Phil Lanides sent along the following::
Indiana (USA): On September 12th, “MAYHEM” will commence at the Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Indiana, as rising fight promotion MMA Big Show presents its next event. Former MMA Big Show Middleweight Champion and ex-Rich Franklin training partner Mojo Horne (6-1) recently lost his title to John Troyer at the June 20th “CONVICTION” event, and he’s hungry to earn a title rematch. Standing in his way, and looking to get his own shot at the title will be EliteXC, Bellator, KOTC and ShoXC veteran Bubba “The Menace” McDaniels (13-5), as these two will face off in the co-main event of “MAYHEM.”
In the other co-main event of the evening, Cincinnati-based IFL and Bellator veteran lightweight banger Josh “Bam Bam” Souder (7-3) will tangle with undefeated XFC veteran Matt Traylor (8-0 AM, 2-0 Pro). Souder has fought all over the world at 155 lbs., garnering dominating wins in the IFL and other organizations, yet he has never fought in his hometown of Cincinnati, OH. A BJJ Purple Belt under Jorge Gorgel, Souder has a well-developed base on the ground, to go along with his explosive standup.
“MAYHEM” will feature a 15-fight card, and in addition to the co-main events, will showcase Scott Cornwell, who recently signed an exclusive agreement with MMA Big Show, and will be making his pro debut against Charles Cooper. TJ Ball, who has proven to be a wrecking ball in MMA, will look to put the exclamation point on his amateur fight career before going pro. And a Big Show Amateur Lightweight title fight between “The Samurai” Chris Bennett (14-1) and an opponent to be determined will take place.
Tickets for the event will be $25 General, $40 Balcony and $45 Floor and will be on sale starting August 11th at 11:00am through all Ticketmaster outlets.
Please visit http://www.mmabigshow.com/ for event and tale of the tape details, as they appear for each of the scheduled 15 fights.
At the last MMA Big Show event, “UNSTOPPABLE,” UFC veteran Johnny “The Hater Hurter” Rees took on Jorge Gurgel Academy Brown Belt Chris Wells in the main event, securing the choke and the victory at 1:19 of the 1st round. The co-main event showcased shooting star “Relentless” Roger Bowling defending his MMA Big Show Welterweight strap, as well as his undefeated record, against Devon Plaisaince. As expected, Bowling was too much for his opponent, throwing bombs and getting the TKO win at 0:41 of the 1st round. An over-capacity crowd of 1,681 jammed a venue that normally seats 1,500, and excitement generated by the fans only served to increase the intensity of the atmosphere. Indiana fight fans are in store for more of the exciting action that Big Show provides.