By popular demand, ShoFIGHT returns to GFL on July 20 to the Outback Complex in Branson, Missouri for the ‘ShoFIGHT Summer Smash,’ a LIVE Pay Per View Event featuring the area’s most promising Amateur Mixed Martial Artists accepting a final challenge to see who is ready to make the leap into the Pro MMA Ranks. Don’t miss your last chance to see many of these fighters competing as amateurs at this Outdoor Summer Series Event presented by Coors Light.
ShoFIGHT Lightweight Championship:
COH Champ Mike ‘Ong Bak’ Breeden (3-3) fights ShoFIGHT Champ Matt Rosa (6-3). This is a unifying championship bout as Breeden and Rosa both hold titles. ShoFIGHT is famous for putting these unification bouts on as they welcome challenges from other promotions. Breeden is a striking expert as Breeden’s Muay Thai is top notch. Rosa has been on a rampage lately as he’s won 4 fights in a row. Rosa is a strong grappler and is a veteran at controlling his opponent on the ground. Expect fireworks in this 155 lb fights.
ShoFIGHT Women’s FW Championship:
COH Champ Brittany Dugas (7-0) battles former ShoFIGHTChamp Courtney ‘the Krakken’ Stowe (4-1) for the vacant title. This bout pits two of the best women at 145 lb in a battle for the prestigious ShoFIGHT title. Dugas is a firecracker in the ring as she likes to go for submissions constantly or look to land a pinpoint strike and knock her opponent out. Dugas has only went to decision once in her career. Stowe is just as dangerous with her methodical style of aggression as she continually comes forward and puts the pressure on her opponent to live up to her fast paced fighting style. Stowe knows what it means to have the ShoFIGHT title wrapped around her waist and will do everything in her power to make that a reality once again.
WMMA Contender Bout:
Alex ‘Snakebite’ Stobbe vs Sharita Stryker Fane
LeMarcus ‘Freight Train’ Tucker vs TBA
Joseph ‘the Hulk’ Fulk vs TBA
Kevin ‘the Bully’ Parker vs TBA
Also featured on the undercard will be many of your favorite ShoFIGHT Competitors continuing their climb up the amateur rankings.
Will ‘the Thrill’ Lavine vs ‘the Afro Samurai,’ Marco Hutch
Danny ‘the Python’ Paxton vs Myles ‘Soldier’ Malone
Also Parker Whitman, Cody Mathews, James Cantwell, Khaylip Skaggs, Max Humphreys, Kevin Brockman and many more…
Don’t miss this electrifying event featuring some of the top regional mixed martial arts talents from around the Mid-South. Watch all of the fights live or anytime on video on demand (VOD) for life as ShoFight presents ShoFight 26 live on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv!
Off the Chain (OTC) returned on GFL with OTC – Spa City Stomp Out from Hot Springs, Arkansas. The enthusiastic crowd was witness to 15 fights with 12 finishes. This event brought together all of the top fighters in Arkansas and the surrounding area as OTC presented a stacked pro/am card for the rabid fans of the Arkansas and was in conjunction with the 4th Annual Stomp Out Hunger from Lake Pointe Church where the goal was to raise enough food to eradicate child hunger in the community.
In the main event, Chris Gutierrez defeated Dawand Pickney via TKO in round three. In round one, Pickney followed Gutierrez around the ring looking to land a haymaker, as Gutierrez was content to back up and try and counter punch in spots. In round two, Gutierrez landed a solid body kick and some nice leg kicks, while Pickney again looked to get his timing and distance down to land an overhand right. At one point, Gutierrez fell to the mat, but Pickney was more than happy to let Gutierrez stand up and continue their striking battle. Round three was more of the same, with both men only throwing a strike or two at a time until Gutierrez connected with an overhand right that caught Pickney behind the ear and dropped him. Gutierrez followed up with punches on the ground until the ref stopped it. The stoppage was pretty early, but Gutierrez did what he had to do by swarming Pickney on the ground even though Pickney was not in a lot of danger.
In the co-main event, Asa Denton defeated Michael Lemke via guillotine choke in round one. Lemke came out charging, but Denton countered with solid punches right down the middle that connected with pinpoint accuracy. Lemke stumbled and Denton grabbed a standing guillotine choke, then wrapped his legs around Lemke, bringing both men down to the mat, where Denton finished off the guillotine in impressive fashion in a fast paced, explosive fight.
Don’t miss OTC – Spa City Stomp Out presented by Off the Chain and Lake Pointe Church. Watch all the action and witness the champions of tomorrow as they fight today, live on the GFL Combat Sports Network exclusively on iPPV.
Ring of Combat returned with Ring of Combat XLV at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey and streaming on the GFL Combat Sports Network. ROC XLV was highlighted by two title fights in the lightweight and featherweight divisions and had 7 finishes in 11 fights. ROC continues to be the linchpin of East Coast MMA and reasserts its dominance as the top dog in the Tri-State area.
In the main event, UFC, TUF and Bellator veteran Phillipe Nover (8-5) from Brooklyn, NY defeated Mike Santiago (10-7), a gritty fighter from Illinois for the vacant ROC Lightweight Title after a unanimous decision. In round one, both fighters connected with shots in the standup until Nover landed a nice takedown but Santiago was back on his feet thanks to a wall walk. After some clinch work against the cage, they ended up on the ground again, where Santiago went for a guillotine but Nover was able to get back to his feet and slapped on a standing guillotine of his own as the round came to an end. In round two, Nover landed some solid body kicks and got another takedown showing a versatile attack. From the guard, Nover worked a solid top game for the rest of the round where he landed short punches. In round three, Nover once again secured a takedown and continued his workman-like approach, by racking up points on the ground as he connected time and time again with punches to Santiago’s face. This was a solid showing by Nover who displayed a strong wrestling and ground game to go along with his much publicized striking game as he can now lay claim to holding a belt for one of the premier regional MMA organizations in North America.
In the co-main event, Andre Harrison (6-0) defeated Matias Vasquez (10-3) via TKO in round one to win the Regional ROC Featherweight Championship. The Kansas native Harrison remained undefeated as he made short work of the more experienced Vasquez. Harrison landed a nice front kick to the chest early on that put Vasquez down but Vasquez popped back up immediately. Harrison threw a combo that Vasquez ducked but it left him open for a takedown from Harrison. On the mat, Vasquez did a good job of stalling Harrison out as the athletes resumed the fight on their feet. They exchanged head kicks, grappled along the cage and exchanged punches until Vasquez got a takedown by pulling Harrison down by the leg into his guard. With Harrison on top, he unleashed a series of right hands to the head of Vasquez and Harrison’s ground and pound was destructive enough that the ref called a halt to the bout with less than a minute to go in the round. It was a solid win for Harrison who continues to improve every fight.
You won’t find a more thrilling card then this one. Be sure to catch all of the action as Ring of Combat presents Ring of Combat XLV exclusively on pay-per-view at GFL.tv. Order now on video on demand and own it for life.
The fourth annual Spa City Stomp Out is coming to LakePointe Church in Hot Springs, AR on Saturday, June 15! Live music, food, entertainment, and – of course – MMA fighting! Entry fee = one bag of groceries.
LakePointe Church in Hot Springs will be hosting the fourth annual Spa City Stomp Out, a free Mixed Martial Arts fight this weekend.
“This isn’t just a backyard brawl, these [fighters] are trained athletes and they’re just phenomenal,” says Pastor Greg Bearss.
The event may be free, but everyone is asked to bring a bag of groceries and support Stomp Out Hunger, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting hunger for children in the community. For those who may wonder why a church is hosting a MMA fight, Bearss says that in many ways, God is a warrior.
“We want to make a difference, we want to reach out to people that may not normally come out to our campus,” says Bearss. “We look at scripture and we see that Jesus didn’t tap out. He went the distance.”
This event is determined to help eradicate hunger in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Support these brave warriors as they look to help their community by competing in the cage.
RING OF COMBAT VETERAN CHRIS WEIDMAN GOES FOR UFC GOLD ON JULY 6 AGAINST UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT KINGPIN ANDERSON SILVA
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RING OF COMBAT VETERAN CHRIS WEIDMAN GOES FOR UFC GOLD ON JULY 6 AGAINST UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT KINGPIN ANDERSON SILVA
UFC #1 Middleweight Contender and undefeated fighter Chris Weidman (9-0) readies for the biggest fight of his life, as on July 6 he will take on UFC Middleweight Champion and Pound For Pound King Anderson Silva (31-4) at UFC 162: Silva VS Weidman. Silva has gone an astonishing 16-0 inside the Octagon and dominated nearly every opponent inside the cage. But the biggest challenge of Silva’s seven-year dominant reign could come in the form of Weidman who possesses the wrestling, grappling and striking ability that has given Silva fits in the past.
Weidman is an expert grappler/wrestler combo unlike some of Silva’s past opponents who haven’t been able to get Silva down to the mat and instead became sitting ducks for Silva in the standup game. Others, dominated the wrestling game having Silva on the brink of defeat but eventually succumbed to submissions late in fights Silva would have otherwise lost by decision. Weidman, a New York native, is that rare breed of fighter who poses matchup problems for Silva in various spots. Weidman lives and trains with some of the best grapplers in the world as he is one of the star pupils of Matt Serra while also training and learning from Serra’s coach, the undisputed Champion of the Gracie Family, Renzo Gracie. A third of Weidman’s wins have come via tapout. Recently, Weidman and UFC Welterweight Champion, Georges St-Pierre rolled at Renzo’s Academy in New York City, and GSP came away from the session convinced that Weidman would not only beat Silva, but dominate him inside of the cage. Weidman’s grappling credentials are matched alongside his wrestling where he was an All-American in college and is known for his extraordinary takedowns and control on the mat where his attacks come in various forms including ground and pound where he has finished multiple opponents to go with his wins via submission. It’s this combination of submissions and wrestling that many experts are pointing to as the reason why Silva will be in for the toughest fight of his life inside the UFC.
Weidman has only been fighting professionally since 2009, where he began his career with East Coast MMA juggernaut, Ring of Combat, and racked up four consecutive wins culminating with winning and defending the ROC Middleweight Championship. Fans new to Weidman and who are looking to learn more about his career have four Ring of Combat fights instantly available at their fingertips as they can be ordered (along with the whole event) on the GFL Combat Sports Network at GFL.tv, the world’s leading website for fight videos for MMA, Boxing and Pro Wrestling.
Available for streaming are Weidman’s bouts against Ruben Lopes at Ring of Combat XXIII (2/20/09), Mike Stewart at Ring of Combat XXIV (4/17/09), Uriah Hall (TUF Alum) at Ring of Combat XXXI (9/24/10) for the ROC Middleweight Championship and Valdir Araujo at Ring of Combat XXXIII (12/3/10) also for the ROC Middleweight Championship.
If Weidman can pull off the upset, and defeat Silva his life will change tremendously even before he steps foot outside of the Octagon on July 6. For fight fans around the world, come July 7 Weidman could be the talk of the whole sport and for MMA fans, it couldn’t be easier to watch the complete collection of Chris Weidman fights as he has only fought for two promotions in his storied career, the UFC and Ring of Combat. Click on GFL.tv anytime and search for “Chris Weidman” to bring up Weidman’s Ring of Combat fights and watch him as an up and coming blue chip prospect where he learned his trade in the Ring of Combat cage on his journey to becoming one of the greatest MMA fighters of all-time.
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American Predator Fighting Championship debuts on GFL.tv on June 22 from McCook, Illinois at the MAX Athletics and Exposition Center with American Predator FC – Champion VS Champion. The top MMA fighters from around the Midwest will compete on this scheduled 24-bout card (12 pro/12am) with 6 title fights on the line, as APFC looks to make a huge splash to a worldwide audience.
In the main event, Bellator and Strikeforce veteran Louis Taylor (8-3) battles undefeated Mike Pitz (8-0) in a middleweight showdown. Taylor is coming off a first round KO in Bellator in his last fight. Taylor has KO power in both hands as 5 of his wins have come via knockout. Taylor is an aggressive fighter and always looking to take the center of the cage and impose his dominance from the opening bell. Taylor doesn’t waste any time feeling his opponent out as he gets right to throwing strikes with bad intentions. Pitz is a gritty veteran that has fought most of his career on the Midwest regional scene. Pitz is a tough matchup for anyone and his perfect record speaks to that. Pitz is well-rounded in all aspects of MMA and had stopped 7 of his opponents with submissions or knockouts. This will be Pitz’s toughest test to date, but the blue chip prospect is looking to turn heads in this fight. Expect this fight to be a barnburner for as long as it lasts.
In the co-main event, UFC veteran Dan Stittgen (7-3) fights Dan McGlasson (10-11). Stittgen is coming off a 2-fight stint in the UFC and looks to take the fight to McGlasson in this welterweight clash. Stittgen is a submission master with 5 of his 7 wins coming via tapout. Stittgen will be looking to get the fight to the mat and isolate an arm or go for a choke. McGlasson hails from Iowa and brings a solid wrestling and grappling game into the cage. McGlasson is a fighter that always goes for broke and only 1 of his 21 fights have gone to decision. This fight has all the makings of fight of the night as both men fight with an aggressive style and look for the finish.
Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on June 22 as American Predator FC – Champion VS Champion brings down the house on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv. See the established and rising stars of the Midwest compete in front of some of the most avid fans. Be a part of the excitement and order this iPPV from the GFL Combat Sports Network.
Courtesy of Kyle Holdsworth of Examiner.com
Cage Fury Fighting Championships is back at the Valley Forge Casino on June 22nd with CFFC 25: Williams vs. Faunce. CFFC has some of the top talent on the East Coast. They’ve had multiple fighters who went on to fight or have already fought for the UFC including, Joey “The Raging Bull” Gambino, the recently cut John Cholish, TUF 11 runner-up Kris McCray, and now the current CFFC Middleweight Champion Dustin Jacoby. CFFC has always been one of the more consistent MMA promotions around Philadelphia with 12 events already in the last 2 years (6 already in 2013). CFFC 25 is already looking to be another stacked card with 7 Pro bouts, including the former CFFC Middleweight number one contender Tim “The South Jersey Strangler” Williams taking on Noah Faunce.
Tim Williams (7-1) is a long time LITC veteran. He was the first ever LITC Middleweight Champion defeating Joey Kirwan at LITC 3. Williams went undefeated until his last fight, losing to former UFC fighter Dustin Jacoby via TKO due to a cut. That fight was for the CFFC Middleweight Title. Williams is taking on a tough fighter out of New York by the name of Noah Faunce (3-1). Faunce started off his career with a Unanimous Decision loss, but has since won his last 3 fights. His most recent victory, was a first round TKO victory over the experienced Ryan Contaldi (8-8-1). Both of these fighters are very talented, and certainly know what they’re doing when locked in that cage. This will be an awesome main event for fight fans.
Mike Bannon (4-1) is a PA Cage Fight veteran who started off his career 4-0. His last fight was at Bellator 77 in Reading, PA where he took on the talented Cosmo Rocha (5-1), losing by TKO (doctor stoppage) after Round 2. He is taking on another fighter who fought at Bellator 77, Darrell “The Saint” Horcher (7-1). Horcher did a little bit better that night, defeating his opponent by KO in 21 seconds. He has gone 1-1 since then, losing his last fight at Bellator 95 to TUF 8 runner-up Phillipe Nover by Unanimous Decision. Both of these men have fought on the 2nd biggest stage in MMA, and only a win will get them back to that point.
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Siam Fight Productions returned to GFL with the finals of the inaugural Siam Cup Junior Muay Thai Grand Prix where the winner won not only the tournament, but also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train at the world-famous Sitsongpeenong Training Camp. The card also featured title fights with new champions crowned.
In the main event, Ruben Cruz (10-0) defeated John Bruer (8-4) via split decision in the tournament finals of the 135 lb division. With the win, Cruz wins the first-ever Siam Cup and gets an opportunity to train with one of the world’s premiere institutions for training in one of the world’s oldest martial arts with the Sitsongpeenong Training Camp in Thailand. Cruz landed with solid one-two punch combos throughout the five rounds while Bruer used a push kick to halt Cruz’s attacks and score. Cruz was the aggressor and was busier in the clinch, where he landed knees along with punches. It was a great fight and both fighters deserved to be in the main event because they both fought like champions.
In other action, Destry Dalrymple defeated Robert Dibler via unanimous decision to claim the USMTA 125 lb title. Dalrymple was aggressive the whole fight and landed with strikes from all directions, while also staying out of the way from Dibler who could not find his range. Dalrymple racked up a nice lead and scored the win in convincing fashion. Dalrymple is a very accurate fighter and looks to be the cream of the crop in the 125 lb division.
To watch the champions of tomorrow in one of the most vicious combat sports, tune in to Siam Fight Productions Jr Muay Thai Grand Prix Finale and see these young warriors chase their dreams and put in work as gladiators in the squared circle.
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by Drew Archer
“I’d much rather chase death than be chased by it.”
Striker, a man with over 15 years in the professional wrestling business and one of the few veteran leaders who commands total respect in any locker room he steps foot in, recently made his return to Impact Zone Wrestling (IZW). Over the course of a decade and a half, Striker has built a name for himself as one of the top wrestlers in the sport where he has traveled throughout Oklahoma, Texas and the surrounding territory to ply this trade. But Striker’s homecoming to IZW has been anything but rosy. Almost instantly, he found himself battling tooth and nail against another returning veteran in the Canadian Red Devil. In only a few short weeks, their feud has reached nuclear levels with CRD injuring Striker in a backstage incident that left Striker unconscious. The extent of Striker’s injuries are still unknown at the present time, but rumor is, the injuries sustained were significant and Striker is expected to be on the shelf for some time.
This interview was conducted last week before the most recent attack by Canadian Red Devil.
Striker grew up East of Lawton in Krebs, Oklahoma where his journey to the squared circle followed an unusual and inspiring chain of events. “I played football in high school. Wrestling is something that I always wanted to do but the pieces never fell into place. When I was 27, I met my biological mother and she used to be a photographer for the [Fabulous] Freebirds. She re-sparked my interest back in to wrestling. The next thing you know I was tracking down someone in Oklahoma to train me,” Striker remembered.
After gaining the know-how from Oklahoma icon and training legend Tom Jones in 1997, Striker set off on a journey that would see him stand across the ring from some of the all-time greats in the business. Throughout his career, Striker has won over a dozen championships and wrestled in front of packed arenas. Two of Striker’s most famous matches/feuds came in the form of the greatest WWF Intercontinental Champion and WWE Legend, The Honky Tonk Man and WCW, NJPW, AJPW and IZW World Champion Big Van Vader. But to hear Striker tell it, all of the places he has worked and opponents he has faced have been one, long highlight.
That journey now brings Striker back to IZW, a place he is very familiar with and an old stomping grounds of sorts. “I have been a part of and around IZW since the beginning. To say it has taken major strides is an understatement.” Now with IZW airing live on GFL.tv and making international distribution deals around the world, Striker has witnessed the immediate impact of returning to IZW. “Oh man it’s huge. We are exposed to people all over the world and at the push of a button. In the short time that I have been back, I have already gained exposure as far away as Dublin, Ireland.” From his memorable feud partnering with Nathan Sensation against the New Age Syndicate to facing world-renowned legends of the business, Striker has the battle scars to show from life as a pro wrestler.
“One of the major things people don’t consider is the sacrifices we make when it comes to our families. The fact that we are on the road more than we are home. Our families patiently wait at home waiting on a phone call to tell them we are okay or what hospital we are in. Injuries are a big part of it. Even though we don’t always take time off for injuries, I promise you we have them constantly. Managing our money is always a challenge too. People think we make a ton of money when we start out but that’s far from the truth. Its years before we ever break even.”
But luckily for Striker his family supports him 100% and he can thank his own flesh and blood for giving him his nickname. “When I was training I was trying like hell to come up with a name. I went through tons of them and nothing sounded right. One night at home my kids were running through the house and came up to me and said, ‘you will be Striker!’ I thought on it for a few days and the kids kept calling me by that name so I took it.”
Like most wrestlers, Striker has taken his fair share of bumps, bruises and breaks inside the ring. But he has also dealt with injuries and sickness on a level most wrestlers and for that matter, most people never have to worry about.
“I had to step out of the ring back in March 2009 after getting my face smashed and needing facial reconstructive surgery. After that surgery the doctor told me to never step foot in the ring again because if I got hit in the face, I’d be dead…I sat out until my great friend, Christopher Crow, died in a car accident in June 2011. I told his family I would come back to do a benefit show for them,” Striker recalled.
On the brink of returning to the ring in more than two years, Striker soon found another obstacle standing in his way.
“While getting my physical for my license the doctor wanted to check my gallbladder. While checking it, they discovered that I had renal cell carcinoma, in other words, kidney cancer. I ended up having four surgeries in eight weeks resulting in the complete removal of my right kidney and a partial removal of my left one. But in March of 2012 I made my return! I also had another small break from September 2012 to January 2013 due to hernia surgery,” Striker said.
And recently, Striker was involved in an explosion where he suffered burns on 15% of his body. But he fought back from that too. The one thing he couldn’t account for was the dastardly deeds of the Canadian Red Devil, whose unprovoked ambush caught Striker off guard on June 1. Striker has vowed not to let anything stop him in reaching his goals, whether it’s facial reconstructive surgery, kidney cancer, suffering multiple burns or even a sneak attack by a foe. Striker has come back from all of it and that spells bad news for Canadian Red Devil.
“Canadian Red Devil has been a thorn in my side. Constantly jumping me from behind and running from me. He can’t run forever!”
When Striker finally does get his hands on CRD, somewhere along the line, expect Striker to go for his patented finisher, the STROKE, his trademark move since 2000 where he crushed an opponent in Hugo, Oklahoma and dropped every jaw in the building.
Among all the highpoints of Striker’s career, it was still clear from my interview he was looking for new challenges and bigger accolades. “I can see myself in the mix for the IZW Heavyweight Title before too long. I will never settle for just being another person on the card. I will push myself beyond my own limits to come out on top. I’m the old man of the group so I have to constantly prove myself to the young ones.”
Once Striker finally hangs up the boots, he still wants to be involved in the sport as an agent/mentor helping the younger wrestlers learn the ins and outs of the business. With the mind and experience Striker has for the sport, today’s younger athletes will do well for themselves if they take a seat under his learning tree.
Always the consummate professional, Striker was adamant on leaving his fans and the people that have supported him throughout his career a heartfelt, sincere message. “I just want to say thank you so much for the great and exciting last 15 years. You guys have stayed beside me through it all and have never gave up on me. You guys are the best and I promise anytime that you see me I will give you nothing less than 110% each and every time.”
Xtreme Combat Promotions (XCP) returns to GFL on June 22 as it presents Pains in the Nek 2 emanating from the Lyndonville Armory in Lyndonville, Vermont. MMA fans, this event is a stacked card featuring 3 title fights with the top up and combing prospects inside the New England area. XCP is the premier MMA organization in the Green Mountain State and is one of GFL’s rising organizations.
In the main event, XCP Welterweight Champion Brett Trahan (7-2) battles Gary Cameron (2-3). Trahan won the title earlier this year after a gutsy performance. Trahan likes to control the action on the mat with his strong wrestling, aggressive submission attempts and has cardio that is top notch. Cameron comes into the title fight with a solid ground game. He’s suffered some setbacks in the striking game, but he is constantly improving and looks to be a tough foe for Trahan as Cameron fights with a high risk-high reward style.
In the co-main event, John Elliot (0-0) faces Jesse Baughman (3-0) in a light heavyweight scrap. Elliot is new to the sport and steps into the cage looking to strike gold in his first fight. Baughman has already fought 3 times for XCP this year with every win coming via KO in the first round. Baughman is an animal inside the cage and will be looking to end this fight quickly with an overhand right or left hook.
In other championship action, Patrick Reardon (3-1) fights Tyler Jacques (5-3). Reardon is a fast starter and possesses KO power in both hands as he has 2 first round KOs. Jacques is an experienced gladiator and has fought nearly every top fighter in his weight class. Jacques has shown an ability to finish fights with submissions, KOs and decisions. He is very well-rounded and is a handful for anyone. This fight should be a top contender for fight of the night.
You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on June 22 as Xtreme Combat Promotions presents Pains in the Nek 2 including 3 championship bouts on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv.