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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“Shoot the Moon” TUF 10 Quarter Finals

TUF 10The Ultimate Fighter is on to the quarter finals and we are faced with one of the most intriguing fights. I would say my favorite thing about the Ultimate Fighter is that almost everyone is an unknown. Calling fights is next to impossible and even when you think something is clear cut you can be extremely wrong. Take this first quarter finals fight between Nelson and Wren, Nelson is the ex-Champion of the IFL and definitely one of the favorites to win this show, many people thought that before the Kimbo fight and many more after the fight was over. Wren went from being an unknown facing UFC veteran, Wes Sims, to showing that he is quick and has a very strong offensive Jujitsu style. I am disappointed that they decided to do this matchup in the quarter finals instead of the semi-finals or Finals. Throwing Nelson another ground fighter giving him a greater chance that this fight will hit the ground. Nelson has the experience and record to show he will dominate the ground between the two. It makes me wonder what Dana White thinks of this matchup and if it is him making sure the Kimbo-killer makes it to the finals or if he thinks Wren has a gameplan to beat Nelson by using his wrestling to stop Nelson’s takedowns and win the standup or actually beat Nelson on the ground. Another thing that really helps Nelson to ensure his victory is that he has trained with Wren and that might give him an advantage as a veteran and helps him to better prepare for the fight. I think Nelson will end up reversing Wren while on his back and getting an early stoppage via submission. Wren is very explosive but we did not see a lot of him because of how fast he took out Sims.

I love watching Dana White get pissed at Nelson or anybody for that matter. On “the Aftermath” show on spike, Dana and Nelson were still bickering and it came out that Nelson is still training at his house and only occasionally sparring at larger fight camps. Dana White was very angry and tried to get one of the other TUF fighters there to agree with how stupid that was.

Really anything can happen in the Ultimate Fighter. I really see a lot of great matchups in these quarter finals and hope that the fights are more exciting then the first half. My only concern is the amount of fighters that were gassing out after the first round or even the first flurry of punches. Even Rashad’s favorite fighter James McSweeney ended up practically collapsing of exhaustion in his first fight. Unlike UFC fights these guys do not have the time to correct large gaps in their skills in between fights and I think a few of the fights that last to the 2nd or 3rd round will end up being two fighters using all of their strength to throw punches that a sloth could dodge. That being said I think there will be some very good fights and still more upsets to come.