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Thursday, October 8, 2009


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Kansas City, Kansas - Last Friday, Titan Entertainment's Combat Sports Championships (www.CombatSC.com), presented by ChokeOutPoker.net, launched a successful maiden voyage at the historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS. The live audience in attendance cheered non-stop for the action-packed nine bout card.

One of the special guests attending the event was a camera crew from HDNet's nationally televised weekly mixed martial arts show, Inside MMA. For those who missed the inaugural Combat Sports Championships' event this past Friday, you will be able to watch exclusive video highlights during Friday's (Oct. 9) edition of Inside MMA on HDNet (www.HDNetFights.com) at 9 p.m. ET.

The HDNet cameras were on hand to document closely contested decisions between WEC veteran Brendan Seguin and former M-1 Global fighter Bobby Voelker as well as 14-1 blue chip prospect Eric Marriott vs. UFC veteran Ryan "Are You Ready?" Roberts.

The Voelker vs. Seguin and Marriott vs. Roberts matchups served as the night's co-main events, however, the stacked card also featured a cavalcade of up-and-coming MMA prospects such as Miletich Fighting Systems product Ramiro "Junior" Hernandez, MMA flyweight Tuan "Kid Thunder" Pham, and jiu-jitsu ace Joe "The Nose" Wilk.

Hernandez, a veteran of the Adrenaline MMA promotion, challenged undefeated featherweight Brian Davidson, who entered the contest with a 4-0 record. After a fast start by Davidson, Hernandez pulled off a dramatic comeback in one of the top fights of the night.

Pham, also a veteran of Adrenaline MMA, re-booted his quest for a shot at the WEC's rumored 125 lbs. weight class taking on wrestling standout Nate Williams of Iowa. Pham, a former WKA Amateur Muay Thai Champion known for his dynamite striking skills, surprised the audience with some slick ground work.

Wilk, fighting out of Manhattan, Kansas, took on local favorite Deryck Ripley in a match that ended in quick and sudden fashion. The fight ended so quick that Wilk's much-talked about entrance actually lasted longer than the fight itself.

The debut event for the Combat Sports Championships also featured rising bantamweight prospect Chad Vandenberg, 5-1. Vandenberg entered his fight vs. Shad Lankford as a heavy favorite but the overlooked Lankford turned in the performance of his life and stood toe-to-toe with the highly-touted young star.

For more information on the Combat Sports Championships, including updates on its next event, make sure to check www.CombatSC.com or follow the promotion on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/CombatSC

ABOUT THE COMBAT SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS (www.CombatSC.com): The Combat Sports Championships is a Kansas City-based full-time Mixed Martial Arts promotion headquartered out of the historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. Owned and operated by veteran fight promoter Joe Kelly, the Combat Sports Championships will promote and develop the top up-and-coming fighters in the world and provide a platform allowing them to take their respective careers to the next level.

ABOUT TITAN ENTERTAINMENT: Titan Entertainment is a full-service entertainment company that holds an exclusive lease on the historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The company promotes and produces events such as rock concerts, professional boxing, professional wrestling, and mixed martial arts. Titan has promoted sporting events that have been featured on ESPN, Fox Sports Net, SHOWTIME, and HDNet.

ABOUT COMBAT SPORTS MEDIA (www.CombatSportsMedia.net): Combat Sports Media is a partner to both the Combat Sports Championships and Titan Entertainment. Owned and operated by Sam Caplan, CSM is an outsource business-to-business solution for companies in the combat sports industry. CSM provides an array of services on a contract basis such as public relations, television research production, website design and management, Internet video streaming, and matchmaking consulting. Its past and present client list includes M-1 Global, SHOWTIME, the Combat Sports Championships, the World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts, ChokeOutPoker.net, NameDrop.com, and FightMetric.com. CSM is also the parent company of the popular Mixed Martial Arts content website FiveOuncesOfPain.com (www.FiveOuncesOfPain.com).