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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cage Combat Fighting Championships Presents Mayhem In Santa Rosa

Courtesy of Cage Combat Fighting Championships:

After a sold out event in February, Cage Combat Fighting Championship (CCFC) returns on Saturday May 17th at the Grace Pavilion in Santa Rosa, CA. with Mayhem. Twelve scheduled fights including 3 title fights will be showcased that night.

The main event will feature a heavyweight title fight with the newly crowned champion Rick “The Savage” Cheek (4-1) taking on Buddy Roberts (4-1) out of Ken Shamrock’s Lion’s Den. Cheek captured the title by knocking out Richard Blake, which was the 1st time Blake had been knocked out. “This is going to be a war between to two knockout artists, don’t blink or leave your seat. This one won’t go the distance, I guarantee it,” says Todd Middendorp, Co-Owner and Matchmaker for CCFC. “Roberts was suppose to fight Cheek for the belt last time, but had to pullout due to illness. So we decided to give him the opportunity again to face Cheek for the belt. He accepted without hesitation” added Middendorp. Look for fireworks to go off in this main event as each has the capability to KO their opponent at any moment.

Middleweight Champion David Mitchell (6-0) makes the first defense of his title in front of his hometown against Sacramento’s Jeff Morris (5-4). Mitchell one the belt at CCFC 4 Meltdown with a unanimous decision, but has since been sidelined by injuries. “Mitchell was suppose to defend his belt at the last show, but had minor knee surgery back in the beginning of December that sidelined him for a while,” says CCFC’s Middendorp. “He faces a tough challenge in Morris. Morris’s record is deceiving; one may look at his record with 4 losses and think Mitchell is being given an easy title defense.” Not so says Middendorp, “All of Morris’s losses have been in title fights or against number one contenders” With Morris’s KO power look for Mitchell to bring this fight to the ground where he can put his Gracie Jiu-Jitsu skills to work.

In what has all the makings of fight of the night, undefeated Welterweight Champion James Terry (5-0) from Cung Le’s Team USH makes his first title defense against Jeremiah Metcalf (7-4) from Team Voodoo. At CCFC 6 Annihilation Metcalf had the KO of the night against Josh McDonald who had never been knocked out in any of his fights. “Metcalf is someone my brother and I had been trying to sign for a while. I have followed his career since the beginning. He’s always been willing to fight the best at any moment. He was a champion in another organization and basically got his belt screwed away from him. We jumped at the opportunity to bring this talented fighter into our organization to provide our fans with a great title fight,” Middendorp added. “Terry is going to have his hands full in his first title defense, but so far in his career he has always come through every challenge. He is trained by a champion in Cung Le, so he knows what it takes to rise above and win” With a rich talent pool in Cage Combat’s Welterweight division, look for tough title defenses for whoever comes out on top that night.

Also scheduled to appear at Mayhem; undefeated fighters Danny Castillo (4-0) from Uriah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness, KY Hollenbeck (1-0) out of World Team USA, and Heavyweight fighter JC Cearley (3-0) from Shingu Academy will be tested that night. You will not want to miss Mayhem on Saturday May 17th at the Grace Pavilion in Santa Rosa CA, doors open at 5:30pm the first fight at 7pm. Tickets are priced as low as $50 and can be purchased at all TicketMaster locations or at www.TicketMaster.com. For more information visit www.CageCombatFighting.com.