Category Archives: Island Fights

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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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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Chris “B3” Barnett Victorious in A First Round Finish at Island Fights 30

Chris Barnett secured another early finish this past weekend at Island Fights 30 by knocking out Jon Hill in the 1st round securing the Island Fights Super-Heavyweight title. Barnett has been on quite the run lately as he is on a four fight win streak, with all wins coming by way of KO/TKO. This is quite the turnaround from just a short time ago when he missed out on a number of fights for different reasons. Barnett has long been considered one of the most talented young fighters across the regional scene. The only loss to date in his career came from a Majority Decision against Eric Prindle at Martial Combat 12 in 2010. Aside from that fight, Barnett has knocked out just about everyone he has faced. The cancellation of many bouts put a bit of a mark on the young career of Barnett, but...

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This Week in Florida MMA

This week Florida MMA has three of its heavy hitters putting on top notch MMA events! Fight fans all the way from Pensacola, to St. Augustine, to Tampa will be covered with nonstop action! There are also a couple Jiu Jitsu/Grappling tournaments taking place for the all around combat sports enthusiast.   Art of Grappling USA (kids 4-17) at the Doubletree Westshore Hotel in Tampa, FL on 6/28 at 10:00 a.m. EST. Website: http://artofgrapplingusa.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artofgrapplingusa Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/597673553650719/?ref=25   Newbreed Ultimate Challenge at the Coral Springs Gymnasium in Coral Springs, FL on 6/28 at 8:00 a.m. EST. Website: http://www.newbreedgear.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newbreedUC?fref=ts Event Page: http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=events.detail&eid=78D80C64-5732-4E51-966D-9EB25FDEDE56 Island Fights 29: Merrit vs. Law at the Hilton Hotel in Pensacola Beach, FL on 6/28 at 7:00 p.m. EST. Website: http://islandfights.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FL.IslandFights Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442772745975242/?ref=25 Rumble in the Ancient City “Summer Slam” at Ketterlinus Gym in St. Augustine,...

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BAKER’s FIGHTS OF THE WEEK

Fighter’s On The Rise Bellator 119: The Finals – Casino Rama Ontario Canada-May 9 Andrian Miles 14-6 (Alan Belcher MMA Club) – Winner of his last 7 out of 8 fights, with the only loss via Split Decision to Devin Lopez at Atlas Fights: Battle on Mobile Bay back in April. Miles will step in the cage with Bellator veteran & the heavy handed, with devastating KO power Brian Rogers 10-6 (Factory X Muay Thai), out of Roger’s 10 pro wins 8 of them have been by KO/TKO. Miles could really shine winning this fight.     Island Fights 28 – Pensacola Bay Center-May 9 Chris Barnett 8-1 (Blackzillians) – Currently on a 3 fight win streak will toe the line against Richard White 15-15 (Disorderly Conduct) Barnett will have his hands full stepping into the cage with White who has fought in tons of...

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Island Fights “28” Local Military Fighters Making Professional Debut

On May 9th at the Pensacola Bay Center Island Fights will be featuring two service man currently stationed at NAS Pensacola and Cory Station in two separate bouts. We have Jon Green from Jacksonville, Florida who will be proudly representing the entire United States Marine Corp. Greene said “I am excited to be moving up and making my debut on the professional circuit. He predicts that this fight is going to be an exciting must see fight for the fans in Pensacola.” He is taking on Patrick Abram from Stark, FL. Abram Green started seriously competing in mixed martial arts upon his arrival in Pensacola and being introduced to Island Fights’ Owner, Dean Toole. Green had an excellent amateur career, after his only loss in 2011 he then went on an eight fight win streak, eventually becoming the Island Fights Amateur Welterweight Champion. He has...

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ROY JONES JR’S SQUARE RING PROMOTIONS & ISLAND FIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTS “ISLAND FIGHTS 28”

ROY JONES JR’S SQUARE RING PROMOTIONS & ISLAND FIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTS “ISLAND FIGHTS 28” ALL PRO MMA EVENT SET FOR MAY 9th AT THE PENSACOLA BAY CENTER PENSACOLA, Fla. (April 2, 2014)–  Roy Jones Jr’s Square Ring Promotions and Island Fights is back at the Pensacola Bay Center on May 9th with their biggest fight card to date.   “Dean Toole has put together another stacked fight card that features some of the best talent across the nation”, said Roy Jones, Jr., President of Square Ring Promotions.   Square Ring Promotions has promoted a number of pro MMA events across the U.S. and was the first promoter to promote a nationally televised pay per view hybrid boxing and MMA event. The main event on May 9th is sure to be a war with two colossal heavyweights, Pensacola’s own Dillon “Bad Boy” Cleckler vs Johnathan “The Leg Lock...

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This week’s Florida MMA events

            This week’s Florida MMA events: Island Fights XXV in Pensacola, FL 11/15/2013 at the Pensacola Beach Hilton. Website: http://www.islandfights.com/index.html Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/394194307375138/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming Combat Night 22 “Live Like Bella” on 11/15/2013, an event for child cancer awareness, in Miami, FL at Grand Central. Website: http://www.combatnight.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/167811483413251/ Fighter Soul Promotions: Fear No Battle 2 on 11/16/2013 in Panama City Beach, FL at the Boardwalk Resort. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FighterSoulPromotions AFC MMA Fight Night 4 on 11/16/2013 at the All Sports Arena in Port Richey, FL. Website: http://all-sportsarena.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arenafightingchampionships #SupportLocalMMA #SupportFLMMA...

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ROY JONES JR’S SQUARE RING PROMOTIONS & ISLAND FIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIPS PARTNER UP TO CO-PROMOTE “ISLAND FIGHTS XXIV”

ROY JONES JR’S SQUARE RING PROMOTIONS & ISLAND FIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIPS PARTNER UP TO CO-PROMOTE “ISLAND FIGHTS XXIV” ALL PRO MMA EVENT  SET FOR SEPTEMBER 6TH AT THE PENSACOLA BAY CENTER PENSACOLA, Fla. (August 20, 2013)–Island Fights is set to make its 3 year anniversary on September 6th at the Pensacola Bay Center and it’s doing so with a bang. “We have put together our best fight card to date for this show,” said CEO of Island Fights Championships, Dean Toole. “It’s been a long time coming, and now we have decided to move forward into the professional MMA scene in a big way by partnering up long term with Roy Jones, Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions.  We have already secured our next pro date in Pensacola at the Bay Center on February 8, 2014  and plan to take that show nationwide.” “We’ve been watching what Dean...

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