MFC 5 ‘USA versus JAPAN’ Scheduled For the TAJ MAHAL in Atlantic City!

MFC 5 ‘USA versus JAPAN’Saturday, November 5th, 2005Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

Tickets are available now at /Keywords: Mixed Fighting Championship or by callingthem at 1-800-736-1420.

The Mixed Fighting Championships is back in AtlanticCity!’ states MFC matchmaker Miguel Iturrate. ‘Thisevent is themed ‘USA versus JAPAN’ and the MFC will be bringing our full production out for this event! TeamJapan will feature MFC veterans Daisuke ’13’ Hanazawa, Kazuki Okubo, Hiroyuki Abe who were here for MFC 3. In Eddie Alvarez, Kurt Pellegrino and Joe Lauzon respectively, they have signed up for tough, exciting fights.’

We have additional bouts to be announced, and we will be releasing much more information on this show in the coming days and weeks!’ continues the matchmaker.

The current card appears below and is subject to finalapproval by the New Jersey State Athletic ControlBoard.

Current Card – (Subject To Change):

USA versus JAPAN’ – MMA (3 RDS of 5 MIN):

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Eddie Alvarez (Fight Factory, Philadelphia, PA)v. Daisuke ’13’ Hanazawa (MMA Dojo Cobra-kai,Osaka, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Kurt Pellegrino (ATT, Ft Lauderdale, FL) v.Kazuki Okubo (U-File, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 145 LBS:Joe Lauzon (Reality Self Defense, Boston, MA)v. Hiroyuki Abe (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 265 LBS:Alex Roberts (#3 in Pancrase, Kuju-ken Kaikan /Justice Management, Tokyo, Japan) v. Jay White(Team Quest, Portland, OR)

3 ROUNDS / 215 LBS:Mike Patt (Team Jorge Gurgel JJ, Dayton, OH) v.Yusuke Masuda (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 130 LBS:Chris Macgrath (Advanced Fighting Systems,Mahwah, NJ) v. ‘BJ’ (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 185 LBS:Jose Rodriguez (Pitt’s Pen, NJ) v. YuichirouTsuchida (Kuju-ken Kaikan, Osaka, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Chris Ligouri (Pitt’s Pen, NJ) v.Toraji’ (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Stephen Haigh (Fight Factory, Philadelphia, PA)v. Yuji Miyazaki (MMA Dojo Cobra-kai, Osaka,Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Joey ‘KNOCKDOWN’ Brown (Team Renzo Gracie, NJ)v. TBD

MFC SPOTLITE:3 ROUNDS / 132 LBS (Ladies):Tara Larosa (Team ROC, Fayetteville NC) v.TBD

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Bristol Marunde (ATT, Seattle, WA) v. RichAttonito (Planet JJ, East Hanover, NJ)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves (ATT, Ft Lauderdale, FL)v. Jay Jack (Academy of MMA, Portland, ME)

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