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Program Lineup Through Thursday January 30
|Fri Jan 24 8:00PM ET||MMA||$16.99|
|Fri Jan 24 8:30PM ET||MMA||$14.99|
|Sat Jan 25 7:00AM ET||MuayThai||$14.99|
|Sat Jan 25 4:00PM ET||MMA||$14.99|
|Sat Jan 25 8:00PM ET||MMA||$14.99|
|Sat Jan 25 8:00PM ET||Boxing||$9.99|
|Sat Jan 25 8:00PM ET||Wrestling||$4.99|
|Fri Jan 24 7:00PM ET||Multiple||$14.99|
|Sat Jan 25 7:15PM ET||Boxing||$9.99|
MMA Events this weekend
Fri Jan 24 8:00PM ET
Ring of Combat returns January 24 with “Ring of Combat 47” at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey and streaming on the GFL Combat Sports Network. ROC 47 is highlighted by five title fights on a 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, Pat Defranco (4-2) fights Chris Wade (5-1) for the vacant ROC Welterweight Championship. Defranco is coming off of two straight wins while Wade is coming off a stint with WSoF. Defranco is a strong wrestler and has been able to overpower most of his competition while grinding them down over the course of a full fight. Look for Defranco to come out looking to take Wade down and ground and pound from the top while controlling Wade on the mat. Wade is almost a mirror image of Defranco in that he likes to grind away at his opponents over a full fight and pick them apart. Wade is also an accomplished striker who can score points in space and not take much damage while doing so. If Wade can keep the fight standing he will be able to rack up points on Defranco with his kickboxing.
In other action, with the ROC Bantamweight Title at stake, Julio Arce (4-0) battles Jason McLean (6-6). Arce is an up and coming prospect from the East Coast and has shown an ability to win a fight wherever it goes. He is a strong grappler but also can hurt his opponent with punches. Look for Arce to mix up his attacks, by displaying a wide range of punches and kicks but look to take the fight to the ground if he feels he is getting bested in the striking. McLean is a grizzled vet and after 12 fights, he will bring a huge cage experience advantage into the title fight. McLean throws punches with reckless abandon and his fights are usually the most memorable because of his take no prisoners fighting style. McLean can end the fight at any time with one strike. This fight should be a shootout from the opening bell.
The ROC Middleweight Belt is up for grabs as UFC vet Chris “C-Murder” Cope (6-3) tangles with Elijah Harshbarger (6-4). Cope is used to fighting the best of the best and makes his debut for ROC fighting for the title. Cope is a respected all-around fighter with KO power in his hands and feet. Cope will try to use his distance and pinpoint striking to pick apart Harshbarger. Harshbarger is on the opposite side of things as he will likely look to close the gap and go for a takedown or utilize the clinch and take advantage of his world class wrestling in both freestyle and Greco. If Harshbarger can get the fight to the mat, his top ranked grappling could finish the fight with a choke or armbar. These two gladiators are two of the most feared 185 lb fighters in the world and the winner will have a shiny new belt to go along with his victory.
Ariel Sepulveda (6-6) takes on Keith Berish (3-0) for the Light Heavyweight Title. Sepulveda is on a 2 fight win streak and has stormed to the front of the 205 division. Berish will be quicker in the cage as he normally fights at middleweight, but moved up in weight to fight for the title. Berish will need to stay on his toes and push the pace and look for Sepulveda to wear out in the later rounds.
James Jenkins (6-1) takes on Adam Kantaev (0-0) for the ROC Bantamweight Title. Jenkins has only been to a decision once in his career and has demolished his opponents with strikes and submissions. Kantaev is a gritty fighter who has trained for years and will be making his pro debut. Expect Kantaev to try and earn his respect early as he goes right after Jenkins.
Frankie Perez (7-0) battles Mike Santiago (10-8) in a lightweight showdown that could have future title implications for the winner. Perez is undefeated and 5 of his wins have come via submission. He will tangle with the gritty Santiago who has never shied away from a fight and has battled some of the top lightweights in the area.For full fight card and more details about this event, visit or click
Fri Jan 24 8:30PM ET
Showdown Fights, the top MMA organization in Utah, presents another night of exciting fights with “SHOWDOWN FIGHTS 13” on Friday, January 24 on GFL.tv. The premier event is highlighted by a lightweight challenge and all of the action comes to you live from the UCCU Center in Orem, Utah. Utah MMA has flown under the radar for over a decade, but Showdown Fights has proven to be in a class of its own for MMA in the Mountain West.
In the main event, Dave Castillo (17-5) battles Jorge “Lil Monster” Lopez (12-3). Castillo has been a linchpin of Showdown Fights for years and has earned the reputation of a tough fighter with an iron will. Castillo has won 7 of his last 9 fights, including a no contest. Castillo is well rounded in both standup and grappling and has multiple wins via both and will look to take the fight to Lopez from the onset. Castillo has several high profile wins including one against current Showdown Fights Lightweight Champion Clay Collard. Lopez is a UFC veteran who trains out of the world famous Wand Fight Club in Las Vegas. Lopez is known for his aggressive fighting style and has notched several wins against some of the top lightweights in the world. Look for Lopez to meet Castillo in the center of the cage and throw punches in bunches until somebody falls down. Both men also have very underrated grappling and could end the fight in the blink of an eye with a submission.
Also in action, Showdown Fights Lightweight Champion “Cassius” Clay Collard (11-4) takes on Jason “The Showstopper” Brenton (11-2). Collard won the title back in September 2013 in what turned out to be a Fight of the Year against Justin Buchholz. Collard is an awesome wrestler and has vicious ground and pound and is relentless in the cage. Look for Collard to prove why he is the Champion by taking the fight to Brenton. Brenton is a TUF alum and has only been to decision one time in his career. 8 of his wins have come via TKO and he will look to keep the fight standing and put leather on Collard. It will be a tough task as Collard has shown he can get the fight to the ground almost at will. Expect a barnburner from these top two lightweights.
Bellator vet Jordan Smith (16-5-1) fights UFC/ Bellator/WEC vet Edgar Garcia (11-4) in the welterweight division. Smith is a rising prospect who has all the talent in the world. Smith is coming off of a first round TKO win and is looking to continue his good fortune with a solid showing against Garcia. Smith has trained at the famed Black House gym in Los Angeles for years and his striking, especially Muay Thai, is a challenge for anyone to overcome. Garcia holds a title with another organization and dispatched his previous two opponents with submissions inside of the first round. If Garcia can close the distance and lock up with Smith, he will have a great chance to get the fight to the mat and use his submission base.
Jack Montgomery (14-12) battles Mike Arrant (11-6) in a highly touted matchup in the welterweight division where both men make their debut for Showdown Fights. Montgomery has been fighting professionally since 2006 and has earned valuable experience fighting around the West. Montgomery is a well-rounded fighter who can mix it up with anyone and loves to give the fans an exciting fight each and every time. Arrant is riding a 5 fight winning streak and has looked tremendous in his last few fights. Arrant is ready to make a statement and show that he is one of the top welterweights in the company. Both of these men have something to prove in the cage which should make for an exciting bout for the fans.
Showdown Fights is back with “SHOWDOWN FIGHTS 13” Watch all of the top fighters from the West compete in the premier proving ground in the region. Order now!For full fight card and more details about this event, visit or click
Sat Jan 25 8:00PM ET
Sugar Creek Showdown is preparing for their 21st MMA cage fight event as fighters comes to Sugar Creek Casino to battle on January 25tht. The fight card features; first time amateur fighters up to many World Ranked Pros in nonstop MMA action “This fight has more anticipation like never before” says Rocky Coleman, Marketing Manager of Sugar Creek Casino. The Reason for the anticipation is not just that this will be last fight in the Sugar Creek Casinos Current Event Center; the true hype is that Sugar Creek Showdown has teamed up with to stream the fight worldwide. “For many of these fighters this will be the first time they will get International Attention”. Says; Coleman
Scheduled Bouts include; Undefeated Raul Rosas of Plainview, TX takes on SCS Amateur Welterweight Champ Chris Pfiel Of Dallas, TX, Featured Pro Fights; Former SCS Amateur Champ Eric Lunsford of Plainview, TX puts up his undefeated record against Local Favorite and Unbeaten Brad Faylor of Clinton, OK, Lightweight Pro Showdown between John Barron of Clinton, OK and Former SCS Amateur Champ Danny Tuzson of Oklahoma City The Battling Brazilian Kickboxing Star Luciano do Nascimento of Vila Velha, Espirito Santo,Brazil against Oklahoma’s own Dillon Thomas of Oklahoma City.
Women’s Pro Flyweight Championship pits Sarah Alpar of Amarillo, TX takes on a last minute change with Delaney Owen of Tampa, FL, “Although it may not be the original matchup, I believe that Alpar VS Delaney will make for a more exciting addition, we are pleased that Delaney would take this fight on short notice and know that we will be honored to have either one of these women crown the Women’s Flyweight Champion”. Says Coleman. Originally the fight was scheduled for Alpar to face Jordan Gaza, the matchup was scratched because the Gaza later plans to try out for TUF 20.
Co-Main Event Former KOTC Veteran Thomas Schulte of Albuquerque will do battle with Former SCS Champion Jerrod Sanders of Oklahoma City in a Pro Featured Fight. “Schulte has fought many of fights against tough competitors in Bellator and KOTC fight leagues but he may face one of his toughest competitions yet when he challenges Sanders. Sanders is undefeated in the SCS Cage and his only loss in a cage period was against Jeremy Spoon at Bellator” commented Coleman.
For the Pros the main event features Former UFC Veteran Anthony “Mad Dog” Macias of USA Stars out of Moore, OK goes to war with Reigning SCS Pro Welterweight Champ Kemmyelle Haley of Solid MMA out of Oklahoma City for the Title. Macias experience dates back to UFC #4 when most of these young fighters were running around pretending to be the caped crusader. “These guys are looking to prove something, the up and comer looking to ascend to stardom and the veteran to show he still has what it takes to rumble with the young ones” says Coleman.For full fight card and more details about this event, visit or click
Sat Jan 25 4:00PM ET
Sparta Combat League returns to GFL with “Validation”, a stacked MMA card on January 25 from the Grizzly Rose in Denver, Colorado. This event promises to be full speed from bell to bell as these pros and amateurs will do battle in the cage.
In the main event, the Women’s SCL Flyweight Title will be on the line as Champion Shannon Sinn (4-1) takes on Heather Denny (3-0). Sinn won the title last year after a grueling fight where she finally was able to stop her opponent in the third round via TKO. Sinn trains with some of the top fighters in the state of Colorado and her cardio is top notch which allows her to set a pace that her opponents find difficult to sustain. Denny is a hard-nosed fighter that also brings superior conditioning into the fight. Denny is known for breaking the will of her opponents and beating them in every facet of the fight. Denny comes into the fight as a huge threat to Sinn’s title. This fight should be a barnburner.
In a light heavyweight pro scrap, Jeremy Osheim (4-0) battles Shark Fights veteran Marcus Sursa (12-8). Osheim has only been fighting for two years but has reeled off several impressive victories as he has kept his record unblemished. Osheim has never gone to a decision as he has stopped all 4 of his opponents inside of three rounds. Osheim presents a challenge for anyone as he is competent in all facets of MMA. He has a great striking arsenal to go along with his wrestling base. Sursa comes from Texas and has gained a reputation as being a gritty fighter who will never fold under pressure. Sursa has been in the cage with several UFC vets and holds a huge experience advantage when he and Osheim lock up. Look for Sursa to put the heat on Osheim in the opening round and test his meddle from the very beginning. Both fighters have something to prove in this battle of 205ers.
Also scheduled is a 125 lb super fight as Sid Bice (2-0) battles Zac Riley (0-0). Bice won both of his fights via TKO and will look to land more power punches as he packs dynamite in his hands in the flyweight division. Riley makes his pro debut after going (7-2) as an amateur. Riley was the Amateur Champion of SCL and won 6 of 7 fights via submission and looks to continue his winning ways by notching his first pro win against another rising star in Bice. Don’t blink as these two will be like a couple of Tasmanian Devils in the cage.
Two top contenders in the women’s featherweight division square off as Brittany Elkin (1-1) takes on Summer Bradshaw (4-0). Elkin won her last fight via submission and looks to make it two in a row as her all-around game is growing by leaps and bounds. Bradshaw has dominated her previous opponents and stopped the last 3 via strikes. Bradshaw continues to make a name for herself in the West as a top featherweight who will battle anyone.
Sparta Combat League is sure to bring down the house once again as they have grabbed a chokehold on Mountain West MMA and this show will continue in that tradition. Order “Validation”, and watch live and anytime afterwards on video on demand only on GFL.For full fight card and more details about this event, visit or click