Regions Biggest Annual MMA Event set for Saturday Night!

Regions Biggest Annual MMA Event set for Saturday Night!3 Pro Title Fights Featured at Fight Nite in the Flats IV

6/6/07 – Cleveland, OH: One of the Midwest’s biggest and most recognized annual MMA events is just over 24 hours away as the NAAFS returns to Cleveland for “Fight Nite in the Flats 4”, a taped for TV event set for the Plain Dealer Pavilion this Saturday night. The NAAFS will crown a new Pro Series Lightweight Champion on June 7th when two-time UFC veteran Jason Dent puts his undefeated record at Plain Dealer Pavilion on the line against Team Predator’s Nick Sorg. The entire landscape of the Pro Series Lightweight Division changed when Sorg convincingly defeated then-champion Torrance Taylor in a non-title fight at Caged Fury 4. Dent, who lost to Taylor at Caged Fury 3 in a 5 Round war that was voted 2007 Fight of the Year by NAAFS fans, was seemingly out of the title picture. However, a scheduling dispute forced the NAAFS to strip Taylor of the belt and now the top two contenders will meet to crown a new champion. Can Jason “Dynamite” Dent remain undefeated at Fight Nite in the Flats and add the NAAFS Pro Series Lightweight Title to his list of ever growing accomplishments or will Nick Sorg prove to the world that his victory at Caged Fury 4 was in fact no fluke? We’ll all find out June 7th. The NAAFS Pro Series Heavyweight Title will be on the line at Fight Nite in the Flats IV when James Sendo (7-1) faces the unbeaten “Cujo” Joe McCall (5-0) for the right to be called champion. Sendo is no stranger to being the underdog and has proven that he can thrive in that role, most recently handing highy touted Jason Riley his first loss in Riley’s own hometown at NAAFS Columbus Night of Pain 2. Now Sendo has the chance to make history repeat itself when he takes on another undefeated warrior in Joe McCall on the NAAFS’ grandest stage. The NAAFS Pro Series Middleweight division will crown a new champion at Fight Nite in the Flats IV when Mitch Whitesel (11-6) of Wreckroom Athletics takes on Johnny Soeder (5-0-1) of Strong Style Fight Team for the vacant title. Whitesel, a former Gladiator Fight Series Middleweight Champion, is no stranger to high profile title bouts. Soeder has been sidelined for almost a year with injury and now looks to make triumphant return, culminating with championship gold. Once again, two of the top in camps in the region will go head-to-head to determine who is the best, this time in the Pro Series Middleweight division! Will Whitesel reclaim his spot atop the Middleweight Division or will Soeder rise above to become the new champion? All questions will be answered at Fight Nite in the Flats IV! In all 17 bouts are scheduled for what may be the NAAFS’ most competitive and anticipated card to date including the first ever NAAFS female bout and more. Fight Nite in the Flats IV will air on the home of the NAAFS, Sports Time Ohio regionally and nationally via Direct TV and the Dish Network. Log on to for details and an updated NAAFS TV schedule. Tickets for Fight Nite in the Flats IV still remain with general admission tickets selling for $35 and available at the Plain Dealer Pavilion Box office starting at 4 PM EST on Saturday June 7th. Limited reserved floor seats and cage-side seats still remain and will be sold on a first come basis on June 7th. Fight Night in the Flats IV is proudly sponsored by The US Army, Traffic Night Club (the official after fight party location for FNF IV), Dons Brooklyn Chevrolet, The US Marines, Bloody Buddy Fight Gear,, Encounter Clothing, Red Jak Energy Drink,, Combat Sports International, Rascal House Pizza, Gino’s Awards, American Commodore Tuxedo, Maniacal Marketing, The Red Roof Inn,, The Karrington Group LLC, and Sports Time Ohio…..the TV home of the NAAFS.

Fight Nite in the Flats IV Fight Card

Preliminary Bouts

AM 170 lbs – Bill Morsetti 0-0 (H20 MMA) vs Steve Kosarko 1-0 (Strong Style Fight Team) AM 185 lbs – AJ Aeschlimann 3-0 (Team Instigator) vs Sean-Paul Veilleux 1-0 (Jungle Fight Team) AM 265 lbs – Matt Lust 4-1 (Black Dragon MMA) vs John Hawk 3-0 (Jungle Fight Team) AM 185 lbs – Chris Lozano 2-0 (Strong Style Fight Team) vs Mickey Hughes 3-2 (H20 MMA) AM 155 lbs – Zach Sutek 3-1 (Instigator Fight Team) vs Joey “The Hitman” Holt 4-1 (Gym City Gladiators) AM 120 lbs – Kerry Ricker 2-1 (Dragons Den) vs Jessicca Eye 0-0 (Strong Style Fight Team) AM 175 lbs – Russ Halsey 3-1 (Pain Headquarters) vs Chuck Ellison 7-2 (Team Instigator) AM 155 lbs – Jeremy Joles 4-2 (Independent) vs Dan “The Dare Devil’” Jones 5-0 (Team Playland) AM 170 lbs – DJ “The Juggernaut” Jacobucci 4-2 (Strong Style Fight Team) vs Frank “The Tank” Carabello 6-4 (Rising Dragon Fight Team) Featured Bouts AM 170 lbs – John Kuhner 11-0 (Black Dragon MMA) vs Nick “The Savage” Duell 9-2-1 (Jungle Fight Team) AM 265 lbs – Nick Turco 16-4 (Eastside Combat Club) vs Stipe Miocic 4-0 (Strong Style Fight Team) PRO 205 lbs – Brandon Pierce 5-2 (Team Gurgel) vs Kellen “Mad Dog” Hughes 6-1 (Team Next Level) PRO 150 lbs – Mike Nesto 10-4 (Schraders MMA) vs Paul “Str8 Outta” Compton 10-2 (Team GriffonRawl) PRO 145 lbs – Hobert Cornett 10-1 (Coates, KY) vs Cody “The Wolverine” Stevens 10-1 (Wreckroom Athletics) PRO 265 lbs – James Sendo 7-1 (Dragons Den) vs “Cujo” Joe McCall 5-0 (Team Instigator) PRO 185 lbs – John Soeder 5-0-1 (Strong Style Fight Team) vs Mitch Whitesel 11-6 (Wreckroom Athletics) PRO 155 lbs – Nick Sorg 6-4 (Team Predator) vs Jason “Dynamite” Dent 20-8 (Team GriffonRawl)

*All bouts subject to change

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