Bellator 185 Weigh In Video and Prelim Card Video

Below is the preliminary card, which begins tomorrow at 6:30 pm ET: Don’t Miss Bellator MMA: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko – Live Tonight 9/8c, only on Spike Complete Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko Fight Card: Middleweight Main Event: Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (56-9, 1 NC) Welterweight Feature Bout: Neiman Gracie (6-0) vs. Zak Bucia (18-8) Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Heather Hardy (1-0) vs. Kristina Williams (Debut) Lightweight Feature Bout: Ryan Quinn (13-7) vs. Marcus Surin (4-0) Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Ana Julaton (2-2) vs. Lisa Blaine (1-0) Preliminary Card: Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Jordan Young (6-0) vs. Alec Hooben (5-3) Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Costello van Steenis (8-1) vs. Steve Skrzat (8-9) Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Vinicius de Jesus (5-1) vs. Joaquin Buckley (7-1) Lightweight Preliminary Bout: John Beneduce (2-1) vs. Dean Hancock (2-1) Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Timothy Wheeler (1-4) vs. Pete Rogers (2-4) 150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Don Shainis (3-1) vs. Matthew Denning (5-6) 150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Frank Sforza (6-0) vs. Vovka Clay (3-2) Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Kevin Carrier (Pro Debut) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (Pro Debut) Flyweight Preliminary Bout: John Lopez (6-4) vs. Billy Giovanella (9-5)

MMA Fight Radio Thurs Oct 19

Guests: Ryan Bader, Max Griffin, Derek Brunson, Nate Quarry and Roland Sarria MMA Fight Radio airs live Thurs Nights here in Phoenix 6-8 pm / Pacific Time 6-8pm / Eastern Time 9-11pm To listen via Google Play App Click here To listen via IPhone App Click here MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, with our host “Big Jaybowski” Jay Pagliaro along with co-hosts, Shawn “Dallas” Hall a MMA Judge and Deseree Flores Produced by Penny Buffington and Sponsored by the Nationwide Warranties. Joshua Boyd – Las Vegas Correspondent James Hirth – Midwest Correspondent Paal Eide – East Coast Correspondent w/  Yadlynd Eide as photographer MMA Fight Radio Main Photographers include Eddie Buffington, Penny Buffington News, Reviews and Interviews with today’s hottest national and local fighters, including expert analysis of all things MMA: including the UFC, Bellator, LFA, and more. Connecting listeners to MMA events and fighters with contests, prizes, ticket giveaways and more! MMA AT IT’S FINEST Men age 35+ demographic; MMA Fight Radio is reaching on average 13,000-15,000 per show Persons age 25-54; MMA Fight Radio is reaching 13, 300-15,200 persons per show MMA Fight Radio reaches 128,000 monthly cumulative audience. NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060 AM is one of the top sports stations in the Valley with a reach of 4 million Light Heavyweight Bellator MMA World Champion Ryan Bader  Bellator 186 NOVEMBER 03, 2017 / BRYCE JORDAN CENTER, UNIVERSITY PARK, PENNSYLVANIA   Ryan Bader 23 – 5 – 0 vs Linton Vassell 18 – 5 – 0 UFC Fight Night 119 OCTOBER 28, 2017 / SAO PAULO, BRAZIL Derek Brunson 17 – 5 – 0 Lyoto Machida 22 – 7 – 0 Max Griffin 13 – 3 – 0 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos 17 – 5 – 0 Embed from Getty Images Nate Quarry calling in – to discuss Bushido Battleground which premiered Oct 18  – hosted by former UFC fighter Nate and former NFL safety Tony Parrish – more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=FwLDQfE2kYI  and http://www.elreynetwork.com/   Embed from Getty Images   Roland Sarria to discuss Ultimate Combat Fighting Challenge Oct 28 – Elks Lodge Event Center DIERKS BENTLEY AND BON IVER’S S. CAREY TEAM UP FOR “HOLD THE LIGHT” FROM UPCOMING FILM ONLY THE BRAVE     SONG AVAILABLE NOW AT http://strm.to/DB-HoldTheLight The CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee Writes and Records Song for Film Based on Home State of Arizona’s Granite Mountain Hotshots Columbia Pictures and Black Label Media’s Only The Brave in Theaters Nationwide October 20 CULVER CITY, Calif. – September 22, 2017 – The distinctive vocals of multiplatinum singer/songwriter and Arizona native Dierks Bentley resonate throughout “Hold The Light,” his first-ever song written and recorded for a motion picture. Also featuring Bon Iver’s S. Carey, “Hold the Light” is featured in Columbia Pictures and Black Label Media’s Only The Brave, in theaters nationwide October 20.  The song was written by Bentley, Carey, Joe Trapanese and Jon Randall. Bentley first took action in 2013 when he organized and hosted the Country Cares Concert in Arizona, which raised more than half a million dollars for the families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. The new song honors and embodies the spirit of the true heroism depicted in the film and is available now at all digital retailers and streaming partners, at http://strm.to/DB-HoldTheLight. In composing the song, Bentley and Carey worked closely with Only the Brave composer Joe Trapanese.  In the collaboration, the songwriters worked Trapanese’s film theme into the music of the song, providing a seamless transition between song and score and resulting in a song that is integral to the film itself. Bentley said, “This is at the top, if not the most meaningful experience I’ve ever been a part of,” said Bentley. “It hits me harder than any other song I’ve had a chance to be a part of. Over the last couple years I’ve met and gotten to know Brendan, the sole survivor, and my mom has met with some of the guys’ families, and it’s still unfathomable to put yourself in any of their shoes. But, our goal was to create a message of hope and love. I’m honored to have been a part of it.” Joseph Kosinski, the director of the film, added, “This story resonated deeply with Dierks from the beginning – he was one of the first to raise money to support the families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and his commitment has been unwavering since then. The theme comes from the score and the lyrics come from the heart, so it was a natural fit for the film.” Carey said, “Working on this song with Joe, Dierks, and the whole crew was a true honor. My brother-in-law has been a wildlands fire fighter for the last several years so I had a somewhat personal starting point for the creative process. I’m extremely thankful to be able to honor these men, these true heroes, in the form of a song in a beautiful, powerful film.” To learn more about Only the Brave, see a testimonial video in which Bentley, Carey and survivor Brendan McDonough describe honoring the sacrifice of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, and find out how you can support the wildland firefighter communities through The Granite Mountain Fund, go to www.OnlyTheBrave-Movie.com. It’s not what stands in front of you – it’s who stands beside you. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire. The film stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, with Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly. Directed by Joseph Kosinski and written by Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer, based upon the GQ Article “No Exit” by Sean Flynn, the film is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Michael Menchel, Erik Howsam, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Dawn Ostroff, and Jeremy Steckler. ABOUT DIERKS BENTLEY Current CMA “Male Vocalist of the Year” nominee Dierks Bentley has a “reputation as one of the hardest-working entertainers in country music” (Music Row) as “he sells out enormous tours, is a perennial favorite of format radio stations, and earns critical acclaim without compromising his artistic vision,” (Entertainment Weekly). With 17 No. One hits and more than one billion digital streams he “continues to take risks that pay off,” (USA Today) as his eighth studio album BLACK, has been hailed the “most fully-formed LP of his career,” (TIME). After making its debut at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, BLACK has garnered nominations from the ACM, CMA, GRAMMY and Billboard Music Awards while earning three consecutive No. Ones; the gold-certified title track and the PLATINUM certified hits “Somewhere On A Beach” and “Different For Girls.” “The bluegrass picker, the love  song singer and the stadium rocker all packaged together” (Associated Press) has been a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade and has illustrated his depth and diversity as an artist with “ferocious live performances” (Fresno Bee) throughout his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR, which claimed the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Tours selling over 750 million tickets. For more information visit www.dierks.com. About Sony Pictures Entertainment Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group includes film labels Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Classics.  For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: A NEW WORLD CHAMPION FINALE FRI DEC 1

UFC LAUNCHES A NEW DIVISION FOR FEMALE FIGHTERS BY CROWNING ITS FIRST WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION AT THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: A NEW WORLD CHAMPION FINALE TICKETS FOR  THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: A NEW WORLD CHAMPION FINALE AT PARK THEATER ON SALE FRIDAY, OCT. 20 Las Vegas — Women’s MMA in the UFC® extends to new boundaries when one talented athlete is crowned the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight champion at THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: A NEW WORLD CHAMPION FINALE, Friday, Dec. 1 at Park Theater in Las Vegas. One of the 16 women competing on the current season of The Ultimate Fighter® will make UFC history as the first champion in a new 125-pound weight division. Some of the world’s most exceptional female fighters from a variety of different backgrounds converged to compete on The Ultimate Fighter this season, including two UFC vets, Roxanne Modafferi and Lauren Murphy, former Invicta FC flyweight champion Barb Honchak and seven-time world jiu-jitsu champion Sijara Eubanks. The experience levels ranged from 2-1 Shana Dobson to Modafferi’s 34 professional bouts. Women came from across the globe, bringing different life experiences that range from Hungary’s Melinda Fabian to Nicco Montano, who was born and raised on an Indian reservation in Arizona, but all with the same goal of leaving Las Vegas with gold strapped around their waist. The winner of this season will join an elite group of current and former UFC champions, including Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Matt Serra, Michael Bisping, TJ Dillashaw, Carla Esparza and Robert Whittaker who have competed on The Ultimate Fighter and have gone on to win a world title in the Octagon®. In addition, winner of season 23 of The Ultimate Fighter Andrew Sanchez (10-3, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) returns to action to take on submission ace Ryan Janes (9-2, fighting out of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) in a middleweight showdown. Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Eric Spicely (10-3, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) clashes with dynamic finisher Gerald Meerschaert (26-9, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) at 185 pounds. Sean O’Malley (8-0, fighting out of Glendale, Ariz.), who competed on the first season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, puts his undefeated record on the line against heavy-handed bantamweight Terrion Ware (17-6, fighting out of Hawthorne, Calif.). And former 135-pound title challenger Joe Soto (18-5, fighting out of Porterville, Calif.) meets undefeated Brett Johns (14-0, fighting out of Swansea, Wales). For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change. Visit the UFC® Press Portal for information and content to support your UFC coverage. THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: A NEW WORLD CHAMPION FINALE will air live on FS1 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Friday, Dec. 1 with the prelims kicking off the evening on FS1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. Tickets for THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: A NEW WORLD CHAMPION FINALE go on sale Friday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $150, $100, $75 and $50 (prices do not include applicable service charges and handling fees). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at the Park Theater Box Office. UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, Oct. 19 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com. About UFC® UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader, Endeavor, together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 163 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 35 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

LFA 24 Weigh In Live Coverage and Photos

Held at Brick and Barley in Tempe AZ     LFA 24 – Frincu vs. Millender Friday, October 13, 2017 Comerica Theatre Phoenix, Arizona undercard starts at 4:30 PM     Mackenzie Dern Returns to the Octagon Looking to Keep Her Undefeated Record! The main event of the evening pits #4 ranked Matthew “The Thunder From Down Under” Frincu (11-2) against Curtis “Curtious” Millender (12-3) in a Welterweight showdown. In the co-main event of the evening, the Bantamweights are up to bat as RFA Fighting veteran, Joey “The Beast” Miolla (9-2) returns to AXS TV to battle with another RFA veteran, Vinicius Zani (10-4). The feature fight of the night is the one we’ve all been waiting for! Mackenzie Dern (3-0) returns to fight against fitness model and bodybuilder, Mandy “MissDemeanor” Polk (3-3). The action starts at 9/8c on AXS TV with commentators Ron Kruck, UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich & Cat Zingano Main Card Match-ups and Weigh-in Results for LFA 24 are Below: Welterweight: Curtis Millender 12-3 (170.4) vs. Matthew Frincu 11-2 (170.8) Bantamweight: Vinicius Zani 10-4 (134.6) vs. Joey Miolla 9-3 (135.4) Flyweight: Mandy Polk 3-3 (123.8) vs. Mackenzie Dern 3-0 (124.8) Lightweight – Maycon Mendonca 6-2 (154.2) vs. LaRue Burley 7-3 (155.2) Featherweight – Toninho Marajo 7-3 (145.6) vs. Cory Sandhagen 5-1 (144.2) Bantamweight – Glen Baker 3-2 (135.8) vs. Kevin Natividad 4-0 (135.6) Lightweight – Nick Chasteen 0-0 (155.8) vs. Keoni Diggs 3-0 (155.4) Tweet along with the action using #LFA24 AXS TV, your home for MMA. ➡ Share with a Friend. ➡

UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: LAWLER vs. DOS ANJOS

FORMER CHAMPS COLLIDE AS UFC® RETURNS TO WINNIPEG   TICKETS FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: LAWLER vs. DOS ANJOS AT BELL MTS PLACE GO ON SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20   Winnipeg, Canada – A pair of former UFC® world champions will throw down in a welterweight thriller at Bell MTS Centre on December 16. UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: LAWLER vs. DOS ANJOS will see former welterweight champion and No.1-ranked contender Robbie Lawler (28-11 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida, USA) look to take another step back towards a title shot when he meets one-time lightweight titleholder and No. 5 ranked welterweight Rafael dos Anjos (27-9, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).   A dangerous knockout artist, Lawler has engaged in some of the most memorable bouts in UFC history. During his 170-pound title reign, he earned legendary wins over Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit. Following a loss to current champ Tyron Woodley, he rebounded with a sensational victory over Donald Cerrone in July. Undefeated since moving up to 170 pounds earlier this year, dos Anjos immediately cemented his contender status with an impressive victory over Tarec Saffiedine. He then followed up his welterweight debut with a dominant submission win against Neil Magny.   UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: LAWLER vs. DOS ANJOS will also feature a battle of light heavyweight contenders, as No.3 ranked Glover Teixeira (26-6, fighting out of Danbury, Connecticut, USA by way of Sobralia, Minas Gerais, Brazil) faces No.8 Misha Cirkunov (13-3, fighting out of Toronto, Canada by way of Riga, Latvia).   A one-time title challenger, Teixeira has fought the who’s who of the light heavyweight division. He holds victories over Rashad Evans, Ovince Saint Preux, Ryan Bader and Quinton Jackson. In his last outing, he came up short in a Fight of the Night effort against Alexander Gustafsson. Cirkunov burst into the UFC’s 205-pound scene with four consecutive stoppage wins against Nikita Krylov, Ion Cuțelaba, Alex Nicholson and Daniel Jolly. The Latvian-born fighter aims to use Teixeira as a stepping stone into title contention.   UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: LAWLER vs. DOS ANJOS will also boast the following fights:   –        No.11-ranked light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-7, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) squares off with No.15 Jared Cannonier (10-2, fighting out of Anchorage, Alaska, USA) –        In a clash of dynamic flyweights, No.11-ranked Tim Elliott (15-8-1, fighting out of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, USA) takes on Justin Scoggins (11-4, fighting out of Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA) –        The Ultimate Fighter Nations® winner Chad Laprise (13-2, fighting out of Chatham, Ontario, Canada) looks to continue his momentum at welterweight against dynamic striker Galore Bofando (5-2, fighting out of London, England by way of Democratic Republic Congo) –        Talented kickboxer John Makdessi (14-6, fighting out of Montreal, Canada) locks horns with heavy-hitting Abel Trujillo (15-6 1NC, fighting out of Boca, Raton, Florida, USA) –        Tristar Gym’s Nordine Taleb (13-4, fighting out of Montreal, Canada by way of St. Tropez, France) meets Sambo specialist Sultan Aliev (14-2, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida, USA by way of Dagestan, Russia) –        Italian prospect Alessio Di Chirico (10-2, fighting out of Rome, Italy) faces dangerous striker Oluwale Bamgbose (6-3, fighting out of New York City, USA) in a middleweight bout –        In a battle of knockout artists, Vitor Miranda (13-6, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) welcomes Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Seriesstandout Julian Marquez (6-1, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)   For more information or current fight news, visit ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

UFC 218: HOLLOWAY vs EDGAR Plus:  ALISTAIR OVEREEM vs FRANCIS NGANNOU  N EDDIE ALVAREZ vs JUSTIN GAETHJE

FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION MAX HOLLOWAY TO DEFEND WORLD TITLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MOTOR CITY AGAINST MMA LEGEND FRANKIE EDGAR Plus: (#1) ALISTAIR OVEREEM vs (#4) FRANCIS NGANNOU (#3) EDDIE ALVAREZ vs (#5) JUSTIN GAETHJE TICKETS FOR UFC® 218: HOLLOWAY vs EDGAR AT LITTLE CAESARS ARENA ON SALE FRIDAY, OCT. 13 Las Vegas – UFC® will make its first appearance in Detroit in more than 20 years with the 145-pound world title on the line when Max Holloway makes his first walk as champion against No. 2 ranked Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC® 218: HOLLOWAY vs EDGAR. Setting the stage for the main event will be two bouts with title implications as No. 1 ranked Alistair Overeem and No. 4 Francis Ngannou clash in a heavyweight tilt, and top lightweight contenders No. 3 Eddie Alvarez and No. 5 Justin Gaethje try to position themselves in the stacked l55-pound division. The event takes place Saturday, Dec. 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and will air live on Pay-Per-View.Featherweight champion Holloway (18-3, fighting out of Waianae, Hawaii) was considered the future of the division, and the future is now. Coming off a dominant third-round knockout of long reigning champion Jose Aldo, Holloway marked his arrival as champion in emphatic fashion. Edgar (21-5-1, fighting out of Toms River, N.J.) hopes to make history of his own by becoming only the fourth athlete in UFC history to become a two-division champion (Conor McGregor, BJ Penn, Randy Couture). The New Jersey native won the 155-pound title in 2010 against Hall-of-Famer BJ Penn and held it until a 2012 loss to Benson Henderson. In the co-main event, top-ranked Overeem (43-15, 1 NC, fighting out of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) looks to earn another crack at the heavyweight title with an impressive performance against budding phenom Ngannou (10-1, fighting of Paris, France). Overeem is one of the best heavyweights in MMA history and has been a champion in almost every promotion he has competed in, with only the UFC title eluding him. Overeem has finished 38 of his 43 wins, 21 by knockout and 17 by way of submission, proving that he is versatile and capable of ending the fight wherever it goes. On the other side, Ngannou is a knockout artist who possesses the one punch power that makes him one of the most feared competitors in MMA today. With his meteoric rise, a win over someone with the credentials Overeem has would make it nearly impossible to deny him a shot at current champion Stipe Miocic in his next bout. Additionally, an electrifying lightweight matchup between the coaches of this season of The Ultimate Fighter®, Alvarez (28-5, 1 NC, fighting out of Philadelphia, Penn.) and Gaethje (18-0, fighting out of Arvada, Colo.) will also be featured on the main card. The two strikers have combined for 37 finishes, 31 by way of knockout and 20 in the first round, so don’t expect for this bout to go the distance. Alvarez is a former UFC champion who hopes a win over the undefeated Gaethje will propel him back into title contention. Gaethje is coming off a Fight of the Year candidate performance against perennial contender Michael Johnson in his promotional debut and knows a win over a recent champion will confirm that he’s knocking on the door of a shot at the 155-pound crown. Additional bouts: · Olympic gold medalist, No. 2 ranked flyweight Henry Cejudo (11-2, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.) clashes with No. 4 Sergio Pettis (16-2, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) with both men eyeing a title shot · Michigan native Drakkar Klose(8-0-1, fighting out of Glendale, Ariz.) returns home to meet Swedish striker David Teymur (6-1, fighting out of Stockholm, Sweden) in a lightweight duel · In a battle of high ranked strawweights, No. 9 Felice Herrig (13-6, fighting out of Crystal Lake, Ill.) and No. 12 Cortney Casey (7-4, fighting out of Maui, Hawaii) look to take one step closer to title contention · Michigan’s own Amanda Cooper (3-3, fighting out of Bath, Mich.) takes on fellow The Ultimate Fighter alum Angela Magana (11-8, fighting out of Phuket, Thailand) at 115-pounds · Light heavyweight power puncher Jeremy Kimball (15-6, fighting out of Colorado Springs, Colo.) meets undefeated striking sensation Dominic Reyes (7-0, fighting out of Victorville, Calif.) For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change. Visit the UFC® Press Portal for information and content to support your UFC coverage. UFC® 218: HOLLWAY vs EDGAR will air live on PPV at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Saturday, Dec. 2, with the prelims kicking off the evening on FS1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 6:15 p.m. ET/3:15 p.m. PT. Tickets for UFC® 218: HOLLWAY vs EDGAR go on sale Friday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. ET and are priced at $250, $175, $125, $100, $75 and $50 (prices do not include applicable service charges and handling fees). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. ET via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, Oct. 12 starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

MMA Fight Radio 10/5/17 program review

Host Jay “Big Jay Bowski” Pagliaro and Shawn “Dallas” Hall got the show underway talking about the Las Vegas tragedy with special co-host ringcard/fitness competitor girl Deseree Flores and in-studio guests LFA 24 competitor Larue Burley and LFA 25 competitor Jordan Larson. They also discussed cutting weight, and Mandy Polk’s chances against Machenzie Dern at LFA 24.   MMA FIGHTER LARUE BURLEY In-studio guest Larue Burley (7-3) – who apparently resembles rapper T.I. – discussed his upcoming fight with Maicon Mendonca (6-2) at LFA 24. When asked if he took fights to further his career, he said “I’ve had 1 fluke fight…everybody I’ve ever fought was supposed to be ‘the next big thing’…and I’m 7-3”. “All those dudes were undefeated…I haven’t fought anyone with an upside-down record other than 1 time” he continued. They also discussed his bout with James Nakashima and his questionable tactics (eye pokes and groin shots) that Burley states cost him the contest. “It would’ve been a lot better fight if hadn’t stabbed me in my eye…I literally could not see until the next Wednesday out of my left eye. When the doctor came up to me, it was the craziest thing because he was literally in front of me and all I could see was the tip of his nose.” he said. The eye poke occurred in the first minute of the fight. He continued to compete, believing “the show must go on” but looking back, he wished he had not because he had lost all depth perception and was missing the majority of his punches. Jordan Larson chimed in stating he was in the same position in his last fight after receiving an illegal knee strike. He said “Could I have continued to fight. Yes…but I’m not on point. It wasn’t my fault that it happened. How mad am I going to be later if I don’t make that decision? I was winning that fight…there’s not going to be an asterisk next to it. It’s going to be an ‘L’. That’s all anybody’s going to see…it’s tough to make that call.” After Deseree mentioned Nakashima felt it should’ve been an easier win, storming out of the cage, Larue continued “you put my nuts into my head and stabbed me in my and you still couldn’t finish me. I guarantee if you let me do that to you, I’m going to finish you”. When Dallas asked what he’d do differently if he fought him again, Larue said “knock his damn jaw off”.   CTE AND MMA After a break they discussed the connection between CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) and MMA. Jay asked the fighters in the room what steps they take to protect themselves. “A lot of it’s your gym time” Jordan began. “You have to have coaches watching these sparring sessions, making sure that they’re not full-out fights…and you’re not in there bashing each other’s heads around… there’s a time and place for hard sparring but it also needs to be monitored” he continued, stating that those are the sessions where the hard strikes add up. Dallas mentioned that PRIDE FC and UFC veteran Gary Goodridge said he knew he got his CTE from sparring in the gym. “He was knocked out in the ring several times but he never felt after that like he did after sparring” stated Dallas. Jordan also felt that head gear made sparring sessions worse, giving you a false sense of security and allowing you to utilize poor head movement. Jay asked the question of where is the line between going to hard and not hard enough. Larue said you have to rely on a good partner who knows “when to hit and how hard to hit” and that if you don’t have fighters with fights coming up, you don’t need to do as much hard sparring and time is better spent on drilling and technique. Larue doesn’t like the headgear either as it catches when he turns his head and doesn’t allow him to see hook punches coming at him. Jordan also said “you need to put your ego aside. If you’re coming in there to ramp up your ego for the day, that’s the wrong answer. That’s where you’re going to end up damaging (yourself) or your training partner”. Deseree mentioned that, from her BJJ experience, she knows it is the new people that will hurt you and the more veteran fighters and students know not to turn it up without a good reason.   MMA FIGHTER JORDAN LARSON Jordan Larson (8-3) discussed his upcoming fight with Kassius “Killa Kayne” Holdorf (9-4) at LFA 25 on October 20th in Nebraska (Holdorf’s home turf). Larson says he likes fighting there as some of the pressure is off when fighting away from home. He intends to “out MMA” Holdorf and feels his striking will open up his takedowns.   MMA FIGHTER/PRO FITNESS FIGURE COMPETITOR/IFBB PRO MANDY POLK Mandy Polk (3-3) will be taking on Mackenzie Dern (3-0) at LFA 24 on October 13th. Jay mentioned that Mandy is in the “UFC of body-building” asked how she felt that background helped her when it comes to cutting weight in MMA. “100%. There’s nothing better than having the background I have. I’m like a doctor/scientist/trainer when it comes to cutting weight. I can start from 140lbs or 120lbs and be functional at whatever weight I come in at because of my background”. She also mentioned that many women in MMA struggle with weight as their bodies are always changing and she is able to use the science of her sport to put the best version of herself possible in the cage. Mandy still actively participates in IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) competitions and last competed in 2016. Deseree and Mandy discussed the similarities, differences, and even the mutual disdain of the sports of bodybuilding and MMA. “They are both very different and both extremely difficult”. She also mentioned that MMA prepares her body for fitness competition like nothing else. “I do have to be a one-woman Cirque du Soleil out there. I have to put on a show. I have to perform.” Mandy also said talked about how she can maintain a muscular physique and still have ample cardio. Earlier this year in Tennessee, Mandy also helped apprehend a bad guy. They were having a meal after leaving a fight and after seeing a physical struggle, she grabbed the guy around the waist until bystanders stepped in. Knowing the legal process, she was glad didn’t have to do any more than that. As for opponent Mackenzie Dern, Mandy is actually a fan of Dern’s and was inspired by her BJJ win over Gabi Garcia. Now she’s pumped to face her in MMA competition. She knows Dern’s game plan is going to be to take her down so – without unveiling too much of her own game plan – she’s be training a lot of wrestling and takedown defense. The conversation turned to the touchy subject of retaining water for women and the difficulties female athletes face that male competitor are oblivious to.   UPCOMING FIGHTS The guys mentioned that everyone made weight for the Bellator show on Friday. They also talked about upcoming fights between Carlos Condit/Neal Magny and Frankie Edgar/Max Holloway. The conversation turned to John Moraga’s need to change his walk out music (a Tupac track) in his bout with Magomed Bibulatov due to the recent Las Vegas shooting. As we now know, Moraga scored a 1st Rd KO in the biggest upset of the night.   MMA FIGHTER TRACY CORTEZ Fight Ready MMA athlete Tracy Cortez (0-1, 3-0 Amateur) takes on Roxanne Ceasear (0-2, 2-4 Amateur) at WFF on November 4th. The pair met previously in KOTC and Cortez won by TKO early in the 1st Rd. Even with the win, Tracy hopes to put on a better show. Touching on her loss in her pro debut at Invicta FC 25, Tracy said “it lets me know where I stand as a fighter…she was more experienced. I just need to learn how to control my nerves in the big spotlight like that”. The first fight took place in Texas and this time she gets to fight at home. Tracy also talked about her martial arts background, which includes wrestling and BJJ. She believes she’s good at everything. Not great but well-rounded. She also said that having her boyfriend Benny Madrid as her trainer has really helped her put everything together and helps her avoid some of the mistakes he made in his career. Putting the previous win aside, Tracy respects Roxanne’s abilities and believes she’s faced quality opponents despite her record. UFC 216 MAIN FIGHTS/CORNERMAN The guys opened with discussion of the Fabricio Werdum/Derrick Lewis fight and how Werdum almost started with Tony Ferguson. Dallas felt Lewis should stand and bang with the Brazilian. Jay felt Werdum should work to get the fight to the ground where he was most comfortable. The majority of the crew felt Werdum would win. However, as we now know Derrick Lewis did not compete and Werdum defeated Walt Harris by armbar early in the 1st Rd. Moving on to Demetrious Johnson/Ray Borg, Dallas felt it would go 3 rounds while Deseree felt it would go just 2. Jay felt that the most dangerous fighter is the one that has nothing to lose. All felt Johnson would make history. And as we now know, Johnson did go on to break the records for title defenses, submitting Borg in the 5th Rd. And concerning Tony Ferguson/Kevin Lee, Dallas and Deseree took Lee to win while Jay and Jordan took Ferguson. As we now know, Ferguson submitted Lee via triangle choke in the 3rd Rd to win the UFC Interim Lightweight Championship. Until next time. James Hirth  

BELLATOR 184: DANTAS VS. CALDWELL RESULTS & PHOTOS

  Darrion Caldwell (11-1) defeated Eduardo Dantas (20-4) via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 50-45) Quote from Darrion Caldwell: “I have been waiting for this moment for my whole life. Darrion Caldwell is the Bellator bantamweight champion, that has a nice ring to it doesn’t it? I want to be an active champion, I want to bring some prestige to this belt. You’ll be hearing from me very soon.” Emmanuel Sanchez (16-3) defeated Daniel Straus (24-8, 1 NC) via submission (triangle choke) at 1:56 of round three Quote from Emmanuel Sanchez: “Since I signed with Bellator I’ve always taken on everyone Scott Coker has put in front of me. Nothing is changing now, so tell me, who’s next? It doesn’t matter what weight class, or who it is, I’ll fight anyone.” Pat Curran (23-7) defeated John “Macapa” (21-3-2) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26) Quote from Pat Curran: “It felt so great to get back inside the Bellator cage. This was the calmest, most composed I’ve ever felt while competing. Now, one job is done and I can focus on my other. But let me make one thing clear, I want that belt.” Leandro Higo (18-3) defeated Joe Taimanglo (23-8) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) Quote from Leandro Higo: “Tonight was my first step towards getting back to where I belong. During my debut, I was filling in on short notice and unfortunately missed weight. For this fight, I made sure to come in at 135-pounds to show my commitment to becoming a world champion. It doesn’t matter who wins tonight’s main event, the bantamweight belt will be mine.” Manny Muro (9-3) defeated Emmanuel Rivera (6-2) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Sean Holden (6-2) defeated Shakir McKillup (7-6) via TKO (punches) at 4:39 of round two Carrington Banks (7-0) defeated Steve Kozola (8-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-25) Chance Rencountre (11-2) defeated Justin Patterson (9-4) via submission (D’Arce choke) at 2:58 of round one Teagan Dooley (6-2) defeated DeMarcus Simmons (1-1) via submission (Americana) at 2:12 of round two Westin Wilson (5-2) defeated L.J. Hermreck (3-3) via submission (rear-naked choke) at :55 of round two Kendall Carnahan (6-1) defeated Daniel Carey (3-2) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) Ernest James (1-0) defeated Ray Jones (0-1) via TKO (punches) 2:53 of round one

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Connecting listeners to MMA events and fighters with contests, prizes, ticket giveaways and more! MMA AT IT’S FINEST Men age 35+ demographic; MMA Fight Radio is reaching on average 13,000-15,000 per show Persons age 25-54; MMA Fight Radio is reaching 13, 300-15,200 persons per show MMA Fight Radio reaches 128,000 monthly cumulative audience. NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060 AM is one of the top sports stations in the Valley with a reach of 4 million   LFA 24 OCT. 13, 2017 / COMERICA THEATRE, PHOENIX, AZ LaRue Burley 7 – 3 – 0 vs Maicon Mendonca 6 – 2 – 0 LFA 24 OCT. 13, 2017 / COMERICA THEATRE, PHOENIX, AZ  Mandy Polk vs Machenzie Dern – Polk is also a pro fitness competitor @MandyPolk LFA 25 Jordon Larson vs. Kassius Holdorf October 20, 2017 in Omaha, Nebraska Tracy Cortez  – Fighting for WFF Nov 4 @ Wild Horse Pass     DIERKS BENTLEY AND BON IVER’S S. CAREY TEAM UP FOR “HOLD THE LIGHT” FROM UPCOMING FILM ONLY THE BRAVE     SONG AVAILABLE NOW AT http://strm.to/DB-HoldTheLight The CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee Writes and Records Song for Film Based on Home State of Arizona’s Granite Mountain Hotshots Columbia Pictures and Black Label Media’s Only The Brave in Theaters Nationwide October 20 CULVER CITY, Calif. – September 22, 2017 – The distinctive vocals of multiplatinum singer/songwriter and Arizona native Dierks Bentley resonate throughout “Hold The Light,” his first-ever song written and recorded for a motion picture. Also featuring Bon Iver’s S. Carey, “Hold the Light” is featured in Columbia Pictures and Black Label Media’s Only The Brave, in theaters nationwide October 20.  The song was written by Bentley, Carey, Joe Trapanese and Jon Randall. Bentley first took action in 2013 when he organized and hosted the Country Cares Concert in Arizona, which raised more than half a million dollars for the families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. The new song honors and embodies the spirit of the true heroism depicted in the film and is available now at all digital retailers and streaming partners, at http://strm.to/DB-HoldTheLight. In composing the song, Bentley and Carey worked closely with Only the Brave composer Joe Trapanese.  In the collaboration, the songwriters worked Trapanese’s film theme into the music of the song, providing a seamless transition between song and score and resulting in a song that is integral to the film itself. Bentley said, “This is at the top, if not the most meaningful experience I’ve ever been a part of,” said Bentley. “It hits me harder than any other song I’ve had a chance to be a part of. Over the last couple years I’ve met and gotten to know Brendan, the sole survivor, and my mom has met with some of the guys’ families, and it’s still unfathomable to put yourself in any of their shoes. But, our goal was to create a message of hope and love. I’m honored to have been a part of it.” Joseph Kosinski, the director of the film, added, “This story resonated deeply with Dierks from the beginning – he was one of the first to raise money to support the families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and his commitment has been unwavering since then. The theme comes from the score and the lyrics come from the heart, so it was a natural fit for the film.” Carey said, “Working on this song with Joe, Dierks, and the whole crew was a true honor. My brother-in-law has been a wildlands fire fighter for the last several years so I had a somewhat personal starting point for the creative process. I’m extremely thankful to be able to honor these men, these true heroes, in the form of a song in a beautiful, powerful film.” To learn more about Only the Brave, see a testimonial video in which Bentley, Carey and survivor Brendan McDonough describe honoring the sacrifice of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, and find out how you can support the wildland firefighter communities through The Granite Mountain Fund, go to www.OnlyTheBrave-Movie.com. It’s not what stands in front of you – it’s who stands beside you. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire. The film stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, with Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly. Directed by Joseph Kosinski and written by Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer, based upon the GQ Article “No Exit” by Sean Flynn, the film is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Michael Menchel, Erik Howsam, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Dawn Ostroff, and Jeremy Steckler. ABOUT DIERKS BENTLEY Current CMA “Male Vocalist of the Year” nominee Dierks Bentley has a “reputation as one of the hardest-working entertainers in country music” (Music Row) as “he sells out enormous tours, is a perennial favorite of format radio stations, and earns critical acclaim without compromising his artistic vision,” (Entertainment Weekly). With 17 No. One hits and more than one billion digital streams he “continues to take risks that pay off,” (USA Today) as his eighth studio album BLACK, has been hailed the “most fully-formed LP of his career,” (TIME). After making its debut at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, BLACK has garnered nominations from the ACM, CMA, GRAMMY and Billboard Music Awards while earning three consecutive No. Ones; the gold-certified title track and the PLATINUM certified hits “Somewhere On A Beach” and “Different For Girls.” “The bluegrass picker, the love  song singer and the stadium rocker all packaged together” (Associated Press) has been a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade and has illustrated his depth and diversity as an artist with “ferocious live performances” (Fresno Bee) throughout his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR, which claimed the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Tours selling over 750 million tickets. For more information visit www.dierks.com. About Sony Pictures Entertainment Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group includes film labels Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Classics.  For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com.