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 www.sharkfights.com 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.