Category Archives: Pennsylvania MMA News

CFFC Champion Moves Up a Weight Class for CFFC 60!

CFFC Champion Moves Up a Weight Class for CFFC 60! CFFC Champion Moves Up a Weight Class for CFFC 60! We’ve all heard the old played out saying, “fighters fight.” It gets tossed around on social media, forums, and conversation between matchmakers and managers. It is often said, but it is rarely done. This is one of the rarities. Fresh off his devastating first round knockout of Anthony Morrison to win the Cage Fury Fighting Championships’ (CFFC) featherweight title on July 9, 2016, Jared “Flash” Gordon, wants to go back to work less than a month later at CFFC 60 on August 6, 2016 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. “I was expecting a real war with Morrison,” said the Astoria, Queens native. “He’s a real veteran of the game. I saw the high kick was there and I just went...

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Xtreme Caged Combat 25!

Xtreme Caged Combat 25! Xtreme Caged Combat is Pennsylvania’s longest running MMA promotion! www.xtremecagedcombat.com   Xtreme Caged Combat 25 is in 3 weeks! Undoubtedly XCC 24 was a crowd pleaser with a packed house at the Sands Casino Bethlehem in April and our upcoming event August 12th will not disappoint as well!  We are excited to have Bellator Veteran featherweight professional fighter Alexandre Bezerra return after his win against Frank Caraballo at XCC 24.  Bezerra currently 18-4 and most definitely one of the top fighters of his weight class on the East Coast is a tough match up, however Texas fighter Dimitre Ivy stepped up to make this main event fight happen on August 12th! In addition to the stellar main event for XCC 25 just a few of the other matches lined up include: Pro fighter Justin “The Irish Carbomb” Lesko steps back in the cage for his...

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King of the Cage Returns to The Meadows Casino Resort on May 21 for “BLOOD ENEMIES”

 King of the Cage Returns to The Meadows Casino Resort on May 21 for “BLOOD ENEMIES”   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE King of the Cage Returns to The Meadows Casino Resort on May 21 for “BLOOD ENEMIES” RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (March 31, 2016) – King of the Cage, the leader in casino mixed martial arts entertainment, returns to The Meadows Casino in Washington, Pennsylvania with another world-class mega-event headlined by a Bantamweight (145 pounds) showdown featuring one of Pittsburgh home grown MMA superstars Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico who is making his KOTC debut in his hometown and some of the sport’s most ferocious competitors on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The main event in the 145 lb. Bantamweight Division, will feature Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (9-1) from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Mark Cherico’s Martial Arts & Fitness Academy). Cherico was also undefeated (9-0) in his amateur career....

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XCC Fighter Of The Week: Alex Myers

XCC Fighter Of The Week: Alex Myers For information on upcoming XCC events & to purchase tickets visit our website at www.xtremecagedcombat.com   XCC Fighter Of The Week: Alex Myers This weeks XCC fighter of the week is heavyweight amateur Alex Myers who made his debut with us almost three years ago.  A current purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Paperstreet BJJ under Jason Frawley, Alex’s training partners include Adam Soley, Matt Tennet, Kyle Myers as well as XCC Middleweight champ Lex Ludlow. We talked with XCC Veteran Alex Myers so the fans can get to know this mixed martial artist and his life a little better. XCC: Why and when did you get interested in becoming a fighter? Alex: I’ve always been an MMA fan, but what got me into actually stepping up and fighting was I had just dropped out of college and was...

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XCC Fighter Of The Week: Ali Armz

XCC Fighter Of The Week: Ali Armz For information on upcoming XCC events & to purchase tickets visit our website at www.xtremecagedcombat.com   XCC Fighter Of The Week: Ali Armz It is undeniable that this weeks XCC fighter of the week comes from a strong team with UFC Veteran Carmelo Marrero and NJ Gracie owner David Adiv as trainers as well as Kris Gratalo, Ronnie Lavigne, LJ Reboli and recent UFC debuter Mickey Gall as training partners.  Having made his amateur debut in 2012, Ali is not new to the fight game and during his time away from the cage has been a constant presence for his team as well as improving himself as a mixed martial artist. Like many of our fighters Ali juggles a busy schedule as a father of three, soon to be a husband and business owner though still makes time to pursue his...

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XCC Fighter Of The Week: Jim Rendeiro

XCC Fighter Of The Week: Jim Rendeiro XCC Fighter Of The Week: Jim Rendeiro Hailing from Renzo Gracie Philadelphia, the recently promoted brown belt Jim Rendeiro is the XCC fighter of the week.  Starting his fight career in 2012 on of Jim’s only losses was to currently undefeated UFC fighter and prior XCC title holder Randy Brown.  Jim is fortunate to be the muay thai instructor at Renzo Gracie Philly enabling him to be in a combat sports environment full time. The current 4-2 amateur is making his long awaited return to the cage February 19th for the XCC amateur middleweight title belt versus Lex Ludlow. With XCC 23 quickly approaching we talked with Jim briefly regarding his life and career as a mixed martial artist. XCC: How long did you serve in the United States Marines and what was your job? Jim: I served in the Marine Corps Infantry as...

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XCC Fighter Of The Week: Ronnie Lavigne

XCC Fighter Of The Week: Ronnie Lavigne For information on upcoming XCC events & to purchase tickets visit our website at www.xtremevagedcombat.com   XCC Fighter Of The Week: Ronnie Lavigne Recent high school graduate Ronnie Lavigne is one of the youngest current XCC fighters however his level of talent makes him a fighter with a promising career in MMA.  Currently an 0-1 amateur fighter Ronnie made his debut at XCC 21 against any equally talented fighter Trent Stump.   Ronnie trains full time with a talented team with UFC Vet Carmelo Marrero as his head trainer along with teammates Kris Gratalo, Byron McIntosh (Ali), LJ Reboli, Rich Patishnock, Derek Wisser and Mickey Gall. Ronnie took time out of his busy training schedule at ATT & Gracie New Jersey to answer a few questions for his fans to get to know this rising star better. XCC: What inspired...

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XCC Returns February 19th!

XCC Returns February 19th! XCC Returns February 19th! We ended the 2015 season with a bang and are looking to make our first event of 2016 even bigger!  A stacked fight card featuring a full night amateur and professional fighters will be delivered to our fans February 19th at the National Guard Armory in Phialdelphia for XCC 23.  Philadelphia fighter Malon Griffin will be defending his lightweight title against Will Dill.   Top prospect middleweight fighter Kris Gratalo returns for his second pro fight and faces off against Dan Stevenson.  Coming back from her win at XCC 22 Dante Rivera BJJ’s Amanda Kramny returns as well February 19th.   Our second amatuer title fight for XCC is another crowd pleaser with Lex Ludlow vs Jim Rendiero.  Fans will also be excited to watch professionals Tim Dooling of Dante Rivera BJJ vs Revolution Academy’s Justin Lesko compete. ...

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PINNACLE FC: Dominic Mazzotta and Mark Cherico Headline Pinnacle FC 11 August 29th

PINNACLE FC: Dominic Mazzotta and Mark Cherico Headline Pinnacle FC 11 August 29th Follow Pinnacle Fighting Championships on Twitter PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Just over three weeks out from Pinnacle Fighting Championships’ return to the Iceoplex in the Pittsburgh suburbs, the organization announced the two headlining title bouts for the event. First up, Pinnacle FC featherweight champion Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (8-1 / fighting out of Pittsburgh, PA) will look to defend his championship for the second consecutive time when he welcomes Solon Staley (6-2 / fighting out of Columbia, SC) to the Pinnacle FC cage for the first time. Cherico got back on the winning track at Pinnacle FC 10 in May, when he produced a dominant second round finish of the previously undefeated Darby Halferty. The performance was very Cherico-like, as he used his wrestling and offensive submission game to repeatedly put Halferty in bad spots before eventually picking up the...

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GOTC MMA 15 Results and Stream Link

GOTC MMA 15 Results and Stream Link GOTC MMA 15 in Williamsport, PA. Watch it stream LIVE and for FREE  http://www.globalcombatnetwork.com/2015/01/24/gotc-mma-15-free-stream-1-24-15/ Previews starting at 7pm, with the fights starting at 7:30pm EST Follow GOTC MMA on [FACEBOOK] & [TWITTER] ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– FIGHT CARD – subject to change Rex Harris  vs.  Rocky Edwards – Harris def Edwards via Unanimous Decision Justin Steave  vs.  Nate Landwehr – Landwehr def Steave via Unanimous Decision  Brett Shoenfelt  vs.  Andrew Osborne – Shoenfelt def Osborne Via Split Decision 29-28(x3), 28-29  AMMY Tyler Feist  vs.  Ramon Willis  Willis def Feist via Unanimous Decision  Roger Anderson  vs.  Andy Claar – Clarr def Anderson via Triangle RD1 Joe Gains vs.  Damon Thiel – Thiel def Gains via Unanimous Decision  Mark Stetts  vs.  Aaron Finch – Finch def Stetts via RNC RD1  M. Britton III  vs.  Ryan Thorne – Britton def Thorne via Unanimous Decision 29-28 (x2), 28-29...

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