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Shamrock FC 320’s Erion Zekthi Feels Horacio Escobar Fight Will Be “Testament to My Skill-Set”

Photo courtesy of Shamrock FC. Erion Zekthi (3-1 MMA) returns to MMA at Shamrock FC 320 against Horacio Escobar (5-2 MMA) following the longest layoff of his career. The two will compete in a main event bantamweight bout for the Missouri-based promotion. A Long Layoff Zekthi last fought at Shamrock FC 300 against Jordan Collins, who he submitted via rear naked choke in the second round. That was back in December 2017. Zekthi was training for his professional flyweight debut, which was scheduled for April 2018, but got into a car accident in March. While he could have returned sooner, Zekthi...

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Shamrock FC Comes To Terms With New Streaming Partner FITE TV

Photo courtesy of Shamrock FC. Shamrock FC, a Missouri-based promotion, has a new streaming partner, the promotion announced on Wednesday. Going forward, all events will be aired as pay-per-views exclusively on FITE TV. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with FITE,” Jesse Finney, the promotion’s founder and president stated via press release. “After 22 years of promoting more than 300 events, this is absolutely the right move for Shamrock FC as we continue to grow and look towards the future.” Shamrock FC 320, scheduled for this Saturday, July 13, will be the promotion’s first offering on FITE. Erion...

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Ricky Simon: “I’m Going to Become a Household Name After I Finish Urijah Faber” at UFC on ESPN+ 13

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 04: Ricky Simon has his hands wrapped prior to his bout against Montel Jackson during the UFC 227 event inside Staples Center on August 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Ricky Simon remembers watching Urijah Faber back when “The California Kid” used to compete for the WEC, where he had a run as the promotion’s featherweight champion. Faber’s Veteran Presence Simon spent much of his amateur run and early professional career while Faber continued to make a name for himself in the UFC as a...

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UFC on ESPN 3’s Eryk Anders Intends to “Be the Me of the Past and Starch” Vinicius Moreira

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 12: Eryk Anders poses on the scale during the UFC 236 weigh-in at State Farm Arena on April 12, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Eryk Anders (11-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) returns to the Octagon to fight Vinicius Moreira (9-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC on ESPN 3 this Saturday in Minneapolis, MN for a light heavyweight bout that could potentially carry high stakes for both men. Anders started his UFC career with a 3-1 stretch that saw him knockout Rafael Natal and Tim Williams. The lone loss was...

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