Matyushenko, Ghosn, Major take home decision victories at “Call to Arms 1”

“Call To Arms 1” took place Saturday night May 16th at the Citizen’s Business Bank Arena in Los Angeles, California. In the main event, Affliction, UFC, and IFL veteran Vladamir “The Janitor” Matyushenko won a unanimous decision over Jason “The Punisher” Lambert in a light heavyweight showdown in Lambert’s first fight since being released from the UFC late last year.

Matyushenko controlled the majority of the action until the third round when Lambert scored a takedown and began scoring with significant ground and pound. For a moment it looked as though Lambert may get the TKO until Matyushenko reversed and then scored one final takedown himself to secure the decision.

Team Punishment veteran Tiki Ghosn took home his second unanimous decision in a row with a ground and pound gameplan over Brian Warren. Ex-pro wrestler Daniel Puder received a TKO gift package when his opponent, Jeff Ford, slipped on a high kick and injured his shoulder early into the fight. Matt Major also took home a unanimous decision over Jaime Fletcher.

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CXF on Oct. 30 – K.J. Noons boxing on Nov. 13

Jaime Fletcher will be in the Main Event at CXF

California Xtreme Fighting (“CXF”) returns on Thursday, October 30, 2008 with the kick off of its new Thursday Night Fight Series. CXF will hold its third professional Mixed Martial Arts Card at a new venue, the El Monte Expo Center and Guanatos Bar in El Monte, CA.

This new venue will allow CXF to bring its exciting MMA cards to a larger audience in a bigger and better venue for fighting. Each month, CXF will bring fight fans a different style of fighting, including MMA, Boxing, and Muay Thai/Kickboxing, making CXF the only full scale fighting organization of its kind in the state of California.

In November, CXF is proud to feature the return of former EliteXC Lightweight Champion Karl “KJ” Noons to the boxing ring in a six (6) round 155 lb fight against Ontario’s Alex Bogarin. Noons will also be appearing at the October 30, 2008 MMA card as a special guest.

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ShoXC from Table Mountain Casino Results & Play-by-Play

by:  Jack Bratcher

The ShoXC card that took place in Friant, California at the Table Mountain Casino, aired live tonight on Showtime. Here’s the official PRO MMA play-by-play and results. It was a really good show; EliteXC and Showtime have much to be proud of with tonight’s fights. Here’s how things went down:

Keith Berry vs. Ray Lizama
Berry works with Robert Drysdale on his Jiu Jitsu at Xtreme Couture in Vegas.
Rd.1 – A right hand by Lizama staggers Berry. Then Lizama lands another less powerful shot then another right hand on the chin. Berry recovers nicely. Overhand right lands by Berry. Berry connects again. Berry looking for the plum. Big right hand puts Lizama to the mat. Berry jumps on his back and sinks in the choke. Lizama peels it off and Berry lets go. Berry lets him up. Big flurry from Lizama. Lizama lands a few hard shots that knocks out Berry’s mouthpiece. Berry still coming forward swinging for the fences. Lizama still landing a few here and there. Bell sounds.
Ref tries to put the mouthpiece back in the wrong fighter’s mouth. LOL This is a very good, very exciting fight. Truthfully, I was not expecting this much action.

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ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series Weigh In Results

by:  Cory Brady

All fighters on tonight’s ShoXC card live on Showtime have been weighed in and are ready for battle. The main event of tonight’s card features a rematch from a previous ShoXC fight between Jared Hamman and Poai Suganuma . The bout ended somewhat controversially and had many asking for a rematch. In their first fight Suganuma landed a hard overhand right just seconds into the bout, which he followed with a devastating flying knee that left Hamman crumpled on the canvas. The referee stepped in quickly only to have Hamman jump to his feet protesting what seemed like a questionable stoppage. This fight should bring some closure between the potential stars and answer some questions as to which man just may be poised for the limelight.

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PRO MMA Exclusive: Cyrille Diabate – The Return of the Snake

by:  Cory Brady

Cyrille “The Snake” Diabate will be making his United Staes debut on Friday night when he faces off with Jaime Fletcher at ShoXC live on Showtime. Diabate is no stranger to the big show. This native of Paris, France is a Pride FC, Cage Rage and DEEP veteran that has impressed many MMA insiders as being one of the best strikers in the game today. Taking some time off to develop a better rounded skill set, Diabate looks to showcase a new and improved version of The Snake on Friday and hopes to prove that he belongs with the best fighters that the 205 pound division has to offer. PRO MMA was able to catch up with Diabate recently to talk with him about his upcoming fight and what the future hold for The Snake.

PRO MMA: So you’re fighting this Friday night live on Showtime’s ShoXC series. What do you know about your opponent, Jamie Fletcher, and how do you feel you guys match up?
Cyrille: I’ve seen a couple of his fights. He’s a decent kickboxer and he’s got some grappling as well. I think I’m more experienced than him in kickboxing and grappling so I think that’s going to make the difference.

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ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series

by:  Kelvin Hunt

ShoXC is an EliteXC presentation that pits developing fighters in tough match ups and is a springboard for future stars and champions of EliteXC.  On Friday, August 15th, ShoXC presents Elite Challenger Series that will air live on SHOWTIME at 11pm ET/PT (delayed on west coast) at Table Mountain Casino at Friant, California.

The main event consists of a re-match between once-beaten light heavyweights, Po’ai Suganuma (9-1) of Hilo, Hawaii, and Jared Hamman (10-1) of San Bernardino, California. Suganuma handed Hamman his lone loss in a controversial fight that lasted all of 15 seconds in the main event last April 5th at the Table Mountain Casino on ShoXC.

Other fights on this August 15th SHOWTIME card include, Fabricio “Morango” Camoes (10-4) of San Diego vs. Sam “The Squeeze” Morgan (19-10) of St. Paul, Minn., at 160 pounds; Muay Thai striking specialist Cyrille “The Snake” Diabate (14-6-1) of France will make his EliteXC debut against ShoXC veteran Jaime Fletcher (9-3) of San Bernardino, California, at 205 pounds; and for the first time ever, EliteXC will showcase a title fight from one of its sister organizations, King of the Cage, when KOTC middleweight champion Keith “KO Kid’’ Berry (7-2) of Las Vegas by way of Murrieta, California, takes on Ray Lizama (5-5) of Rancho Cucamonga, California.

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