XFC logo e1403041496365 Nascimento Abiltarov, Werner Shaparenko Superfights Headline XFCi 7, Nov. 1st on REDE TV!Four rising stars will collide in XFC Superfights at XFCi 7 when the show airs from the Sao Paulo Futebol Clube Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 1st. Red hot Brazilian prospect Allan Nascimento (12-3 MMA, 2-0 XFC) is set to face Ukrainian Ruslan Abiltarov (6-1 MMA) in the main event, while fellow Ukrainian, 19-year-old rising star Iryna Shaparenko will challenge Brazilian Juliana Werner in a female Strawweight Superfight co-main event at XFC’s second event of Season II. Thirteen fights stack the card, including the women’s Strawweight & Men’s Welterweight tournament quarterfinals. Ticket details will be unveiled soon.

XFC President, Myron Molotky expects a thrilling night in Sao Paulo. “XFC is putting together a world-class fight card for the fans. Allan Nascimento is one of world’s top prospects. He is hungry for the belt, but will find a very tough opponent in his way on November 1st. Abiltarov has impressed our matchmaker Eduardo Duarte and our organization at his fights in Europe. We are also equally as excited to see the Werner-Shaparenko bout and our tournament fights. This is a great card for our XFC fans.”

Both main event fighters are world-level rising stars. The 23-year old Chute Boxe representative, Allan Nascimento will enter the hexagon with gold on his mind. Seeking his third straight victory under the XFC banner, he’ll look to claim an opportunity to fight for the XFC World Championship Flyweight title. Nascimento has submitted two opponents in a row, forcing the tap of Andre Lourenco at XFCi 5 last June and Matias Vasquez two months before that. His opponent, Ukrainian Ruslan “The Predator” Abiltarov, is one year younger. Abiltarov isn’t nicknamed Predator by mistake; he makes his XFC debut carrying a 16-4-1 professional record and an 8-0 amateur record, with only one fight coming by way of a judge’s decision.

As usual at XFC, women will also have their opportunity to shine. On the main card, Santa Catarina born Juliana Werner, a 33-year old knockout veteran, will make her debut in the XFC against Ukrainian Iryna Shaparenko. Shaparenko, 14 years younger than Werner is a submission specialist, finishing five of her seven fights by forcing opponents to tap. Also on the card is a Brazil vs. Colombia duel featuring 21 year old undefeated muay thai specialists Liana Ferreira Pirosin (2-0 MMA) and Marcela Yineris (5-1 MMA) as part of the Women’s International Strawweight tournament. Rounding out the tournament will be Brazilian undefeated prospect Viviane “Sucuri” Pereira (6-0 MMA) vs Fernanda Pinheiro (2-0 MMA), then Ukraine’s Marina Moroz (4-0 MMA) vs Brazil’s Karine Silva (5-0 MMA) & Hungrary’s Dora Perjes (6-0 MMA) vs Brazilian Luana Santos Medeiros (2-0 MMA); all must-watch fights in the 115lbs female grand prix.

The Men’s Season II International Welterweight Tournament will also be showcased live on Rede TV! on November 1st , where the versatile XFC veteran Cairo Rocha (11-4 MMA, 3-1 XFC) will try to reach gold once again. Rocha’s first obstacle will be the formidable Russian, Sergei Bal (15-8-1 MMA). Guyana born Carlston Harris (5-2 MMA) and Paulo Cesar dos Santos (1-1 MMA) are also two young rising fighters named to be part of the grand prix. They are set to fight, respectively, Brazil’s Ariel Jaeger (4-1 MMA) and Venezuela’s Anthony Suarez (7-3 MMA). Opening the 170lb. tournament will be fellow Brazilians Geraldo Coelho (7-1 MMA) vs. Michel Pereira (10-4 MMA).

Before the Rede TV! broadcast goes live, the XFCi 7 night will begin with a highly anticipated Lightweight Tournament Reserves fight between Willian Vitori Cilli (7-3 MMA) vs. Reinaldo Ekson (2-0 MMA). Followed up with a Featherweight Tournament Reserves battle between Romeiro Santana dos Santos (1-0 MMA) and Islan Reis (3-1 MMA). All four fighters vying for their place in the tournament, if/when a fighter from their weight class happens to become injured.

XFCi 7 will feature 13 fights from multiple divisions, as the promotion showcases The Next Generation of MMA fighters. Airing live on Rede TV! November 1st at 11:30pm ET / 0h30BT from the Sao Paulo Futebol Clube in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this second event of Season II is aligned to once again top network ratings as one of the most watched programs on television. Fans outside of Brazil can watch the action on the free live stream via Rede TV! on the XFC website. Fans can also follow the fighters throughout training camp on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. For more information visit www.XFCMMA.com.

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fight network header e1413229651499 Fight Network Presents GFC 4: Hari vs. Quarteron  LIVE Oct. 16 at 12 p.m. ETFight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live international broadcast of the Global Fighting Championship 4: Hari vs. Quarteron kickboxing megashow from Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 12 p.m. ET, featuring “The Bad Boy” Badr Hari against reigning IKF Muay Thai champion Patrice Quarteron, plus a one night four-man single elimination heavyweight tournament featuring Melvin Manhoef, Ismael Lazaar, Tai Tuivasa and Mohamed Karim with a million dirham cash prize up for grabs.

Fight Network’s live broadcast will air on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., nationwide in Canada, Roku devices across North America, and globally in over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

For a full listing of Fight Network’s broadcast schedule, please visit tv.fightnetwork.com and follow on Twitter @fightnet, become a fan on Facebook and visit us on Instagram @fightnet.

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KSW 28 e1412343822734 KSW 28 and Enfusion 21 LIVE Saturday, Oct. 4 on Fight NetworkFight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of KSW 28: Fighters’ Den from Szczecin, Poland, this Saturday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. ET.

Fight Network’s live broadcast will air on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., nationwide in Canada, Roku devices across North America, and globally in over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

One of the world’s preeminent mixed martial arts organizations, Saturday’s live KSW broadcast is headlined by a showdown between Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Rolles Gracie and Polish powerhouse Karol Bedorf for the KSW heavyweight championship.

In other featured bouts, Poland’s Michal Materla clashes with Brazil’s Jorge Luis Bezerra at middleweight, red-hot Polish heavyweight Marcin Rozalski battles recent Bellator tournament contender Peter Graham of Australia, while Polish UFC veteran Maciej Jewtuszko meets Serbian standout Vaso Bakocevic in a lightweight tussle, and Polish welterweight star Rafal Moks takes on “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil” cast member Daniel Acacio.

The full fight card for KSW 28: Fighters’ Den includes:

-Karol Bedorf (10-2) vs. Rolles Gracie (8-2) – KSW heavyweight title
-Michal Materla (20-4) vs. Jorge Luis Bezerra (19-10)
-Marcin Rozalski (5-2) vs. Peter Graham (9-7)
-Maciej Jewtuszko (10-2) vs. Vaso Bakocevic (16-6-1)
-Rafal Moks (9-6) vs. Daniel Acacio (30-16)
-Anzor Azhiev (4-1) vs. Helson Henriques (7-2-1)
-Rafal Jackiewicz (0-0) vs. Marcin Parcheta (0-0)
-Michal Andryszak (12-4) vs. Michal Wlodarek (5-0)
-Kamil Walus (4-2) vs. Jedrzej Mackowiak (3-0)
-Jakub Kowalewicz (4-1) vs. Kamil Gniadek (7-2)

Saturday’s primetime lineup will also include a live broadcast of Enfusion Volume 21 from Merseburg, Germany at 7 p.m. ET. The show features an Enfusion 95 kg title bout pitting Russia’s Niko Falin against Morocco’s Mohamed Boubkari.

Then, at 9 p.m. ET, Fight Network presents an encore of Friday’s live telecast of Final Fight Championship 14 from Ljubljana, Slovenia, featuring a back-to-back kickboxing and mixed martial arts doubleheader with the “Blue Label” kickboxing card headlined by Samo Petje vs. Teo Mikelic and the mixed martial arts card topped by Lemmy Krusic vs. Antun Racic.

Finally, immediately following Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 54 event from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Fight Network will televise the live official post-fight press conference, including reaction and exclusive post-fight interviews from all the big winners.
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final fight championship 14 e1412291384289 Final Fight Championship 14 live on Friday, Oct. 3 on the Fight NetworkFight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of Final Fight Championship 14 from Ljubljana, Slovenia, this Friday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. ET, featuring a two-hour “Blue Label” kickboxing card followed by a two-hour “Red Label” mixed martial arts lineup.

Fight Network’s live broadcast will air on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., nationwide in Canada, Roku devices across North America, and globally in over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Headlining the kickboxing portion of the telecast, Samo Petje battles Teo Mikelic, plus Mirko Vorkapic meets Kevin Hasseling, Denis Chorchyp takes on Dzenan Poturak and Miran Fabjan fights Boban Krusic.

In the mixed martial arts main event, Slovenia’s own Lemmy Krusic clashes with Croatian Antun Racic, while the co-feature pits Stjepan Bekavac against Marcin Prachino.

Immediately following the live international broadcast of Final Fight Championship 14, Fight Network will televise the weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 54 from Halifax, Nova Scotia, headlined by a pivotal welterweight bout between Canada’s Rory MacDonald and Belgium’s Tarec Saffiedine. Throughout the week, Fight News Now: MMA Edition and Fight News Now Extra will feature on-site coverage from the event, including exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

Upon the conclusion of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event, Fight Network will televise the official post-fight press conference, including reaction and post-fight interviews from all the big winners.

Also on Friday at 9 p.m. ET, Fight Network will air the live prelims for the BattleGrounds MMA: One Night Elimination tournament on pay-per-view feature previews, analysis and undercard action from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The live action continues on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. ET, as Fight Network presents KSW 28: Fighters’ Den from Poland, showcasing world-class MMA stars, including Karol Bedorf vs. Rolles Gracie, Michal Materla vs. Jorge Bezerra, Marcin Rozalski vs. Peter Graham, Maciej Jewtuszko vs. Vaso Bakocevic and Rafal Moks vs. Daniel Acacio.
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Fight Network FNTSY Sports Network e1411518208258 Fight Network, FNTSY Sports Network launch on Shentel CableAnthem Media Group Inc. announced today the world’s premier combat sports television channel Fight Network and the first-ever channel dedicated to fantasy sports FNTSY Sports Network have launched on Shentel Cable’s new FANS Choice Sports package.

The new sports package became available to Shentel Cable customers on August 19, 2014. The package also includes Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S., as well as NFL RedZone HD, Fox Soccer Plus HD, ESPN Buzzer Beater HD, World Fishing Network HD and Horse Racing TV HD.

Fight Network HD can be found on channel 363, while FNTSY Sports Network HD is available on channel 366. In order to receive FANS Choice, Shentel Cable TV customers must be subscribed to the Ultimate or Ultimate HD TV package. FANS Choice is an additional $5.95 per month.

Shentel Cable is available in Virginia, West Virginia and portions of western Maryland.
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XFC logo e1403041496365 Anticipation rises as the XFC Featherweight World Championship Title is put on the line Sept. 27th at XFCi6For the first time in its history, the XFC will host a title fight on International soil! On September 27, in Araraquara (SP), Brazilian Featherweight Champion Deivison Ribeiro puts his title on the line against USA’s Waylon Lowe at XFCi 6; an event that headlines the Season II International Tournament & Superfight Series kickoff at the Gigantão Arena.

The sole Brazilian to hold an XFC World Championship Belt, Deivison “Dragon” Ribeiro was born in the small city of Igarapé-açu, Pará, 122km away from the capital Belem. Today he lives in the United States, representing the American Top Team of Coconut Creek. Inside the HeXagon, Ribeiro has won three of his four fights, all on American soil. His latest victory was against Russia’s Farkhad Sharipov, which earned him the World Championships Title and his 25th victory in 35 fights. At just 25 years old, the Brazilian Champion owns an impressive record (25-9-1) that includes 10 KO/TKO’s and four submissions. On Sept. 27th, the Dragon will now make his debut in his native country under the XFC banner, in the main event of XFCI6, as the promotion kicks off their second season of International tournaments & Superfights in Araraquara.
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XFC logo e1403041496365 XFCi 6 Co Main Event: Women’s Strawweight Tournament Championship Features Vanessa Guimaraes vs. Vanessa Melo After debuting the Season I International Tournament & Super-Fight series inside RedeTV studios in Brazil, XFC will now host events throughout Latin America! On September 27, at the Gigantão Arena in Araraquara (SP) the promotion will kickoff their second season; televised on the largest open broadcast network in Latin America, Rede TV! and streamed worldwide for FREE on their website XFCMMA.com.

Headlined with the first World Title Fight on Brazilian soil, Deivison “Dragon” Ribeiro (Brazil) puts his featherweight title on the line against USA’s Waylon Lowe. In the co-main event, the post-poned Season I women’s strawweight tournament finale between Vanessa Melo and Vanessa Guimarães will round out a stacked card of thirteen action packed fights. The card also includes the kick-off of the Women’s Flyweight & Men’s Bantamweight tournaments.

Raising the bar from regional fights to International disputes, the XFC’s first season outside the U.S. boasted record shattering ratings. Season II shows signs of reaching even further heights, with 48 athletes from 17 different countries signed to step into the HeXagon. At XFCi 6: Brazil, United States, Russia, Finland, Mexico, and Colombia will all have fighters representing their country. Throughout Season II’s five event series, over 23 countries will be represented. Four events are set to take place in 2014 with the tournament finale in January 2015.

Now at the helm of the XFC operations, Myron Molotky has assumed the presidency of the XFC in both the United States and international operations, at his side are CEO Edward Jung and matchmaker Eduardo Duarte.

“We are very excited about our second international season, it’s full of talented fighters and great matchups.” Molotky stated. “Our initial goal was fulfilled in the first season, to showcase the XFC to another part of the World. We came to Brazil to discover and provide opportunities for young athletes, to allow them to show their talent and compete on one of the Worlds largest stages. In season II we will continue that vision, but now shift to arena shows allowing thousands more fans to experience XFC events, as we spread our principles of honor and integrity,” he concluded.

Season II of the XFC International Tournament and Super-Fight Series will begin on Sept. 27th, 2014. Four of the thirteen fights will be broadcast live on Rede TV! in Brazil and streamed worldwide to XFC fans for FREE via the promotions website. Follow the XFC and their fighters daily on all major social media platforms and view the entire fight card at XFCMMA.com.