SCL – Fight For The Troops Preview

April 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Sparta Combat League returns on GFL with “Fight For the Troops”, a stacked MMA card on April 26 from the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, Colorado. This event promises to be full speed from bell to bell as these pros and amateurs will do battle in the cage.

In the main event, for the SCL Amateur Welterweight Title, Austin Jones (3-0) battles Joe Barton (1-0). Jones is unblemished in his amateur career winning all of his fights convincingly. Jones is a strong striker and has KO power in both hands. Barton is a veteran of the United States Army and brings an undefeated record into his fight with Jones along with an iron will. Barton is a vicious puncher and is relentless when he gets on the ground as he throws nonstop ground and pound. Expect fireworks from these two undefeated fighters who go for gold.

Lauren Styler (1-1) takes on Amanda “Killer Barbie” Haller (0-2) in another barnburner. Styler is coming off a hard fought win in which she punished her opponent for 3 rounds. Styler is an emerging fighter who is coming into her own, especially as a grappler. Haller looks for her first win in MMA after dropping a controversial split decision loss in her last fight. Haller has hands of dynamite and looks to put Styler’s lights out.

Chance Chin (3-2) fights James Soiland (3-1) in another highly anticipated tussle. Chin has won his last 3 fights in impressive fashion and looks to keep the momentum going against a gritty opponent in Soiland. Soiland looks for his first win since 2009 and to do that he will need to shake off the cage rust and take the fight to Soiland. Expect these two to fight at a rapid pace and be in the running for fight of the night.

Sparta Combat League is sure to bring down the house once again as they have quickly grabbed a chokehold on Mountain West MMA and this show will continue in that tradition. Order “Fight For the Troops”, and watch live and anytime afterwards on video on demand only on GFL.

Victory Combat Sports 5 Preview

April 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Victory Combat Sports debuts on GFL at the Terminal 5 in New York City on April 25 with “Victory Combat Sports 5”. This event will make history as the first legally sanctioned MMA event in New York. Look for “Victory Combat Sports 5”to up the ante as it is the first MMA organization to thrown down the gauntlet in the Big Apple.

In the main event, Bernardo Cano (1-0) takes on Rob Ovalle (2-0). Cano is a well-rounded fighter with strong standup and great submissions. Look for Cano to push the pace early with his striking and if he sees an opening, will look to shoot for the takedown where he can take advantage of his slick grappling. Ovalle is a great wrestler and likes to grind his opponent down over the course of a full fight. Ovalle is dominant with his wrestling/grappling and likes to work from side control or top where he can land punches and elbows. Look for Ovalle to meet the pace set by Cano and even supersede it. Expect fireworks from these two undefeated fighters.

In the co-main event, Yuting Hong (0-1) fights Marcus Surin (1-0). Hong looks to even his record after dropping a tough split decision that many felt he won in his debut. Hong brings a great striking game into the cage and is great at connecting with a high volume of punches and kicks. Surin is a grappler who is constantly looking to take the fight to the mat where he can use his submission game. Surin’s first fight ended in the first round with him getting the tapout. His game plan will be to do the same thing to Hong.

Adrian Czmielewski (0-0) battles Jairo Israel Machuca (1-0). This will be the first fight for the untested Czmielewski while Machuca has already had cage experience and showed he is a heavy hitter by getting the TKO in the first minute of his fight. Look for Machuca to go head hunting early and often while Czmielewski will look to weather the storm and use his wrestling.

Victory Combat Sports debuts with epic fighting in front of a worldwide audience courtesy of the GFL Combat Sports Network. Watch “Victory Combat Sports 5”on April 25. Stream the show online at GFL.tv and own it forever.

Scott Heckman’s to Defend Title Against Undefeated Prospect Levan Makashvili on April 26th, 2014!

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Scott Heckman’s to Defend Title Against Undefeated Prospect Levan Makashvili on April 26th, 2014!

Atlantic City, NJ –After outpointing Jeff Lentz in February to earn the vacant Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) featherweight title, Scott “the Animal” Heckman (17-4) looks to defend his title for the very first time against the undefeated Levan Makashvili (7-0) when CFFC returns to the Borgata this Saturday, April 26th, 2014.

To say Heckman has been on a roll is understatement.  He has won nine out of his last ten bouts and is showing no signs of slowing down.  He will need this momentum for his first title defense and for the other talented featherweights on the CFFC roster.  “To be able to defend my CFFC title for the first time is a great feeling but a feeling that I can’t be content with because I know that there is a long list of fighters that would love to take my belt from me,” said Heckman.

But for now, Heckman has to worry about the man that will be standing across the cage from him on Saturday night.  “He (Makashvili) is a tough skilled fighter on his feet but nothing I have not seen or fought in the past before,” continued the champion.  “My prediction for this fight is that I will overwhelm him until he breaks and then go for the finish.  I feel that he has not fought someone with my pressure, heart and desire to win.  After winning this fight I know that this will only open doors and provide me with some great opportunities in the future.”

“Scott Heckman is one of the most talented overall 145-pound fighters in the world and has a great work ethic to match,” said CFFC president Mike Constantino.  “Levan is a great test for Scott to prove why he is the CFFC Champion.”

Makashvili has yet to taste defeat and out of his seven professional wins, he has stopped his opponents four times.  In February of this year, Makashvili made his CFFC debut and defeated Jordan Stiner for a unanimous decision victory and handing the Renzo Gracie protégé his first professional loss and a shot at Heckman’s title. 

“Every fight matters to me, whether it’s for the belt or not my one feeling is to win,” said Makashvili.  “I don’t really think about him (Heckman).”

A man of few words, Makashvili isn’t short on confidence and sees the victory as a formality.  “I will raise my hand, strap on the belt, and get ready for my next fight.”

“Levan is a serious threat to any fighter on the regional level,” said CFFC CEO Robert Haydak Jr.  “He is a very well rounded fighter that is comfortable anywhere the fight ends up.  He’s coming off a huge win over previously undefeated Jordan Stiner.  A win over Heckman will catapult him in the national rankings.”

In the co-main event, Jonavin Webb (5-0) will look to remain undefeated when he takes on his toughest challenge yet when he battles Mike Winters (7-3) in a welterweight bout.  Out of his five fights, Webb has stopped all but one of his opponents.  However, Winters has never been stopped in his career and will be making his CFFC return after dropping a decision to George Sullivan in 2011.

This event will also mark the CFFC debut of Jimmie Rivera (13-1) when he takes on Cody Stevens (11-6-1) in a bantamweight battle.  Rivera is on an incredible run, winning his last 12 fights and hasn’t lost a fight since 2008.  Stevens has a fought a who’s who of MMA and is coming off a controversial decision loss to Shinya Aoki in October of last year.

“Jimmie has long been one of the top fighters on the regional level and Cody Stevens is a seasoned veteran who recently expanded his training by spending extensive time in Thailand,” stated Constantino. “This is a great matchup and the winner will be in CFFC title contention.”

Here is a look at the entire of the card:

Main Event

CFFC Featherweight Title Bout:

Scott Heckman vs Levan Makashvili 

 

Co-Main Event

Jonavin Webb vs Mike Winters 

 

Main Card:

Jimmie Rivera vs Cody Stevens 

Jamelle Jones vs Charles Gamble 

Darrell Horcher vs Gabriel Miglioli 

Shane Burgos vs Donald Ooton 

Brian Collins vs Paul Almquist 

Pat Sabatini vs Jacob Bohn 

Ricky Bandejas vs Dwayne Holman 

Alejandro Zea vs Sergio Da Silva 

Jayro Martinez vs Robert Jimenez 

 

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World Class Kickboxing Championship Review

April 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Hard hitting action returned to GFL as Dead Serious Fighting Championship, a leader in developing MMA talent, expanded its combat sports footprint into kickboxing with “World Class Kickboxing Championship” in New Jersey. The WCKC debut card was stacked featuring the top, up and coming kickboxers from some of the best gyms in the tri-state area. Don’t miss every punch, kick, knee and elbow as these fighters showed what they were made of.

In the main event, for the 155 lb title, Joe Bastone (6-1) defeated Damien Bailey (2-2) via KO in the third round. Before the fight even got started Bastone and Bailey where throwing punches at each other during the stare down. Once the bell rang, both fighters came right at each other with Bailey pressing forward and Bastone looking to counter often times off the ropes. Both fighters were throwing punches with bad intentions and Bastone connected with a hard right that countered a flying knee from Bailey. In the third round, Bastone and Bailey kept up their furious pace by trading shots and after scoring with leg kicks, Bastone threw a picture perfect right hand that caught Bailey on the jaw and knocked him out cold. It was a brutal end to a fight that had a lot of anger in it from both men and after the fight, Bailey was taken out on a stretcher.

In the co-main event, Matt Castillo defeated Chad Goodenson via split decision. Castillo overcame a height advantage by Goodenson by getting in close and scoring with hooks to the body and face. Goodenson did a nice job of using his legs to keep a safe distance at times, but Castillo landed the heavier punches that ultimately won him the fight.

In other action, Erly Abrigo defeated Jason Cruz via unanimous decision in the 147 lb division. Abrigo was first to the punch and set the pace early with a nice combo as he took the center of the ring and continued to come forward at Cruz for three full rounds. Abrigo initiated the exchanges and scored with the crisper strikes.

Victor Rodriguez scored a unanimous decision victory over Danny Ramirez by showing off a granite chin and landing with some solid leg kicks and overhand rights that kept Ramirez at bay and unable to get his punches off with great efficiency.

Jerome Bourne defeated Dhezan Morgan via unanimous decision after he used his speed, size and athleticism to land combo after combo while avoiding most of Morgan’s offense. Bourne was too big and quick in this bout and looks to be a terror in the 161 lb division.

East Coast combat sports delivered again! Be sure to catch all of the action anytime on video on demand as Dead Serious Fighting Championship presents “World Class Kickboxing Championship” exclusively at GFL.tv.

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TUFF-N-UFF RETURNS TO THE COX PAVILION ON MAY 2 WITH SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT

April 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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LAS VEGAS – The big boys will rule the cage on May 2, as the nation’s premier amateur mixed martial arts promotion returns to Las Vegas’ Cox Pavilion.

“Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA” sees Las Vegas’ own Charles “Chucky” Williams (5-0), the promotion’s reigning super heavyweight champion, put his belt on the line in a rematch with Michigan’s Jeremy Umland (3-1).

“As always, we’ve got fantastic matchups on this card from top to bottom, and we’ll see some of the absolute best prospects in the sport compete in our cage,” Tuff-N-Uff exec and co-founder Jeff Meyer said. “But I’m really looking forward to this main event. There’s something special about two massive opponents squaring off that gets you excited, and both of these super heavyweights are capable of ending the bout with just one punch. As their first matchup proved, these two are always in exciting matchups.”

The first Tuff-N-Uff fight is at 7 p.m., and doors to the venue open one hour earlier.

Williams and Umland first met in August 2012, with the champ needing just 10 seconds to score a first-round TKO. It was Umland who rushed forward with power at the opening bell, but Williams dropped him with a stiff counter right and finished the fight with a barrage of strikes on the floor. For Umland, who protested the stoppage at the time, the loss remains the only blemish on his amateur record, and he now looks to avenge that result.

In addition to the night’s main event, “Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA” will feature a full lineup of bouts featuring top amateur talent from Las Vegas and around the nation. Top camps represented on the card include 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, One Kick’s Gym, Robert Drysdale Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Syndicate MMA and Xtreme Couture.

Come see the future stars of mixed martial arts or steam the fights from anywhere around the world on GFL.tv.

Kings of Kombat 12 Preview

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Shamrock Events comes to GFL.tv with “Kings of Kombat 12” a top notch kickboxing event in front of a rabid crowd at Dandenong Stadium in Australia. “Kings of Kombat 12” takes place on April 26 and this Australian event is sure to turn heads across the globe.

In the main event, Steve Moxon battles Brad Riddell. Moxon is a feared striker because of his accuracy and ability to mix up his attacks that keep his opponents on the defensive. Moxon loves to keep a safe distance and does this with devastating leg kicks. Will he be able to connect early and often? Riddell is a gritty fighter who can easily take one to give one. Riddell is looking to knock off the champion and to do that he will have to either stay busier in the ring or more likely put Moxon down for the count. Expect fireworks from these two world class strikers.

Also scheduled is an 8-man tournament that will showcase amazing fights and crown one winner. Wayne Nicholls, Jake Gathercole, Daniel Soeurream, Dinesh Kanth, Chase Haley, Martin Tchong, Bentley Shefford and Paolo Riccardi. The winner of the tourney will need to win three fights in one night so you can expect these fighters to be looking for a quick, devastating knockout in the early rounds so that they can stay fresh for the future matchups. Whoever wins this tourney will not only be pushed to their physical limit but will also have to have an iron will and a granite jaw to sustain the punishment that they are sure to receive.

“Kings of Kombat 12” will tear down the house with KOs and devastating striking. It is loaded with several blue chip fighters that will be going toe to toe. If you are a fan of kickboxing, don’t miss this star-studded event. Order this event now on GFL.tv.

 

 

Fight To Win – Animals Review

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Fight To Win is back on GFL with its latest installment “Animals” from the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado. This stacked pro/am card featured some of the top prospects in the Mountain West as these fighters looked to destroy one another in the cage.

In the main event, for the FTW Lightweight Title, Tony Sims (9-2) from Elevation Fight Team defeated Steele McCall (6-3) from Grudge Training Center via TKO in the second round. Sims had to get through a tough first round that saw McCall throw all sorts of submission attempts in his direction that included reverse triangle chokes, armbars and more chokes. Sims weathered the storm and continued to play the grappling game with McCall for the whole round. Near the end, Sims went for the punch pass and locked up an arm triangle choke, with 10 seconds left in the round. McCall continued to punch Sims as the round ended. In round two, Sims scored with a big punch that dropped McCall. Sims went to the ground and landed several more hard punches that found their mark and ended the fight in spectacular fashion.

In the co-main event, at a 197 lb catch weight, Jason Clayton (8-4) from Prime Fitness defeated Cody Mumma (5-2) from Elevation Fight Team via KO in the first round. Clayton came out on fire scoring with right hooks and straight left hands. He clipped Mumma with a right hook that hurt Mumma and Clayton continued to pressure Mumma with more punches. Clayton had Mumma on his heels before finally dropping him and landing several flush shots on the ground as the ref stopped the fight in a great win for Clayton.

In a middleweight scrap, Canaan Grigsby (3-1) defeated Jeremiah Talley (1-2) via TKO in the second round. Grigsby and Talley exchanged heavy strikes in the first round as both men proved they could take a punch. Grigsby was stronger on the mat and was able to put Talley on his back and keep him there. In the end, Grigsby let Talley up and connected with a huge knee that dropped Talley. Grigsby followed up with strikes on the ground until the ref stopped it.

In other action, Isaac Colon, Lacey Schuckman and Justin Moss all picked up victories. Colon defeated Danny Mainus via split decision while Schuckman won via rear naked choke and Moss won via TKO.

“Animals” comes to you from around the world only on GFL.tv. With a 12-bout scheduled card, you can be sure there will be plenty of knockouts, submissions and great fights. Don’t miss this exciting event which has become a proving ground for some of the top fighters in the West. If you can’t be there live, the only way to see this show is to order it exclusively through the GFL Combat Sports Network at GFL.tv.

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Xcessive Force FC 4 – Meltdown Review

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Xcessive Force FC returned to GFL with “Xcessive Force Fighting Championship 4 – Meltdown”, a hotly contested card, emanating from the Entrec Centre in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. The event featured a title fight and several other hotly contested matchups. These warriors went to battle and made a name for themselves to the world.

In the main event, Matt MacGrath (11-8) defeated Jarod Milko (7-3) via unanimous decision in the fight of the night. The fight was primarily contested on the mat and both MacGrath and Milko demonstrated terrific grappling. MacGrath spent a lot of time on top and clearing Milko’s half guard to gain positional dominance in side control. But Milko was dangerous on the bottom as he showed multiple times with sweeps and at one point went for a kimura lock that MacGrath defended. Milko also scored with a few nice body kicks in the standup during the championship rounds, but MacGrath was able to score a takedown when he needed to and grind away at Milko. MacGrath also went for a leg lock late in the fight round and continued to push the pace. It was an incredible fight by both men and in the end, MacGrath’s ability to scramble on the mat and control the ground game for the most part was the difference.

In the co-main event, Michael Imperato (7-1) submitted Jesse Arnett (3-4) via guillotine choke in the first round to win the XFFC Bantamweight Title. Imperato got a nice takedown then moved to Arnett’s back before looking for a heel hook attempt before finally settling on a front face lock. Imperato jumped into an arm in guillotine and squeezed away until Arnett tapped out. Imperato displayed a great grappling game as he went from transition to transition and was constantly looking for submissions in every position. Imperato looks to be a handful for any fighters in the 135 lb division.

In other action, Spencer Jebb (7-3) submitted Stephen Clement (5-3) via triangle choke in round one in a welterweight scrap. Jebb scored a takedown off of ducking under a big right hand by Clement. Clement turned the tables by getting to his feet and taking Jebb down with a nice double leg. Jebb used the spot to his advantage and created a bit of space before sinking in the fight ending triangle choke from his back. It was a nice bit of grappling from “the Jedi”.

Corey Atkinson (3-2) defeated Tyler O’Brien (2-9) via rear naked choke in the first round. Atkinson got a nice takedown then moved to O’Brien’s back while locking up a body triangle. Atkinson then attacked the neck of O’Brien and sunk in the choke and got the tapout almost immediately.

Connor Derry (1-2) also picked up a submission win against Vince Quesnel (0-2) when he won by armbar in the first round. Derry came out on fire landing several punches in the standup. Derry got the fight to the ground where he had Quesnel’s back before switching positioning and getting the fight ending armbar with a nice transition in quick order.

Watch all the knockouts, submissions and grudge matches as XFFC returns to GFL with another installment of hard hitting MMA with “Xcessive Force Fighting Championship 4 – Meltdown” available to a global audience on video on demand.

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CFFC 34 Review

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Cage Fury Fighting Championships returned to GFL with championship MMA from the Mennen Arena in Morristown, New Jersey with “CFFC 34″. Pro MMA fighters from around the East Coast competed on this stacked card 8-bout card featuring a title fight in the main event. CFFC has expanded their stranglehold on Northeast MMA as they continue to pump out one blockbuster show after another.

In the main event, Nick Honstein (15-6) defeated Sean “Shorty Rock” Santella (13-4-1) via unanimous decision to capture the CFFC Flyweight Title. Honstein won the fight with his size, strength and wrestling ability. Honstein was able to nullify Santella’s wrestling and score with counters off of blocking takedowns. Honstein also spent a good portion of the fight on top when they were battling on the ground. Honstein’s positioning and submission defense allowed him to score with ground and pound from the spot over and over again. Santella was game the whole fight and came close to submitting Honstein with an armbar in the third round and went for submission after submission attempt in the final seconds of the fifth and final round but Honstein was right there to defend the attacks and continue throwing punches and scrambling for better position.

In the co-main event, Andy Main (8-1-1) defeated Brian Kelleher (10-7) via triangle choke in the first round. Kelleher scored a takedown early and Main wrapped his legs around Kelleher looking for a triangle. Kelleher responded by picking Main up and slamming him to the mat but Main held his position. Main locked up the triangle tight and after another slam attempt by Kelleher, Main scored the submission win as Kelleher tapped out.

Emmanuel Walo (5-1-1) scored an impressive win over Cheljean Erwin-Davis (2-1) via unanimous decision as these two welterweights went to battle in the cage. Walo landed the bigger punches and was assertive on the ground where he found himself in side control and scored with punches as Erwin-Davis looked to scramble and get out from underneath Walo. Walo showed an impressive all around MMA game in this fight and having previously fought at middleweight, showed that he is one of the stronger welterweights in CFFC.

In other action, Plinio Cruz, Mike Wade and Claudio Ledesma all won via submission while Lewis Rumsey and Bradley Desir both won via TKO.

Be sure to catch all of the action anytime on VOD as “CFFC 34″ throws down the gauntlet on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv. See the established and rising stars on the East Coast 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.

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GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents XFE 39 Beginning April 21 on TCN & CSN

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN) & COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN) GFL PRESENTS “XFE 39” BEGINNING APRIL 21

April 18, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as Xtreme Fight Events presents another show stopper with XFE 39 featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights emanating from the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. XFE has quickly solidified itself in Pennsylvania as the top-tier MMA event where rising stars step into the battleground looking to destroy their opponents.

In the main event, Bellator veteran Brett “Youngblood” Martinez (6-1) takes center stage to fight Josh Booher (3-2). Martinez has only gone to decision once in his career and is always looking to stand in the cage and bring the action to his opponent. Martinez never backs up and is always looking to finish, as 5 of his wins have come via stoppage. Martinez is a grizzled fighter who has fought tough competition his whole career and you can bet another tough test stands in his way when he faces Booher. Booher will be the smaller fighter in the cage so he will have to utilize his explosiveness. All 3 of Booher’s wins have come via stoppage and he will need to raise his intensity level even more as he faces Martinez. Look for a shootout in this main event.

In another featured pro fight, Christopher Pintado (0-1) battles Stephfond Ewins (0-0). Pintado is looking to even his record to .500 after taking a tough loss in his pro debut. Before that, Pintado earned a 5-1 record as an amateur and exhibited a slick submission game. Look for Pintado to get back to his roots and try and get the fight to the mat where he can work his grappling game. Ewins is making his pro debut after going 5-2 as an amateur. Ewins is a well-rounded fighter who relies on his wrestling to get him the victory. Ewins loves to grind his opponents down until their cardio is dust. If the fight does hit the mat, expect Ewins to use his wrestling to try and control the grappling of Pintado. This could turn into a striking war as both men might be content to let their hands go.

Timothy Kunkel (4-1) battles Dean Lavin Jr. (2-6) in a battle of high risk-high reward fighters. Kunkel is on a 3 fight winning streak and looks to make it 4 in a row against Lavin Jr. Kunkel fights with a high impact style as he has KO power in both hands and his wrestling takedowns are brutal on his opponents. Kunkel finished his last opponent off with a KO slam in under 30 seconds. Lavin Jr. is an XFE veteran and this will be his toughest test to date. Lavin Jr. has been susceptible to submissions in the past but has worked on his submission defense relentlessly and packs KO power in both fists, making him a very dangerous opponent. Expect fireworks from these two.

Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network (TCN) (all zones): Monday, April 21 at 7:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Philly): Thursday, April 24 at 11:00pm ET

TCN Replay (all zones): Friday, April 25 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, April 27 at 1:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, April 24 at 7:30pm ET

CSN Philadelphia Replay: Sunday, April 27 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest, CSS and CSN Bay Area will also be airing XFE 39 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

CSS http://www.csssports.com/ontv

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

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5/5: CFFC 35 (MMA)

5/12: XFE 40 (MMA)

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    • Yamanaka defends WBC bantamweight title April 23, 2014
      Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan successfully defended his WBC bantamweight crown for the sixth time with a technical knockout of Stephane Jamoye of Belgium on Wednesday.
      Associated Press
    • Briggs disrupts Klitschko news conference April 22, 2014
      Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs disrupted a news conference on Tuesday ahead of Wladimir Klitschko's title bout against Alex Leapai -- demanding a fight of his own against the reigning champion.
      Associated Press
    • Briggs disrupts Klitschko news conference April 22, 2014
      Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs disrupted a news conference on Tuesday ahead of Wladimir Klitschko's title bout against Alex Leapai -- demanding a fight of his own against the reigning champion.
      Associated Press
    • McDonnell, Na Rachawat to vie for vacant title April 22, 2014
      Former bantamweight titlist Jamie McDonnell of England and Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat of Thailand will meet for a vacant bantamweight world title on May 31, Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn has announced.
      Dan Rafael
    • Hall will fight Butler in June to defend title April 21, 2014
      Bantamweight titlist Stuart Hall of England will make his second defense when he faces countryman Paul Butler on June 7 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England, promoters Dennis Hobson and Frank Warren announced on Monday.
      Dan Rafael
    • Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76 April 20, 2014
      Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.
      Associated Press
    • Hopkins, 49, becomes oldest to unify titles April 20, 2014
      There are few superlatives left to describe Bernard Hopkins, the nearly half-century old fighter still going strong at age 49. But brilliant works.
      Dan Rafael