MFC 5 ‘USA versus JAPAN’ Scheduled For the TAJ MAHAL in Atlantic City!

MFC 5 ‘USA versus JAPAN’Saturday, November 5th, 2005Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

Tickets are available now at /Keywords: Mixed Fighting Championship or by callingthem at 1-800-736-1420.

The MFC 5 scheduled for November in Atlantic Citywill be landmark event for the MFC!’ states MFCmatchmaker Miguel Iturrate. ‘The ‘USA versus JAPAN’theme is a first, and we are announcing the first everbout in the ladies’ division! MMA veteran Tara Larosatakes on the tricky Amanda Buckner. Both girlsfinished 2nd and 3rd at this year’s ADCC WorldChampionships in the Absolute division, both havefought oversees and both are definitely consideredamong the top women fighters in the world today. Thisshould be a great fight!’

Team Japan will feature MFC veterans Daisuke ’13’Hanazawa, Kazuki Okubo, Hiroyuki Abe who were here forMFC 3. In Eddie Alvarez, Kurt Pellegrino and JoeLauzon respectively, they have signed up for tough,exciting fights.’

We have additional announcements, so we will bereleasing much more information on this show in thecoming days and weeks!’ concludes the matchmaker.

The current card appears below and is subject to finalapproval by the New Jersey State Athletic ControlBoard.

Current Card – (Subject To Change):

MFC SPOTLITE / FEATURE LADIES BOUT:3 ROUNDS / 132 LBS (Ladies):Tara Larosa (Team ROC, Fayetteville NC) v. AmandaBuckner (Academy of MMA, Portland, ME)

USA versus JAPAN’ – MMA (3 RDS of 5 MIN):

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Eddie Alvarez (Fight Factory, Philadelphia, PA) v.Daisuke ’13’ Hanazawa (MMA Dojo Cobra-kai, Osaka,Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Kurt Pellegrino (ATT, Ft Lauderdale, FL) v. KazukiOkubo (U-File, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 145 LBS:Joe Lauzon (Reality Self Defense, Boston, MA) v.Hiroyuki Abe (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 265 LBS:Alex Roberts (#3 in Pancrase, Kuju-ken Kaikan /Justice Management, Tokyo, Japan) v. Jay White (TeamQuest, Portland, OR)

3 ROUNDS / 215 LBS:Mike Patt (Team Jorge Gurgel JJ, Dayton, OH) v. YusukeMasuda (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 130 LBS:Chris Macgrath (Advanced Fighting Systems, Mahwah, NJ)v. ‘BJ’ (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 185 LBS:Jose Rodriguez (Pitt’s Pen, NJ) v. Yuichirou Tsuchida(Kuju-ken Kaikan, Osaka, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Chris Ligouri (Pitt’s Pen, NJ) v. ‘Toraji’ (AACC,Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Stephen Haigh (Fight Factory, Philadelphia, PA) v.Yuji Miyazaki (MMA Dojo Cobra-kai, Osaka, Japan)


3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Joey ‘KNOCKDOWN’ Brown (Team Renzo Gracie, NJ) v. TBD

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Bristol Marunde (ATT, Seattle, WA) v. Rich Attonito(Planet JJ, East Hanover, NJ)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves (ATT, Ft Lauderdale, FL) v. Jay Jack (Academy of MMA, Portland, ME)

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