Bas Rutten, Pat Miletich, Mauro Ranallo and Michael Schiavello React to Muhammad Ali’s Death

Logo - AXS TV Fights (Small)


Plus, Dana White Talks Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey with Ron Kruck and Highlights from ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 38’

LOS ANGELES – June 3, 2016 – News that boxing legend Muhammad Ali had passed away broke just minutes before AXS TV’s weekly combat sports news show INSIDE MMA went live tonight. Series hosts Mauro Ranallo and UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten and AXS TV FIGHTS commentators UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello shared their thoughts Ali’s legacy:

UFC President Dana White spoke to INSIDE MMA and AXS TV FIGHTS correspondent Ron Kruck about the latest news on UFC champion Conor McGregor and fighters Ronda Rousey and Nate Diaz on tonight’s broadcast of AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 38:

Meanwhile in the octagon at RFA 38, Thiago Moises finally stopped Jamall Emmers in the fifth round with a TKO to cap off a finish-filled night of fights. Miletich and Schiavello break down the highlights here:

Official results for RFA 38 are as follows:

Main Event – Lightweight Title Fight – Thiago Moises (8-1) finished Jamall Emmers (9-3) with a TKO in the fifth round (2:52).

Bantamweight Fight – Joe Murphy (9-3) defeated Vinicius Zani (8-5) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

Lightweight Fight – Christos Giagos (12-5) knocked out Karen Daradebyan (12-6) via punches in the first round (1:42).

Welterweight Fight – Nick Barnes (11-1) defeated Jose Diaz (6-1) via unanimous decision at (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Bantamweight Fight – Albert Morales (6-0) finished Mario Israel (10-2) 20 seconds into the first round via TKO (punches).

Lightweight Fight – Jason Gonzalez (10-2) scored a second round TKO (strikes) to defeat Chris Padilla (7-1) at 3:14 in round two.


AXS TV Fights presents more LIVE mixed martial arts and kickboxing events than any other television network with 40+ LIVE world-class fight cards each year. “The Voice” Michael Schiavello and UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich call all the action as champions, challengers, and top prospects take center stage every Friday night at 10pE/7pP. AXS TV Fights can be found online, on Facebook and on Twitter. AXS TV is widely distributed in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also carried in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Media Contacts:

Sean Grabin, AXS TV Publicity                    213.763.2145                       @seangrabinpr

Cindy Ronzoni, AXS TV Publicity                  213.763.4695                       @cindyronzoni

Copyright © 2016 AXS TV - All Rights Reserved.