Other Highlights Include Justin Gaethje’s Candid Opinion on Wrestlers in MMA and a High-Flying Feature on an Acrobatic Martial Art Called ‘Tricking’ 

Plus Official Results and Video Highlights from ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 20’

LOS ANGELES – Nov. 7, 2014 – Following tonight’s broadcast of AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 20, INSIDE MMA dove head-first into its new timeslot with a packed show featuring interviews with UFC middleweight fighter C.B. Dollaway, WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje and newly crowned RFA bantamweight champion Luke Sanders. The show also included highlights from tonight’s AXS TV FIGHTS broadcast and an in-depth look at the acrobatic martial art known as “tricking.”

Dollaway stopped by the INSIDE MMA studio tonight for an interview with hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten where he discussed the significance of his upcoming bout against former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida on Dec. 20. Dolloway called this the biggest fight of his career and said Machida is the only person standing in his way of a title fight: http://bit.ly/1pzeXcy

Then, INSIDE MMA caught up with WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje, who defends his title versus Melvin Guillard on Nov. 15. During the interview, Gaethje, who has a wrestling background, shared his thoughts on the reputation of wrestlers in mixed martial arts.

Said Gaethje:

“All these wrestlers are tarnishing my sport. They need to quit doing that boring crap. I’m here to show you how it’s done. I’m gonna come forward and I’m only here to knock people out.”

A video clip from Gaethje’s interview is available here: http://bit.ly/1ouuZnh

With acrobatic kicks, flips and more, the martial art known as “tricking” has taken hold in San Francisco’s Bay Area. In this feature, INSIDE MMA takes a look at the sport with “Team Loopkicks” at their gym in Mountain View, California: http://bit.ly/1wDBlSF

Earlier tonight on AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 20, undefeated Luke Sanders (9-0) defeated Jarred Mercado (12-2) via TKO in the first round to claim the vacant bantamweight title. AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello present tonight’s official highlight video, providing expert analysis during the clip: http://bit.ly/114gb4C

Following the night’s action, newly crowned RFA bantamweight champion Sanders joined INSIDE MMA to discuss the future of his MMA career: http://bit.ly/10Hbqx4

Official results from tonight’s broadcast of AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 20 are as follows:

  • Bantamweight title fight: Luke Sanders (9-0) defeats Jarred Mercado (12-2) via TKO at 1:06 minutes in the first round.
  • Welterweight fight: Benjamin Smith (11-2) defeats Josh Cavan (9-5) via decision (unanimous).
  • Welterweight fight: Gilbert Smith (10-3) defeats Bojan Velickovic (9-3) via decision (majority).
  • Featherweight fight: Alvin Robinson (15-8) defeats Fabio Serrano (6-5) via submission (RNC) at 3:14 minutes in the first round.
  • Light Heavyweight fight: Cody Mumma (6-2) defeats Colton Vaughn (6-5) via KO (punch) at 0:11 minutes in the first round.
  • Bantamweight fight: Boston Salmon (3-0) defeats James DeHerra (1-2) via TKO at 2:10 minutes in the second round.

Next week, AXS TV FIGHTS features two former Legacy FC featherweight champions as Leonard Garcia (18-12-1) and Daniel Pineda (18-11) go head-to-head in the main event on AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 37. The event broadcasts live from Houston’s Arena Theater Friday, Nov. 14 starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.


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