SATURDAY JUNE 23, 2007 TIJUANA, MEXICO@ EL AUDITORIO MUNICIPAL DE TIJUANA (Municipal Auditorium)Tickets start from $12.00 (General Admission) * $25.00 (Preferential) * $35.00 (VIP / Ring Side).Doors open at 6:30PM / Card at 8:00 PM. Kids age 10 and under pay only $5.00 Dlls. accompanied by a paying adult! www.cageoffire.com
KRO1 PROMOTIONS presents CAGE OF FIRE VII – FACE OFF!“El Auditorio Municipal de Tijuana”, with a spectator capacity of 5,500 seats and long time home to national andworld championship Boxing, Muay Thai, and Pro Wrestling bouts, has now embraced the world’s fastest growing sport of Mixed Martial Arts to consolidate its legendary status as one of Mexico’s premier fight venues.
2 CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUTS HEADLINE THE CARD
COF Lightweight ChampionshipJoey “Leoncito” Alvarado is set to make his first title defense facing #1 ranked Daniel “Chango” Morales in the closing bout of the night. Alvarado, an accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu artist with a strong Boxing base, won the vacant lightweight championship title defeating the younger but no less talented fighting sensation Kyle “Spiderman” Olsen via unanimous decision in COF V past January 27th of the year in course. A veteran of KOTC and CFC Joey brings a strong well rounded game to meet Morales. “Chango” Morales is well known to the supporting fans of the fight sport in Mexico. Daniel, born and raised in Tijuana, drops a weight class from his successful showings in the welterweight division to be at his best form and challenge Alvarado for the lightweight title. Morales has quickly risen to be the top contender and one of Tony Galindo’s Bull Pen best representatives. Both fighters are well equipped with standup and grappling skills. The winner may well be determined by who brings the best conditioning and mental toughness to the match.
COF Bantamweight ChampionshipThe vacant COF Bantamweight Title is up for grabs between two of the most talented fighters in the division.Brandon Gushiken VS Gerardo Morales. Gushiken lost a controversial split decision in December of last year disputing the vacant bantamweight title facing Brad “Rooster” Royster. Although the judges score cards favored Royster… Brandon received the strongest response from the crowd. Gushiken requested the fight be reviewed by the Athletic Commission and although the decision remained… a direct rematch was declared mandatory.Royster since has evaded to fight Gushiken in rematch; refusing to comply with Tijuana’s Athletic Commission’s decision and COF’s title contract, thus the title has been declared vacant once again.
Brandon made a successful elimination bout winning a unanimous decision against the BJJ World Champion … Rafael Salomao in COF VI last February. Gerardo Morales, making his first appearance in COF, is considered one of Mexico’s top bantamweights having emerged as National Champion in the 8 men Vale Tudo tournament Reto Final held in Mexico City. Morales’ rounded game as a shootfighting specialist and champion credentials qualified him to dispute the title facing Gushiken. Brandon has evolved from his solid wrestling base to a well rounded game including an arsenal of submissions honed under one of Mexico’s top fighter-trainer Raul Arvizu; and his new toy … sharp shooting boxing skills … learned from Maikito Martinez. Gerardo made the long trip from his home town Cancun, Mexico, two weeks in advance for the last stage of training under his mentor Rigoberto Lopez at Kung Do Lama’s headquarters in Tijuana to meet Gushiken in the city that now claims him as one of his own. Representing Ma Du Entertainment at the start of his career Brandon now trains and fights out of Arvizu’s Entram Vale Todo Gym in Tijuana, Mexico. When the fire of the fight action settles … and the smoke clears … a new COF Bantamweight Champion will be crowned!
10 additional fights are scheduled to complete the card including gladiators from Brazil, USA, and Mexico clashing in close duels that are sure to make this coming Saturday in CAGE OF FIRE VII – FACE OFF an electrifying high voltage fight night!
OFFICIAL FIGHT CARD:
Fight 1 – COF Lightweight ChampionshipJOEY “LEONCITO” ALVARADO (5 – 3) CHAMPIONSo Cal MMA / Machado Jiu-Jitsu, Los Angeles, CA – USAVS.DANIEL “EL CHANGO” MORALES (3 – 1) CHALLANGERGalindo’s Bull Pen, Tijuana, B. C. – Mexico
Fight 2 – COF Bantamweight Championship (Vacant)BRANDON GUSHIKEN (6 – 1)Entram Vale Todo, Tijuana, BC – MexicoVS.GERARDO MORALES (5 – 1)Kung Do Lama / Shoot Fighting, Cancun, Q. Roo – Mexico
Fight 3 – Middleweight Bout MIKE “EL VERDUGO” SEAL (10-12-1)MMA Mexico, Tijuana, B. C. – MexicoVS.MARCOS “EL NINO PROBLEMA” RODRIGUEZ (5 – 3)Combate Libre Academia, Cd. Juarez, CH – Mexico
Fight 4 – Heavyweight Bout (New matchup)ADOLFO “MONSTER” DE LA TORRE (6 – 3)Pit Bull Gym, Tijuana, B. C. – MexicoVS.ANTONIO “TONY” VELARDE (4 – 3)The Ultimate Fitness Ctr. / Next Level Gym, Chula Vista, CA – USA
Fight 5 – Lightweight Bout (New matchup)MAURO SALOMAO (5 – 1)Salomao BJJ & MMA / Edson Carvalho Team, Bahia – BrazilVS.JEFF WILLINHAM (3 – 1)The Body Shop & Sub Fighter Team, Lakewood, CA – USA
Fight 6 – Middleweight Bout VIRGILIO LOZANO (3-1-1)Galindos’ Bull Pen & Pit Bull Gym, Tijuana, B. C. – MexicoVS.BILL SMALLWOOD (2 – 0)Team Ice Fighter, San Diego, CA – USA
Fight 7 – Welterweight Match (New matchup)IURI SILVA (4 – 0)Salomao BJJ & MMA / Edson Carvalho Team, Bahia – BrazilVS.NATE AYE (0 – 0)OC Muay Thai & MMA, San Clemente, CA – USA
Fight 8 – Flyweight Match RAFAEL SALOMAO (6 – 2)Salomao BJJ & MMA / Edson Carvalho Team, Bahia – BrazilVS.MAURICE EAZEL (3 – 2)The Body Shop & Sub Fighter Team, Bellflower, CA – USA
Fight 9 – Lightweight BoutSHANNON GUGERTY (6 – 2)The Boxing Club, San Diego, CA – USAVS.PARIS “LA FURIA” RUIZ (4 – 0)Combate Libre Academia, Monterrey, NL – Mexico
Fight 10 – Welterweight MatchSCOTT CATLIN (1 – 0) The Boxing Club, San Diego, CA – USAVS.SIPANHYA “ZIPPY” KOUMMALASY (0 – 0)Team Fight Ugly, San Diego, CA – USA
Fight 11 – Welterweight MatchWARREN JAMES (0 – 0) Brikhaus MMA, San Diego, CA – USAVS.XAVIER “EL DRAGON” MONDRAGON (1 – 1)Freestyle MMA, Tijuana, B. C. – Mexico
Fight 12 – Lightweight MatchEVAN LOUIS (0 – 1)Team Loco, Pacific Beach, CA – USAVS.TO BE ANNOUNCED
Not necessarily in fight order / Card subject to change*
LARRY LANDLESS – Official RefereeJASON HERZOG – Official Referee
H. Comisión de Box, Lucha Libre y Kick Boxing de Tijuana, Mexico – Sanctioning BodyBenjamin Sandoval, MD – Ring DoctorAngel De La Torre, MD – Medical Services Mexican Red Cross – Paramedics
Ticket Outlets in USA:
Nez Zamorano Phn. (619) 917.9352www.myspace.com/fitnez
The Boxing Club4164 Convoy St. San Diego, CA Phn. (858) 576.95098650 Genesee Ave. La Jolla, CA Phn. (858) 320.0060 4190 Mission Blvd. Pacific Beach, CA Phn. (858) 490.2269www.theboxingclub.net
Und1sputed3038 University Ave. San Diego, CA Phn. (619) 299.2699www.undisputedusa.com
Tony Galindo’s Bull Pen170 Mace St. Unit E12 Chula Vista, CA Phn. (619) 420.0046www.tonygalindosbullpen.com
Ticket Outlets in Mexico:
Entram Vale Todo GymTijuana, Baja California – Mexico Phn. (52.1.664) 638.8863www.entramvaletodo.com
Sports Fan Tijuana, Baja California – Mexico Phn. (52.1.664) 684.9899www.sportsfan.com.mx
Auditorio Municipal de Tijuana Blvd. Diaz Ordaz No. 12421, Tijuana, Baja California – MexicoPhn. (52.1.664) 681.2666
Cage Of Fire / OfficePhn. (52.1.664) 638.8854 Juan NoriegaPhn. (52.1.664) 675.4166 Tony Perez
“El Auditorio Municipal de Tijuana” (Fight Venue) is located two blocks from Caliente’s Race Track, approximately 2 miles south/east from the border on Blvd. Aguacaliente in Tijuana, Mexico. We recommend parking your vehicle on the USA side in San Ysidro, CA. As you enter Mexico there are various transportation services available. Best options is Taxi Libre (open route cab). Cabs are painted white & red. Fare to Tijuana’s Auditorium is no more than $10.00 dollars for 1 to 4 persons boarding the cab.If you prefer to drive, public parking is available to the back side of the Auditorium around the block in both “Plaza Patria” as well as “Mercado Ley” parkings.
For more info on this and future events, contact:Tony Perez & Juan NoriegaKRO1 Promotions(664) 675.4166 Mex Cell. (619) 341.4643 USA Cell.(619) 270.8570 USA Office.Nextel 125*318150*7Email: email@example.comEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org/retomaximowww.myspace.com/cageoffire