Ryan Martinez Joins Bellator’s Rapidly Expanding Heavyweight Roster

CHICAGO, Ill. (June 8, 2012) — The Bellator Heavyweight roster continues to grow as the promotion announced today the signing of Ryan Martinez. The Infinite MMA product joins Bellator with a dominating 7-1 record, including an impressive victory over former two-time NCAA heavyweight champion Mark Ellis. Martinez will debut with Bellator on August 24 against a soon to be named opponent.

“The second I heard Bellator had interest in bringing me over, I thought the move was a no-brainer, so everything came together pretty quickly,�? said Martinez. “Bellator without a doubt in my mind has the hungriest and most exciting fighters in this sport, and I want to be a part of that.�?

Armed with a wrestling background and a sharp stand up game, Martinez brings a well-rounded arsenal to the Bellator cage. And while Martinez respects every fighter under the Bellator banner, he isn’t blinded by belts or big names.

“Cole Konrad has an unbelievable wrestling base and background, and Brett Rogers has made a name for himself in this sport, but all I see are guys that will be good names to put on my resume as wins. Nobody is as hungry as I am, and I’m ready to give it 120%.�?

For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bellator

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Calgary’s hometown UFC fighter Nick Ring can now add Good Samaritan to his check list. At approximately 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night, Ring, who had just finished a yoga class, was leaving a local Starbucks when he witnessed a group of about 10 juveniles aged 15-18 beating up and robbing a young couple, both 17, waiting at a bus stop.

Ring witnessed the one female assailant holding the female victim by the hair and kneeing her in the face while she was on the ground. The male victim was repeatedly beaten while trying to protect his girlfriend. “It was right out of a movie, they were holding him back and beating him up as well,�? said Ring on Thursday. “It was a really horrible thing to see.�?

Ring watched the group steal the girl’s backpack and run off, leaving the victims hysterical and bleeding with cuts on their faces.

Quick to act, Ring, a 33-year-old mixed martial artist who is preparing for UFC 149 in Calgary July 21, along with a “perfect stranger�?, checked on the victims and then the pair chased the assaulters about 3-4 blocks.

“It was a random act, but from what I saw, it was very violent. I have no tolerance for that type of behaviour and I had to even out the playing field.�?

Ring and the other witness ran after the assailants, eventually pinning down one of the young men and calling the police. The other young adults pleaded with them to let them go but eventually took off.

Ring then chased them as well, so the police knew where they were, and the authorities ended up catching them from there.

Ring was not able to speak to the victims after the fact as they were rushed to the hospital by ambulance.

“It was a brutal assault. Hands down it was a horrible thing to witness. There was no way it was justified.�?

Ring said the suspects did not know who he was or his fighting background. But one of the suspects did challenge him to a one-on-one fight before being arrested. Three members of the group were arrested and charged with assault. Police continue to search for the remaining assailants.

When asked about fighting crime or fighting in the Octagon, Nick said, “The men the police have to face have no honour. I would way rather be an MMA fighter because the men I fight have honour. These guys were just straight up cowards.

The UFCs visit to Calgary on July 21 will make its first-ever visit to Alberta. Ring will face The Ultimate Fighter winner Court McGee in front of a sold out crowd at Scotiabank Saddledome.



Local Edmonton firefighter makes his return to MMA and supports anti-bullying charity with fight proceeds

For Immediate Release – June 6, 2012 – Aggression Fighting Championships (AFC) is only a few days away from rocking the Shaw Conference Center, this Friday June 8th with its 9th spectacular card that is being headlined by the company’s vacant Lightweight Title Belt.

Looking to be crowned the new king of the 155-pound division will be the winner of the bout between Edmonton native Stephen “Big Bad�? Beaumont, who is undefeated at 5-0, and Red Deer’s Evan Sanguin, who is 7-3.


The semi-main event will feature Tim Chemelli (8-2) versus Simon “The Mutant�? Marini (9-3). Also, Tim Chemelli makes his 3rd straight appearance with AFC looking to stop a resurging Simon Marini, who remarkably debuted at 155 lbs and is now fighting at 205!


In addition, local Edmonton firefighter Mike Newton makes his way back to the sport that he is so passionate about. Mike, who has not fought for the last few years while pursuing a firefighting career with the Edmonton Fire Rescue Service, is ready to make his return by donating his entire purse to the Donnan BJJ Program, which includes a close relationship with the national Anti-Bullying Campaign. AFC will match the purse donated by Mike as the charity is for an incredible cause – to rid schools of bullying.


Other fights on the card include:

Deven Jones (4-0) vs. Tito Jones (8-6) at 155 lbs.
Zach “the Burden�? Blaber (6-2) vs. Andrew Buckland (15-9-1) at 195 lbs.


Nick Dragich (0-0) vs. Matthew Swimmer (0-0) at 265 lbs.


“Relentless�? Robbie Merrill (3-0) vs. Joe “Slick�? Keesick (4-2) at 155 lbs.


KB Bhullar (1-0) vs. Ben Snyder (0-1) at 185 lbs.


Mike “Crunchtime�? Newton (2-2) vs. Adrian Cardinal at 170 lbs.


Nick “the Hangman�? Heynan (3-3) vs. TJ Penner (1-2) at 160 lbs.


Official AFC Weigh-Ins will be held Friday at West Edmonton Mall at the New Era Stage at 2:00 PM sharp! We encourage all media to attend!

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(Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA): Rising amateur flyweight Elias Garcia has some pretty big ankle-wraps to fill. When you come from the same family as UFC lightweight contender Anthony “Showtime�? Pettis and fellow blue-chipper Sergio “The Phenom�? Pettis, the bar is set a little higher than for the average competitor.


Garcia wouldn’t want it any other way.


“It’s a lot of pressure being in the same family as Anthony and Sergio, but, ironically, I only met them last year. But I’ve always felt like I’d be a fighter. And when I found out that I was related to them, it all just clicked. My family…we’re all fighters, whether we train MMA or not. I’m just continuing that.�?


A strong all-around fighter with a nose for finishing opponents early on, Garcia is way ahead of most 19 year-old amateur fighters. A natural 125-pounder, he’s fought outside his weight class in order to garner more experience, and despite the challenges, he has built a stellar 9-1 amateur record. Garcia has finished seven of his nine victims.


“Elias has fighting in his blood…there’s no question about that,�? states his trainer, Duke Roufus. “But it’s his willingness to work combined with his natural talents that really set him apart. Many fighters have one of those elements, but when they have both and utilize them properly, the sky truly is the limit for them.�?


This Saturday, June 9th, Garcia will look to represent his family and his gym, Roufusport, when he battles Jonathan Meins for the Wisconsin Fighting Championships Flyweight Championship. Some are clamoring for him to turn professional. However, he is in no hurry.


“Despite my success, I’ve only been training MMA for a year, so I don’t feel that I’m quite ready to go pro, even though I want to. But I don’t want to sacrifice future success just to get paid now. I’d rather wait, be patient, and make sure I am completely prepared.�?


“For now, I am completely focused on Jonathan. I plan on finishing him, and I want to put on a huge show in the process. Even though I’m not going pro yet, I want to show the fans I’m ready, regardless.�?


Recently, Garcia was featured in a short documentary. This intriguing piece shows his skill set as well as his work ethic, which are expected to take him far in the fight game. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4zKg2th3VU


For more information on Roufusport, please visit http://roufusport.com/. You can also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/roufusport, and on Twitter @RoufusportMMA.



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