Susan Cingari

About Susan Cingari

Susan Cingari is an Emmy award-winning journalist with over twenty years of experience in newspapers, radio and television broadcasting.

Bare Knuckle FC Results

Last night Cheyenne Ice & Events Center in Cheyenne, Wyo., hosted the first legal, sanctioned bare knuckle boxing contest in the U.S. since 1889. The inaugural event of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, BKFC 1: The Beginning, broadcast live on PPV and boasted a stacked card of pro boxing and MMA athletes, from former UFC heavyweight champ Ricco Rodriguez and UFC flyweight “Rowdy” Bec Rawlings, to noted bare knuckle champ Bobby Gunn, who before last night boasted a 73-0 record.

Results

  • Ricco Rodriguez def. Lewis Rumsey via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 48-47)
  • Joey Beltran def. Tony Lopez via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-46)
  • Bec Rawlings def. Alma Garcia via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 2:00
  • Sam Shewmaker def. Eric Prindle via knockout – Round 1, 0:18
  • Bobby Gunn def. Irineu Beato Costa Jr. via knockout – Round 1, 0:41
  • Johnny Bedford def. Nick Mamalis via TKO – Round 2, 1:41
  • Reggie Barnett def. Travis Thompson via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
  • Maurice Jackson def. Dale Sopi via TKO – Round 1, 1:10
  • Estevan Payan def. Omar Avelar via knockout – Round 1, 1:57
  • Arnold Adams def. D.J. Linderman via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 2:00

Every Fighter Has A Story

By | 2018-06-03T14:08:23+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Bare Knuckle FC Results

[VIDEO] Watch Bare Knuckle FC 1 Live on Must Love MMA

Watch the first legal, sanctioned bare knuckle boxing event held in the U.S. since 1889. Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 1: The Beginning, brings the historic legacy of bare knuckle boxing to the 21st century with a stacked card featuring bare knuckle champ Bobby Gunn—who boasts a 73-0 record—former UFC heavyweight champ Ricco Rodriguez, and UFC flyweight Bec Rawlings.

BKFC 1 airs  Saturday, June 2, at 9p.m. ET.

By | 2018-06-01T14:24:26+00:00 June 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on [VIDEO] Watch Bare Knuckle FC 1 Live on Must Love MMA

[VIDEO] Watch Live Bellator 199 Weigh-Ins

Don’t miss the live weigh-ins for Bellator 199, airing today at 8p.m. ET.

Every Fighter Has A Story

MAIN CARD (Paramount, 9 p.m. ET)

  • Ryan Bader () vs. Muhammed Lawal (217.4) – heavyweight tournament opening round
  • Paul Daley (170.3) vs. Jon Fitch (171)
  • Lee Morrison (144) vs. Aaron Pico (145.7)
  • Javy Ayala (265.5) vs. Cheick Kongo ()
  • Carrington Banks () vs. Adam Piccolotti (155.3)

PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Hyder Amil (137.9) vs. Elias Anderson ()
  • Mark Aragoni (144.9) vs. Ignacio Ortiz (145)
  • Mark Climaco (125) vs. Daniel Oseguera (124.7)
  • Hugo Lujan (154.7) vs. J.J. Okanovich (154.8)
  • Tom Oswald () vs. Dominic Sumner ()
  • Nohelin Hernandez (135.9) vs. Josh San Diego ()
  • Adam Antolin (124.8) vs. Josh Paiva (125.7)
  • Cass Bell (135.8) vs. Khai Wu (136)
  • Brandon Hester (185.4) vs. Jordan Williams (184.1)
  • Janay Harding (145.8) vs. Amber Leibrock (145)
  • Danasabe Mohammed () vs. James Terry (164.7)
  • Gaston Bolanos (145.6) vs. Malcolm Hill (144.4)
  • David Rivera-Cruz () vs. Justin Tenedora (135.8)
  • Ahmed White (188.4) vs. Deron Winn ()

*cards subject to change

By | 2018-05-11T12:25:34+00:00 May 11th, 2018|News|Comments Off on [VIDEO] Watch Live Bellator 199 Weigh-Ins

Jury Trial Date Set for UFC Fighter Volkan Oezdemir

MustLoveMMA.com’s Susan Cingari was at Broward County Courthouse for Cage & Screen

Everybody Has A Story

Representatives for UFC light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir appeared Broward County’s Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court today for a calendar call in his ongoing court case, at which a date was set for the fighter to face a jury trial on a count of battery causing great bodily harm, a third-degree felony.

Oezdemir pleaded not guilty to the charges, which stem from an altercation the 28-year-old Switzerland native was allegedly involved in outside Capone’s bar in Fort Lauderdale, Fl, on Aug. 12, 2017.  He was initially arrested Nov. 18, 2017 on a second-degree felony charge of aggravated battery causing serious bodily harm or disability.

Felony battery causing great bodily harm in Florida carries a maximum sentence of 5 years incarceration.

In a hearing Nov. 19, Oezdemir’s attorney, former federal prosecutor Bruce A. Zimet, described the incident as a “bar room altercation” in which his client was not the aggressor and acted justifiably pursuant to Florida law.

According to court records, the alleged victim left the bar after hearing a friend had been knocked unconscious following a verbal altercation. When he asked what had happened, he said he “looked up and was hit in the face” by what the state prosecutor described as a “sucker punch.”

The victim claims he lost consciousness for approximately 14 minutes, was treated at a local hospital for concussion symptoms, and received multiple staples for lacerations. Witnesses at the scene allegedly told the victim it was Oezdemir who hit him.

Oezdemir’s trial is set for 6/18 at Broward County Courthouse. MustLoveMMA.com will continue to follow the story as it unfolds.

By | 2018-05-10T16:23:44+00:00 May 10th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Jury Trial Date Set for UFC Fighter Volkan Oezdemir

[VIDEO] Watch Live Bellator 198 Ceremonial Weigh-Ins

Cage & Screen

Don’t miss the Bellator 198 live weigh-ins, airing at 2:00p.m. ET. Bellator 198: Fedor vs. Mir, goes down tomorrow, Saturday 4/28, at 9:00p.m. ET.

Bellator 198 Main Card*:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Frank Mir
Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Sam Sicilia
Neiman Gracie vs. Javier Torres
Dillon Danis vs. Kyle Walker
Rafael Lovato Jr. vs. Gerald Harris

*card subject to change.
By | 2018-04-25T15:54:00+00:00 April 27th, 2018|News|Comments Off on [VIDEO] Watch Live Bellator 198 Ceremonial Weigh-Ins

[VIDEO] Watch Live Bellator 198 Press Conference

Every Fighter Has A Story

Don’t miss the live Bellator 198 press conference, airing 4/26 at 1:00p.m. ET. Bellator 198: Fedor vs. Mir, goes down Saturday, 4/28, at 9:00p.m. ET.

Bellator 198 Main Card*:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Frank Mir
Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Sam Sicilia
Neiman Gracie vs. Javier Torres
Dillon Danis vs. Kyle Walker
Rafael Lovato Jr. vs. Gerald Harris

*Fight card subject to change
By | 2018-04-25T15:23:58+00:00 April 26th, 2018|News|Comments Off on [VIDEO] Watch Live Bellator 198 Press Conference