short by The Bronze Bull who verbally ran down both men. Bull thinks that he is far and away superior to both men but a fast and furious flurry of offense from Wolfenbarger sent Bull scrambling to the outside. Wolfenbarger didn’t let up and cornered Bull and ran in with a pair of splashes but Bull stopped the second one and threw him over his head with a deadly belly-to-belly suplex. Not one to let an advantage go, Bull threw Wolfenbarger outside and started laying on the punishment. Jeff had another trick up or two up his sleeve though. He dropped Bull neck first on the rope and hit a springboard leg drop. Jeff went for the Final Impact but Bull reversed with a northern lights suplex that swayed things back his way. Bull picked up Wolfenbarger and drilled him with Greetings from Mt Olympus. But Bull refused to make the cover, he wanted to rub it in. He picked Wolfenbarger up again and spit at Kool-Aid. Kool-Aid jumped on the apron and returned the favor, blinding Bull and allowing Wolfenbarger to slip into a sunset flip and get the win over the Bronze Bull. Wolfenbarger swore to be the thorn in the side of Johnny Z and Impact Inc and has certainly been just that by beating the crown jewel of Johnny Z’s followers.

Next up was the 5-Man Impact Scramble for the Impact Division Championship. Sheepy O’Brien, O’Malley and Randy Price would challenge for Drake Gallows’ Impact Division Championship as scheduled but via his win over Bobby Starr earlier, Jordan Jacobs would be inserted into the madness of the Scramble. This match was a masterpiece in chaos. From the very start all five men went full steam at each other and while alliances may have existed at the beginning, it quickly became every man for his self. O’Malley looked to take out four birds with one stone as he fought all four of his competitors into one corner, ran across the ring and delivered an Irish Car Bomb to everyone involved. This would grant him a pin on O’Brien to become the interim Impact Division Champion. His opponents eventually subdued O’Malley and Gallows was ablt to score with an emo-killer on O’Brien onto two chairs to get a pinfall of his own. As O’Malley and O’Brien brawled on the outside, Jacobs dove from the top rope with a flipping senton onto both men. Not to be outdone, Price climbed up and as all three men reached their feet, he dove off with a corkscrew moonsault. The four men were in a heap on the outside but that left one man unaccounted for, the Urban Legend himself Drake Gallows. Gallows earned his nickname from the death defying things he has done to rule the Impact Division. The IZW World let out a collective gasp as they saw him start to climb a giant ladder that took him all the way to the roof of the Impact Arena. He shrugged his shoulders and dove off. But the dice rolled snake-eyes for Gallows and as he dove the ladder shifted underneath him and he fell short, narrowly missing the ring apron but crashing to the floor below. Randy Price looked to capitalize on the chaos but was caught with O’Brien’s Trouble and O’Brien became the current champion. The two Irishmen O’Malley and O’Brien brawled on the outside while Price tried to hit the splash from the past on Jacobs with the seconds ticking away. Jacobs got out of the way and hit the Light Switch and covered Price. Referee George Knight’s hand hit the mat for the 3 with less than a second left in the match.

Two Irishmen consumed each other in violence, the man who laughs at danger rolled the dice and lost and the man who wasn’t even originally in the match utilized every last second of the match to once again proudly hold the Impact Division Championship.

After the match Price was dejected and coming down to share his thoughts was his former mentor the returning Coach Gary Tool. The IZW World expected Tool to take Price’s head off after Price cost him the IZW Championship. But instead Tool said the blame for what happened to him lied on the IZW World. He laid into the fans in the Impact Arena and said that he was proud of Price and his actions and that he reminded Tool of what Old School really was. What does this mean for the future of Randy Price and/or The possibly reunited Old School Suckas?

Next up was an old fashioned Street Fight between Shawn McHale and Mark Wilson. The two Co-Commissioners started with some classic wrestling and it evolved into an old fashioned brawl. McHale tried to keep it clean but that wasn’t in Wilson’s playbook at all. Wilson targeted the leg of McHale, punishing it with chop blocks and kicks. Wilson looked to put McHale away with a perfectly executed figure four leglock but McHale fought his way out. When that didn’t work Wilson went into his bag of dirty tricks. He pulled out a handful of powder to blind McHale but the #1 knocked it right back into Wilson’s face. When Wilson regained his vision he was staring right at McHale who flipped him the double #1 and hit a Stunner to get the win. The #1 proved to the IZW World that he was exactly that as he put the Butterscotch Stallion out to pasture.

There was only one score left to be settled. The IZW Championship would be on the line as man who was screwed out of the IZW Championship at the Impact Chamber Jermaine Johnson would look to dethrone the Natural Born Leader. Few people in IZW know each other as well as Johnson and Z. They have fought alongside each other and against each other time after time. While Johnson is perhaps the most decorated competitor in IZW the feat he has never accomplished in his amazing career is a one-on-one pinfall victory over Johnny Z. Johnson came in extremely confident and certainly gained control quickly but Z is a master of the mind games would not be shaken by the early advantage and turned things into his favor. Neither man kept a strong advantage for the majority of this modern classic. The two men know each other so well that every move and offensive strategy was met with a counter attack. When frustration got the best of him, Z decided the best defense was to kick Johnson in the lower region not once but twice. The two men battled to the outside where Johnson took over and bashed Z all around the Impact Arena. As he tried to return Z to ringside, Z backdropped him onto the concrete around the ring area. Enraged by the beating he had been on the end of, Z drilled Johnson with a series of punches and vicious chops. Z got even more malicious and tried to piledrive Johnson on the outside but Johnson reversed. Johnson fired up and tossed Z inside where he connected with his kicks in the corner and lifted Z up in the Power & Strength suplex but Z landed on his feet and hit the Final Impact that almost retained his championship. The two men traded an Energy Shot and a Float-Over DDT but each only got a two count. Johnson closed in on the IZW Championship when he hit Power & Strength from the top rope and mounted the 2nd rope for the ES2 but Z caught him with a boot to the face before he could connect. Z perhaps saw this as his last chance, he measured Johnson and went for the Big Bott in the Corner but Johnson caught him and dropped him with a powerbomb. The Hype Section came to a fever pitch as Johnson again mounted the ropes to set up for the ES2 and thatâ??s when all hell broke loose. Sensing their leader was in imminent danger, Impact Inc dashed into the ring and pounded Johnson. Even though they were banned from ringside the rules of a No Holds Barred match prevented a disqualification. In a moment of Deja-vu Damon Windsor Chokeslammed Johnson and presented him like a sacrifice to Z. But before he could take advantage Shawn McHale hit the ramp followed by Kevin Morgan, Jeff Wolfenbarger, and Jordan Jacobs. They cleared the ring of Impact Inc and left the two men in the match to fight it out. But the damage had been done, Jermaine Johnson struggled to even get to his feet and Z revved up the Big Boot when he stopped in his tracks at the appearance of Double D! D stood at the top of the ramp, brandishing a steel chair and Z stood in the ring as his jaw quivered and the color left his face. Z knew his day of reckoning for his misdeeds against D had come. D hit the ring and Z bailed out. Z continued to try to get a grasp on the situation and Double D readied the chair and blasted Jermaine Johnson! The IZW World was in shock. Z climbed into the ring and in the most shocking and disturbing images ever in IZW Johnny Z lovingly embraced Double D. Z celebrated yet another of his former enemies becoming a follower and then CRACK!!! Double D drilled Z with a chair to the skull too! D stared coldly at both men then retrieved the IZW Championship from ringside. He then simply walked out of the IZW Arena leaving fans with more questions than answers. We got what we were promised, one man stood tall with the IZW Championship but it was neither of the men in the match. It was Double D, the man who never lost the IZW Championship to begin with. A silent but definitive statement made by Double D as he has seemingly reclaimed ownership of the IZW title he never lost.

Dakota FC Fall Brawl 2014 Preview

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Dakota Fighting Championship makes its long awaited debut on GFL.tv on October 25 with a stacked MMA card from the Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota. Dakota Fighting Championships is the premier MMA promotions company in the upper Midwest and produced some of the top stars from the region for over a decade. DFC has promoted fights for over 14 years and has sent over 15 fighters to higher organizations like the WEC, Bellator, and UFC. Scheels Arena provides a great atmosphere for DFC’s professional MMA cage events.

Fargo has tabbed DFC’s Brawl Series “Best Night out in Fargo !” Men, women and students will appreciate the lineup of men’s and women’s professional fighters. This Fall Brawl features DFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Johnson in the main event. No. 1-ranked Travis Wiuff and No. 2-ranked Tim Johnson have signed on to square off on Oct. 25 during DFC’s Fall Brawl in Fargo, N.D.

UFC veteran Wiuff is Minnesota’s most veteran fighter, carrying a 73-19 professional record. Wiuff has competed for most of the top organizations in the last 10 years as along with the UFC he has fought for the IFL, Bellator, Sengoku, Pride and more. Look for Wiuff to use his wealth of experience to try and take Johnson into deep waters and add another title to his huge collection.

Johnson is 7-1 as a professional and hasn’t lost a bout since 2011. He’s quickly climbed the state’s heavyweight rankings thanks to three consecutive wins over ranked fighters. His current six-fight winning streak includes wins over Brian Heden, Brett Murphy and Kevin Asplund. This will be Johnson’s toughest test to date, but a win against Wiuff is something to hang your hat on and it will make promotions from around the globe take notice of Johnson and put him on the fast track for his career. There is a lot riding in this fight as both Wiuff and Johnson need a win to prove to put themselves in the talk as one of the best heavyweights in the world. For one of them, they will get that opportunity in the cage on October 24.

Don’t miss the excitement when Fargo’s favorite women’s fighter, undefeated Mariah Prussia, enters the cage for her 4th professional fight. Also included is local favorite Jeremy Stetz and Bill Smallwood from Las Vegas.

As a special attraction, UFC Women’s Fighter and this year’s Ultimate Fighter Show star Felice Herrig will be making an appearance and taking pics and signing autographs. Be sure to get your tickets early and avoid the fight day increase.

Order now and witness history in the making as DFC comes to GFL with championship MMA that is sure to turn up the heat on the cool fall night in Fargo, North Dakota. Order now to see these world class heavyweights in the main event collide and watch as the gladiators on the undercard throw down in front of a worldwide audience. The Full card is listed below.

Tim Johnson 7-1 vs Travis Wiuff 73-19

Jeremy Stetz 13-5 vs Joe Pearson

Marriah Prussia 3-0 vs Summer Bradshaw 0-2

Nick Phillips vs David Fulwider

Devin Turner 2-2 vs Ted Worthington

Bill Smallwood vs Andrew Kapel

Nate Baker 3-3 vs Bill Mees

Jos Eichelberger 14-9 vs Derek Smith 9-7

Ryan Debelak 0-0 vs Josh Heath 0-1

Keyston Boxing October 24 Preview

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The Keystone Boxing card slated for Friday, October 24 at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD is coming together.

Undefeated Palmer Park, MD super featherweight Kevin “K-Smoov” Rivers, Jr. returns to action in the six-round main event. Rivers (9-0, six KO’s) will take on Karl Garcia-Rios of Caguas, Puerto Rico (4-2, one KO).

Rivers is coming off a six-round unanimous decision victory over Xavier Montelongo on June 13 at Rosecroft. Garcia-Rios won a four-round split decision over previously undefeated Pedro Vicente on March 15 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Garcia-Rios will be led to to the ring by former two-division WBO champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon who is making his debut as a head trainer.

The co-feature will match Suitland, MD cruiserweight Venroy “Hardwork” July against Tony Ferrante of Philadelphia, PA in an eight-round battle. July (16-1-3, six KO’s) fought to an eight-round draw against Quantis Graves on April 12 in Baltimore, MD. Ferrante (12-6, seven KO’s) is winless in his last five bouts.

Two other bouts are signed for the card at this time. Rookie junior welterweight Patrick Harris of Hyattsville, MD will take on Jeffrey Ramos of San Juan, Puerto Rico in a four-round contest. Harris (2-0, two KO’s) scored a third-round TKO over Michael Doyle on July 18 at Rosecroft. Ramos (3-2, two KO’s) was stopped in the third round against Luis Olivares on March 14 in Kissimmee, FL.

Also, DC featherweight Marcus “The Animal” Bates goes against Edgardo Marin of Humacao, Puerto Rico in another four-rounder. Bates (2-0-1, two KO’s) battled to a four-round draw against Stephon McIntyre on January 17 at Rosecroft. Marin (0-2-1) has fought in back-to-back split decisions, losing one and one ending in a draw.

Also scheduled to be on this card are Capitol Heights, MD light heavyweight Shaborn Ryals (2-0), junior lightweight Joshua “Dynamite” Davis (7-1, three KO’s) and the debuting Cobia “Soldier” Breedy, a former Caribbean featherweight amateur champion from Bridgetown, Barbados.

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 on Comcast TCN & CSN Beginning October 20

October 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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October 17, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as North American Allied Fight Series presents another show stopper with NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8, featuring a full lineup of blue chip fighters anchored by a huge title fight.

The North American Allied fight Series will return to Canton, Ohio with yet another loaded professional fight card. This will be the promotions fifth event in the Hall of Fame city which also serves as NAAFS home base. “As most NAAFS fans know, I was born and raised in Canton which is regarded as a tough, gritty, blue collar city that loves its sports,” stated NAAFS CEO and Canton native Greg Kalikas. “We usually try to load up these cards when we come to Canton and deliver the most exciting event possible which I believe we will deliver once again. The Civic Center is one of the best arena’s we visit and it should be rocking on fight night!”

The main event features a rescheduled super fight between former NAAFS champion Cody “The Wolverine” Stevens (11-7) and current champion Frank “The Tank” Caraballo (13-7) who will put his featherweight title on the line. With both fighters having already tasted NAAFS gold, a win here could propel one of these warriors right back into prominence on a global scale. Regardless of the outcome, this is one fight local fans have been waiting to witness for nearly seven years when both of these fighters were tearing up the NAAFS amateur circuit.

The night’s co-main event will see the return of Cody “No Love” Garbrandt (4-0) to the NAAFS cage when he takes on the always dangerous Charles Stanford (5-2). Garbrandt has gotten off to a 4-0 start to his pro career under the tutelage of team Alpha Male head coach and former world Champion Urijah Faber who will be in Garbrandt’s corner in Canton. Many insiders speculate that Garbrandt could be one big win away from a shot with the UFC or another major organization.

Stanford will look to steal Grabrandt’s thunder to make his own name on October 4th and has good reason to be optimistic. Stanford has won four of his last five fights with his only loss a decision to perhaps the country’s top bantamweight prospect at that time in Isaiah Chapman. Chapman has since gone on to sign with the World Series of Fighting while Stanford sees this as his chance to put his stamp on the bantamweight division and place his name among the sports elite prospects.

The pro card will also feature a heavyweight collision between NAAFS veterans in former HW champ Big John Hawk (9-5) and former #1 contender Bobby Brents (14-4). This could be a title fight in most situations and the winner may find himself in that position after this crucial NAAFS bout. Both fighters are known for their aggressive styles and great chins which make this a fight no true fight fan will want to miss.

West Virginia’s “Wild Wild” Wes Hanson (3-0), perhaps the Midwest’s top young featherweight prospect, returns to Ohio looking for his fourth straight win to kick off his professional career. Hanson will face Canada’s Matt DiMarcantonio (5-4) who makes his NAAFS debut and looks for career win number six as a pro.

Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network: (all zones): Monday, October 20 at 7:00pm ET

The Comcast Network: (all zones): Thursday, October 23 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay: (Philly): Friday, October 24 at 11:00pm ET

TCN Replay: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, October 25 at 11:00pm ET

TCN Replay: (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, October 26 at 1:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, October 23 at 7:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, October 26 at 4:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 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

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

10/20: NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 (MMA)

10/27: Broadway Boxing: Elio-Rojas v Robert-Osiobe (boxing)

11/3: Ohio Fighting Championship 22 (mma)

11/10: Daily News Golden Gloves Finals – Day 2 (boxing)

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Broadway Boxing: Hardy vs Hoy

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New York, NY (10/15/14) – Earlier tonight at NYC’s famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan, DiBella Entertainment returned for the latest installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series, sponsored by Everlast and Manfredi Auto Group. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, each boxer wore pink and black boxing gloves donated by Everlast.

Headlining the action-packed event, popular Brooklynite Heather “The Heat” Hardy, 121, dominated the formidable Crystal Hoy, 121, of Las Vegas, NV, over 10 rounds to become the WBC International junior featherweight champion, in a superb performance. Hardy boxed extremely effectively throughout, demonstrating many facets of her talent and ability. She was incredibly accurate with her shots while both pressing forward and fighting off the back foot. When Hoy stepped up her attack near the midway point, Hardy proved adept at exhibiting elusive defensive maneuvers and landing counter shots to offset her opponent’s aggression. Whenever Hoy found her way inside, Hardy had no qualms about trading power shots, creating some exciting exchanges. Setting up beautiful combinations behind a stiff jab, Hardy went on to win a clear 10-round decision. Scorecards read 100-90, 99-91, and a puzzling tally of 95-95, which brought jeers from the crowd. Now 11-0 (2 KOs), Hardy remained unbeaten, while Hoy fell to 5-7-4 (2 KOs).

“Winning the WBC title is every boxer’s dream coming up,” said Hardy, “and now this is a dream come true. It’s an honor to win this belt and I plan to proudly defend it and prove to be a worthy champion.”

In the co-feature bout, New York Golden Gloves champion and Broadway Boxing staple, light heavyweight southpaw Travis Peterkin, 176, of Brooklyn, competed in his first eight-round contest, facing Sacramento, California’s Otis Griffin, 179, of The Next Great Champ reality series fame. Peterkin immediately began backing Griffin up, landing his thudding jab. When Griffin would find his way past the jab, Peterkin met him with a straight right hand down the pipe. Over the second half, Peterkin began backing Griffin to the ropes, landing hooks downstairs. In the fifth and sixth rounds, it was evident that Peterkin’s pressure and heavy hands were breaking Griffin down. With Griffin’s punch resistance diminished, Peterkin threw combinations with abandon. Earning a unanimous decision with scores of 80-72, and 79-73 twice, Peterkin upped his record to 13-0 (5 KOs). Griffin saw his record fall to 24-17-2 (10 KOs).

“This was my first eight-round fight,” said Peterkin. “I wanted to pace myself, box effectively and slowly break him down over the distance. My jab was key and my combinations were on point.”

Freeport, New York’s junior middleweight prospect Patrick Day, 153, the former #1 amateur in the US and a National champion, locked horns with the rugged Felipe Reyes, 153, of Houston, TX, trading shots in a phone booth for six thrilling rounds. Reyes took to leaning in and hoping to land wild overhand rights. Day frequently opened up Reyes’ guard by digging to the body first then following through with uppercuts to the chin. In the fifth, Day landed a right hook upstairs to deck Reyes, as he bounced off the ropes. After six rounds, Day earned a shutout unanimous decision with three scores of 60-53, to lift his record to 9-0-1 (5 KOs), while Reyes dropped to 5-4 (3 KOs).

“I felt that I put on a good performance,” said Day. “I think I showed a different side of myself and proved that I am versatile, fighting Reyes head to head. He was very game, but he came in with his head a bit much, using roughhouse tactics. I’m now ready to step up and fight in an eight-round bout next time out.”

Co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions, Inc., the 25-year-old Ukrainian Ivan Golub, 159¼, now living and training in Brooklyn, NY, improved to 2-0 (1 KO), by demolishing the normally durable Kirk Huff, 159, 3-2 (1 KO), Arnold, MO, inside the opening round. Stalking Huff from the outset, the southpaw Golub eventually trapped him in a neutral corner and landed a thudding left to the body. Huff immediately dropped in pain and, though he arose, the referee felt he was in no condition to continue, halting the bout by TKO at 1:11 of round one. A former amateur star, Golub had amassed an astonishing record of 270-32. He became a five-time Ukrainian National champion, and won bronze medals at the Junior World Championships in 2006 and at the World Championships in 2009. Golub also participated in the World Series of Boxing, winning all five of his bouts.

“I applied pressure right away and quickly spotted the opening to land my left downstairs,” said Golub. “I hit Huff right on the liver and down he went.”

The 20-year-old English/Irish Steed “The Stallion” Woodall, 164, born in Birmingham, England, and now living and training in Palm Beach, FL, made his NYC debut boxing his way to a unanimous four-round decision over the always-tough Azamat Umarzoda, 162, 0-6-2, of Las Vegas, NV. As an amateur, Woodall was a five-time English National champion and a two-time British champion, having accrued a 41-5 record along the way. In his fifth professional outing, Woodall focused on his technical ability and placing his shots well, dishing out a steady stream of jabs and straight right hands. Umarzoda ate whatever leather Woodall threw his way and kept on coming, but that did not deter the Florida transplant. Halfway through, Woodall began pounding the body as he outworked his resilient adversary. After four frames, the judges tallied 40-36 twice, and 39-37, all for Woodall, who improved to 5-0 (3 KOs).

“There was a lot of anticipation coming to the Big Apple for the first time, a city that Iâ??ve always wanted to visit,” said Woodall. “I had a durable opponent in front of me, but I worked my jab and body shots well and I was glad to get in the work.”

Opening up the card, former 2012 Olympian for the Dominican Republic, Wellington Arias Romero, 144, 4-0-1 (2 KOs), of Newburgh, NY, fought to a draw against Lazar Stojadinovic, 146, 1-1-1, of Miami, FL. Stojadinovic started out aggressively winging hooks, while the southpaw Romero looked to establish the proper distance to land his straight punches. Though Romero landed several pinpoint left hands, Stojadinovic remained steadfast, continuously applying pressure and outworking his foe to make it a close affair. Often pinning Romero against the ropes, Stojadinovic’s work rate was favored by the judges. Following the end of the fourth and final stanza, the scorecards read 39-37 for Stojadinovic, and two votes of 38-38, for the draw verdict.

The next installment of Broadway Boxing will take place in December, back at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.

Cage Soldiers 2 Preview

October 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Cage Soldiers comes to GFL with “Cage Soldiers 2″ from the Core Strength Fitness on 8 Norval Court in Maroochydore, Australia on October 18. The full rules Muay Thai and MMA card is anchored by fierce competition.

In the main event, Scott Thorburn takes on Dalton Jenkins. Thorburn has been on a tear lately and continues to build on his already well rounded game. Thorburn will look to connect with solid kicks, knees and punches as he is well versed in mixing up his combos. Jenkins is blessed with an iron chin and hands of stone. Look for Jenkins to start the fight with a bang as he will try to earn the respect of Thorburn in the opening seconds with his barrage of strikes. This fight will be a barnburner with both men looking to land one, picture perfect haymaker and end their opponent’s night.

Boy “Wonder” Pramaree fights Mark Lucchiari in a 74 kg bout that has the region buzzing in anticipation. Pramaree is a grinder who loves to take his time when breaking down his opponents. Pramaree uses pinpoint striking to keep his opponents on the defensive and will look to do just that against Lucchiari. Lucchiari fights with a fury of ill will as he looks to put his opponents through the ringer. Lucchiari 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.

The full lineup is below.

Scott Thorburn V Dalton Jenkins 3 x 5 A Class 66-67kg
Boy “Wonder” Pramaree (Nukzu) V Mark Lucchiari S(/Force) 5 x 3 FTR @74kg

4 Man Final 5 x 2 FTR @ 72kg
Ryan McDonald (CSF) V Joel Anderson (SCTBC) 5 x 2 FTR @ 62.5-63kg
Sam Burt (CSF) V Arkheem Lucchiari (Strikeforce) 5 x 2 FTR @ 62.5
Bronwyn Noffke (Brothers MMA) V Hera Tamati 3 x 3 @56.7
Dwayne Harris V Matt Webb (Semi 2) 3 x 2 Mod Thai
Tommy Gun V Zacc Forbes-Smith (Semi 1) 3 x 2 Mod Thai

Under-Card – all Mod Thai knees to head

Rowan Page (Nukzu) V David Beams (Karma) 3 x 2 @ 77kg
Paul Hosking (Nukzu) V Trent Wroe (CSF) 3 x 2 @ 78kg
Lachlan Watkins (Prod) V Matt Baker (Karma) 3 x 2 @ 94kg
Luke Breese (UG) V Luke Chapman (Prod) 3 x 2 @ 80kg
Megan Baulch(Karma) V Nicola Andrew (HOMT) 3 x 2 @ 68-70kg

If you love nonstop, full-throttle striking, then “Cage Soldiers 2″ is must-see TV. Watch as these gladiators display the science of the eight limbs and use punches, kicks, knees and elbows and do it from Maroochydore, Australia on October 18. Order this event exclusively at GFL.tv.

Tuff-N-Uff October 17 Preview

October 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Las Vegas, NV – The nation’s premier amateur mixed martial arts promotion, Tuff-N-Uff, today announced it is bringing another round of all-star MMA action back to The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The next edition of Tuff-N-Uff’s “Future Stars of MMA” will take place Friday, October 17 live from inside the Mardi Gras Ballroom.

“The Orleans Hotel & Casino right here in Las Vegas is one of our favorite places for Tuff-N-Uff events,” said Jeff Meyer, CEO, Tuff-N-Uff. “The fighters love The Orleans and the Tuff-N-Uff fans always show up in support of our amateurs. I can’t wait for October 17th and to watch the “Future Stars of MMA” deliver yet another incredible night of amateur MMA fights.”

Returning to the Tuff-N-Uff cage is Las Vegas local Carlos “C-Los” Garcia (4-1), the former 135 lb. champion, who will take on the undefeated Ruben Perez (5-0), fighting out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky in a special 130 lbs. catch weight fight.

In the co-main event, another Las Vegas local Joey Ruquet (4-0) takes on Regan Kuali’i (4-1) in a bantamweight bout that will place the victor in-line for a title shot. A second bantamweight matchup is scheduled between Victor Mabin (4-6) and Ryan Curry (3-2).

In a much-anticipated welterweight matchup, the respected MMA journalist Spencer Lazara (0-0) will put aside his pen and pick up a pair of MMA gloves to take on Sir Mosely (1-1) in his first-ever MMA fight. Lazara has been covering the MMA beat for years as lead reporter for MMAInterviews.TV, an online MMA news destination delivering in-depth reports in an all-video format.

About Tuff N Uff:

A 20-year old combat sports organization, the Las Vegas-based Tuff-N-Uff has presented the best amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) action in the nation since 2003, giving rise to the biggest star in the sport today, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, as well UFC and Strikeforce veteran Ryan Couture and newly-signed UFC welterweight Alan Jouban. Tuff-N-Uff has helped grow the careers of many other MMA athletes including Jessamyn Duke, Ashlee Evans-Smith, Tonya Evinger, Jon Fitch, Jesse Forbes, Chris Holdsworth, Brad Imes, Jimmy Jones and Jesse Taylor. In 2013, Tuff-N-Uff became the first combat sports organization to be included on the UFC International Fight Week schedule of events. In 2014, Tuff-N-Uff presented a second event Thursday, July 3 live from Texas Station, earning status as the first event promotion to be listed on the UFC International Fight Week schedule two years in a row. Tuff-N-Uff celebrated its historic 20th anniversary Saturday, June 7, 2014, with over 15,000 fans, in a sold-out live event inside the Thomas and Mack Center. In 2014, Tuff-N-Uff partnered with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) to present, as part of UFC International Fight Week 2014, the first-ever amateur MMA World Championships. Also in 2014, Tuff-N-Uff’s CEO, Jeff Meyer, was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame and honored with the Crystal Award for his contributions to martial arts. Dedicated to its founder, the late Barry Meyer, Tuff-N-Uff is committed to the sport of MMA and building the “Future Stars of MMA.”

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Dead Serious 12 Review

October 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Hard hitting MMA action returned as Dead Serious Fighting Championship presented “Dead Serious 12″ from the Rahway Rec Center in Rahway, New Jersey on the GFL Combat Sports Network. Dead Serious Fighting Championship tore the house down with 14 fights, 4 of which ended in stoppage. Tune in for every punch, kick and submission.

In the main event, for the Dead Serious Welterweight Title, Travis Foster (5-0) defeated former Champion Brandon VanCleave (4-3) via unanimous decision to win the title. Foster scored a huge takedown in the opening seconds and worked from the top as he kept VanCleave down on the mat for the majority of the first round. Foster locked on a kimura at the end of the second round, but could not get the submission as time ran out. In the final round, VanCleave locked on a jumping guillotine, but Foster had another huge takedown as he slammed VanCleave down to the mat. Foster controlled the rest of the round from the top as his wrestling was just too strong for VanCleave to get out from underneath his pressure. VanCleave was game until the very end though as he went for armbars from the bottom. But Foster powered out of the move by spiking VanCleave down on the canvas one more time.

In the co-main event, for the Dead Serious Featherweight, Jack Cordero (6-4) defeated Nestor Negroni, Jr. (4-2-1) via TKO in the first round. Cordero defended his title once again with another solid performance. Cordero and Negroni traded strikes from the opening seconds. Most of the punches and kicks didn’t land with full force but Cordero was finally able to land an overhand right flush. Cordero then followed up with a series of jabs, hooks, and more overhands as Negroni covered up. The ref called a halt to the fight after Negroni was not throwing any punches back.

The Dead Serious Bantamweight Title was on the line as Anthony Genovese (5-2) defeated Eric Jones (3-1) via unanimous decision. Genovese used a great wrestling game as he was able to get a takedown time and time again and nullify the striking of Jones. Once on the ground Genovese landed ground and pound and worked over the body and face of Jones while keeping Jones pinned on the ground and unable to get off of his back and mount any sort of offense in the standup. Genovese proved to have a very effective game plan as he took Jones out of his comfort level and put him on his back and turned the fight into a wrestling match.

East Coast MMA delivered again! Be sure to catch all of the action anytime on VOD as Dead Serious Fighting Championship presented “Dead Serious 12″ exclusively at GFL.tv.

PowerPlay Promotions 25 Review

October 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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PowerPlay Promotions presented World Championship Kickboxing on GFL.tv with “PowerPlay Promotions 25″ from the famous Melbourne Pavilion in Melbourne, Australia. The full rules Muay Thai card was anchored by a blistering 4-man Eliminator Tournament.

In the main event of the 4-man Eliminator Tournament, Brad Riddell defeated Maseh Nuristani via majority decision. With the win, Riddell becomes the tourney champion and also wins the $10,000 cash prize. Riddell was the aggressor and scored with body punches and showed a great foundation in the fight as he was able to land heavy punches and kicks throughout the fight while staying compact and in control. Nuristani, a southpaw, tried to counter punch and was able to land high kicks and round kicks from a distance while taking advantage of his reach.  Both fighters kept up the pressure in the second where Nuristani scored with knees in the clinch and Riddell continued to throw a large volume of strikes and continually be the aggressor. In the third and final round, Nuristani continued to find his mark with low kicks, and shots to the body of Riddell but Riddell kept the pressure up and continued to come forward land punches to the head and body, something that paid dividends in the eyes of the judges.

Riddell got to the finals with a win earlier in the night against Michael Badato. Riddell won the fight via TKO as he punished Badato inside the ring. This was probably fight of the night as Badato bested Riddell in the early going with body kicks and used his distance well by not allowing Riddell to get off more than one shot at a time. Then Riddell connected with a big left hook that hurt Badato and Riddell smelled blood in the water and continued to pummel Badato with a series of uppercuts, hooks and overhand rights. Badato proved to have a tough chin as he didn’t go down initially and just absorbed the punishment before succumbing to an 8-count. Badato wasn’t ready to go after the 8-coutn and the ref called the fight off. Riddell’s win came out of nowhere and really displayed the viciousness of his strikes in the ring as the fight turned on a dime.

Nuristani cut his path to the finals with a win against Jason Scerri via majority decision. This fight was constant action and both Nuristani and Scerri threw heaters at each other from the opening bell. Nuristani proved to be a very effective counter striker as he would connect with high kicks while backing up. Scerri pressed the action at times but Nuristani connected with the harder punches and kicks.

If you love nonstop, full-throttle striking, then “PowerPlay Promotions 25″ 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 returns to GFL. Order this event exclusively at GFL.tv and watch it anytime on VOD.

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