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Johnson, Pinell Headline Battle at the Boat 109

Johnson, Pinell Headline Battle at the Boat 109 Johnson, Pinell Headline Battle at the Boat 109 10-round middleweight bout highlights card at Emerald Queen Casino FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 18, 2017 TACOMA, Wash. – Brian Halquist Productions begins its 2017 combative sports schedule with the 109th edition of the Battle at the Boat boxing series on Friday at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. The nation’s longest running tribal casino boxing series, Battle at the Boat kicks off its 20th year with a 10-round middleweight main event between Dashon Johnson and Ricardo Pinell. Tickets are available through the EQC box office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Preliminary bouts will have a special start time of 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Battle at the Boat 109 will feature the all new VIP experience with 3rd Row Seats being discounted to $75 per ticket. All...

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ALLIANCE MMA ACQUIRES FIGHT TIME PROMOTIONS

ALLIANCE MMA ACQUIRES FIGHT TIME PROMOTIONS ALLIANCE MMA ACQUIRES FIGHT TIME PROMOTIONS Leading Florida Promotion Will Be the Eighth Regional Promotion Under the Alliance Banner NEW YORK, NY – January 18, 2017 – Alliance MMA, Inc. (“Alliance MMA” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: AMMA), a mixed martial arts (MMA) organization that promotes live professional MMA events in numerous major markets across the country, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the premier MMA promotion in Florida, Fight Time Promotions. The organization, which was founded by Karla Guadamuz-Davis and her husband, the late Olympic Gold Medalist Howard Davis Jr., will be the eighth regional MMA promotion operating under the Company’s umbrella. “We at Alliance MMA are passionate about continuing our expansion across the country, and this latest acquisition is a meaningful step towards our stated objective of creating a strong...

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Bellator 170 Digital Content Recap – Behind-The-Scenes Footage Before Saturday’s Main Event Showdown!

Bellator 170 Digital Content Recap – Behind-The-Scenes Footage Before Saturday’s Main Event Showdown! TAKE AN INSIDE LOOK AT BELLATOR 170’S MAIN EVENT FIGHTERS WITH NEW, EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL CONTENT HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (Jan. 17, 2017) – With Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen only a few days away, Bellator’s digital team has once again developed a series of exclusive new content in preparation of Saturday’s showdown at The Forum. Join us as we explore behind-the-scenes footage of some of the greatest athletes in MMA and their training regimens. For a deeper look inside these competitors’ journey to the big stage, look no further than Bellator’s fantastic YouTube page. In Focus w/ Chael Sonnen Join us as we spend a day in the life of Chael Sonnen in his home town of West Linn, Oregon. We dive deep into the history of Sonnen’s legacy and the highly anticipated rematch...

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Tim Kennedy announces his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts

Tim Kennedy announces his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts Sitting in the ER at Saint Michael’s hospital in Toronto, Canada after my fight, I looked up at my buddy Nick Palmisciano who had ridden in the ambulance with me. He is a friend I didn’t deserve and guy that stood with me from the beginning. Fighting is a lonely thing. You train with your team. You bleed with them. You trust your coaches but ultimately you are in the cage alone. This wasn’t our first time in this situation and thankful I had someone by my side. We had been here a few times in our past decade together. Sometimes for wins and sometimes for losses. The end result always looked the same: Nick carrying five bags that should have been split among three corners and me and my face are bleeding and swollen. “That’s...

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STAPLETON RETURNS FOR CAGE WARRIORS IN LONDON

STAPLETON RETURNS FOR CAGE WARRIORS IN LONDON STAPLETON RETURNS FOR CAGE WARRIORS IN LONDON FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Jan 17th, 2017 Four bouts added to CW80 with one month to go until Cage Warriors’ first show at their new London home at the Indigo at The O2 CAGE WARRIORS returns to the capital with a new home and a new signing ready to make an impact in a new, exciting year for MMA. The promotion is delighted to announce Bellator vet Martin ‘.50 Cal’ Stapleton has signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion this week and will be thrown straight into the fray as the latest addition to a growing fight card that looks set to rock the capital on February 18. Stapleton (18-4) takes on former Bellator MMA fighter Anthony Dizy in a 150-pound catchweight contest in Cage Warriors’ inaugural event at Indigo at The...

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LFA heads to The Rockies with LFA 5 – Edwards vs. Townsend on Friday, February 24th

LFA heads to The Rockies with LFA 5 – Edwards vs. Townsend on Friday, February 24th LFA HEADS TO THE ROCKIES IN FEBRUARY WITH LFA 5 – EDWARDS vs. TOWNSEND MAIN EVENT: MARCUS “BAD INTENTIONS” EDWARDS vs. ADAM “PRIME TIME” TOWNSEND LIGHTWEIGHT WAR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24th LIVE on AXS TV 1STBANK CENTER in BROOMFIELD, COLORADO Tickets are on sale NOW through AltitudeTickets.com LAS VEGAS, Nevada (Tue, January 17, 2017) — Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the fifth LFA event is headed to Colorado in February. This will be the fifth LFA event after the strategic merger between leading developmental organizations Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) and Legacy Fighting Championship (Legacy FC). The main event of LFA 5 will feature an absolute barn-burner between two of the most revered lightweights in RFA and Legacy FC history. The hometown destroyer Marcus “Bad Intentions”...

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ONE CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS OFF ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM WITH BLOCKBUSTER PRESS CONFERENCE

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS OFF ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM WITH BLOCKBUSTER PRESS CONFERENCE ONE CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS OFF ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM WITH BLOCKBUSTER PRESS CONFERENCE 17 January 2017 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), held a kick-off press conference on 17 January at The Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand to formally announced ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM which is set for the Impact Arena on 11 March 2017. Photos of the ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM Press Conference can be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz-D_xso1M_hU0lsUjdqUHlBbjA. In attendance was Chairman of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong, and President of ONE Championship Thailand, Kamol ‘Sukie’ Sukosol Clapp. ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee of Singapore and challenger Jenny Huang of Chinese Taipei sat at the head table alongside Thailand strawweight contenders Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke and Kritsada “Dream Man” Kongsrichai. Also in attendance was featherweight standout Shannon “One...

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Rumble 90: Three Title Fights, Three Fighters from 2016 “Best of List”

Rumble 90: Three Title Fights, Three Fighters from 2016 “Best of List” FIGHT TALK: eNews from the FCFF Quick Links       • Cascade Tickets Link • The FCFF Homepage • The FCFF’s Facebook         Photo Gallery       Disclaimer All fights are subject to change without notice. Updated Poster Showcases Three Championship Fights  Portland, OR – On Saturday, January 28th fight fans will assemble at the Roseland Theater for Rumble @ The Roseland 90 featuring three Championship fights in the 125, 135, and 155-pound divisions. Fight fans will also get to see three fighters from the FCFF’s “Best of 2016” list.   Tickets are going fast – Submission Underground III (next day – Jan 29th) is nearly sold out. Buy Rumble @ The Roseland 90 tickets (Saturday, January 28th) at Cascade Tickets online, skip the fee and buy in person at Bridge...

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M-1 Challenge lightweight title fight Butenko vs. Yandiev added to M-1 Challenge 74

M-1 Challenge lightweight title fight Butenko vs. Yandiev added to M-1 Challenge 74 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge lightweight title fight Butenko vs. Yandiev added to M-1 Challenge 74 February 18 in St. Petersburg, Russia ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (January 16, 2017) – M-1 Global has announced that M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Alexander “Iron Capture” Botenkpwill take on challenger Abukar Yandiev (8-1-0, M-1: 2-1-0) in the M-1 Challenge 74 co-feature on February 18, in St. Petersburg, Russia. The previously announced main event pits undefeated M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Rashid Yusupov (6-0-0, M-1: 4-0-0), of Russia, defends his title against former titlist Stephan “T-800” Puetz (15-2-0, M-1: 6-1-0), of Germany. M-1 Challenge 74 will be streamed live from St. Petersburg in high definition onwww.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...

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DOJO FIGHTS, official launch!

DOJO FIGHTS, official launch! DOJO FIGHTS, official launch! Dojo Fights Promotions, Peruvian company dedicated to the production and promotion of events of martial arts and contact sports, began operations this 2017, with the completion of its first event this summer south of Lima. Currently, the fastest growing sport in the world is the MMA or mixed martial arts. This phenomenon has been strongly renewed interest in other martial arts like Jiu Jitsu, Submission, Muay Thai, among others. In Peru, they have appeared MMA fighters of international stature as Valentina Shevchenko, Claudio Enrique Puelles and Barzola, currently fighting in the UFC (the largest MMA organization inthe world). On the other hand, we have world champions in other contact sports, and a Peruvian public hungry. It is in this context that Dojo Fights Promotions, as a new and different alternative that not only aims to provide top...

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