photos: Lucas Noonan/WSOF — Steve Carl pushed himself to the limits, and he walked away as World Series of Fighting’s first-ever champion.
Battling through injuries that hampered his final weeks of preparation, an exhausted Carl choked out resilient challenger Josh Burkman to claim the promotion’s inaugural welterweight belt.
The two squared off in the main event of Saturday’s “World Series of Fighting 6: Burkman vs. Carl,” which took place at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla. and aired live on NBCSN. Read the rest of this entry »
World Series of Fighting 6 main event fighters Josh Burkman and Steve Carl both weighed in at exactly 169.6 pounds at the official Weigh-In for the inaugural WSOF Welterweight World Championship title, which will take place on Saturday night at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla.
The live two-hour NBC Sports Network telecast will begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. Preliminary bouts stream live on World Series of Fighting’s official website at www.WSOF.com at 6 p.m. ET and venue doors open at 5 p.m. ET. Read the rest of this entry »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lewiston, Maine (October 25, 2013) – When New England Fights Mixed Martial Arts (NEF MMA) returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on November 9, 2013 with the fight promotion’s “NEF XI” event, it will do so with one of the most-anticipated amateur contests of the year. In that bout, “Dangerous” Dom “Hands of Stone” Cofone (4-2) will battle Vovka “KGB” Clay (5-2) in the featherweight division. Read the rest of this entry »
On Saturday night, World Series of Fighting crowns its first-ever champion, and today the promotion revealed the prize for which they’ll be competing.
Custom-designed by A.J. LaFons, the World Series of Fighting championship belt features more than 43 carats of genuine ruby, diamond, emerald, sapphire and red garnet and weighs in at a total of 10 pounds, 7 ounces.
The two-tone effect on the plates was accomplished by nickel-plating each layer of the details before gold-plating the highlights by hand. Read the rest of this entry »
By MMA Mother Goose MFC Staff
Once upon a time, in a sport created long, long ago, there was a certain amount of honour and hope, perpetuated by the classic good versus evil stories of beating the odds and the dark forces hell bent on forcing our protagonist heroes off their righteous paths. Read the rest of this entry »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lewiston, Maine (October 24, 2013) – New England Fights Mixed Martial Arts (NEF MMA) returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on November 9, 2013 with the fight promotion’s eleventh event. Aptly titled “NEF XI,” the fight card is currently scheduled to feature six professional bouts and eleven amateur bouts. In the amateur mix will be Jeremy Tyler (2-1) as he meets Pat Reardon (4-1) in a lightweight contest. Read the rest of this entry »
GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the full fight card for GLORY 12 NEW YORK, featuring a one-night, four-man Lightweight World Championship Tournament and a headline match-up between two rising American stars, broadcast LIVE on SPIKE TV from the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, November 23rd.
The world’s top-ranked Lightweights will square off in GLORY’s World Championship Tournament that pits #1 ranked Dutch powerhouse Robin van Roosmalen (30-5-0, 19 KOs) against karate stylist and world #3 Davit Kiria (21-8-0, 6 KOs). On the other side of the bracket, #2 ranked technical stylist Giorgio Petrosyan (78-1-1, 35 KOs), considered one of kickboxing’s top pound-for-pound fighters, will face exciting and unorthodox Andy Ristie (39-3-1, 19 KOs), who currently occupies the #4 spot in GLORY’s rankings. The winner of the one-night tournament will be crowned GLORY Lightweight World Champion and claim a cash prize of $150,000, while the runner-up will receive $30,000. Read the rest of this entry »
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 21, 2013) – World Series of Fighting hosted a media conference call on Monday with “World Series of Fighting 6: Burkman vs. Carl” headliners Josh Burkman (26-9) and Steve Carl (20-3), as well as main-card competitors Marlon Moraes (11-4-1), Carson Beebe (14-2), Jon Fitch (24-6-1), Marcelo Alfaya (15-4), and preliminary card headliner Miguel Angel Torres (40-6).
“World Series of Fighting 6: Burkman vs. Carl” takes place Saturday, Oct. 26, at BankUnited Center at UM in Coral Gables, FL. The evening’s four-fight main card airs live on NBC Sports Network beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. A full lineup of preliminary bouts will also stream live on World Series of Fighting’s official website, WSOF.com beginning at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT and venue doors open at 5 p.m. ET. Read the rest of this entry »
October 18th, 2013 – Global Proving Ground (GPG) invades Atlanta, and Michigan!
As highly touted GPG continues to conquer the continents of the world, they are led by a series of fighters more different than the next. More couldn’t be said about the fighters engaging in battle this weekend for both TXC Live and NFC Fighting. Read the rest of this entry »
Three new champions were crowned on October 4th in Edmonton at MFC 38: Behind Enemy Lines at what was arguably the Maximum Fighting Championship’s biggest show to date. On such an important and pivotal night in the history of the organization, you could not have written the story of the show any better than how the reality transpired in the ring.
“Smilen” Sam Alvey came through with a thrilling “bottom of the ninth” knockout win over Jason South with four seconds remaining in the final round to claim the MFC middleweight title. Read the rest of this entry »