CESMMA 34 – IMMA-Breaking News & Pranks



‘Inside MMA’ Highlights Include Correspondent Kenny Rice Sitting Down with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture for an In-Depth Interview; Guest Host and Correspondent Ron Kruck Delivers April Fool’s Day Pranks; and UFC Fighter Michael Bisping Doesn’t Hold Back When Discussing His Next Potential Opponents

On ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: CES MMA 34’ From Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort Casino       Nah-Shon Burrell Defeats Chris Curtis in the Main Event

Ron Kruck and Bas Rutten Share a Little April Fool's Hijinks

Ron Kruck and Bas Rutten Share a Little April Fool’s Hijinks

LOS ANGELES – April 1, 2016 – INSIDE MMA Host and UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten didn’t back down when challenged on-air by UFC Fighter Michael Bisping during a satellite interview on tonight’s broadcast. The name-calling exchange was so heated that guest host Ron Kruck, who subbed for Mauro Ranallo, had to step in to quell Rutten’s ire. Was this an April Fool’s Day joke? You be the judge. Watch it here: http://bit.ly/Rutten_vs_Bisping


BREAKING NEWS-Daniel Cormier Out of UFC 197 Fight With Jon Jones

Rutten and Kruck reported the breaking news of current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier pulling out of UFC 197 Fight with Jon Jones due to an injury. This news was confirmed by sources close to the show.

Bisping Goes Off On His Future Opponents. UFC Fighter Michael Bisping didn’t mince his words when he was questioned about who he would like to face in his next fight in this lively satellite interview. In his words, Bisping said this about his opponents: “I will get people interested. Everyone else in the division – they’re boring or they can’t speak English or they are taking steroids or are serving suspensions!” Bisping also talked up his recent victory against Silva; why he deserves a title fight; and what he thinks about UFC 200. http://bit.ly/IMMA_Bisping

Randy Couture Said What??? INSIDE MMA Correspondent Kenny Rice caught up with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture in Las Vegas for an in-depth interview that covered a myriad of relevant topics, including MMA free agency, the Ali Act, his resignation and the power of the UFC. He also talked about his next acting and singing roles as well as how he would like to be remembered. We’re offering this confab in two downloadable versions.

The condensed seven-minute version: http://bit.ly/IMMA_Randy_Couture_7min

The 30-minute complete interview: http://bit.ly/IMMA_Couture_Full

A Razor-Sharp Polished-Diamond. INSIDE MMA caught up with WSOF Middleweight World Champion and Light Heavyweight World Champion David Branch for a personal profile. In the introspective piece, Branch talks about how he got his name; what serving jail time taught him; hardships growing up and his future goals. http://bit.ly/IMMA_DavidCBranch

Do you like April Fool’s Day? Kruck had some fun with WSOF Champion Justin Gaethje and UFC fighter Nate Marquardt on this amusing holiday, and, conversely, UFC Fighter Rose Namajunas and kickboxer Pat Barry turned the tables on the unsuspecting Kruck: http://bit.ly/IMMA_Prankster

The results are in. AXS TV FIGHTS: CES MMA 34 delivered close-contests among its six televised fights, capped off by Nah-Shon Burrell’s (13-6, 1 NC) victory winning the main event against Chris Curtis (13-5). AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello re-cap tonight’s action here: http://bit.ly/CESMMA34_ReCap

Official results from AXS TV FIGHTS: CES MMA 34 (@CESMMA) are as follows:

Main Event – Catchweight Fight – Nah-Shon Burrell (13-6,1 NC) topped Chris Curtis (13-5) via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46) in five rounds.

Co-Main Event – Catchweight Fight – Calvin Kattar (15-2) defeated Kenny Foster (11-11) via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).

Catchweight Fight – Matthew Lozano (6-3) edged out Johnny Campbell (11-8,1 NC) via unanimous decision 29-28 on all three scorecards.

Lightweight Fight – Leon Davis (8-3,1 NC) was victorious over Lorawnt-T Nelson (7-5) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28).

Light Heavyweight Fight – Anton Berzin (4-1) overtook Matthew Thompson (19-11) via guillotine at 3:32 in round one.

Light Heavyweight Fight – Kevin Haley (5-3) beat Steve Skrzat (8-8) via TKO (Punches) at 2:45 in second round.

Twitter Handles:

Inside MMA – @InsideMMAaxstv                         Pat Miletich  – @PatMiletich

AXS TV Fights – @AXSTVFights                         Michael Schiavello – @SchiavelloVOICE

Randy Couture – @Randy_Couture                     Bas Rutten – @BasRuttenMMA

Michael Bisping – @Bisping                                  Ron Kruck – @RKruck

David Branch – @DavidCBranchMMA                  Kenny Rice – @KennyRiceSports

Mauro Ranallo – @MauroRanallo


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