TUFF-N-UFF CHAMPION MICHAEL HOBBY TO DEFEND HIS LIGHTWEIGHT BELT
IAN LUJAN VACATES FEATHERWEIGHT BELT TO MAKE 135 LB. DEBUTIMMAF WORLD CHAMPION SARAH JAMILIA TAKES ON UNDEFEATED KATLYN NEILTickets On Sale Now Starting at $25 through www.TuffNUff.comLas Vegas, NV – The nation’s premier amateur mixed martial arts promotion, Tuff-N-Uff, today announced it will bring its action-packed fights and “Future Stars of MMA” back to Mesquite, Nevada live from the Casablanca Hotel Resort on Saturday, August 23.Tickets for Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA are on sale now starting at $25 and are available online throughwww.TuffNUff.com. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT; first bout starts at 6:00 p.m. PT. Tickets will be $30 the day of the event.The Casablanca Hotel Resort is offering MMA fans a guest discounted Room Rate ($50) throughwww.casablancaresort.com – Enter the code: MGMMAP“We always have a super energetic crowd in Mesquite and it’s a pleasure to work with the Casablanca Hotel Resort in staging our live fights there,” said Jeff Meyer, CEO, Tuff-N-Uff. “This is our fifth event in Mesquite and based on how much the local fans love MMA, we expect to make it even more in 2015. Our fighters are looking very forward to competing and promise to give fans their best MMA action live at the Casablanca August 23.”“We are very excited to host another Tuff-N-Uff event at the CasaBlanca resort,” said Ely Prussin, Director of Player Development. “’Mayhem in Mesquite’ is such a fun, entertaining and affordable event for the residents of Mesquite and Southern Utah. The weekend is filled with many free activities like theFriday night weigh-ins, a free concert with the Vegas band Phoenix following the weigh-ins and a free after-party immediately following the fights. You add all the amenities the resort offers; awesome pool, two golf courses, a world-class spa and Katherine’s steakhouse it’s a whole weekend of fun activities.”Michael Hobby (5-1) is no stranger to Mesquite fans. An Xtreme Couture prospect, Hobby fought for the Tuff-N-Uff vacant lightweight belt at the Casablanca Hotel Resort in March of this year. He defeated tough Californian contender Melvin Washington, who was 6-1 at the time, to keep the Tuff-N-Uff 145 lb. strap in Nevada. Previously, Hobby defeated Francisco Martinez in the Tuff-N-Uff cage in August 2013.Also on the August 23 card is Cobra Kai Las Vegas top prospect Ian Lujan, who chose to vacate his Tuff-N-Uff featherweight belt to drop to bantamweight for one last Tuff-N-Uff fight before turning pro.The undefeated IMMAF World Amateur Bantamweight Champion Sarah Jamilia (3-0 will take on Utah’s Kaitlyn Neil who is also undefeated at 3-0. Both women want to prove they are the best amateur in this weight class, while maintaining their undefeated status.More fights for the Saturday, August 23 edition of Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA will be announced soon.About Tuff N Uff:A 20-year old combat sports organization, the Las Vegas-based Tuff-N-Uff has presented the best amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) action in the nation since 2003, giving rise to the biggest star in the sport today, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, as well UFC and Strikeforce veteran Ryan Couture and newly-signed UFC welterweight Alan Jouban. Tuff-N-Uff has helped grow the careers of many other MMA athletes including Jessamyn Duke, Ashlee Evans-Smith, Tonya Evinger, Jon Fitch, Jesse Forbes, Chris Holdsworth, Brad Imes, Jimmy Jones and Jesse Taylor. In 2013, Tuff-N-Uff became the first combat sports organization to be included on the UFC International Fight Week schedule of events. In 2014, Tuff-N-Uff presented a second event Thursday, July 3 live from Texas Station, earning status as the first event promotion to be listed on the UFC International Fight Week schedule two years in a row. Tuff-N-Uff celebrated its historic 20th anniversary Saturday, June 7, 2014, with over 15,000 fans, in a sold-out live event inside the Thomas and Mack Center. In 2014, Tuff-N-Uff partnered with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) to present, as part of UFC International Fight Week 2014, the first-ever amateur MMA World Championships. Dedicated to its founder, the late Barry Meyer, Tuff-N-Uff is committed to the sport of MMA and building the "Future Stars of MMA."