Marriott MMA Card Announced

Seven Orange County MMA Fighters To BattleWinterFist 2008 Show AnnouncedMMA Female Fighters To Clash Orange County Harley-Davidson Named Title SponsorHarley-Davidson To Offer Free VIP Seats

Opening Night Action At The Irvine MarriottSet For Wednesday, February 20thGreat Seats Are Available!

The hottest new action sport that has everyone talking is set to open in Orange County in just a weeks, and Mixed Martial Arts fans will get a chance to enjoy all the action in the beauty and comfort of the Grand Ballroom of the Irvine Marriott, as Roy Englebrecht’s new MMA Fist Series kicks off Wednesday, February 20th. And what an opening night it will be with seven big fights scheduled, featuring seven young Orange County fighters ready to start their climb up the MMA ladder! Then throw in two undefeated female fighters and you have what MMA fans are looking for, action and more action!

How about the Grand Ballroom of the Irvine Marriott Hotel to catch all the action of WinterFist 2008. Waitress service at your seats, valet parking, three restaurants in the hotel, chandeliers hanging around the ring, and no seat more than 50 feet from all the action! And Winterfist 2008 is just the first of four Fist Series shows set for 2008 at the Irvine Marriott, with other show dates in April, July and November.

Check out this strong line up of MMA fighters ready to do battle – 3-0 Fabio Costa out of Gracie Barra Gym in Santa Ana, 2-0 Andy Prudencio out of John DelaO Jiu-Jitsu Gym in Anaheim vs Irvine’s 1-1 Luke Adams training out of LA Boxing in Aliso Viejo, andTyler Weathers and Raja Shippen out of Jokers Wild Gym in Lake Forest are some of Orange County’s young warriors ready to do battle. Mix in tough guys Ernie Calma from Unbreakable Gym in San Bernardio and Thor Skanke from LA Boxing in Tarzana, and you have all the ingredients for a great evening of non stop action!

Two featured fights on the card are sure to be wars. 2-0 Jessica Pene from Subfighter Gym in Lake Forest will face 1-0 Heather Basquil from Arlington, Washington in the featured female bout; and 2-0 Junior Merkle our of Krav Maga Gym in LA battles Victorville’s 3-2 Seth Dikin from Team Wildman.

Now have a chance to sit in the Best Seats In The Ballroom as Orange County Harley-Davidson along with Capistrano Harley-Davidson in announcing their new Title Sponsorship of the Fist Series is offering a great VIP Ticket Giveaway. Just stop by either Orange County Harley-Davidson or Capistrano Harley-Davidson and enter the FREE Drawing for two VIP Seats right on the ring mat to the February 20th show! And while you are there check out Harley’s hottest new bike Cross Bones! Go to or for stores hours and directions.

GREAT seats for Opening Night of the WinterFist 2008 show, and all Fist Series shows are available on Doors open at 6:30pm with the first fight set for 7:30pm. For season seat information and/or sponsorship information contact Roy Englebrecht at

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