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FNU Combat Sports Show: Tony, Tom and Rich Discuss All Things Combat Sports

Tom, Tony and Rich are back this week with a great show! We feature lots of engaging discussion about mixed martial arts and boxing, from Connor McGregor’s slapping a Bellator official to Deontay Wilder wanting to end Anthony Joshua’s career. We also chat about Dana White getting into boxing and Bellator’s 8 Man Heavyweight tournament. Again we get back to the nagging question of where are the legends in MMA, and we also cross over to where are the legends in boxing?






Combat Sports star Seini Draughn to make professional boxing debut on Friday, November 17th at Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina

Pro Wrestler and MMA Fighter to step into ring in heavyweight main event
Charlotte, NC (November 8, 2017) –  Combat sports star Seini Draughn will step into the ring on Friday, November 17th at The Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The show is promoted by Pretty Girl Promotions.
Draughn, who maybe better known as a professional wrestler Lei’D Tapa has appeared for TNA Impact Wrestling, Ohio Valley Wrestling, Global Force Wrestling and WWE Developmental territory NXT .
The native of Tampa, Florida via Tonga also has appeared in MMA fights in Japan, and is a 2-time IBJJF, 2-time Naga, and New Breed Champion.

Draughn’s opponent in the four-round heavyweight main event will be Melissa Holmes (1-3) of Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Also scheduled to appear will be middleweight Santario Martin (3-2, 2 KOs) of Gainsville, Florida; banta,weight Frank Gonzalez (2-0) of Cuba; welterweight Jamaal Gregory (1-1, 1 KO) of Charlotte; heavyweight Willie Harvey (0-0-1) of Plainfield, New Jersey and many more bouts to be announced.
Tickets can be purchased at www.prettygirlpromo.com

GLORY 45 Amsterdam & SuperFight Series LIVE Saturday on Fight Network 

For Immediate Release – September 29, 2017

TORONTO – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a stacked GLORY kickboxing doubleheader this Saturday, Sept. 30, starting at 1:00 p.m. ET with GLORY 45 SuperFight Series followed by GLORY 45 Amsterdam at 3:30 p.m. ET.

The world’s premier kickboxing league brings featherweight fireworks in the GLORY 45 Amsterdam main event, as reigning featherweight and former lightweight world champion Robin “Pokerface” van Roosmalen (38-7, 21 KO) defends his title against Ukrainian-born No. 1 contender Serhiy Adamchuk (35-8). In the co-main event, top 10 heavyweights collide as No. 7-ranked Hesdy “Fighterheart” Gerges (50-18-1, 23 KO) meets Mladen “The Scorpion Sting” Brestovac (53-12-1, 34 KO). The event will also feature a one-night, single-elimination light heavyweight contender tournament, as 19-year-old Dutch-MoroccanImad “The Problem Child” Hadar (19-1, 7 KO) takes on powerful American Manny Mancha (5-2, 4 KO), while veteran Michael “Dreamcrusher” Duut (40-8, 17 KO) welcomes Moldovan-born newcomer Dragos Zubco (11-4) to the GLORY ring.

In the featured bout at GLORY 45 SuperFight Series, former middleweight champion and now No. 1 contender Jason “Psycho” Wilnis (30-7-1, 8 KO) begins his climb back to the belt in a showdown with 25-year-old Dutch-Tunisian Yousri Belgaroui (22-3, 10 KO), while 22-year-old featherweights Zakaria Zouggary (29-3-1, 15 KO) and Massaro “The Project” Glunder (30-9-4) square off, 19-year-old Dutch-Moroccan lightweight Tyjani “The Wonderboy” Beztati (13-1, 5 KO) attempts to keep his winning streak alive against 22-year-old Yodkhunpon “Muu” Sitmonchai (89-28-1, 54 KO), Aruba’s Eyevan “Mister Cool” Danenberg (23-5, 11 KO) welcomes Brazilian newcomer Wellington Uega to GLORY in a welterweight tilt, plus local Muay Thai stylist Kevin Hesseling and Bulgaria’s Stoyan “The Sniper” Koprivlenski (7-0, 3 KO) kick off the night of fights.

The full fight card with weigh-in results is included below:

GLORY 45 Amsterdam (start time: 3:30 p.m. ET)

Featherweight Title Headline Bout:
Robin van Roosmalen (142.4 lb / 64.6 kg) vs. Serhiy Adamchuk (142 lb / 64.4 kg)

Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout:
Hesdy Gerges (228.2 lb / 103.5 kg) vs. Mladen Brestovac (260.4 lb / 118.1 kg)

Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout:
Imad Hadar (204.1 lb / 92.6 kg) vs. Manny Mancha (206.1 / 93.5 kg)

Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout:
Michael Duut (208.1 lb / 94.4 kg) vs. Dragos Zubco (207.2 lb / 94 kg)

GLORY 45 SuperFight Series (start time: 1:00 p.m. ET)

Middleweight Headline Bout:
Jason Wilnis (184.5 lb / 83.7 kg) vs. Yousri Belgaroui (186.7 lb / 84.7 kg)

Featherweight Bout:
Zakaria Zouggary (143.3 lb / 65 kg) vs. Massaro Glunder (143.1 lb / 64.9 kg)

Lightweight Bout:
Tyjani Beztati (152.6 lb / 69.2 kg) vs. Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai (152.8 lb / 69.3 kg)

Welterweight Bout:
Eyevan Danenberg (168.4 lb / 76.4 kg) vs. Wellington Uega (168.9 lb / 76.6 kg)

Catchweight (73 kg) Bout:
Kevin Hessling (159.4 lb / 72.3 kg) vs. Stoyan Koprivlenski (159.4 lb / 72.3 kg)

Both cards will be broadcast live on Fight Network exclusively in Canada and Turkey.

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FNU Combat Sports Show, Canelo vs. Golovkin Preview and Prediction, Jon Jones Stripped, Struve Knocked Out, UFC Fight Night Preview

We cover a wide range of combat sports topics in this week’s episode. From a $22 million settlement awarded to a debilitated boxer and his family to Jon Jones getting stripped of his belt again for a positive steroid test, Tom, Tony and Rich discuss it all. We also make our predictions for Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin. We recap Stefan Struve’s TKO loss to Alexander Volkov and preview UFC’s upcoming fight night event as well. We even spend some time discussing all the MMA fighters making the move to boxing.



LOS ANGELES – Bellator MMA is proud to announce a partnership with Monster Energy and NASCAR to showcase a series of fights to take place at select races during the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. For the first time in NASCAR history, mixed martial arts will be included as a pre-race activation for the fans in attendance and just like the action the cars bring on the racetrack, Bellator will bring the same excitement inside the cage.

“I’m excited to announce Bellator’s partnership with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series,” said Bellator President Scott Coker. “Bellator and NASCAR fans are some of the most passionate in sports and we couldn’t be happier to bring MMA and motorsports together. Monster Energy has been a great partner of ours over the years and we’re excited about the opportunity to integrate our brand into another great sports property within the Monster Energy family. I want to thank Cody Dresser and Hans Molenkamp from Monster Energy for helping put this great partnership together, and I’m looking forward to introducing Bellator to a whole new fan base.”

“MMA is an exciting sport that appeals to a wide demographic,” said Mitch Covington Vice President of Sports Marketing.  By partnering with Bellator to bring mixed martial arts to NASCAR we are able to bring a fresh dynamic to the racetrack and a taste of what Monster Energy is into, allowing us all to connect with a new fan base in relevant and meaningful ways to further elevate the series.”

Bellator is currently scheduled to host events at four races throughout the current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, including both NASCAR’s championship and all-star race weekends.

Bellator MMA will be featured at the following 2017 NASCAR races:

  • Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 20
  • Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 19
  • Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, October 15
  • Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, November 19


FNU Combat Sports Show: UFC Recaps, Golovkin vs. Jacobs Results, Bellator 175 Preview

Tom, Tony and Rich discuss the world of combat sports. Conor MacGregor will fight Floyd Mayweather, Jr. if you believe Dana White. We also chat about UFC Fight Night events featuring Jimi Manuwa and Kelvin Gastelum notching huge career wins. We look back at Golovkin vs. Jacobs and the unlikelihood of Canelo taking the fight with Golovkin now. We also preview King Mo Lawal vs. Rampage Jackson next Friday.

Listen to the broadcast below:




FNU Combat Sports Show For November 3, 2016

Tom, Tony and Rich get back to action this week to discuss upcoming fight cards, including two big MMA events: UFC Fight Night Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson and Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis. We preview both events and talk about the matchups. We then move to the boxing schedule where there are multiple belts on the line this week all over the globe. We spend a bit of time discussing the big Manny Pacquiao bout against Jessie Vargas. Is Manny fighting for the right reasons? Does he have enough left in the tank? We’ll know the answer Saturday night. Rich also breaks down his suspicions about vocal UFC fighters trending toward starting some type of powerful fighters union. Could the astronomical selling price of the UFC actually be the main handicap for the new owners? Did putting such a high premium on the UFC unintentionally give griping fighters more incentive to sue the company? Only time will tell.


FNU Combat Sports Radio Show: September 15th Broadcast

This week’s radio show features a recap of the Brook vs. Golovkin bout, the defeat of Phil “CM Punk” Brooks, Stipe Miocic’s Heavyweight Title bout with Alistair Overeem and Tony’s visit with former gues Antonio Tarver at a recent Philadelphia boxing event. Tom, Tony and Rich also look at some news from combat sports and preview upcoming UFC, Bellator and boxing events.


FNU Combat Sports Show: CM Punk’s Debut, UFC Fight Night Recap, Brrok vs. Golovkin Preview

Tom, Tony and Rich discuss the week in Combat Sports, focusing on the recent UFC Fight Night in Hamburg, Germany, the UFC debut of Phil Brooks (A.K.A. CM Punk) and the upcoming battle between Kell Brook and Gennady Golovkin.