2015 Elite Canadian Championships – Session 5

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The 2015 Elite Canadian Championships has kicked off and several boxers performed well on the first day and advanced in the multi-day tournament that will see dozens and dozens of the top amateurs in Canada fight for a chance to compete in the upcoming Pan American Games. The only way to see this great event is to order it at GFL.tv. Order now and watch the fights beginning on October 28 and ending on November 1.

Session 5 was full of competitive fights in several weight classes in both the men’s and women’s divisions. In total there were 10 bouts in the 56kg, 64kg, and 91kg divisions.

In a 91 kg fight, Simon Kean defeated Ryan Rozicki 3-0. These fighters were throwng some heavy leather at one another and neither fighter backed down. Kean mixed up his shots well and was able to offset the aggressiveness of Rozicki by using a strong jab and overhand combos. The 1-2 combination paid dividends throughout the fight as it scored for Kean and kept him away from most of Rozicki’s haymakers.

The hardest punching of the night came in a 64 kg fight as Arthur Biyarslanov defeated Brandon Leaman via TKO in the third fight in the fight of the night. Biyarslanov and Leaman put on a clinic as they traded punches throughout the fight, but Biyarslanov caught Leaman with a hard combo that dropped him and the ref called the fight as Leaman was still feeling the effects of the punches when he tried to shake off the shots.

In other action, not to be outdone by the men, Sara Kali defeated Kelly Turner via TKO in the third in a 64kg bout. Kali is a handful in the division and her precision strikes combined with her willingness to stand and bang makes her a huge threat to win the division. Turner showed she was a gritty fighter by launching punches of her own and connected with some solid shots, but the pinpoint accuracy of Kali was too much over the course of the three rounds and it finally paid dividends when Kali scored the final blows of the fight in a great bout by both women. Kali has to be one of the favorites with her performance here.

Order a single session or get the complete 9 Session Series only at GFL.tv. Watch the rising stars in the sport of boxing as they compete for championships and a trip to the Pam Am Games. Don’t miss one jab, hook, uppercut or cross. Order now.

2015 Elite Canadian Championships – Session 4

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The 2015 Elite Canadian Championships has kicked off and several boxers performed well on the first day and advanced in the multi-day tournament that will see dozens and dozens of the top amateurs in Canada fight for a chance to compete in the upcoming Pan American Games. The only way to see this great event is to order it at GFL.tv. Order now and watch the fights beginning on October 28 and ending on November 1.

Session 4 was full of competitive fights in several weight classes in both the men’s and women’s divisions. In total there were 11 bouts in the 49kg, 52kg, 60kg, 75kg and 81kg divisions.

In a 81 kg fight, Jacob Varga won his second bout of the tournament, this time defeating Richard MacDonald via 2-1 decision. Varga continued to pump out his strong jab that racked up points, but MacDonald was right there in the pocket landing punches of his own. Both men fired off combos with neither man backing down, but in the end, Varga advances in the tournament as he pickek up another win against a gritty MacDonald.

In another 81kg bout, Vincent Thibeault won a 3-0 decision against the durable Max Rizzi. Thibeault is a power puncher and brings an iron jaw into the bout so he continues to come forward and throw his combos, not worrying about what his opponent is doing. Thibeault has a solid left hook that he can use at the end of a combo or just land from a distance as a single shot. It does damage and racks up points. A fight with Varga and Thibeault will be an exciting matchup as both men pose unique threats and matchup very well.

The full results for Session 4 are below.

Alexandra Strickland defeated Caitlin Trenholme via decision
Carolyn Veyre defeated Odille Letellier via decision
PG Tondo defeated Mauricio Garcia Malvaez via decision
Emilien Boucher defeated Mathieu Blette-Gagnon via decision
Evan Gilliard defeated Miscael Marin via decision
Lucas Bahdi defeated Whitney Baille via decision
Cylin Downey defeated David Gauthier via decision
Darcy Hinds defeated Marco Capobianco via decision
Clovis Drolet defeated Kingsley Alexander via decision
Vincent Thibeault defeated Max Rizzi via decision
Jacob Varga defeated Richard MacDonald via decision

Order a single session or get the complete 9 Session Series only at GFL.tv. Watch the rising stars in the sport of boxing as they compete for championships and a trip to the Pam Am Games. Don’t miss one jab, hook, uppercut or cross. Order now.

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents Ohio Fighting Champinship 22 on TCN & CSN Beginning November 3

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN) & COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN)

GFL PRESENTS “OHIO FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 22” BEGINNING NOVEMBER 3

October 31, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as Ohio FC presents another show stopper with Ohio Fighting Championship 22, featuring a full lineup of blue chip fighters anchored by several top level pro fights along with a Heavyweight Championship in the amateur ranks.

In the pro ranks, Matt Anderson (1-2) fights Aaron Jeffery (0-0) in a welterweight scrap. Anderson has never gone to decision and in fact every fight he has ever been in has ended in a submission. Anderson is a fan favorite because of his high risk-high reward style. If the fight hits the mat, look for a finish as Anderson will be looking to win via tapout and in doing so, he might put himself in some bad positions. This will be Jeffery’s pro debut, after going (8-1) as an amateur. Jeffery is a solid grappler with strong takedowns so he will be looking to wear Anderson down.   Jeffery is also a heavy hitter and will look to mix up his attacks. These two young pros are ready to climb the ladder of OFC so don’t blink.

In other action, Zach Cook (0-1) battles Josh Hilliard (0-1). Both fighters have their backs against the wall and in desperate need of a win as a pro after successful careers as amateurs. There is a lot on the line as the winner will move his record to .500 while the loser will drop to 0-2. Cook brings an iron chin into the fight and has shown an ability to absorb tons of punishment. Hilliard is a submission specialist and will be looking to take the fight to the mat and finish the fight there.

In the amateur ranks, for the OFC Heavyweight Championship, Chris Settles (3-1) takes on John Gardner (5-3). Settles is a huge heavyweight and is well rounded as he can finish the fight with a tapout or knockout. This will be Settles first fight for a title so expect him to come out guns blazing. Gardner has great cardio for a heavyweight and is battle tested. Gardner will need to wear Settles down and look to finish him off in the later rounds.

Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Monday, November 3 at 7:00pm ET

The Comcast Network: (Philly): Monday, November 3 at 7:30pm ET

The Comcast Network: (all zones): Thursday, November 6 at 8:00pm ET

The Comcast Network: (Philly): Friday, November 7 at 10:30pm ET

The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, November 8 at 11:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, November 8 at 4:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, November 9 at 4:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing Ohio Fighting Championship 22 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

11/3: Ohio Fighting Championship 22 (mma)

11/10: CFFC 42 (mma)

11/17: CFFC 43 (mma)

11/24: Daily News Golden Gloves Finals – Day-2 (boxing)

About GFL:

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2015 Elite Canadian Championships – Session 3

October 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The 2015 Elite Canadian Championships has kicked off and several boxers performed well on the first day and advanced in the multi-day tournament that will see dozens and dozens of the top amateurs in Canada fight for a chance to compete in the upcoming Pan American Games. The only way to see this great event is to order it at GFL.tv. Order now and watch the fights beginning on October 28 and ending on November 1.

Session 3 was full of competitive fights in several weight classes in both the men’s and women’s divisions. In total there were 7 bouts in the 51kg, 54kg, 56kg, 69kg and 91kg divisions.

Donovan Thomas defeated Daniel Doyle 3-0 as he used a strong jab and right cross to dictate the tempo from the early going. Thomas kept up a fast pace, especially for the 91 kg division, and landed several hard shots against the durable Doyle. Thomas looks to be an early favorite to win the 91kg division as he showed off a very technically sound all-around game.

In other action, Sassan Haghigat-Joo defeated Josh Cameron 2-1 in a great back and forth scrap. Haghigat-Joo picked his spots and scored with precision while Cameron continued to come forward and throw punches with bad intentinos. Haghigat-Joo used great head movement to stay out of harm’s way as he was able to pull out the victory which came down to the third and final round.

The full results for Session 3 are below.

Mandy Bujold defeated Sierra Picton via decision
Amanda Galle defeated Melody Dubevia via decision
Sarah Haghigat-Joo defeated Carole-Anee Merciervia via decision
Erica Adjei defeated River Tuckervia via decision
Kenny Lally defeated Mark Andre Gauthier via decision
Mohamed Elabdoulli defeated Chris Porteous via decsion
Sassan Haghigat-Joo defeated Josh Cameron via decision
Donovan Thomas defeated Daniel Doyle via decision

Order a single session or get the complete 9 Session Series only at GFL.tv. Watch the rising stars in the sport of boxing as they compete for championships and a trip to the Pam Am Games. Don’t miss one jab, hook, uppercut or cross. Order now.

CFFC 43 preview: ‘Motivated’ Lyman Good ready to bring the fight to Jonavin Webb on Nov. 1

October 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Courtesy of Steve Juon & mmamania.com

Former Bellator MMA welterweight champion Lyman Good returns to the spotlight next Saturday (Nov. 1, 2014) as he faces the undefeated Jonavin Webb for the CFFC welterweight title. The show airs live on PPV via iN DEMAND and can also be ordered from GFL.tv for $19.95. Good talks to MMAmania.com about his start in MMA, getting exposure at a time when fights were becoming part of the broadcast TV landscape, and how he’s preparing for the challenge Webb presents.

ormer Bellator MMA welterweight champion Lyman Good (16-3) returns to the spotlight next Saturday (Nov. 1, 2014) as he faces the undefeated Jonavin Webb (7-0) for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) welterweight title.

CFFC 43 airs live on PPV via iN DEMAND and can also be ordered from GFL.tv for $19.95 throughout North America (international readers please check availability before your purchase).

Good talked to MMAmania.com about his start in MMA, getting exposure at a time when fights were becoming part of the broadcast TV landscape, and how he’s preparing for the challenge Webb presents. For Good, training in MMA was a literal escape from bad influences in Spanish Harlem.

“My upbringing was pretty rough as far as growing up in a gang-banging territory full of a lot of gangs and drugs and violence and that kind of stuff. My mom initially wanted to get me to do some kind of activity just to get me out, because she didn’t want me to conform or become part of it. She said ‘Why not try martial arts? I’ll do it with you, too.’”

Good had no amateur boxing or wrestling experience going into martial arts, but found himself naturally able to transition from playing other sports to the discipline of MMA.

“I fell in love with it. It was the one thing that made me happy at that point in my life. I grew up with a lot of anger issues and circumstances I lived with at the time. I didn’t really have a lot to look forward to. I didn’t feel like I had a future in anything. I fell in love and that was the end of it. From that point on, I religiously trained as if that was my escape from everything in my life.”

The experience Good gained at Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts led him to success on the bigger stage, reeling off 10 straight wins as a pro and capturing the Bellator welterweight title. It wasn’t until Good ran into collegiate All-American and Olympic-level wrestler “Funky” Ben Askren that he first tasted defeat in a five-round decision.

“I’m not gonna go out without a fight,” said Good. “You know if someone’s going to beat me they’re going to have to go through hell in order to do that. I did the best I could, there’s nothing I can really say as far as having any regrets about the fight because I fought my best. To this day he’s still very recognized, he’s making a name for himself, in spite of whether people like his style or not. You still have to give the guy respect for coming into another sport, off of all he’s done his whole life as a wrestler, (and) impose his will on others who are world renowned, as well.”

Good comes into the CFFC title fight a winner in five of his last six fights, last knocking out Matt Secor at 4:21 of the first round in Morristown, New Jersey, this past summer. Without giving away too much of his gameplan for next Saturday, Good outlined a general strategy for Webb, a protege of grappling instructor Daniel “Gracie” Simoes.

“I’m motivated by the fact he is the current champ, but champion or not I would still fight him exactly the same. He’s an opponent, he’s somebody standing in my way. I know he’s dedicated (to) the same cause. He’s young, he’s very motivated as well. (I’m) working on strengthening my ground game and wrestling, mostly a lot of wrestling, and polishing my stand-up. Just because I’m comfortable with my stand-up doesn’t mean that I completely abandon it. I’m never complacent, I always feel I can be better and better and better at anything.”

A complete audio file of the interview with Good is available HERE.

Be sure to check out Lyman Good’s quest for the CFFC welterweight title on Nov. 1 at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tickets are still available, check CFFC.tv for details and availability. The show is available on iN DEMAND PPV and GFL.tv.

Lyman Good Ready, Excited to Fight for CFFC Title

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Courtesy of Mick Hammond & MMA Weekly

After spending the better part of four years with Bellator, in which he was their inaugural welterweight champion, Lyman Good is forging his own path with new companies.

Most recently, Good returned to Cage Fury Fighting Championships for the first time since 2007 to headline the promotion’s June event. For Good, it felt like chance to start over.

“Bellator has given me quite the opportunity to expand on my name and success, but I definitely was excited to jump on the CFFC card because they’re becoming more known for bringing up people who are up-and-comers and great fighters,” Good told MMAWeekly.com.

“I figured this would be a good opportunity to start fresh, see what’s out there and challenge myself.”

Good was able to finish off his CFFC 36 opponent Matt Secor with a first-round knockout and is pleased everything came together for the bout.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better training camp and it felt like everything was in place,” said Good. “I went out there with a game plan, stuck to it, and it worked.”

Good will once again headline a CFFC show on Nov. 1 as part of a pay-per-view broadcast. When asked if he feels any pressure being the man the promotion is banking on to deliver a crowd, Good responded, “I try not to put a lot of thought into it.

“I know I’m there to fight, I’m there to compete, and there to win; and as far as the spotlight and being the main event, I don’t focus on that too much. I just focus on the goal and task at hand and go out there to perform my best.”

On the CFFC 43 PPV, Good (16-3) will take on undefeated prospect Jonavin Webb (7-0) for the promotion’s welterweight championship.

“I’ve got to go out and impose my will,” said Good. “(Webb) is young, hungry and is very motivated and driven; and those are the kinds of fights I like because it brings out the best in me.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to fight for the title and fight somebody of his caliber. I know he’s been training very hard for this fight and he’s going to bring out the best out of me because of that.”

Good feels a win over Webb will not only claim him his first title in four years, but will help define who he is as a fighter going forward.

“It’s a great way to exemplify my skills and abilities,” said Good. “Even though (Webb’s) young in his career, I know he’s motivated, driven and is training hard. He’s a very good wrestler and has a great jiu-jitsu pedigree and background, so going up against him will exemplify my career.”

2015 Elite Canadian Championships – Session 2 Review

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The 2015 Elite Canadian Championships has kicked off and several boxers performed well on the first day and advanced in the multi-day tournament that will see dozens and dozens of the top amateurs in Canada fight for a chance to compete in the upcoming Pan American Games. The only way to see this great event is to order it at GFL.tv. Order now and watch the fights beginning on October 28 and ending on November 1.

Session 2 was full of competitive fights in several weight classes in both the men’s and women’s divisions. In total there were 7 bouts in the 57kg, 64kg, 69kg, 81kg and 75kg divisions.

Alison Greey picked up a first round TKO after she hurt and stopped Cladia Marisol-Diaz with a nice combo. Greey came out with her guns blazing and threw punches in bunches and set a pace that Marisol-Diaz could not keep up with. Greey advances and has to be one of the favorites in the women’s 81kg division because of her punching power.

In other action, Kingsley Alexander won a unanimous decision over Angelo Adamson in the men’s 75kg division. Alexander pitched a shutout as he won all 3 rounds with his combos and elusive defense making him a hard target for Adamson to hit.

The full results for Session 2 are below.

Sabrina Aubin defeated Sabina Abdoulakhi via decision

Martine Valliere Bisson defeatedCher Obediah via decision

Sara Kali defeated Laura-Lou Fortin via decision

Jessica Camera defeated Mireille Ares Wes via decision

Alison Greey defeated Claudia Marisol-Diaz via first round TKO

Clovis Drolet defeated Brody Blair via decision

Kingsley Alexander defeated Angelo Adamson via decision

Order a single session or get the complete 9 Session Series only at GFL.tv. Watch the rising stars in the sport of boxing as they compete for championships and a trip to the Pam Am Games. Don’t miss one jab, hook, uppercut or cross. Order now.

 

 

2015 Elite Canadian Championships – Session 1

October 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The 2015 Elite Canadian Boxing tournament has kicked off and several boxers performed well on the first day and advanced in the multi-day tournament that will see dozens and dozens of the top amateurs in Canada fight for a chance to compete in the upcoming Pan American Games. The only way to see this great event is to order it at GFL.tv. Order now and watch the fights beginning on October 28 and ending on November 1.

Session 1 was full of competitive fights in several weight classes in both the men’s and women’s divisions. In total there were 9 bouts with the most talked about bout between Lucas Bahdi and Robbie Cuisine. Bahdi came out and set a blistering pace and connected with some big shots that rocked Cuisine and eventually finished Cuisine in the first round via KO.

In other action, Jacob Varga won a unanimous decision over Pascal Beaupre in the 81kg division to advance. Varga used a strong jab that scored point after point as he outdistanced a gritty fighter in Beaupre.

The full results for Session 1 are below.

Melody Dube defeated Jessica Brugess via decision
Odille Letillier defeated Stephanie Walke via decision
Carolyn Veyre defeated Marie-Jeanne Parent via decision
Lucas Bahdi defeated Robbie Cuisine via KO in the first round
Cylin Downe defeated Lentz Lundy via decision
David Gauthier defeated Dylan Ruston via decision
Brandon Leaman defeated Jessy Brown via decision
Arthur Biyarslanov defeated Mathieu Germain via decision
Jacob Varga defeated Pascal Beaupre via decision

Order a single session or get the complete 9 Session Series only at GFL.tv. Watch the rising stars in the sport of boxing as they compete for championships and a trip to the Pam Am Games. Don’t miss one jab, hook, uppercut or cross. Order now.

Instant Replay to return to New Jersey MMA this Saturday

October 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Courtesy of Elias Cepeda & Yahoo Sports

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/instant-replay-to-return-to-new-jersey-mma-this-saturday-192336823.html

Instant replay review capabilities will return to MMA competition this Saturday in Atlantic City, NJ during the Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) 43 card.  Head of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board Larry Hazzard instituted instant replay review capabilities during fights, years ago.

After his departure in 2007, however, New Jersey ceased with the practice. Now that Hazzard is back in the saddle in New Jersey, he’s brought back instant replay review with him for boxing and MMA contests.

“These are sports that are certainly subject from time to time, to errors, mainly by referees,” Hazzard told Cagewriter.

“These types of errors can have an impact on a bout. I think that unless necessary corrections are made, at the time, it’s just unfair to the fighters. These are individual sports, and the fighters don’t often get a second chance at big opportunities. After a kid works his or her butt off for several years, to finally reach that upper echelon where he or she are making good pay days, it’s unfair to them not to have the ability to correct costly official mistakes.

“I think that with instant replay, we will be able to make these corrections, if necessary, on the spot…It’s the fairest way to go in the 21st century.”

The first MMA card to have those capabilities under the re-institution will be the CFFC in Atlantic City, at the Borgata. The card will air live via pay per view on Go Fight Live, cable through InDemand, and through the promotion’s website.

The presence of television cameras is crucial to the use of instant replay review, because Hazzard says that the cost of the tool will be paid for by promotions, like the CFFC.

“This will mainly be used in pro fights, fights that are big enough to be televised,” Hazzard explained.

“Or, it’s going to happen if a promoter requests and pays for the cameras and monitors. The cost of this is going to be on the promoter. This is in it’s infant stages, and we’ll see how it goes as time goes on, but right now it will be in the events that want it.”

The decision to apply instant replay review capabilities once more on this Saturday’s particular Atlantic City event came just weeks ago. CFFC CEO Rob Haydak says the topic came up in conversation between he and New Jersey Athletic Control Board Counsel Nick Lembo a couple weeks ago, and the state made its decision soon after.

Welterweight champion Jonavin Webb (7-0) will defend his title in the main event of CFFC 43 against Lyman Good (16-3), this Saturday, and was told of the development only this week. “I think I found out this week,” he told Yahoo! Sports.

“I think it’s a good thing, for certain.”

Webb, however, said that he was not sure when, exactly, instant replay review could occur during fights, or how the whole process is supposed to occur. “I don’t really know, to be honest,” he said.

“I’m more concerned with getting punched in the head than that, though. I’m not too worried.”

How, exactly, instant replay review would or will work during fights seems to be a relative unknown to state regulators as well. Hazzard admitted that the program is still in development.

“It’s an additional tool for me, or a designate of mine to use during fights,” he said.

“I’m sure that there are certain fouls, or certain situations where it could help. Like, whether a fighter tapped out or did not tap out. These are things where, if a ref makes a mistake, we can correct it.”

Hazard says that he, or a designee will be watching fights on monitors and if they believe “conclusively” that a referee has made a mistake through the use of instant replay, they will have the ability to change or reverse a call. “It will have to be done in between rounds,” he detailed.

Hazard says that instant replay review will not be used for decisions that fighters may appeal and get a hearing on. “It has to be done right there, in the moment,” he explained.

“If there’s anything that has the capability to impact a final decision, we can review and change upon review. It has to be conclusive, though. We are not going to be nit-picking referee calls. We are not going to have debates on issues. It has to be something we’re sure of. And, it’s not something we’re looking forward to using. We hope we never have to. But, it is a safe guard for the fighters’ sake.”

With a loosely-defined set of circumstances where decisions can be reversed, and a very small window of time to not just review but put in effect a referee decision reversal (in between rounds, according to Hazzard), it would seem that New Jersey has a great deal of planning and process-construction yet to do with regards to instant replay review capabilities. However, the decision to even re-open the door to correcting perceived mistakes made during fights is encouraging, and it will be interesting to see how it plays out, and if other major states follow New Jersey’s lead.

Follow Elias on Twitter @EliasCepeda & @YahooCagewriter

 

Triple A MMA X – Genesis Preview

October 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Triple A MMA returns to GFL on November 8 with “Genesis” emanating from the Pat McKernan Event Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The stacked card will feature the first ever championship bout in the featherweight division in Triple A MMA history as well as the top prospects in the Southwest as they look to make a name for themselves to a worldwide audience. Don’t blink when these gladiators suit up and go to battle inside the cage.

In the main event, for the inaugural Triple A MMA Featherweight Title, Bellator vet Andres Quintana (5-1) fights Thomas Soto (4-0) as history will be made. Quintana is extremely tall for the division, standing at 6’. Quintana will look to use his range from the outside to land shots without being vulnerable himself. His only loss has come via split decision and he has also beaten a fighter currently competing in the UFC. Quintana is one of the top prospects in the Southwest and he continues to shine. The Texan Soto is undefeated and is a grappling wizard as he has submitted 2 opponents while also grinding down 2 others for decision wins. Soto is amazing on the ground and will need to find a way inside the reach of Quintana. If Soto can close the distance he can get Quintana down to the mat where he wants to be. Look for these two to go right at each other with no wasted time spent dancing around the cage. Both are aggressive fighters with huge hearts and that will be on display on November 8.

In the co-main event, Bellator vet Russell Wilson (3-3) battles Isaiah Reyes (7-5). The winner of this fight could fight the winner of the main event down the line as this fight will also be contested in the featherweight division. Wilson is extremely fast with his transitions and his relentless takedowns usually mean the fight will end up on the ground sooner or later. If Wilson does get the fight to the mat, expect him to go for guillotines and RNCs during scrambles. Wilson is coming off two decisive first round tapout wins. Reyes is a well-rounded fighter who brings a strong grappling game into the cage. Reyes has defeated 5 opponents via tapout, but also has the striking and wrestling game to make him a triple threat. These two are sure to light up the desert sky in Albuquerque.

Dorian Dixon (0-1) locks horns with Hosay Batts (0-0). Dixon is looking for his first win as a pro so his back is already against the wall. Dixon is a slick submission fighter and if he can get the fight to the ground, his grappling will give him a great chance at getting the tapout. Batts will have the size advantage going into his pro debut and will look to use his striking from the outside to bust Dixon up while trying to control the top position with his wrestling if and when the fight hits the mat.

Watch every KO, submission and scrap inside the cage. Catch all of the nonstop action exclusively on GFL with Triple A MMA X “Genesis” exclusively at GFL.tv. Watch live on November 8 or any time after on VOD. Order now.

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      A year ago this Sunday, Magomed Abdusalamov was an undefeated fighter. But after going the distance in a defeat that night, he suffered a blood clot in his brain, was in a coma for weeks and has never recovered the ability to walk or talk.
      William Weinbaum
    • Upcoming fight schedule October 31, 2014
      Boxing schedule for 2014
      Dan Rafael
    • Trout-Grajeda set for Dec. 11 ESPN special October 29, 2014
      After a difficult 2013 in which he lost decisions in both of his fights, former junior middleweight titlist Austin Trout took off almost nine months before returning. That sort of layoff, however, is now a thing of the past for Trout.
      Dan Rafael
    • Stevenson settles for fight against Sukhotsky October 28, 2014
      Light heavyeight champion Adonis Stevenson will take on Dmitry Sukhotsky on Dec. 19.
      Dan Rafael
    • Murray win sets up fight with champ Golovkin October 28, 2014
      Middleweight world titleholder Gennady Golovkin, decked out in a tuxedo and maroon bowtie one week removed from a big knockout victory, got an up close look at his next opponent on Saturday at the Salle des etoiles in Monte Carlo.
      Dan Rafael
    • Korobov-Lee bout finds a home on Dec. 13 October 28, 2014
      A fight between Matt Korobov and Andy Lee has been added to the undercard of former welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley Jr.'s match with Diego Chaves on Dec. 13 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
      Dan Rafael
    • Dulorme-Lundy added to Lemieux-Rosado card October 27, 2014
      Junior welterweights Thomas Dulorme and Hank Lundy, both contenders not far from a world title opportunity, will meet on Dec. 6 with the winner going a long way to making his case that he deserves the opportunity.
      Dan Rafael
    • Caballero wins vacant IBF bantamweight title October 25, 2014
      Randy Caballero of the United States improved to 22-0 after beating Stuart Hall of Britain in a unanimous decision Saturday to win the vacant IBF bantamweight title.
      Associated Press