GFL presents ‘Real Fights’ on Comcast Sportsnet: Rocktagon MMA XXIII


New York, NY (February 8, 2013) – This weekend GFL and Comcast continue their weekly combat sports series, “Real Fights” with world class MMA, as Rocktagon MMA presents Rocktagon MMA XXII – Warriors, Raise Your Shields featuring 13 hotly contested matchups inside the cage anchored by a main event that is sure to be all about honor, the warrior spirit and blood sweat and tears as Cody “The Wolverine” Stevens (9-9) and Cory “The Irish Car Bomb” Mahon (9-5) square off in a featherweight battle for the ages.

Stevens and Mahon are two fighters cut from the same gritty cloth and don’t know the meaning of retreat. Expect this bout to be combustible right from the opening bell and a battle of attrition as neither of these fighters will back down.

In the co-main event, and the pride of Indiana, Bellator veteran Anthony “The Recipe” Lapsley (21-5) fights Wisconsin’s own Gerald “The Machine” Meerschaert (15-5) in a battle of Midwest mercenaries in the 175 lb division. Lapsley and Meerschaert are two veteran MMA fighters who have been through wars and have the scars and stories to prove it. Don’t miss this matchup of two grizzled veterans.

Air times will begin on Monday, February 11, at 7:00pm EST in the Mid-Atlantic zone of The Comcast Network (TCN), Wednesday February 13, at 9pm in the Philadelphia zone of TCN. Replays on TCN start Friday, February 15 at 10pm in the Mid-Atlantic zone and again Sunday February 17 at 3pm in the Philadelphia zone.

CSN Philadelphia will debut the event on Thursday February 14 at 8pm EST. CSN Mid-Atlantic (consisting of CSN Washington and CSN Baltimore) airs the event on Saturday, February 16 at 11pm EST. CSN Northwest airs the event Saturday, March 2 at 8:00pm PST, with replays on Sunday, March 3 at 12:30am and 11:30pm.

Comcast subscribers in other major markets including; CSN Bay Area, CSN Chicago and CSN New England will also have access to Rocktagon MMA XXII – Warriors, Raise Your Shields in the coming weeks.

NOTE: For subscribers with CSN Bay Area, Rocktagon XXII – Pull No Punches airs on Saturday, February 23 at 8:30pm PST.

To stay connected with GFL and this unique fight series, visit these CSN online locations for up-to-the-date programming info.

CSN Philadelphia
CSN Washington
CSN Baltimore
CSN Bay Area
CSN Chicago
CSN New England
CSN Northwest

Upcoming Comcast Events

  • 2/11: Rocktagon MMA XXIII – Warriors, Raise Your Shields (MMA)
  • 2/18: CFFC XIX: Sullivan VS Lane (MMA)
  • 2/25: Friday Night Fights – From Dover Downs (boxing)
  • 3/4: CFFC XX : Heckman VS Martinez (MMA)
  • 3/11: Cage Wars XX (MMA)
  • 3/18: All or Nothing in Brick City Part II (boxing)
  • 3/25: Valley Fight League VII (MMA)

This weekend’s live programming on available on iPPV:

  • 2/9(Friday) – CFFC XX: Heckman vs Martinez (MMA)
  • 2/9(Friday) – Champs at the Chase (Boxing)
  • 2/9(Friday) – Showdown Fights X (MMA)
  • 2/9(Friday) – School of Hard Knocks 30: Calgary (MMA)
  • 2/9(Saturday) – CSC 35 – Championships (Kickboxing)
  • 2/9(Saturday) – Ultimate Reno Combat 39 (MMA)
  • 2/9(Saturday) – Impact Zone Wrestling – (Wrestling)
  • 2/10(Sunday) – Your Pro Wrestling – Prologue (Wrestling)

About Gofightlive

GFL is a pioneer in Internet Sports Broadcasting. Over the years GFL has broadcast more than 1700 live events to fans in over 199 countries worldwide and has a video library exceeding 8000 combat sports videos comprising more than 5,000 hours of programming. GFL is especially proud to have served greater than 5 million public viewers over the years with more than 250 combat sports related website affiliates in its network. GFL is also available on Roku, Boxee, Android, IPhone, IPad, as well as other internet ready devices. Check the event page for details. Join us at: or or or or inquiries contact

About Rocktagon MMA

Founded in mid-2010, Rocktagon MMA has successfully completed 20 events on two coasts and is the only national amateur fight series in the country and the only promotion able to offer four types of shows to meet the needs of various markets: all Amateur, all Professional, Pro-Am, and Rock-n-Rage. Rock-n-Rages are premium events combining the cage of mixed martial arts with a stage featuring live musical performances by well-known artists.

To find out more about Rocktagon MMA, please visit Fans may also follow Rocktagon MMA on Twitter at, like Rocktagon MMA on Facebook at, or watch Rocktagon MMA videos on YouTube at