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Saturday, June 21, 2008

World Championship Fighting 3 Provides Another Knockout Show

Courtesy of World Championship Fighting:

Boston, MA - Fans once again packed the Shriners Auditorium Friday night for the third installment of World Championship Fighting. The night was filled with action packed fights from start to finish and a special autograph session with UFC Fighters: Marcus "the Irish Hand Grenade" Davis, Kenny "KenFlo" Florian, Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera, Joe "J-Lau" Lauzon, and Internet Legend Sean "The Gladiator" Gannon the only man to beat Kimbo Slice. The night's action included UFC veteran Dan "The Upgrade" Lauzon and Brendan Hoxie engaging in a battle that continuously saw Lauzon get the better of the exchanges. Not one for backing down, Hoxie displayed incredible resiliency and was able to endure the punishment being dished out by Lauzon. Lauzon was able to finish the fight late in the second round by TKO improving his record to 10-2 and extending his win streak to six straight.

In the night's other featured bout, local favorites Mike Campbell and Rich Moskowitz faced each other in one of the longest and most electric stare-downs with both fighters motioning to the crowd and jawing at each other. At one point Rich Moskowitz removed his mouthpiece to exchange some words with Campbell before the bout started. The fight began with both fighters coming out looking to impose their will, with Campbell getting the better of the Moskowitz on his feet. Campbell then landed a crushing right hand that floored Moskowitz and allowed Campbell the opportunity to close in and land punches from the top until the referee jumped in to stop the fight.

World Championship Fighting promoter Joe Cavallaro said about the event, "We are so excited to see the overwhelming support from our fans. We couldn't be any happier with the crowds we see here every single show and with the amazing fights we're treated to each time out. It's really a thrill for us to bring this action to the fans here in Massachusetts." The event drew between 3,000 and 3,400 fans and once again had the fans talking about the fights all the way out to the parking lots. As a testiment to the excitement being generated by World Championship Fighting, the event was covered by a trio of major media outlets including ESPN, NBCSports.com, and HDNet. This marks the first time a local New England MMA promotion has been covered by such a prestigious group of media. In addition to media coverage, WBCN The Rock of Boston was on hand with the WBCN street team to support World Championship Fighting. WCF and WBCN announced a partnership between the two companies earlier this month. World Championship Fighting would like to thank all of fighters, fans, media and its great sponsors for making the event such an overwhelming success. Mark your calendars now for our upcoming event on September 19th!

We'll see you at the fights!

Official Results:
Dan Bonnell def Barrington Douse via Decision Rd 2
John Benoit def Travis Lerchen via Split Decision Rd 3
Ken Stone def Ethan Kean via TKO Rd 1
Dan O'Keefe def Garth Krane via TKO
Jon Jones def Parker Porter via KO Rd 1
Jim Bermudez def Chris Grandmaison via Armbar Submission
Mike Campbell def Rich Moskowitz via TKO Rd 1
Dan Lauzon def Brendan Hoxie via TKO Rd 2