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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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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

NORTHTEXASFISTICUFFS NEWS CALENDAR

09/20/14- CKO IV is back and brought to the metroplex by Jesse Gonzalez Promotions, in Fort Worth, Texas at the Pequeno Mexico Event Center at 900 University Drive, Fort Worth, Texas, 76114. The main event will be Manuel “the Punisher” Rojas (8-0) from Fort Worth, Texas against Alexis “el Perro” Del Bosque (4-2, 3KO’s), from Monterrey, Mexico at 135 lbs. CKO IV is also...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

SPENCE STOPS BOLANOS IN SECOND ROUND

When NTF spoke to Olympian welterweight Errol Spence, Jr. (14-0, 10KO’s) from Dallas, Texas this past weekend, he was in top shape to go the full eight rounds in last night’s fight at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. But it was clear from the first round that Noe Bolanos (24-11, 16KO’s) wasn’t going anywhere near eight rounds, as the southpaw Spence snapped his jab and followed...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: “In the Ring with Hector Sanchez” – Errol Spence

Our boxing editor Hector Sanchez sits down with undefeated prospect Errol Spence.  
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

“In the Ring with Hector Sanchez” – Post Fight Interview with Samuel Clarkson

Hector speaks with exciting prospect Samuel Clarkson following his win at Boxing at the Ballroom.
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

“In the Ring with Hector Sanchez” – Post Fight interview with DeAnthony Bonner

Hector catches up with DeAnthony Bonner following his win at Boxing at the Ballroom.
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: “In the Ring with Hector Sanchez” – Post-Fight Interview with Maurice Hooker

Hector Sanchez catches up with Maurice Hooker following his win at Boxing at the Ballroom.
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans put on dominating performances at UFC Fight Night 49

The UFC invaded Tulsa, OK for the first time in its storied career and while the headlining bout of UFC Fight Night 49 was a lightweight scrap between former champion Benson Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos, an argument could be made that three North Texas based fighters stole the show.  Granted, it should be noted that Cage Authority is based in Dallas, TX. Still, one can not front...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

DALLAS’ MIGHTY MO”HOOKER FINISHES VALENZUELA IN FORT WORTH TEXAS

Photo Credit: Stacey Verbeek Coming into this fight, Junior Welterweight Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (15-0-2, 11 KO’s) from Dallas, Texas had concluded with a great training camp with his trainer Vincent Parra and last night he put on an explosive show for the fans in attendance at Paulie Ayalas “Scott G. Sherman Boxing at the Ballroom charity event in Fort Worth, Texas. Hooker...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: In the Ring with Hector Sanchez – Vincent Parra and Mighty Mo

Hector sits down with Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker and his trainer Vincent Parra to discuss “Mo’s” fight tonight in Fort Worth.
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

“MIGHTY MO’” HOOKER IS THE MAIN EVENT AT PAULIE AYALAS BOXING AT THE BALLROOM

Photo Credit: Stacey Verbeek On Friday night in Fort Worth, Texas, Dallas’s Junior Welterweight Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (14-0-2, 10 KO’s) will be taking on Carlos Valenzuela (6-0-0, 3KO’s) from Sonora, Mexico. The fight is scheduled to go six rounds as the main event on a night that is benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth.   The boxing event is...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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