Thursday, October 29, 2015

Five Reasons to Care About Cage Fury Fighting Championships 52 This Weekend


Cage Fury Fighting Championships touches down in Atlantic City, N.J. for their 52nd show, and whether you're watching from the bleachers or on CBS Sports Network, you're in for a treat. A UFC vet who's been out of action since 2011 will return to begin his climb back into the spotlight, a rising star lightweight will fight for a belt, and a pair of ladies will throw down. Interested? Well, if you're still on the fence, here are five reasons why you should care about CFFC 52:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

NYFE Champ Sam Watford Debuts at Bellator, Kicks Ass


New York Fight Exchange champ Sam Watford, who ruled the lightweight division with an iron fist, made his pro debut at Bellator 144 last night, and dominated all three rounds for the unanimous decision.

This marks the first time an NYFE vet has gone straight from the amateur ranks to Bellator, and Watford definitely made the most of it - and definitely made us all proud (even though he's from Connecticut).

From the Instagram of Kevin Roddy, Who Fought at Bellator Last Night


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Watch Two UCL Champs Battle It Out


New York Fight Exchange 8, which took place on September 8 in Queens, saw a ton of fights go down, but one of the most notable of the bunch was the scrap between Jerome Mickle and Jonathan Velez.

Mickle and Velez aren't just a pair of UCL vets, they were champions in the organization, so this one was compelling for that reason alone. But since graduating to the NYFE, Mickle has carved out a heck of a reputation as a slugger and a career trajectory that seems destined for bigger things. Velez, meanwhile, just likes to fight.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Aggressive Combat Championships 13 Poster


Extreme Cage Fighting Press Release



Extreme Cage Fighting Returns to Queens with Another Loaded Fight Card

Astoria, N.Y. (Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015) – Premiere martial arts organization Extreme Cage Fighting (ECF) will be returning to the Melrose Ballroom in Astoria, Queens, this Saturday night, presenting another incredible night of fights at ECF 7: Total Domination. A leader in MMA, K-1, Muay Thai and grappling super fight matches, ECF is the fastest growing amateur league in New York and guarantees to entertain.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Five Reasons to Care About Aggressive Combat Championships 12 This Weekend


Thanks to a female kickboxer with a gigantic rack, you've been bombarded with stories about this show throughout the Internet - you probably just didn't realize it. That's right, I'm talking about Aggressive Combat Championships 12, which goes down on Saturday night at the Queens Theater in Flushing-Meadows Park, and features some of New York City's best and most promising talent clashing in the cage. In fact, if you're looking for a reason to care about this event, there are five very good reasons why you should buy a ticket (or watch live on and they have nothing to do with boobs.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Breaking Down the UFC's Preliminary Injunction vs. New York


On Monday, the UFC filed another lawsuit against the State of New York that claimed the Combative Sports Law banning professional MMA was Unconstitutional. That was the jab. Yesterday came the right cross, in the form of a preliminary injunction.

A preliminary injunction (PI) is a request for a court order that would make a party refrain from an action that causes a potential harm, and it's filed before the court decides on the merits of a particular case. That's what the UFC filed yesterday, and it essentially asked the presiding Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of New York to order the State Attorney General, the New York State Athletic Commission, et al. to not shut down the planned UFC event at Madison Square Garden in April.

Here's a breakdown of the PI:

If the MMA Bill Passes Early, There Will Be No UFC at MSG in April


Timing is everything, and that's especially true of the UFC's announced event at Madison Square Garden in April. For the groundbreaking event to happen, Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of New York must grant the UFC their preliminary injunction, which was filed yesterday. But all bets are off if the legislature repeals at the beginning of the legislative session the Combative Sports Law banning pro mixed martial arts .

I spoke in detail about this possibility on Sherdog's Press Row - listen to it here.