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MMA Latest & REVGEAR EUROPE announce partnership seeing eye to eye on MMA equipment

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“REVGEAR is a brand real fighters everywhere can believe in, whether they are from MMA, Boxing or any one of the combat sports practiced every day by millions across the world.”

Says Alex Wright, the Managing Director of one of the UK’s biggest Boxing and MMA Equipment companies Fightstorepro.com who brought the REVGEAR brand to Europe in 2011.

Why?

“Because REVGEAR cares about what they produce and really think about the gear they make, It has a pedigree, integrity and quality of inventory that very few fight brands match, we’ve added some European flair into the mix and now it’s set to take over.”

REVGEAR’s ambitions and quality is something that was quickly recognised by MMA Latest and according to Jim Edwards, one of the MMA Latest owners, a partnership between the two could not have come at more of an opportune time:

“Here at MMA Latest we have been looking for an equipment company that we can trust to recommend to our fans and REVGEAR couldn’t be a more perfect partner for us to work with. The attention to detail and care taken to design the equipment is showcased by the quality.

Revgear has been recommended to us by several of the MMA athletes that we work with so we are delighted to help them continue their growth and achieve their goal of becoming the ‘go-to’ equipment brand for all the athletes all over the world.”

Alex Wright of REVGEAR shared Edwards’s sentiments about the new partnership:

“Over the last 5 years we have had a lot of proposals from media based companies about partnerships but at Fightstorepro and REVGEAR Europe we have been fortunate to have an excellent creative team and usually turned them down.

MMA Latest brought a lot to the table and they were so passionate like we are about the sports we are working we had to choose them as our media partner in 2016.”

About REVGEAR

b6595dbb-0471-4f22-aa06-139d2bb4a4d3 - CopyIn a major period of change in the MMA World choosing who you do and do not endorse could never be more important so as 2016 sees the much talked about Reebok deal with the world’s top MMA Promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship truly take hold the MMA Equipment industry looks to adjust to a new era much more in line with other more mainstream sports.

REVGEAR Sports from Los Angeles California welcomed this change and although they may be unknown to many in Europe they have been producing high-quality Boxing, Martial Arts and MMA Gear for two decades in the USA. With many lines still manufactured in America their innovation and quality has made them the favourites of over 2000 Academies across North America that include giants of the MMA sport such as Erik Paulson’s CSW, Chute Boxe Legend Rafael Cordeiro of Kings MMA, Sittyodtong home of American Muay Thai and MMA coach Mark Dellagrotte, Cesar Gracie and many more.

edecf17f-ab33-4f12-8ded-9ebe11b58cfaEurope was always the next step for REVGEAR and when the American brand hooked up with www.fightstorepro.com best known for its range of boxing gloves and high-end MMA Equipment in 2011 it started a journey that five years later has brought about REVGEAR EUROPE.

“When we started working with Fightstorepro back in ’11 we knew they shared a lot of our ethics and beliefs about fight equipment. Since then they’ve developed from a distributor into our European branch and we’re excited going into the next period with the UK team!” Paul Reavlin; President of REVGEAR SPORTS.

80b3dc16-ccf4-46ff-915f-9e6f964124c8 - Copy“We knew it was important to build like RG did in America; get the gear to the real people, the ones who know the difference that good gear makes to their performance in training and ultimately in competition; whilst some brands threw gear at everyone in flimsy sponsorships we worked with a select few and have been lucky enough tocollaborate with guys such as Jimi Manuwa, Mike Wilkinson, Ross Pearson, Andy Ogle, Arnold Allen, Alex Enlund who not only liked the equipment gave us real feedback on it; help us develop and grow….This is a two-way street Gary Thompson; RGE Digital Media Executive.

So why is the new challenge that has seen so many MMA brands run screaming away into unchartered territory or worse, go out of business so welcomed by one of the most under-rated manufacturers in the business today? Simple; Revgear have much more in common with top of the line Boxing and Muay Thai brands than with the often more fashion orientated MMA brands that dominated the UFC during what may yet become considered still the early days of the sport as it moves into mainstream acceptance.

“Revgear President Paul Reavlin frankly hates marketing….his eyes glaze over when someone wants to talk about adverts or websites but tell him the padding is too thin on a shin guard or an idea on how to improve a Thai pad the guy is all ears….he absolutely loves innovation and making the best gear…That’s the type of brand I want to buy” Alex Wright.

d52d500d-56b3-4de6-8399-f4f304a32b91Revgear Europe have adopted an updated version of the first logo ever used by Revgear in 1996 as a homage to roots of the brand when they were working with the legendary Marco Ruas and Bas Rutten in LA. The new apparel range has echoes of Converse and the American Collegiate style so easy to use as gym or leisure wear. RGE are pressing into boxing too with an endorsement of WBC International cruiserweight champion Jon Lewis Dickinson and a new Range of Boxing gloves reminiscent of famous Mexican lines.

Working together, MMA Latest and Revgear have big plans to make the sport and the highest quality equipment brand more readily available for all MMA fans and athletes around the world. No bigger proof point of this will be the launch of a competition coming very soon where entrants will have the chance of winning some REVGEAR gear and a grand prize of a ticket to the sold-out UFC London event in February.

Please follow @REVGEAREUROPE

Please Visit www.REVGEAREUROPE.CO.UK

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Ovince Saint Preux Steps in to Face Corey Anderson at UFC 217

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UFC 217 just got even more interesting. Earlier this week, Patrick Cummins pulled out of his light heavyweight matchup with Corey Anderson due to a Staph infection. Corey “Overtime” Anderson was not happy with his opponents decision, even calling out his opponent on Instagram asking how Cummins could, “call it quits so far from fight night”.

The UFC left Anderson on the card, and he found an opponent through the magic of Twitter. Ovince Saint Preux tweeted out directly to Anderson stating:

It didn’t take long for Anderson to respond agreeing to the fight, tagging Mick Maynard and Dana White in his response.

Only a few short hours later, the fight announcement came from the official UFC twitter account.

 

This top 10 Light Heavyweight matchup should add to an already amazing card coming in November at Madison Square Garden. Saint Preux is coming off of back to back wins both due to the very rare von flue choke, he finds himself ranked #7th in the latest edition of the 205-pound rankings. Corey “Overtime” Anderson is 4-2 in his last 6 fights, but is coming off a brutal first round knockout loss to Jimi Manuwa in March.

With such a exciting fight added to this card, what do you see happening November 4th?  Will Corey Anderson bounce back and look to jump into the top 5 of the rankings, or will Ovince Saint Preux go for a third straight von flue choke? Let us know.

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*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results

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Watch the live weigh-ins for Bellator 185 here.

Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Slemenko live this Friday night October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT. This is the first appearance for Mousasi in the Bellator cage as he looks to secure a title shot with a win over the very tough former Bellator champion Slemenko. Joining these men of the main card will be a pair of welterweights as Neiman Gracie from the famous Gracie BJJ family takes on Zak Bucia in the co-main event.

Full Weigh-in Results: (Updated in real time)

Main Card:

Gegard Mousasi (185) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (186)
Neiman Gracie (170.5) vs. Zak Bucia (170)
Heather Hardy (126) vs. Kristina Williams (126)
Ryan Quinn (155.5) vs. Marcus Surin (155)
Ana Julaton (125.5) vs. Lisa Blaine (122)

Preliminary Card:

Jordan Young (200) vs. Alec Hooben (194)
Costello van Steenis (185) vs. Steve Skrzat (186)
Vinicius de Jesus (170) vs. Joaquin Buckley (171)
John Beneduce (154.5) vs. Dean Hancock (155)
Timothy Wheeler (144) vs. Pete Rogers (144)
Don Shainis (150) vs. Matthew Denning (149)
Frank Sforza (149) vs. Vovka Clay (150)
Kevin Carrier (156) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (153)
John Lopez (126) vs. Billy Giovanella (125)

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Gokhan Saki vs Khalil Rountree JR Added to UFC 219

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Kickboxing superstar Gokhan Saki will make his return to the octagon just three months after his UFC debut, as he faces Khalil Rountree at UFC 219.

Saki (1-1 ) made a big statement at UFC Japan in September, knocking out Henrique de Silva with a devastating, statement making left hook.

Rountree (6-2) is a TUF-23 alumni. His UFC run started unsuccessfully losing two in a row including his TUF 23 contract fight. However, Rountree is now on a two-fight winning streak after picking up consecutive first round knockout victories against Paul Craig and Daniel Jolly.

After making his MMA debut in 2004, Saki signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC in May and was succesful in his return to the cage. Saki’s first round KO of de Silva earned him a Performance of the Night bonus.

Neither Saki or Rountree are currently ranked in the UFC’s light heavyweight division, so a win at UFC 219 could most certainly push either of the two in the top fifteen at 205-pounds.

With the addition of Saki vs. Rountree, your current line-up for the UFC 219 card on December 30th is as follows:

Dominick Cruz vs. Jimmie Rivera – Bantamweight bout
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza – Women’s strawweight bout
Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny – Welterweight bout
Louis Smolka vs. Matheus Nicolau – Flyweight bout
* Gokhan Saki vs. Khalil Rountree – Light heavyweight bout

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