Big Fights Set for NAAFS Caged Fury 5 – Bradley Makes NAAFS debut

Several Big Fights Set for NAAFS Caged Fury 5 Paul Bradley Makes NAAFS Debut 10/1/08 – Cleveland, OH: On Saturday October 4th, the region’s premiere MMA organization wraps up a tour of 3 cities in 5 weeks while returning to the historic Gray’s Armory in downtown Cleveland, OH for NAAFS Caged Fury 5! Featuring the top athletes in the Pro and National Amateur Series, Caged Fury 5 will have huge implication on the rest of the 2008 NAAFS season. The main event is the classic battle in the sport: Striker versus Grappler, pitting World Combat League veteran and nationally ranked kickboxer Ryan “The Lion” Madigan against Team Jorge Gurgel’s Brandon Pierce in a Pro Series Welterweight Contender’s bout. Ryan Madigan enters this fight with an undefeated record (3-0) inside the NAAFS cage, including two spectacular knockouts. “You know I’m going throw that kick, it’s just a matter of where it lands,” Madigan commented on a recent broadcast of NAAFS Radio Brandon Pierce earned this spot by defeating top prospect Kellen Hughes at Fight Nite in the Flats IV, with a triangle choke in the second round while improving his overall MMA record to 6-1. “Obviously he’s going to try to keep it on the feet and I’m going to look take it the ground, where it better suits my strengths” retorted Pierce, also on NAAFS Radio. It’s a classic battle of styles with a shot at the NAAFS Pro Series Welterweight Title on the line. In the co-main event, the NAAFS continues its open door policy, as Columbus native & Team Jorge Gurgel product Pat Horner (6-1) faces Ultimate Fighter alumnus Paul “The Gentleman” Bradley (7-0) in a Pro Series Middleweight bout. Horner has defeated some of the top names in the region and now looks to take the next step up, by taking down an Ultimate Fighter veteran. Paul “The Gentleman” Bradley, training out of Lionheart MMA, looks to follow in the footsteps of fellow TUF alumnus Noah Inhofer, and immediately move into Pro Series Title contention. The 2008 NAAFS National Amateur Series has the reached the home stretch, as we inch closer to the National Finals this December. Top ranked fighters in almost each division will be in action, as they look to lock up a title opportunity. In the Heavyweight division, #1 ranked “Big” John Hawk (4-0) of Jungle Fight Team will be facing NAAFS veteran Felix “The Cat” Catheline (6-3) of Buckeye MMA; while #2 ranked Adam Farrell (3-0) of Team DNA takes on #5 ranked Pete “King Kong” Hunter (6-2). In the Light Heavyweight division, #1 ranked Marc Strickland (3-1) of Canada’s Kombat MMA steps inside the cage with #4 ranked Team Air-Gadfly’s Josh Miller (2-2) and #2 ranked Dan Bonnigson (4-0) meets #3 ranked Josh Moore (6-1) of Team Beatdown.. The Lightweights will also be in action, as #1 ranked Jeremy Joles (5-2) of Point Blank MMA meets #5 ranked fighter & Cleveland native LA Hampton. Plus #2 ranked Dan “The Daredevil” Jones (5-1) of Team Playland & Team GriffonRawl faces international prospect #4 ranked Sylvester Organka (3-0) of Kombat MMA. A potential title opportunity is on the line the Featherweight division, when #2 ranked Chuck Schilling (6-1) of Team GriffonRawl accepts the challenge of #4 ranked Lyle Sansoucie (3-1) of Team DNA, whose only loss was to #1 ranked Eric Noel. Tickets for NAAFS Caged Fury 5 are on sale now, along with NAAFS Midwest Combat Challenge 5 on Saturday November 8th in Akron, OH. The Chapparell’s Community Center will host top action in the National Amateur series, including Akron native Russ Halsey (4-1) of Pain Headquarters facing #2 ranked Aaron Maynard (6-1) in a Welterweight battle. For ticket information, upcoming events, the Fight of the Week video, fighter bios, and more; you can log onto our official website: Tickets are also available by calling the NAAFS hotline at 330-280-8442. Don’t miss this week’s edition of NAAFS Cage Fighting on SportsTime Ohio regionally, via Direct Tv and Dish Network Sports packages and internationally on GTV. In the main event, UFC veteran Sean Salmon (15-5) makes his long awaited return to the sport to face Mitch Whitesel (12-9) for the NAAFS Pro Series Middleweight Title. NAAFS Cage Fighting can be seen Sunday nights at 10pm EST on the television home of the Cleveland Indians; SportsTime Ohio.

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