Program Lineup Through Wednesday June 26
|Wed Jun 19 10:30PM ET||Racing||Speedway Motorcycle Races – Industry Racing (6/19)||$9.99|
|Sat Jun 22 7:00PM ET||MMA||CFFC 25: Williams vs Faunce||$14.99|
|Sat Jun 22 8:00PM ET||MMA||American Predator FC – Champion vs Champion||$9.99|
|Sat Jun 22 8:00PM ET||Wrestling||IZW Adrenaline: June 22, 2013||$4.99|
|Sat Jun 22 11:00PM ET||MMA||Rage in the Cage 166||$9.99|
|Sat Jun 22 6:00PM ET||MMA||Xtreme Combat – Pains in the Nek 2 – VOD||$9.99|
CFFC 25: Williams vs Faunce
Sat Jun 22 4:00PM ET
CFFC 25 to Feature Tim Williams vs. Noah Faunce, a Heavyweight Champion Crowning, and the return of Charlie Brenneman!
Atlantic City, NJ – On Saturday, June 22, 2013, Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) returns to the Valley Forge Hotel & Casino with CFFC 25: Williams vs. Faunce in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The main event will feature Tim “The South Jersey Strangler” Williams (7-1) against rising prospect Noah “Pressure” Faunce (3-1). The event will also crown CFFC’s first heavyweight champion when undefeated prospect Chris Birchler (4-0) takes on the biggest challenge of his career when he takes on the hard hitting veteran, Joe Stripling (7-4). The event will also feature the CFFC returns of Charlie Brenneman (17-5) and Gemiyale Adkins (8-5).
Williams’ last CFFC appearance was a controversial loss due to a cut from Dustin Jacoby for the vacant CFFC middleweight title. “I feel like my loss to Dustin Jacoby, it was way too early in the fight to be stopped,” said the Millville, NJ native. “I wanted to have more then a couple minutes with him. He landed two nice elbows, but until that point he was losing. But, I lost and he won. I would love to fight him again.”
Although Williams lost that bout, he was asked to try out for The Ultimate Fighter Season 17 in which Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen were casted as coaches. “My experience on TUF was awesome,” continued Williams. “I loved being involved in the biggest name in MMA. It’s my dream to be there and I fell short. I could say I was injured, but then I’d sound like I was making an excuse like I lost my last fight by a cut. I just got to get back in the gym and do what I got to do to make sure it doesn’t happen again.” Williams lost a close decision to get into the house and will take one step closer to his dreams with a win over, Faunce, an opponent he did not want to discuss.
Before fighting at middleweight, Faunce was making a living in the welterweight division. He went 8-0 during the amateur ranks but lost his pro debut. He then won two in a row and signed with CFFC a year ago. However, Faunce had difficulty making weight and the bout was scratched. “Last time I was training for that fight with CFFC, I was pushing through an injury I just had surgery on (knee),” said Faunce. “I assumed without physical therapy I’d make my come back. I was wrong and it limited my training. This time I’m 110% healthy and training with guys who are like family. Last fight with CFFC I was with a team I wasn’t completely comfortable with and mentally it had a huge impact on me. This time around I just feel confident and prepared.” Faunce’s first fight at middleweight came against Ryan Contaldi (8-8) and Faunce ended that fight with a TKO victory in the first round.
Considered one of the top heavyweight prospects in the country, Chris Birchler is honored to fight for CFFC’s first heavyweight title. A fight he is very confident that he can win. “I believe CFFC is the best organization in the North East and it will be an honor to be their heavyweight champion,” said Birchler. “I plan on going out there and getting my hand raised. Joe seems like a tough guy and I’m glad he stepped up for this fight but in my mind the fight is already won, I just have to execute.”
Joe Stripling has won five of his last six fights and in each victory he was able to finish his opponent. He too has put himself in a great position to become the first CFFC heavyweight champion. “To fight for the CFFC heavyweight title is the biggest opportunity of my life,” said Stripling. “I have been training a long, long time and to finally have this come my way is a dream come true. My opponent is a great wrestler who trains with a great team, AMA Fight Club, but he is a wrestler. I am an exciting fighter who likes to stand and bang and I don’t think he’s ready for my style. I’m predicting the fight to go into the third round with me finishing him via something spectacular.”
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Rage in the Cage 166
Sat Jun 22 8:00PM ET
Rage in the Cage makes its long awaited and anticipated debut on GFL.tv on June 22 with RITC 166 as the top fighters from around Arizona and the surrounding states do battle in Arizona’s premier MMA organization. RITC has been a proving ground for Arizona’s top fighters for years and years and now the world will get to see the Grand Canyon State’s next crop of champions. RITC is stacked with several quality matchups and 3 title fights.
In the main event, RITC Heavyweight Champion Dan Charles (6-0) battles Strikeforce veteran Adam Smith. Charles is a heavy handed punishing heavyweight as 3 of his victories have come via strikes and he has also added 2 by way of submission. Charles is a solid heavyweight with good cardio and he can throw strikes all day. Charles also has a well-versed wrestling game which usually ends up with him on top landing ground and pound to his opponent. Smith comes into the cage looking to prove his detractors wrong and upset the champion. Smith has KO power in both hands so he is capable of dethroning the champion with one punch. This fight shouldn’t got to decision as both men will be head-hunting.
In the co-main event, Daniel Madrid (7-4) takes on Jacob Chagolla (7-2) for the vacant RITC Middleweight Title. Madrid recently fought for M-1 and finds himself returning to his old stomping ground in Arizona and going for gold. Madrid is a grappling specialist with 6 of his wins coming via tapout. Chagolla is another fighter that is hungry for gold as his career has seen him fight the best regional talents in the area. Chagolla is coming off a hard fought win against a game competitor where Chagolla had to show off his whole arsenal. This fight will be between two well-rounded fighters and the winner will be able to lay claim to the title and being recognized as one of the rising 185 lb fighters in the Southwest.
In other title action, undefeated RITC Lightweight Champion David Nuzzo (6-0) fights Jeff Fletcher (10-7) for the 155 lb crown. Nuzzo is a rising prospect in Arizona for his workman-like style, strong wrestling and ground control and slick submissions. Look for Nuzzo to come forward looking to land strikes or a takedown in the opening minutes. Fletcher already holds a title with another organization and has strung together quite a winning streak in his last several fights. Fletcher started his career off fighting anyone anywhere, and now with some fights under his belt he has gone on an impressive run. Expect this fight to be in the running for Fight of the Night.
Rage in the Cage is one of the pioneering MMA promotions in the United States. A plethora of current and past UFC fighters cut their teeth in RITC. Watch the stars of tomorrow compete today as RITC 166 comes to you live on June 22 on GFL.tv.
Adam Smith ( 220 ) vs Dan Charles ( 240 ) RITC HVY Championship
Daniel Madrid ( 185 ) vs Jacob Chagolla ( 185 ) vacant RITC MW Championship
Jeff Fletcher ( 155 ) vs David Nuzzo ( 155 ) RITC LW Championship
Raul Nava (235 ) vs Louis Harvey ( 225 )
Frankie Cruz ( 235 ) vs Samson Guerrero ( 230 )
Zac Illustre ( 220 ) vs Daniel O’Connor ( 220 )
Bernardo Gomez ( 190 ) vs Jeff Anderson ( 185 )
Nathaniel Abril ( 175 ) vs Issa Able ( 170 )
Taton Ruyle ( 175 ) vs Peter Thomas ( 170 )
Jarnell Miranda ( 190 ) vs Matthew Hall ( 205 )
Jon Myres ( 155 ) vs Ray Reese ( 160 )
Michael Mendoza ( 185 ) vs Chad Norris ( 185 )
Taylor Goo ( 160 ) vs Josh Kiesel ( 155 )
Edwin Louis ( 170 ) vs Eric Self ( 170 )
Ben Katshor ( 145 ) vs Jerry Friestad ( 145 )
Lupe Valencia ( 140 ) vs Kris Henry ( 145 )
American Predator FC – Champion vs Champion
Sat Jun 22 5:00PM ET
American Predator Fighting Championship debuts on GFL.tv on June 22 from McCook, Illinois at the MAX Athletics and Exposition Center with American Predator FC – Champion VS Champion. The top MMA fighters from around the Midwest will compete on this scheduled 24-bout card (12 pro/12am) with 6 title fights on the line, as APFC looks to make a huge splash to a worldwide audience.
In the main event, Bellator and Strikeforce veteran Louis Taylor (8-3) battles undefeated Mike Pitz (8-0) in a middleweight showdown. Taylor is coming off a first round KO in Bellator in his last fight. Taylor has KO power in both hands as 5 of his wins have come via knockout. Taylor is an aggressive fighter and always looking to take the center of the cage and impose his dominance from the opening bell. Taylor doesn’t waste any time feeling his opponent out as he gets right to throwing strikes with bad intentions. Pitz is a gritty veteran that has fought most of his career on the Midwest regional scene. Pitz is a tough matchup for anyone and his perfect record speaks to that. Pitz is well-rounded in all aspects of MMA and had stopped 7 of his opponents with submissions or knockouts. This will be Pitz’s toughest test to date, but the blue chip prospect is looking to turn heads in this fight. Expect this fight to be a barnburner for as long as it lasts.
In the co-main event, UFC veteran Dan Stittgen (7-3) fights Dan McGlasson (10-11). Stittgen is coming off a 2-fight stint in the UFC and looks to take the fight to McGlasson in this welterweight clash. Stittgen is a submission master with 5 of his 7 wins coming via tapout. Stittgen will be looking to get the fight to the mat and isolate an arm or go for a choke. McGlasson hails from Iowa and brings a solid wrestling and grappling game into the cage. McGlasson is a fighter that always goes for broke and only 1 of his 21 fights have gone to decision. This fight has all the makings of fight of the night as both men fight with an aggressive style and look for the finish.
Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on June 22 as American Predator FC – Champion VS Champion brings down the house on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv. See the established and rising stars of the Midwest compete in front of some of the most avid fans. Be a part of the excitement and order this iPPV from the GFL Combat Sports Network.For full fight card and more details about this event, visit gfl.tv or click here
Xtreme Combat – Pains in the Nek 2
Sat Jun 22 3:00PM ET
Xtreme Combat Promotions (XCP) returns to GFL on June 22 as it presents Pains in the Nek 2 emanating from the Lyndonville Armory in Lyndonville, Vermont. MMA fans, this event is a stacked card featuring 3 title fights with the top up and combing prospects inside the New England area. XCP is the premier MMA organization in the Green Mountain State and is one of GFL’s rising organizations.
In the main event, XCP Welterweight Champion Brett Trahan (7-2) battles Gary Cameron (2-3). Trahan won the title earlier this year after a gutsy performance. Trahan likes to control the action on the mat with his strong wrestling, aggressive submission attempts and has cardio that is top notch. Cameron comes into the title fight with a solid ground game. He’s suffered some setbacks in the striking game, but he is constantly improving and looks to be a tough foe for Trahan as Cameron fights with a high risk-high reward style.
In the co-main event, John Elliot (0-0) faces Jesse Baughman (3-0) in a light heavyweight scrap. Elliot is new to the sport and steps into the cage looking to strike gold in his first fight. Baughman has already fought 3 times for XCP this year with every win coming via KO in the first round. Baughman is an animal inside the cage and will be looking to end this fight quickly with an overhand right or left hook.
In other championship action, Patrick Reardon (3-1) fights Tyler Jacques (5-3). Reardon is a fast starter and possesses KO power in both hands as he has 2 first round KOs. Jacques is an experienced gladiator and has fought nearly every top fighter in his weight class. Jacques has shown an ability to finish fights with submissions, KOs and decisions. He is very well-rounded and is a handful for anyone. This fight should be a top contender for fight of the night.
You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on June 22 as Xtreme Combat Promotions presents Pains in the Nek 2 including 3 championship bouts on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv.For full fight card and more details about this event, visit gfl.tv or click here