Countdown to Caged Vengeance
Sixteen bouts set for Cleveland
Less then a week remains until The Gladiators Fighting Series returns to Cleveland with another action packed fight card. Sixteen bouts are currently scheduled for February 18th’s line up set for the Gray’s Armory in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
Josh “Heavy” Hendricks (11-4) will make his return to Cleveland as he shoots for his fifth straight win. A two time NCAA All-American wrestler, Hendricks will be dropping down from super heavyweight to take on Rick McChristian (9-5) in a heavyweight co-main event. McChristian will be making his return to the cage after nearly five years away from the sport and will be looking to re-establish himself with a win over Hendricks.
In the co-main event, Cleveland’s own Jason “Dynamite” Dent (14-6) looks to follow up on an impressive performance during last September’s Fight Nite in the Flats when he clashes with the well rounded Clint Zeedyk (8-4). Zeedyk will look to put himself in the lightweight mix with a win over Dent as the winner likely fights for the GFS Lightweight title this June. Dent and Zeedyk will both be featured live on this Wednesday nights broadcast of PKW LIVE to preview their upcoming bout.
Peak Submission’s Allan Weickert (7-2), who went toe-to-toe in his last Cleveland appearance with K-1 veteran Ben Rothwell, will have his hands full with tough Hammer House product Matt Hershberger (10-9) in a featured light heavyweight clash. Weickert, a veteran of the WEC, will enter the cage at 205 lbs for the first time in his career and for one of the few times as a professional will not have to worry about a disadvantage in either weight or reach.
King of the Cage veteran John Soeder (1-0-1) and Danville, Ohio’s Chris Larkin (5-2-1) will look to settle some unfinished business as they enter the cage on February 18th. Soeder and Larkin battled to a draw at Royce Gracie’s Fightfest last December in what many considered one of the best fights of 2005. Both fighters jumped at the opportunity for a rematch and the chance to finally settle the score in what will no doubt be an explosive match-up of light heavyweight sluggers.
In another of the night’s highly anticipated match ups, “The Apostle” Luke Spencer (10-5) will collide with Team Strong Style’s Arman Loktev (2-0) in a lightweight showdown. Loktev will need another great performance if he hopes to stay undefeated and earn a win over the experienced Spencer who has been in the ring with some of the sport’s best lightweights.
Team BOF’s Jason “Steeltown” Taylor will also look to stay unbeaten when he clashes with Tommy “Gun” Ridenbaugh in another lightweight contender bout, plus the hard hitting Richy Karst will battle the always tough Brandon Lee.
Special guests will include 4-time Kickboxing World Champion Duke Roufus who will serve as guest ring announcer and former King of the Cage HW Champion and Pride Fighting star Dan “The Bull” Bobish among others. “Caged Vengeance” will be held at the historic Gray’s Armory in downtownCleveland and map quest directions to the venue are available on Prokarateweekly.com.
Tickets are very limited but still remain. To reserve your tickets today, call 330-324-3034 or visit www.Prokarateweekly.com.
Pro Card Main Events 155lbs – Jason “Dynamite” Dent (14-6) Team Griffon-Rawl vs Clint Zeedyk (8-4) Peak Submission Fight Team 205lbs – Allan Weickert (7-2) Peak Submission Fight Team vs Matt Hershberger (10-9) Hammer House 265lbs – Josh “Heavy” Hendricks (11-4) Wreckroom Athletics/Barn of Truth vs Rick “The Madman” McChristian (9-5) KNT Jiu-Jitsu Pro Card Featured Bouts 145lbs – Luke “The Apostle ” Spencer (10-5) Next Level Fight Team vs Arman Loktev (2-0) Team Strong Style 205lbs – Chris Larkin (5-2-1) – Black Dragon Martial Arts – Danville, OH vs John Soeder (1-0-1) Team Strong Style – Cleveland, OH 155lbs – Jason “Steeltown” Taylor (2-0) Team BOF vs Tommy “Gun” Ridenbaugh (1-3) Hammer House 185lbs – Richy Karst (4-1) Hammer House vs Brandon Lee (3-3) Peak Submission Fight Team 170lbs – Mike “The Bull” Russo (7-8) Team Griffon-Rawl vs Chad Truckovich (2-0) Wreckroom Athletics 155lbs – Torrance “The Tyrant” Taylor (1-1) Team BOF vs Derek Collins (4-3) Hammer House Preliminary Amateur Bouts 250lbs – Josh “The Sandman” Stansbury – Team Next Level vs Jason Freeman – Vander Fighting Systems 170lbs – AJ Pulling – Team GriffonRawl vs Carl Miller – Big Rapids, MI 170lbs – John Myers – Vander Fighting Systems vs Dustin Bloom – Team Air Gadlfy 185lbs – Thomas “The Beast” Russell – Peak Submission Fight Team vs Taiwon “The Iron Dragon” Howard – Rising Dragon Martial Arts 185lbs – Dustin Holbrook – Peak Submission Fight Team vs Matt Barth – Darkside Submission Fighting 170lbs – Josh McBride – North Eastern Pummeling Den vs Scott Bickerstaff – Detroit, MI 155lbs – Brody “The Irish Wolf” Arnold – Team Project Pain vs Daniel Cliff -Wing Lam Fight Team *All bouts and appearance subject to change PKW Live will be previewing Caged Vengeance this Wednesday Night at 7 PM EST. Live guests will include, Jason Dent, Clint Zeedyk, and Jason Taylor along with a fight by fight break down and the release of the official Caged Vengeance odds courtesy of BetonFighting.com. To listen to this weeks LIVE broadcast of PKW, log on to either www.SportstalkNetwork.com or www.Prokarateweekly.com at 7PM EST. All PKW broadcasts are archived and available the next day on site if you miss a live show. Caged Vengeance is proudly sponsored by the SportstalkNetwork.com, McCarthy’s Ale House, Progressive Martial Arts Training Center, Ohio Motorcycle/Yamaha, House of Pain, Total Fitness Concepts, HF Screen Printing, Sounds Crazy DJ Service, and the World Wide leader in MMA gaming BetonFighting.com. Dont forget the Gladiators Fighting Series returns to Cleveland’s Scene Pavilion this June 10th with one of it’s biggest and best events ever! Fight Nite in the Flats 2 ticket reservations are now being accepted by calling 330-324-3034. Fight Nite in the Flats show from September of 2005 is now available on DVD by logging on to www.Prokaarteweekly.com.