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JESSIE MAGDALENO HEADLINES TOP RANK “FIGHT NIGHT” FOR NABF JUNIOR SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE BELT IN FRISCO, TEXAS

Undefeated super bantamweight Jessie Magdaleno (21-0, 15 KO’s) from Las Vegas takes on Rey Perez (19-6, 4 KO’s) from the Philippines in a scheduled ten round title fight at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas, Saturday, August 1, 2015. The fight will also be shown on the Solo Boxeo Tecate fight card on Unimas and it will also include undefeated super featherweight Casey Ramos...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clarkson Stops Odom on ShoBox But Don’t Call It An Upset

Friday night, the boxing world caught a glimpse of the talents and swagger of one Samuel “The Main Event” Clarkson. While many boxing fans and pundits were taken aback by the upstart’s performance Friday night on Showtime’s ShoBox: The Next Generation, boxing fans in Texas have long known that Clarkson is one of the most exciting young boxers on the scene today. Of course...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 189: The Thrill and the Agony

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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawler vs MacDonald was a war to end all wars

UFC 189 will go into the record books as on of the best fight cards of all time. I’m not spewing unsubstantiated opinion here, I mean of all time. Fact of the matter is that there has not been as universally recognized night of fantastic fights on a PPV, in well, ever. Credit goes to the fighters who all collectively brought their “A-game” to what was one of the most hyped...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Recap of Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker’s title winning performance

Video recap of Maurice Hooker’s title winning performance on June 26, 2015 in Dallas.
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

MAURICE “MIGHTY MO” HOOKER GRINDS DOWN GALINDO IN FIVE ROUNDS IN DALLAS, TEXAS AND WINS THE WBO/NABO JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT TITLE

Undefeated Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (18-0-2, 14 KO’s) trained very hard for his title shot for the WBO/NABO Junior Welterweight Title and it was evident to his fans at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. What they saw was a mature and polished boxer coming into his own after establishing an undefeated record and thirteen big knockouts...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

XKO 26 goes down with a bang at Gas Monkey Live

Saturday night marked a culmination of sorts for Arlington based MMA promotion Xtreme Knockout.  For a little over five years the promotion, headed by the brothers Thomas and Chris Bussey along with their father Mike, have worked tirelessly to not only grow their promotion but elevate the MMA scene in North Texas behind fan-friendly fights and a fight atmosphere that can best be...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Eduardo Galindo fails to make weight for NABO title fight against Maurice Hooker; Hooker still accepts fight

MAIN EVENT UPDATE: Eduardo Galindo hit the scale at the weigh-in yesterday for the WBO NABO Junior Welterweight title 5 lbs over the limit at 145. He refused to lose the weight in the allowed 2 hour period (and in fact, gained slightly at the 2nd weigh-in). Galindo was fined and had to weigh-in this morning before NABO supervisor Porfirio Betegon at no more than 150 lbs. Galindo...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Trainer Vincent Parra talks about his fighter Maurice Hooker’s upcoming title fight

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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Exclusive interview with Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker prior to NABO title fight

NTF’s Hector Sanchez talks with NABO title challenger Maurice Hooker.
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: “The Undercard” June 26 Boxing in Dallas Ad

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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

RESULTS: Premier Fight Series 4 Heavy on Stoppages

West Texas may seem like as desolate a local as one can imagine, the fact that a number of talented fighters call the windswept oil fields home creates a pocked of talent not fully appreciated by some. Enter Premier Fight Series, a MMA promotion whose legacy has been carried on by family member Ricky and John Barrientes. Armed with a can-do attitude and a plethora of talent to chose...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cotto Has Successful Title Defense

Saturday June 6th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York in front of a crowd of 12,157, Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KO’s) defended his lineal WBC middleweight championship belt against Australian underdog Daniel Geale (31-4, 16 KO’s). From the opening bell Cotto had complete control of the bout. He was the quicker, stronger, and a more accurate fighter throughout the fight....
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

CKO 6 RISING STARS BOXING SHOW COMES TO FORT WORTH TEXAS BY JESSE RODRIGUEZ PROMOTIONS

After last month’s whirlwind of boxing events in the metroplex, Jesse Rodriguez Promotions returns with more professional boxing to Fort Worth with “CKO 6 Rising Stars” at the Forest Hill Civic & Convention Center. After five successful exciting and entertaining CKO boxing shows, Jesse Rodriguez once again brings the boxing fans what they want. This time the ring will be...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Geo Pacarariu remains undefeated in professional kickboxing with big win at LK2

Perhaps best known for his exciting fighting style in the sport of MMA, few fight fans knew of Octagon MMA’s Geo Pacarariu’s sterling credentials as a professional kickboxer. However, on Friday night Pacarariu impressed the masses with an exciting bout with Dutch kickboxing sensation Tommy Diekmann in the main event of Legacy Kickboxing 2 in Shreveport, LA. Over three hard-fought...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Fort Worth’s Kevin Holland improves to 3-0 with win Friday night in Laredo

Few local fighters have created as much buzz in just three fights as Fort Worth’s Kevin Holland. The Travis Lutter trained welterweight has caused a stir of sorts by calling out nearly everyone in his weight class in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. To date, Holland has backed up his brash words with three definitive victories in the past three months. His most recent victory came...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Keeton Gorton suffers broken jaw in loss to at Shamrock FC

Chop Shop MMA’s highly talented prospect Keeton Gorton suffered a broken jaw in the first round which forced an end to his fight Friday night. Gorton was fighting Horacio Escobar at the Shamrock FC: Charged promotion in Kansas City, MO. A crushing left hook caused the injury which forced the referee to declare Escobar the winner via TKO. Prior to taking the shot to the jaw Gorton...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 187 Quick Observations

UFC 187 was one of the most entertaining cards in recent history. Whereas some cards beat you over the head to pluck down your hard-earned money in the promise of a night of epic fights, the main card of UFC 187 was one of the rare instances when the fights out-weighed the hype. Some quick notes: I loved the fact that Daniel Cormier walked away with the UFC light heavyweight title...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

RESULTS: Xtreme Fight Club 34 features insane amount of finishes

MESQUITE, TX – Steve Armstrong’s Xtreme Fight Club’s 34th incarnation featured a night of fights that left the large crowd of fight fans going home happy.  The 12 bout amateur MMA card was highlighted by a plethora of fight finishes that made for not only an exciting night, but a quick night of work at the Mesquite Convention Center. In the night’s main event Evers Anderson...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Xtreme Fight Club 34 Goes Down This Saturday at the Mesquite Convention Center

Live MMA action returns to North Texas this weekend as Xtreme Fight Club 34 goes down this Saturday at the Mesquite Convention Center in Mesquite, TX. A full ammy MMA fight card is on deck and if you have evenr been to an XFC event then you know you can always expect the unexpected. Tickets are all priced for general admission meaning you won’t break the bank catching some MMA...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

James Vick Remains Undefeated in UFC Following First Round Sub of Jake Matthews

Fort Worth’s James Vick made a statement Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 65 following a picture-perfect guillotine submission of the much hyped Jake Matthews.  The fight took place on the night’s undercard. Early on it was Vick who appeared to be in for a rough fight as Matthews landed some hard left hooks and scored a thunderous takedown early on in the fight.  However,...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

CANELO ALVAREZ KO’S KIRKLAND AT MINUTE MAID PARK

In front of over 31,000 fans at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas this weekend, Canelo Alvarez landed a punch heard round the world and knocked out James Kirkland on the Golden Boy Promotions card which was shown on HBO.  The boxing ring was placed in the middle of the baseball park surrounded by thousands of fans that came to see the next superstar in boxing from Jalisco, Mexico...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas’ Charles Byrd Ready to Represent Legacy FC at Friday’s “Legacy vs RFA” Mega Fight

This Friday one of the rarest occurrences in modern day mixed martial arts will take place as Legacy Fighting Championship and RFA will team up to stage the a super fight card pitting fighters from each promotion against one anther. Cross promotions between rival promotional companies is a rarity these days but were pretty common occurrences in the early day of the sport.   The...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Things I Liked and Things I Didn’t Like From Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Well fight fans, the “Fight of the Century” has come and go and while the general feeling from the public is that this fight was a dud of the most epic proportions the fact remains that nearly 4 million people ordered the PPV and countless others made an effort to witness this fight. For all the hype and drama being used to build up this fight, the actual bout was a bit of a...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

“Fight of the Century?”

It’s been dubbed the “Fight of the Century” but while it may be the most lucrative boxing bout in the history one would have to think that more classic affairs such as Chavez vs Whittaker or Ali vs Frazier would carry the prerequisite historical weight for such hyperbole. Though, make no mistake, the eyes of the world will be upon Las Vegas this Saturday night when Floyd Mayweather...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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