BTT’s Andre Mussi Added to Fight Nite in the Flats 3 in Cleveland
Updated Fight Card
5/7/07 – Cleveland, OH: Ohio’s biggest and most recognized annual MMA experience is just over a month away as the final fight card is nearly complete for NAAFS “Fight Nite in the Flats 3” set for the Plain Dealer Pavilion this June 9th in Cleveland.
Just added and considered by many insiders as the future of the Brazilian Top Team’s heavyweight division, Andre Mussi (10-3) will make the long trek from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to Cleveland, Ohio next month when he takes on former Gladiators Fighting HW champion Josh “Heavy” Hendricks (17-4) in what will be both fighters biggest test to date.
Mussi is an accomplished grappler with 8 of his 10 MMA wins coming via submission and is eager to prove himself against a high caliber opponent in Hendricks. A chiseled 265 pounds, Mussi will also have the comfort of knowing he trains with one of the worlds premier fight teams in the BTT whose legendary fighters have captured titles in various organizations across the globe.
Hendricks will come in riding a 9 fight winning streak with his most recent win coming over the formerly 13-1 Todd Brown this past March. Hendricks was a two-time All American D-1 wrestler at Oklahoma State University and is among the premier heavyweights yet to sign with the UFC or Pride. Some feel this may be the fight that can get Hendricks over the hump.
The Hendricks/Mussi bout has been added to an already stellar fight card which will include UFC and Pride FC veteran Dan “The Bull” Bobish as he takes on Team Playlands’ Bobby Favors. Light heavyweight powerhouse Jason “Freebird” Freeman (8-1) will collide with UFC veteran Ron Faircloth (20-12) for the NAAFS LHW title while 2006 NAAFS national amateur welterweight champion “Smokin” Joe Heiland (7-0) makes his professional debut against Team Predators Jacob Eaton. Plus the NAAFS return of hometown favorite and two time UFC veteran Jason “Dynamite” Dent as he faces Team Predators Mike Bogner (6-3-1).
FNF3 Featured Pro Bouts
SHW – Dan “The Bull” Bobish 16-8 (Strongstyle Fight Team) vs Bobby Favors 3-4 (Team Playland)
265 lbs – Josh “Heavy” Hendricks 17-4 (StrongStyle Fight Team) vs Andre Mussi 10-3 (Brazilian Top Team)
205 lbs – Jason “Freebird” Freeman 8-1 (Vander Fighting Systems) vs Ron Faircloth 20-9 (Freestyle Fight Team)
155 lbs – Jason “Dynamite” Dent 16-7 (Team GriffonRawl) vs Mike Bogner 6-3-1 (Team Predator
170 lbs – “Smokin” Joe Heiland 7-0 (StrongStyle Fight Team) vs Jacob Eaton 1-2 (Team Predator)
185 lbs – John Soeder 3-0-1 (StrongStyle) vs Taiwon “The Iron Dragon” Howard 5-1 (Rising Dragon)
265 lbs – Joe McCall 1-0 (Independent) vs Justin Black 5-0 (Wreckroom Athletics)
145 lbs – Sonny Marchette 1-1 (Independent) vs TBA
265 lbs – Josh “The Sandman” Stansbury 7-1 (Next Level Fight Team) vs Felix “The Cat” Catheline 2-0 (Wreckroom Athletics)
145 lbs – Zach Moomey 6-1 (Scodova’s MMA and Kickboxing) vs Paul “Str8 Outta” Compton 8-0 (Team Warfare)
265 lbs – John “The Showstopper” Hedges 2-1 (Team Warfare) vs Norm “The Jackhammer” Carriero 2-0 (Independent)
185 lbs – Chuck Ellison 5-1 (Instigator Fight Team) vs Mark Hopple 5-0 (Next Level Fight Team)
175 lbs – Silas “The Virus” Maynard 2-0 (Strong Style Fight Team) vs Ricky “The Thriller” Miller 3-0 (Jungle Fight Team)
155 lbs – Bill Feinberg 1-0 (Jungle Fight Team) vs Kevin Rothacker 0-0 (Strong Style Fight Team)
205 lbs – Joe “The Giant Killer” Lewis 3-0 (Wreckroom Athletics) vs TBA
185 lbs – Nick “The Savage” Duell 4-2 (Jungle Fight Team) vs TBA
170 lbs – Kellyn Hughes 5-1 (Next Level Fight Team) vs TBA
*All bouts subject to change
Tickets for Fight Nite in the Flats 3 are now on sale and going very fast. Fans can call the NAAFS Ticket Hotline at 330-280-8442 or log on to www.PKWlive.com or www.NAAFS.tv to reserve your seats today.
NAAFS “Fight Nite in the Flats 3” is proudly sponsored by BetonFighting.com, Bloody Buddy Fight Gear, 2XL Sports Gear, Rhino’s Energy Drink, SportstalkNetwork.com, Rascal House Pizza, and the Voice of the Fight fan, PKW Live!
Updated 2007 NAAFS Schedule:
May 18th, 2007: Knock Em Dead Productions presents “Columbus Night of Pain”
The Columbus Hoop Sports Complex – Columbus, OH
Tickets: Now on Sale
June 9th, 2007: Betonfighting.com presents Fight Nite in the Flats 3
The Plain Dealer Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
Tickets: Now On sale
June 16th, 2007: Midwest Grappling Open (grappling tournament)
Strong Style Training Center – Independence, OH
Registration: Begins May 11th, 2007. Call 330-280.8442 or PKWLive.com for more info.
July 7th, 2007: Brawl at the Hall
Packard Music Hall – Warren, OH
Tickets: On sale May 15th at www.PKWlive.com or by calling 330-280-8442
July 28th, 2007: NAAFS Kickboxing
Chapparells Community Center – Akron, OH
Tickets: On sale June 15th at www.PKWlive.com or by calling 330-280-8442
August 4th, 2007: War on the Shore
The Strip – Geneva, OH
Tickets: On Sale July 1st, 2007
More info Coming Soon
September 15th, 2007: NAAFS vs Next Level
St. John Arena – Steubenville, OH
More info Coming Soon
The NAAFS is currently finalizing locations and dates for the remainder of the 2007 series and will be releasing an updated schedule soon on www.NAAFS.tv.