Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal made a massive announcement last week of the creation of Gamebred Fighting Championship (Bare Knucke MMA) which will be streamed on the Bare Knucke TV App. With the inaugural event fastly approaching more & more details are coming out.
One of the most important roles of a fight promotion is the matching of the fights and we can announce the matchmaker for Gamebred Fighting Championships will be Dean Toole. Dean Toole is also the CEO of Island Fights which is one of the most successful Regional fighting promotions in the country on UFC Fight Pass.
Island Fights has had tons of success getting a lot of former talent to the UFC, while owning the promotion Toole also matched his own cards. This is something Toole is very passionate about and a role he didn’t want to ever give up on the Pro level.
Toole is also the matchmaker for iKON Fighting Federation, a new, mainly West Coast MMA promotion on UFC Fight Pass that’s been getting all types of buzz with the talent and signings to the new promotion. Due to the pandemic they’ve even been doing a majority of the promotions events in Mexico and have made a huge name in that region as well.
When I asked Dean Toole about the opportunity of being the matchmaker of Gamebred Fighting Championship he replied with “I promote and match fights for a living. This will be no different for me, this is an all day everyday affair for me and my team and can’t wait for these events to kick off in June. Anytime we can provide a platform for any athlete to compete and/or potentially make a living in combat sports, it’s a blessing to be involved in any part of that journey.
One of the reasons this made sense was the decision to have a UFC out clause in the fighter contracts. This allows my job to continue building and developjng talent to eventually go to the UFC. Like all of the promotions I’m involved with, this will be different and very exciting but the end goal will always remain the same, put on the best, most exciting fights possible.”