Nate Wilcox sent along the following:
January 13, 2009
Washington, DC – The Ultimate Warrior Challenge (UWC) announced today the signing of a fight between The Ultimate Fighter veteran Antwain “The Juggernaut” Britt and Jamal “The Suit” Patterson. The light heavyweight bout (205lbs) will be the Co-Main Event for UWC 5: MAN “O” WAR, which will be held February 21st, 2009 at the George Mason University Patriot Center Arena in Fairfax, VA.
“The UWC has two major priorities: building the champions of tomorrow and bringing world-class match-ups to the mid atlantic region and east coast area,” said UWC CEO S. Marcello Foran. “D.C. fans already know how talented Antwain Britt is and Jamal Patterson is one of the best submission fighters on the East coast. This fight will determine who is the best young light heavyweight on the East coast and I guarantee it will be action-packed.”
Antwain “The Juggernaut” Britt (6-1), a returning UWC veteran, fights out of the Hybrid Academy of Martial Arts in Virginia Beach, VA. He was featured on the most recent season of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter. He has won all of his fights by TKO (technical knock out) and has a reputation for incredible athleticism and brutal power.
Jamal “The Suit” Patterson (4-2), a jiu-jitsu black belt under the legendary Renzo Gracie, fights out of the Gracie Academy in New York, New York. A former football player at Colgate University and high school All American in wrestling, Patterson has won all of his fights by submission, including two wins over UFC fighter and former IFL Middleweight Champion Matt Horwich. Featured in the New York Times, Patterson is known as “The Suit” due to his day job with an orthodontics firm.
“This fight is what the UWC is all about — building the champions of tomorrow. Both of these guys are great up and comers in MMA, but each needs a good win to keep their careers moving in the right direction. Britt has been itching for a step up in competition and Patterson wants to solidify his name with a win against a rising star like Britt. The match has everything a fan could ask for: significance, great athleticism and skill ” said Foran. “I can't wait to see if Patterson's jiu-jitsu technique will be able to overcome the vicious knock-out power of “The Juggernaut.” The fans do not want to miss this fight February 21st.”
Britt vs Patterson will be the co-headlining fight on the card, along with Mike “The Hulk” Easton vs Chase “The Rage” Beebe for the first ever UWC bantamweight world championship. Easton (6-1), a two-time UWC veteran fighting out of Maryland's Team Lloyd Irvin along with UFC star Brandon “The Truth” Vera, will take on Beebe (11-3), a former WEC bantamweight champion fighting out of former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes' H.I.T. Squad in Illinois.
UWC: MAN “O” WAR will be held Saturday February 21, 2009 at the George Mason University Patriot Center Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. The event will feature a total of ten fights. Doors will open at 5pm. First fight starts at 6pm. Tickets for the event will be available via Ticketmaster and the show will be streamed live over the Internet on Sherdog.com. For more information, visit www.uwcmma.com.
General admission tickets are available for $35, $58.50, $78.50 and $128.50 (plus applicable service charges) and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by going online at www.ticketmaster.com, calling 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet, including the Patriot Center box office. Exclusive UltimateVIP ($500) and VIP ($250) ticket packages that include cage side seats, celebrity meet-and-greets, VIP hospitality, VIP invitation to all parties and more are available online at www.uwcmma.com or by sending an email to [email protected] For group ticket sales information, call 202-661-5061. Visit www.uwcmma.com for more event details.