MMA returns to Akron, Ohio

MMA returns to Akron, Ohio for round two of the NAAFS

3/8/06 – Akron, Ohio: The North American Amateur Fight Series (NAAFS) will return to the Buckeye State on March 18th for the second round of its 2006 amateur MMA series. “Ultimate Glory” will showcase twenty of the regions best up and coming amateur fighters competing for one common goal, a national title. Five fighters from the opening round along with over fifteen new NAAFS fighters from across the country will square off in their respective weight classes to earn a possible slot in the year end finals set for this December.

Featured on the card will be the hard hitting Jason Freeman of the Vander Fighting Team in Dover, Ohio against Flat Rock, Michigan’s Andrew Lambrix in the night’s main event. Both fighters come in with accomplished wrestling and boxing backgrounds which should make for a very compelling match up.

In another featured battle, the 3-1 Todd “TNT” Morgan of Zanesville, Ohio faces West Virginia’s Jason Jones (4-2) in a light heavyweight showdown, plus a lightweight clash between Michael Forand of Clarksville, Ohio squares off with Steubenville, Ohio’s Anthony Zrinyi who will look to stay unbeaten.

Current “Ultimate Glory” Line-Up:

HW – Jason Freeman vs Andrew Lambrix205 lbs – Todd “TNT” Morgan vs Jason Jones170 lbs – Dustin Bloom vs Tyler “Superman” Combs150 lbs – Carl Dean Roff vs Johnny “The American Psycho” Murphy205 lbs – Frank Nerone vs Tyler Elkins155 lbs – Anthony Zrinyi vs Michael Forand170 lbs – Brian McCoy vs Josh McBride170 lbs – Nolan “The Bruiser” Buser vs Isaac Smith*All bouts subject to change

The remaining four fights are currently being finalized and will be announced the week of the show. Initial 2006 NAAFS rankings are expected to be released after the third series event which is currently slated for mid May. Any fighters still wishing to participate in this years series or apply for the 2007 series can do so by calling 330-324-3034 or by logging on to and clicking the NAAFS banner to download a fighter application.

The newly renovated Chapparell’s Community Center in Akron, Ohio will play host to what promises to be a night of memorable mixed martial arts action on Saturday March 18th, 2006. Doors open at 6PM and the action will begin at 7:30 PM. General admission, Reserved and VIP seating is available by logging on to or calling 330-324-3034. Ticket prices range from $25 to $60 and seating is limited.

For all NAAFS news, log on to the official home of the NAAFS, PKW will feature pre and post event coverage of all NAAFS events including live interviews with the fighters and a break down of each NAAFS event. Don’t forget to log on to PKW LIVE this Wednesday night (7PM EST) as UFC star Chris Leben, MMA legend Dan Severn and Seinfeld co-star Larry Thomas are all featured for live interviews along with a look back at UFC 58, Gracie’s vs HammerHouse and Cagewarriors “Enter the Wolfslair”.

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