Combat Challenge 20
Sat Apr 21 6:30PM ET
The North American Allied Fight Series (NAAFS) returns to GFL.tv with “Combat Challenge 20” at Chapparells Community Center in Akron, Ohio on April 21. NAAFS is one of the most prolific MMA organizations in the country as it runs a monthly event in and around the Ohio area. The 15-bout card features many of the rising stars in the Midwest region and looks to create new stars for the future.
In a co-main event, James Pfieffer (6-0) from Kim’s Martial Arts battles Jared Zarlingo (5-2) from Wrecking Crew. Both fighters come into the bout holding titles with different organizations. Pfieffer is a grinder and likes to wear out his opponents and put them through the ringer every round. He has 4 of 6 wins by decision and it’s in large part thanks to his awesome cardio condition which allows him to take the fight to another level in the later rounds while his opponents are sucking for wind. A fight with Pfieffer is a fight his opponents remember. For Zarlingo, he is on a 3-fight win streak and looks to give Pfieffer his first loss. A well-rounder fighter, Zarlingo has wins by KO and submission and is a very different styled fighter than his opponent. This will be a clash of wills as these two athletes will butt heads in the cage as soon as the bell rings. Whoever can dictate the pace will be at a huge advantage.
In a featured bout of the night, Josh Kallai (3-1) from Evolve MMA takes on Nick Browne (2-0) of Uniontown Fight Club in a lightweight scrap. Kallai looks to regroup as he suffered his first defeat in his last fight, losing a tough decision. Browne is a slick grappler who holds two submission win victories. This should be a great matchup of two, young, hungry lightweights at the beginning of their careers.
“Combat Challenge 20” will no doubt be an explosive card that will whet the appetite of any MMA fan. Be sure to catch all of the action from this event live on April 21 exclusively at GFL.tv.For full fight card and more details about this event, visit gfl.tv or click here
The Rise of a Warrior – 6
Sat Apr 21 7:30PM ET
“Rise of a Warrior 6” is back on GFL.tv and the card features a lightweight title fight and the continuation of a welterweight tournament. This event will showcase some of the rising talent in Florida along with giving the fans a title match in the stacked lightweight division. It all goes down on April 21, at the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce, Florida.
In the main event, IFG Champion Charles Rosa (15-2) fights Fernando Tovar (6-1) in a 155 lb contest. Rosa won the title by defeating former Champion, Chad Livingston by unanimous decision. Livingston previously defeated Tovar to win a tournament and be crowned champion so things have come full circle for Tovar who again finds himself battling for the IFG title. Rosa is a well-rounded fighter with wins by both KO and submission and holds a significant advantage in experience over the challenger. But Tovar has had plenty of time to re-tool and regroup and work on a different strategy since his last bout and fans expect to see a completely re-vamped Tovar once he steps into the cage on April 21. This is going to be a wild fight as both fighters like to bring the fight to their opponents and they should meet in the center of the cage and start throwing bombs or looking for takedowns. Expect fireworks early on.
Also on the card is the IFG Welterweight Quarterfinals featuring 8 of the toughest 170 lb fighters from Florida and Georgia. Last year was a rousing success with the Lightweight Tournament and you can bet this year will be no different. Whoever finally comes out of this tournament as champion will be a force to be reckoned with in the welterweight division for anyone.
The Rise of a Warrior promotion is a force to be reckoned with as they always present a great night of fights and entertainment and have definitely thrown down the gauntlet for MMA in the Treasure Coast. Don’t miss this electrifying event featuring Florida’s finest amateur MMA athletes competing in front of a packed house on April 21. Watch “The Rise of a Warrior 6” worldwide for $9.99 only at GFL.tv!For full fight card and more details about this event, visit gfl.tv or click here
Ring of Combat Amateurs XII
Sat Apr 23 12:00PM ET(VOD)
Ring of Combat returns April 21 with “ROC AMXII” from Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey. This 17-bout event has another stacked lineup, something Ring of Combat has become synonymous with, as this time the amateurs are showcased and the 170 lb and 155 lb titles are on the line. ROC continues to be the linchpin of East Coast MMA and this card reiterates its dominance as the top dog in the Tri-State area.
In the main event, Eddie Lenoci (5-1) battles Greg Quarantello (6-2) for the ROC Amateur Welterweight Title. Lenoci won the title in 2011 at AMXI by choke and looks to defend the belt for the first time at AMXII. All of Lenoci’s victories have come via KO or submission, and even his lone defeat has come via stoppage so expect this bout not to do to the distance. Lenoci has been very successful with his fast paced, high risk/high reward style and fighting in the main event will only sharpen Lenoci’s resolve to put on an entertaining show for the fans. For Quarantello, he too is a finisher as 5 of his 6 wins have come via KO or submission. He has experience fighting for a title, so he will not be overcome by the moment when he steps into the cage to face Lenoci. Quarantello is coming off a KO victory in his last fight too so his confidence will be at an all-time high when he squares off against the ROC Champ. Expect fireworks in this bout and the odds are somebody is getting stopped when these two young lions square off.
In the co-main event, Johnathan Pecnya (5-3) fights Frank Buenafuente (4-0) for the ROC Amateur Lightweight Title. Pecnya has been a champion with another organization already so he is used to fighting in championship bouts. A versatile mixed martial artist, Pecnya can beat you on his feet or on the ground with Kos and submissions both on his resume. For the undefeated Buenafuente, this is his first shot at gold and he has proven worthy of the opportunity. Buenafuente is a grinder and likes to outwork his opponent and wear them down. This strategy has proven successful as he has won 3 of 4 fights by decision. It will be a contrast in styles when Pecnya and Buenafuente lock horns inside the cage.
You won’t find a more thrilling card then this one. Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on April 21 as Ring of Combat presents “ROC AMXII” exclusively on pay-per-view at GFL.tv.For full fight card and more details about this event, visit gfl.tv or click here