Jared Gooden: Beating Stamps Is A Good Fight To Get Me Back On Track

Jared Gooden is the number one ranked middleweight in the state of Georgia. He is also the number 1 middleweight in both the US Southeast and the US southwest. Gooden currently holds a 14-4 pro record with 10 of those wins coming by way of finish.

Jared Gooden’s Upcoming Fight

Gooden has a fight coming up at Island Fights 60, against former Alabama University linebacker Marcel Stamps. Island Fights 60 will take place on October 10th 2019 in Columbus, GA.

In relation to his fight with Stamps, Gooden says, “Beating Stamps is a good fight to get me back on track. Back in the win colum, and starting my new winning streak.” Gooden also mentioned in his interview with MMASucka that he doesn’t feel his experience gives him any more of an advantage. Instead, he said if anything gives him a little more confidence it’s his cardio advantage. Gooden stated that he has seen Stamps gas out in some of his previous fights.

His Opponent

Marcel Stamps is a very promising prospect out of Alabama. He is 4-1 as a pro, with all 4 of his wins coming by way of finish. Also on his resume is a knock out win over UFC vet Kendall Grove in BKFC. Like Gooden, Stamps is also the number one middleweight in his home state of Alabama.

What Could Be Next For Gooden

This fight is a huge opportunity for Jared Gooden. With a win here, he is that much closer to landing a big contract with one of the bigger promotions. A win over Stamps will definitely reel in a lot of attention, making him the best middleweight on the east coast.

Grappling Event

Two weeks before his fight with Stamps on September 28th, Gooden will also be competing in a sub only quartet. The local Georgia promotion NFC will be hosting a gym vs gym sub only contest, between Gooden’s gym X3 sports and Creighton MMA. X3 sports was awarded MMA/kickboxing gym of the year is 2018, While Creighton MMA was awarded BJJ academy of the year in 2017. The quartet will be broadcasted on Flo Combat.

 

 

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“The African Samurai” Manny Flores Talks Third Fight at Ring of Combat 69

In this one on one interview with MMASucka.com, “The African Samurai” Manny Flores (1-1) talks about his fight against Ryan Hardy Evans (0-1) at Ring of Combat 69. The Serra BJJ/Longo-Weidman MMA fighter talked about preparing for the fight, his opponent, training alongside fighters like Chris Weidman, his layoff after breaking his arm, if he gets nervous before a fight, if he has aspirations to fight in UFC or Bellator, and what he does when he is not training.

About Manny Flores:

From Queens, NYC the 34-year-old Flores went 5-0 as an amateur. He won his pro debut with a second-round head kick. This will be his first fight at welterweight. His two other pro matches were at middleweight. His dream to become MMA fighter all started one day when watching a UFC show.

“That dream actually came about when I was 24-years-old,” Flores recalls. “I was literally sitting on my couch one day, I was watching UFC and I decided ‘You know what, I can do that.’ Here we are almost 10 years later, third pro fight. I’m extremely happy and proud of myself.”

His Ring of Combat 69 Opponent:

Flores admits that due to the fact that his opponent has had only one pro fight and a few amateur bouts, it’s hard to study him thoroughly.

“I have studied his game somewhat. It’s kind of hard to gauge amateur to pro. Things change with us athletes jumping into the pro circuit,” he said.

Nerves Before a Fight:

Before he walks out to the cage, Flores admits he gets nervous. He said he goes through all the emotions before he heads out to the cage.

“If anybody tells you that they’re not nervous or scared or whatever the case is, I believe they’re liars,” he said. “At the end of the day, you’re locking yourself in with another trained, skilled fighter who is trying to hurt you.”

Manny Flores takes on Ryan Hardy-Evans Friday, September 13 for Ring of Combat 69 at the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tickets are available here. You can also stream the fight on UFC Fight Pass.

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Jason Radcliffe Ready to Make an Impact at KSW 50: London

KSW 50: London is set to take place this Saturday September 14, 2019 live from London, England. The event can be seen world wide on KSWtv. The eight fight card will now have three title fights due to a change of opponent for welterweight king, Roberto Soldic. The matchup though with the most experience between the two fighters has to be the 198 lbs catchweight battle between Jason Radcliffe and KSW veteran Antoni Chmielewski. Riding a two fight win streak, Radcliffe could propel himself into the middleweight picture with a big win.

Fighting on the Big Stage

A professional for eight years, Jason Radcliffe (15-7) is ready to make his stand on the biggest stage in Europe, KSW. The company’s golden show, KSW 50, has been loaded with the biggest stars currently in the organization. “I’m very happy to make my debut for the promotion here in London. This will be a great event here in my home town,” Radcliffe told MMA Sucka. ” It’s just fun this promotion can do their 50th show here with amazing support. I’m coming to put on a show and enjoy the moment with a killer instinct.”

Radcliffe is not afraid of the big stage by any means. His most recent bout was a first round knockout in Cage Warriors back in June 2019. He also has bouts under Bellator as well as UCMMA. Radcliffe is a finisher in every cage he has battled in. Not one of his 15 professional victories have ended in a decision. His opponent for KSW 50: London is much the same.

Big Name with KSW Veteran Status Up Next

Very few KSW veterans have the staying power of Antoni Chmielewski, who has been around since KSW 2 which took place in July 2004. Between KSW 2 and KSW 3, Antoni earned a 5-0 record with all bouts ending via submission. How does Radcliffe get the upper hand on such a seasoned, dangerous veteran? “I believe that I’m fresher and have more to offer in this bout. Yes, he is a veteran and I’m very respectful of that, but I am the present,” Radcliffe stated. “He has not seen what I can do. I am very sure of that. I prepared hard, I work hard for everything and don’t cut corners.”

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