“Strikeforce: Miami” Spotlight: Pro MMA Now exclusive interview with Pablo “The Hurricane” Alfonso

On Jan. 30, 2010, Strikeforce will hold its first event of the year at the BankAtlantic Center in Miami, Fla. It is a card stacked with talent, and while most of the MMA world is focused on the main card with the Cyborgs, the Lashleys, and the Walkers, there is some local Florida talent on the preliminary card that should not be overlooked.

Representing MMA Masters, and a BJJ brown belt under Daniel Valverde, Pablo “The Hurricane” Alfonso (5-2) will make his Strikeforce debut against undefeated American Top Team fighter Marcus “Parrumpinha” da Matta (7-0).

Pablo is coming off a triangle choke victory over Jason Goodall at “XFC 9: Evolution” last September, in a bout which earned him the XFC Bantamweight Title. Now just days away from the biggest fight of his career, Pablo knows his opponent well, and feels confident he will emerge the victor. Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) spoke to “The Hurricane” this week about the upcoming fight and his career in MMA.

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The INFO episode 30: featuring Connors, Beerbohm, and Trigg

THE INFO returned with another show stacked with guests, featuring Bruce “The Noose” Connors, Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm, and Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg. Connors talked about his recent win at XFC 9, being a S.W.A.T officer and a former Marine Sniper, as well as his hopes for fighting again in 2009. Beerbohm made it clear … Read more

Chris Barnett fights at “XFC 9: Evolution” this Saturday, Sept. 5 on HDNet – PRO MMA exclusive interview

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Chris Barnett returns to HDNet this Saturday night as part of "XFC 9: Evolution."
Undefeated Chris Barnett returns to HDNet this Saturday night as part of "XFC 9: Evolution."

7-0 as an amateur, 1-0 as a professional, heavyweight prospect Chris Barnett will look to keep his undefeated MMA record in tact this weekend as he goes up against Daniel Perez at “XFC 9: Evolution” at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. The event will air live on HDNet Sat., Sept. 5, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Not many fighters get the opportunity to have their pro debut broadcast live on national TV, but then again there are not too many 265 lbs., back-flipping, break-dancing, martial arts black belts in MMA. At “XFC 8”┬áback in April, Chris Barnett in his first pro fight took ultra-seasoned vet Johnathan Ivey the distance with a unanimous decision butt-kicking in what was Ivey’s 66th professional bout.

Barnett took a few minutes out of his schedule this week to talk with PRO MMA (promma.info) about his upcoming fight this Saturday night, what it was like fighting his pro debut on HDNet, how the XFC discovered him, just how tough Johnathan Ivey is, and more. PRO MMA is proud to present big man Chris Barnett.

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War Machine vs. Mikey Gomez headlines “XFC 9: Evolution” Sept. 5 on HDNet

War Machine will be fighting Mikey Gomez in the XFC 9 main event this Saturday night on HDNet.
War Machine will be fighting Mikey Gomez in the XFC 9 main event this Saturday night on HDNet.

WHAT: HDNet presents exclusive LIVE coverage of “HDNet Fights Presents: XFC 9: Evolution” from the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida.

The XFC returns to HDNet with a card full of talented young fighters (combined record of 51-15-1) looking to make a name for themselves on national television. In the main event of the evening, one of MMA’s most infamous fighters, Ultimate Fighter alum War Machine (8-2) faces Mikey Gomez (8-7).

In the co-main event of the evening Jason “Good As Gold” Goodall (5-0) puts his XFC Bantamweight Title on the line against Pablo Alfonso (3-1). In other action, Bruce Connors (6-1) faces Tim Snyder (9-3-1), Julien Williams makes his pro debut against Jeremy Thurlow (1-0), Nate Jolly (3-1) tangles with Frank Santore (4-0), and Chris Barnett (1-0) takes on Daniel Perez (3-0) in what promises to be an action packed night of fights.

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