Evolution Combat Sports Championship ‘Evolution 2’ [Official Fight Card]

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‘EVOLUTION 2 OFFICIAL FIGHT CARD

PROFESSIONAL CARD:

Paco Castillo vs. Angel Castillo

Gilbert Cuhen vs. Adrian Cruz

Brad Nordquist vs. Eric Kucevic

Daniel Pinheiro  (Texas) vs. Filiberto Martinez

AMATEUR CARD:

Jeremiah Cullum vs. Jonathan Lopez

Roy Saucedo vs. Tanner Varela

Marc Hightower vs. John Sparks

Pedro Carbo vs. Oscar Navrette

Peter Bouton vs. Mike Escobar

Eric Bailon vs. Harvey Suarez

Matt Gonzales vs. Anthony Rozema

Justin Dudley vs. Christian Reyes

Andres Ramirez vs. Jorrel Sparenberg

PRESS RELEASE: Brother vs. Brother at ‘Evolution 2’

Over the years MMA has seen its fair share of conflict between brothers, such as the highly publicized feud between MMA legends (and adopted siblings) Ken and Frank Shamrock. The toxic family feuds, fueled by years of sibling rivalry, would undoubtedly produce memorable battles in cage, yet a true brother vs. brother MMA bout has yet to come to fruition, that is, until now. New Mexico based Evolution Combat Sports Championship will soon make their mark, by becoming the first fight promotion to officially deliver a bonafide brother vs. brother bout in the professional MMA arena.

On Saturday, December 10, 2011 Jeremiah Paco ‘The Punisher’ Castillo and his brother Angel Castillo are slated to headline ‘Evolution 2.’ The event marks the highly anticipated return of‘Evolution’, the show that launched the now popular regional MMA promotion. The event will take place at the Curry County Event Center in Clovis, New Mexico. The promotion is thrilled to mark the return of ‘Evolution’ by featuring the first ever brother vs. brother headliner.

According to Martin Singleterry, founder of Evolution Combat Sports Championship, “We are thrilled to bring back our high profile ‘Evolution’ shows.  The Saturday night shows are a perfect addition to our ‘Friday Night Fight’ series. We have a stellar event planned for December. Fans are in for a real treat! Not only is the card stacked with New Mexico’s top contenders, fans will get to witness the first ever brother vs. brother pro MMA battle!”

Singleterry went on to say, “Although the Castillo brothers may not be house hold names on a national level, they are well-known and respected within the regional fight scene …and when it comes to their high octane personal vendetta …well, heh… it’s no secret. I thought, what better way for these two warriors to settle the score than in their element, in the cage, in front of their fans. I approached the Castillo brothers about the match-up and the rest is history.”

On December 10, the Castillo brothers will go head-to-head in a 130-pound catch weight bout, which according to many, has fight-of-the-night implications. In addition to the highly anticipated brother vs. brother headliner, ‘Evolution 2’ will also feature a co-main event bout between two of New Mexico’s best female fighters.  Knockout artist Heather “Hurricane” Clark drops down to the 115lb division to take #10 ranked Chelsea “Italian Princess” Colarelli, in a fight that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The full fight card will be announced soon. Fight fans will not want to miss this event!

‘Evolution 2’ will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the Curry County Events Center in Clovis, New Mexico. Doors open at 5:00pm CT. Fights start at 6:00pm CT. Tickets are on sale now! Prices range from $12.00 for grandstand seating to $35.00 for VIP. To purchase event tickets, please log on to www.evolutioncombatsports.com . Tickets can also be purchased at the venue the night of the event.

For more information about Evolution Combat Sports Championship please visit www.evolutioncombatsports.com.

About Evolution Combat Sports Championship:

Brother vs. Brother at ‘Evolution 2’ on December 10 in Clovis, New MexicoEvolution Combat Sports Championship, based in Clovis, New Mexico is a subsidiary corporation of its managing partner, Doppelganger, Inc., a company owned and operated by fans of MMA and solely dedicated to the promotion of MMAEvolution is dedicated to the concept of providing memorable entertainment to the fans, while offering opportunities for MMA athletes to advance their professional or amateur careers. As the name suggests, Evolution is prepared to evolve with the increasingly complex demands set forth in the world of mixed martial arts and entertainment. The fight promotion sets itself apart through progressive thinking and actions, an innovative approach to entertainment, and their reputation of integrity within the MMA community.

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Official Line-up for Legacy Fighting Championship 9

PRESS RELEASE: Houston, TX. November 22, 2011

Legacy Fighting Championships 9
Watch Legacy FC 9 Live on HDNet December 16th!

Texas-based mixed martial arts fight promotion company, Legacy Fighting Championship, returns to the Houston Arena Theater on December 16 with Legacy Fighting Championship 9. The stacked fight card includes a main event welterweight title bout between Strikeforce veteran’s Mike “The Greek” Bronzoulis and Jorge “Macaco” Patino and a co-main pitting England’s Paul Kelly against Houston Police Officer and Legacy FC veteran Jeff Rexroad. With 11 fights scheduled, there will be no shortage of action for fight fans in attendance or those watching live on HDNet.

According to Legacy Promoter Mick Maynard, “We are very excited about the December 16th line-up. It is one of our most compelling cards to date. The Bronzoulis vs. Patino title bout definitely has fight of the night potential as does the Co-main event battle between Kelly and Rexroad.  The card also features a very significant pro debut fight. Frost Murphy will not only be fighting for the first time on the pro level, he will be fighting to save a life.”

Maynard went on to say, “Murphy is donating 100% of his fight purse to Heartgift.org, a charity that funds life-saving heart surgery to children with congenital heart disease. Legacy has joined the cause as well. We will be selling T-shirts on our website (starting in December) to raise money for the charity. Fans can also text the keyword GIFT to 80077 to make a $10 donation.”

Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early, as the December 16 event is already 80% sold out! MMA fans will not want to miss this exciting night of fights!

*Official Legacy FC 9 Fight Card:

Jorge Patino vs. Mike Bronzoulis
Jeff Rexroad vs. Paul Kelly
Gilbert “Pitbull” Jiminez vs. Daniel Pineda
Jonathan Harris vs. Antonio Flores
Cody Williams vs. Steve Garcia
Patrick Hutton vs. Noel Ligon
Jeremy Morris vs. Justin Murray
Frost Murphy vs. Cris Rucker
Randy Hauer vs. Jesus Rivera
Rakim Cleveland vs. Derrick Lewis
Jeremy Mahon vs. David Armas
*Card subject to change

Legacy Fighting Championship has quickly become the “must see” MMA show in Houston.  The popular promotion has built a solid stable of notable fighters and they continue to expand their roster. Recent signings include UFC Vet Paul Kelly, featherweight champion Daniel Pineda, up-and-comer Freddy Assuncao, and “Ultimate Fighter 14” top bantamweight prospect Carson Beebe.

Legacy Fighting Championships 9 takes place on Friday, December 16 at the Houston Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas.  Doors open at 6:30pm CT. Fights begin at 7:30pm CT. Fight fans can purchase tickets at www.legacyfights.tv. The main card will air live on HDNet at 9:00pm CT.

About Legacy Fighting Championship (LFC):
Legacy Fighting Championship has promoted professional and amateur MMA events since 2005. Throughout its history, the emphasis has always been maintaining the commitment to provide only the highest-quality mixed martial arts competition for fighters and viewers alike. Legacy’s continued goal is to maintain that quality while evolving and growing organically with the sport of MMA. Fight fans across the nation can watch Legacy Fighting Championship events live on HDNet.  For more information, please visit www.legacyfights.tv.
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Shark Fights 21: Bobby Lashley Faces Mark Martinez for Shark Fights Title Short [PRESS RELEASE]

PRESS RELEASE: November 7, 2011

Shark Fights 21 "BOBBY LASHLEY vs MARK MARTINEZ" Amarillo, TX – Shark Fight Promotions announced today that WWE superstar Bobby Lashely (6-1) will face Shark Fights and King Of The Cage veteran Mark Martinez (4-0) for the Shark Fights Heavyweight Title at Shark Fights 21 on November 11 in Lubbock, Texas. Martinez has a perfect 4-0 record and 2-0 in Shark Fight Promotions. In the co-main event, Tony Bonello (15-1-1) takes on Ultimate Fighter Dave Roberts (4-7) for the Shark Fights Light Heavyweight Title. Shark Fights 21 will be the promotions biggest event of the year with two title fights in one night.

Shark Fights 21 will take place on Friday, November 11, 2011 at The Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas and will be broadcast via tape delay on FUEL TV beginning December 23, 2011. Doors Open at 6:00pm CST. Fights start at 7pm CST. Tickets for Shark Fights 21 are on sale now at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Tickets are priced at $20, $30, $40, $55, $65, $75, and $100. For more information, or current Shark Fights news, please visit sharkfights.com or facebook.com/sharkfights. Fight card subject to change.

Main Event:
-Bobby Lashley (6-1) vs Mark Martinez (4-0)

Co-Main Event:
-Tony Bonello (15-1-1) vs Dave Roberts (4-7)

Main Card:
-Cody Pfister (5-3) vs. Isais Martinez (6-3)
-Willie Parks (3-1) vs Anselmo Martinez (7-5)
-Gabe Vasquez (4-4) vs Zach Haney (3-5)

Preliminary Bout:
-Daniel Almeida (6-0) vs John King (2-2)
-Cody East (0-0) vs Adenilson Clementino (1-0)
-Matt Hobar (3-0) vs Donnie Frye (3-10)
-Jeremiah Castillo (3-13) vs Zavier Garcia (0-1)
-Brian Joseph (1-0) vs Marcus Baldivia (0-1)

About Shark Fight Promotions:
Texas based Shark Fight Promotions, founded in 2007, is an integrated entertainment and media company in the combat sports industry, committed to producing high quality fight events and effectively showcasing elite MMA talent. The company is engaged in the production, promotion, presentation and marketing of premier professional mixed martial arts fighting competitions. As an integrated entertainment and media company, Shark Fight Promotions is organized around three principal business activities: Live Event Promotions, Broadcast Television and Digital Media Production and Distribution, Sponsorship and Brand Licensing. As Mixed Martial Arts continues its dominance as the fastest growing sport in the world, Shark Fights is poised to become one of the top fight promotions in the industry.

Shark Fight Promotions can be followed via Facebook at facebook.com/SharkFights and via Twitter at twitter.com/SharkFights.

About FUEL TV
FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports and the stories that surround them. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. See why young adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 30 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.

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XTREME KNOCKOUT RETURNS SATURDAY DEC 3RD FOR THEIR 13TH EVENT AND TXA 21 TELEVISION TAPING!



On DEC 3rd 2011, Back Alley Promotions and THE GYM bring to you Xtreme Knockout 13 (XKO – Professional Cage Fights) and the top Pro MMA fighters in Texas. XKO be filming for TXA 21 for their Xtreme Knockout TV show. Back Alley Promotions has produced 1,000 “live” events, including Professional Championship Wrestling (PCW) which was televised weekly for 3 years on UPN channel 21, featured on MTV, and the catalyst for a reality show “The Bussey Bunch” for TLC and Discovery Channel. THE GYM Combative Sports Training Facility (and location of XKO 13) is the new home of “TEAM TAKEDOWN” the Next Generation of Fighters and recently signed a deal with world renowed Jiu-Jitsu instructor Marc Laiman. XKO 13 WILL BE TAPED for TXA Channel 21 and broadcasts “Xtreme Knockout” every Saturday Night!

Xtreme Knockout, Back Alley Promotions in association with Corona bring Pro Mixed Martial Arts fights to Arlington
Pre-Fight Party from 6-8pm. Belltime 8pm.Pre-Fight party includes: MMA & Sports Vendors including BUFF WATER, THE GIRLS ROOM, BORN 2 BANG CLOTHING, THE MARINES, CUSTOM MOUTH GUARDS, KOS, ULTRAVIOLENT FIGHT GEAR, WEIRDOZ CLOTHING, AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE, BLU ENERGY, AND MORE…. 10 professional cage fights, meet and greet with fighters, celebrity guest appearances, Bikini contest, live music and DJ! Television Taping for TXA 21 show “Xtreme Knockout.”

XKO MAIN EVENT – 185lbs JJ HOLMES 2-2 MOHLER MMA AND THE GYM DALLAS, TX vs JOSH FOSTER 4-3 LONGVIEW, TX
(One of the most talented wrestlers in the state – JJ Holmes will face his toughest opponent yet – Josh Foster. Foster coming off an impressive win at XKO 11 over Hayward Charles looks to become one of the top 185lb fighters in the division! This fight WILL be one of the most exciting fights put together at XKO)

125lbs RANDY VILLARREAL 7-6 ARLINGTON, TX, vs FRANK ORTEGA 4-6
(Randy Villarreal’s last fight at XKO made a huge mark in the local fight scene! He quickly destroyed Mike Sierra in what was set up to be the biggest “grudge match” XKO has put together! His opponent – Frank Ortega, with similar fighting styles this match-up will be a high impact, fast paced fight)

180lbs HAYWARD “THE HYBRID” CHARLES 2-2 vs ANDRE KAVANAUGH 2-1
(Hayward is coming off an impressive win over the very talented Michael Craycraft. Hayward looks to prove to be one of the top contenders in XKO as he faces XKO newcomer Andre Kavanaugh. Andre who is known for his heavy hands and strength will look to test Haywards chin and go for a quick knockout!)

180bs ANTONY “MAD DOG” MACIAS (over 150 pro fights) vs BRANDON MCDOWELL (over 80 pro fights)
(Combined with over 200 professional fights Anthony Macias will face for the first time ever- MMA and XKO veteran Brandon Mcdowell. Anthony a UFC and Pride veteran is an exciting fighter with a strong kickboxing background, Brandon has almost as much experience in the cage and looks to use that to defeat Macias)

155lbs DONNIE BELL XTREME MMA 1-0 vs ARMANDO SERVIN pro debut
(Returning to the XKO cage for the second time is Donnie Bell! He made his pro-debut at XKO with a dominating win over Burt McDonald. Armando Servin will be making his pro-debut at XKO! Servin had a solid amateur career and is ready for the pro level!)

170lbs ROY SPOON 7-3 vs JOSH LEE 7-7
(Roy Spoon is what some say the most exciting fighter in XKO! With a perfect record in 2011 Spoon looks to continue his winning streak as he faces XKO newcomer Josh Lee! Josh is an experienced fighter looking to stop the current most dominating fighter in XKO Roy Spoon!)

185lbs JAY JAY SANCHEZ 2-0 vs STEVE HESS 1-3
(Jay Jay Sanchez is an undefeated fighter who just came off an impressive win over JJ holmes! Sanchez has a strong ground game and will be equally matched with jiu-jitsu specialist Steve Hess!)

135lbs ELIASAR RODRIGUEZ 0-1 vs HOMER GARCIA pro debut
(This is Eliasar’s second professional fight! His last fight was a tough loss against the fast rising star Nelson Salas. Homer is moving up after an undefeated career as a amateur and making his pro-debut against Eliasar! Both fighters will be fast and exciting)

185lbs CIPRIAN HANGAN 1-0 vs BRYAN HEAD pro debut
(Ciprian made his pro debut against Steve Hess at XKO 11! Ciprian made a very impressive pro-debut against Hess with a :48 sec Knockout and looks to knockout his next opponent. Ciprian is a Judo Black belt and instructor at Dallas MMA 300 and will face Bryan Head. Bryan is making his pro debut out of Chris Collins MMA. Bryan is a young fighter 21 years old looking to make a statement at XKO!)

MORE FIGHTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
When: Xtreme Knockout 13 – Saturday DEC 3rd, 2011 Pre-Fight Party at 6pm, Fights Start at 8pm. Official XKO Weigh – ins Friday DEC 2ND at 3 pm at The Improv Comedy Club in The Arlington Highlands (FREE- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – FREE)
Where: THE GYM COMBATIVE SPORTS ARENA 921 W. Mayfield Rd. Suite #112 Arlington, TX 76015
Tickets are available for purchase at THE GYM and www.xtremeknockout.com – 100% OF PROCEEDS OF SELECTED TICKET SALES WILL GO TO “HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS”

$25 for advanced general admission and $30 when purchased at the door. $50 for Ringside Reserved and $60 at the door, VIP tables $400 (limited tables) Visit www.thegym.org for more information. CORONA, MMA Merchandise and Concessions are available for purchase at the event!

SHARK FIGHTS PARTNERS WITH I.S.L.E. TO HELP KIDS WITH AUTISM

PRESS RELEASE: September 28, 2011

Amarillo, TX (September 28, 2011) – Shark Fight Promotions teams up with Manzanita Elementary School’s Independent Structured Learning Environment for Autistic Children (ISLE) program to help raise money for children with exceptional needs. Part of the proceeds from Shark Fights 20 in Laughlin, NV on October 15 will be donated to Manzanita Elementary School to help the ISLE program. The ISLE classroom is a district-wide program providing individualized support to students with special needs such as autism and severe intellectual disabilities. “We have the highest enrollment of extreme autism cases in the area with 22 kids.” said paraeducator, Robert Deets. “A portion of the revenue from ticket sales will go to support the ISLE program and give these kids the opportunity to attend an outing at Medicine Dog Arena ranch. Medicine Dog Arena ranch provides tools and equipment to help all students, regardless of their abilities, to participate in extracurricular activities that may not be possible otherwise. Providing this trip will be an experience that many of the students in the ISLE program might not otherwise experience. We want to thank Shark Fights for taking an interest in the ISLE program and helping us raise money for these special children.”

Shark Fights executive, Wes Nolen said, “Shark Fight Promotions is more than just a fight promotion, we want to make a difference in the community. Our mission is to give back to the community that supports us. We want to connect with local programs and help in any way we can. It’s a blessing for us to be teaming up with Robert Deets, Jason Lane, and the children of Manzanita Elementary Schools’ ISLE program.” For more information on Manzanita Elementary School’s ISLE program please contact Robert Deets at 928-279-6221.

Shark Fights 20 will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at The Edgewater Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada and will be broadcast via tape delay on FUEL TV beginning November 4, 2011. Doors Open at 5:30pm PST. Fights start at 7pm PST. Tickets for Shark Fights 20 are on sale now. Tickets are priced at $20, $30, $40, $65, and $100. Tickets are available at www.edgewater-casino.com or by calling 877-344-1187. For more information, or current Shark Fights news, please visit www.sharkfights.com or www.facebook.com/sharkfights. Fight card subject to change.

Main Event:
-Artenas Young (7-3) vs Clifford Starks (6-0)
Co-Main Event:
-Roberto Vargas (11-1) vs. Jared Downing (7-0)

Main Card:
-Casey Milliken (2-3) vs Jimmy Jones (3-0)
-Brandon Sene (2-2) vs Tim Slater (1-0)
-Eddie Jackson (7-4) vs Rich Campbell (2-0)
Preliminary Bout:
-Ernie Calma (1-1) vs Anthony Guerra (2-4)
-Chris Brady (0-0) vs Ian Omalza (3-2)
-Amy Riehle (0-1) vs TBD (0-0)
-Christian Palencia (0-0) vs Kimo Yadao (0-0)

About Shark Fight Promotions:
Texas based Shark Fight Promotions, founded in 2007, is an integrated entertainment and media company in the combat sports industry, committed to producing high quality fight events and effectively showcasing elite MMA talent. The company is engaged in the production, promotion, presentation and marketing of premier professional mixed martial arts fighting competitions. As an integrated entertainment and media company, Shark Fight Promotions is organized around three principal business activities: Live Event Promotions, Broadcast Television and Digital Media Production and Distribution, Sponsorship and Brand Licensing. As Mixed Martial Arts continues its dominance as the fastest growing sport in the world, Shark Fights is poised to become one of the top fight promotions in the industry.
Shark Fight Promotions can be followed via Facebook at facebook.com/SharkFights and via Twitter at twitter.com/SharkFights.

About FUEL TV
FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports and the stories that surround them. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. See why young adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 30 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.

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Media Contact for Shark Fights:
George Meng
Media and Public Relations
818-333-3694
pr@sharkfp.com

The hype – Fedor Vs Rogers by Sam McBee

strikeforceThis Saturday November the 7th the new partnership between Strikeforce and CBS makes its debut with Fedor vs Rogers. CBS used to be partnered with EliteXC with Kimbo Slice as the main headline but now they have the real thing in Fedor. If you’re reading this to see if you should take your buddy’s bet on this fight and you get Fedor, TAKE THE BET. Fedor is arguably an undefeated fighter in his 9 years in Mixed Martial Arts and has knocked out and tapped out the best of the best multiple times over. Fedor cannot be over hyped because anything you say about him from tapping out Polar Bears in Siberia or being a KGB Special Forces soldier here to scare the world into submission, could be true. Besides Brock Lesner and maybe a younger Cain Velasquez I cannot seriously give anybody a chance in a fight with Fedor. So if you have to give your buddy 2 to 1 or even 4 to 1 odds TAKE THE BET!

Rogers vs Fedor
photo courtesy of sherdog

Brett Rogers is no joke, he might even be able to beat a lot of the UFC’s Heavyweights, but he has only fought one UFC level fighter and that is Andrei Arlovski. Brett beat him by KO and no one can take that away from him. Andrei is an ex-UFC Champion and Brett knocked him out in 22 seconds. That is where Brett’s record begins and ends though, all of the rest of his competition would be happy to make it on the Ultimate Fighter. What you can take from Brett’s past fights are how quick he is and how devastating his punch combination’s are. One thing that has not been tested in recent fights is Brett’s ground game and his chin, but that is because all but one of his opponents did not get past the first round. Another thing about Rogers is that he did spend some time with Josh Barnett, who was supposed to be Fedor’s last opponent and has a very strong ground game. I do not think Rogers will go at this fight like Barnett would but some pointers from a veteran are always helpful. This was a positive sign from Rogers because he has been with his current fight camp all of his career. It is nice that he is loyal and he might be comfortable with them but he is fighting the best Heavyweight in the world and should be training as such in order to be the best Brett Rogers walking into the cage on Saturday. If Brett was fighting any other fighter besides Fedor then I would give him a chance. Fedor has proved time and time again through technique under pressure and confidence in his own skill that he will not be defeated by another human being. Only an experienced Brock Lesner could have the strength and talent to possibly control Fedor.

Fedor is not like many champions, out to prove that he is the best or that he can exchange blows with anybody. Fedor stills fights in Combat Sambo Tournaments in Russia, for fun I guess. Fedor has fought Worldclass kickboxers with knockout power, strong wrestlers that could takedown anybody and submission artists that seemed unstoppable and even people twice the size of him. Fedor has always found a way to win and in most instances found a way to finish them. Fedor is always calm before, during and after his fights and it makes it possible for him to take hard punches, wrestling slams and submission attempts and remember how to use everything to his advantage and win the fight. Nothing could display this better than when Kevin Randleman picked him up in the air and dropped him on his neck, watch it on YouTube and you will start to understand what Fedor is capable of. This fight is no different and he is facing a less experienced, more one-sided fighter than most of his fights in the past. Fedor will do what he’s done to all the others, he will come in, land a few strikes to daze Brett and then do a backward Russia Bear hug and choke Brett out.
One interesting fact about this fight that makes it especially interesting is that this is Fedor’s first fight in a cage instead of a ring. 31 fights over 9 years and 5 fight organizations and Fedor has never fought in a cage. The only way this will hurt his game is that he has used the ring ropes to his advantage in a few fights. The fight where this made the most difference was when he fought Matt Lindland in Bodog Fight and he slid the rope into his armpit and not only prevented Lindland from taking him down but reversed the situation and ended up taking Lindland down. For the fight with Rogers I do not see it being an issue, I do not think Rogers will try and take Fedor down. If that is true, cages are a decent amount bigger than rings and have no corners like in a boxing ring and Fedor could use it to slip away if Rogers rocks him with big punches or Fedor can use it to feel Rogers out early in order to figure out Rogers’ punching range and quickness.

In this day and age when the hype is built up just to get you to visit the local bar to buy an overpriced drink, Fedor still cannot be hyped enough because he truly is the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion or the World.