Invicta FC 8

After The Crossfire – Invicta FC 8: Waterson vs Tamada

Invicta FC atomweight champion Michelle Waterson successfully defended her crown with a surprisingly easy TKO win over vaunted Japanese challenger Yasuko Tamada at Invicta FC 8 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Invicta FC 8

MMA Crossfire – Invicta FC 8: Waterson vs Tamada predictions

Invicta FC atomweight champion Michelle Waterson (11-3-1) returns to the cage to defend against Japanese southpaw challenger Yasuko Tamada (15-8-3) tonight in Kansas City.

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UFC Fight Night

After The Crossfire – UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs Mousasi

Ronaldo Souza used his grappling and superior striking to defeat rival Gerard Mousasi and stake a claim in the UFC middleweight title conversation last night at UFC Fight Night 50 in Foxwood, Connecticut.

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UFC Fight Night

MMA Crossfire – UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs Mousasi predictions

The main event winner of UFC Fight Night 50 will probably not leapfrog them into a title fight with middleweight champ Chris Weidman, but for #4 Ronaldo Souza (20-3-0, 1 NC) and #7 Gegard Mousasi (35-4-2), it’s still an important opportunity to get closer.

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Manny Pacquiao

MMA Crossfire – Video: Manny Pacquiao & Chris Algieri press conference

Move over, Pretty Boy Floyd.

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), fresh off a convincing win over Timothy Bradley will defend his crown against WBO Jr. welterweight champ Chris Algieri (20-0-0, 8 KOs) November 22nd.

It will take place abroad.

The two attended a press conference in Macau, China today at the Venetian Macao casino.

You can watch it all right here at The Crossfire. Welcome back.

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TIFF

MMA Crossfire – TIFF 2014 martial arts film guide

The 39th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) starts tomorrow September 4th and runs through September 14th.

It’s the biggest festival in the world not named Cannes.

Hundreds of movie stars will be in town for the occasion and as always, the steak and the sizzle will be there for all to soak in.

We took a quick peek at some of the combat-sports based flicks and fortunately, there is plenty to check out as well.

Let’s take a closer look.

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TIFF
Image courtesy Toronto International Film Festival.

 

FOXCATCHER

FOXCATCHER
Left to right: Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz and Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz
Photo by Scott Garfield, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Screentimes:

Monday, September 8th 6:00pm ET Roy Thomson Hall – PREMIUM

Tuesday September 9th 12:00pm ET – Princess of Wales Theatre

Check here for current screentimes.

Foxcatchers
Image courtesy Sony Pictures.

Foxcatcher stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. It’s based on true events of the relationships between a millionaire and two champion wrestlers. One of the more anticipated films at TIFF this year.

THE DEAD LANDS

The Dead Lands

Showing:

Thursday September 4th 9pm ET Ryerson

Friday September 5th 12pm ET Bloor hot Docs Ciinema

Friday September 12th 8:45pm ET Scotiabank Theatre 1

Click here for screentime updates

This is a majestic martial arts epic based in pre-colonial New Zealand! It stars James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare and is directed by Toa Fraser.

PAPA MACHETE – TIFF WORLD PREMIERE

Showtimes:

Sunday September 7th, 11:45am ET – Scotiabank 5

Papa Machete is an American short film about the masters of Tire Machet – an indigenous martial art developed by Haitian slaves to combat Napoleon’s faction. Directed by Jonathan David Kane and  presented in the Creole language, it stars Alfred Avil, Jean -Paul Avril, Roland Avril, and Mike Rogers.

Papa Machete
Image courtesy Third Horizon Media

It was funded entirely by Kickstarter!

WWE Raw superstar Kurt Angle (1996 Olympic Gold Medalist). Image courtesy WWE.

MMA Crossfire – 6 pro wrestlers who could compete in the UFC

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar currently holds a firm grip on the WWE heavyweight championship with his convincing win over John Cena at SummerSlam.

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