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PATRICKY ‘PITBULL’ VS. DEREK CAMPOS 2 SET TO HEADLINE BELLATOR 181 AT WINSTAR WORLD CASINO AND RESORT ON JULY 14

PATRICKY ‘PITBULL’ VS. DEREK CAMPOS 2 SET TO HEADLINE BELLATOR 181 AT WINSTAR WORLD CASINO AND RESORT ON JULY 14 For Immediate Release: April 26, 2017 PATRICKY ‘PITBULL’ VS. DEREK CAMPOS 2 SET TO HEADLINE BELLATOR 181 AT WINSTAR WORLD CASINO AND RESORT ON JULY 14 LOS ANGELES — Bellator MMA is returning to WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. with a lightweight main event pitting Patricky “Pitbull” Freire(17-8) against Derek Campos (18-6) on Friday, July 14. The event will be broadcast live and free on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App. Tickets for Bellator 181: Pitbull vs. Campos 2 go on sale this Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. CT and can be purchased at WinStar’s Global Event Center Box Office, as well as Ticketmaster and Bellator.com. Additional main...

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Nurmagomedov’s father to corner son’s former opponent at Brave 6

Nurmagomedov’s father to corner son’s former opponent at Brave 6 Nurmagomedov’s father to corner son’s former opponent at Brave 6 Russian powerhouse Eldar Eldarov will have an important figure on his corner as he looks to move his Brave career to 2-0 against Henrique Rasputin at Brave 6’s main event. The Lightweight fighter will be cornered by Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, UFC contender Khabib’s father and trainer. Eldarov and Nurmagomedov actually met after the former fought his son a few years back. After his loss – the only one in his MMA career -, Eldar looked to Abdulmanap for guidance. The duo instantly hit it off and he soon started training together with his former foe and under the tutelage of one of Russia’s finest MMA trainers. “Abdulmanap is a very important figure in Russian MMA. I’ve actually known Khabib before we fought and we trained together...

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Samo Petje rocked the fighting sports scene and made FFC history!

Samo Petje rocked the fighting sports scene and made FFC history! Samo Petje rocked the fighting sports scene and made FFC history Last Saturday in Ljubljana Final Fight Championship delivered a brilliant show that crowned a new champion and now a two-division kingpin Samo Petje. FFC lightweight champ bravely sought to fight for the welterweight belt owned by Eyevan Danenberg and he actually managed to do so. Petje thus rocked the fighting sports scene and made FFC history. “Tough fight, good opponent, new win, new FFC belt. I have to say I enjoyed the fight. It was a big challenge and I’m happy to have such a good team. They were on my side when I needed them the most. Few people believed in my success and this is why the win is even sweeter. Of course, that motivated me as well. Moreover, I sparred with...

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ALLIANCE MMA MANAGEMENT AGENCY SIGNS NEW MIXED MARTIAL ARTS PROSPECTS

  ALLIANCE MMA MANAGEMENT AGENCY SIGNS NEW MIXED MARTIAL ARTS PROSPECTS SUCKERPUNCH ENTERTAINMENT LOOKS FORWARD TO SOLID 2ND QUARTER OF FIGHT ACTION! ALLIANCE MMA MANAGEMENT AGENCY SIGNS NEW MIXED MARTIAL ARTS PROSPECTS SUCKERPUNCH ENTERTAINMENT LOOKS FORWARD TO SOLID 2ND QUARTER OF FIGHT ACTION!   NEW YORK, NY – April 26, 2017 – Alliance MMA, Inc. (“Alliance MMA” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: AMMA), a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) company that brings together leading regional productions to build the next generation of MMA champions, announced today signings of several fighters by the SuckerPunch Entertainment management agency.   Three of the most notable prospects to join the SuckerPunch roster are Jason Soares (10-0), Manny Vazquez (11-2), and Karl Roberson (3-0). SuckerPunch Entertainment, which was acquired by Alliance MMA this past January, is an established brand with a decade’s experience in the MMA space and is home to...

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Multiple Bouts Added to Bellator NYC & Bellator 180 on June 24

Multiple Bouts Added to Bellator NYC & Bellator 180 on June 24 For Immediate Release: April 25, 2017 PHIL DAVIS SET TO DEFEND LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST RYAN BADER DURING SPIKE-TELEVISED BELLATOR 180 WRESTLING PHENOM AARON PICO TO MAKE MMA DEBUT AGAINST ZACH FREEMAN ON MAIN CARD ALSO, NEIMAN GRACIE VS. DAVE MARFONE ADDED TO SPIKE TELECAST, WHILERYAN COUTURE-HAIM GOZALI ANCHOR BELLATOR 180 PRELIMS ON BELLATOR.COM LOS ANGELES – The biggest night in the history of Bellator continues to grow, with the addition of Phil Davis (17-3, 1 NC) defending his light heavyweight world title against one of the promotion’s newest free agent acquisitions, Ryan Bader (22-5), during the main event ofBellator 180: Davis vs. Baderon June 24th at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The five-round contest will anchor the LIVE and FREE broadcast of Bellator 180, which airs on SPIKE. In addition, undefeated Neiman Gracie...

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Victory Fighting Championship announces full lineup for VFC 57

Victory Fighting Championship announces full lineup for VFC 57 Second title bout added to full lineup for Victory Fighting Championship 57 Daniel “Big Kansas” Gallemore (6-3) vs. Daniel “The Predator” James (6-2-1) – VFC heavyweight title Nick “Garfield” Mamalis (18-10) vs. Kevin “Pocket Herc” Gray (8-3) – VFC flyweight title Darrick Minner (17-6) vs. Justin “O-Town” Overton (4-3) – featherweight Josh “Slipknot” Pfeifer (5-2) vs. Cody Carillo (11-14) – lightweight Daron McCant (2-0) vs. Sharkey Slyter (3-1) – bantamweight Chance Thackerston (3-0) vs. Trey Ogden (7-1) – lightweight Rob Mitchell (1-0) vs. Alex “Mr. Hyde” McGowan (1-1) – featherweight Dustin Kramer (4-1) vs. Matt Murray (1-0) – bantamweight Arnold Berdon (7-2) vs. Johnnie Roades (9-11) – bantamweight A pair of title bouts top the lineup for Victory Fighting Championship’s VFC 57 slated for Friday, May 5 at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kansas, and live...

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Two New Premier MMA Series Announced For So Cal

Two New Premier MMA Series Announced For So Cal THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET THE BEST SEASON SEATS FOR THESE EXCITING SUMMER FIGHT SERIES BEFORE PUBLIC SALE The Southern California mixed martial arts scene just got elevated to a whole new level with the announcement today by Fight Club OC promoter Roy Englebrecht that he will be promoting two new MMA summer series at two of the most iconic landmarks in Southern California, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the Queen Mary in Long Beach. The Rumble On The Water at the Queen Mary property will kick off a three date series on Saturday, June 10th with additional show dates of Saturday, July 22nd, and Saturday, September 16th. A 1,250 seat venue will be set up in the Queen Mary Events Park with the cage only steps from the shoreline with a panoramic view of the Long...

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After debut win at Brave 5, Alejandro Martínez calls out Abdul-Kareem Al Selwady

After debut win at Brave 5, Alejandro Martínez calls out Abdul-Kareem Al Selwady After debut win at Brave 5, Alejandro Martínez calls out Abdul-Kareem Al Selwady Former TUF America Latina competitor Alejandro Martínez started his Brave career with a stunning TKO victory over veteran Paulo “Bananada” Silva. Looking to keep active, “Pato” called out long-time rival and fellow Brave Lightweight Abdul-Kareem Al Selwady for a fight “as soon as possible”. After Al Selwady’s win against Rami Aziz on the main event for Brave 1, Martínez used social media to taunt the Jordanian, claiming he hadn’t fought a real fighter. A few months later, the Mexican signed with Brave, and after taking care of business against “Bananada’, demanded a fight with Al Selwady. “I know Al Selwady just watched me, and he still hasn’t fought a real Lightweight like me. He knows where I am and...

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Combate Americas Announces “Cinco De Mayo” Fight Card For Ventura, Calif.

Combate Americas Announces “Cinco De Mayo” Fight Card For Ventura, Calif. COMBATE AMERICAS  ANNOUNCES NINE-BOUT LINEUP FOR CINCO DE MAYO MMA EVENT IN VENTURA, CALIFORNIA LIVE FROM VENTURA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ON FRIDAY, MAY 5 LIGHTWEIGHT MAIN EVENT: JOSE “FROGGY” ESTRADA VS. EMILIO CHAVEZ Lightweight Co-Main Event: Danny “The Realist” Ramirez vs. Chris “Taco” Padilla Plus: John “Sexy Mexy” Castaneda vs. Chris Beal Alyssa Garcia vs. Sheila Padilla Heinrich Wassmer vs. Freddie Arteaga Tickets for “Combate 14” on sale now NEW YORK – April 25, 2017 – Combate Americas today announced a sensational, nine-bout Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card that will take place at Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, Calif., in celebration of the “Cinco De Mayo” holiday, on Friday, May 5. In the lightweight (155 pounds) main event of “Combate 14,” undefeated, heavy-handed rising star Jose “Froggy” Estrada (3-0) will square off with Emilio...

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History in the making Team USA to compete for first time in 2017 WMMAA Pan-American Championships & World MMA Championships

History in the making Team USA to compete for first time in 2017 WMMAA Pan-American Championships & World MMA Championships FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE History in the making Team USA to compete for first time in 2017 WMMAA Pan-American Championships & World MMA Championships ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (April 25, 2017) – For Team USA to effectively prepare to compete in the 2017 WMMAA Pan-American Championships and World MMA Championships for the first time, WMMAA USA has announced its partnership with promoter RMN (Rocky Mountain Nationals Events) to host the USA National Open Tournament, June 17-18, in Denver, Colorado. Earning a position on USA Team is an extremely demanding process. Many athletes dedicate their entire lives to the task, putting their minds and bodies through an extraordinary amount of training for an opportunity to compete and represent their country. The best moments in WMMAA Championships history, regardless of the...

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