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Sportfight XXI: Season's Beatings
Sportfight returns to the Rose Garden, Saturday, December 22, 2007
Who: Sportfight XXI Seasons Beatings
When: Saturday, December 22, 2007
Where: Rose Quarter – Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Tickets: Tickets are priced at $132.00, $48.00, $32.00, $25.00 and can be purchased at the Rose Quarter Box Office (M-F 10a-5p), all participating Safeway/Tickets West outlets, by calling 877.789.ROSE (7673), or at ComcastTIX.com. For more information please visit RoseQuarter.com. Prices do not include service charges. To receive event notices, pre-sale opportunities, discounts and prizes join our free Rose Quarter CyberClub at RoseQuarter.com.
What: Sportfight founder and Ultimate Fighting and MMA superstar Matt “The Law” Lindland teams up with Mark Cuban and HDNet to bring yet another night of exciting mixed martial arts fights to the Rose Garden on Saturday, December 22 at 7:30 PM. “I am excited to be working with Mark Cuban and HDNet Fights as they are doing huge things” said Lindland, President of Sport Fight, LLC. “They are a first-class organization and all of us at Sportfight are thrilled they are on board for what promises to be a fantastic event.”
“We are excited to partner with matt Lindland and Sportfight,” said Mark Cuban, Preident and co-founder of HDNet. “This is a significant step forward for HDNet Fights.”
Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights said, “We are excited to show the rest of the world what Portland already knows. There is great MMA action in Sportfight and we are proud to partner with Matt on this awesome fight card. This is the just the start of a very productive partnership.”
Sportfight XXI: Seasons Beatings features a collection of Oregon's top Mixed Martial Arts athletes and veterans of some of the world's premiere combat sports organizations, including the UFC, Bodogfight, the International Fight League and now HDNet Fights.
In the main event: Sportfight Welterweight Champion Ed Nuno looks to defend his Sportfight title against talented newcomer Michael Pierce (4-0). Pierce is coming of a 4 second KO in his last appearance at the Rose Garden. Nuno a long standing fixture in Sportfight represents the Gresham-based Team Quest Fight Club, the nation's preeminent mixed martial arts training facility and holds a perfect (3-0) pro record.
In the Co-Main-Event: Heavyweights look to claim the vacant title once held by UFC HW contender Jeff Monson as Jeremiah Constant (6-2) of Team Quest takes on Lion's Den fighter Josh Queen (9-0)
Also featuring the IFO Champion Zac George (12-1) taking on Mike Joy (16-3) Dennis “Piranha” Davis former Sportfight Light-Weight Champion (16-8) moves down to the Feather-Weight division to take on Brian “The Kid” Caraway (15-3).
Tickets are on sale now ($25, $32, $48 and $132) and can be purchased at the Rose Quarter Box Office (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, M-F), participating Safeway/Tickets West outlets, at ComcastTIX.com or by calling 877-789-ROSE (7673). Visit RoseQuarter.com for more information.
Ed Nuno, Sportfight Champion (3-0) Team Quest Fight Club/Gresham, OR vs. Michael Pierce, (4-0) Braveheart Gym/Gresham OR
Jeremiah Constant, (6-2), Team Quest Fight Club/Edmond, OK vs. Josh Queen, (9-0), Lion's Den/ Coeur d'Alene, ID
Zac George, (12-1) Team Quest Fight Club/Norman, OK vs. Mike Joy, (16-3) Brian Johnson's Kickboxing Academy, Olympia, WA
Cory Devela, (6-1), Victory Athletics/Olympia, WA. vs. Lodune Sincaid, (15-5), Hollywood, CA.
Dave Coachran, (26-14), St.Louis, MO. vs. Brian Caraway, (16-3), Yakima MMA/Yakima, WA
Aaron Stark (4-4), Team Quest Fight Club/Hillsburo, OR vs. Dalla Browning, (6-0), North County Fight Club/ San Diego, CA
Tommy Truex (1-1), Greg Jackson's MMA/Albuquerque, NM vs Ferrid Kheder (2-1) TQMMA/Paris France
Nathan Coy, (1-0), Team Quest Fight Club/Portland, OR vs. Ricky Story (2-0), Braveheart Gym/Gresham, OR
Damon McPhearson, (1-0), /Vancouver, WA vs. Tommy Anderson, (2-0), Dynamic/Rosenberg, OR
Tyson Jefferies, (5-2), Team Quest Fight Club/Troutdale, OR vs. Cody Lueder, (12-0), Sikjitsu/Spokane WA.
Marc Forsyth (3-3) Brian Johnson's Kickboxing Academy,/Olympia, WA vs. Brian Green Ivan Salaverry's MMA/ Seattle, WA.
Fight card is subject to change
Founded in 2003 by Matt Lindland and Randy Couture, SportFight is the leading mixed martial arts promotion in the northwestern United States. Together with its subsidiary brands, “Proving Grounds” and “Clash at the Casino,” SportFight has produced more than 30 live MMA events in Oregon, Nevada and Colorado.
SportFight was Oregon's first sanctioned mixed martial arts promotion and has served as a showcase for many of the sport's emerging stars and best-known veterans , such as Sean Sherk, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Jeff Monson, Chris Leben, Ed Herman, Gesias “JZ” Calvancanti, Paul Daley, Chael Sonnen and Dennis Hallman. Furthermore, SportFight has graduated fighters to every major MMA organization, including the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Pride FC, K-1, International Fight League, BodogFIGHT and Elite XC
SportFight's extensive library of event footage and highlight compilations are available on DVD at Wal-Mart, Hollywood Video and many other retail locations. For more information, visit www.sportfight.tv.
HDNet (www.hd.net) provides viewers with the best in original comedy, drama, news, sports and music programming.
HDNet is your exclusive, high definition home for popular, critically acclaimed original programming, including television's only HD news feature programs “HDNet World Report”, “Dan Rather Reports” featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather and “NASA on HDNet” (presenting live shuttle launches through 2010). HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, NASCAR Grand National Division, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup re-broadcasts, boxing and Mixed Martial Arts through it's new HDNet Fights initiative; groundbreaking music programming with the HDNet Concert Series featuring leading artists and bands including U2, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani and more; entertaining and irreverent lifestyle programming including “Deadline!”, “Art Mann Presents”, and “Get Out!” HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to the critically acclaimed and award winning programs such as the Emmy Award winning “Arrested Development”, “The Black Donnellys”, “Blade: The Series”, “Star Trek: Enterprise”, “Smallville”, “Joan of Arcadia”, “Boomtown” and “Andy Richter Controls the Universe”.