Indiana (USA): MMA Big Show, one of the top mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions in North America, is ready to bring “CONVICTION” to the Belterra Casino Resort & Spa at Veevay, Indiana on Saturday, June 20th. In the main event, MMA Big Show Middleweight Champion Mojo Horne taking on former Revolution Fight League Middleweight Champion John Troyer. Originally, MMA Big Show Welterweight Champion “Relentless” Roger Bowling was to put his title on the line against UFC/The Ultimate Fighter veteran bad boy War Machine, a.k.a. Jon Koppenhaver. Unfortunately, Bowling broke his wrist and ripped a tendon from his thumb in a work-related accident. This fight was highly-anticipated, and will hopefully be held down the line at another exciting MMA Big Show extravaganza.
“Adorned For Life”…the undefeated Mojo Horne (6-0) sports a unique tattoo on his chest, one that is very appropriate for a fighter. These words, written in Latin, signify Horne’s pride in his scars and cauliflower ears, earned over the length of his fight career. He counts former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin as a training partner, and is prepared for his battle with former RFL champ John Troyer (8-3). “He’s a southpaw, which gives guys trouble, but I’ve been training with Franklin, one of the best southpaws in the business, for 10 years. He’s got a good chin, he’s tough, but I wouldn’t take a fight I don’t think I could win. I hope it goes into the 2nd round at least, and I hope we put on a good show.” About Big Show, Horne says, “MMA Big Show has come a long way, and I think it’ll be around for a while. Jason Appleton is a great promoter, and a great manager. He has done things the right way; hasn’t tried to get too big too quickly. I’m excited about `Conviction,’ and the future.”
The co-main event will feature former MMA Big Show Lightweight Champ Joe Ammerman taking on Team Tarhe’s own former Navy Seal Danny Woodruff. In addition to all the hot MMA action, a special Playboy Playmate attraction is scheduled to entertain the crowds, as new MMA Big Show ring girl Lauren Leigh will debut on June 20th. She will also be available for photo-shoots after the show. MMA superstar Phil Baroni and FOX Sports’ Jeff Piecoro will call the action, and with 12 fights total scheduled, “CONVICTION” is sure to take hold in the MMA world. Tickets are $35, $45 and $55, and are on sale through TicketWeb.com, BelterraCasino.com, or MMABigShow.com.