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World Championship Fighting Announces Autograph Session Including A Star Studded Lineup Of UFC & Pride Fighting Veterans

Courtesy of World Championship Fighting:

World Championship Fighting is proud to announce a once in a lifetime opportunity for Mixed Martial Arts fans in the Boston area! As a thank you to all of our World Championship Fighting fans, we will be conducting a special autograph session to take place just before the start of our February 8th fight card. Fans with tickets for the night's action will have access to a special autograph session including the following UFC and Pride Fighting Veterans: Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis; Kenny "KenFlo" Florian; Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera; Alex "The Assassin" Karalexis; Sean "The Gladiator" Gannon; Tamden "The Barn Cat" McCrory and Murilo "Ninja" Rua.

UFC Fighters Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis and Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera are coming fresh off of wins from last Saturday's UFC 80 Rapid Fire event in Newcastle England. Davis finished his opponent Jess Liaudin by knockout at 1:04 of the very first round. For Davis, the win marks his sixth UFC win in a row and his 11th straight win overall. With his win Davis puts himself in line for a shot against a top five welterweight contender and a possible title shot.

Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera scored a huge win over the highly touted Kendall Grove in a UFC Middleweight match-up. Rivera landed a punch early which hurt Grove and Rivera wasted no time in pouncing on his opponent en route to a devastating knockout at 1:20 of the very first round. With his win Rivera puts himself into the Middleweight title contention picture.

Local UFC Fighter and Lightweight contender Kenny "KenFlo" Florian will also be signing autographs on February 8th at the Shriners Auditorium. Florian is currently preparing for a fight with fellow local UFC fighter Joe Lauzon. Also participating in the autograph session is Boston's own UFC and WEC fighter Alex "The Assassin" Karalexis, UFC Fighter Tamden "The Barn Cat" McCrory, Pride Fighting veteran Murilo "Ninja" Rua and Internet legend Sean "The Gladiator" Gannon, the man who defeated street fighting icon Kimbo Slice.

Never before have so many local UFC Fighters come together in Massachusetts for such a fan interactive event. Don't miss your chance to take part in this huge event. Only ticket holding fans will be allowed access to the autograph session, so get your tickets now before we are completely sold out! For tickets visit www.WCFighting.com. Please spread the word to your fellow fight fans by forwarding this message! See you at the fights!!!

Catch the action live Friday, February 8, 2008 at the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Mass.

Featured fights include:

Dan Lauzon vs. Andrew Calandrelli
Nuri Shakir vs. Travis Lerchen
Dan Bonnell vs. Mark Giove
Luke Czekalski vs. Larry Kerrigan
Kenny Stone vs. Leonardo Rodrigues
Reid Homer vs. Ryan Hackney
Jon Bermudez vs. Aaron Chidester
Justin Homsey vs. John Franchi
Jamie Campbell vs. Robbie Roberts
Jesse Peterson vs. Leigh MacNeil
John Benoit vs. Justin Hammerstrom
Jonathan Sola vs. Greg Croteau

*Fight card subject to change.*

Visit WCFighting.com for more.

WHERE: Aleppo Shriners Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887

WHEN: Friday, February 8, 2008.

Special Guests expected in Attendance: UFC President: Dana White, UFC Fighters: Marcus "The Irish Handgrenade" Davis; Kenny "KenFlo" Florian; Sean "The Gladiator" Gannon; Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera; Alex "The Assassin" Karalexis; Tamden "The Barn Cat" McCrory; Pride Fighting Veteran Murilo "Ninja" Rua; Muay Thai Coach Mark DellaGrotte "The Ultimate Fighter 4"; Boxing Coach Peter Welsh "The Ultimate Fighter 2."

Ticket Prices: $40, $45, $65, $100, $250