Countdown to Fight Nite in the Flats III
FNF3 Odds released by BOF
6/4/07 – Cleveland, OH: Less then 6 days remain until the return of the regions biggest and best annual MMA experience….Fight Nite in the Flats III, presented by Betonfighting.com, is set for this Saturday (6/9) night in Cleveland, Ohio and will feature a loaded fight card which will include up to sixteen MMA bouts. For the third straight year, the Plain Dealer Pavilion located in the heart of the historic Flats district in downtown Cleveland will host what promises to be the years most competitive fight card.
Pride FC veteran Dan Bobish (16-8) will tangle with unbeaten Nate Eddy (5-0) in a super heavyweight battle. Eddy is regarded by many as the regions top super heavyweight prospect and will be looking to justify that claim with a win over one of the world’s premier big men in Bobish with both fighters looking for their sixth straight win.
UFC veteran and Cleveland native, Jason “Dynamite” Dent (16-7) will collide with Team Predators Mike Bogner (6-3) in a lightweight bout. Coming off two straight fights in the UFC, Dent will return to the NAAFS to fight in front of the home town fans while Bogner goes after what would be the biggest win of his young career.
In a featured bout, Dover, Ohio’s Jason “Freebird” Freeman (8-1) will attempt to continue his rise to the top of the 205 lbs weight class when he collides with Madison, Wisconsin’s Ron Faircloth (20-10). Freeman, a devastating striker, is coming off a big win over rival Jason Jones via submission at Caged Fury 2 back in March of this year.
“Ron has been to where I want to be (UFC) and I know this is my chance to prove I belong there. I won’t be denied on June 9th”, Freeman told PKW earlier this week.
2006 NAAFS national welterweight champion “Smokin” Joe Heiland (7-0) will make his highly anticipated pro debut on June 9th when he takes on Team Predators Jacob Eaton. Heiland was featured on PKW Live radio last night and discussed his decision to turn pro and his thoughts on facing Eaton this Saturday night. His message to the fans? Simply ”Don’t Blink”.
BetonFighting.com releases Official FNF3 Odds
The world wide leader in MMA gaming and title sponsor for FNF3, Betonfighting.com has released the official odds for Fight Nite in the Flats III. To check the up to the minute FNF3 odds, log on to www.betonfighting.com or click here – http://www.betonfighting.com/schedule.aspx?league=206
Heiland and Marchette Featured on PKW Live Radio
“Smokin” Joe Heliand and Sonny Marchette were both featured guests on PKW Live last night (6/3/07). Both fighters previewed their respective bouts on June 9th and discussed preparing for FNF3. In addition, the PKW crew breaks down the entire FNF3 fight card along with the latest news in the week of MMA. To listen to last nights broadcast log on to www.PKWlive.com or click here – http://188.8.131.52/welw/PKW%20Live/06-03-07%20PKW%20Live.mp3
Pro Weigh-Ins Open to Public this Friday Night
The Powerhouse Pub will be hosting the official FNF3 pro weigh-ins this Friday night starting at 7PM. The Friday weigh-ins will be open to the public and media with a fighter photo session immediately follow the weigh-ins. The Powerhouse pub is located on the first floor of the Powerhouse building directly next door to the Plain Dealer Pavilion.
FNF3 Post Fight Bash!
This years FNF post fight party will be hosted by Cyrus’ Waterfront Restaurant and Pub. Cyrus’ is located in the Powerhouse building near the main gates of the Plain Dealer Pavilion. The post fight festivities will begin immediately following Saturday’s main event. Enjoy comfortably priced contemporary American cuisine indoors or on Cyrus’ spacious 200-seat patio alongside the Cuyahoga River with breathtaking views of the decoratively lit bridges and the Cleveland skyline…..along with a chance to meet the fighters. Directions for all FNF3 venues are available at www.nauticaflats.com and www.PKWlive.com.
Fight Nite in the Flats 3 – Updated Fight Card
Featured Pro Bouts
SHW – Dan “The Bull” Bobish 16-8 (Strongstyle Fight Team) vs Nate Eddy 5-0 (Team Titan)
205 lbs – Jason “Freebird” Freeman 8-1 (Vander Fighting Systems) vs Ron Faircloth 20-10 (Freestyle Fight Team)
155 lbs – Jason “Dynamite” Dent 16-7 (Team GriffonRawl) vs Mike Bogner 6-3-1 (Team Predator)
265 lbs – Andre Mussi 10-3 (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) vs Dave Herman 8-0 (Damage Inc)
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 Fight Team) vs Taiwon “The Iron Dragon” Howard 5-1 (Rising Dragon)
145 lbs – Sonny Marchette 1-1 (Independent) vs Dan “The Pennsylvania Hitman” Swift 27-24 (Team DNA)
265 lbs – Joe McCall 1-0 (Independent) vs Justin Black 5-0 (Wreckroom Athletics)
FNF3 Preliminary Bouts
265 lbs – Josh “The Sandman” Stansbury 7-1 (Next Level Fight Team) vs Matt “the Lumberjack” Lisi 3-0 (Team Anarchy)
145 lbs – Zach Moomey 6-1 (Scodova’s MMA and Kickboxing) vs Paul “Str8 Outta” Compton 8-0 (Team Warfare)
185 lbs – Chuck Ellison 5-1 (Instigator Fight Team) vs Mark Hoppel 5-0 (Team Next Level)
205 lbs – Joe “The Giant Killer” Lewis 3-0 (Wreckroom Athletics) vs Chris Canale 3-1 (Youngstown, OH)
265 lbs – John “The Showstopper” Hedges 2-1 (Team Warfare) vs Norm “The Jackhammer” Carriero 2-0 (Independent)
170 lbs – Kellen Hughes 5-1 (Team Next Level) vs Frank “The Tank” Carabello 3-2 (Rising Dragon)
185 lbs – Nick “The Savage” Duell 4-2-1 (Jungle Fight Team) vs Thomas Gonzalez 2-1 (Ashtabula, OH)
155 lbs – Bill Feinberg 1-0 (Jungle Fight Team) vs Kevin Rothacker 0-0 (Strong Style Fight Team)
*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. Ticket prices range from $25 to $100 in advance. Tickets will be available at the door on June 9th starting at 5 PM.
NAAFS “Fight Nite in the Flats 3” is proudly sponsored by BetonFighting.com, Tazmanian Freight Systems, Cyrus’ Waterfront Restaurant, The Powerhouse Pub, Bloody Buddy Fight Gear, 2XL Sports Gear, Rhino’s Energy Drink, SportstalkNetwork.com, Rascal House Pizza, WELW 1330 AM, and the Voice of the Fight fan, PKW Live!
Updated 2007 NAAFS Schedule:
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
Pre-Registration and event info now available at www.PKWLive.com.
July 7th, 2007: Brawl at the Hall
Packard Music Hall – Warren, OH
Tickets: Now on sale at
www.PKWlive.com, www.NAAFS.tv or by calling 330-280-8442
August 4th, 2007: War on the Shore
The Cove – Geneva, OH
Tickets: On Sale July 1st, 2007
More info Coming Soon
August 18th, 2007: NAAFS Kickboxing
Chapparells Community Center – Akron, OH
Tickets: On sale June 15th at www.PKWlive.com or by calling 330-280-8442
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.