AXS TV’s ‘INSIDE MMA’ Tackles Fighter Recovery and the UFC’s Legalization Battle in New York

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AXS TV’S ‘INSIDE MMA’ TACKLES FIGHTER RECOVERY AND THE UFC’S LEGALIZATION BATTLE IN NEW YORK

Plus, Highlights from ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 33’

LOS ANGELES – Dec. 11, 2015 – AXS TV’s INSIDE MMA invited UFC fighter Ian McCall, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, and his nerve pathway therapist Steve Hanoian, who also works with INSIDE MMA series host Bas Rutten, to discuss the different methods fighters use to recover from injuries, including the latest trend: whole body cryotherapy. During the sit-down discussion with Rutten and guest host Ron Kruck, McCall also shared that he hopes to return to the octagon in March and weighed in on who he’d like to fight next: http://bit.ly/IMMA-McCall

As the UFC continues its push to legalize MMA in New York, INSIDE MMA Legal Correspondent Amy Dardashtian took an in-depth look into the history of the sport’s statewide ban and the UFC’s latest effort to host an event at the famed Madison Square Garden: http://bit.ly/Dardashtian-Dec11

AXS TV FIGHTS wrapped up another exciting year of fights with RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 33 tonight with six finishes in seven fights including knockout punches from Boston Salmon (5-0) and Khalil Rountree (4-0). AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello break down the night’s highlights here: http://bit.ly/RFA33Highlights

Official Results for RFA 33 are as follows:

Main Event – Lightweight Fight – Ernest Chavez (10-2) defeated Adam Townsend (14-4) via unanimous decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).

Welterweight Fight – Felipe Fogolin (8-2) defeated Joe Merritt (6-2) via submission (rear naked choke at 0:50 in round two.

Bantamweight Fight – Boston Salmon (5-0) defeated Keith Carson (6-3) via KO (punch) at 0:21 in round three.

Welterweight Fight – Jose Diaz (6-1) defeated Anthony Hernandez (3-1) via submission (kneebar) at 1:12 in round two.

Light Heavyweight Fight – Justin Jones (7-2) defeated Luc Bondole (5-2-2) via TKO (strikes) at 3:10 in round three.

Middleweight Fight – Khalil Rountree (4-0) defeated Justin Polendy (7-3) via KO (punch) at 1:42 in round one.

Lightweight Fight – Chris Padilla (7-0) defeated Mike Segura (4-2) via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:07 in round one.

Don’t miss INSIDE MMA’s annual Bazzie Awards next Friday, Dec. 18 at 9:30 p.m. PT/12:30 a.m. ET honoring the best fights, fighters and moments in MMA this year. AXS TV FIGHTS returns in 2016 with CES MMA XXXII featuring two title fights as Luis Felix (14-8) defends his lightweight title against Waylon Lowe (16-7) and welterweight champ Gil de Freitas (18-5) puts his belt on the line against Chris Curtis (12-4) on Friday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

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