Category Archives: California MMA News

Daily Pilot Story Features Fight Club OC Success

Daily Pilot Story Features Fight Club OC Success This Story Appeared In Last Friday’s Daily Pilot Sports Section Dozens of matted, 8×10 color photographs come close to filling an entire wall in the entry way to Roy Englebrecht’s Fountain Valley office. The photos chronicle six years of Fight Club OC, the fight promoter’s hybrid boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) show staged bimonthly in the Hangar at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa: Bloodied boxers trading blows, MMA fighters contorted on the canvas, scantily clad ring-card girls, wide shots from inside the venue that capture a 40-foot wide video screen on the east side of the jam-packed Hangar and pictures of smiling fans, posing for group photos from their private VIP suites. In fact, to label Englebrecht as merely a fight promoter doesn’t do him justice, because this 71-year-old entrepreneur is selling...

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Four Fighters Look To Stay Undefeated on Fight Club OC Show

Four Fighters Look To Stay Undefeated on Fight Club OC Show A KNOCKOUT AFFAIR  It will be a night where four top prospects look to build on their undefeated records as the final Fight Club OC show of 2016 takes place on Thursday, December 8th in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center. It will be 11-0 Emmanuel Medina looking to go to 12-0 vs 6-6 Joan Jose Valenzuela. 7-0 Carlos Licona will be in tough vs 2-3 Yezber Romero but is favored to move to 8-0. Mongolian Olympian Tug Nyambayar is 6-0 and will face a tough veteran of 40 bouts inGerman Meraz. And Santa Ana’s 2-0 Mauricio Gomez wants to be 3-0 but has to get thru 2-1 Guadalupe Arroyo from Garden Grove. In MMA action it will be Hawaiian Gardens 5-3 Emilas Jimenez vs Long Beach’s 4-2 Vincent Borquez. And...

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Liam’s Life Update: 24 Hour BJJ Marathon Event on 12/2

Liam’s Life Update: 24 Hour BJJ Marathon Event on 12/2 Thank you for being a part of our Foundation. We want to thank you all for your interest and support for our Foundation. We have been working hard to raise awareness to help prevent drinking and driving and finding the right political/legal path to lower the legal BAC from 0.08 to 0.04, as well as raising awareness for the importance of organ donation. This is the first of many communications you’ll get from us where we keep you updated on what is happening with Liam’s Life and Liam’s Life Challenge Hopefully you’ve seen some people doing the Liam’s Life Challenge on Facebook AND INSTAGRAM. That’s 50 kicks on each side for 7 Days with the hashtag #RememberLiam AND #LIAMSCHALLENGE. If you’ve done it – amazing! We appreciate every kick! And if you haven’t yet been nominated, remember...

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‘Bellator 165: Chandler vs. Henderson’ Weigh-in Results & Photos

‘Bellator 165: Chandler vs. Henderson’ Weigh-in Results & Photos STAGE IS SET FOR LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE MAIN EVENT AT ‘BELLATOR 165’ TOMORROW NIGHT LIVE ON SPIKE Complete Weigh-In Photos Here / Weigh-In Video Here SAN JOSE, CALIF. (Nov. 18, 2016) –The official weigh-ins for “Bellator 165:Chandler vs. Henderson” took place this evening in front of a crowd inside of the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The competitors are now ready for action tomorrow at the SAP Center, with the event airing LIVE and FREE on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. The main card is highlighted by a lightweight world title fight pitting current division champion Michael Chandler (15-3) against Benson Henderson(24-6), while undefeated superstar Michael “Venom” Page (11-0) faces off with Fernando Gonzalez (25-13) in a welterweight co-main clash. In addition, a light heavyweight bout pitting Linton Vassell (16-5) against Francis Carmont (25-11) and...

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Mega Show Set For Final 2016 Fight Club OC

Mega Show Set For Final 2016 Fight Club OC Fight Club OC Delivers Early Gifts On Dec 8th! The first holiday gift of 2016 will come early this December, as Fight Club OC has eight mega bouts set for its Thursday, December 8th show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Saying it is a Mega Show is really an understatement as fans will see five rated fighters on the eight-bout show headlined by such stars as 21-2 Cuban heavyweight Mike Perez, 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina, 7-0 flyweight sensation Carlos “Mexicanito” Licona, 11-0 Emmanuel Medina, and 6-0 Mongolian star Tug Nyambayar. This is a 66-7 win loss record for the fighters on the show! And they will be in tough as Perez will face surging Avery Gibsonwho has won his last four bouts; 11-3 Limberth Ponce will face...

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PRO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS SERIES ANNOUNCES BAKERSFIELD FIGHT CLUB TO LAUNCH IN JANUARY 2017

PRO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS SERIES ANNOUNCES BAKERSFIELD FIGHT CLUB TO LAUNCH IN JANUARY 2017 PRO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS SERIES ANNOUNCES BAKERSFIELD FIGHT CLUB TO LAUNCH IN JANUARY 2017 (Bakersfield, CA) – The last fight series in Bakersfield was 17 years ago at Centennial Garden Arena and called Fight Night at The Garden. Fast forward to today as former Bakersfield Jam owner, Stan Ellis, announced the first Mixed Martial Arts series ever in Bakersfield with the launch of Bakersfield Fight Club. “After selling the Jam I wanted to find another exciting event to bring to the Dignity Health Event Center as so many of my Jam sponsors and season seat holders keep asking for more quality entertainment,” said Ellis, who sold his NBA D-League team to the Phoenix Suns earlier this year. “With the continued growing popularity of MMA (mixed martial arts), I felt that with...

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Alliance MMA To Launch Southern California Promotion

Alliance MMA To Launch Southern California Promotion ALLIANCE MMA TO LAUNCH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PROMOTION MMA Veteran Eric Del Fierro Joins Alliance MMA to Lead the Formation   NEW YORK, NY – October 27, 2016 – Alliance MMA, Inc.(NASDAQ: AMMA), a mixed martial arts organization offering premier promotional opportunities for aspiring mixed martial arts fighters, today announced their plan to launch a regional MMA promotion in Southern California by partnering with Eric Del Fierro, who will spearhead the formation of the promotion.   Alliance MMA, who earlier this month announced the successful completion of their IPO and listing on NASDAQ, intends to acquire regional promotions around the country and become the leading feeder organization that will identify and develop the next generation of fighters and champions for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Bellator MMA, ONE Championship and other prestigious MMA promotions. The company plans ultimately to promote...

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Sunday Night Fights Live with David Denkin

Sunday Night Fights Live with David Denkin #SNFL 102 with David Denkin Today on #SNFL we sit down Referee David Denkin. David has been our go to guy for a lot of question based around MMA, Boxing regulations. Plus we breakdown the week’s action. Join us Sunday at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. #SupportLocalMMA Please check out our great sponsors OC Fight Docs.com Intimidation Clothing / UR FIGHT Caliber Media Scrap Soldier Clothing Takedown Grapplewear MMAROADHOG Racing MMAmadhouse...

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559 Fights brings 50th event to Visalia

559 Fights brings 50th event to Visalia 559 Fights brings 50th event to Visalia VISALIA, Calif. – When 559 Fights first opened it’s cage doors to amateur mixed martial artist in 2012 the vision was simple – grow and develop local talent. On Friday, September 2 at the Visalia Convention Center the locally-grown and operated MMA promotion will host it’s 50th event. “When Joey (Perez), Mots (Jon Motsenbocker) and I sat down and started the idea of 559 Fights, we knew that this day would come,” said 559 Fights president Jeremy Luchau. “Our goal from the beginning was not to have the biggest, brightest, fanciest, but rather to be the most consistent and give more opportunities for young, local amateurs to compete.” Since 2012 559 Fights has hosted the California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization State Championships, Northern California Regional Championships twice and had hundreds...

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Best of Both Worlds 2 Results and Free Stream Link

Best of Both Worlds 2 Results and Free Stream Link  UPC: Facebook | Twitter | Official Site FREE STREAM [HERE] Best of Both Worlds 2 Results  MMA CAMO 205 Title – Angel Ramirez vs. Roland Dunlap – Dunlap def Ramirez via RNC RD2 @2:11 CAMO 145 Title – Josh Wang-Kim vs. Joe Viola – Wang-Kim def Viola via TKO RD3 @2:50   CAMO 155 Title – Joseph Williams vs. Malik Abdulmumin – Williams def Abdulmumin via KO RD1 @2:59 CAMO 135 Title – John Wang-Kim vs. Trevor Wells – Kim def Wells via Armbar RD1 @1:1:3 CAMO 170 Title – Hunter Spike Carlyle vs. Marcus Walston – Carlyle def Walston via RNC RD3 @2:31 Christian Leon vs. Baron LLyod 150 lbs – Leon def LLoyd via TKO RD3 @0:38 Devin Goodale vs. Joel Lott 185 lbs – Goodale def Lott via KO RD1 @1:20 Frank Fay vs. Rafael Guzman 135 lbs –...

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