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'Mega Brawl' Fighters Shine Under Bright Lights


May 31, 2014 (Milwaukee, WI USA) By Gary D’Amato of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

David Rhoads (left) and Jordan Winski fight Saturday during NAFC “Mega Brawl” at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Photo by Michael Sears

Like a lot of fighters on the "Mega Brawl" Mixed Martial Arts card, R'Mandel Cameron and Pat Magdaleno have designs on making it to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the premier MMA promotion. They got a taste of the bright lights Saturday when they fought in the first-ever locally promoted MMA show at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Both fighters remained unbeaten as professionals, stopping their opponents in the first round on the card promoted by North American Fighting Championship (NAFC) of Milwaukee.

Cameron, a Welterweight (170 pounds) got Eric Thomas of Carthage, Ill., to tap out via arm triangle choke and improved to 3-0. Magdaleno, a Bantamweight (135), stopped Adem Mujakic of Waterloo, Iowa, with strikes and improved to 6-0. Both represent Milwaukee's Roufusport Mixed Martial Arts Academy.

"Man, it felt great," said Cameron, who was 5-0 as an amateur. "The crowd was energetic. I fed off the crowd. I want to feel that adrenaline."

"It was awesome," Magdaleno said. "This is by far the biggest venue I've ever fought in. It made you feel like you were already in the big time." NAFC typically holds MMA and kickboxing shows at venues such as The Rave's Eagles Club Grand Ballroom.

Of the 24 combatants in 12 pro fights, 17 were from Wisconsin, including 13 from Milwaukee. There were also five amateur fights, with seven of the 10 fighters from Wisconsin, five from Milwaukee.

The main event, a Middleweight fight featuring Waterford native Sam Alvey and Gerald Meerschaert of Roufusport, started too late for this edition.

The fight was to be a rematch of their 2010 fight, when Meerschaert submitted Alvey with a guillotine choke with less than one minute remaining in their five-round fight. It's the only time Alvey has lost by submission. He entered the cage Saturday with a 22-5 record and is the 185-pound champion of Canadian promotion Maximum Fighting Championship. He trains in Temecula, Calif.

Meerschaert, 26, has won his last four fights, but is 17-6 and knows he can't afford many more losses at this point in his career if he is to reach his goal of signing with the UFC. "I'd definitely like to be in the big show and get a crack at a world title," he said. "If it's going to happen it's got to happen now. Every fight is the most important fight of my life."

Most of the fighters on the card had never competed in a venue as big as the Bradley Center. The cage was set up on one-half of the floor, with the other half of the lower bowl partitioned off by curtains.

Magdaleno moved to Milwaukee a year ago from Marquette, Mich., to train at Roufusport. His sister, Raquel "Rocky" Magdaleno, was to fight later Saturday in the co-main event against Rachael Smith of Kalamazoo, Mich. They are trying to become the first brother and sister to make it to the UFC together. "That's the plan," Pat Magdaleno said.

Before the main card started, a moment of silence was observed for Dennis Munson, who died March 29, hours after collapsing at the conclusion of his amateur Kickboxing debut at the Eagles Club. The medical examiner has not yet determined the cause of death.

 

 

NAFC "MEGA BRAWL" RECEIVES MORE GREAT PRESS

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (Milwaukee, WI USA) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - MMA Card Hits BMO Harris Bradley Center

 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 (Milwaukee, WI USA) MyMMANews.com - "NAFC’s BMO Harris Bradley Center “Mega Brawl”: Co-Main Event, Magdaleno Vs. Smith"

 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 (Milwaukee, WI USA) MyMMANews.com - "BMO Harris Bradley Center: NAFC Local Fighter’s “Smilin’N” Sam Alvey Faces Gerald “The Machine” Meerschaert In Rematch"

 

Saturday, May 17, 2014 (Sheboygan, WI USA) The Sheboygan Press - "Mixed Martial Arts: Local pair set for Bradley Center fights"

 

 

"Smilin'" Sam Alvey seeks to revenge only loss by stoppage on NAFC "Mega Brawll"

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 (Milwaukee, WI USA) Sam Alvey seeks to revenge only loss by stoppage on Mega Brawll.

Only one man has ever stopped "Smilin'" Sam Alvey (21-5) in the cage and that man is Roufusport's Gerald "The Machine" Meerschaert (17-6).

Now Alvey seeks to revenge that loss on NAFC "Mega Brawl" MMA Saturday, May 31st inside Milwaukee's premier venue, the BMO Harris Bradley Center!

SEE THE VIDEO HERE > > > > http://youtu.be/VsiuOwt0UXk

Pre Fight Kick Off Party 2-3:30 pm at BMOHBC hosted by UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony "Showtime" Pettis features music by Milwaukee's Dan Nathan and Well Informed Citizens, plus a few more surprises.

Over 20 fights are planned including women's MMA! Doors 3:30 pm, undercard 4 pm, main card 7 pm.

Tickets available from any fighter on the card, at the BMOHBC Ticket Office or Ticketmaster.com.

 

 

Opt In and Win!

Thursday, May 1, 2014 (Milwaukee, WI USA) Click this link http://www.nafc.tv/contest.php to enter the "Mega Brawl" Giveaway and Opt Into the NAFC mailing list.

Weekly winners receive:

• Two FREE TICKETS to NAFC "Mega Brawl" MMA at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday, May 31st

• MMA gloves autographed by UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony "Showtime" Pettis!

• PLUS Custom Art Print autographed by UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony "Showtime" Pettis!

Winners picked at random, only one entry per person allowed. Multiple entries will be discarded.

No purchase necessary. See Giveaway Rules for complete details.

 

 

BMO Harris Bradley Center To Promote Professional MMA
Teams With Milwaukee's NAFC To Elevate Local Talent

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (Milwaukee, WI USA) Milwaukee based North American Fighting Championship (NAFC) is pleased to announce that the Mixed Martial Arts promoter has an agreement in place with the BMO Harris Bradley Center (BMO Harris Bradley Center), home of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, NCAA's Marquette Golden Eagles, AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals and local venue for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), to start producing and promoting MMA shows.

The first collaboration will be NAFC "Mega Brawl" MMA at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Saturday, May 31, 2014 with a tentative start time of 4 p.m. CST. A pre-fight tailgate party is planned for 2 p.m. in the BMO Harris Bradley Center Atrium, as well as outdoors, weather permitting.

Inspired by the fact that Roufusport, one of the country's top producers of MMA talent, is in their own backyard, it made perfect sense for the BMO Harris Bradley Center to make the foray into what is often referred to as the world's fastest growing sport.

BMO Harris Bradley Center President and CEO Steve Costello spoke of the partnership glowingly, saying "Milwaukee is recognized as home to some of the very best MMA talent in the country, with great fans that love and follow the sport at every level. We couldn’t have a better partner than NAFC to produce our first big-time home-grown MMA event, “Mega Brawl" MMA at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. We are creating an amazing setting for fighters and fans alike, and we look forward to welcoming fight fans from across the region when we showcase some of Milwaukee’s very best fighters for our inaugural fight on May 31st with close-up views at affordable prices. All cage-side and floor seats include VIP club access."

Roufusport's head coach and namesake Duke Roufus was elated when he heard the news about the May 31st NAFC show, stating "I'm beyond excited. This is a dream come true for myself as a coach, and for the rest of our team who are going to get opportunities to fight on this card. This is a very special place for us, the place that Anthony Pettis won Roufusport's first UFC Championship. Anthony's performance inspires the legion of new Roufusport athletes that are going to shine on May 31st and earn their way to the UFC."

NAFC has been a respected proving ground for fighters that have made their way to the UFC, the sport's premier professional promotion, including Sergio "The Phenom" Pettis, Dustin Ortiz, Chico Camus, Mike "Biggie" Rhodes and Joao Zeferino.

Another notable UFC star who appeared on an NAFC promotion as he "fought" his way back to the big leagues is Tim Boetsch, and has gone 6-3 since returning to the UFC after fighting for the NAFC in April 2010. In addition, Corey Anderson, star of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 19, made his pro debut fighting for the NAFC in March 2013 and Rose Namajunas, star of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 20, made her career debut on an August 2010 card.

In the "Mega Brawl" Main Event, one of Roufus' rising fighters, Gerald "The Machine" Meerschaert III (17-6), is slated to take on star of the UFC's reality television show "The Ultimate Fighter-Season 16" "Smiling" Sam Alvey (21-5), a Manitowoc (WI) native currently training at Dan Henderson's Team Quest in Murrieta (CA).

Meerschaert III and Alvey fought once before with Meerschaert III submitting Alvey via Guillotine Choke with :52 seconds left in their 5 round September 2010 bout. Even with that victory, it's Meerschaert who comes into the fight looking to make a statement that he also belongs in the UFC's ranks.

Looking to get to the UFC in 2014, Meerschaert III declared, "We've both come a long way since we last fought 3 years ago. I think that if I finish him again I definitely deserve a shot in the UFC." Meerschaert III added "The thing that also makes this fight interesting is that on paper his record looks like he's the better fighter, but I'm still the only opponent to finish him in his 26 professional bouts."

Alvey is eager to meet Meerschaert back in the cage with visions of redemption for his only stoppage loss, offering "This will be my first fight back in Milwaukee since 2010 and to have the chance to avenge a loss in front of family and friends is a wonderful opportunity. Gerald was a tough opponent then and I hope he's gotten better because I sure have."

One person Alvey looks to avenge his loss to Meerschaert III in front of is his wife, McKey Sullivan, winner of the 11th installment of “America's Next Top Model” and Alvey's biggest supporter of his MMA career (aside from his parents, Dan and Jan Alvey). McKey trains in MMA and appeared on the cover and had a spread in the February 2009 issue of Seventeen magazine, and was named one of People Magazine's most beautiful people that same year. Sullivan is expected to be in Alvey's corner come May 31st for his fight at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

NAFC promoter Scott Joffe appreciates the BMO Harris Bradley Center investing in grassroots MMA organizations like his, knowing the rising popularity of the sport and tremendous exposure its athletes receive can only lead to a positive, winning combination for the partnership.

"I've long been a champion of the local fighter, the ones that train and fight in relative obscurity in the hopes that one day their dreams will become reality, and they'll make it to our promised land, the UFC," Joffe proclaimed, adding "I know my role and the NAFC's position. It's to help hard working athletes achieve their goals and fulfill their ambitions in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, period. It's not to become anything but a solid conduit for premium talent to get noticed by the UFC. And the fact that the BMO Harris Bradley Center is investing in the sport at this level further attests to MMA's rising position as viable sports entertainment. I applaud them for sharing the same vision as we do."

Over a dozen MMA bouts are planned for NAFC "Mega Brawl" MMA at the BMO Harris Bradley Center showcasing many of Roufusport's ever expanding crop of MMA's next biggest stars, in addition to fighters from the region's other premier fight teams.

Tickets ($35-$125) for the May 31st event go on sale at Ticketmaster.com and the BMO Harris Bradley Center Ticket Office at 12:00 p.m., noon, Saturday, March 1st. Private VIP Suites will also be available for group rental. For more information and Fight Card, please visit NAFC.TV.

The BMO Harris Bradley Center Ticket Office is located at 1001 North Fourth Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203, 414-227-0894.

BMO Harris Bradley Center Contact: Debbie Gonzalez, 414-227-0755 or Kim Nguyen 414-227-0688.

NAFC Contact: Scott Joffe, 414-305-3474, scott@nafc.tv.

 

NAFC "SUPER BRAWL"
Friday, January 31, 2014
Eagles Grand Ballroom • Milwaukee, WI USA

RESULTS


WELTERWEIGHT AMATEUR MMA -170
Matt Siahaan (The Program Martial Arts Academy – Lawrence, KS) winner vs. Suleiman Abu Qdairi (Independent – Milwaukee, WI) at 2:02 of R1 by arm bar

BANTAMWEIGHT AMATEUR MMA -135
Jesse Fisher (Neutral Ground BJJ – Milwaukee. WI) winner vs. Keiler Swanson (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

MIDDLEWEIGHT AMATEUR MMA -185
Tim Hiley (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Nate Mortson (Sixel’s Fight Club – Rhinelander, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

LIGHTWEIGHT AMATEUR MMA -155
Kendrick Terry (Serrano’s Combat Academy – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Thomas Krause (Neutral Ground – Steven’s Point, WI) at 1:21 of R2 by KO

FEATHERWEIGHT AMATEUR MMA -145
Jordan Rivera-Haasch (Off The Grid MMA – Green Bay, WI) winner vs. Ray Sanchez (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) at 1:41 of R2 by rear naked choke

LIGHTWEIGHT AMATEUR MMA -155
Matt Arnst (Gracie Barra – Kenosha, WI) winner vs. Larry Watson (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) at 1:02 of R2 by rear naked choke

FEMALE AMATEUR MMA CATCHWEIGHT 130
Kali Robbins (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Sarah Jacobsen (Sixel’s Fight Club – Rhinelander, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

WELTERWEIGHT PRO MMA -170
Craig Eckelberg (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Ron Imhoff (M.M.A.G.
Davenport, IA at :45 of R1 by tap out due to strikes

LIGHTWEIGHT PRO MMA -155
Christian Vazquez (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Damien Childress (Serrano’s Combat Academy – Milwaukee, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-26, 29-28

WELTERWEIGHT PRO MMA -170
R’mandel Cameron (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Leonard Simpson (Top Team Notch – Villa Park, IL) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

FEATHERWEIGHT PRO MMA -145
Kevin Vazquez (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Brian Burgan (Academy of Soo Do Thai – Hazel Park, MI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

WELTERWEIGHT PRO MMA -170
Israel Lozano (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Chris Hicks (1DCC – Traverse City, MI) at 2:21 of R1 by rear naked choke

LIGHTWEIGHT PRO MMA -155
Rob Couillard (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Brian Householder (Team Vicious – Farwell, MI) at 3:08 of R1 by rear naked choke

LIGHTWEIGHT PRO MMA -155
Emmanuel Sanchez (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Gustavo Rodriguez (Delarosa Submission Wrestling – Machesney Park, IL) at 3:53 of R1 by KO

CO-MAIN EVENT
MIDDLEWEIGHT PRO MMA -185
Gerald Meerschaert (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Eddie Larrea (1DCC
Ho Chunk, WI) at 1:05 of R2 by arm triangle

MAIN EVENT
STRAWWEIGHT FEMALE PRO MMA -115
Raquel Magdaleno (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Amanda Lovato (Judgement MMA – Albuquerque, NM) by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-27

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ARNST/WATSON

KO OF THE NIGHT: EMMANUEL SANCHEZ

SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT: ISRAEL LOZANO

 

NAFC "UNRIVALED"
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Eagles Grand Ballroom • Milwaukee, WI USA

RESULTS


Amateur Card

BANTAMWEIGHT -135
LBS
Ode Osbourne (Waukesha MMA – Waukesha, WI) winner vs Jon Morrison (Fightprime – Madison, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

LIGHTWEIGHT -155 LBS
Matt Arnst (Gracie Veneration – Kenosha, WI) winner vs James Clark (Serrano’s Combat Academy – Milwaukee, WI) by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

FEATHERWEIGHT -145 LBS
Andrew Attebury (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs Jordan Rivera-Haasch (Off the Grid – Green Bay, WI) at 1:51 of R1 by rear naked choke

BANTAMWEIGHT -135 LBS
Ray Sanchez (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs Jon Daughtry (Bushido Sports Center – Ft. Wayne, IN) at 2:14 of R1 by rear naked choke

LIGHTWEIGHT -155 LBS
Larry Watson (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs Ben Deleon (Bushido Sports Center – Ft. Wayne, IN) at 2:42 of R3 by TKO

Professional Card

WELTERWEIGHT -170 LBS
Darin Oler (Fightprime – Madison, WI) winner vs Jake Klipp (Pura Vida BJJ – Milwaukee, WI) at 1:29 of R1 by TKO

CATCHWEIGHT 130 LBS
Elias Garcia (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs Joel Scholin (Fight Club – Waterford, MI) at 1:26 of R2 by heel hook

FEATHERWEIGHT -145 LBS
Tom Bagnasco (Team Vicious – Farwell, MI) winner vs Luis Garcia (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) at :42 of R3 by guillotine

LIGHTWEIGHT -155 LBS
Dwight Anderson (Gracie Veneration – Kenosha, WI) winner vs Nate Jennerman (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) by majority decision 29-28, 29-28, 28-28

WELTERWEIGHT -170 LBS
R’Mandel Cameron (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs Chris Hicks (1DCC- Traverse City, MI) at 2:18 of R2 by tap out due to strikes

FEATHERWEIGHT -145 LBS
Kevin Vazquez (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs Nate Coulliard (Death Row MMA – Appleton, WI) at 3:07 of R1 by rear naked choke

 

 

NAFC "BATTLE IN THE BALLROOM"
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Eagles Grand Ballroom • Milwaukee, WI USA

RESULTS

PANKRATION UNDERCARD

PANKRATION CATCHWEIGHT 65 LBS
ZANDER TOMES (WAUKESHA MMA – WAUKESHA, WI) WINNER VS ALEX MEDINA (VICTORY MARTIAL ARTS – OAK CREEK, WI) BY UNANIMOUS DECISION 29-28, 30-27, 30-27

PANKRATION LIGHTWEIGHT -155 LBS
SAM GULOTTA (EXTREME PITBULL MMA – JANESVILLE, WI) WINNER VS. JORDAN DYER (INDEPENDENT – CHICAGO, IL) BY UNANIMOUS DECISION 30-27, 30-27, 29-28

PANKRATION CATCHWEIGHT 110 LBS
TAYLOR TORREZ (ROUFUSPORT – MILWAUKEE, WI) WINNER VS EDWIN CHAVEZ (NATIONAL TEAM THUMP – BELOIT, WI) AT :27 OF R1 BY ARM BAR

PANKRATION FLYWEIGHT -125 LBS
HARRISON HOWER (WAUKESHA MMA – WAUKESHA, WI) WINNER VS ANTHANY MAYER (ROUFUSPORT – MILWAUKEE, WI) AT 1:06 OF R 2 BY TRIANGLE CHOKE

AMATEUR MMA UNDERCARD

FLYWEIGHT -125 LBS
ELIJAH CAMPBELL (ROUFUSPORT – MILWAUKEE, WI) WINNER VS JACOB RINCONES (UNDERGROUND FIGHT TEAM – NAPERVILLE, IL) AT 1:19 OF R 1 BY REAR NAKED CHOKE

BANTAMWEIGHT -135
JON MORRISON (FIGHTPRIME – MADISON, WI) WINNER VS RAY SANCHEZ (ROUFUSPORT – MILWAUKEE, WI) BY UNANIMOUS DECISION 30-27, 30-27, 29-28

LIGHTWEIGHT -155
JAMES CLARK (SERRANO’S COMBAT – MILWAUKEE, WI) WINNER VS DAN GULOTTA (EXTREME PITBULL MMA – JANESVILLE, WI) AT 1:27 OF R1 BY REFEREE STOPPAGE DUE TO STRIKES

MIDDLEWEIGHT -185
JASON PLAMANN (UNIFIED MARTIAL ARTS – FOND DU LAC, WI) WINNER VS JOE BENSON (NEUTRAL GROUND BJJ – MILWAUKEE, WI) BY UNANIMOUS DECISION 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

MAIN CARD

FLYWEIGHT -125 LBS

ELIAS GARCIA (ROUFUSPORT – MILWAUKEE, WI) WINNER VS JON MEINS (INDEPENDENT – SHEBOYGAN, WI) AT 2:08 OF R2 BY REFEREE STOPPAGE DUE TO STRIKES

WELTERWEIGHT -170 LBS
R’MANDEL CAMERON (ROUFUSPORT – MILWAUKEE, WI) WINNER VS DAMIEN CHILDRESS (SERRANO’S COMBAT – MILWAUKEE, WI) BY UNANIMOUS DECISION 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT -115 LBS
STEPHANIE ALBA (BERGER MMA – ST. LOUIS, MO) WINNER VS RAQUEL MAGDALENO (ROUFUSPORT – MILWAUKEE, WI) BY SPLIT DECISION 29-28 R, 29-28 B, 29-28 B

LIGHTWEIGHT -155 LBS
CHRISTIAN VAZQUEZ (ROUFUSPORT – MILWAUKEE, WI) WINNER VS DEREK FLOK (HIGHLAND FIGHT SYSTEMS – SHEBOYGAN, WI) AT 1:15 OF R2 BY TKO

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT -125 LBS
KALI ROBBINS (ROUFUSPORT – MILWAUKEE, WI) WINNER VS ANGIE JENNINGS (UFA/CASCOA GYM – FLINT, MI) AT 1:11 OF R1 BY ARM BAR

LIGHTWEIGHT PROFESSIONAL MMA -155 LBS
JORDAN GRIFFIN (ROUFUSPORT – MILWAUKEE, WI) WINNER VS GINO DIGIULIO (GILBERT GRAPPLING – CHICAGO, IL) BY UNANIMOUS DECISION 30-27, 29-28, 29-28

LIGHTWEIGHT PROFESSIONAL MMA -155 LBS
ROB COULLIARD (ROUFUSPORT – MILWAUKEE, WI) WINNER VS BRANDEN BELL (IRONWORKS TRAINING CENTER – LACROSSE, WI) AT 2:01 OF R1 BY ARM BAR

CATCHWEIGHT PROFESSIONAL MMA 180 LBS
ISRAEL LOZANO (ROUFUSPORT – MILWAUKEE, WI) WINNER VS DARIN OLER (FIGHTPRIME – MADISON, WI) AT 1:01 OF R1 BY REAR NAKED CHOKE

WELTERWEIGHT PROFESSIONAL MMA -170 LBS
ZAK OTTOW (PURA VIDA BJJ – MILWAUKEE, WI) WINNER VS QUINTON MCCOTTRELL (11TH DIMENSION – JOLIET, IL) AT 1:05 OF R2 BY REAR NAKED CHOKE

CO-MAIN EVENT
FEATHERWEIGHT PROFESSIONAL MMA -145 LBS
RUDDY GRAY (QC COMBAT – ROCK ISLAND, IL) WINNER VS JOSE PACHECO (SERRANO’S COMBAT – MILWAUKEE, WI) BY SPLIT DECISION 29-28B, 29-28R, 29--28B

MAIN EVENT
BANTAMWEIGHT PROFESSIONAL MMA -135 LBS
SERGIO PETTIS (ROUFUSPORT – MILWAUKEE, WI) WINNER VS JAMES PORTER (HOLLYWOOD MMA – FT. WAYNE, IN) AT 2:33 OF R1 BY KIMURA

 

PETTIS VS PORTER HEADLINES SATURDAY'S STACKED NAFC SUPERCARD

Monday, September 23, 2013 (Milwaukee, WI USA) Is there a hotter gym in MMA right now than Roufusport? Is there currently a hotter competitor in the sport than Anthony "Showtime" Pettis?

The answers to those questions are certainly debatable, but what isn't debatable is the fact that the Milwaukee-based fight team helmed by striking legend Duke Roufus is making a major impact on mixed martial arts.

Coming on the heels of Roufus protégé "Showtime" capturing the UFC Lightweight World Championship at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, this battle-tested squad is riding high.

Rick Glenn, another rising Roufusport product, recently grabbed a big win the World Series of Fighting promotion, while Mike "Biggie" Rhodes will be vying for the Resurrection Fighting Alliance Welterweight belt soon.

Roufusport is well-represented in the UFC, with Pettis, Erik Koch, Pascal Krauss, Chico Camus, and Dustin Ortiz all calling the promotion home.

And yet, while the Roufusport stable is loaded from top to bottom with predators, some on the squad have yet to break through to the mainstream consciousness. The talent is there, the ability is there, the desire is there. The time just hasn't come quite yet.

One of Roufusport's rising stars just happens to be another talented Milwaueean and the younger brother of Anthony Pettis. "The Phenom" Sergio Pettis, who recently turned 20 years old, is viewed by many in MMA as a "can't-miss" prospect with a world title in his future. A virtual clone of his older brother in both looks and fighting style, Sergio has already begun to carve out his own reputation in the fight world.

Undefeated at 8-0, Sergio recently captured his own piece of championship hardware, claiming the Resurrection Fighting Alliance Flyweight title at RFA 8 in Milwaukee June 21st. Now, he's headed back home to battle another star on the rise in 21 year-old Indianian James Porter (7-1) inside Milwaukee's historic Eagles Club Grand Ballroom at PETTIS VS PORTER-NAFC "Battle in the Ballroom" MMA.

This exciting fight event takes place on Saturday, September 28th. Featured will be two women's fights, in which Roufusport's Raquel Magdaleno and Kali Robbins will make their debuts. And Sergio Pettis will look to continue his family's dominance while taking another big step in his career.

The RFA has generously loaned "The Phenom" exclusively to the NAFC for this event, allowing him to fight once again in front of his home crowd.

Going back to the evening of UFC 164, Sergio was in his big brother's corner that night as Anthony garnered UFC gold. It was a magical night for the Roufusport team and the Pettis family.

"It was ridiculous. Honestly, I didn't see my brother submitting [Benson] Henderson, either," explains Sergio. "I expected a knockout, but he's so confident in his entire skill set. He made it look so easy...it was astonishing. It was very inspiring. He was so focused in camp, and it was awesome to see if pay off."

Having RFA gold around his waist, and then watching his brother claim a world title, Sergio is primed to prove he is a future force to be reckoned with, no matter where he fights.

"There's always pressure going back to Milwaukee to fight," Sergio says. "If I lose a fight, it could be a major setback in my career. But there's a lot of momentum right now, and my brother really inspired me in his title fight. I feel like I'm close to my brother as far as skill set goes. He's just a little bit more confident than me at this point. And now I just want to show that Sergio Pettis has his own set of skills."

With his eye towards the future, Sergio knows he must make sure he keeps his focus on what's next, and that's James Porter. Getting prepared with his Roufusport brothers-in-arms, the "Phenom" is counting on their evolving sets of skills to carry him to victory.

"We're brothers, and we're going to take each other to the top. It's amazing. We've got Duke Roufus, one of best striking coaches in the world. We’ve got Ben Askren (2008 Olympic Wrestler and current Bellator Fighting Championship Welterweight World Champion) …it’s so easy for him to put anybody on their back. Our Jiu-Jitsu is getting stronger. We’ve got black belts from Brazil, led by Daniel Wanderley and Diego Moraes. You can see that our Jiu-Jitsu is improving a lot, and everything is just coming together."

"And with this Porter fight, I want to showcase my aggressiveness. I want to come forward a lot more, as I am usually a counter-fighter. I also definitely would love to show off my Jiu-Jitsu. But no matter where the fight goes, I want to show off a well-rounded skill set."

With such a bright future ahead of him, Sergio must be feeling pressure. Does he feel a sense of responsibility to both the Roufusport brand and the Pettis name?

"There's pressure. My brother is one of the best in the world, and people are going to expect me to do a lot of the same things he's doing, including finishing fights. I want to fill that role as well. I train hard so I can finish fights like him. I want to fight my way into the UFC and get my belt...really make a statement. I live with the guy, I see how hard he trains, and I train just as hard as he does. He's very successful, so I want to be, as well. I want to take our gym and our family name as high as we possibly can."

With his eye on Porter, Sergio is ready to claim his opportunity to join his brother and teammates in the UFC very soon, as he has gained much confidence from training daily with them. It likely won't be long before we see "The Phenom" in the vaunted Octagon!

Don't miss your opportunity to see the next Roufusport great, "The Phenom" Sergio Pettis, live in action tomorrow night, Saturday, September 28th in Milwaukee.

VIP ($70) Reserved Cageside, Balcony and Stage seats, along with General Admission ($40) tickets, will be available at the door, cash only.

PETTIS VS PORTER-NAFC "Battle in the Ballroom" MMA Saturday, September 28th, Eagles Grand Ballroom, 2401 W. Wisconsin Ave. Doors and undercard 5:00 pm, main card start 7:00 pm.

Results from Knockout Kings Kickboxing
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Eagles Club Grand Ballroom • Milwaukee WI USA

UNDERCARD

JUNIOR KICKBOXING -60LBS -9 yrs.
Alex Medina (Victory Martial Arts-Oak Creek, WI) winner vs Ralphie White (Iron Fist Gym-Houghton Lake, MI) at :45 of R3 by referee stoppage due to strikes

LIGHTWEIGHT AMATEUR KICKBOXING -155
Kurt Sorenson (CFC-Winnipeg, MB Canada) winner vs Yeng Yang (Stevens Point Kickboxing-Stevens Point, WI) at 1:28 of R3 by KO

LIGHTWEIGHT AMATEUR KICKBOXING -155
Thurston Lovell (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs Justin Fox (Ind-Madison, WI) at 1:59 of R2 by referee stoppage due to strikes

JUNIOR KICKBOXING -80LBS -12 yrs.
Freddy Perez (Waukesha MMA-Waukesha, WI) winner vs Kevin Weisensel (Pura Vida-Milwaukee, WI) At :45 of R1 by KO

BANTAMWEIGHT AMATEUR KICKBOXING -135
Steven Raatz (Waukesha MMA-Waukesha, WI) winner vs Mac Cuevas (CFC-Winnipeg, MB Canada) by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-27

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT AMATEUR KICKBOXING -205
Jearl Williams (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs Jordan Seufzer (Ind.-Milwaukee, WI) at :37 of R2 by referee stoppage

MAIN CARD

HEAVYWEIGHT AMATEUR KICKBOXING -265
Phillip Latu (Assoc Martial Arts-Columbia Heights, MN) winner vs Shalen Phillips (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) by split decision 29-28 B, 29-28 B, 29-28 R

LIGHTWEIGHT AMATEUR KICKBOXING -155
Alex Bonner (CFC-Winnipeg, MB Canada) winner vs Kendrick Terry (Serrano Combat Sports-Milwaukee, WI) by unanimous decision 29-27, 29-27, 29-27

FEATHERWEIGHTAMATEUR KICKBOXING -145
Andrew Attebury (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs Scott Walenski (Stevens Point Kickboxing-Stevens Point, WI) by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-26, 30-26

LIGHTWEIGHT AMATEUR KICKBOXING -155
Miguel Romero (Roufusport-Milw, WI) winner vs Jesse Holmes (Serrano Combat Sports-Milwaukee. WI) at 1:42 of R2 by TKO

LIGHTWEIGHT AMATEUR KICKBOXING -155 FEMALE
Amanda Johnson (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs Brittany Majewski (Serrano Combat Sports-Milwaukee,WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT AMATEUR KICKBOXING -205
Gabriel Mike Sayeg (Serrano Combat Sports-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs Cody Heck (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) by split decision 30-27 R, 29-28 B, 29-28 B

FEATHERWEIGHT AMATEUR KICKBOXING -145
Bryan Bautista-Vargas (Roufusport-Milwaukee,WI) winner vs Pheng Yang (Stevens Point Kickboxing-Stevens Point, WI) by unanimous decision 29-27, 30-26, 30-26

WELTERWEIGHT AMATEUR KICKBOXING -170
Ben Cole (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs Jacob Moyle (Metz Combat Club-Manitowoc, WI) at 1:13 of R2 by TKO

FLYWEIGHT AMATEUR KICKBOXING - 125 FEMALE
Jessica Wentland (Assoc Martial Arts-Columbia Heights, MN) winner vs Jenny D’Aquisto (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

CATCHWEIGHT AMATEUR KICKBOXING 180
Jarred McQuitter (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs DC Lewis (Serrano Combat Sports-Milwaukee, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 29-28

JUNIOR KICKBOXING -95 LBS -13 YRS.
Joel Flores Jr. (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs Zach White (Iron Fist Gym-Houghton Lake, MI) at 1:31 of R1 by referee stoppage due to strikes

PROFESSIONAL KICKBOXING

FEATHERWEIGHT PROFESSIONAL KICKBOXING -145
Joe Nicols (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs John Lovejoy (Scrapyard Muay Thai-South Milwaukee, WI) at 1:51 of R1 by 3 knockdown rule

FEATHERWEIGHT PROFESSIONAL KICKBOXING - 145
David Rhoads (Dukatz Academy-West Bend, WI) winner vs Jon Daubon (Oshkosh Athletic Club-Oshkosh, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 29-28, 29-28

MAIN EVENT
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT PROFESSIONAL KICKBOXING - 205
Adam “Ares” Vanderveen (Pura Vida BJJ-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs Tim “The Arch Angel” Nixon (Team No Quit-Manistique, MI) at 1;40 of R2 by TKO

 

GO HARD OR GO HOME!!
KNOCKOUT KINGS GOES HARD WITH 22 BOUT FIGHTCARD


Wednesday, August 7, 2013 (Milwaukee, WI USA) Knockout Kings Kickboxing goes hard this Saturday night with a 22 bout fightcard inside Milwaukee's historic Eagles Club Grand Ballroom, 2401 W Wisconsin Ave. Doors 5 pm, undercard 5:45 pm, main card 7:30 pm.

Check out this super stacked lineup featuring pros, ammies, teen and youth match-ups, and you'll see why Knockout Kings brings the fury with over 5 hours of nothing but pure adrenaline pumping, stand-up fighting action.

As an added Bonus, Knockout Kings will feature a few Queens of the battlefield with TWO WOMEN'S BOUTS on the main card!!

KNOCKOUT KINGS FIGHTCARD: http://www.nafc.tv/fightcard.php

Get your advanced priced tickets ($35, $60 & $70) from any fighter on the card, at Cagetix.com, KOKings.tv, the Rave Eagles Club Box Office or at the door. Excellent VIP Reserved seats and GA tickets still available.

Don't miss Knockout Kings Kickboxing this Saturday night and guarantee yourself a great night out!

Presented by CONCEDE, Speedy Metals and Roufusport. Sponsored by Combat Corner, Curtis Ambulance, WAC-WI Athletic Club, Workout Boss, Grit Mouthguards, with a heartfelt welcome extended to new Knockout Kings Kickboxing sponsors Genesis Group Security, Kernwer Staging, Iowa Bison and Shirts & Logos.

 

PETTIS AND RHODES KO'S ROCK NAFC RFA8


Saturday, June 22, 2013 (Milwaukee, WI USA) By Mike Bohn/MMAMania.com: Resurrection Fighting Alliance's (RFA) eighth Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event is in the books as last night (June 21, 2013) the organization partnered with the North American Fighting Championship and traveled to Milwaukee, WI, for RFA 8: "Pettis vs. Pegg" inside the historic Eagles Club. Grand Ballroom.

The main event saw Sergio "The Phenom" Pettis, a top Flyweight prospect and brother of top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contender Anthony "Showtime" Pettis, make quick work of late replacement Dillard Pegg with the help of a perfect 1-2 combination that knocked Pegg out less than one minute into the first round.

Pettis won the vacant RFA Flyweight title and with a perfect 8-0 record could be UFC bound sooner than later.

The co-feature of the night featured another top prospect getting his hand raised, as Lance Palmer narrowly defeated Jared Downing by way of controversial split decision after five rounds to win the inaugural RFA Featherweight championship.

Pettis' Roufusport teammate Mike "Biggie" Rhodes also wasted no time dispatching his opponent, Benjamin Smith, getting the KO :56 seconds into their bout. It's interesting to note, both Duke Roufus trained fighters each scored their KO with solid overhand rights, a signature Roufus move during his storied Kickboxing career, and each did it in less than a minute.

Here are complete NAFC/RFA 8 Main Card Results:

Sergio Pettis def. Dillard Pegg via knockout at :51 of round one

Lance Palmer def. Jared Downing via split decision (48-46, 48-46, 46-48)

Pedro Munhoz def. Mitch Jackson via submission (guillotine) at 4:49 of round one

Mike Rhodes def. Benjamin Smith via knockout at :56 of round one

Dan Morel def. Jose Pacheco via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Zak Ottow def. Matt Gauthier via submission (arm triangle) at 3:07 of round one

Brian Householder def. Kevin Morris via TKO at :10 of round one

Derrick Mandell def. David Rhoads via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

NAFC RFA 8 Milwaukee was presented locally by CONCEDE, Speedy Metals and Roufusport MMA Academy and sponsored locally by Combat Corner, Curtis Ambulance, Elevation Training Mask, Genesis Group Security, GRIT Mouthguards, Iowa Bison, Kernwer, The Library Club, WI Athletic Club and Workout Boss.

 

NAFC "Knockout Kings" Muay Thai & Kickboxing Road To GLORY
Historic Eagles Club Grand Ballroom Results

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 (Milwaukee, WI USA) By Kyle Carroll/US Combat Sports - Saturday night, May 11th, at the historic Eagles Club Grand Ballroom in Milwaukee, North American Fighting Championships presented "Knockout Kings" Road to GLORY featuring an 8-man Lightweight Muay Thai tournament.

The undercard began at 4 p.m. and featured 17 amateur bouts. The main card started at 7:30 p.m. with a Road to GLORY reserve match in case any tournament fighter could not continue due to injury. The main card consisted of 13 bouts.

The reserved bout was between Gustavo Rodriguez and Jon Henderson. The fight entertained the crowd with the back and forth action among the fighters. Henderson worked a brutal right low leg kick that took away Rodriguez’s left leg, which ended up dropping him for an eight count. In round three at 2:20 in the round, Rodriguez got caught by a devastating left hook which put him to the canvas. The two-knockdown rules ended the match via TKO.

The next fight began the 8-man quarterfinals with the Milwaukee native Jameel Massaouh and Team USA member Michael Mananquil of San Bruno, California. Massaouh pushed forward a majority of the fight. He showed no respect for Mananquil’s talent as he poured his heart in to the fight. Mananquil put together strong combinations. He landed several nasty head kicks, which many times were followed by powerful shots to the body. The fight was full of action forcing the judges to a split decision score of 29-28, 29-28, and 28-29 in favor of Mananquil.

Muhsin Corbbrey from Tulsa, Oklahoma battled Dustin Johnson of Baton Rouge, LA. The two fought a tough fight with loads of combinations being tossed back and forth. Corbbrey earned a knock down in the second round. Their relentless action preceded all three rounds. It went to the judge’s score cards ending in a unanimous decision 30-26, 29-27, and 29-27 in favor of Corbbrey.

Ben Yelle fought Jose Palacios in a quarterfinal bout. Palacios owned Yelle with strikes and kicks to the head and body. He used brilliant sweeps anytime his opponent tried to clinch. Palacios won by unanimous decision by a score all three judges agreed on of 30-27.

Troy Sheridan took on Cyrus Washington in the quarterfinals. Washington entered with an impressive record of 53-21, 48 of which came way of knockout. Sheridan, the Ontario, Canada native showed no respect for his experience and applied impressive pressure during the fight. He began landing clean shots on the chin of Washington. His clean technique picked Washington apart through all three rounds as he went on his way to earn a unanimous decision of 30-27 on all three judges scorecards.

SEMI-FINALS
Corbbrey battled Mananquil in the semi-finals. The fight was an exciting one that had the crowd cheering for nearly three full rounds. The Team USA member Mananquil got the better of the Tulsa, Oklahoma native Corbbrey. Mananquil caught Corbbrey with a nasty right head kick dropping him to the ground. The referee gave him an eight count and called the fight after he was unable to keep his legs under him. Mananquil’s Knockout came at 3:46 of round three.

Sheridan over took Palacios in the second round as he landed a flush left hook that Palacios compass away. The Canadian’s pressure and timing was relentless for the remainder of the bout. His reach covered an impressive amount of ground, giving his opponent zero chance to recover. The fight ended up in the judges hands who gave a unanimous decision in favor of Sheridan by a score of 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.

FINALS
After an epic battle between two exciting warriors in the finals, Mananquil edged out Sheridan. Sheridan continued to use his left hook and brutal uppercuts. Mananquil poured on the front kick, and kick combos. The final round was a pure round of solid fighting. The winner received a $20,000.00 check and a contract with Road To GLORY. The runner-up Sheridan received an $8,000.00 check.

NAFC "Knockout Kings" ROAD TO GLORY was presented by CONCEDE, Speedy Metals and Roufusport MMA Academy and sponsored by Brewski's Sports Club, Combat Corner, Curtis Ambulance, Elevation Training Mask,ExpressMilwaukee.com, FM 102.1, Genesis Group Security, Grit Mouthguards, Kernwer, On The Border, Shepherd Express, WCGV My24 Milwaukee, WSSP Sports Radio 1250 AM, WI Athletic Club and Workout Boss.

NAFC "Knockout Kings" Road to GLORY Results:

JUNIOR PAPERWEIGHT MUAY THAI -90
Freddy Perez (Waukesha MMA – Waukesha, WI) winner vs. Isaiah Flores (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) at 1:24 of R1 by TKO

JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHT MUAY THAI -145
Shawn Garrett (Roufusport – Milwaukee,WI) winner vs. Pedro Gonzalez (Team Farnam – Kenosha, WI) at 1:50 of R1 by TKO

BANTAMWEIGHT MUAY THAI -135
Jon Morrison (Prime Time Training Center – Madison, WI) winner vs. Ariel Syuhadayana (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) by unanimous decision 29-26, 29-26, 29-28

LIGHTWEIGHT MUAY THAI -155
Miguel Romero (Roufusport- Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Levi Wampler at :15 of R1 by Dr. stoppage – TKO

HEAVYWEIGHT MUAY THAI -215
Mike Hoffman (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Terrence Chapman (Waukesha MMA –
Waukesha,WI) by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-27

BANTAMWEIGHT MUAY THAI -135
Kyles Vang (Ind. – Appleton, WI) winner vs. Andrew Attebury (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI.) majority draw 28-28, 28-28, 29-27

LIGHTWEIGHT -155
Nate Jennerman (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Dillon Schutz (Damage Inc. – Lodi, WI) at :50 of R2 by KO

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT MUAY THAI -205
Jearl Williams (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Estevan Laraa (National Karate – New Berlin, WI) at :48 of R2 by Dr. stoppage TKO

WELTERWEIGHT MUAY THAI -170
Ben Cole (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Dallas Webb at 1:08 of R2 by TKO

LIGHTWEIGHT MUAY THAI -155
Jon Daubons (Oshkosh Athletic Club – Oshkosh, WI) winner vs. Jesset Campos (Yamatah Muay Thai – Milwaukee, WI) by split decision 29-28B, 29-28B, 29-28R

LIGHTWEIGHT MUAY THAI -155
Matt Tipton (Delarosa Submission Academy – Rockford, IL) winner vs. Kevin Vazquez (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) by split decision 29-28R, 29-28B, 29-28B

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT MUAY THAI -205
Troy Paul (Waukesha MMA – Waukesha, WI) winner vs. Roby Luckett (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI)
at :52 of R1 due to eye injury – Dr. stoppage TKO

LIGHTWEIGHT MUAY THAI -155
Herman Von Schemling (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Terrence Marquardt (Rising Son MMA – Wausau, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 29-28, 29-28

SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT MUAY THAI +230
Ro Swain (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Mick Escamea (Raw MMA – Oneida, WI) at 1:59 of R1 by TKO

LIGHTWEIGHT MUAY THAI -155
Jesse Holmes (Serrano Combat Academy – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Larry Watson (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) at 1:51 of R2 by TKO

JUNIOR CATCHWEIGHT 120
Wolfie Steel (Jorge Gurgel Gym – Cinncinnati, Ohio) winner vs. Angel Arteaga (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-26, 30-27

JUNIOR PAPERWEIGHT -90
Joeito Flores (Roufusport – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Rocky Steel (Jorge Gurgel Gym – Cinncinnati, OH) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

PRO CARD
LIGHTWEIGHT KICKBOXING -155
Benni Izairi (Yamatah Muay Thai – Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Dwight Anderson (Gracie Barra – Kenosha, WI) at :21 of R1 by KO

BANTAMWEIGHT MUAY THAI -135
Ryan Mendez (Waukesha MMA – Waukesha, WI) winner vs. Tieng Phetvixay (Yamatah Muay Thai – Milwaukee, WI) by split decision 29-28 B, 29-28 B, 29-28 R

HEAVYWEIGHT MUAY THAI -265
JR Briones (Waukesha MMA – Waukesha, WI) winner vs. Demian Decorah (Chosen Few – Madison, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 29-28, 29-28

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT MUAY THAI -205
Bryce Franck (Roufusport – Rockford, IL) winner vs. Tim Nixon (Team No Quit – Manistique, MI) at 1:38 of R2 by TKO

LIGHTWEIGHT MUAY THAI-155
Landon Simmons (Cooper’s Gym – Detroit, MI) winner vs. Tom Grimmer (Roufusport- Milwaukee, WI) beginning of R2 – unable to answer the bell

ROAD TO GLORY 70KG/154 LB. TOURNAMENT
RESERVE BOUT
Jon Henderson (Manitoba, Canada) winner vs. Gustavo Rodriguez (Rockford, IL) at 2:20 of R3 due to 2 knockdown rule.

QUARTER-FINALS
Michael Mananquil (San Bruno, CA) winner vs. Jameel Massouh (Milwaukee, WI) by split decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 B

Muhsin Corbbrey (Tulsa, OK) winner vs. Dustin Johnson (Baton Rouge, LA) by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-27, 30-27

Jose Palacios (Fremont, CA) winner vs. Ben Yelle (Marquette, MI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Troy Sheridan (Ontario, Canada) winner vs. Cyrus Washington (Saginaw, MI) by unanimous decision 30- 27, 30-27, 30-27

SEMI-FINAL BOUTS
Michael Mananquil (San Bruno, CA) winner vs. Muhsin Corbbrey (Tulsa, OK) at :46 of R3 by KO

Troy Sheridan (Ontario, Canada) winner vs. Jose Palacios (Fremont,CA) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30- 27, 29-28

ROAD TO GLORY MILWAUKEE FINAL
Michael Mananquil (San Bruno, CA) winner vs. Troy Sheridan (Ontario, Canada) by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28



RESULTS
NAFC "BATTLEGROUND"
MARCH 29, 2013
POTAWATOMI BINGO CASINO, MILWAUKEE, WI USA


AMATEUR FEATHERWEIGHT –145
Jesse Fisher (Neutral Ground BJJ-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Joe Miller (Serrano’s Combat Academy-Milwaukee,WI) at 1:48 of R2 by TKO

LIGHTWEIGHT PRO -155
Dwight Anderson (Gracie Barra-Kenosha, WI) winner vs. Bill Finn (Sharkbite MMA-Edgerton, WI) at 4:59 of R2 by rear naked choke

PRO BANTAMWEIGHT -135
James Barber (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Joel Chapman (Little Juggernaut Gym-Muskegon, MI) at 3:17 of R1 by rear naked choke

PRO BANTAMWEIGHT -135
Derrick Mandell (Stars and Strikes-Inkster, MI) winner vs. Ryan Mendez (Waukesha MMA-Waukesha,WI) by split decision 28-29 R, 29-28 B, 30-27 B

PRO CATCHWEIGHT 180
Zak Ottow (Pura Vida BJJ-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Ricky Stettner (Gracie Barra BJJ-Kenosha, WI) at 2:27 of R2 by knee choke

PRO HEAVYWEIGHT -265
Corey Anderson (Kennel Fight Club/Roufusport-Lincoln, IL) winner vs. JR Briones (Waukesha MMA-Waukesha, WI)at 3:01 of R1 by TKO

PRO BANTAMWEIGHT -135
Tony Zielinski (Team Vicious-Farwell, MI) winner vs. Joao Bosco (Prime Time Training Center-Madison, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 29-28, 29-28

PRO FEATHERWEIGHT – 145
Jose Pacheco (Serrano’s Combat Academy-Milwaukee,WI) winner vs. Morgan Sickenger (Unified Martial Arts-Fond du Lac, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 29-28, 29-28

PRO CATCHWEIGHT 130
Sergio Pettis (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Josh Robinson (EVA,TGA, MIS-Toledo, OH) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

 

 

RISING PHENOM SERGIO PETTIS RETURNS TO HIS ROOTS
IN MAIN EVENT AT NAFC “BATTLEGROUND”


Monday, March 18, 2013 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA): The North American Fighting Championship (NAFC) today announced a new main event for its electrifying fight event, “Battleground,” which takes place Friday, March 29, 2013 inside the newly remodeled Potawatomi Bingo Casino-Expo Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Originally, the main event was to feature UFC veteran Marcus LeVesseur, who unfortunately suffered an injury in training and had to withdraw.

Replacing LeVesseur will be Roufusport's Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis, brother of UFC star Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. The homegrown rising star was scheduled to face Matt Manzanares in the RFA on March 22nd, but Manzanares was forced out with an injury, leaving Pettis without an opponent. The RFA was gracious enough to allow “The Phenom” to return home to Milwaukee for this bout in the NAFC, where he will take on experienced striker Josh Robinson.

Doors open at 7:00 pm, with the undercard for “Battleground” starting shortly thereafter, the main card begins at 8:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, in-person at Potawatomi Bingo Casino's Northern Lights Theater Box Office, and at the door the night of the event. Tickets are $100 VIP Cageside ($110 door), $60 Floor Reserved ($70 door), and $35 Bleacher General Admission ($40 door). For more information, please visit http://nafc.tv/ticketing.php.

“We are extremely grateful to Ed Soares and the RFA for allowing Sergio to step up and take the main event slot on our NAFC card in his own hometown,” said NAFC partner and promoter Scott Joffe. “Sergio is a great, up-and-coming young fighter, and his many fans in Milwaukee love watching him compete. He’s definitely got a tough battle on his hands with Josh Robinson, and I expect nothing but non-stop fireworks between the two!”

A solid kickboxer with a developing ground game, the 19 year-old Pettis (6-0) has experienced a fast start to his career, winning all six of his professional MMA fights. He’s won two fights by TKO, two by submission and two by decision, giving him a good amount of well-rounded experience at such a young age. Now, he’ll put his undefeated record on the line against Robinson, who beat "The Phenom's" teammate Dustin Ortiz by split-decision last year in the NAFC.

“I'm extremely grateful the RFA has given me an opportunity to fight outside of the organization,” explained Pettis. “I trained really hard for Matt Manzanares and cut a lot of weight, but, unfortunately, he got injured. So this was a blessing to get a fight in my hometown once again. Thank you, RFA!”

Regarding Robinson, Pettis said, “I saw him fight my teammate Dustin. He is very active and explosive…it'll be an interesting fight. I'm excited to showcase my skills in front of my hometown once again, and Robinson better be ready, because I’m bringing my A game. And to the fans…they can expect to see greatness on the 29th.”

Josh “Shortstack” Robinson (7-6) is a tough-as-nails scrapper who has already made a name for himself in Wisconsin for his victory over Ortiz. He now has the opportunity to really make a splash in the MMA world with his bout against Sergio Pettis and he feels more than ready.

“To me, the name Pettis is only the name of the guy in front of me,” stated Robinson. “His last name doesn't make him any better a fighter than my name makes me. It’s just that: a name he happens to share with his family. I have already shown the Wisconsin fans that I have world class standup, and we all know Sergio does too. But I'm coming in a new fighter, a new person, and a new man. I have tons of respect for Sergio, but also feel he had never faced an opponent like me. I'm not afraid of a name or a gym.”

To Sergio, Josh has a message: “My message to him is this: good luck, Sergio. No disrespect, but I have to end this fight with a statement. I have had a bad couple fights in a row, and that madness has made me more dangerous than an undefeated fighter. See you on the 29th!”

 

NAFC "SUPER BRAWL"
Presented by
Pabst Blue Ribbon, Brewski's, Speedy Metals & Combat Corner
Powered by CONCEDE
February 9, 2013
WI Stare Fair-Products Pavilion

PANKRATION UNDERCARD


FLYWEIGHT -125
Joel Benson (Neutral Ground North-Grafton, WI) winner vs. Wolfie Steel (Jorge Gurgel Gym-Cincinnati, Ohio) by split decision 30-27 R, 29-28 R, 29-28 B

FEATHERWEIGHT -145
Jesse Fisher (Neutral Ground North-Grafton, WI) winner vs. Roy Scott (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

CATCHWEIGHT 195
Tim Hiley (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Bobby Bernicky (Waukesha MMA-Waukesha, WI) at 1:50 of R2 by triangle choke

CATCHWEIGHT 220
Roby Luckett (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Terrance Chapman (Waukesha MMA-Waukesha, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 29-28

CATCHWEIGHT 100
Taylor Torrez (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Rocky Steel (Jorge Gurgel Gym-Cincinnati, Ohio) at 1:23 of R2 by rear naked choke

FEATHERWEIGHT -145
Kylie Mergner (Waukesha MMA-Waukesha, WI) winner vs. Megan Paradise (Gracie Barra-Kenosha, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

MMA CARD

LIGHTWEIGHT -145
Jonas Flok (Highland Fight Systems-Sheboygan, WI) winner vs. Matt Waters (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 29-28

MIDDLEWEIGHT -185
Jason Plamann (Fox Valley Grappling-Appleton, WI) winner vs. Jan Snajdr (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) at 2:13 of R1 by guillotine choke

BANTAMWEIGHT -135
Keith Burks (Ind.-Green Bay, WI) winner vs. Martice Scales (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) by split decision 29-28, 29-28 B, 29-28 B

FEATHERWEIGHT-145
Isaac Di Bondenlos (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Tyler Vance (The Blast-Madison, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

FEATHERWEIGHT-145
Aaron Drouse (Unified Martial Arts-Fond du Lac, WI) winner vs. Jon Brown (Ind.-Milwaukee, WI) at 2:02 of R2 by KO

CATCHWEIGHT 195
Jearl Williams (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Justin Womack (The Blast-Madison, WI) by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

CATCHWEIGHT 150
Elijah Phillips (Third Heaven MMA-Beaver Dam, WI) winner vs. Omar Romero (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 29-28, 29-28

BANTAMWEIGHT -135
Chad Brito (Fox Valley Grappling-Appleton, WI) winner vs. Charles Johnson (Waukesha MMA-Waukesha, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 29-28

LIGHTWEIGHT -155
Derek Flok (Team DoCo-West Jacksonport, WI) winner Nate Jennerman (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) by split decision 29-28 B, 29-28 B, 29-28 R

BANTAMWEIGHT -135
Alex Figueroa (The Blast-Madison, WI) winner vs. Ray Sanchez (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-26, 30-27

CATCHWEIGHT 165
Doug Deback (Red Schafer MMA-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Matt Eisenzimmer (Serrano’s Combat Academy-Milwaukee, WI) at 2:34 of R1 by TKO-referee stoppage due to strikes

LIGHTWEIGHT -155
Kevin Vazquez (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Edgar Jasso (Gracie Barra-Kenosha, WI) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 29-28

WELTERWEIGHT -170
R’Mandel Cameron (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Tyler Sailo (Teck’s Martial Arts-Green Bay, WI) at 1:51 of R1 by TKO referee stoppage due to strikes

WELTERWEIGHT -170
Christian Vazquez (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Joe Benson (Neutral Ground-Milwaukee, WI) by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-26, 30-27

LIGHTWEIGHT -155
Larry Watson (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Jason Umberham (Ind.-Green Bay, WI) at :48 of R1 by referee stoppage due to strikes

NAFC BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP -135
Eric Shelton (Miletich Fighting System-Davenport, IA) winner vs. Andrew “Grunt” Attebury (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) at :58 of R3 by rear naked choke

NAFC WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP -170
Craig Eckleberg (Roufusport-Milwaukee, WI) winner vs. Jake Klipp (Pura Vida BJJ-Milwaukee, WI) by unanimous decision 50-45, 50-45, 50-45

 
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