CFFC 46: Anthony Smith Warns Tim Williams Fighting The UFC Vet is a “Whole Different World”

February 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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By Kelsey Mowatt, Friday, Feb 27, 2015, Full Contact Fighter

Tim Williams has been drawing praise as a middleweight on the rise, but Anthony Smith believes the CFFC champ is in for a rude awakening, when the two fight Saturday night. While Williams has turned heads by posting a 10-1 record, Smith believes the New Jersey fighter hasn’t faced the level of competition he’s battled, while competing for the UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator.

“I know he was on “The Ultimate Fighter”, but I know he doesn’t have those big show fights. It’s a whole different kind of thing”, Smith relayed on a recent episode of Full Contact Fighter Radio. “I don’t think he’s ever fought someone with the type of intensity that I bring to the table…It may be in his home in his home area, and kind of his home show, but when I’m in the cage it’s a whole different world, and anyone I’ve ever fought, win or lose, will tell you that….”

CFFC 46 will be hosted by Harrah’s Casino in in Chester, Pennsylvania, and you can catch the card via Go Fight Live.

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How to survive double brain surgery and still get punched in the head for a living

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By Shaun Al-Shatti @shaunalshatti on Feb 27, 2015, MMA Fighting

Let’s get this out of the way upfront: mixed martial arts saved Tim Williams’ life, though not in the cliché way you’d expect. The love of sport didn’t rescue Williams from the throes of a needle. Beelzebub wasn’t scurried off by some supreme revelation on the mat. Instead, the heroics fell to something much more banal. A simple CT scan, required by New Jersey state law before Williams’ pro debut against an untested northeastern kid named Chris Weidman, the kind of procedure that’s more chore than errand until the one-in-a-million time it matters most.

But then again, Williams has always been a one-in-a-million type guy.

“The CT scan showed up that I had a brain aneurysm,” Williams says. “So the fight was off and I had to go get surgery for my brain aneurysm.”

In a way, it’s a curious irony that of all the second chances Williams had the fortune of receiving in his life, the one he now wants the most is also the most elusive — the shot at lacing up those UFC gloves for real that’s generally extended to most TUF alumni as a courtesy for shacking up with 16 smelly dudes for six weeks. But Williams is close, he believes, and on Saturday he’ll defend his middleweight title at CFFC 46 on GFL.tv.

Full Story – http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/2/27/8117977/how-to-survive-double-brain-surgery-and-still-get-punched-in-the-head

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GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents TFC 3 Beginning March 2 on Comcast TCN, CSN, Dish, DirecTV, U-Verse and FiOS

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN), COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN), DISH, DIRECTV, AT&T U-VERSE AND VERIZON FIOS
GFL PRESENTS “TEAM FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 3” BEGINNING MARCH 2

February 27, 2015

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as TFC presents another show stopper with Team Fighting Championship 3 featuring a full lineup of countries competing in 5 on 5 team MMA in one giant ring. The reality of fighting changed forever in 1993 with the inaugural UFC event. TFC showed that in a team setting, many times with uneven odds, many of the styles and techniques that work well in traditional MMA are not effective and can actually put you at a disadvantage.

Teams scheduled to compete are from Poland, Russian, Brazil, UK, USA and Latvia. The early favorites are, returning champions Poland, and the USA and Latvia who have challenged for the title in previous events, with Russia being the wildcard and having the fire power to pull off the victory. If you haven’t witnessed team fighting MMA, you are in for a treat. Nothing can prepare you for this sport and spectacle.

James Jefferson was tentative the first time he saw Team Fighting Championship. It was kind of like MMA, except there were 10 men in a ring and they were all fighting each other at once.

“I cringed,” Jefferson told MMAFighting.com. “Until I really experienced it, watched all the film, watched how they ran it, I was hesitant.”

“It’s a group fight,” Jefferson said. “It’s a gang fight. It’s more or less a barroom brawl without the bottles.”

TFC adheres to the unified rules of mixed martial arts for the most part. But it is done elimination style. When a fighter taps or gets knocked out, he is out and his team is down a man. That can lead to 2-on-1 or 3-on-1 — or worse — situations. There are instances where an athlete can get caught in a chokehold and kicked in the face at the same time.

A five-man team cannot exceed a combined weight of 500 kilograms (or just over 1,102 pounds). That’s an average of about 220 pounds per fighter. The format is round-robin tournament-based, so teams will be competing multiple times in one day.

TFC is illegal in the United States and most other countries with sanctioning bodies.

Is this too violent? Jefferson acknowledges “there is a greater danger level” than typical MMA. But he also doesn’t think something like this should be banned.

“You could get injured in a car accident,” he said. “These are professional athletes. They’re trained, they’re skilled.”
Team Fighting Championship is held in a 30,000 square-foot arena that is completely empty. The display is meant for television viewers only. The fight takes place in a 40 by 40 ring with five referees.
Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network: (all zones): Monday, March 2 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Sunday, March 8 at 2:30pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, March 8 at 3:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, March 7 at 4:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, March 8 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Mid Atlantic, CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing TFC 3 in the weeks and months to follow. In addition, close to 25 cable and satellite systems carry CSN including Dish, DirecTV, AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS.

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
3/2: Team Fighting Championship 3 (MMA)
3/9: GPG 18 (MMA)
3/16: Strike Off Fighting Championships (MMA)
3/23: Tuesday Night Fights: Jason Sosa v Bergman Aguilar (boxing)

About GFL:
GFL (www.gfl.tv) is a fast-growing media and sports entertainment company that utilizes a proprietary technology to deliver the most exciting LIVE combat sports events worldwide and an incredible viewing experience to a global audience. With a diverse mix of combat sports properties, GFL is the premier online destination for live boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai, kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu and more. Since its inception in 2007, GFL has streamed more than 2,500 live events with over 10,000 hours of combat sports content. In addition to its web platform, GFL is available on Roku, IPhone, IPad, as well as other internet ready devices, and broadcasts a weekly, two-hour, syndicated fight TV show on CSN, TCN and SNY, as well as live pay-per-view events directly to iN DEMAND.

Siam Fight Productions February 20 Results

February 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Siam Fight Productions returned to GFL with “2015 – Muay Thai Season Premiere”. The 13-bout card was chalk full of hard hitting action as these Muay Thai practitioners displayed their fighting spirit in the ring where no one can hide. The card featured numerous top-level junior fighters from around the globe as they all descended on the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona providing some truly memorable bouts.

Gabriel Sandoval (CA) vs Ralphey Pacheco (AZ). Sandoval wins by unanimous decision.
Andres Esparza (CA) vs Daniel Morales (AZ). Esparza wins by TKO
Erik Amaya (AZ) vs Gary Koehler (AZ). Koehler wins by unanimous decision
Travis Clay (AZ) vs Bilel Benyaich (Morocco). Clay wins by unanimous decision.
Corey McLachlan (Scotland) vs Rahman Muhammad (AZ). Muhammad wins by split decision
Jo Mi Seung (Korea) vs Alejandra Cardoza (AZ). Cardoza wins by unanimous decision
Kiauna Safranko (Canada) vs Inez Perez (AZ). Safranko wins by split decision.
Bernardo Mendes (Portugal) vs Beyon Seong Ji (Korea). Seong Ji wins this fight by majority decision.
Steven Navarro (CA) vs Khalif Muhammad (AZ). Navarro wins by unanimous decision.
AJ Cabrales (AZ) vs Rene Leon (AZ). Leon wins by TKO
Adam Hines (AZ) vs Samuel Hillis (AZ). Hillis wins by unanimous decision
Armando Martinez (AZ) vs Arshiam Kinwar (AZ). Kinwar wins by split decision.
Manuel Allen (CA) vs Diego Diaz (AZ). Allen wins by unanimous decision

To watch the champions of tomorrow in one of the most vicious combat sports, tune in to Siam Fight Productions “2015 – Muay Thai Season Premiere” and see these young warriors chase their dreams and put in work as gladiators in the squared circle.

ABOUT SIAM FIGHT PRODUCTIONS
(WWW.SIAMFIGHTPRODUCTIONS.COM) Siam Fight Productions is the premier junior Muay Thai event promotions company in North America. We believe that support for youth in the sport of Muay Thai is imperative to their professional as well as personal development. That is why we have dedicated ourselves to creating the ideal venue for sanctioned youth fights with the best possible safety measures available. Our Siam Fight Productions Junior Muay Thai Grand Prix Events and the Siam Cup are the newest addition to the limited number of highly coveted awards in the international Muay Thai community.

MMA Cage Fighting Series #3 Preview

February 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Fight Club Champion debuts on GFL.tv with “MMA Cage Fighting Series #3” emanating from the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey on February 28. This card will feature several of the top, regional up and coming fighters from the Tri-State area looking to establish themselves as the cream of the crop along the Eastern seaboard.

In a heavyweight scrap, Patrick Egbert (3-1) takes on CFFC vet Jonathan Romero (4-1). Egbert is a mountain of a man and fights with ruthless aggression as he always takes the fight to his opponent. Egbert has only been beaten via decision in a close fight that many observers thought he won. Egbert has KO power in both hands and lets them fly early and often. Egbert is also a durable wrestler with strong takedowns and top control. Romero is a grappling specialist and at heavyweight, is one of the most promising grapplers in the division. Romero is very fluid on the mat and can flow from one submission to another as his transitions are flawless. Romero is dangerous from the guard, side control and top control and doesn’t mind giving up position to go for a submission. If Romero can get the fight to the mat he will be in his element. Look for these two Brahma bulls to lock up early and try to impose their will on one another.

In other action, Travis Spadafora (3-3) fights Luis Finateri (3-6) in a lightweight bout. Spadafora is coming off a 47 second win via guillotine choke and has shown an ability to steal the show, because of his fighting style. Spadafora has a solid grappling game, with great takedown defense and can mix up his striking with combos from both his fists and feet. Finateri has plied his tried up and down the East Coast with some of the most reputable organizations. Finateri fights with a high risk-high reward style that has endeared him to tons and tons of fans. Finateri is also a grinder and likes to impose his presence on his opponent round after round. Look for a dogfight in this matchup.

You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on February 28 as Fight Club Champion presents “MMA Cage Fighting Series #3” including a championship bout in the welterweight division on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv.

Fight Path: Cameron Crawford, the son of a car-selling magician in North Pole, Alaska

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By: Kyle Nagel February 26, 2015, MMA Junkie

When Cameron Crawford was in the seventh grade, he was tiny, not much more than 70 pounds. He had been small since birth, when he came into the world with multiple drugs in his system before the state took him away from a mother he never met.

Despite his size, he was a good motocross racer, and he wanted a way to stay in shape for that sport. So he got involved in wrestling as a middle-schooler while hoping to translate the scrappy nature that saw him hold his own in scuffles to a more organized sport.

“I think most people thought they would have no problem picking on me because of how big I was,” Crawford told MMAjunkie. “I didn’t make it that easy for them.”

Full Story – http://mmajunkie.com/2015/02/fight-path-cameron-crawford-the-son-of-a-car-selling-magician-in-north-pole-alaska

Order Event – http://www.gfl.tv/event/Fight/MMA/AFC-114/2796

New Full Contact Fighter Radio Features Bellator Vet and CFFC’s Anthony Smith

by FCF Staff, Feb 24, 2015, Full Contact Fighter

The latest episode of Full Contact Fighter’s podcast features Bellator and UFC vet Anthony Smith, who will challenge Tim Williams for the CFFC middleweight title this Saturday.

Smith, who is currently riding a three fight winning streak, discusses his upcoming bout with Williams, the changes he’s made to his camp, Bellator and more.

You can catch CFFC 46 and Williams-Smith via Go Fight Live.

Listen to Full Interview – http://fcfighter.com/post/new-full-contact-fighter-radio-features-bellator-vet-and-cffcs-anthony-smith

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A Colombian cartel, a brutal murder, and the fighter who won’t let himself forget

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By: Ben Fowlkes February 24, 2015, MMA Junkie

In the last hour before the fight starts, Elder Ramos travels back in time.

He does this before every fight, just as he’ll do it before his fight Saturday against fellow welterweight Derrick Kennington at Strike Off FC in Annandale, Va. (GFL.tv, 6:30 pm ET).

“The truck came around the corner and stopped just like it was a taxi or something, dropping someone off,” Ramos told MMAjunkie. “They got out and cut a rope off the back of the car, and you could see a trash bag over someone’s face. All you could see was the rope, the trash bag, and the body. I recognized it was my brother right away because of the jersey.”

Full Story – http://mmajunkie.com/2015/02/a-colombian-cartel-a-brutal-murder-and-the-fighter-who-wont-let-himself-forget

Order Event – http://www.gfl.tv/event/Fight/MMA/Strike-Off-Fighting-Championships-4/2751

Roy Jones Jr. Boxing presents the “Battle of the Belts” on March 13th at the We Ko Pa Resort in Arizona

February 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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February 3, 2015

For Immediate Release

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. Boxing presents the “Battle of the Belts” on March 13th at the We Ko Pa Resort in Arizona

“Bronco” Wright will defend Heavyweight titles vs. Brazilian Gilberto Matheus Domingos; Milorac Zizic vs. Louis Rose for the NABF Middleweight crown

Billy “Bronco” Wright, born in Morenci, Arizona, and now fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada, will defend several titles against challenger Gilberto Matheus “Magico” Domingos, from Sao Paolo, Brazil in the main event of the card titled “Battle of the Belts’ scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2014.

First bell is slated for 7:00 pm.

The event is presented by Roy Jone Jr.Boxing, managed by Keith Veltre and newly licensed by the Arizona Boxing Commission, It will be held at the We Ko Pa Resort and Casino, in Fort McDowell Road, Scottsdale, Arizona and features two proven knockout artists.

Wright will come in with a 46-4 record, including 37 knockouts. He comes in with a 12 fight knockout streak. He will be defending his WBC Heavyweight Latin America, Fecarbox, and USNBC titles.in a bout that will probably not go the scheduled distance.

Matheus Domingos, in the other hand, comes in with a 22-2 record, including 20 knockouts. He has won two Brazilian National Light Heavyweight titles and a South American title. Known as an “action” fighter, the “Magic Man” has 11 first-round knockouts and 4 second-round stoppages.

Both fighters have a lot at stake in the fight. At age 29, Matheus Domingos wants to break into the international heavyweight scene and emulate José Adilson “Maguila” Rodrigues dos Santos a former Brazilian heavyweight boxer that became the World Boxing Federation heavyweight Champion in 1996. Rodrigues also resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil and has been a Mateus Domingos adviser.

The co main event will be a title fight between Montenegro’s Middleweight Milorac “Hammer Hands” Zizic (11-0, 5 K0) and Louie Rose (11-2; 3KO). They will be fighting for the vacant NABF Middleweight title.

Zizic will be making his second U.S. start after beating Dennis Sharpe in North Carolina, in June 2014.

This European fighter, left his family in Montenegro and relocated to Las Vegas, to persue his dream of becoming a World Champion, he already has a promise from his government that they would sponsor a World Championship fight, should he reach that opportunity in his career.

Rose’s story is just, if not more, intersting. He grew up in the Los Angeles area without his parents, mostly with his aunt, and moved from one relative’s house to another, as well as sleep in his car, when he was homeless. Panayiotis Carabatsos a restaurant owner in Los Angeles adopted him and is now his boxing trainer.

Louis’ career as a professional boxer also looks promising. He is a rising California middleweight prospect who has upset several unbeaten fighters and surprised the crowd. Rose defeated Gino McClellan, Delen Parsley and Akil Auguste in succession, fighters with a combined record of 21-0, to begin a 7 fight winning streak, before losing to unbeaten Ievgen “The Ukranian Lion” Khytrov last November.

The undercard, pending comission’s approval, currently includes: Anthoy Villareal vs Jesus Serrano (6 rounds); Demond Brook vs Wilbert Lopez (6 rounds); Emmanuel Nieves vs Rocco Espinoza (4 Rounds) and Jeff Tabriza vs Jose Martell (4 Rounds).

For additional information please visit http://royjonesjrboxing.com/. For regular updates on our fighters, events, and promotions, please check our Facebook page,Roy Jones Jr. Boxing. To follow the conversation on social media,please use hash tags #RoyJonesJr. #BattleoftheBelts

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Fight Path: From ‘The Sandlot’ to Marines to Peru to pro MMA for Martin Davila

February 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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By: MMAjunkie Staff February 19, 2015

Martin Davila had already described his mother’s deportation to Peru, his enlistment in the Marines to find guidance in his life (and avoid being kicked out of his father’s house), his time in Iraq, and his time in South Korea.

His biggest laugh during the conversation came when he was asked about the start of his amateur MMA career.

“Only me,” Davila told MMAjunkie. “It’s so funny.”

The joke is this: Davila prepared for his first two amateur MMA fights while he was out in the field training with his Marines unit. He was cutting weight in the final week by bringing his own food and doing extra workouts after his unit finished its brutal tactical work for the day.

It was a tough way to start a career, but Davila has made the most out of it. After an impressive amateur career and an eight-year career serving his country in the Marines, the flyweight is 1-0 as an MMA pro. He’s now set to face Huiber Garcia Huerta (0-0) on Saturday at “Strike Off 4” while hoping to capitalize off an impressive pro debut this past May.

“I’m excited because my mom can watch the fight (on Go Fight Live, gfl.tv),” he said. “And so can my other friends and family, so that makes me happy. I’m feeling great, and I’m ready”

Full Story – http://mmajunkie.com/2015/02/fight-path-from-the-sandlot-to-marines-to-peru-to-pro-mma-for-martin-davila

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