LATEST STORIES FROM NORTH TEXAS FISTICUFFS

Evan Cutts makes long-awaited return to fighting

It has been over two years since North Texas’ Evan “The Butcher” Cutts entered the cage for a professional prizefight. At 5-1, Cutts was always considered a unique talent who blended unflinching heart with a wrestling-based submission game. However, after suffering a debilitating injury while filming Bellator’s reality fight series Fight Master, Cutts has been laying low...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas-based Boxing Reality Show “The Undercard” Returns for Season 2 and New Fight Card March 6

Last year Undercard Promotions set about giving some select local boxing talent an outlet to shine and showcase their talents to the masses. The result was “The Undercard” a reality show series that followed the lives and exploits of some of Dallas’ brightest boxing talent. Airing on KDAF-TV, CW33, in the Dallas-Fort Worth market the show was a success and culminated in a...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Burrow upsets Anthony Njokuani at Legacy 38

Friday night Houston’s Legacy Fighting Championship headed north on I-45 to the Dallas suburb of Allen. Boyed by a stacked fight card that featured some of the area’s brightest talent in addition to the Legacy debut of former WEC/UFC banger Anthony Njokuani, Legacy 38 had all the makings of an unforgettable night of MMA action. In many respects, the card did the impressive and...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

OSCAR MOJICA WINS TEXAS BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE AT “2015 A NIGHT TO FIGHT” IN DALLAS, TEXAS

In his first eight round fight, Dallas’ Oscar Mojica (6-0, 1KO) took the fight to the crafty Alejandro Moreno (24-33, 11KO’s) at the Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas, Thursday night in front of a packed house and wins by unanimous decision to capture the Texas Bantamweight Title. Alex Del Bosque (6-2, 3KO’S) from Monterrey, Mexico lands three consecutive left hooks to the body...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: In the Ring – Hector Pena of Ring of Hope

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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Hard Work the Tao of Jason Sampson

Speak with Dallas-based bantamweight fighter Jason Sampson and it becomes abundantly clear that he is a starch proponent of the saying, “hard work pays off.” In fact, in general conversation he drops the phrase to point that it takes on what seems a self-guiding mantra. However, if you know Sampson, know his redemption story, and then it becomes obvious. For Sampson, hard work...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

FIGHTS AT THE FRONTIERS OF FLIGHT MUSEUM IN DALLAS, TEXAS TAKE OFF FOR THE RING OF HOPE BOXING GYM

Once again the annual boxing event at the Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas returns and this time “2015 A NIGHT TO FIGHT” brings with it an exciting night of professional boxing. This year the Ring of Hope is teaming up with Jesse Rodriguez and CKO promotions for this special event. This special occasion will benefit the Ring of Hope Boxing Club which is managed by head trainer...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh F**k! Both Diaz and Silva fail UFC 183 drug tests

So by now you have probably been inundated with shattering revelation that both Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both failed drug screens prior to their fight last Saturday at UFC 183.  Silva got popped for a number of PEDs, while Diaz tested positive for the less stigmatized drug, weed.  The immediate effect of this news is that their fight, a fight in which Silva won handily, could...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Diaz gives no f*cks and we love him for it

Nick Diaz has absolutely zero ***** to give these days; the fans know it, the UFC knows it, his opponents know it. That is why Diaz has achieved an enviable level of respect, appreciation, and fanfare. In a sport that has quickly seen its participants adopt the bland, non-offensive drivel that leaves questions unanswered and conversations quick to cure your insomnia Diaz stands out...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Legacy 38 Marks Legacy FC Return to North Texas

Legacy Fighting Championship has been heralded as one of the premier organizations fostering the talent of Texas-based fighters.  Having grown from a local entity to a regional powerhouse promotion fans have become accustomed to Legacy FC putting on shows featuring some of the best talent in the Lone Star State and abroad. Though primarily a Houston institution, Legacy has branched...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumble Young Man Rumble

Before we revisit Saturday night’s upheaval of the light heavyweight pecking order I would like to take a moment to say…I told you so. Really looking forward to tonight’s main event. I think Rumble is going to pull off the win with a stoppage. Just my gut. #UFCStockholm — Cage Authority (@CageAuthority) January 24, 2015 Not that I relish in doing the Nelson, “Ha-ha,”...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Robbery in Boston; Sean Spencer drops decision to Cathal Pendred in worst UFC judging ever

Dallas’ Sean Spencer knew he would have an uphill battle heading into his Sunday bout against Cathal Pendred in Boston. Despite being the betting favorite and establishing himself as a viable prospect in the UFC welterweight division, Spencer was matched as the clear B-side to Pendred who not only was riding the Connor McGregor coattails behind the “Irish Invasion” of Boston...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

DALLAS’ RAY XIMENEZ, JR. DEFEATS JESSE HERNANDEZ IN BANTAMWEIGHT BATTLE AT CKO 5

The much anticipated main event on CKO5 in Fort Worth, Texas gave the crowd what they wanted and more in a battle of bantamweights from Dallas and Fort Worth. Going into this fight, both fighters were undefeated and city bragging rights were one of the topics on the line. But the main topic was which fighter would keep his undefeated record and which one would not. Ray Ximenez, Jr...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Boston: Exclusive Interview with UFC Welterweight Prospect Sean Spencer

North Texas Fisticuffs caught up with UFC welterweight prospect Sean Spencer to talk about his upcoming fight against Cathal Pendred at UFC Fight Night Boston this Saturday.
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

XKO 24: The Return of Shporen

It has been nearly a year since the last time Little Elm’s Lior Shporen climbed the steps to enter the realm of combat that is an MMA cage. The birth of a child and the demands of running his own company leave precious little time to endure the rigors of training. Not that Shporen relished being away from the cage. After all, this is a man who devoted countless hours and miles...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

CKO 5 FINAL RESULTS FROM FORT WORTH TEXAS – DALLAS’ RAY XIMENEZ, JR. DEFEATS JESSE HERNANDEZ IN BANTAMWEIGHT BATTLE MAIN EVENT

Quick results from Saturday night’s CKO 5 card from Fort Worth: Dallas’Ray Ximenez Jr. (12-0, 3KO’s) gets unanimous decision against Fort Worth’s Jesse “The One” Angel Hernandez (4-1, 4KO’s). Bantamweights. Joey Dunmoodie (7-2) wins by unanimous decision against Jeremy Hall (2-4). 165 lbs Francisco Paco Cruz (3-0) defeats Ryan Mar (2-1) in close split decision. 135...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Exclusive interview with CKO 5 Headliner Ray Ximenez Jr.

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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

RAY XIMENEZ, JR. HEADLINES CKO 5 IN FORT WORTH AGAINST JESSE HERNANDEZ THIS SATURDAY

Boxing is coming back to Fort Worth, Texas, and once again Jesse Rodriguez and Cavalry Knockout Promotions are bringing CKO5 to the metroplex and it is headlined by two undefeated boxers. The main event will be Fort Worth’s Jesse “The One” Angel Hernandez (4-0, 4KO’s) who will be taking on the undefeated lighting Ray Ximenez, Jr. (11-0, 3KO’s) from Pleasant Grove, a suburb...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Legacy Fighting Championship to launch professional kickboxing promotion Jan. 16 in Houston

Houston-based Legacy Fighting Championship has grown in leaps and bounds in just a few short years.  From being a local promotion to a regional powerhouse in the MMA world, Legacy has always found new and innovative ways to provide fight fans an experiance they will not forget. This is why it come as no suprise that Legacy’s braintrust would take their love of kickboxing and...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

XKO 24 – Meet and Greet/Media Day this Thursday at Sherlock’s Arlington

XKO 24 will take place on January 17 at the XKO Arena in Arlington, TX. The event holds a special level of recognition as it will mark the 5th year anniversary of the North Texas based MMA stalwart. As such the fin folks behind Xtreme Knockout are hosting their first ever promotional meet and greet/media day. Fight fans are encouraged to swing by the Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub in...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

All Hail the G.O.A.T.

Arms lifted in defiance, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones retained his title Saturday night in the most braggadocios manner possible, by belittling the patented grinding mindset of his opponent cum hated rival Daniel Cormier. Was the action perceived as gloating by Cormier and nearly every fan watching? You bet it was, but it was also a liberating moment for Jones...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Xtreme Knockout Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary; Announce Fight Card for XKO 24

North Texas’ Xtreme Knockout Promotions has long-held the title of most active fight promotion in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, but it still seems hard to believe that 2015 will mark the MMA promotion’s fifth year in existence. It is a testament to the promotions commitment to the local fight scene that despite the financial uncertainties professional fight promotion presents...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Johny Hendricks Lose Title to Weight Cut?

The prevailing image of UFC 181’s main event war between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler was that of Hendricks hugging for dear life the leg of Lawler in the fourth and fifth round of their title fight. After starting the fight strong it appeared that Hendricks simply stopped fighting. Gone was the fire and tenacity that we have grown to expect from Hendricks, in its place was...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

MEDIA DAY FOR CKO 5 IN FORT WORTH TEXAS BY JESSE RODRIGUEZ AND CAVALRY KNOCKOUT PROMOTIONS

Jesse Rodriguez and Cavalry Knockout Promotions is bringing CKO 5 to Fort Worth, Texas after a successful boxing event at CKO 4. It is Media Day on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 and that is the place to be to meet and greet the fighters as the final lineup for CKO 5 will be announced. CKO 5 will be held on Saturday January 10, 2015 once again at the Guys and Dolls Ballroom in Fort Worth...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Crusade Combat’s Hal Brock discusses UFC/Reebok deal and its impact on MMA apparel companies

The dust has far from settled from the impact of this week’s announcement that the UFC would enter into an exclusive apparel/uniform deal with Reebok but there are already ripples being felt in the MMA world. Whether this deal is a boon or a bust for UFC fights remains to be seen. Additionally, it is not yet known how this agreement will impact the numerous apparel companies and...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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