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Friday, April 18, 2014

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


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

Upcoming Events on Comcast
4/21:  XFE 39 (MMA)
4/28:  CFFC 34 (MMA)
5/5:  CFFC 35 (MMA)
5/12: XFE 40 (MMA)

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sparta Combat League - Army VS Marines Preview on

Sparta Combat League returns on GFL with “Army VS Marines”, 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.

The SCL Bantamweight Title will be on the line when Josh "Hellboy" Huber (11-7) fights Ricky "Furioso" Johnson (10-4).  This will be a rematch as Huber defeated Johnson via split decision in 2013.  Huber is a scrappy fighter who has won 3 of his last 4.  Huber looks to add to his championship collection with a win here.  Huber is an aggressive fighter who always comes right at his opponent.  Look for Huber to waste no time and bring the fight to Johnson.  Johnson won his last fight and is anxious to get back in the cage with Huber and bring home the gold.  Johnson believes he won the first fight and aims to not leave it in the hands of the judges this time.  Expect Johnson to try and get the fight to the mat where he can work for a submission.

In a 185lb Pro Thai fight, Sgt US Army Charlie Brown takes on Brian Scraper.  Brown likes to close the distance in his fights and let his hands go.  Expect Brown to walk forward and try and avoid strikes by throwing hooks and uppercuts of his own.  Brown’s best weapons are his fists and he has a granite chin to go along with dynamite in his hands.  Look for Scraper to stay on the outside where he can let his high kicks and straight right hands go.  If Brown does get inside, expect Scraper to be waiting with knees in the clinch.   

Shannon Sinn (0-0) battles Courtney Himes (0-1).  This will be Sinn’s pro debut after she captured the SCL Flyweight title in her last fight. Sinn is unyielding with her pressure as she will look to mix up her attacks and get Himes off balance.  Expect Sinn to throw everything but the kitchen sink at Himes as Sinn is known for her wrestling, grappling and standup game.  Himes is looking for her first pro win and plans to match Sinn’s activity inside the cage as Himes is known for a motor that never quits.  Himes is a skilled striker and her grappling is underrated.  Look for Himes to make this a brawl in the opening seconds.  

On the prelims, the always tough Jorge Rangel fights the durable Paul Valdez in a lightweight scrap.  This fight could steal the show.

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 “Army VS Marines”, and watch live and anytime afterwards on video on demand only on GFL.

Pride And Glory 7 Review on

Pride And Glory debuted on GFL with top notch Muay Thai featuring a world title fight along with several exciting contender matches at "Pride and Glory 7".

In the main event, Toby Smith defeated Elliot Compton via KO in the third round.  Both fighters exchanged punches, kicks, elbows and knees that had the crowd gasping at the punishment both fighters were giving and receiving.  Both Smith and Compton showed true grit in this fight and there were plenty of hard shots that would have ended the night of lesser competition much earlier.  In the end, it was a brutal knee to the solar plexus that ended the night of Compton.  Smith was scoring with punches to the face and had Compton back up, and similar to an uppercut, Smith shot the knee up from below and it connected square with the chest of Compton.  Compton went down immediately and rolled around on the ground in pain as it was obvious the fight was over.   It was a picture perfect knee and showed the precision with which these pro Muay Thai fighters can deliver strikes and end fights in devastating fashion.

In the co-main event, Nic Reiter defeated Kosta Masmanidis via unanimous decision after a blistering pace set by both men that had action from bell to bell.  Reiter was able to use his size and length and attack Masmanidis from a safe distance for some of the fight, but both exchanged brutal knees in the clinch for a good portion too.  Both fighters are as tough as they come and will be feeling the effects of the clinch fighting for days.  Reiter is a tough matchup for anyone as his size allows him to land strikes far away, and  his clinch work is also strong. 

Petchtanong Banchamek defeated Jake Moulden via decision.  Banchamek was the more technical fighter but Moulden was there to fight and fight he did.  Moulden fired back with combos as Banchamek used pinpoint accuracy to land strikes while trying to stay away from Moulden’s attacks.  It was a contrast in styles as Banchamek wanted to hit and not be hit while Moulden was more than happy to stand in the pocket and trade shots.  It was a fun fight with both fighters going for broke, especially late in the fight.  Both fighters earned the respect of the fans for their willingness to keep up a fast pace and never let the action stop.

Paul Abdul Rahman defeated Chris Anderson via TKO (leg kicks) in the third round.  Rahman threw tons of leg kicks that buckled Anderson early.  Rahman also connected with hooks and straight hands throughout the fight.  In the second round, Rahman was able to knock down Anderson with leg kick and from there it was only a matter of time as Rahman found his target and would tee off on the lead leg of Anderson from that point on.  Anderson never gave up but was close to hopping around on one leg at the end and the ref mad the call to stop the fight which was the smart decision.  Rahman looked terrific in the outing as every strike he threw had bad intentions written all over it and he connected with a high volume of strikes throughout.

If you love nonstop, full-throttle striking, then "Pride and Glory 7" is must-see TV. Watch as the brave warriors display the science of the eight limbs and use punches, kicks, knees and elbows and do it the for a the first time to a worldwide audience on GFL. Order this event exclusively at and own it for life.

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Conflict MMA - Havoc Preview on

Conflict MMA Promotions returns to GFL on April 26 with “Havoc”, a mega card, emanating from the Savannah Civic Center in Savannah, Georgia.  “Havoc” promises to tear the house down with 14 bouts and multiple title fights as all the top fighters from the Dirty South will be squaring off in the cage in front of a rabid audience.   

In the main event, for the Conflict MMA Heavyweight Title, Champion Nick Smiley (6-2) fights Adrian Henderson (4-0).  Smiley won the title last May after a TKO victory in less than a minute.  Smiley has a well-rounded game including some solid submissions for a heavyweight.  His ground and pound is where he is most dangerous as he drops hammers with both fists.  Henderson comes into the bout undefeated and is well-versed in all aspects of MMA.  He can match Smiley’s power in the striking department and Henderson is also a solid grappler with under rated submission skills.  Smiley has never been out of the first round and Henderson has only gone to a decision once.  Expect dynamite to explode when these two hook up.  

In the co-main event, Muhsin Corbbrey (12-8) battles Terry House, Jr. (6-8) in a lightweight scrap.  Corbbrey won his last 2 fights and looks to put on a show and raise eyebrows with his performance.  Corbbrey is a WEC, and Elite XC vet and is ready to put his skills to the test with the UFC.  Look for Corbbrey to go all out and try and get an early submission in spectacular fashion.  House is a gritty fighter who brings heavy hands into the fight.  House has defeated 4 of his opponents via strikes and will look to put his hands on Corbbrey early in the fight.  Don’t blink when these two lightweights start throwing bombs in the cage.  

In other action, Lindsay Rowse (4-3) takes on Arnold Adams (2-6) at heavyweight.  Rowse is a fast starter and is always in attack mode as he is constantly looking for a KO or submission if the fight hits the mat.  Rowse is usually a light heavyweight so this fight he will be significantly smaller but quicker.  Adams is a heavy puncher and can turn the tide of a fight or even end a fight with a single punch.  Adams will have the strength advantage and look to use that in striking and trying to get top position if the fight hits the mat.

Conflict MMA Promotions is back with another epic card in front of a worldwide audience courtesy of the GFL Combat Sports Network.  Watch “Havoc” on April 26.  If you can’t be there live, stream the show online at

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

USFFC 18 Preview on

USFFC returns to on April 26 with “US Freedom Fighter Championship 18”.  USFFC has made a mark for itself in the Southeast and “USFFC 18” will surely tear down the house from the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  These pro/am fighters are looking to make a name for themselves on a global basis and that’s just what they will do as they go to battle inside the cage.  

In the main event, Adam Townsend (6-3) battles Keith "The Rockstar" Richardson (10-6).  Townsend is a phenomenal athlete who has excelled in other sports including playing a year of football in college.  Townsend is looking for a spectacular win in this fight as he believes he is ready for a title shot.  Look for Townsend to use his wrestling and athleticism to try and push Richardson into making a mistake that Townsend can capitalize on.  Richardson is a submission specialist with 6 wins via tapout.  Look for Richardson to use his striking to get inside on Townsend and work a takedown so he can be at his best on the mat grappling.  This fight promises to be a chess match in the cage as both fighters are veteran combatants and have tons of talent.  

In the co-main event, Bobby Gurley (2-3) takes on William Baptiste (2-1).  Gurley looks to improve his record to .500 and will be looking for a stoppage.  Gurley is one of the most exciting fighters on the circuit as he has never been to a decision and has only been out of the first round once.  Gurley goes for broke from the opening bell and his high risk-high reward fighting style is sure to be on display on April 26.  Baptiste fights with the same relentless style and has KO power in both hands.  Baptiste will be there in the center of the cage ready to bang, so expect fireworks from these two.  

In other action, Stephanie Skinner takes on Angela Hill while Kris Kennedy battles Sam Burns and Gary Wingfield fights Craig Hill and much, much more.  

Get ready for some All-American beat downs as “USFFC 18” is sure to seek and destroy all the other competition. Watch exclusively on and own it for life.  Order now.

CFFC 35 Preview on

Cage Fury Fighting Championships brings championship MMA to Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 26 with "CFFC 35".  Pro MMA fighters from around the East Coast will compete on this stacked 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, CFFC Featherweight Champion Scott Heckman (17-4) defends his title against the undefeated Levan Makashvili (7-0).  Heckman is an expert grappler with a strong wrestling base, but also likes to throw hands and is dangerous from anywhere in the cage.  He is one of the top 145 lb fighters in the world and will continue to come forward no matter what.  Heckman is as exciting as they come, and that is why he continues to be a fan favorite wherever he fights.  Makashvili is a knockout specialist with an astounding 4 KO’s in 7 fights.  Makashvili loves to bang and he can end a fight with one punch from either hand.  Look for these two to collide in the center of the cage with explosive consequences.  Hands will be flying and these two are bound to blow the roof off with their style of fighting.    

In the co-main event, Mike Winters (7-3) takes on Jonavin Webb (5-0) in a welterweight tussle.  Winters has dominated former opponents with his well-rounded striking mixed with impressive takedowns that keep his opponents on the defensive.  Once on the ground, Winters is very active, advancing his position, landing strikes and pushing the pace.  Webb is a blue chip prospect from New Jersey and has never tasted defeat in either his pro or amateur career as a mixed martial artist.  Webb is a submission specialist and if the fight hits the mat he will be comfortable in any position the fight goes.  Look for Webb to try and outwrestle Winters in the early going and get the fight to the ground where he can work his grappling game.

In other action, Jimmie Rivera (12-1) fights Cody "The Wolverine" Stevens (11-6-1).  Rivera, a Bellator and TUF vet has faced a who’s who of the East Coast’s best, is on a 4 fight win steak.  Rivera will look to utilize his strong wrestling base to nullify Stevens’ attacks.  Stevens’ last fight was in Japan for the top organization in Asia, ONE Fighting.  Stevens returns to the United States ready to raise his stock on his home soil.  A victory over Rivera would do just that.  Stevens is relentless in the cage, and mirrors Rivera’s fighting style in that both fighters are strong wrestlers who never get tired and like to push the pace.  Look for Stevens to try and score with some ground and pound if the fight hits the mat and he is on top.  This fight could main event most cards on the regional level so fans are in for a treat.  

Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on April 26 as "CFFC 35" throws down the gauntlet on pay-per-view exclusively at 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.