AXS TV’s ‘INSIDE MMA’ Celebrates Eighth Anniversary Tonight, Plus Interviews with Rafael Dos Anjos, Josh Barnett and More

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AXS TV’S ‘INSIDE MMA’ CELEBRATES EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY TONIGHT, PLUS INTERVIEWS WITH RAFAEL DOS ANJOS, JOSH BARNETT AND MORE

Anthony Smith Scores First Round TKO on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 30’

LOS ANGELES – Sept. 18, 2015 – Award-winning broadcaster Kenny Rice, UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten and correspondent Ron Kruck joined forces for the series premiere of INSIDE MMA on Sept. 14, 2007. Eight years later, the series continues as the longest running and only independent mixed martial arts news show on television. Rice and Rutten looked back on that first episode tonight, while celebrating INSIDE MMA’s eighth anniversary: http://bit.ly/IMMA8Years

Other highlights from tonight’s show include:

UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos sat down with Rice and Rutten where he spoke in-depth about challenger Donald Cerrone, who he fights in December, and shared his thoughts on the rise of UFC Interim Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor: http://bit.ly/IMMADosAnjos

UFC Fighter and former “King of Pancrase” Josh Barnett joined INSIDE MMA in studio tonight along with Pancrase CEO Masakazu Sakai, executive Shinji Nishimura and fighters Dominique Robinson, Colleen Schneider and Victor Henry to discuss Pancrase 270, which will be streamed for the first time on UFC Fight Pass Oct. 3. In a special moment during the segment, Sakai honored Rutten, a three-time “King of Pancrase,” with the first ever “Legend of Pancrase” belt: http://bit.ly/IMMAPancrase

Anthony Smith (23-11) delivered a first round TKO while Adam Townsend (14-3) and Ryan Roberts (21-11-1) slugged it out over three rounds to cap off tonight’s broadcast of AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 30. Commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello” break down tonight’s action in the highlight clip here: http://bit.ly/RFA30Recap

Official results from AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 30 are as follows:

Main event – Middleweight Fight – Anthony Smith (23-11) defeated Brock Jardine (12-6) via TKO (strikes) at 3:00 in round one.

Co-Main Event – Featherweight Fight – Adam Townsend (14-3) defeated Ryan Roberts (21-11-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).

Bantamweight Fight – Darrick Minner (14-4) defeated Matt Brown (10-5) via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:35 in round one.

Lightweight Fight – Zach Juusola (11-3) defeated Robert Rojas (11-5) via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27).

Welterweight Fight – James Nakashima (4-0) defeated Chance Recountre (7-1) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Welterweight Fight – Kassius Kayne (8-1) defeated Donald Hamilton (11-5) via TKO (referee stoppage) at 2:49 in round one.

Flyweight Fight – Kevin Gray (6-2) defeated Josh Smith (4-3) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

AXS TV FIGHTS airs an hour early next week for LION FIGHT 24 live from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut Friday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Two-time world champion Ky Hollenbeck takes on Richard Abraham in main event, while New Jersey’s Ognjen Topic and Ireland’s Stephen Meleady fight for the vacant lightweight title and Super Welterweight Champion Joe Nattawut defends his title against challenger Charlie Peters.

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