Category Archives: Florida MMA News

Ben Stark: Fighter, Coach, Traveler

Ben Stark: Fighter, Coach, Traveler Ben Stark is only 34 years old and has already accomplished what takes many martial artists half of their lives. He has competed in MMA, Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai, traveled the world, and is currently  associated with one of the most recognizable teams in combat sports. Stark, a native of Connecticut, moved to Florida in 1994 and began his amateur career in MMA nearly a decade later. By 2006, following three amateur fights, he looked to turn pro but was delayed because of a car accident. “It really put a stop to everything that was progressing at the time,” Stark said. Despite the setback, Stark began his pro career with four straight wins, all submission finishes. That run wouldn’t end until 2007 when he suffered his first career loss. After a three year layoff, Stark would fight once again,...

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ROY JONES JR BACK IN ACTION ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016 “ISLAND FIGHTS 38”

ROY JONES JR BACK IN ACTION ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016  “ISLAND FIGHTS 38” **PRESS RELEASE** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   ROY JONES JR BACK IN ACTION ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016  “ISLAND FIGHTS 38” ALL PRO BOXING/MMA EVENT SET FOR AUGUST 13th AT THE PENSACOLA BAY CENTER PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 21, 2016) —  Roy Jones Jr (63-9) 46 KO’s will be returning to the ring in his hometown of Pensacola on August 13th taking on former cruiserweight champion “Rockin” Rodney Moore (17-11-2) 7 KO’s.   “I’m always excited to be fighting in front of my hometown fans who have shown me so much support during my career and I am looking forward to giving them an action packed fight” said Jones, Jr. McGee Wright, Jones’ long time manager said “He wants to end his career in Pensacola at some point, I’m not saying this is his...

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FFC 24 Press Release: FFC 24 Results

FFC 24 Press Release: FFC 24 Results FFC’s debut best scenario possible: Top KO’s and production   FFC 24 Daytona Beach took place this Friday at 8 PM with six MMA bouts and five kickboxing matches. The MMA part of the program was marked by some epic knock outs and the whole event was broadcasted live on CBS Sports. The MMA part of the evening offered some top fighters, electric bouts and well as a couple of memorable KO’s. Despite the fact that the kickboxing matches definitely did not disappoint the lovers of this spot, the KB part of the show was dominated by the two European fighters who proved that the American kickboxing scene still has to grow. FFC heavyweight champ Mladen Brestovac managed to retain his bet against the US fighter Steven Banks after he KO’d him with a high kick, which is his strongest...

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FFC 24 Daytona Beach weigh-in results: Tensions between Kimball and Van Buren

FFC 24 Daytona Beach weigh-in results: Tensions between Kimball and Van Buren FFC 24 Daytona Beach weigh-in results: Tensions between Kimball and Van Buren   The official weigh-in for FFC 24 took place this Thursday at 5 PM. The event itself will take place this Friday and it will be comprised of six MMA matches as well as five excellent kickboxing bouts.Most of the fighters made the weight with an exception of few fighters who were given an additional hour to make it. There were no significant incidents between the opponents except a minor verbal clash between Jeremy Kimball and Matt Van Buren. The fighters also gave their statements to the media ahead oftomorrow’s matches. The MMA part of the event will be filled with fighters coming from the US and Brazil and it will be headlined by two Brazilians – Thiago Rela and Danillo Villefort who is more than ready...

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Mladen Brestovac on FFC US events: “This is a bold move”

 Mladen Brestovac on FFC US events: “This is a bold move” Mladen Brestovac on FFC US events: “This is a bold move”   Mladen Brestovac, headliner of the kickboxing part of the FFC 24 event and FFC heavyweight champ has a certain opinion about FFC’s debut in the US. He also revealed what he thinks about his opponent this Friday in Daytona Beach.It has been two months now since he fought for the Glory heavyweight title against Rico Verhoeven. I have nothing to say that I did not say before. Rico is in top shape and he did an amazing match. I did my best. Maybe I could have done better, you can always do better and it’s always easy to spot mistakes afterwards. I was also a bit nervous, but as the match went on I was more relaxed as well as tired because he imposed brutal...

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FFC 24 Daytona Beach: Michael Stripling plans on winning in devastating fashion

FFC 24 Daytona Beach: Michael Stripling plans on winning in devastating fashion FFC 24 Daytona Beach: Michael Stripling plans on winning in devastating fashion View this email in your browser FFC 24 Daytona Beach is just around the corner coming up this veryFriday at Ocean Center with six MMA matches as well as five kickboxing bouts. One of the interesting FFC debutants that is to step into the ring this Friday is Mike Stripling who is to fight in front of his hometown audience. This 30 year old kickboxer with professional score of three wins and two losses is to face dangerous John Morehouse, but promises to defeat his opponent who also comes from the US. Mike Stripling was raised in Pennsylvania but moved to Daytona Beach to get closer to his family and where he also got into kickboxing and Muay Thai. ‘I walked...

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Do not blink! Desmond Green promises early stoppage

Do not blink! Desmond Green promises early stoppage Do not blink! Desmond Green promises early stoppage   For its US debut Final Fight Championship reinforced its roster with talented 26 year old Desmond Green. This American fighter got into the combat sports world via wrestling and built his reputation fighting with some of the world’s biggest names. This time he will fight Desmond Hill. Desmond Green, nicknamed ‘The Predator’, has a score of 16 wins and five losses. He is most known for being a Bellator tournament finalist in lightweight division where he fought Daniel Weichel, one of the best fighters in this category who later became the contender. Despite the fact that the German fighter won in this match, Green defeated some other well-known fighters such as former UFC fighter Steven Siler, Miguel Torres and Henry Martinez, but he also defeated UFC fighter Rob...

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Fight Week is Here

 Fight Week is Here **Fight Week is Here**     Orlando, FL – May 10, 2016 Its fight week! Battleground one of Florida’s newest premier MMA promotions hits Kissimmee on this Saturday May 14, 2016 at the Silvers Spurs Arena.   Battleground Live will feature 8+ brutal bouts with exciting, hard-hitting action.  The Main Event will feature the battle of the undefeated Orlando’s Mike Perry (6-0) v. Tampa’s Dave Mundell (5-0).  This grudge match has been 3 years in the making since their amateur days when Perry knocked out.  It’s the I-4 Battle fans have been waiting to see. One men will lose his 0.   In the Co-Main Event Orlando’s own Julien Williams returns to action against the Blackzillian’s Alex Rojas.  Williams has been voted by Orlando Weekly as one of Orlando’s top 3 most popular professional athletes in Orlando the last two years and his fans...

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United Fight Alliance Presents House of Fame MMA 5: Resurrection Day

United Fight Alliance Presents House of Fame MMA 5: Resurrection Day United Fight Alliance is Proud to Present House of Fame MMA 5: Resurrection Day Hallandale Beach, FL (May 2, 2016) –  (“HOF”) MMA 5: Resurrection Day will be the premier event in south Florida this Saturday night, May 7th at the Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach, FL.  (“UFA”) is thrilled to bring this exciting matchup with the main card featuring a battle between American Top Team and the Blackzillians.   UFA’s Jordan Jay Adams will be ringside bringing you all the action alongside fellow co-commentators UFC Light Heavy WeightAnthony “Rumble” Johnson, UFC Strawweight Star Jessica “JAG” Aguilar, UFC Featherweight Charles “Boston Strong” Rosaand UFC Middleweight Hector “Showeather” Lombard.   “United Fight Alliance is proud to be partnering with House of Fame again in another great event. I always look forward to their events because of their great cards” stated Adams. “This upcoming HOF 5 Resurrection Day will...

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United Fight Alliance Presents AFC 25: Quinones vs. Quarantillo – an Explosive Night of Fights This Friday

United Fight Alliance Presents AFC 25: Quinones vs. Quarantillo – an Explosive Night of Fights This Friday United Fight Alliance Presents AFC 25: Quinones vs. Quarantillo – an Explosive Night of Fights   Ft. Lauderdale, FL (March 30, 2016) – United Fight Alliance is excited to bring you AFC 25: Quinones vs. Quarantillo on Friday April 1st at 7pm at the Broward College Omni Auditorium in Coconut Creek, Florida.Absolute Fighting Championship’s (AFC) Main Event features two hot prospects, Billy Quarantillo from season 22 of TUF versus local favorite Michel Quinones.   Emmy Award winning Jordan Jay Adams of United Fight Alliance will be commentating the event alongside Rizin Fighting Federation Heavyweight Champion and Bellator star Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal.   “AFC never fails to thrill its audiences” said Adams. “They have such a large and diverse fighter pool to select from in southern Florida and the rest of the state – they always have impressive cards. The...

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