UFC star Stephan Bonnar to appear at “Fight Nite in the Flats 2″For Immediate Release:Contact: Greg Kalikas
Gladiators Fighting Series
UFC star Stephan Bonnar to appear at “Fight Nite in the Flats 2”
Tuesday, May 30, 2006 (Cleveland, OH USA) Less then two weeks remain until the Gladiators Fighting Series returns to Ohio on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at the Plain Dealer Pavilion (formerly the Scene Pavilion) in Cleveland’s historic Flats entertainment district.
The Gladiators Fighting Series announced this week that UFC star Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar will make the trip to Cleveland to promote his upcoming UFC bout and sit ringside to witness one of the best Gladiators cards to date.
A former cast member of “The Ultimate Fighter – Season 1” reality television series, Bonnar has won three straight fights in the UFC after losing a tough decision to Forrest Griffin in last year’s TUF 1 finals which aired live on Spike TV. Since then, Bonnar’s popularity has skyrocketed and today he is one of the sport’s most popular fighters.
Also added to the card this week was former Toughman champion and renowned striker Jason “Freebird” Freeman who will be making his professional MMA debut. Freeman will bring his 3-0 amateur MMA record and 73-5 Toughman record in to the “Caged Colosseum” when he tangles with Gladiators veteran Thomas “The Beast” Russell in a featured Light Heavyweight match-up.
The night’s main event will feature UFC and Pride veteran Dan “The Bull” Bobish who will look to capture the Gladiators MMA Super Heavyweight title when he takes on Lancaster, Ohio’s Erik Knox. Bobish comes in to this fight with a 12-8 overall record and will be looking to capture the title in front of his home town fans.
Cleveland police officer Jeff Cox (12-3) will enter the cage for the last time as a fighter when he faces Chris Myers (16-7) for the currently vacant Gladiators MMA Welterweight Title, while Josh “Heavy” Hendricks (13-4) tangles with Team Gurgel’s Patrick Berrentine (4-2) for the Gladiators Heavyweight Title.
In one of the nights most anticipated match-ups, Hammer House product Rob “The Bullrider” Wince (14-6) will collide with hard hitting Allan Weickert (8-3) of the Peak Submission Fight Team for the Gladiators Light Heavyweight Title as both fighters will be looking to prove that they are the top dog in the Gladiators 205 lb division.
Tickets for “Fight Nite in the Flats 2” are now available and going fast. VIP Table Tickets (seats 10 max, includes waitress service) are $100.00 per person, VIP Booth Tickets are $55.00 per person with a 2 ticket minimum (VIP Booths seat 4 max), Reserved Floor Tickets are $55.00 and General Admission tickets are $30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, call 330-324-2525 or log on to www.Prokarateweekly.com.
Log on to PKW Live this Wednesday night for week one of a two week PKW preview of Betonfighting.com’s “Fight Nite in the Flats 2” with special guests Allan Weickert, Rob “The Bullrider” Wince and UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin. Official “Fight Nite in the Flats 2” odds are now available on Betonfighting.com, the world wide leader in MMA gaming.
Don’t forget about the Official “Fight Nite in the Flats 2” POST FIGHT BASH which begins immediately following the show at the Beach Comber and Tiki Bar located on the east bank of the Flats. Meet and great the fighters along with LIVE entertainment from Chicago’s TEN96 and a special appearance by Miss 2003 Bikini America, Gina Lara.
“Fight Nite in the Flats 2” is proudly sponsored by: Prokarateweekly.com, BetonFighting.com, McCarthy’s Ale House, SportstalkCleveland.com, The Beach Comber and Tiki Bar, Tazmanian Freight Systems, Inc., The Fan Union, 2XL Sports Gear, XS Energy Drink, Bloody Buddy Fight Gear, MMAvideo.com, Sounds Crazy DJ Service, The North American Amateur Fight Series and Red Roof Inns.
“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 Fight – Jeff Cox (12-3) Team Strong Style/Team BOF vs. Chris Myers (16-7) Team Impact
155lbs – Jason “Dynamite” Dent (17-6) Team Griffon-Rawl vs. Luke “The Apostle” Spencer (10-6) Next Level Fight Team
155lbs – Jason “Steeltown” Taylor (3-0) Team BOF vs. Donnie Walker (5-2) Team Griffon-Rawl
195lbs – Matt Masterson (3-0) Team Strong Style vs. Todd Seyler (16-8) Modern American MMA
155lbs – Torrance “The Tyrant” Taylor (2-2) Team BOF vs. Toby “Tiger Heart” Grear (2-1) True Warrior Fitness
170lbs – Ryan “The Lion” Madigan (0-0) Team BOF vs. Jake Schaper (0-1) Eternal Martial Arts
205lbs – Jason “Freebird” Freeman (3-0) Vander Fighting Systems vs. Thomas “The Beast” Russell (3-3) Peak Submission Fight Team
155lbs – Tommy “Gun” Ridenbaugh (1-4) Team Impact vs. Casey Leonard (3-1) Combative Grappling Systems
Preliminary Amateur Bouts
170lbs – “Smokin” Joe Heiland (2-0) Team Strong Style vs. 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
170lbs – Dominic Ciricillo (0-0) Team Strong Style vs. Dustin Bloom (2-2) Team AirGadfly
155lbs – Tyler “Superman” Combs (6-10) Dayton, OH vs. John “The Mongoose” Myers (1-1) Vander Fighting Systems
155lbs – Carl Dean Roff (1-1) Roff Ryders Fight Team vs. Marcus “Maximus” Keith (1-1) Peak Submission Fight Team
205lbs – Dave Osborne (0-0) Team Griffon-Rawl vs. Michael Gleeton (0-0) Vander Fighting Systems
For media credentials, sponsorship information or general event info contact Greg Kalikas @ 330-324-3034 or Greg@Prokarateweekly.com. Fans can also log on to Prokarateweekly.com or GladiatorsFights.com for additional info.