“Beautiful” Bob Meloni is a Jack of All Trades when it comes to promotions side of local mixed martial arts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Saturday May 14
Coliseum Fight Club – 333 Preston Ave. Voorhees, New Jersey
Des “M-80” Moore (5-1) vs Albert Tapia (3-3) – 115 lb GPG Championship – 5 ROUNDS
Des Moore is coming off his only professional loss and that was up a weight class in a five-round battle against a much larger Andrew Czeh. An American Top Team member, Moore has moved down to Florida to train full time and is back fighting close to his old stomping grounds in Pennsylvania. Back in his preferred weight class, he takes on a very ready, Albert Tapia. Tapia loves training full time as he spends most of his days in the UFC Gym. Both fighters are cardio machines. This could be five-rounds of nonstop action.
Nah’shon Burrell (13-6) vs Dustin Long (6-1) – 185 lb GPG Championship – 5 ROUNDS
Burrell is a Philly born and bred fighter. The Rock-n-Rolla has fought in the UFC and Bellator. He has a huge heart and brings the fight to anyone who stands before him. His last time in the cage at GPG 23, he battered Canadian, Ryan Dickson and took home the belt with a barrage of combinations. His fans will be in attendance, and they will be loud! Dustin Long brings in a nice 6-2 record with four submissions. He is a veteran on TUF. Dustin knows he will be in hostile territory but has no fear and is coming for the belt!
Melikov is 3-1 and looking for a big finish. His K-Dojo team is very tough and talented. He goes head to head against a very well trained Tim Woods (7-4). Woods trains with Team Lloyd Irvin and gets to put himself to the test against UFC level talent on a daily basis. Tremendous fight brewing, here.
This is shaping up to be a grudge match as Puerta took this fight on three weeks notice and has said that he wanted this fight and was going to get the win. He had some harsh words for his opponent. Mima is a very powerful fighter and is always in excellent shape. He has aspirations of making it to the UFC so he cannot afford a loss against Puerta who also believes that is where he belongs.
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The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced that middleweight contender Marcin Prachnio has suffered an injury and is out of ONE: QUEST FOR POWER. The blockbuster fight card will, however, proceed as scheduled for 14 January at the Jakarta Convention Center. In the main event, ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash will defend his title against Prachnio’s replacement, “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang of Myanmar.
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Invicta FC 21 – Megan Anderson vs Charmaine Tweet
Invicta FC 21: Anderson vs. Tweet streams live and exclusively via UFC FIGHT PASS at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Saturday, Jan. 14. The event takes place at the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri.
Featherweight: Charmaine Tweet (9-5) vs. Megan Anderson (7-2) Strawweight: DeAnna Bennett (8-2) vs. Jodie Esquibel (5-2) Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (8-1) vs. Raquel Pa’aluhi (5-5) Bantamweight: Sijara Eubanks (2-1) vs. Aspen Ladd (4-0) Flyweight: Andrea Lee (4-2) vs. Jenny Liou (6-4) Flyweight: Heather Hardy (0-0) vs. Brieta Carpenter (0-0) Strawweight: Amy Montenegro (7-2) vs. Celine Haga (10-13) Flyweight: Rachael Ostovich (3-2) vs. Christina Ferea (0-0)
UFC Fight Night 103 features the return of the legend B.J. Penn as he takes on Yair Rodriguez on Sunday, January 15 at Talking Stick Arena in Denver, Colorado.
Main Card Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held Court McGee vs. Ben Saunders Jimmie Rivera vs. Bryan Caraway
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1) John Moraga vs. Sergio Pettis Frankie Saenz vs. Augusto Mendes Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. Viktor Pešta lex White vs. Tony Martin
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass) Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger vs. Nina Ansaroff Devin Powell vs. Drakkar Klose Walt Harris vs. Chase Sherman Joachim Christensen vs. Bojan Mihajlović Dmitri Smoliakov vs. Cyril Asker
Combate Americas Mexico City will include a bantamweight (135) main event between rising stars Steve Swanson (14-2) and Gustavo Lopez (6-2) – for the league’s much-anticipated, historic debut in Mexico on Thursday, Jan. 19, live on Azteca America (10 p.m. ET/PT) and UFC FIGHT PASS® (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).
Bellator 170 takes place at the Forum in Los Angeles, California and is headlined by mixed martial arts legends Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz.
Fight card Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen Paul Daley vs. Brennan Ward Ralek Gracie vs. Hisaki Kato Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Emmanuel Sanchez Derek Campos vs. Derek Anderson
Preliminary card (MyMMANews.com) Chinzo Machida vs. Jamar Ocampo Jack May vs. Dave Cryer Henry Corrales vs. Cody Bollinger Kevin Casey vs. Keith Berry Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. John Mercurio Gabriel Green vs. Jalin Turner Christian Gonzalez vs. Danial Rodriguez Jacob Rosales vs. Ian Butler Johnny Cisneros vs. Curtis Millender Mike Segura vs. Tommy Aaron Rob Gooch vs. James Ba Rebecca Ruth vs. Colleen Schneider
UFC on FOX 23 – Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena
A potential UFC Women’s bantamweight championship title eliminator between multiple-time muay thai world champion Valentina Shevchenko and Ultimate Fighter winner Julianna Peña headlines UFC on FOX 23.
Main Card (Fox) Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Peña Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal Andrei Arlovski vs. Francis Ngannou Alex Caceres vs. Jason Knight
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1) Nate Marquardt vs. Sam Alvey Raphael Assunção vs. Aljamain Sterling Bobby Nash vs. Li Jingliang Luis Henrique da Silva vs. Jordan Johnson Eric Spicely vs. Alessio Di Chirico Jason Gonzalez vs. J.C. Cottrell
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass) Marcos Rogério de Lima vs. Jeremy Kimball Alexandre Pantoja vs. Eric Shelton