Shark Fights 13 to Air Live on Pay-Per-View (official fight card)

Live from the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum – Tickets on Sale Now!

PRESS RELEASE: Aug 05, 2010 09:00

Amarillo, TX. – August 5, 2010 – Shark Fight Promotions is proud to announce that Shark Fights 13 will be available live on pay-per-view on iN DEMAND for just $29.99. This highly anticipated mixed martial arts event has made considerable headlines over the last two weeks. The bout card is stacked from top to bottom with well known marquee fighters, including many veterans from Ultimate Fighting Championship, Strikeforce, PRIDE, EliteXC, and Dream. Shark Fights 13 will take place September 11 at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum in Amarillo, Texas.

Shark Fights 13 will feature a card loaded with action-packed match-ups such as Keith Jardine vs. Trevor Prangley, Rameau Sokoudjou vs. Houston Alexander, Drew McFedries vs. Joey Villasenor, and top welterweight contender Paul Daley. Daley’s opponent and another high-caliber bout will be announced soon!

According to Brent Medley, president of Shark Fight Promotions, “We are tremendously proud to do our first pay-per-view event with iN DEMAND, it is a significant milestone for our company. Now fans that can’t make it to the event can watch the fights live in the comfort of their homes. We are very excited that we are able to offer the fans a card stacked with such well-matched, high profile fighters for only $29.99.”

Medley went on to say, “We wanted the entire card to be stacked with significant fights, including the undercard. We were strategic when choosing the match-ups and feel that Shark Fights 13 is a solid card from top to bottom. We also decided to go one step further and feature a title fight on the undercard. To my knowledge, this is the first time in MMA history that this has been done. It promises to be a very exciting bout. Our current Shark Fights lightweight champion Douglas Evans will defend his title against submission specialist Ronnie Mann. Fans will not be disappointed!”

Additional details on the Shark Fights 13 line up, the undercard broadcast, and the commentating team will be announced in the coming weeks.

Official Shark Fights 13 Line Up:

Main Card:
1. Keith Jardine vs. Trevor Prangley (205lbs)
2. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Houston Alexander (205lbs)
3. Paul Daley vs. TBA (170lbs)
4. Joey Villasanor vs. Drew McFredries (185lbs)
5. Another high-profile fight to be announced next week!

Undercard:

6. Ronnie Mann vs. Douglas Evans (145lbs)
7. Brock Larson vs. TBA (170lbs)
8. Aaron Rosa vs. Dave Herman (Heavyweight)
9. Marcus Hicks vs. Karen Darabedyan (155lbs)
10. Pete Spratt vs. Eric Davila (170lbs)

Shark Fight Promotions growing popularity and record-breaking attendance has garnered an incredible amount of positive publicity. In addition to drawing record breaking crowds of over 10,000, Shark Fights made headlines in 2009 when it partnered with ESPN 1440 radio to air the first live U.S. radio broadcast of an MMA event in the history of the sport. The historic broadcast was hosted by MMA Legend Don Frye and celebrity radio host Warren McCarty.

Shark Fights continues to receive a constant flow of impressive media coverage, ranging from feature articles and exclusive interviews to television and radio coverage. The company’s reputation and constant media presence has attracted the attention of numerous MMA celebrities, such as Don “The Predator” Frye, Kimbo Slice, Bas Rutten, Ron Kruck, Tapout crew members Punkass and Skyscrape, WEC fighters Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Leonard “Bad Boy” Garcia, WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown, and more.

Shark Fights 13 will take place on Saturday, September 11 at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum. Doors open at 6:00pm CDT. Fights start at 7:00 pm CDT. Tickets are on sale now! To purchase Shark Fights 13 tickets please go to SharkFights.com, Panhandletickets.com, or visit any Panhandle ticket outlet. Shark Fights 13 is also available live on pay-per-view on iN DEMAND for $29.99.

To watch Shark Fights 13 live on pay-per-view, please contact your local cable provider. For additional information on Shark Fight Promotions, please visit SharkFights.com.

About Shark Fight Promotions:
Shark Fight Promotions, an innovative fight promotion company based out of Amarillo Texas, is dedicated to driving the growth of mixed martial arts through the production of high quality MMA events and by effectively showcasing MMA fighters. The organization takes pride in putting the fans and fighters first; therefore they strive to make each Shark Fight event more exciting than the last. Executives within the organization are committed to producing impressive fight cards with extremely competitive match-ups. They are also passionate about their philanthropic endeavors. Shark Fight Promotions stays involved in charity causes by partnering with, and contributing to, non-profit organizations in each city that hosts a Shark Fight Promotions event.

Fedor: Still the best?

Fedor vs Rogers Strikeforce

This Saturday night, “the pound for pound best fighter in the world” Fedor Emelianenko (30-1, 1 no contest) will make his US national television debut as Strikeforce/M-1 Global presents: Fedor vs. Rogers on CBS. Fedor Emelianenko is the consensus top heavyweight fighter in the world and is set to face Brett Rogers, an undefeated up-and-coming star. They are both coming off crushing knockouts of former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Andrei Arlovski. Brett Rogers will likely want to stand and throw bombs with the Russian champ and the Sambo master will likely be happy to oblige. Rogers has one punch knockout power but the difference will be Fedor’s unmatched all-around skill. Fedor can stand and trade or use his judo/sambo mastery to put Rogers on his back, where he has excellent submissions. If Emelianenko decides to take Rogers to the ground, Rogers will also have to ward off a ground and pound expert. Rogers has never had to fight off the ground and it may be interesting to see if his size will present some issues for the champ. While Rogers will be looking for one big shot, Emelianenko should be able to put his full arsenal to use to defeat the much larger challenger. Barring a shocker larger than Kimbo Slice’s epic loss, Fedor should walk out the champ.

However, can he still be considered the best in the world? Emelianenko has won 26 straight fights in a 9 year period but has not faced the steady diet of Fedor Belttop tier competition one would expect from the best. The former Pride World Heavyweight Champion last fought with Affliction and fought Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski, two former UFC Heavyweight Champions. He submitted Sylvia in under a minute and survived a match up with Arlovski, who landed punches and kicks at will. As Fedor backed into the ropes, seemingly in trouble, Arlovski went in for a flying knee. Instead he ate an overhand right punch to the jaw, which sent Arlovski falling into the fetal position in midair at 3:14 in the first round. After the now defunct Affliction promotion went under, many insiders believed Fedor would undoubtedly appear in the “Octagon” but it was not to be. In a decision that left the MMA world in disbelief, Fedor decided to join the Strikeforce lineup, signing a 3-fight contract. The move would immediately beef up its thin heavyweight division and bring added credibility to Strikeforce. His decision left the world wondering whether he will ever sign with the UFC. The burning question: How can a man, considered to be the best in the world, fight inferior competition, still be considered the best in the world? College football teams beating up on smaller conference teams will not get the same respect another team that plays the best every week will. The same should hold true for MMA. If you want to be considered the best, you should have to beat the best.

Strikeforce: Fedor Vs Rogers – LIVE ON CBS!

Fedor vs Rogers

MAIN CARD
FEDOR “THE LAST EMPEROR” EMELIANENKO (30-1) VS
BRETT “THE GRIM” ROGERS (10-0)

MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
JASON “MAYHEM” MILLER (29-6) VS
JAKE SHIELDS (28-4)

GEGARD “THE DREAMCATCHER” MOUSASI (29-2) VS
RAMEAU THIERRY “THE AFRICAN ASSASIN” SOKODJOU
FABRICIO “VAI CAVALO” WERDUM (12-4-1) VS
ANTONIO “BIGFOOT” SILVA (13-1)

UNDERCARD

MARLOES COENEN (16-3) VS
ROXANNE MODAFERRI (13-4)
MARK MILLER (9-5) VS
DERAY DAVIS (5-1)
JEFF CURRAN (31-12) VS
SAM THAO (5-1)
JOHN KOLOSCI (10-5) VS
SHAMAR BAILEY (9-1)
LOUIS TAYLOR (4-0) VS
NATE MOORE (5-1)
CHRISTIAN UFLACKER (1-0) VS
JONATAS NOVAES (4-2)

TIME
NOVEMBER 7, 2009 – 8:00PM/CT (PRELIMS AT 6:00PM)
LIVE ON CBS!

MMA Event: Shark Fights 7 – Sursa VS Prangley

Shark Fights 7: Sursa VS Prangley
Shark Fights 7: Sursa VS Prangley

Date of Event: Saturday, November 28- 7:00 pm CST / Doors open at 5:00 pm CST

Event Location: Azteca Music Hall; Amarillo TX

Event Description: Amarillo, some of your favorite local fighters are coming to Shark Fights 7.

In a main event, the long anticipated fight for the Shark Fights Light Heavyweight Title is finally here. Marcus “Money” Sursa, an explosive striker and submission specialist battles former UFC and current Strikeforce fighter, Trevor Prangley, who’s fighting after his 20 second KO of Dennis Reed in his last fight.

It will be a night to remember. Join Shark Fights as they crown the first ever Shark Fights Light Heavyweight Champion.

Saturday, November 28 at the Azteca Music Hall in Amarillo, TX. Doors open at 5:00 pm CST. Fights begin at 7:00 pm CST.

MMA Event: South Texas Fighting Championships: STFC 9

South Texas Fighting Championships: STFC 9
South Texas Fighting Championships: STFC 9

South Texas Fighting Championships: STFC 9

10 Professional Cage Fights
FRIDAY THE 13th November 2009
Doors open at 7pm, Fights start at 8pm
Tickets are cheap and start at $10!
Ticket info: ez-tixx.com
877-993-8499

www.cagefightingstfc.com

KING OF KOMBAT 7 “Judgement Day” Post Fight Review

kingofkombat logoI attended the KING OF KOMBAT 7 “Judgement Day” this past Saturday.  Although Ron Hernandez (CEO) put on a decent event and got me in, I only stayed for three fights due to horrible seating (standing actually) in general admissions area.

While at the event I met a couple B3Sport members, Texas Powerhouse, Duece King and a few other fighters.  I also shot some video footage so keep an eye out for it, as it will be up shortly.

FIGHT RESULTS

#1 Jacob Austin 2-1 (Elite MMA) winner by guillotine 56 sec in R2 over Randy Gray 0-2 (Solidarity MMA)

#2 Edwin Figueroa 3-0 (Janjira Muay Thai) winner tko ref stopage 24 sec R1 over Christian Sanches 15-8 (Citadel C4 Fight Team)

#3 Garrett Bennett 3-1 (Grapplers Domain) winner by tapout 2:17 R1 kimura from guard over Ryan carranza 1-5(Solidarity MMA)

#4 Eric Gerber 4-0 (Grapplers Domaian) winner by Ko 21 sec R1 over Michael Barreras 3-1 (Albuquerque Kickboxing)

#5 Steven Carl 7-2 (Grapplers Lair / Team Hard Drive) winner by tapout due to guillotine 59 sec into R1 over Conan Cano 5-1 (Team Xtreme).

#6 Johnny Bedford 16-1-1 (L.A. Boxing/Mohlers BJJ) winner by split dec. over Rocky Long 17-20 (Revolution Dojo)

#7 Mike Jackson 9-2 ( High plans JJ / Extreme Fitness & Nutrition) winner by tapout due to guillotine 4:38 R1 over Ryan Larson 4-1 (Relson Gracie Austin)

#8 Chris Trammell 8-2 (Capitol Punishment/Boxing Brothers) winner by split dec. over Sean Ward 5-1 (Grapplers Lair)

#9 Lightweight Championship Bout
Nick “The Ghost” Gonzalez 14-7 (Guy Mezger / Lion’s Den) winner unanimous decision over Deuce King 8-5 (Grapplers Domain)

Results provided by King of Kombat