Category Archives: Florida MMA News

COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES “COMBATE CLÁSICO” MMA EVENT STREAMING LIVE ON ESPN3 THURSDAY, JULY 27

COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES “COMBATE CLÁSICO” MMA EVENT STREAMING LIVE ON ESPN3 THURSDAY, JULY 27 NEW YORK – July 18, 2017 – Combate Americas, in conjunction with Relevent Sports, today announced another industry first with its “Combate Clásico” professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) live television event streaming on ESPN3 and via the ESPN app (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) from inside the renowned Mana Wynwood in Miami, Fla. on Thursday, July 27. “We are thrilled to collaborate with ESPN for Combate Clásico” said Combate Americas CEO and UFC co-founder Campbell McLaren. “Combate Clásico is the MMA version of ‘El Clásico,’ with rival fighters from Barcelona and Madrid facing off against each other in our main event.” In addition to streaming live on ESPN3, “Combate Clásico” will broadcast live on ESPN in Latin America. The “Combate Clásico” live MMA event will be part of a nearly week-long...

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Combate Americas superstar Ricky “El Gallero” Palacios returns to action at “Combate Clascio”at Mana Wynwood in Miami on July 27

COMBATE AMERICAS ADDS FIVE NEW BOUTS TO STACKED “COMBATE CLÁSICO” LINE UP IN MIAMI ON THURSDAY, JULY 27 July 11, 2017 – Combate Americas and Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, today announced five new marquee bouts to its upcoming “Combate Clásico” professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event in Miami, Fla., on Thursday, July 27. Making his return to the Combate Americas cage La Jaula is top-ranked bantamweight (135 pounds) star Ricky “El Gallero” Palacios (8-1), who will move up to the featherweight (145 pounds) division for the second time in his Combate Americas career to face his toughest test to date – two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran and Nate Diaz protégé, Chris Avila (5-4) of Stockton, Calif. “This is shaping up to be our most stellar fight card, from top to bottom, to date. With the matchup between Ricky Palacios and Chris Avila, we are destined for another memorable night...

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Alliance MMA Launches Inaugural Event In Tampa

ALLIANCE MMA UNVEILS TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER FIGHT DATE INAUGURAL EVENT TO FEATURE THE SPORT’S HOTTEST PROSPECTS! ALLIANCE MMA UNVEILS TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER FIGHT DATE INAUGURAL EVENT TO FEATURE THE SPORT’S HOTTEST PROSPECTS!   NEW YORK, NY – June 2, 2017 – Alliance MMA, Inc. (“Alliance MMA” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: AMMA), a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) company that brings together the best regional productions to build the next generation of MMA champions, is proud to announce that their inaugural event in Tampa, Florida is officially scheduled for August 19th at the Tampa Convention Center.  V3Fights Founder Nick Harmeier, in collaboration with industry veteran promoter John Prisco, are teaming up to present Florida’s west coast MMA fans with V3Fights 61, an action-packed pro-am event that is slated to be the first of at least six planned productions over the next twelve months. “This sensational Tampa...

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Fight Time Promotions signs Florida’s #1 ranked Heavyweight.

Fight Time Promotions signs Florida’s #1 ranked Heavyweight. Fight Time Promotions signs Florida’s #1 ranked Heavyweight. Fight Time Promotions, an Alliance MMA company, is pleased to announce the signing of Florida’s #1 ranked Heavyweight MMA contender – Kenneth “Deuce” Garner. Deuce is 15-10 and fought in the Fight Time Promotions’ cage during Fight Time 24 in 2015. Now, the former M-1 Champion will fight on a consistent basis in Florida after signing a multi-fight deal. Fight Time Promotions is the home of the top heavyweights in the State of Florida, which includes: Cuban Olympic Bronze Medal Wrestler – Michel Batista, hard-hitting Marino Eatman and former US Marine – Drew Stewart. Batista and Stewart will face each other next month during Fight Time 35 – at the James L. Knight Center in Miami on Feb. 17th. Garner and Eatman will fight different opponents on the following...

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FIGHT TIME 35 Kicks Off 2017 With Rocha vs Izquierdo

FIGHT TIME 35 Kicks Off 2017 With Rocha vs Izquierdo FIGHT TIME 35 Kicks Off 2017 With Rocha vs Izquierdo  Fight Time Promotions is starting 2017 off with a bang. Starting with this week’s announcement of the Alliance MMA deal (see here), and now the announcement of Fight Time 35 (a card that will set the tone for all cards for the rest of the year). The main card is Vagner Rocha in another title defense against Yoislandy “Cuba” Izquierdo. Whether you are a fight fan or media, this is sure to be a great matchup in so many ways. I feel the weight sits heavier on Vanger’s shoulders in many ways. One way being Vagner beating Rafael Alves (the last man to beat “Cuba”) via KO. Losing this fight could set him back at least two fights.  For Vagner to stay atop the weight class and have Fight Time Promotions bring him...

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Ben Stark: Fighter, Coach, Traveler

Ben Stark: Fighter, Coach, Traveler Ben Stark is only 34 years old and has already accomplished what takes many martial artists half of their lives. He has competed in MMA, Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai, traveled the world, and is currently  associated with one of the most recognizable teams in combat sports. Stark, a native of Connecticut, moved to Florida in 1994 and began his amateur career in MMA nearly a decade later. By 2006, following three amateur fights, he looked to turn pro but was delayed because of a car accident. “It really put a stop to everything that was progressing at the time,” Stark said. Despite the setback, Stark began his pro career with four straight wins, all submission finishes. That run wouldn’t end until 2007 when he suffered his first career loss. After a three year layoff, Stark would fight once again,...

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ROY JONES JR BACK IN ACTION ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016 “ISLAND FIGHTS 38”

ROY JONES JR BACK IN ACTION ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016  “ISLAND FIGHTS 38” **PRESS RELEASE** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   ROY JONES JR BACK IN ACTION ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016  “ISLAND FIGHTS 38” ALL PRO BOXING/MMA EVENT SET FOR AUGUST 13th AT THE PENSACOLA BAY CENTER PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 21, 2016) —  Roy Jones Jr (63-9) 46 KO’s will be returning to the ring in his hometown of Pensacola on August 13th taking on former cruiserweight champion “Rockin” Rodney Moore (17-11-2) 7 KO’s.   “I’m always excited to be fighting in front of my hometown fans who have shown me so much support during my career and I am looking forward to giving them an action packed fight” said Jones, Jr. McGee Wright, Jones’ long time manager said “He wants to end his career in Pensacola at some point, I’m not saying this is his...

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FFC 24 Press Release: FFC 24 Results

FFC 24 Press Release: FFC 24 Results FFC’s debut best scenario possible: Top KO’s and production   FFC 24 Daytona Beach took place this Friday at 8 PM with six MMA bouts and five kickboxing matches. The MMA part of the program was marked by some epic knock outs and the whole event was broadcasted live on CBS Sports. The MMA part of the evening offered some top fighters, electric bouts and well as a couple of memorable KO’s. Despite the fact that the kickboxing matches definitely did not disappoint the lovers of this spot, the KB part of the show was dominated by the two European fighters who proved that the American kickboxing scene still has to grow. FFC heavyweight champ Mladen Brestovac managed to retain his bet against the US fighter Steven Banks after he KO’d him with a high kick, which is his strongest...

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FFC 24 Daytona Beach weigh-in results: Tensions between Kimball and Van Buren

FFC 24 Daytona Beach weigh-in results: Tensions between Kimball and Van Buren FFC 24 Daytona Beach weigh-in results: Tensions between Kimball and Van Buren   The official weigh-in for FFC 24 took place this Thursday at 5 PM. The event itself will take place this Friday and it will be comprised of six MMA matches as well as five excellent kickboxing bouts.Most of the fighters made the weight with an exception of few fighters who were given an additional hour to make it. There were no significant incidents between the opponents except a minor verbal clash between Jeremy Kimball and Matt Van Buren. The fighters also gave their statements to the media ahead oftomorrow’s matches. The MMA part of the event will be filled with fighters coming from the US and Brazil and it will be headlined by two Brazilians – Thiago Rela and Danillo Villefort who is more than ready...

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Mladen Brestovac on FFC US events: “This is a bold move”

 Mladen Brestovac on FFC US events: “This is a bold move” Mladen Brestovac on FFC US events: “This is a bold move”   Mladen Brestovac, headliner of the kickboxing part of the FFC 24 event and FFC heavyweight champ has a certain opinion about FFC’s debut in the US. He also revealed what he thinks about his opponent this Friday in Daytona Beach.It has been two months now since he fought for the Glory heavyweight title against Rico Verhoeven. I have nothing to say that I did not say before. Rico is in top shape and he did an amazing match. I did my best. Maybe I could have done better, you can always do better and it’s always easy to spot mistakes afterwards. I was also a bit nervous, but as the match went on I was more relaxed as well as tired because he imposed brutal...

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