NAAFS “Brawl at the Hall” Update

6/20/07 – Warren, OH: July 7th, 2007 the North American Allied Fight Series (NAAFS) invades Warren, Ohio for a night of history as the regions premiere MMA organization blasts its way into Trumbull County for the first time ever with an Independence Day celebration fans wont soon forget. What better way to celebrate the 4th of July weekend then by catching the hardest hitting MMA experience this side of the Mississippi….

With the historic and prestigious Packard Music hall as its backdrop, the NAAFS will unleash round number six of the 2007 national series and will once again feature many of the NAAFS’ biggest names. Fresh off back to back fight of the year like performances, Paul “Str8 outta” Compton (8-1) will bring his fast paced style to the NAAFS cage as he collides with cross-state rival Danny “Lil Thunder” Balon (6-2) of Erie, PA in what promises to be an action packed main event showdown.

Hometown favorite and former collegiate wrestling standout Chris Canale (3-2) will battle the unbeaten Steve Cotterman (2-0) in the evening’s co-main event. Canale, now 1-1 in NAAFS competition, will need this win to stay in contention for the 2007 light heavyweight amateur title while Cotterman will make his NAAFS debut in front of what will likely be a very pro-Canale crowd.

Two of the NAAFS’s top rated lightweights will do battle when Team Instigators Zach Sutek (3-1) takes on Fruitport, Michigan’s Jon “The Cobra” Rohn (3-1) in another highly anticipated match-up. Sutek has impressed NAAFS followers thus far with his aggressive and overpowering pursuit in the cage however Rohn may be just the man to slow Sutek down as he brings an a-level ground game into this fight and is a threat to submit any opponent.

Rising NAAFS stars Dominique Vanest of Team Instigator and Team Anarchy’s Justin “The Shark” Clark will clash in a 205 pound battle with the winner taking a large leap forward in the over-all standings as neither fighter has yet to taste defeat. In addition…. top ranked welterweights, Ricky “The Thriller” Miller (3-0) and Cleveland’s Frank “The Tank” Carabello (3-3) are also slated to compete in Warren along with middleweight standouts Mickey Hughes (2-0) and Milan Wesley (2-1) of the Strong Style Fight team.

Tickets for NAAFS “Brawl at the Hall” are now on sale and moving quickly. General admission tickets will run $22 with Cageside VIP seating starting at $42. Tickets can now be ordered by calling the NAAFS Ticket-line at 330.280.8442 or by logging on to or Tickets can also be purchased at the Packard Music Hall Box Office or at Doors open on July 7th at 5:30 PM with the first preliminary bout scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM.

NAAFS “Brawl at the Hall” Featured Bouts

145 lbs – Danny “Lil Thunder” Balon 6-2 (Team DNA) vs Paul “Str8 Outta” Compton 8-1 (Team Warfare)

205 lbs – Chris Canale 3-2 (Team Fightfest) vs Steve Cotterman 2-0 (Sheely’s MMA)

155 lbs – Jon “The Cobra” Rohn 3-1 (Team Challenge) vs Zach Sutek 3-1 (Instigator Fight Team)

205 lbs – Dominique Vanest 2-0 (Instigator Fight Team) vs Justin “The Shark” Clark 2-0 (Team Anarchy)

170 lbs – Luke Wilder 2-0 (Knockout Factory) vs Josh McBride 3-3 (Northeastern Pummeling Den)

185 lbs – Dustin Bloom 3-4 (Team Air-Gadfly) vs Milan Wesley 2-1 (Strong Style)

170 lbs – Ricky “The Thriller” Miller 3-0 (Jungle Fight Team) vs Dana Coon 3-2 (Team DNA)

185 lbs – Mickey Hughes 2-0 (Infinity Fight team) vs Okey Lawrence 1-0 (Team DNA)170 lbs – Frank “the Tank” Carabello 3-3 (Rising Dragon) vs TBA

Preliminary Bouts

185 lbs – Jeremy Matheney 0-0 (Pain Headquarters) vs Ray Zellar 1-0 (Team Challenge)

155 lbs – Carl Kettle 1-0 (Knockout Factory) vs Kevin Rothaker1-0 (Strong Style)

170 lbs – Jason Davis 1-0 (Pain Headquarters) vs Chris Bradley 1-0 (Canton, OH)

185 lbs – Wes Van Meter 0-1 (Vander Hammer) vs Alonzo Wallace 0-0 (Instigator Fight Team)

145 lbs – Adam Hooser 0-2 (Warren, OH) vs Aaron Bartow 0-0 (Instigator Fight Team)

155 lbs – Brett Wyberg 0-0 (Team Infinity) vs Mark Cunningham 0-0 (Knockout Factory)

205 lbs – Richard Whiteaker 0-0 (Warren, OH) vs Chad Pomeroy 0-0 (Team Challenge)

155 lbs – Brad Rowe 0-0 (Team Air-GadFly) vs Rob Newton 0-0 (Team DNA)

170 lbs – Kirk Faris 0-0 (Shraders MMA) vs Kenny Rowe 0-1 (Team Air-GadFly)

155 lbs – Aaron Dugan 1-0 (N. Eastern Pummeling Den) vs Sean Powers 0-1 (Charlotte, NC)

170 lbs – Jason Lawrence 0-0 (Team DNA) vs TBA

*All bouts subject to change

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Updated 2007 NAAFS Schedule:

July 7th, 2007: Brawl at the Hall

Packard Music Hall – Warren, OH

Tickets: Now on sale at, 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 or by calling 330-280-8442

September 15th, 2007: NAAFS vs Next Level

St. John Arena – Steubenville, OH

Tickets: TBA

More info Coming Soon


October 5th, 2007: NAAFS and Knock Em Dead Productions presents “Columbus Night of Pain 2”

Columbus, OH

Tickets: TBA

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

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