Category Archives: Pinnacle Fighting Championship

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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Pinnacle FC 9 set for November 26 with Cherico vs. Kelleher, airs via iPPV on GFL.tv

Pinnacle FC 9 set for November 26 with Cherico vs. Kelleher, airs via iPPV on GFL.tv PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Pinnacle Fighting Championships will return for its ninth installment and second annual Thanksgiving Eve event, as Pinnacle FC 9: Pittsburgh Challenge Series goes down on November 26 at the Iceoplex in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania just south of the Steel City. The event will be headlined by a top-notch bantamweight matchup, as undefeated star Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico drops a weight class to take on Brian “Boom” Kelleher at 135 pounds. The card will be streamed in its entirety via iPPV on GFL.tv for a price of $14.99. “Our goal at Pinnacle FC is to always provide the toughest and most evenly matched fights that we possibly can,” stated Pinnacle FC president Matt Leyshock. “We’re bringing in strong guys from all over the country in an effort to produce great fights and...

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HR’s FIGHTS OF THE WEEK 7/11-7/13

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– MAIN EVENTS ONE FC 18: WAR OF DRAGONS – July 11 06:00 AM ET (Internet Stream) Eric Kelly (10-1) Yaw-Yan Ardigma/Muay Fit VS Robert Lisita (14-5) Lion’s Den Academy/Phuket Top Team Kelly has a nine fight win streak before suffering his first loss to Honorio Bonario at One FC-7 back in Feb of 2013. This fight was a main event between the two stand outs that resulted in a bizarre TKO stoppage early in the fourth round. Bonario hit Kelly with a left hook under the eye and Kelly complained it was an eye poke. No evidence in the replay showed an illegal blow. Lisita fighting out of Sydney, Australia comes into this contest on a four fight win streak. Lisita growing up as a Rugby player didn’t start his MMA career until he reached his mid twenties. Lisita is very well known...

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Pinnacle FC returns July 12 with Mark Cherico vs. Luis Guerra, Adam Milstead vs. Nick Smiley

PITTSBURGH – Pinnacle Fighting Championships today announced the headliners for its next event, set to take place on July 12 in Pittsburgh, PA. PinnacleFC 8 will be headlined by a bout featuring the Steel City’s own Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico taking on fellow rising star Luis Guerra for the organization’s first-ever professional featherweight title. In the co-main event, heavyweight Adam “The Prototype” Milstead will make his return after an 18-month hiatus to take on Nick Smiley. Mark Cherico (6-0 / fighting out of Pittsburgh, PA) will headline a PinnacleFC event for the fifth time, as he looks to continue his unbeaten streak of 15 fights when he welcomes Luis Guerra (4-1 / fighting out of Indianapolis, IN) to Pittsburgh for the first time. Cherico will return to the cage on the heels of an impressive three-round decision over veteran Brady Hovermale at Pinnacle FC 6 in March. The bout was...

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Cody Garbrandt’s impressive TKO caps off night of finishes at PinnacleFC 7

PITTSBURGH – The finishes came fast and furious at PinnacleFC 7 in Pittsburgh on Saturday night, and the night was capped off with Cody “No Love” Garbrandt (4-0 / fighting out of Sacramento, CA via Uhrichsville, OH) earning the PinnacleFC bantamweight title with a first round TKO victory over James Porter (7-3 / fighting out of Ft. Wayne, IN). ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– The two main event fighters had a heated staredown before the bell, and a torrid pace was set in the opening frame. But it was Garbrandt who was able to capitalize on his strikes, dropping Porter with a knee before finishing with strikes on the ground. The Team Alpha Male fighter has now produced knockout victories in all four of his professional outings, and becomes the first-ever PinnacleFC bantamweight champion. In the co-main event, Khama “The Death Star” Worthy (6-2 / fighting out of...

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Pinnacle FC 7: Cody Garbrandt vs. James Porter Results

Pinnacle FC 7 Pittsburgh Challenge Series 5/24/14 PRO Cody “No Love” Garbrandt def James Porter via KO RD1 PFC Bantamweight Title Zack Grossman vs. Kevin Micheal Carrier Khama Worthy def  Anthony “The Spoiler” Morgan via TKO RD2 Justin “The Hawk” Steave def Brylan Van Artsdalen via Guillotine RD1 Bobby Emmons def AJ Bosley via Armbar RD1 Eric Bledsoe def Zach “Kid Chaos” Cook via Head and Arm RD1  Nick “Nyquill” Browne def  Jeff “Captain Caveman” Denz via  RNC RD1  Ammy Ryan Arreola def Osahon Omo-Osagie via Unanimous Decision 29-28 (x3) Alec Hohman def  Aaron Finch via Standing Guillotine RD1 Jaime Chesney def Katelyn “Tazmanian Devil” Dykas via Unanimous Decision 30-27(x3) Matt Patterson def  Ron Krisch via KO RD1  Malik Epperson def Jake Just via Head and Arm RD3 Andrew Shrader def Brandon Lauderback  Split Decision 29-28 (x2), 28-29 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Event can be purchased anytime before or after the event...

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HR’s FIGHTS OF THE WEEK 5/21 – 5/24

Fighters On The Rise Wednesday Night Fights 2 – May 21 07:00 PM ET Charmaine ‘Not To Sweet’ Tweet (4-4) Qu’Appella MMA VS Anna Barone (2-3) Victory Performance Centre These two fighters will make history for the first time in Montreal, Quebec that a WMMA fighters will headline a pro MMA card. Tweet will be looking to avenge her loss to Barone that happened over three years ago. No love lost here…It’s going to be a brawl! Tech-Krep FC: Prime Crimea – May 23 10:00 AM ET Ramazan Nikaramazanov (0-0) VS Alexandra Voitenko (11-4) Combat Dobro Not much fight history info on the Russian born Nikaramazanov fighting out of the Republic of Crimea. Fighting the Ukraine native (Voitenko) with 15 fights makes it interesting to see if they’re something we don’t know about the Russian born fighter Nikaramazanov. This event will be live streaming @Rearnakedsmoke.net...

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STACKED FIGHT CARD SET FOR PINNACLE FC 7, INCLUDING GARBRANDT VS. PORTER TITLE FIGHT

STACKED FIGHT CARD SET FOR PINNACLE FC 7, INCLUDING GARBRANDT VS. PORTER TITLE FIGHT ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– PITTSBURGH – Pinnacle Fighting Championships returns with its seventh installment of the Pittsburgh Challenge Series at the Greentree Sportsplex on May 24, and the organization’s first-ever professional bantamweight title will be on the line in the main event, as Cody “No Love” Garbrandt faces James Porter in a battle of two of the country’s top prospects. The main event is bolstered by a six-fight professional card, as well as six top-level amateur bouts.   Fresh off of a second round TKO victory over Dominick Mazzotta, the 22-year-old Garbrandt (3-0 / fighting out of Sacramento, CA via Uhrichsville, OH) has continued training with Team Alpha Male along with Fight Club Pittsburgh in preparation for the next step in his career. With three knockout victories in three fights and now training with one of the best...

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PinnacleFC 6 results: Cherico still perfect; Hanna, Worthy impressive

(PRESS RELEASE) PITTSBURGH – Thousands of fans packed inside the Greentree Sportsplex in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday night, producing yet another sold-out crowd for the Steel City’s premiere mixed martial arts organization. In the main event, Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (6-0) kept his perfect record intact by defeating veteran Brady “The Alpha Male” Hovermale(9-4) via unanimous decision.   After being unbeaten in 14 fights with all 14 coming via stoppage, that latter streak was finally snapped for Cherico on the night, although it was snapped in his most complete performance as a fighter. Already perhaps the best featherweight prospect in the nation, Cherico continued to showcase his improved striking put together with his already impressive wrestling prowess. After an even first round, Cherico took control in the second frame and never looked back. Hovermale stayed on the defensive for much of the rest of the fight,...

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PinnacleFC 6 to be streamed via iPPV, full card set with Mark Cherico vs. Brady Hovermale headliner

PITTSBURGH, PA – Pinnacle Fighting Championships returns to Pittsburgh on March 29, 2014 with its biggest show to date, Pittsburgh Challenge Series 6. And for the first time in organizational history, the event will be available via Internet Pay-Per-View. The event will be broadcast on StandThemUp.org for a price of $14.99.   The blockbuster mixed martial arts card is set to be headlined by a bout between top featherweight prospectsMark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico and Brady “The Alpha Male” Hovermale. The fight card also features four other professional bouts and seven amateur bouts, including three title bouts.   Fighting once again in his hometown, Cherico (5-0 / fighting out of Pittsburgh, PA) looks to keep his overall unbeaten record of 14-0 intact. Coming off of back-to-back wins over UFC veteran Donny Walker and Strikeforce veteran Billy Vaughan in PFC action, the Fight Club Pittsburgh leader has his eyes firmly set on the UFC. Along with...

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