Archive | July, 2010

Fairtex Sponsored Fight For Wrestling Hits Bakersfield August 14th

30 Jul

Fairtex sponsored fight for wrestling hits the CSU Bakersfield campus on August 14th, 2010. The main event features Skrap Pack/Fairtex fighter Jonny “The King Of Latenight” Carson vs UFC veteran Brain Cobb. This main event should be an all out war, and most likely fight of the night. Carson vs Cobb sits a top a stacked MMA fight card, with many notables competing. For tickets and more information visit:

Fairtex Sponsored Ole Laursen Featured In FHM Singapore

27 Jul

Fairtex sponsored fighter Ole Larson is featured on the August 2010 cover of FHM Magazine, Singapore Edition. Ole is a talented veteran Muaythai and MMA fighter. He has fought all over the world including Super League, K-1, Hero’s, and Art Of War.

New EA Sports MMA Screen Shots Feature Fairtex

21 Jul

EA Sports MMA
EA Sports MMA Fairtex
EA Sports MMA Fairtex
Our friends at EA Sports MMA have just released some new screen shots for the game. This time around we get a sneak peek at one of the Thailand levels, and the Fairtex Branded ring inside the gym. The guys at EA Sports really did their homework for this game, and we can’t wait to see the final release. Pre-Order details and more information are available now at

Fairtex Releases Six New T-Shirts!

13 Jul

New Fairtex T-Shirts - July 2010We are pleased to announce that six new Fairtex T-Shirt styles are available for purchase now.  All six styles can be purchased through our online store at, and at authorized Fairtex retailers worldwide.

Godzilla Wins Title At TPF, Mitchell Defends

12 Jul

Gabe Ruediger

by Joseph Zigler for

LEMOORE, Calif. — After a shaky start, Rob McCullough battered Isaac de Jesus to a first-round 4:31 finish at Tachi Palace Fights “Stars and Strikes” at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino.

McCullough, a former WEC lightweight champion, seemed to be on his way to losing the first round. Late replacement de Jesus was faster and landing the significant punches for the first four minutes, then McCullough caught him with a clean shot and swarmed.

McCullough cut de Jesus with strikes from the top and just kept landing until de Jesus turtled up and the ref was forced to step in.

Welterweight champion David Mitchell had little trouble with challenger Poppies Martinez, putting the local draw to sleep with a triangle choke just 1:32 into the first round.

Mitchell came out and immediately pulled guard, working for a gogoplata before transitioning to an omoplata. Martinez scrambled out, but got caught in the triangle. Martinez looked like he was going to tap, but went out before he could.

UFC veteran John Alessio put War Machine to sleep at 2:24 of the third round in their welterweight feature fight. Alessio controlled much of the bout from back control looking for a rear-naked choke that War Machine, formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver, defended for two and a half rounds.

Michael McDonald avenged the only loss on his record and became the TPF bantamweight champion by knocking Cole Escovedo out at 1:12 of the second round. McDonald took round one with superior striking and takedowns. Every time McDonald took Escovedo down, he backed off and let him stand, respecting how dangerous the triangle specialist is from his back.

McDonald found his striking range in the second round, chased Escovedo to the cage’s edge with strikes, and then unloaded. Escovedo slumped over and the referee stepped in to save him.

“Ultimate Fighter” veteran Gabe Ruediger took home the promotion’s vacant lightweight title with a dominant TKO victory over previously unbeaten Lenny Lovato in just 3:25 of the first round. Ruediger looked good from the start, controlling the standup battle and rocking Lovato before taking the fight to the ground. Once the fight hit the mat, Ruediger looked for the rear-naked choke, and then pounded Lovato from back control until the ref stepped in.

“Everyone knows me,” Ruediger said. “I finish fights. I come to win every freakin’ time.”

Olympic wrestling silver medalist Stephen Abas picked up his second MMA win, outpointing Joey Delacruz across the judges’ cards. Abas used solid takedowns and stifling top control in a very dominant performance.

In undercard action, Hulk Hogans’ nephew, David Bollea, remained undefeated, finishing Cody Gibson with an armlock in the third round. Dominique Robinson stopped David Kaplan with third-round strikes, while Drew Bittner took a unanimous decision over Francisco Loredo.

Now Is The Time For David Mitchell At TPF

7 Jul

David Mitchell

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 – by Mick Hammond –

After having five months off prior to his first fight of 2010, Nor Cal Fighting Alliance welterweight David Mitchell is turning right back around and fighting just a month later.

As Mitchell puts it, in order to survive as a fighter, sometimes you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.

“It doesn’t give you a lot of time off, but it’s what you’ve got to do at this level of competition to get paid,” he stated. “You’ve got to keep fighting.

“Coming off that fight (in May) I’m in really good shape, so why not get right back in there and get another win? It’s a little less than ideal, but money’s money and fighting’s fighting. You’ve got to get your name out there, get those W’s and will hopefully help get me in the big shows sooner than later.”

Currently undefeated, Mitchell will be going for win number 11 against hometown hero Poppies Martinez at Friday’s Tachi Palace Fights.

It’s a fight that Mitchell hopes will finally lead him to getting a shot at a big time show. And he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it so.

“I imagine he’ll try to have a good bit of stand-up and hopefully we’ll see some good striking maybe and I can get that first knockout,” stated Mitchell.  “I think I really need that on my resume. It’s probably something the UFC or Strikeforce wants to see.

“I have reach on him and should be able to show that I’ve been working a lot on my boxing. Of course, if need be, I can always get it to the mat and get the submission – I’m very familiar with that tactic.”

Mitchell is hoping to inspire fans to get out and make a case for him to step up to the next level with a strong performance Friday night.

“After I beat (Tim) McKenzie, a lot of people were calling for it,” said Mitchell.  “There’s a lot of great fights in the TPF, and I wouldn’t mind staying there for a couple more fights, but I feel like now’s my time to shine.

“I feel I can hang with some of the best at 170 (pounds) in the world. I’ve got a great team behind me in Dave Terrell and the Nor Cal Fighting Alliance. We’ll keep plugging away and get that call and be ready.”

Now in his early 30’s, Mitchell knows today is the day if he wants to make his run at MMA’s top tier.

“I’d like to thank Nor Cal Fighting Alliance and Fairtex,” he concluded. “Check out my website: We’re working on building a team and getting more sponsors would be great, but that’s not what it’s about for me, it’s about going to war and that’s what I’m going to do come July 9.

“It’s a great honor to face Poppies, it’s going to be a great show and I hope the fans enjoy it.”

Join The New Fairtex Facebook Fan Page!

6 Jul

Join the new Fairtex Facebook Fan page today!  Our original Facebook page reached the friend limit of 5,000 friends.  We have stared the Fairtex Facebook Fan page so there is no limit to how many people can join.  Update your Facebook today, and add the Fairtex Fan Page.  make sure you are in the loop for all the exclusive Fairtex news, happenings, and updates.  You can join now by following this link,

Fairtex Launches New Website for News

5 Jul

Fairtex LogoWeclome to the new Fairtex News website, at  This new website has expanded features, and allows for a more comprehensive view of Fairtex news and events.  Check back often, as we update daily.  Enjoy!

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