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Three Is Not A Crowd For Manchester MMA Fighters

Source - Full Court Press:

Lamotte-Gordon headline July 31 ASC debut show at Icenter in Salem, New Hampshire

SALEM, New Hampshire (July 20, 2009) – Manchester mixed martial arts fighters Nate “The Future” Lamotte, Ryan “The Lion” Schieding and Adam “Lonewolf” McQuaid really have each other’s backs.

All three will be in action July 31 on American Steel Cagefighting’s (ASC) inaugural show at the Icenter in Salem, New Hampshire. Lamotte (10-4-0) headlines against dangerous Doug “Flash” Gordon (9-7-0) in the main event, while Schieding (3-1-0) meets Carlos Nieves (3-6-0), and McQuaid will make his pro debut against Brian DeMuro (4-6-0).

The Manchester trio of fighters has so much going on together that there’s enough of a storyline for a legitimate television reality show. In addition to all three fighting in the welterweight division and being the same height, they’re also roommates in Manchester, wrestled in Manchester-area high schools at the same time, train at Team Burgess in Manchester, and each is 25 years old (within a month of each other’s birthdays). They will also be working each other’s corners July 31st.

“We’re mirror images of each other,” Lamotte explained. “We all love it. The best thing is fighting on the same card with my two roommates and best friends. We grew-up together. Ryan was co-captain with me in high school (Manchester Memorial) and Adam went to West Manchester. We train and cut weight together. I’m co-owner of Team Burgess (MMA studio). Sometimes it gets a little goofy when we’re losing weight, so we just go over there to train, even if it’s at 1 in the morning. And we always have somebody to run with. I’ll be right in the corner for Ryan and Adam. I can’t help it; I have to be there. They’ll be in my corner, too.”

Undefeated New York lightweight Pat Audinwood (7-0-0) takes on former Cage Fury Fighting champion, “Mr. Big” Al Buck (6-7-0), in the co-main event.

In The “Super Fight,” Patrick Smith (16-13-0) -- UFC1 pioneer – fights in New England for the first time against fellow UFC veteran, super heavyweight Kevin “The Shamnan” Jordan (11-8-0).

Also scheduled to fight on the exciting ASC undercard is middleweight Lamont “The Philly Bad Ass” Lister (6-7-0) vs. Randy “The Savage” Rowe (2-6-0), Worcester featherweight Evan Parker (1-0-0) vs. Matt McCusker (0-2), lightweight Kenny Foster (1-0-0) vs. Joe “The Boneyard Pitbull” Dechaves (3-1-0); lightweight Brian “The Butcher” Danner (1-1-0) vs. Chris Foster (3-0-0), and Al Germain Sterling faces Ibrahiem Tody, of Allston (MA), in a 145-pound amateur match.

All pro fights are scheduled for three, three-minute rounds; fighters and fights are subject to change. Tickets, priced at $50.00, $75.00, and $100.00, are available to purchase at Stateline Ticket Agency in Salem (NH) and all Two Guys Smoke Shop stores in Salem, Nashua and Seabrook (NH), as well as by calling toll free 888.224.4272 or going on line to www.AmericanSteelCagefighting.com.

Doors open at 6 PM, first fight at 8 PM. Go to www.AmericanSteelCagefighting.com for additional information.

American Steel Cage Fighting

ASC is co-owned by David Garofalo and Sal LoNano. Garofalo is the proprietor of Two Guys Smoke Shop, in Salem (NH), one of the world’s highest volume independently owned cigar retailer. LoNano, who managed professional boxers “Irish” Micky Ward and former world light welterweight champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, owns S & L Boxing, which has promoted numerous nationally televised pro boxing shows. Gary Marino is the ASC matchmaker.