This Week on GFL.tv
Program Lineup Through Thursday September 26
|Fri Sep 20 8:00PM ET||MMA||Ring of Combat XLVI||$14.99|
|Sat Sep 21 7:00PM ET||MMA||CFFC 27: Scott Heckman vs Brian Kelleher||$14.99|
|Sat Sep 21 8:00PM ET||Wrestling||IZW Adrenaline: Sep 21, 2013||$FREE!|
|Sat Sep 21 11:00PM ET||MuayThai||Bounded Fist Muay Thai Championship||$9.99|
MMA, Muay Thai and Wrestling
Ring of Combat XLVI
Fri Sep 20 8:00PM ET
Ring of Combat returns September 20 with “Ring of Combat XLVI” at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey and streaming on the GFL Combat Sports Network. ROC XLVI is highlighted by a heavyweight title fight in this 12-bout professional card. ROC continues to be the linchpin of East Coast MMA and reasserts its dominance as the top dog in the Tri-State area.
In the main event, ROC Heavyweight Champion Brendan “Brutal” Barrett (8-5-1) battles Miodrag Petkovic (20-16-1). Barrett won the title earlier this year in impressive fashion with a quick KO in the first round. Barrett is on a 4-fight win streak, 3 by stoppage and all title fights. Barrett is a strong wrestler and is rarely outworked in the cage. He can wear down his opponents over the course of a whole fight or he can strike early as he possesses one-punch KO power in both hands. Barrett is a fast starter and likes to test his opponent right from the opening bell. Petkovic comes into the cage looking to shock Barrett. Petkovic is a compact, solid heavyweight originally from Serbia with over a decade of cage experience. Petkovic brings a well-versed MMA game into the cage and has a proven track record as a striker and grappler. Look for him to try and get inside on Barrett and go for a takedown where he can work some ground and pound or go for a choke while staying out of Barrett’s range.
In other action, James Jenkins (5-1) fights Justin Steave (5-2) in a featherweight battle. Jenkins lost his last bout, for the ROC Featherweight Title, and looks to get back in the win column and rise up the ranks for another shot at gold. Jenkins is a strong wrestler but also possesses KO power and has stopped 3 of his past opponents in the first round. Look for Jenkins to come out early and set the tone by pressuring Steave into a dogfight. Steave is on a 4-fight win streak and a victory over Jenkins could propel him to the #1 Contender in the 145 lb division. Steave earned his stripes fighting in the Midwest and this will be his first show event fighting under the Ring of Combat banner. Look for Steave to meet Jenkins’ intensity level and go to war from the opening bell.
You won’t find a more thrilling card then this one. Be sure to catch all of the action as Ring of Combat presents “Ring of Combat XLVI” on September 20 exclusively on pay-per-view at GFL.tv.For full fight card and more details about this event, visit gfl.tv or click here
CFFC 27: Scott Heckman vs Brian Kelleher
Sat Sep 21 7:00PM ET
The Cage Fury Fighting Championships 27 main event between Tim “The South Jersey Strangler” Williams and Dervin Lopez has been scratched, sources have told Jersey Strong MMA.
With Williams-Lopez scratched, look for the featherweight tournament semifinal bout between Scott Heckman and Brian Kelleher to move into the main event.
Heckman (15-4) is one of those fighters whose name always comes up in discussions about fighters on the brink of reaching the UFC. Known as “The Animal,” Heckman, 29, lost his last fight via rear-naked choke after suffering a brutal eye poke that the referee did not see. Prior to that fight, Heckman, had won seven straight contests.
The AMA Fight Club product has 11 submissions to his credit and one TKO. He submitted Lester Caslow and Brylan Van Artsdalen while winning two of three fights with the Bellator organization.
Heckman will surely have his hands full against Kelleher, a 27-year-old Team Bombsquad fighter out of Ithaca, NY. Kelleher, known as “Boom,” is 9-4 with five KO’s and three submissions. Three of his losses came against well-known fighters — WSOF’s Jimmie Rivera, Bellator’s Claudio Ledesma, and former CFFC champion and current WSOF contender Artur Rofi.
Jeff Lentz and Gemiyale Adkins will square off in the other featherweight semifinal fight on Oct. 26, with the semifinal winners to battle for the title in February at the Borgata in Atlantic City.
The new CFFC champion will replace Rofi, the former titleholder who was released by the organization to compete with the World Series of Fighting promotion.For full fight card and more details about this event, visit gfl.tv or click here
Bounded Fist Muay Thai Championship
Sat Sep 21 11:00PM ET
Bounded Fist debuts on GFL ready to deliver a great night of Muay Thai action with “Bounded Fist Muay Thai” on September 21live at Arizona Event Center in Mesa, Arizona. The stacked card is going to feature the top stars in the region and the headlining fight is sure to live up to all the hype as both competitors always bring a well-disciplined, striking clinic to their bouts.
In championship action, for the USMTA Featherweight National Title (128 lb), Travis Clay (11-4-1) from Arizona battles Eric Luna (20-4) of California in what promises to be a barnburner. These two featherweights are feared across the land as they both pack a wallop in their fists and shins. Clay throws power with almost every shot looking to end his opponent with one strike while Luna relies on his technical skill set to rack up points by landing shot after shot and staying out of range from his opponent. These two contrasting styles make for an explosive battle.
In other action, for the USMTA Super Welterweight National Title (154 lb), Josh Pickthall (14-2) fights Aleksandar Naumoski (14-9) in a rematch. Pickthall loves to throw the left hook to the body and mix it up with a left switch kick to the body. Pickthall knows how to disable his opponents and has one of the most feared body attacks of any Muay Thai fighter. Naumoski trains out of the world famous AKA gym in San Jose, California which is known for producing some of the combat sports greatest champions and fighters. Naumoski is in that group. Look for Naumoski to push the pace early and try to be the first to the punch and kick and let Pickthall worry about countering. This is an evenly matched bout and the winner will be able to wear the crown of the top super welterweight in the West.
Don’t miss this awesome card. Order now to see the science of the eight limbs as “Bounded Fist Muay Thai” is sure to bring down the house in the sweltering Arizona night. If you can’t be there live on September 21, do the next best thing and watch the fights via iPPV on gfl.tv.For full fight card and more details about this event, visit gfl.tv or click here