June Preview: UFC Vets, Cowboy, Midwest Brawls, NCAA Stars, more

You won’t have to wait until July for summer fireworks this year. FloCombat is bringing all of the explosions you’ll need to kick off summer fun in style.

With six exclusive MMA events streaming this month, FloCombat will quench your thirst for violence all June long.

Friday, June 7: Valor Fighting Challenge 60

Kicking off FloCombat’s unofficial International Violence Month is Tennessee-based promotion Valor Fighting Challenge. A crazy night of professional and amateur fights will surely deliver, including a fantastic matchup between Daishaun Middleton and Arthur Walcott-Ceesay. Top featherweight prospect Chase Wender meets Antowuan Moseley, and two undefeated amateurs collide as Amun Cosme meets Caleb Austin at 135 pounds.

Saturday, June 8: Shamrock FC 319

In the main event, Cody Peterson and Ray Grindstaff will collide in Kansas City, Missouri. Also on the card, former NCAA football standout (and top heavyweight prospect) Anthony Garrett looks to pick up his fifth win in six fights when he takes on Jordan Mitchell.

Saturday, June 15: Cage Titans 44

He’s baaaaack! UFC veteran Joe Giannetti returns to the Cage Titans cage for the 14th time against former CES MMA title challenger D’Juan Owens. Giannetti has not lost since being cut from the UFC last year. Giannetti will look to get back in the UFC graces with another submission victory.

Saturday, June 15: V3 Fights 75

A frequented promotion of UFC President Dana White, V3 Fights always brings the brawls. While the night’s lineup has yet to be announced, there’s no doubt the lineup will be dripping with future UFC talent. Notable V3 Fights alumni include Luis Pena, Devonte Smith, Bobby Moffett, and more.

Sunday, June 23: XFN 24

Deemed “Top Contenders”, XFN 24 will surely deliver. Taking place at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel in Coral Springs, Florida, some of the Southeast’s finest fighters will collide.

Championship gold will be on the line, as the light heavyweight, flyweight, featherweight, lightweight, and women’s flyweight titles will be on the line. XFN is still announcing fights almost daily, so stay tuned for more announcements!

Saturday, June 29: Cowboy Fight Series 2

MMA’s favorite “yes man” returns to the FloCombat screen for the second time as a promoter with Cowboy Fight Series 2. Just weeks after his huge matchup with Tony Ferguson at UFC 238 in Chicago, Donald Cerrone will be sitting cage-side for an exciting night of MMA action.

In the main event, prodigal female amateur fighter Sumiko Inaba looks to continue her recent success against Kelsey Gilmore. Also on the card, two-time NCAA D1 All-American Chris Mecate takes on Jacob Ashley.

Stay tuned for more updates, interviews, and previews regarding FloCombat’s massive month of streaming!

Devonte Smith Puts Makdessi on Blast

On an already loaded UFC 241 card sat a preliminary fight between a young up-and-comer with speed and finishing ability and a wily veteran with 16 UFC fights. 

Top Turtle MMA Podcast: With Devonte Smith & Cory Sandhagen


How Will Lapela's Crafty Half Guard Deal With Tanquinho's Heavy Pressure?

Fight 2 Win features a 170lb no-gi main event between Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes (Soul Fighters) and Marcelo Mafra (Checkmat). 

Gabi Garcia & Nathiely De Jesus Ready To Battle For The Belt At F2W 121

Fight 2 Win hits Austin, Texas this Saturday, August 10 with the main event putting the women’s heavyweight title on the line between the champion, Gabi Garcia (Alliance) and the challenger, Nathiely De Jesus (Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ).  

Liz Carmouche Talks Rematch With Shevchenko

The poster for UFC in Montevideo Uruguay may not say it, but this Saturday’s title fight is actually Shevchenko vs Carmouche 2. 

Top Turtle MMA Podcast: With Gregor Gillespie & Liz Carmouche

UFC Newark Main Card Results and Quotes

If the prelims got you up, the main card didn’t let you down. In Newark the action kept rolling with a mixture of violence - some good and some highly illegal. 

UFC Newark Prelim Results & Quotes

The early risers were rewarded today with UFC on ESPN 5 prelims live from Newark. Kicking off at the uncommon start time of noon eastern time, those who decided to enjoy some face punching with their brunch were not disappointed. The fights brought action sure to wake you up early. 

Clay Guida Still Eyeing UFC Title: 'We're Making A Run As We Speak'

Okay, so we’ve heard this story before: A fighter pushing 40 years of age mentions that he’s not ready to say he’s out of title contention. Andrei Arlovski said it after his most recent fight, a decision win over Ben Rothwell. BJ Penn said it before his most recent loss, the seventh straight he has suffered. 

Top Turtle MMA Podcast: Jim Miller Reveals Only Fight He Ever Turned Down

UFC on ESPN 5 is coming at you from Newark, and “Gumby” and Dave have all the goods on this week's Top Turtle MMA Podcast right here on FloCombat.