Ryan Bader, Andrei Arlovski and Tiffany Van Soest Join AXS TV’s ‘Inside MMA’



Plus Correspondent Ron Kruck Interviews Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans


LOS ANGELES – May 29, 2015 – After his interaction with newly crowned UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier at the UFC 187 post-fight news conference last week, UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader joined AXS TV’s INSIDE MMA tonight to discuss with series hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten why he thinks he should get the next title shot: http://bit.ly/IMMABader

Following a highlight-reel performance on AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 22 last Friday to reclaim the bantamweight title, Tiffany Van Soest dropped by the INSIDE MMA studio where she discussed her journey back to the top of Lion Fight and whether her future will be in Muay Thai or MMA: http://bit.ly/IMMAVanSoest

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski joined the show to discuss his knock-out victory over Travis Browne last weekend and his hopes for his future with the UFC: http://bit.ly/IMMAArlovski

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans discusses his return to MMA with INSIDE MMA correspondent Ron Kruck in this interview clip: http://bit.ly/EvansIMMA

Highlights from tonight’s broadcast of AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY KICKBOXING 2 are available here, presented by AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello: http://bit.ly/LegacyKickboxing2

Official results from AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY KICKBOXING 2 are as follows:

Featherweight Fight – George Pacurariu (14-0) defeated Tommy Dieckmann (36-8) via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).

Lightweight Fight – Bruno Carvalho (27-0) defeated Dustin Johnson (19-8) via KO at 1:12 in round one.

Light Heavyweight Quarterfinal – Brian Colette (23-3) defeated Luther Smith (9-3) via KO at 1:18 in round one.

Light Heavyweight Quarterfinal – Myron Dennis (19-4) defeated Warren Thompson (10-5-1) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Bantamweight Fight – Andrea Lee (1-0) defeated Lindsey Marino (3-2) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Welterweight Fight – Francois Ambang (14-4) defeated Clint Rhodes (9-3) via KO (punch) at 2:02 in round two.

Featherweight Fight – David Bosnick (1-0) defeated Kendrik Williams (0-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

Next week on AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 27, welterweight champion Benjamin Smith (14-2) puts his title on the line versus challenger Gilbert Smith (10-4) in the main event. The event airs live Friday, June 5 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT from the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado.


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