Promoter Sven BOOGIE Bean is happy to announce the promotion’s next installment RING OF FIRE 33: ADRENALINE!!.
The 12 bout MMA event will take place on Saturday, January 10th,2009 at the Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
MAIN EVENT:In the main event bout of the evening, UFC veteran Alvin KID Robinson returns to Colorado for the first time in nearly two years.A four time UFC veteran, Robinson is known as one of the slickest ground fighters in the sport. He made his UFC debut against The Ultimate Fighter’s Kenny Florian in July of 2007. His biggest career victory came when he defeated Jorge Gurgel at UFC 77 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Robinson holds the rank of Black Belt under the legendary Royce Gracie and is also a former All American wrestler. He won and defended the ROF Light Weight Championship three times and is now setting his sights on a career in the Feather Weight division.
“My natural walk around weight is in the high 150’s low 160’s. That was fine for a while but the guys in the weight class now are cutting from 180. Skill wise I was fine, but in MMA that’s a lot of weight to give up. After my last fight we decided it was best to drop down to 145 and make a run for it there.” said Robinson
“I have fought before at 145 and the cut wasn’t a problem at all. There are so many top level guys at that weight that I feel I match up well with. Faber. Pulver. Brown. The division is so stacked. And with the WEC giving the guys a place to shine on TV, it’s exciting. I can’t wait to get back in the hunt.”
But first Robinson has to get a win at ROF 33. No small task considering his opponent.
Keith Bach has an impressive 8-1 MMA record. He is also the current US Army Combative Flyweight Champion. Bach is a BJJ stylist and 5 of his 7 wins have come by way of submission. Out of those 5 wins only one fight has made it past the first round. Bach is a 2 time veteran of the “GI vs. PRO” MMA series produced by the Art Of War promotion. Being active duty military, Bach is a disciplined and well conditioned athlete. He has fought on big events in front of big crowds. He will not be intimidated by coming into Robinson’s home town. Bach is excited at the chance to fight someone of Robinson’s caliber. And like his opponent, he understands that a win at ROF 33 could very well lead to a shot a WEC greatness.
FEATURE BOUTS:The fight card is stacked with talent from the top to bottom and will feature four title matches. ROF Bantam Weight Champion Joe Doherty will make his first title defense against Ultimate Fighter season 5 veteran Noah Thomas.Fan favorite and ROF Welterweight Young Gun Champion Brandon RUCKUS Thatch will defend his belt against Ultimate Combat veteran Mike Arrant of Salt Lake City, UT.
RING OF FIRE has long been a proponent of women’s mma and that tradition continues with ROF 33. But this time there will be a title on the line. Number one ranked female fighter, Cat Albert will face California’s Angela Samaro for the first ever ROF Womens Young Gun Championship. Albert is known as one of the toughest women fighters in the industry with only one blemish on her record. Albert’s one loss is to Louise Johnson back in 2007. A point not missed by her opponent, as Samaro choked Johnson unconcious when the two met the same year
Other notable fighters will be veterans Tyler THUNDER Toner, Jamie Schmidt, Justin Salas, Brian Wood , and former professional football player Brendan Schaub.
There will be five preliminary matches starting at 6:30, featuring some of the most promising debut fighters to appear on the promotion. US National Freestyle Champion and 4X US Nat’l Freestyle All-American Ramico Blackmon will make his MMA debut at 170 lbs. Rocky Mountain Body Building Champion, Chris Williamson will enter the cage for the first time at 185 lbs. And at Heavyweight, Pita Tua, will finally make his debut. Fans will want to keep a close eye on this guy as he comes from fighting stock. Pita has both Heavyweight Boxer David Tua and K-1 fighter Mou “Mighty Mo” Siligia in his family tree.
WORLD CLASS ARENAthe $45 million Broomfield Event Center is a state-of- the-art 180,000 square foot multi-purpose event center and includes 25 suites, 900 club seats, up to 8,000 total seats, a sit-down restaurant, three themed bars and a separate basketball practice facility. It is the home of the CHL ‘s Rocky Mountain Rage Professional Hockey Club and the Colorado 14ers Professional Basketball Club of the NBA Development League.TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!!HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:-Available online at www.TICKETMASTER.comcharge by phone at 303-830-TIXSvisit the Broomfield Event Center box officeVisit any Ticketmaster outlet including select Macy’s stores, Select F-Y-E Stores, Cherry Creek Shopping Center visitors desk, Angelo’s CDs, and Twist and Shout.Ticket Prices: All tickets subject to facility fee, city tax and parking included (totals $9.50). Online purchases may be subject to an additional fee. Tickets are priced at $25.00, $35.00, and $45.00
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