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It’s Showtime: Jimmy Lennon Jr. to Announce “Cagesport XVIII”!
Tacoma, WA (February 17, 2012) – Legendary ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. will serve as the master of ceremonies for “Cagesport XVIII”.
The card takes place Saturday, February 25 at the Emerald Queen Casino and is promoted by Halquist Productions. Tickets starting at $35 are available at the casino box office or on EmeraldQueen.com.
FLORIDA GRAPPLES AUTISM SATURDAY, AUG. 20 IN CORAL SPRINGS
CORAL SPRINGS - On Saturday, August 20, Grapplers Quest is hosting the 2011 Southeast Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open Championships at Coral Springs Gymnasium located at 2501 Coral Springs Drive in Coral Springs, Florida.
East Coast’s Best Grapplers Battle April 9 in New Jersey for Autism
ASBURY PARK, NEW JERSEY (March 31, 2011) – Grapplers Quest, The World’s Largest Grappling Tournament is hosting the official 2011 East Coast Grappling Championships featuring $15,000 in cash and prizes on Saturday, April 9th at Asbury Park Convention Center in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Event will crown three hundred East Coast U.S. Champions in Submission Grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Wrestling for competitors of all ages, skill levels, teams and independents welcomed.
Georges St. Pierre ‘Rush To The Top’ PPV Special Premiere Dates
Integrated Sports Media Presents GSP’s early career fights
HOBOKEN, N.J. (March 31, 2011) – Integrated Sports Media (ISM), the undisputed distribution champion of mixed martial arts and boxing fights in North America, will present a one-hour special featuring Georges “Rush” St. Pierre’s six non-UFC fights, including his first five and rarely seen 2002 debut, starting tomorrow (Friday, April 1) and airing for the entire month of April.
Georges St. Pierre ‘Rush To The Top’ PPV Special
Integrated Sports Media Presents GSP’s early career fights
HOBOKEN, N.J. (March 21, 2011) – Integrated Sports Media (ISM), the undisputed distribution champion of mixed martial arts and boxing fights in North America, announced today that it will present a one-hour special featuring Georges “Rush” St. Pierre’s six non-UFC fights, including his first five and rarely seen 2002 debut, prior to him developing into the Pound-for-Pound King of MMA.
LIZ “GIRL-RILLA’’ CARMOUCHE TO REPLACE INJURED MIESHA TATE AGAINST CHAMPION MARLOES COENEN AT STRIKEFORCE IN COLUMBUS, OHIO, SATURDAY, MARCH 5, LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
In Main Event, Dan Henderson Challenges STRIKEFORCE Light Heavy Belt-Holder “Feijao’’ Cavalcante
NEW YORK (Feb. 23, 2011) – Undefeated Liz “Girl-Rilla’’ Carmouche (6-0) has replaced an injured Miesha Tate and will face STRIKEFORCE Women’s World Welterweight Champion Marloes Coenen on Saturday, March 5, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
FightZone TV To Sponsor Art Of Fighting Expo and Major Event At Florida State Fair
FightZone TV is proud to announce they have joined Art Of Fighting (AOF) MMA Fan Expo and AOF 11 "Fusion" as an Official Sponsor. This historic event will be held during the closing weekend of the 13 day, 107th Florida State Fair in Tampa, FL on Friday and Saturday, February 18th and 19th, 2011. The Fair averages a little over 500,000 attendees for the event and generally around 80,000 Fairgoers go through the turnstiles on the closing weekend.
Lauzon traps Trites in Guillotine 1:54 into opening round, Rebello extends win streak to 11
LINCOLN, RI (Dec. 2, 2010) – Ending a bitter feud that’s lasted a year, Dany “The Upgrade” Lauzon (14-4-0) only needed 1:54 to force rival Damien “The Omen” Trites into tapping out by way of a guillotine, headlining tonight’s “Snow Brawl” professional mixed-martial-arts card at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
MIKE “MAK’’ KYLE REPLACES INJURED VALENTIJN OVEREEM AGAINST ‘BIG FOOT’ SILVA THIS SATURDAY IN ST. LOUIS ON SHOWTIME®
NEW YORK (Nov. 29, 2010) – Streaking STRIKEFORCE star Mike “Mak’’ Kyle (18-7) will replace the injured Valentijn Overeem and take on former heavyweight world champion Antonio “Big Foot’’ Silva (14-2) of Coconut Creek, Fla., by way of Brazil, in one of the featured televised fights on STRIKEFORCE: Henderson vs. Babalu this Saturday, Dec. 4, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
HERSCHEL WALKER INJURED, OFF DEC. 4 STRIKEFORCE CARD IN ST. LOUIS
NEW YORK (Nov. 24, 2010) – Herschel Walker sustained a deep cut under his left eye that required multiple stitches while training Monday at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif., and will not be able to fight on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
“I feel terrible about this,’’ said Walker, who was cut from a knee strike while training with AKA teammate and two-time United States Olympic wrestling team member Daniel Cormier. “I know things like this happen in all sports, but I had trained very hard and was excited to be returning to the cage again. I hope to fight again as soon as the cut heals.’’
HERSCHEL WALKER’S OPPONENT BLASTS CRITICS FOR UNDERESTIMATING HIM BEFORE HIS DEC. 4 FIGHT IN ST. LOUIS ON SHOWTIME®
Scott Carson Rips Into ‘Keyboard Warriors’ And Vows ‘To Shut Them Up’
NEW YORK (Nov. 8, 2010) – STRIKEFORCE formally announced that legendary football superstar and unbeaten MMA fighter, Herschel Walker (1-0), of Wrightsville, Ga., will be opposed by Scott Carson (4-1), of Lake Forest, Calif., in a featured heavyweight matchup on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
HARD-HITTING JAN FINNEY TO FIGHT UNBEATEN LIZ CARMOUCHE, CAROS FODOR TO MEET DEREK “THE PRETZEL’’ GETZEL ON STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS NOV. 19 IN JACKSON, MISS., LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
NEW YORK (Nov. 1, 2010) – Two fights have been added to an exciting STRIKEFORCE Challengers event Friday, Nov. 19, at Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Miss., live on SHOWTIME® at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
STRIKEFORCE formally announced today that power-punching Jan “Cuddles’’ Finney (8-8) of Springfield, Ohio, will be opposed by unbeaten Liz “Girl-Rilla’’ Carmouche (4-0) of San Diego, Calif., in a key women’s match at 135 pounds (welterweight) and Caros “The Future” Fodor (6-2) of Seattle, Wash., will throw down with Derek “The Pretzel’’ Getzel (2-1) of Andover, Minn., at lightweight (155 pounds).
RYAN COUTURE OUT OF STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS NOV. 19 IN JACKSON, MISS., LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
NEW YORK (Nov. 1, 2010) – Unbeaten Ryan Couture (1-0) has been forced to withdraw from the STRIKEFORCE Challengers event Friday, Nov. 19, at Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Miss., due to a staph infection, STRIKEFORCE announced today.
The son of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) legend, Randy Couture, is expected to be sidelined for three to four weeks.
HERSCHEL WALKER TO APPEAR ON ESPN FIRST TAKE, THE HERD & SPORTSCENTER THIS WEDNESDAY
WHO: Football Legend turned Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Herschel Walker
WHAT: Live Interviews on ESPN First Take, The Herd with Colin Cowherd & SportsCenter
Walker will discuss his upcoming, second professional STRIKEFORCE MMA bout at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) on Saturday, Dec. 4.
NICK DIAZ RETAINS STRIKEFORCE BELT AND EVENS SCORE IN INSTANT MMA CLASSIC WIN OVER KJ NOONS
CATCH EXCITING REPLAY ON TUESDAY ON SHO 2 AT 10 P.M. MARLOES COENEN UPSETS DEFENDING CHAMP KAUFMAN TO TAKE STRIKEFORCE WOMEN’S WELTERWEIGHT TITLE; JOSH THOMSON, TYRON WOODLEY SCORE BIG VICTORIES
Saturday, Oct. 9, Live on SHOWTIME® From HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif.;
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2010) – A grudge rematch lived up to its hype and more Saturday when Nick Diaz (22-7, 1 NC) of Stockton, Calif., won his eighth consecutive fight and retained his STRIKEFORCE welterweight championship with an exciting, crowd-pleasing five-round decision over KJ Noons (9-2) of San Diego, Calif. in a 25-minute slugfest at HP Pavilion on SHOWTIME® that SHOWTIME announcer Mauro Ranallo called “one of the most exciting stand-up contests in MMA history.’’
SARAH KAUFMAN & MARLOES COENEN, JOSH THOMSON & JZ CAVALCANTE
Media Conference Call Highlights
Participants: STRIKEFORCE Women’s World Welterweight Champion Sarah Kaufman
Dutch Superstar and No. 1 135-Pound Contender Marloes Coenen
Former STRIKEFORCE World Lightweight Belt-Holder Josh Thomson
World-Ranked 155-Pound Fighter Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante
STRIKEFORCE CEO Scott Coker
Bispings After Party, Chuck tour, London Opens, 10K Arm Clash...
The Counts After UFC 120 party
Straight after UFCs 120 London show on October 16th make sure you head for the American Bar & Grill set inside the 02 for Michael Bispings after party.
The party is set to follow the fireworks as Michael headlines UFC 120 event and is in association with NUTS Magazine so the ladies will be in force. Tickets are £20 each and can be secured at the Experience page on www.fightersinc.net
Randy Couture - Next Las Vegas Mayor? - Exclusive MMA 30 Interview on FightZone TV
In a city like Las Vegas where celebrity sightings are as common as taxis on the Strip, it's not unusual to see Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) personalities receiving the same recognition and adulation usually reserved for rock legends, TV and Hollywood stars.
But for members of the MMA Community to be included by "Las Vegas Weekly" in their recent Top 50 list of "Personalities who define Las Vegas" -- this is a sign of how the fastest growing sport in the world has become such a prominent part of the Mainstream culture.
UNDEFEATED;KAUFMAN DEFENDS TITLE WITH DEVESTATING BODY SLAM KNOCKOUT OF MODAFFERI FRIDAY ON STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS
Don’t Miss The Thrilling Replay On Tuesday, July 27 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on SHO 2
EVERETT, WASH. — Fast-rising heavyweight prospect Shane Del Rosario kept his perfect record in tact with a first round knockout over Lolohea Mahe in the main event of Friday’ STRIKEFORCE Challengers MMA event on SHOWTIME® from the Comcast Arena at Everett in Everett, Wash.
In the co-main event, undefeated Sarah Kaufman defended her STRIKEFORCE Women’s Welterweight World Championship with a thrilling third round knockout of challenger Roxanne Modafferi.
BRAZIL’S FABRICIO WERDUM SHOCKS MMA WORLD BY SUBMITTING FEDOR EMELIANENKO IN ONE MINUTE TO CAP A SPECTACULAR NIGHT OF EXCITING FIGHTS
CRIS CYBORG RETAINS STRIKEFORCE FEMALE TITLE, CUNG LE EXACTS REVENGE AGAINST SCOTT SMITH, JOSH THOMSON OUTLASTS PAT HEALY
BEFORE 12,649 FANS AT HP PAVILION ON SHOWTIME® _________________
Catch Replay On Monday, June 28, 2010, At 10 P.M. ET/PT On SHOWTIME 2
SAN JOSE, Calif. – On a historic night of Mixed Martial arts presented by STRIKEFORCE and M-1 GLOBAL and televised on SHOWTIME®, two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum (14-4) registered the most spectacular upset in MMA history with a 1:09, first-round submission (triangle choke) over the world’s No. 1 heavyweight and pound-for-pound fighter, Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko (31-2) before 12,649 Saturday at HP Pavilion.
Fedor, a six-footer, had Werdum in trouble in the opening moments after dropping him with a right uppercut that was followed with several more punches. But from his back, Werdum, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and member of Brazil’s vaunted Chute Boxe fight squad, got Fedor into a combination triangle- and arm-choke. Within seconds, the fight was over. The famed Fedor had tapped out.
Bas Rutten ties for second in "Greatest Dutch Sportsman" Media Voting
NEW YORK, June 16, 2010 -- MMA legend Bas Rutten finished tied for second for the "Greatest Dutch Sportsman" award in media balloting conducted by New York's historic Grand Central Oyster Bar.
Baseball's Bert Blyleven received the most votes, while Rutten and baseball's Jim Kaat were tied for second.
Next Weekend on GFL
Program Lineup Through Friday June 18
Date Sport Event Price
Fri Jun 11 20:00PM ET MMA Ring of Combat XXX $9.99 More info
Fri Jun 11 20:00PM ET MMA UFA 1 - The Clash At The Colosseum $9.99 More info
Sat Jun 12 21:00PM ET MMA Asylum Fight League - XXIX $FREE! More info
Sat Jun 12 21:00PM ET Boxing Pandemonium I $9.99 More info
Wed Jun 16 20:00PM ET MMA Ringside MMA 6 - Rage $FREE! More info
SHOWTIME® REAIRING FEDOR VS. ROGERS TONIGHT AND ON DEMAND AT Sports.SHO.com
Action-Packed Fight From Nov. 2009 Will Air Multiple Times On The Network; And In Its Entirety Online Anytime
On Saturday, June 26, live on SHOWTIME, Fedor will face two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion and top-ranked star Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum (13-4) in a STRIKEFORCE and M-1 GLOBAL co-promoted event from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
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MATT LINDLAND, KEVIN CASEY, NATE COY AND TYRON WOODLEY AND ALL OTHER STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS FIGHTERS TO STEP ON THE SCALES
Thursday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m. PT at The Game at the Rose Quarter
WHERE: The Game (located across the commons from the south entrance of the Rose Garden)
1 North Center Court Street
Portland, OR 93711
FORMER WWE SUPERSTAR BOBBY LASHLEY TO FACE FELLOW UNBEATEN RON SPARKS
AT NOKIA THEATRE L.A. LIVE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16
Marius Zaromskis to Battle Evangelista Cyborg in 170-Pound Featured Matchup
LOS ANGELES (May 15, 2010) – Former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley (5-0) will square off with fellow undefeated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) heavyweight Ron “The Monster” Sparks (5-0) when STRIKEFORCE hits Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, June 16. DREAM welterweight champion Marius “The Whitemare” Zaromskis (13-4) will face Evangelista Cyborg (17-13) in a featured welterweight (170 pounds) contest.
Florida Judge Grants Emergency Injunction
Favoring Don King Productions Over MMA Promoter
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Broward County Circuit Court Judge Marc C. Gold heard eight hours of testimony over two days in his Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., courtroom before granting an emergency injunction in favor of Don King Productions and against a Mixed Martial Arts promoter that had planned to present an MMA event this evening in Fayetteville, N.C., headlined by former three-time world champion Ricardo Mayorga.
UFC 111 Results GSP vs. Hardy
The UFC 111 results of the GSP vs. Dan Hardy fight have been announced with St-Pierre winning the lopsided contest. The UFC 111 championship fight between Dan Hardy and Georges St-Pierre was found mostly on the ground with Hardy surviving two submission attempts to continue to the end of the five rounds.
UFC 111 had the main event as the welterweight title on the line as GSP fought Dan Hardy. Hardy is a striker coming off wins against Mike Swick and Marcus Davis recently.
M-1 Selection Americas Fight Card Announced
April 3, 2010 at Bally’s Atlantic City
AMSTERDAM, Holland (March 24, 2010) – "M-1 Selection” is changing the sport of professional Mixed Martial Arts by giving new and upcoming fighters an opportunity to gain global recognition by competing in M-1 events held all over the world.
Shine International PINS DOWN STRIKEFORCE INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION DEAL
Will Distribute more than 70 hours of mixed martial arts programming
LOS ANGELES, October 5, 2009 – Shine International has signed a global distribution deal with STRIKEFORCE, one of the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions, to sell its entire library of television programming, including more than 70 hours of content, to international markets.
FOOTBALL LEGEND HERSCHEL WALKER SIGNS WITH STRIKEFORCE MMA
NEW YORK (September 21, 2009)–-Former NFL and NCAA football superstar Herschel Walker will enter a new chapter in his career as a professional athlete when he makes his debut as a heavyweight in the world’s fastest growing sport – mixed martial arts (MMA) - as part of a multi-fight contract he has signed with world championship promotion STRIKEFORCE.