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GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN) & COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN)
GFL PRESENTS “GLOBAL PROVING GROUND 17” BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2
January 29, 2015
GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as Global Proving Ground presents another show stopper with Global Proving Ground 17, featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights emanating from the GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, New Jersey.
In the main event, Sam Oropeza (12-2) will meet Timonthy Woods (8-4) in a middleweight bout that has created quite a buzz in the MMA world as Oropeza is coming off a successful stint in Bellator where he reeled off 4 wins in a row with the top rated organization.
Philadelphia native, Oropeza, recently made a move to the middleweight division after missing the 170 lbs. mark at Bellator 118 on May 1, 2014. Oropeza lost his opportunity to fight Andrey Koreshkov in the Bellator welterweight tournament final.
Oropeza returned to the cage in October where he defeated fellow middleweight, Gary Tapusoa, via first round technical knockout. Oropeza is currently riding a seven fight win streak, last defeated by Giedrius Karavackas via scarf hold arm-lock in 2011.
Oropeza will be fighting outside of the Bellator cage for the first time in three fights when he faces Woods in the GPG main event.
Like Oropeza, Woods recently fought under the Bellator banner. At Bellator 118 he defeated Eugene Fadiora via unanimous decision.
Wood’s victory put him back into the win column after losing a three round split decision to Mike Stewart at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 22. Woods has been unable to collect two consecutive wins since defeating Ronald Stallings via knockout in April 2008.
Woods currently fights of Temple Hills, Maryland.
Both fighters has proven to favor the striking game. Half of Oropeza’s victory come from TKO/KO. Woods is the owner of four TKO/KO victories.
Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Monday, February 2 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Wednesday, February 4 at 10:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Thursday, February 5 at 9:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Saturday, February 7 at 5:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, February 7 at 11:00pm ET
The Comcast Network (all zones): Sunday, February 8 at 3:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Wednesday, February 4 at 7:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, February 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 Global Proving Ground 17 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
2/2: Global Proving Ground 17 (MMA)
2/9: “Lightning” Joe Yorgey and Chazz Witherspoon (boxing)
2/16: Arm Wrestling
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Off the Chain (OTC) returns on GFL with “Off the Chain 7: My Bloody Valentine” on February 7 from the Clear Channel Metroplex in Little Rock, Arkansas. This event brings together all of the top fighters in Arkansas and the surrounding area as OTC puts on another stacked pro/am card for the rabid fans of the area.
In the main event, Isaac Ware (7-5) takes on Dawond Pickney (5-2). Ware is a well-rounded fighter having wins by both KO and submission. Ware is a solid fighter that is known for his guts when he gets into the cage as he is one to never back up or give an inch. He comes forward and continues to come forward which puts a lot of pressure on his opponents. Pickney is a crowd pleaser for his fast paced fighting style as only 2 of his 7 bouts have ever gone to a decision. Look for Pickney to try and take Ware down in the opening moments and look for a submission during transitions on the ground. Pickney has knockout power in both hands and if he lands one, clean punch it could change the trajectory of the whole fight.
In other action, Deartie Tucker III (1-6) fights TJ Brown (1-1). Tucker III fights out of Oklahoma and is looking to get back in the win column after a long drought. Tucker III uses a high risk-high reward style that has made him a crowd favorite as he either wins or loses with style. Brown is another fighter known for his exciting fighting style as he has never gone to a decision. Brown will be giving up experience in the cage, but will rely on his explosiveness and aggressiveness to make up for any deficiencies as it relates to cage time.
Don’t miss “Off the Chain 7: My Bloody Valentine” on February 7. Watch all the action and witness the champions of tomorrow as they fight today, live on the GFL Combat Sports Network exclusively on iPPV.
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Lou Neglia and Ray Longo present World Championship Kickboxing with “Combat at the Capitale 35” on February 7 and available on video on demand on February 13 at the famous Capitale in New York City, New York. The full rules 18-bout kickboxing card is anchored by fierce competitions in both the Muay Thai and Pro Glory rules.
In a 190 lb Pro Glory Rules bout, Wayne Barrett battles Zed Mitchell. Barrett is a highlight reel as he always is looking for the spectacular KO whether that’s spinning back kicks or flashy combos. Barrett is also a punishing low kick striker and loves to take out the lead leg of his opponent. Mitchell is an experienced striker who mixes up his attacks well and relies on keeping his opponent off balance to be successful. Mitchell is a straight shooter who has knockout power in both hands but also the cardio to wear down most fighters. Look for these two to put on a show.
In another Pro Glory Rules bout, this time in the 139 lb division, Zaravkh Abashev takes on Dom Biondo. Abashev has been on a tear lately and continues to build on his already well rounded game. Abashev will look to connect with solid kicks, knees and punches as he is well versed in mixing up his combos. Biondo is blessed with an iron chin and hands of stone. Look for Biondo to start the fight with a bang as he will try to earn the respect of Abashev 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.
Niko Tsigaris fights Lashawn Alcocks in a Pro Glory Rules 152 lb bout in a bout that has the region buzzing in anticipation. Tsigaris is a grinder who loves to take his time when breaking down his opponents. Tsigaris uses pinpoint striking to keep his opponents on the defensive and will look to do just that against Alcocks. Alcocks fights with a fury of ill will as he looks to put his opponents through the ringer. Alcocks 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.
If you love nonstop, full-throttle striking, then “Combat at the Capitale 35” is must-see TV. This event goes hand in hand with Neglia’s other combat sports venture, Ring of Combat, and give combat fans in the tri-state area another avenue to watch some of the best East Coast martial artists compete. Watch as the brave warriors display the science of the eight limbs and use punches, kicks, knees and elbows and do it the Big Apple on February 13. Order this event exclusively at GFL.tv.
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Hard hitting MMA returns as WFC presents “WFC 34” on February 7 from the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada live on the GFL Combat Sports Network. WFC events are premier boxing and MMA shows, promoted across the United States as a proving ground for tomorrow’s future stars and established veterans looking to mix it up. This huge card features several up and coming fighters from the region.
In the main event, for the WFC Nevada State Title, Champion Cory Hall takes on the dangerous challenger Zach Bunnell. Hall won the title in late 2014 and will make his first title defense. Hall is a true pro who always stays in shape and is ready for battle. Look for Hall to use his ground fighting advantage by trying to get a takedown early in the fight. Hall has solid ground and pound and top control and will look to put Bunnell on his back in the opening round. Bunnell is a veteran of Muay Thai and looks to make the transition to MMA where he can use his striking skills while wearing 4 oz gloves. Bunnell is a vet of Lion Fights, one of the country’s top Muay Thai organizations and looks to transfer his striking skills over to the cage. Even Look for Bunnell to have the same mentality as in his Muay Thai fights and walk forward no matter what, looking to bang. Bunnell is known for his quick combos and lead left hook.
Southwest MMA is ready to deliver again! Be sure to catch all of the action, LIVE on February 7 as WFC presents “WFC 34” exclusively at GFL.tv.
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Sparta Combat League returns on February 7 on GFL with “A Striker’s Quest IV”, a stacked Muay Thai card from the Grizzly Rose in Denver, Colorado. This event promises to be full speed from bell to bell as some of the best strikers in the Rockies will step into the ring to square off against each other.
In a 155 lb title fight, LT Nelson takes on Cody Pfister. Both fighters are highly ranked MMA athletes and bring their well-rounded games into the ring for a Muay Thai battle. Nelson is an accurate striker who picks his spots to engage and usually is able to find an opening in his opponent’s defense without leaving himself open to counter attacks. Csay mixes up his strikes well and likes to attack the body as well as the head. Pfister is a vet to the sport and has defeated some of the top fighters during his MMA and Muay Thai career. Pfister has fists of iron with KO power in each hand and a granite jaw to match. Look for Pfister to stand in the pocket and trade with Nelson as he is just as accurate and capable of a fighter. Expect a very technical matchup from these two athletes.
In other action, in a heavyweight bout, Jason Lee battles Erick Kapp. Lee is strong in the clinch and has some of the best knees in the division. Lee will want to land strikes from a distance and outwork Kapp in the ring. Lee needs to win the exchanges and also put together a huge volume punching advantage and try to tee off on Kapp as Kapp closes the distance. Lee is battle tested and has always been a tough matchup for anyone because of his grit and determination. Kapp is a heavy hitter and brings KO power into the ring with both hands and feet. Kapp will have the size advantage and look to use that early and often by walking Lee into a corner and wearing on him with his size. Look for Kapp to come out with his hands up, chin down and throwing fists of fury.
Sparta Combat League is sure to bring down the house once again as they have quickly grabbed a chokehold on Mountain West Muay Thai and MMA and this show will continue in that tradition. Order “A Striker’s Quest IV” watch live and anytime on video on demand only on GFL.tv.
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Omar Quevedo (0-8-1) vs Alonso Flores (0-1)
This fight can be summed up as the bull versus the matador. Flores took control of the fight in the first round repeatedly landing a 1-2 combination, sliding out of the way of a response, and also adding a left hook being thrown with his hands down. In the second round Flores considerably slowed down getting into several brawling exchanges against the ropes. Flores speed advantage and head movement would win the round. In the 3rd Quevedo started to make his comeback as Flores slowed more. In the 3rd and 4th rounds Quevedo landed hooks on 3 separate occasion that snapped Flores head back. Flores Barley able to stand in the 4th took several heavy hooks from Quevedo, but survived to the final bell; of a highly contested fight.
Result- Fought to a (39-37 Flores, 38-38, 38-38) draw
Jose Osorio (2-2) vs. Bryan Garcia ()
Osorio went with a heavy body attack and was relentless with left hooks to the liver. Osorio did a great job of mixing up the speed of his jab and keeping leather in Garcia’s face, and following up with either the overhand or uppercut with the right hand. Osorio off a combination of punches scored his 1st knock down in the 2nd round.As Garcia stood the blood started to follow from his nose, mouth opened and breathing was starting to become an issue. Garcia did connect in the fight catching Osorio with a pair off left hooks on the break of a few exchanges. In the 3rd Osorio connected in the middle of the ring staggered Garcia to the ropes, Osorio turned up the pace and didn’t stop firing till the ref stepped in.
Result- Jose Osorio by TKO (punches) 2:22, R3
Manuel Eastman (1-3) vs Cody East (2-0, 2 kos)
Overview- Eastman came out with a straight left to the body. East answered back with with a jab, straight right. Eastman double jabs follows with a huge overhand right that land to the temple of East, who is staggered. Eastman tries to corner East who moved along the ropes to get stuck in another corner. Eastman open up firing rapidly, an uppercut lands, East’s mouth peace comes out. A few punches more and east drops to knees the ref jumps in. We have a candidate for upset of the year.
Result- Manuel Eastman by KO (punches) 1: 07, R1
Co-Main Event -Antonio Martinez vs Henry Barahona
Barahona a tough amateur MMA fighter stepped into the ring and came out using movement and pumping his jab. Martinez would take over the ring generalship and pressure Barahona to the ropes a few times. Barahona would make an early costly mistake with a low front hand. Martinez would land flush with an over hand right that send Barahona right to the canvas. Barahona would get back up, to eat a short right and a left before the fight was stopped as the towel was being thrown in.
Result- Antonio Martinez by TKO (ref stoppage/towel thrown in) 1:33, R1
Main Event -Patrick Holmes Jr. (2-1, 1 KO) vs Andrew Almijer (0-0)
Patrick Holmes Jr. came out and used his god given advantage, his length. Holmes showed off tremendous foot work in dancing around Almijer and kept the jab in Almijer’s face. Off the jab Holmes would land a solid straight right. Almijer would recover enough to put Holmes on the ropes once. When they got off the ropes Holmes backs Almijer towards a corner, triples up on the jab, and then the overhand right would crumble Almijer to the canvas. The right hand landed behind the ear and looked very close to being in the back of the head.
Result- Patrick Holmes Jr. by KO (punch) 2:27, R1
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Team Fighting Championship debuted on GFL.TV with a bang as teams of five from all over the globe did battle inside a huge 40×40 ring at “TFC 3″. 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.
In the first bout of the night, Team Poland destroyed Team Russia. Team Poland finished off Russian with assisted armbars, 3 on 1 soccer kicks and more. Poland had the advantage as they came out as sprinters and looked to comes fast and furious while Russia took a more composed approach which cost them quickly as Poland came out like bats out of hell.
In the second bout, Team Brazil battled Team UK. This was both teams debut in TFC and it showed as they were tentative and didn’t look to use the rules of team fighting early on as each fighter peeled off with one opponent from the other team. There was a lot of spacing early on which allowed for true one on one competition until Team UK got the advantage. Team UK did a great job of keeping the fight standing as even when they had the odds in their favor they would rather team up with punches and kicks. It got to 5 on 1 and still the lone competitor for Team Brazil tried his best to fight back, but with 10 fists coming at him all at once, from Team UK, it was insurmountable odds. Team UK had a great showing on their debut outing.
In the third bout, Team USA (GPG NYC) fought Team Poland. This was the most strategic battle up to this point as it was a ground fight with the Americans using their top control and wrestling advantage to outdistance the team from Poland. Team USA got the first victory and then that fighter sprinted over to his teammates and unloaded with soccer kicks to the downed Polish fighters who were on the bottom. It quickly turned to 2 on 1 and 3 on 1, advantage Team USA and it was only a matter of time until the numbers game came into play and the remaining 2 fighters from Poland where defeated by soccer kicks, punches and more gang-land style beat downs.
In the fourth fight, Team UK battles Team Latvia. Team Latvia, the favorite of the tournament, strategically dissected Team UK as this was the most overmatched fight up to this point. Team Latvia finished in second place at “TFC 2” and showed why they have been so dominant in this form of combat sports as they used their size and strength advantage to quickly finish off the first two opponents from Team UK. After that, the writing was on the wall and Team Latvia steamrolled the remaining fighters of Team UK.
In the fifth contest, Team Russian battled Team USA (GPG NYC). USA quickly rushed Russia and put them on the defensive as several Russians gave up their backs on the ground and got RNC’d and GNP’d to oblivion. The big, aggressive, take no prisoners attitude of Team USA was the difference as they showed Russia no respect and just flattened them on the ground. The top game for USA was too strong and once they got the odds in their favor, the others from Russia quickly fell to the 2 on 1, or even 3 on 1 odds that were against them.
In the final bout of the night, to determine the “TFC 3″ Champions, undefeated Team Latvia took on undefeated Team USA. Team Latvia came out on top in the wrestling exchanges as they ended up on top and quickly jumped out to a 5 to 4 lead with one finish. Latvia used their strength and weight advantage to get the lead and then the free agents from Latvia would go from fight to fight and pick off the remaining USA fighters. Latvia worked both submissions and striking as they got the advantage over Team USA and showed that they are the top Team Fighting country in TFC in this young, global sport that continues to grow with each event.
TFC has added a new element to the fastest growing sport in the world and team fighting in MMA is here to stay. Don’t miss this incredible sport and spectacle as fighters from around the globe go to battle as a team where the action is fast and furious with no time to rest. Don’t miss “TFC 3″. Order now on GFL.TV and own it for life!
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The 2015 Junior Canadian National Championships finished off its great run with one more final day of championship fighting. The multi-day tournament has been a staple of Junior Canadian boxing for years and brings the whole country of Canada together to celebrate these young boxers fulfilling their dreams inside the squared circle for a week of competition. All these fights are for a title so you can bet that each warrior was coming out for glory and gold. The only way to see this great series or individual event is to order it at GFL.tv.
The eighth and final session of the series was highlighted by 6 punishing bouts. These young boxers came to fight and displayed both skill and determination in the squared circle as some fulfilled their lifelong dreams of winning titles, while others continued to advance in the tournament.
In the main event, Nate Carzeri of Ontario defeated Raphael Bayard of Quebec in the third round via TKO to win the 91kg Youth Division. Carzeri showed off power in both hands as he was able to hurt Bayard multiple times in the fight with the ref finally stopping the contest in the third and final round. Carzeri showed off great cardio for a big man as he threw punishing punches over the course of the full fight. Bayard showed off how durable he was and fired back combos of his own, but Carzeri was the better fighter on this night and too many of his heavy punches got through the defenses of Bayard.
In the co-main event, Logan Fairgrieve of Alberta defeated Tanvir Kahlon of Ontario via decision to cap off an impressive run through the 69kg Youth Division. Fairgrieve showed off an aggressive style that overwhelmed Kahlon throughout the fight. Fairgrieve was able to dominate his opponents in the tournament by continually putting pressure on his foes from the opening bell. Fairgrieve was first to the punch while Kahlon was reacting and trying to counter.
In other action, Luis Santana of Quebec stopped Julien Alvarez of Manitoba in the third round to win the 56kg Youth Division title.
Order a single session or get the complete Series only at GFL.tv. Watch the rising stars from across Canada in the sport of boxing as they compete for championships and glory. These athletes are the future of the sport of boxing. Don’t miss one jab, hook, uppercut or cross. Order now.
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Main event: Matt Cox vs. Brian Camozzi in a 170 lb. professional title fight. The fighters traded strikes to start with Camozzi throwing multiple head kicks. Cox closed the distance and was able to get the takedown. The fighters worked for position and Camozzi set in an armbar. Cox defended and escaped a deep attempt but Camozzi adjusted and at 2:06 of round one he got the title winning tapout.
Dante Florez vs. Ian Heinisch in a 185 lb. professional fight. The fight hit the mat almost immediately by way of a Heinisch takedown and on the mat he controlled position and worked GNP until he landed a strike to the back of the head. The referee stood the fighters and Heinisch landed an overhand right that dropped Florez. Heinisch followed Florez to the mat to flurry with GNP and Heinisch scored the TKO win at 3:06 of round one.
Kris Hocum vs. Terrance Moore in a 180 lb. professional Muay Thai fight. Round one had even striking with each fighter mixing their strikes well with both landing good punches and Moore scoring with teep kicks and Hocum flashing several head kicks. Round two had a faster pace with more combinations and intensity with Moore mixing in elbow strikes in his attack. Round three was fought with a measured pace with each scoring with solid techniques and Moore scoring well with several flurries. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Terrance Moore.
Nate Cortez vs. A.J. Robb in a 125 lb. title fight. The fighters came out with a fast striking pace then they clinched and Robb scored a lateral drop takedown. On the mat Robb flurried with GNP from mount to get the title winning TKO at :23 of round one.
Dave Ross vs. Justin Colburn in a 265 lb. fight. The fighters traded hard punches and knees to start then the action was stopped for Ross to recover from an illegal strike. On the restart Colbourn got it to the mat and used his GNP to set up an Americana shoulder lock for the win with the tapout coming at 2:28 of round one.
Aaron Lopez vs. Justin Parker in a 125 lb. fight. The fighters spent about half of the first round exchanging very heavy punches and kicks with a momentary stoppage when Lopez received an illegal but accidental knee to the face. The fight was restarted and Parker took the fight to the mat and he landed very solid GNP as Lopez worked for submission attempts. Lopez scored a sweep but Parker set in a triangle that was defended until the bell ended the round. Round two had a fast pace with both fighters landing well. To start round two Lopez was bleeding heavily from the illegal knee to the face and the fighters came out with both throwing hard, fast and accurate strikes. Parker landed strikes that had the referee stepping and stopping the fight due to the cut. Since the cut was from an illegal technique the fight was called a no contest.
Craig Cordero vs. Lucas Dias in a 165 lb. fight. Cordero landed heavy leg kicks to start then Dias scored a takedown. On the mat it was all Dias transitioning positions and working multiple submission attempts ending with an armbar. Cordero did not tap, but in the interest of fighter safety the referee stopped the fight at 2:19 of round one making it a TKO for Lucas Dias.
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American heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon scored a second round tko win over Cory Phelps at the GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, NJ on Saturday.
Witherspoon, 32-3-(24 ), decked Phelps, 16-8-1-(8), twice in the second round. Phelps managed to scrabble to his feet both times, but referee Benji Esteves had seen enough and waved off the fight after 1:30.
Other results from Pennsauken
middleweight Matthew Gonzalez w pts 4 Emmanuel Lipscomb
middleweight Nick Valliere w pts 4 Francisco Cruz
welterweight Courtney Blocker w tko 2 Dominic Goode
middleweight Erik Spring w pts 4 Travis McClaren