Josh Neer To Fight For Shark Fight Welterweight Title


Lubbock, TX. – January 13, 2010 -Popular mixed martial arts fight promotion company, Shark Fight Promotions, announced today that ten time UFC Veteran, Josh “The Dentist” Neer, will face Anselmo Martinez at Shark Fight 8 in the main event. Neer has replaced Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford due to an unexpected death in the family. The winner of the bout will claim the promotions interim welterweight title, and will later face Shark Fights current welterweight champion, TJ Waldburger, for the official title. Shark Fight 8 — Super Brawl will take place on February 5th 2010, at Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas.

According to Brent Medley, President of Shark Fight Promotions, “On behalf of everyone at Shark Fight Promotions, we would like to send our thoughts and prayers out to Ryan Ford and his family in their time of need. Ryan is an amazing individual, both personally and professionally, and we look forward to having him fight for Shark Fights in the near future.”

Medley went on to say, “We were very fortunate to sign a fighter of Josh Neer’s caliber on such short notice. Not only is he an A-list competitor, he is strongly motivated to win this title. Neer’s goal is to return to the UFC, and winning this bout would bring him one step closer to that goal. I have no doubt that this is going to be an action packed fight. The fans will not be disappointed!”

Anselmo Martinez (6-0), a Shark Fight veteran with a history of winning by knock out, typically finishes his opponent in the first round. Martinez recently defeated Lorenzo Borgomeo at Shark Fight 7, clinching his fourth straight win in the Shark Fight arena. Martinez, who was contemplating retirement late last year, decided to stay in the game and for gold.

His opponent, Josh “The Dentist” Neer (25-9-1), is a ten time UFC Veteran and has fought a long list of high caliber fighters, including Kurt Pelligrino and Joe Stevenson. Neer, who recently defeated Matt Delanoit via TKO earlier this month, was released from his UFC contract following UFC 104. He is determined to prove that he still has what it takes to fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship arena. As a six-and-a-half-year veteran of the sport, Neer has remained one of the more prolific fighters in MMA.

Doors to the Fair Park Coliseum open at 6:00 PM. Fights will begin at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at and all Select-a-Seat locations in Lubbock.

About Shark Fight Promotions:

Shark Fight Promotions, based out of Amarillo Texas, is an up and coming Fight Promotion Company 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 matchups. They are also very passionate about their philanthropic endeavors. Shark Fight Promotions stays very involved in charity causes by partnering with, and contributing to, non-profit organizations in each city that hosts a Shark Fight Promotions event.

Sports Betting

Latest MMA News

Roy Nelson

Roy Nelson Signs With Bellator, Targeted For Fall Debut

Roy Nelson is no longer with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). "Big Country" had been with the UFC since 2009. His bout with Alexander Volkov was...
Shannon Knapp

Shannon Knapp on UFC Adding Women’s Flyweights: ‘I Couldn’t be More Pleased’

Shannon Knapp isn't feeling slighted with the addition of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) women's flyweight division. Knapp, who is the Invicta FC President, told...
Ben Askren

ONE Championship: Ben Askren Remains Unbeaten, Submits Agilan Thani

Over in Singapore Friday morning, former Bellator champion Ben Askren kept his unbeaten record intact, submitting Agilan Thani in the co-main event of ONE...

UFC 213: Jordan Mein’s Career Resurgence Continues vs. Belal Muhammad

Jordan Mein's post-retirement run inside the Octagon continues this July, as the 40-fight veteran takes on Belal Muhammad at UFC 213. Mein (29-11) has gone...

First Fight Signed for UFC 216 Between Gavin Tucker, Rick Glenn

The UFC's debut in Edmonton has an official bout, as Gavin Tucker welcomes Rick Glenn to Canada at UFC 216. Tucker (10-0) scored an upset...
Conor McGregor

Stephen Espinoza Wants Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather This Fall

If Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather throw down, the ideal timing for all parties involved would be early fall. The buzz surrounding a potential boxing...
Joaquim Silva

Joaquim Silva: ‘I Respect no One Once we Step Into The Octagon’

Joaquim Silva is all business when he competes. This Sunday night (May 28), Silva will do battle with Reza Madadi inside the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm,...
Conor McGregor

Dana White Claims Conor McGregor Called Tony Ferguson a Bum Who Doesn’t Deserve a...

If Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is to be believed, Conor McGregor blasted Tony Ferguson via text. Ferguson hasn't been shy in expressing...
Valerie Letourneau

Valerie Letourneau: ‘I Cannot be Mad at The UFC For Doing The Right Thing’

Valerie Letourneau is happy that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has finally added a women's flyweight division. Letourneau is now a member of the Bellator...

Oscar De La Hoya: Boxing Won’t Recover From McGregor vs. Mayweather

Plenty of people are excited for the possibility that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather could fight inside the boxing ring - Oscar De La...