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M-1 Medieval knight fighting returns June 6 at M-1 Challenge 58 in Russia



Igor Fernandes vs. Murad Abdulaev

Vacant M-1 Challenge Welterweight Championship

June 6, 2015   ● Ingushetia, Russia


For Immediate Release


M-1 Medieval knight fighting returns June 6 at

M-1 Challenge 58: Battle in the Mountains 4

Fernandes vs. Abdulaev headlines in Ingushetia, Russia

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (May 28, 2015) – Popular M-1 Medieval full-contact knight fighting returns June 6 in Ingushetia, Russia at M-1 Challenge 58: Battle in the Mountains 4.



Six-time world champion Evgeny Gladkov (2-0-0) and two-time CIS medalist and Russian champion Maxim Plaksin (0-1-0) will be dressed in medieval warrior armor, fighting each other using replicas of medieval bladed weapons with a blunt edge


Brazilian invader Igor “Chatubinha” Fernandes (18-6-0, 2 KO/TKO, 13 SUB) will battle Russian foe Murad “Hunter” Abdulaev (12-1, 6 KO/TKO, 2 SUB) in the main event or the vacant M-1 Challenge welterweight title.


Also fighting on the stacked M-1 Challenge 58 maincard is Russian featherweight Tural Ragimov (9-2-0, 4 KO/TKO, 4 SUB) vs. Antun “Killer” Racic (17-5-0, 13 SUB), of Croatia, American featherweight Lee “American Bulldog” Morrison (13-5-0, 4 KO/TKO, 4 SUB) vs. Pavel Vitruk (12-1-0, 3 KO/TKO, 2 SUB), of Russia, past M-1 Challenge heavyweight title challenger Denis Smoldarev (10-1-0, 3 KO/TKO, 5 SUB), of Estonia, vs. Belarussian striker Alexi “Brick” Kudin (19-9-0, 15 KO/TKO, 1 SUB), and Spanish middleweight Enoc Solves Torres (16-8-0, 5 KO/TKO, 7 SUB) vs. Magomed Mutaev (5-2-0, 3 KO/TKO, 1 SUB), of Russia.


M-1 Challenge 58 will be streamed live worldwide in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all of the action on their computers, as well as on Andriod and Apple smart phones and tablets. 


All fights and fighters are subject to change.  Additional fights to soon be announced.


Fight Network will air M-1 Challenge 58 live on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., as well as nationwide in Canada, Roku devices across North America, and globally in more than 30 countries throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.



Upcoming Event: M-1 Challenge 59: Kharitonov-Garner II in Astana, Kazakhstan




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Welterweight Duel Pitting Brennan “The Irish Bad Boy” Ward Against Gavin “War Horse” Sterritt Added to “Bellator MMA: Lima vs. Koreshkov”

Easy Tweet: “‘Irish Bad Boy’ @SwaggleBerryFin returns against the British “War Horse” @GavinSterritt at #Bellator140, live and free on @spike!”



SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 27, 2015) – 26-year-old Connecticut native Brennan Ward (10-3) continues his run at 170-pounds when he meets Gavin Sterritt (6-1) on Friday, July 17 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.


The contest serves as the fourth Spike TV-broadcast main card matchup of the blockbuster fight card. Additional contests for “Bellator MMA: Lima vs. Koreshkov” will be announced shortly.


The July 17 event is shaping up to be a tremendous showcase of welterweight talent, already featuring previously announced bouts between Bellator MMA Welterweight World Champion Douglas Lima (26-5) and Andrey Koreshkov (17-1), Chris Honeycutt (6-0) vs. Paul Bradley (22-6), as well as Michael “Venom” Page (7-0) taking on Rudy Bears (16-13).


Tickets for “Bellator MMA: Lima vs. Koreshkov,” which start at just $25, are on sale now and can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office or


After winning the Bellator Season Nine middleweight tournament, Ward fell short in a bid for the championship against Alexander Shlemenko, who held the title at the time. This past February, Ward would bounce back on short notice in his debut as a welterweight with a first-round rear-naked choke submission victory over Curtis Millender at Bellator MMA: “British Invasion.”


The Waterford, Conn. native has an affinity for the finish, as he has ended nine of his ten professional tilts before reaching the judges’ scorecards. With his hometown a mere 10 miles away from the venue, “The Irish Bad Boy” is sure to have a strong home cage advantage over his opponent.


Nine years Ward’s senior at 35, Sterritt is a submission specialist fighting out of Liverpool, England who has held titles for multiple regional promotions. “War Horse” has competed twice under the Bellator MMA banner already, earning victories at Bellator 99 and Bellator 114.


“Bellator MMA: Lima vs. Koreshkov” – Friday, July 17, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.


Bellator Welterweight Title Fight: Douglas Lima (26-5) vs. Andrey Koreshkov (17-1)

Bellator Welterweight Feature Fight: Chris Honeycutt (6-0) vs. Paul Bradley (22-6)

Bellator Welterweight Feature Fight: Michael Page (7-0) vs. Rudy Bears (16-13)

Bellator Welterweight Feature Fight: Brennan Ward (10-3) vs. Gavin Sterritt (6-1)


World Fighting Federation SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS

MAY 30



135 Christopher Hernandez vs Jeremiah Davis

145 Alejandro Arredondo vs Eddie McCray

170 Raymond Pina vs Yair Moguel
220 Samson Guerrero vs Brian Lopez


135 Kyler Phillips vs Dabin Hanson
135 Noel Soriano vs Armando Villalobos
140 Arianne Christiansen vs Nicole Upshaw
145 Peter De La Cruz vs David Morgan
155 Justin Abbott vs Vincent Arredondo
170 Daniel Ortiz vs Tyler Cattey

Susan Cingari Joins Fight Time Promotions Broadcast Team

Miami, FL (May 26, 2015): Floridas premier mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, Fight Time Promotions, announced today that they have appointed Susan Cingari as their official ‘in-house’ Reporter. Cingari is an Emmy Award Winning Journalist and seasoned reporter with over 20 years of experience covering sports and entertainment news. As a member of the broadcast team, Cingari will conduct pre and post-fight interviews and will take fans behind-the-scenes during Fight Time Promotions’ professional MMA events, which currently air on the CBS Sports Network. Cingari will begin her journey with Fight Time onMay 29 at the Fight Time 25 ‘It’s Fight Time in the Magic Cityevent in Miami, Florida.

As an MMA Reporter, Susan Cingari aims to deliver compelling stories that resonate with fans everywhere, especially fans that are new to the sport.  Due to her unique interview style and long-standing relationships in the media industry, Cingari is able to generate unparalleled visibility for MMA athletes and the organizations they are affiliated with. It is no surprise that Fight Time executives sought out Cingari to fill the reporter role, as she brings a rare and exciting dynamic to the team.

1976 Boxing Olympic Gold Medalist and CEO of Fight Time Promotions, Howard Davis Jr. had this to say, We are very excited to have Susan Cingari as a member of our broadcast team. Not only does Susan possess impeccable credentials, she shares our passion for shining a light on deserving fighters and generating positive publicity for the sport. As a reporter, Susan takes the time to connect with fighters on a personal level, delivering powerful interviews that go well beyond the cage. We are happy to have her on the Fight Time team!!

According to Cingari, “Words cannot express how honored I am to be a part of the Fight Time Promotions MMA family. Fight Time Promotions has been bringing quality MMA shows to the Southeast for five years. Not only do they continue to deliver fight cards stacked with match-ups that fans want to see, they offer fighters and sponsors optimal media exposure by broadcasting their MMA events on the CBS Sports Network.  I am thrilled to be joining Fight TimePromotions broadcast team and look forward to a long and successful career with the organization!

Susan Cingari has over twenty years of experience as a mainstream media journalist and producer for such shows as: Entertainment Tonight, “The Insider”,“Fox News Channel,” “Rachel Ray”, “Inside Edition” “Discovery” “Travel Channel”Disney, “CBS”, “CNN”, “MTV”, “ America’s Most Wanted”, “ESPN”, NBC Sports”,“CNBC”, “ MTV”, Extra and many more.

Cingari turned her focus to mixed martial arts after working on a story about a female wrestler. The wrestler had a strength and conditioning coach by the name of JC Santana who trained many of the top MMA fighters and introduced her to the sport of MMA. One visit to the American Top Team (ATT) training facility in Florida was all it took. She was particularly impressed with the determination and discipline the fighters had as well as their team spirit. Cingari now focuses as much time as possible on covering the sport of MMA.

To learn more about Susan Cingari please visit at For information on Fight Time Promotions, please

About Susan Cingari:

As an Emmy award-winning journalist, Susan Cingari has over twenty years of experience in newspapers, radio and television broadcasting and has been freelancing as a writer, reporter, host and producer for nearly two decades. Cingari has reported on a broad range of stories in the sports and entertainment industries with a strong focus on mixed martial arts (MMA). Her strong ties with top-tier sports and mainstream media outlets translates into unparalleled visibility for the organizations she represents and athletes she interviews.  For more information on please visit at To view Cingari’s MMA event coverage and in-depth fighter interviews, visit Fans can follow Cingari on Twitter at @susancingari or on Facebook by liking herFan Page.

About Fight Time Promotions

Fight Time Promotions, LLC is a full service professional sports entertainment company founded by 1976 Olympic Boxing Gold Medalist – Howard Davis Jr. and his wife and former Journalist – Karla Guadamuz-Davis. This family-owned business continues to strive to make a difference in the industry through integrity, consistency and uniqueness. In 2011, Fight Time Promotions held more shows than any other fight promoter in the State of Florida (boxing or MMA). The “Fight Time” series take place in South Florida from the historic War Memorial Auditorium in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Fight Time Promotions provides fans with action-packed MMA professional fights and is geared toward fans, who want to see live action and support Mixed Martial Arts. “It’s Fight Time!” For more information on the promotion or to view the 2015 fight schedule, please


SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 25, 2015) – On a holiday when Americans take a moment to remember those who gave their lives serving in the country’s armed forces, Bellator MMA officials are honored to announce a new partnership with the American Forces Network.


With the new deal in place, the American Forces Network will now broadcast Bellator MMA events on its global networks to American servicemen and women, as well as U.S. Navy ships at sea.


“We at Bellator are always looking for ways to give back to our troops,” said Bellator MMA President Scott Coker. “We’re all extremely grateful for all that they do abroad to keep us safe, and we hope that they will enjoy some Bellator fights during any downtime they may have.”


Multiple Bellator athletes including Bobby Lashley and Mike Richman have served in the American Military.


“I’m personally thrilled for this new partnership,” said Bobby Lashley, who fights James Thompson on June 19. “AFN is providing a platform for me to be fighting for my brothers and sisters who are away from home, fighting for us.”


The new partnership commences with June’s dual Bellator MMA events.


On June 19, Bellator MMA visits St. Louis’ Scottrade Center for “Bellator MMA: Unfinished Business,” featuring one of the most anticipated fights in the history of the sport with Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock. Also, several current Bellator fighters as well as some of the sport’s biggest legends will pay a visit to Scott Air Force Base on Wednesday, June 17.


On June 26, the promotion touches down at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan., with “Bellator MMA: Kongo vs. Volkov,” which sees French striking specialist Cheick Kongo and Russian knockout artist and former Bellator MMA Heavyweight World Champion Alexander “Drago” Volkov stand toe-to-toe in the Bellator MMA cage.


Complete details of the new Bellator MMA-American Forces Network partnership will be available shortly.


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Below find highlights of this week’s programming:

Monday, May 25

6:30 p.m. ET – 2014 Judo Qingdao Grand Prix– Highlights from the 2014 Judo Qingdao Grand Prix from Nov. 19-21, 2014 in China.

7:00 p.m. ET – 5 Rounds – Hosts John Ramdeen and Robin Black invite special guests to break down the weekend of MMA action.

7:30 p.m. ET – Fight News Now Extra – The latest news, recaps, features and inside analysis of the fight game.

8:00 p.m. ETEnfusion Live #29: Amsterdam – Professional kickboxing from Amsterdam, Holland.

Tuesday, May 26

1:30 a.m. ETHip Show: Arena Combat – Tag-team MMA inside a 12m by 12m arena with three-level obstacle structures.

2:30 am. ET – XPTV – Coverage of regional U.S pro and amateur MMA.

7:30 a.m. ETFight News Now Extra – The latest news, recaps, features and inside analysis of the fight game.

7:00 & 7:30 p.m. ETXtreme Fighting Championship – Florida-based professional MMA featuring top American prospects, international stars and UFC veterans.

8:00 p.m. ET – 5 Rounds – Hosts John Ramdeen and Robin Black invite special guests to break down the weekend of MMA action.

8:30 p.m. ET — Fight News Now Extra – The latest news, recaps, features and inside analysis of the fight game.

11:00 p.m. ETHard Knocks Fighting 41 – Featuring Rodney Wallace vs., Misha Cirkuinov from Jan. 30, 2015in Calgary, Canada.

Wednesday, May 27

3:00 a.m. ETTexas Fight Night – MMA action from Texas featuring the Lone Star State’s top prospects in the cage.

6:00 p.m. ETBest of Cage Rage – Featuring classic fights from the UK-based Cage Rage organization with Anderson Silva, Antonio Silva, Victor Belfort, Paul Daley and others.

7:00 p.m. ETFight News Now Extra: MMA Edition – Covering all the happenings in the MMA world with exclusive analysis and features.

7:30 p.m. ETFight News Now Extra – The latest news, recaps, features and inside analysis of the fight game.

8:00 p.m. ETFighting Spirit Season 4 – Compilations of international MMA fights from SFL, FFC, M-1 and more.

9:00 p.m. ETCage Warriors 39 – Featuring Rosi Sexton vs. Sally Krumdiack and Aisling Saly vs. Molly Helsel in female bouts from Nov. 27, 2010 in Cork City, Ireland.

11:00 p.m. ETMMA Meltdown with Gabriel Morency – Gabriel Morency breaks down all the happenings in MMA, discussing odds, predictions, plus special weekly guests and exclusive interviews.

11:30 p.m. ETTakeDown Wrestling – Extensive coverage of amateur wrestling events, including the latest news, behind-the-scenes coverage from events and exclusive interviews.

Thursday, May 28

1:30 a.m. ETUltimate Challenge MMA 9: Fighting for Heroes – Featuring Jimi Manuwa vs. Shaun Lomas from Dec. 5, 2009 in London.

6:00 p.m. ETChampionship Fightling Alliance – Pro MMA from Florida featuring the likes of Josh Sampo, Mike Kyle, John Howard, Sean McCorkie, Luis Palomino and others.

7:00 p.m. ETFighting Rookies – Aspiring kickboxers climb the ladder of success in the sport as rookies compete for a chance to become professionals and get experience needed to succeed at a higher level.

8:00 p.m. ETFight News Now: MMA Edition – Covering all the happenings in the MMA world with exclusive analysis and features.

8:30 p.m. ET Fight News Now Extra – The latest news, recaps, features and inside analysis of the fight game.

9:00 p.m. ETM-1 Challenge 31: Monson vs. Oleinik – Featuring Jeff Monson vs. Alexey Oleinik, Alexander Yakovlev vs. Shamil Zarurov, Rashid Magoimedov vs. Yasubey Enomoto and Aleksander Emelianaenko vs. Tadas Rimkevicius from Mar. 16, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Friday, May 29

2:00 a.m. ETPancrase Classics – Classic pioneering MMA battles featuring Ken Shamrock, Frank Shamrock, Bas Rutten, Nate Marquardt, Chael Sonnen and others.

4:00 a.m. ETBest of DEEP – Featuring class fights from the historic Japanese DEEP promotion including Shinya Aoki, Hayato Sakurai and Gegard Mousasi.

5:00 a.m. ETBest of Jewels – Classic fights from the all-female Japanese MMA league, Jewels.

6:00 p.m. ETM-1 Challenge – Pro MMA from Europe featuring top rising prospects and international stars.

8:00 p.m. ETToe 2 Toe with Carlos Condit – In-depth sit-down interview with interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit.

9:00 p.m. ET — KSW 19 Featuring Pudzianowski vs. Sapp – Featuring Mariusz Pudzianowski vs. Bob Sapp and Mamed Khalidov vs. Rodney Wallace from May 12, 2012 in Lodz, Poland.

Saturday, May 30

1:00 a.m. ETSuperKombat: New Heroes Constanta 2014I – Featuring Catalin Morosanu vs. Giannis Stoforidis from Aug. 2, 2014 in Constanta, Romania.

6:00 a.m. ETBest of TKO – Featuring David Loiseau vs. Shawn Tomkins from TKO UCC 4

7:00 a.m. ET – Best of Gladiator Challenge – Featuring Urijah Faber vs. Jay Valencia from Gladiator Challenge 20.

10:00 a.m. ETBest of SportFight – Top quality MMA from the Pacific Northwest, hosted by UFC veterans Matt LIndland and Chael Sonnen. This episode features the rise of SportFight champion Enoch Wilson.

7:00 p.m. ETUFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves Pre-Show – LIVE pre-fight coverage and analysis from UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves in Goiania, Brazil.

8:00 p.m. ET – CANADA ONLY – UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves Prelims LIVE

8:00 p.m. ETFight News Now: MMA Edition – Covering all the happenings in the MMA world with exclusive analysis and features.

8:30 p.m. ET Fight News Now Extra – The latest news, recaps, features and inside analysis of the fight game.

9:00 p.m. ETWorld Combat Games Wrestling Package – Coverage of the wrestling event from the 2013 SportAccord Games from Oct. 24, 2013.

10:30 p.m. ETWorld Combat Games Wrestling Package Day 2 – Coverage of the wrestling event from the 2013 SportAccord Games from Oct. 25, 2013.

Sunday, May 31

6:00 a.m. ETPancrase Classics – Classic pioneering MMA battles featuring Ken Shamrock, Frank Shamrock, Bas Rutten, Name Marquardt, Chael Sonnen and others.

10:00 a.m. ETBest of ADCC – Featuring compilations of the greatest grappling matches ever held, featuring Tito Ortiz, Matt Hughes, Eddie Bravo, Fabricio Werdum, Marcelo Garcia, Ronaldo Souza and Royler Gracie.

11:00 a.m. ET – Elite Muay Thai: Thailand vs. Challenger – The biggest Muay Thai series in the world featuring premium international stand-up fighters taking on the renowned Thai National Team

7:00 p.m. ETUSA Wrestling Weekly – Host Scott Casber gives weekly news and analysis centering around USA Wrestling, the sport’s national governing body, including interviews, features and look back at the past.

7:30 p.m. ETJudo Jeju Grand Prix 2014 – Highlights from the Judo Jeju Grand Prix from Nov. 27-29, 2014 in South Korea.

11:00 p.m. ET – King of Kings: World Cup Heroes 2013 – Featuring a one-night, single-elimination 71 kg tournament from Nov., 16, 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania.




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Los Angeles, CA – The University of MMA marks its latest milestone on Sunday, May 31, with the tenth installment of its ‘Fight Night’ series. Taking place at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE (aka “the U of MMA campus”), University of MMA: Fight Night 10 is packed with 15 fights, including three title matches to crown new University of MMA champions. Tickets are now on sale and


A new University of MMA’s lightweight champion will be decided between Julio ‘The Gr818er’ Lopez (Kings Combat Sports) and Antonio Lopez (Gooch Training Academy/Saekson Muay Thai). Julio advanced from the opening round of the University of MMA lightweight championship tournament, still undefeated. Antonio was originally scheduled to be in the tournament as well, before injury sidelined him from action. But both men ride four-fight win streaks going into this title match, meaning pride and glory are on the line.


With Elite Training Center’s featherweight star Tommy Aaron vacating his University of MMA title to turn pro, the crown at 145 lbs. once again finds itself without a king. That won’t be for long, however, as U of MMA perennial favorite Ryan ‘The Lion’ Lilley (Bas Rutten’s Elite Training Center) and the fast-rising Albert Veloz (Cage Combat Academy) vie to become the third-ever University of MMA featherweight champion.

“The University of MMA has definitely grown as a live event series with the expansion of our fan base and the shows getting bigger and better every time.  The same can be said for amateur fighters who have grown and matured within our promotion. Guys like Ryan ‘The Lion’ Lilley who will be fighting for us for the eighth time, and Albert Veloz, who is improving right under our eyes. We’re proud to see the development of fighters like Ryan and Albert, who will go on to be great pros,” commented U of MMA founder Turi Altavilla.

Two more U of MMA favorites will also square off to become the first-ever University of MMA bantamweight champion, as Vince ‘The Anomaly’ Cachero and Demar ‘King’ George revisit each other in a rematch from 2013. The two met originally at Fight Night 3, when both were very young in their MMA careers. More seasoned in experience and sharper in skill, they are very much different fighters.


“The six individuals vying for University of MMA titles on this show are people of heart, technical skill, character and integrity. We’ve seen their championship efforts on previous shows and they deserve the recognition these matches offer,” said U of MMA matchmaker Jay Tan.


Other confirmed matches for University of MMA: Fight Night 10 include:


University of MMA Lightweight Championship Tournament Finals:

155 lbs. – Julio Lopez (Kings Combat Sports) vs.Antonio Lopez (Gooch Training Academy/Saekson Muay Thai)


University of MMA Bantamweight Championship:

135 lbs. – Vince ‘The Anomaly’ Cachero (Systems Training Center) vs. Demar ‘King’ George (Dream Killer Fight Team)


University of MMA Featherweight Championship:

145 lbs. – Ryan ‘The Lion’ Lilley (Bas Rutten’s Elite MMA Gym) vs. Albert Veloz (Cage Combat Academy)


155 lbs. – Remington Thorne (Saekson Muay Thai) vs.Carnation ‘The Flash’ Contreras (Krav Maga Unyted)


120 lbs. (catchweight) – Jasmine ‘Tapout Queen’ Pouncy (Nubians MMA) vs. Akari Wang (Systems Training Center)


205 lbs. – Travis Williams (Elite Training Center) vs.Jonathan ‘Jonny McGregor’ Sweitzer (Valhalla ETC)


155 lbs. – Troy Hargrow (Nubians MMA) vs. Zach Kraschinsky (Bas Rutten’s Elite Training Center)


125 lbs. – Karlee Pagilinan (Team Quest) vs. Gilbert Nakatani (Sityodtong LA)


125 lbs. – Matheus Leaondro Santos (MMAFC) vs.Angel Diaz (Systems Training Center)


170 lbs. – Aaron Landry (Ring of Fire Martial Arts Academy) vs. Lance ‘The Black Ranger’ Bush (Team Lagarto)


145 lbs. – Victor Rivera (Nubians MMA) vs. Juan Vasquez (Team Victory Muay Thai/Dream Killer Fight Team)


195 lbs. (catchweight) – Christopher Llanes (Team Quest) vs. David Boyko (Bas Rutten’s Elite MMA Gym)


145 lbs. – Andrew Secaida (Dream Killer Fight Team)vs. Kurt Eberhard (Saekson Muay Thai)


135 lbs. – David Perez (Riverside Submission) vs. Julio Santa Cruz (Systems Training Center)


145 lbs. – Benito Mendez (Kings Combat Sports) vs.Sergio Gonzalez (Yuma United Fight Team)


The University of MMA: Fight Night 10 takes place at5:00pm on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE, 800 West Olympic Boulevard. Doors open at 4:30pm. Fight card is subject to change. Tickets are now available and can be purchased through, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or 888-929-7849, and from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Mon-Fri at the STAPLES Center Box Office located at 1111 S. Figueroa St. Applicable fees may apply. The Club Nokia box office will open at 2:00pm the day of the event.




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LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) president Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will be bringing the first nationally televised MMA event to the state of Idaho. RFA 27 – Murphy vs. Brock will feature a main event pitting a rising prospect against asurging vet. RFA fan favorite Joe Murphy returns to face the powerhouse Jesse Brock, who is one of the most accomplished MMA fighters to call Idaho home. The event takes place Friday, July 3rd at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
“I’m excited to bring the first nationally televised MMA event to Idaho,” stated Soares. “Joe Murphy vs. Jesse Brock is a classic match-up of jiu-jitsu vs. wrestling, but more importantly it’s a clash between a promising prospect and a surging vet. That really makes you appreciate the gravity of this main event in what will be the crown jewel MMA event to take place in the Gem State.”
Eric Trapp, the president of CenturyLink Arena, also expressed his excitement about hosting Idaho’s first nationally televised MMA event.
“We’re excited to help bring such a great event to the state of Idaho and showcase not only our arena, but also our fighters to a nationwide audience on July 3rd,” stated Trapp. “The RFA brand is one of the best out there and CenturyLink Arena is proud to host this event.”
Tickets for RFA 27 – Murphy vs. Brock are available for purchase NOW through
Murphy (8-2) returns to the RFA octagon after two memorable performances in the RFA octagon within a 9 week span. Murphy made his long-awaited RFA debut this past December in the co-main event of RFA 21 to much fanfare. He more than lived up to expectations with a scintillating first round TKO victory over the highly-touted Bruno Frazatto. 9 weeks later, Murphy headlined RFA 23 against Terrion Ware in what many have pegged as a “Fight of the Year” contender. Murphy is now looking forward to a new challenge as he travels to his next opponent’s hometown.
“Jiu-Jitsu vs. Wrestling is an endless debate. I’m excited to see how I match up against someone with Jesse Brock’s credentials,” said Murphy. “Hopefully, he sells out the arena on July 3rd, so I get boo’d on my way to the cage. I’m pretty damn good at turning those boos into cheers by the time it’s over.”
Brock (20-8) enters this fight as one of the most experienced bantamweight fighters in RFA history. Brock will be making his RFA debut 9 years after he made his professional MMA debut. The former Boise State wrestling standout has since competed on three continents against some of the biggest names in the sport, which includes bouts against current UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, #3 ranked UFC lightweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, and former UFC lightweight title challenger Caol Uno. Brock is currently riding the momentum of a four-fight win streak and is looking forward to parlaying that momentum into the main event of RFA 27.
“This fight is definitely a big deal for me and the entire MMA community in Idaho,” stated Brock. “I feel honored that the RFA picked me to spearhead Idaho’s first nationally televised MMA event. I can’t wait to perform in front of my friends and family at RFA 27.”
The co-main event of RFA 27 will feature two of the sport’s most promising flyweight prospects, when Idaho’s own Czar Sklavos (11-4) battles Jeremy Horn protégé Nick Burgos (9-3). Sklavos, who hails from Twin Falls, Idaho, has secured 9 of his 11 wins via submission and has never been finished in a career dating back to March 2010. In his pro debut, he happened to go the distance with current UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. More recently, Sklavos advanced to the finals of the Vale Tudo Japan flyweight tournament last fall and is eager to test his experience against the talented and red-hot Burgos. Six consecutive opponents over the past two and a half years have been defeated by the Utah based flyweight, but Burgos’ marquee victory came in his most recent bout. That win came over former RFA flyweight champion Matt Manzanares via Unanimous Decision in March.
The feature fight of RFA 27 will be a battle of two explosive heavyweights, who are hungry to make a statement. Jan Jorgensen (7-1) and Dale Sopi (6-1) are a combined 13-0 outside the RFA and are eager to make some noise in the talented RFA heavyweight division. Jorgensen, who was a football star at BYU before transitioning to MMA, trains at The Pit Elevated in Orem, Utah alongside UFC star and TUF 11 champion Court McGee. His opponent Sopi is a native of Nanakuli, Hawaii and trains at Power MMA in Gilbert, Arizona alongside UFC star and TUF 8 champion Ryan Bader. Additional bouts at RFA 27 will be announced soon. RFA 27 will be the promotion’s first event to take place in the “Gem State” of Idaho, which will be the 13th state the RFA has held an event. The entire main card of RFA 27 – Murphy vs. Brock will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Friday, July 3rd.
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Fight Network Presents KSW 31, UFC 187 Pre & Post-Fight Coverage & Enfusion Live 29 this Weekend 

TORONTO | NEW YORK (May 21, 2015) – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, continues its loaded week of live fights this weekend, building off the momentum of live telecasts of ONE Championship: Warrior’s Quest andHard Knocks Fighting 43 on Friday, May 21.


Poland-based MMA powerhouse KSW returns on Saturday, May 22 at 2 p.m. ET, as KSW 31: Materla vs. Drwal emanates from Gdansk’s Ergo Arena, headlined by a clash for the KSW middleweight title, as Polish compatriots Michal Materla (21-4) and Tomasz Drwal (21-4-1) vie for 185-pound supremacy.


Fight Network’s live broadcast of KSW 31: Materla vs. Drwal will air on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., nationwide in Canada, Roku devices across North America, and globally in over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.


The KSW light heavyweight title is also on the line as Slovakian former Bellator kingpin Attila Vegh (29-5-2) battles Croatian former UFC contender Goran Reljic (14-4)


In another blockbuster pairing, Polish strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski (8-3) faces one of his toughest career tests against submission ace Rolles Gracie (8-3).


In other featured bouts, Polish heavyweight Karol Bedorf (11-2) meets seasoned Australian strikerPeter Graham (10-8), Brazilian UFC veteran Jay Silva (9-9-1) throws down with Germany’s Aziz Karaoglu (7-6) in middleweight action, Polish light heavyweights Tomasz Narkun (9-2) and Karol Celinski (12-5-1) are on a collision course, plus Kamil Szymuszowski (12-4) and Maciej Jewtuszko (11-2) meet in a clash of top Polish welterweights.


Following KSW 31: Materla vs. Drwal, the attention shifts to the sport’s biggest stage, as UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier airs live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.


But first, Fight Network presents the UFC 187 Weigh-ins Live on Friday, May 21 at 7 p.m. ET, as middleweight champion Chris Weidman and challenger Vitor Belfort tip the scales in Las Vegas, plus Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Daniel Cormier go toe-to-toe ahead of their vacant light heavyweight title showdown.


On Saturday, May 22, Fight Network has all the pre-fight coverage leading into the highly anticipated event with the UFC 187 Pre-Show Live at 7 p.m. ET, featuring previews, predictions and analysis.


Post-fight coverage, highlights, reactions and the live press conference will air immediately following the event on Fight Network’s UFC 187 Post-Show Live.


In addition to all the live pre and post-fight coverage, Fight Network is the Canadian destination for UFC library content, specials and series, including UFC Unleashed, UFC Now, UFC Ultimate Insider and classic UFC PPV events. All airings are listed at


On Sunday, May 23, live kickboxing will take over the airwaves at 3 p.m. ET, as Enfusion Live 28emanates from Amsterdam, Holland.


The event will feature a one-night, single-elimination -70 kg tournament. In opening round bouts, Turkey’s Tayfun Ozcan and Fatih Ozkan battle Morocco’s Redouan Larkoubi and Aziz Kallah, respectively.


Additionally, Dutch female stars Rachel Adamus and Sheena Widdershoven will vie for the Enfusion -67 kg world championship.


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