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Friday, August 28, 2009

ASC New Launching Pad For MMA Fighters

Source - Full Court Press:

Kattar-Montanez Headlines Icenter in Salem, New Hampshire

SALEM, New Hampshire (August 28, 2009) – American Steel Cagefighting (ASC) was established to entertain New England fight fans as well as to provide a stage where mixed martial arts fighters can be scouted by world-class promoters.

ASC’s marketing ability has already paid dividends for one fighter, Kevin “Shaman” Jordan, who was so impressive in ASC’s first show this past July 31, he has been signed to fight Ray “Sugarfoot” Sefo on the September 25th Strikeforce Challengers show in Tulsa.

“We’re excited that our first fight helped Kevin Jordan land a spot on that show,” ASC president Sal LoNano said. “We want to give local fans an entertaining product and also provide our fighters with an opportunity to be noticed and move on and up to UFC and Strikeforce. We’re hoping that fighters on our September 11th show like Calvin Kattar, Mike Geurin, Bellaton Frederic, ‘Tyson’ or any of the other fighters on our show will be discovered. That’s our goal.”

ASC presents, in association with the Icenter and Bellabance Beverage of Nashua (NH), presents its second mixed martial arts show, featuring a pair of NABC MMA East Coast Championship fights, at the Icenter in Salem, New Hampshire.

Mehtuen (MA) prospect Calvin “The Boston Finisher” Kattar (7-1-0) battles Andrew “New York State of Mind” Montanez for the vacant NABC MMA East Coast lightweight title (155 lbs.) in the 5-round main event.

The 5-round co-main event is matches a pair of unbeaten, power-punching fighters, Mike Geurin (5-0-0) and Bellaton Frederic (7-2-0), for the vacant NABC MMA East Coast middleweight crown.

In his pro debut, hometown favorite Tyson “Psycho” Akl, fighting out of Salem (NH), faces middleweight Collin Schrader (1-0-0), while popular welterweight Doug “Flash” Gordon (10-7-0), winner of ASC’s main event fight July 31st at the Icenter, returns to fight Eric Henry (8-6-0) in the cage.

Also scheduled to fight on the ASC card is pro debuting fighters, Methuen middleweight James Quinlin vs. Fabrio Terra, featherweight Lamont Lister (6-8-0) vs. Jorge Bezerra (2-1-0), featherweight Kenny Foster (2-1-0) vs. Jose Adrianno (2-1-0).

Three amateur matches are also on tap: light heavyweight Neil Woodworth (1-0-0) vs. Eric Johnson (1-0-0), debuting featherweight John Fiore vs. Jason Earl (0-1-0), and John Dellano (1-0-0) vs. debuting Ben Martignetto at 165-pound catchweight.

All fights and fighters are subject to change. Doors open at 6 PM, first fight at 8 PM.

Tickets, priced at $30.00, $50.00, $60.00, $75.00, and $100.00, are available to purchase at the Icenter in Salem, New Hampshire (603.893.4448/info@the-icenter.com).

American Steel Cagefighting

ASC is owned and operated by Sal LoNano, former professional boxing promoter and manager whose S & L Boxing guided the careers of world-class professional boxers “Irish” Micky Ward and Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, former world light welterweight champion. Gary Marino is the ASC matchmaker, while Bob Moglia serves as its Director of Business Development.