Fight Nite in the Flats 2 Update
Madigan to make MMA debut
5/14/06 – Cleveland, OH: The countdown to Fight Nitein the Flats 2 has begun as less then thirty daysremain until four new champions are crowned inCleveland, Ohio. In addition to what is already astellar fight card, the Gladiators Fighting Seriesannounced this week that kickboxing champion Ryan “TheLion” Madigan will be making his pro MMA debut on June10th. Madigan, who is currently ranked #3 in the worldby the IKF and is unbeaten in two World Combat Leagueappearances, will look to make the transition to mixedmartial arts as a welterweight. “I am still veryfocused on my goal of becoming a world kickboxingchampion and excelling in the WCL but having theopportunity to fight in front of my home fans wassomething I could not pass up” said Madigan about hisupcoming bout.
Coming off a first round submission win on May 6th,UFC and Pride veteran Dan “The Bull” Bobish will lookto capture the GFS Super Heavyweight title when hetakes on three hundred pounder Erik Knox in thenight’s main event. Bobish, the former King of theCage Super Heavyweight Champion is looking forward tofighting in Cleveland where he resides and plans onshowing the world that “The Bull is back”!
Cleveland’s own Jeff Cox, a team mate of Bobish, willenter the cage for the last time as a fighter when hefaces Chris Myers for the GFS Welterweight Title. Cox,who is coming into his June 10th bout with a record of12-3 as a professional has decided to retire whilestill on top of his game and turn his attentions totraining the next generation of “Strong Style”fighters.
In a highly anticipated welterweight match-up, two ofthe top amateur gladiators will square off in afeatured preliminary bout. Philadelphia’s JoshMcBride, who is coming off an impressive but hardfought win over Team Griffon Rawl’s AJ Pulling lastweekend at Caged Fury, will face one of his toughestopponents to date in Team Strong Style’s “Smokin” JoeHeiland who is unbeaten in two fights. McBride andHeiland are currently ranked #1 and #2 by the NorthAmerican Amateur Fight Series and will both be lookingto take another step up in the GFS. In other amatueraction, current ICE Light Heavyweight Champion, Terry“The Punisher” Davinney (5-3) of Michigan battles WestVirginia’s Jason “The Wrecking” Ball Jones (5-2). Bothfighters are riding two fight win streaks and havetheir sites set on a future GFS title shot.
Tickets for Fight Nite in the Flats 2 are nowavailable and going fast. VIP Table Tickets (seats 10max, includes waitress service) are $100.00 perperson, VIP Booth Tickets are $55.00 per person with a2 ticket minimum (VIP Booths seat 4 max), ReservedFloor Tickets are $55.00 and General Admission ticketsare $30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door. To purchasetickets in advance, log on to www.Prokarateweekly.comor call 330-324-2525. The World Wide leader in MMAgaming, Betonfighting.com is expected to release theofficial Fight Nite in the Flats 2 wagering odds thisweek which will be available on site.
Updated Fight Nite in the Flats 2 Fight Card
Title Fights/Main Events
Super Heavyweight Title Fight – Dan “The Bull” Bobish(12-8) Team Strong Style vs Erik Knox (8-8) Lancaster,OH
Heavyweight Title Fight – Josh “Heavy” Hendricks(13-4) Team Strong Style vs Patrick “The Bear”Barrentine (4-2) Team George Gurgel
Light Heavyweight Title Fight – Rob “The Bullrider”Wince (14-6) Team Hammer House vs Allan Weickert (8-3)Peak Submission Fight Team/Team BOF
Welterweight Title Bout – Jeff Cox (12-3) Team StrongStyle vs Chris Myers (16-7) Team Impact
155lbs – Jason “Dynamite” Dent (17-6) TeamGriffon-Rawl vs Luke “The Apostle” Spencer (10-6) NextLevel Fight Team
155lbs – Jason “Steeltown” Taylor (3-0) Team BOF vsDonnie Walker (5-2) Team Griffon-Rawl
195lbs – John Soeder (3-0-1) Team Strong Style vs ToddSeyler (16-8) Modern American MMA
155lbs – Torrance “The Tyrant” Taylor (2-2) Team BOFvs Toby “Tiger Heart” Grear (2-1) Dayton, OH
170lbs – Ryan “The Lion” Madigan (0-0) Team BOF vs TBA
120lbs – Kellyn Huehn (2-1) Team George Gurgel vsMystee Blackwood (7-4) Tempe, AZ
170lbs – “Smokin” Joe Heiland (2-0) Team Strong Stylevs Josh McBride (3-1) Northeastern Pummeling Den
205lbs – Jason “The Wrecking Ball” Jones (5-2)Infinity Fight Team vs Terry “The Punisher” Davinney(5-3) Team Shoot
155lbs – Brent Amon (1-2) North Eastern Pummeling Denvs Tommy “Gun” Ridenbaugh (1-4) Team Impact
170lbs – Dominic Siricolo (0-0) Team Strong Style vsDustin Bloom (2-2) Team AirGadfly
155lbs – Tyler “Superman” Combs (6-10) Dayton, OH vsMarcus “Maximus” Keith (1-1) Peak Submission FightTeam – St. Mary’s, OH
205lbs – Dave Osborne (0-0) Team Griffon-Rawl vs TBA
*All bouts subject to change*
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