Urban Fight Night 9 Fight of the Nations – REPLAY will be on GFL!!! – CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFORMATION
UFN9 is looking to change the old concepts and make things a little bit more interesting so here it is, FIGHT OF THE NATIONS.
taking away from gym vs gym, we will be looking to have fighters not only represent their club but more importantly they’re heritage and nation. so we will be looking at having 4 fighters from each nation be it Australia be it Ireland, Turkey, Lebanon, Tonga, Samoa etc etc. the fighters will be matched as normal between coaches but wins, finishes and in which round scale onto a point system in which the nation with the most points wins out prize and the trophy and the champion nation.
Our main reason for doing this is to bring a different unity in our small MMA community. Fighters will always represent their teams but its not everyday you can where your countries flag on your shoulders and fight for more than the typical. Many MMA fighters wish to compete in the Olympics so this can be a fighters chance to raise their flags.
UFN9 will have a bigger layout with more emphasis on making the fighter experience one they will never forget.
James Najim vs. Ryan Robertson 135 lbs
Nadia Kassem vs. Leigha Aurisch 115 lbs
Paul Traish vs. Simon Arentz 145 lbs
Raymart Quintana vs. Steven Maxwell 155 lbs
Aydin Mrouki vs. Aden Hawke 145 lbs
Mose Afoa vs. Billy McAlees 185 lbs
Ali Cevik vs. Damian Fraser 170 lbs
Anderson Chen vs. Kaleb Rideout 155 lbs
Hayder Khudair vs. Daniel Loy 135 lbs
Eden Fordham vs. Courtney Gray 99 lbs
Hayden Harbutt vs. Stuart Mcbeath 125 lbs
Jerry Chen vs. Ben Fasano 125 lbs
Joselito Nacua vs. John Mikhail 170 lbs
Matthew Raso vs. Kristian Garlick 135 lbs
Sef Ioapa vs. Conan Singh 265 lbs
Moey Ozmen vs. Mitchell Fear 155 lbs
Matt Warne vs. James Hannaford 145 lbs
Mitchell Birkett vs. Adam Ozkan 125 lbs
George Chamoun vs. Shahin Bakhtiyari 185 lbs
Cody Barnwell vs. Sam Atkinson 155 lbs
Luke Jacob vs. Ugur Kocak 205 lbs
A great night of MMA ACTION at XFN 11: Tournament of Titans!!! CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW ON GFL!!!
NYFE Put on a hell of an MMA show with NYFE 12: Severe TrauMMA!!! CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW ON GFL
Another EXCITING night of MMA ACTION from V3 Fights! CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW ON GFL
Peltz, Joe Hand & B.A.M. Boxing present… Philly Fight Night: Tevin Farmer vs Dardan Zenunaj for the NABF Championship. Philly Boxing at it’s finest!!!
DEC 2 – LIVE on GFL.TV – CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFORMATION
4 Rounds- Super Welterweight Hasan Young (6-1-1) VS TBA
4 Rounds- Flyweight Basyzbek Baratov (1-1-1) VS TBA
4 Rounds- Lightweight Victor Padilla debut VS TBA
4 Rounds- Super Welterweight Marcel Rivers debut VS Tony Kim
Junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, considered by many to be among the best in the world at 130 pounds, makes the first defense of his North American Boxing Federation (NABF) title when he faces Dardan Zenunaj on Friday evening, Dec. 2, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
The Farmer-Zenunaj 10-rounder tops another Philly Fight Night eight-bout card which begins at 7pm.
Farmer, 26, of North Philadelphia, is unbeaten in his last 16 fights and looking to get a shot at a world title in 2017. He is ranked as high as No. 5 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and he is fresh off an eight-round decision against Orlando Rizo, of Managua, Nicaragua, last month in the same ring.
Earlier this year, Farmer (left) captured the vacant NABF 130-pound title with a 10-round decision over Mexico’s Gamaliel Diaz. He followed that this summer with the biggest win of his six-year career when he thoroughly trounced Ivan Redkach, of Los Angeles, CA, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, registering a near shutout over 10 rounds.
“This is another fight to put me closer to a world title shot,” Farmer said. “A win should set me up for a title opportunity early in 2017. After December 2, I’m looking to face even bigger names. I don’t care who they put in front of me, but first I have to get past my opponent at the 2300 Arena.”
“Tevin Farmer has rebuilt himself into a legit world title contender and is on the verge of a major fight in 2017,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “However, on December 2, he will have his hands full against the aggressive brawler Dardan Zenunaj in a bout that promises to deliver fireworks. I’m happy to be co-promoting this terrific bout with my old friend, Hall-of-Famer and promotional mentor J Russell Peltz.”
Zenunaj (right), 29, is originally from Albania. He turned pro in Belgium and now fights out of Oxnard, CA. A pro for five years, he has a 12-2 record (9 KOs) since turning pro in 2011. Zenunaj won the Belgian featherweight title in his seventh fight and two years ago he captured the World Boxing Association (WBA) International junior lightweight title when he knocked out Karim Chakim, of France, in nine rounds.
The seven-bout undercard includes a terrific pair of six-round fights.
Former cruiserweight world-title challenger Garrett Wilson, of South Philadelphia, goes against stylish Lamont Capers, of Hawley, PA, in one six-rounder. The other features a pair of rising Philadelphia lightweight prospects, Avery Sparrow and Steven Ortiz–in the kind of old-fashioned early career showdowns that made Philly a great fight town.
Also returning are junior middleweight Isaiah Wise, welterweight Hasan Young and the local debut of Russian flyweight Basyzbek Barartov.
Another great night of Boxing from Dibella Entertainment. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE ACTION ON GFL!!!
In the main event of Broadway Boxing at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Alexis Santos (17-1, 14 KOs) out-punched Jesse Barboza (11-3-1, 7 KOs) over 8 rounds in an exciting heavyweight slugfest. Portions of the fight could have been fought in a phone booth with both fighters landing heavy shots. Santos moves well for a heavyweight and scored on powerful combinations which Barboza absorbed in spurts. His overhand right winced Barboza on the ropes on several occasions but he was not able to drop his opponent to the canvas at any point throughout the fight.
Santos has a strong chin as he was on the receiving end of Barboza’s counter punches to the head and body. Barboza towered Santos by several inches and at least 25 pounds as he moved slower and threw less punches. Nonetheless, this is good news for heavyweight boxing as it has seemed to vanish from New England boxing cards for the past few years. Steve Farhood and Lou DiBella said afterwards that the bout was the best heavyweight bout on the Broadway Boxing Series in 11 years, which has temporarily moved to Connecticut. The final scores were 78-74 (twice) and 79-73 with the crowd standing on its feet through most of the fight.
Courtney Pennington (9-3-1, 5 KO’s) scored an upset knockout over Army Reserve Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson (15-2-1, 4 KO’s) in the 7th round with a body shot. Pennington wore down Melson and scored in spurts sometimes in close quarters. Melson who was retiring after the fight, moved up in weight and looked sluggish from the beginning of the bout. Pennington took advantage of his own conditioning and dropped Melson in the 3rd and then for good at 2:40 in the 7th.
Melson donated his purse to Big Vision, a non-profit charity to promote awareness to narcotics addiction. After the bout, and a tearful speech from Lou Dibella, Melson announced he was running for Congress in 2018. “I have promoted better boxers, but never a better man than Boyd Melson who has donated every single one of his boxing purses to charity.”, said DiBella
Russian amateur sensation Radzhab “The Python” Butaev (4-0, 3 KO’s) punished Gabor “Squirrel” Goerbics (22-4, 13 KO’s) with 1-2 combinations for 8 straight rounds in a bout at junior middleweight. Gorbics, severely outmatched, was somehow able to survive the bout without falling to the canvas. He was on the dangerous end of many exchanges in the corner, but would pivot and race around the ring to get out of trouble. Butaev was not aggressive enough and frustrated at times, with Gorbics unwillingness to exchange. Butaev has a stinging jab which heavily marked the face of his opponent. The judges agreed on 80-72 for the ‘Python’ Butaev who wins the vacant NABF Jr. Middleweight title with his victory.
Mykquan Williams (5-0, 3 KO’s) couldn’t get the knockout, but thoroughly destroyed Jimmy Rosario (2-4, 1 KO) through 4 rounds of boxing. “Marvelous Mikey’ is not overly active, but throws punches with bad intentions, particularly to the body. Rosario was chased around the ring and landed few shots which left Williams unfazed. Judges scores were 40-36 (twice) and 39-37 for the young 18 year old from East Hartford, CT. He is undefeated at Foxwoods where he has fought all of his bouts.
Ireland’s Noel Murphy (7-0, 2 KO’s) put on a boxing clinic in his unanimous decision victory over tough-as-nails ohamed Allam (3-2, 1 KO) over 6 rounds at welterweight. Murphy’s quick hands and combinations were too accurate and wore down the forward-coming Allam for the entire fight. Allam hit the canvas in the third round by Murphy’s left hook which scored early, then turned to his straight left hand as Allam tired later in the bout. Final scores were 60-53 on all three judges scorecards.
In the opening fight of Broadway Boxing at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Christopher Davis Fogg (2-0, 1 KO) defeated Quincy Brown (1-4) in a 4 rounder at middleweight. Both fighters had their moments, scoring huge blows to the head at times, however, the southpaw Davis-Fogg stalked his opponent enough to meek out a 39-37 victory on all the judges scorecards.
Story by: Jason Marchetti at ringside via fightnews.com
Revelation Fight Organization brought out the Big Guns Saturday night at RFO: BIG GUNS 21! CLICK HERE to replay the Action Packed event NOW on GFL!
Another EXCITING night of COMBAT at Ring Of Combat 57! – CLICK HERE to Watch the replay NOW on GFL!!!
As always, the night was filled with top level regional talent, and some new fighters beginning to make some noise of their own. Standouts of the night were Dashawn Boatwright, Merab Dvalishili, and Tajuddin Abdul-Hakim, with our Fight of the Night going to a classic featherweight title bout between Frank Buenafuente and New Champ Julio Arce. Julio has now held Ring of Combat belts at both 135 and 145. Congrats to to all the fighters who stepped in the cage and competed, as Mr Neglia says, “you’re all already winners“.
Fury Fighting Championship 14 – Narvaez vs Torres – NOV 19 – LIVE on GFL!!! CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFORMATION!
NOV 19 – V3FIGHTS: Hughes vs Anderson – CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON HOW TO WATCH LIVE ON GFL!!!
Former featherweight champion, Kyle Hughes, will now step into the V3Fights cage as a professional on November 19.
Hughes is currently 1-0, and standing in his way will be Alejandro Castaneda in the much-anticipated rematch from their amateur days in which Hughes won via first round submission.
Hughes knew it was time to turn professional when he was having problems finding fights as an amateur. He had five opponents back out and he knew turning pro would help avoid that problem. Since turning pro, he has stepped up his training and is now focused more on strength and conditioning as well as nutrition and is ready to go 5×5 minute rounds. He considers The Fight Clinic his home gym, but also cross trains with the prestigious Memphis Judo and Jiu-Jitsu and while school is in session he also trains in Oxford. When asked about this opportunity and opponent, here is what Hughes had to say:
“I think he’s a game opponent obviously, since he wants a rematch. I think he is scrappy and has some solid grappling skills and pretty good pressure. I respect him for stepping up and taking this fight again, but I see myself getting the finish again.”
Kyle Hughes is one of the top up and coming fighters in the mid-south area and on November 19 will look to continue his winning ways and stay undefeated.