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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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10 days ago  |  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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10 days ago  |  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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12 days ago  |  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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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Njokuani headlines Legacy 38 in Allen, Texas

Former WEC and UFC veteran Anthony Njokuani will make his Legacy Fighting Championship debut on the Legacy 38 card taking place February 13 at the Allen Events Center in Allen, TX. The main card will be broadcast live on AXS TV. Njokuani, fresh off of being released from the UFC, will return to his North Texas roots (Njokuani is from Garland, TX) when he takes on Thomas Gifford in...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the UFC’s deal with Reebok will force fighters to be more “fan-friendly?”

When the UFC announced yesterday that they had entered into a six year deal that effectively makes Reebok the official outfitter of the UFC and its fighters many were left to speculate how this would impact the finances of the fighters. Would these new found uniforms and agreement benefit the roughly 500 fighters currently on the UFC roster? Or, as some have suggested, is this a...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 181 ticket averaging nearly $500 for Hendricks vs Lawler

This Saturday, the UFC returns with an intriguing card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  UFC 181 will be the organization’s 300th event and will feature a five fight card with two world titles on the line.  In the co-feature, reigning World Lightweight Champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17-2, 9 KOs) will be making the first defense of his title against...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

MAURICE “MIGHTY MO” HOOKER STOPS BERGERON BY TKO TO GET TO 16-0 IN DALLAS, TEXAS

It has been o­­ver a year since undefeated Light Welterweight Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (16-0-2, 12 KO’s) from Dallas, Texas has stepped into the ring in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. He came back to the circled square after stopping his last two opponents in the first round to continue his climb in the ranks of the welterweight division. Fighting out of the Maple Avenue...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Official Weights for Saturday Night’s “Undercard” at the Dallas Convention Center

Official weights for the Undercard boxing promotion at the Dallas Convention Center: Maurice Hooker 144.5 vs Gary Bergeron 147 Tony Mack 164.5 vs Codale Ford 164.75 Enver Halili 146 vs Adam Ealoms 146 Frankie Agnew 126 vs Marco Alcarez 126 Fernando Garcia 129 vs Heath Cline 132 Thomas Smith 127.25 vs Carlos Adame 127.5
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

MAURICE “MIGHTY MO” HOOKER RETURNS TO THE RING IN DALLAS, TEXAS FOR “FIGHT NIGHT LIVE”

It has been over a year since undefeated Light Welterweight Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (15-0-2, 11 KO’s) from Dallas, Texas has stepped into the ring in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. He comes back to the circled square after stopping his last two opponents in the first round to continue his climb in the ranks of the welterweight division. Fighting out of the Maple Avenue Boxing...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Garcia Promotions brings Cage Combat 17 to Dallas on November 15

Houston-based MMA promotion, Garcia Promotions, is bringing their brand of MMA fights to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for the first time in the company’s existence. On November 15, Cage Combat 17 will take place at the Fair Park Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds in Dallas. Bolstered by literally a who’s who of local ammy fighters, Cage Combat 17 looks to be one of the most...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator 128 Weigh-In Results From WinStar World Casino & Resort

Thackerville, Okla. (October 9, 2014) – The Bellator weigh-ins have been completed from MIST Nightclub at the WinStar World Casino & Resort (777 Casino Ave, Thackerville, OK 73459) in preparation for Bellator MMA’s October 10th event. Bellator MMA will take place from the WinStar World Casino & Resort on Friday, October 10th with the first fight taking place at 6 p.m...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Sampson Returns to Action at Bellator 128

It’s been nearly two years since we saw Coppell’s Jason Sampson wreck shop inside the confines of an MMA cage.  Hampered by lingering injuries and subsequent surgeries, Sampson has not yet had a chance to fully capitalize on the talent that has led to a stellar 10-1 professional MMA record. Sampson is no stranger to adversity in life.  His days as a misspent youth saw him,...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

RESULTS: Xtreme Fight Club 10

  Official results from XFC 10 at the XKO Arena in Arlington, TX Eliel Gama (Gracie BJJ) submitted Julian Lujano (Texas Fighting Syndicate) via second round rear naked choke.  Time of the submission was 0:38. Francisco Cobos (George Prevalsky) defeated Peter Stanonik V (SAS) via unanimous decision in a muay thai bout. Jon Camero (Guy Mezger) scored a first round TKO (strikes...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

PAYANO TAKES BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE, MARROQUIN STOPS SOTO, HATLEY COMES BACK FROM CANVAS

Photos by Stacey Verbeek.  In a boxing ring in the middle of the Mesquite, Texas Arena in Mesquite, Texas, a boxing world champion was crowned. Only in Texas can something like this happen and Dominican Republic silver medalistJUAN CARLOS PAYANO (16-0, 8KO’s) came into this fight confident that he would win. Trained by German Caicedo in Miami in the final days leading up to this...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 178 Results

UFC 178 was one of those rear instances when a card you feel should be exciting turns out to exceed ones expectations.   In the main event of the night, flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson submitted an over-matched Chris Cariaso in the second round with a kimura. Donald Cerrone welcomed former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to the UFC with a blistering back and fourth...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Shlemenko losses belt, consciousness to Halsey at Bellator 126

A night of upsets highlighted an exciton night of action at Bellator 126 and in the end, the Bellator middleweight division has a new ruler.   Bellator’s ruthless Russian champion Alexander Shlemenko was effectively dominated by undefeated contender Brandon Halsey in the main event of Friday’s card at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, AZ. Halsey wasted no time in...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Leonardo Leites captures light heavyweight title at Legacy 35

  Tulsa, OK – Houston-based Legacy Fighting Championships made another stop outside the borders of the unusual confines in the State of Texas to hold Tulsa, OK captive with Legacy 35.  The event took place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino with the main fight card televised live on AXS TV. In the night’s main event, Brazilian import Leonardo Leite captured the Legacy light...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

IRON MIKE TYSON BRINGS THE “BIG TEXAS THROWDOWN” TO THE MESQUITE ARENA WITH A WORLD TITLE FIGHT

Mesquite Texas is going be put on the map on a large scale on Friday, September 26, 2014 because former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is in town. Whether you are a major or minor boxing fan, when the name Tyson is mentioned, people know who you are talking about. Throughout his career, when you saw a Mike Tyson fight, you knew he was going to knock somebody out. Born in Brooklyn...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Xtreme Fight Club 10 Amateur MMA & Muay Thai Fight Card Announced

As a fan of MMA in any form it is refreshing to see the North Texas region experience an uptick in amateur MMA promotions in recent years. Leading that charge here in the DFW is Steve Armstrong’s Xtreme Fight Club. Armstrong, who has an extensive history in the early days of martial arts in Dallas, has sought out a way for local fighters to get some amateur experience prior to...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

IRON MIKE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS “BIG TEXAS THROWDOWN” Press Conference Info

IRON MIKE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS “BIG TEXAS THROWDOWN” DALLAS PRESS CONFERENCE/ PUBLIC WEIGH-IN THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 3PM THE RUSTIC 3656 HOWELL STREET DALLAS, TX 75204 HOSTED BY BOXING LEGEND MIKE TYSON WHO: MIKE TYSON/Former Heavyweight World Champion           ANSELMO MORENO/WBA Bantamweight World Champion          JUAN CARLOS PAYANO/WBA #1 Ranked Contender...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Belts of Honorious Dallas 1 Delivers a Night of Ammy MMA Excitment

Belts of Honorious Dallas 1 results from the XKO Arena, Arlington, TX Brandon Chandler defeats Bryan Little with a first round TKO (punches).   Official time of the stoppage was 1:33. Louisiana’s Dan Streets defeated Dakota Ranallo with a first round technical submission due to a Ranallo shoulder injury.  The official time of the stoppage was 1:24 in round one. Frederico Olivera...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

CKO 4 Results

CKO4 revised results from North Texas Fisticuffs. MAIN EVENT Alex del Bosque (5-2, 3KO’s) wins UD against Manuel-Rey Rojas (9-1, 2KO’s). Co main event: Lightning Ray XIMENEZ (11-0) wins UD against Jesse Anguiano (2-4-1) Paco Cruz (3-0) wins against Marco Alcaraz (0-1) Jasmine Clarkson (1-1) wins against Amber Smith (1-1). Rematch? Joey Dunmoodie (7-2) wins against Javier Diaz...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: CKO 4 Interview with Manuel Rojas

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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: CKO 4 Interview with Amber Smith

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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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