CSC 35 (Combat Sports Challenge) has featured many top level competitors over the years. Recent rising star, Brian Collette, has had knock-outs in CSC 33 and CSC 34 followed by two KO’s in this weekend’s Road to Glory Heavyweight 8-man tournament. Collette, ultimately took 2nd place in the tournament, with both he and tournament winner Dustin Jacoby signing Glory contracts. This weekend’s card, CSC 35 (Saturday Feb 9th) in Richmond, VA, will feature two of the “Road to Glory” 170 lb. fighters for the upcoming March 22 8-man tournament in NYC. West Virginia’s Jeremy Carper and hometown favorite Francois Ambang, will square off against two opponents hailing from Puerto Rico. Both of these matches figured to be highly explosive under the fast paced K-1 rules. Tickets still available at: www.combatsportscenter.com. Former WKA Amateur World Champion, Carlos Lopez, will be making his pro debut against a very experienced and crafty Mike Erosa. In addition, WKA Champion Ani Hilditch will be defending her title against DHMA Fighter, Lindsey Seamans.
Lou Neglia has been appointed to promote Road to Glory USA on the east coast of America. Road to Glory USA will kick off with six events in America over the first five months of 2013. The first event was in Tulsa, OK February 1, 2013 which ended with late entry Dustin Jacoby pulling out a win against WKA Champion, Brian Collette. Impressed by both Jacoby and Collette, Glory executives gave both fighters Glory contracts. On March 22, Lou Neglia’s famous Combat at the Capitale, in the heart of Manhattan, will host the 170 lb. Glory 8-Man Tournament. Featured on the bout are several notable WKA fighters: Tarek Rachep, Brett Hlvanacek, Francois Ambang, Eric Utsch, Marcus Fisher, and Jeremy Carper; along with Anthony Nieves, Ryan Parker, and an alternate bout featuring Chris Clodfelter vs. Cyrus Washington.
Each Road to Glory USA event will be comprised of a one-night, single-elimination, eight-man tournament in one of GLORY’s six different weight divisions, with fighters who hail from The USA and awarding a total purse of $42,000.
The champion of each Road to Glory USA tournament will also be offered a one-year contract to fight in GLORY, the world’s biggest Stand Up Fighting stage that is home to the best martial arts fighters on the planet.
Take On Muay Thai XIX
The talent stacked Take-On Muay Thai XIX 16-bout fight card will feature four top-notch female bouts, details on the matchups below!
WKA Champ Prairie Rugilo looks to defend her crown against Kate Allen. Allen, the taller up and coming contender in the very competitive 122lb. division, looks to dethrone Rugilo, who puts on exciting performances with spectacular finishes each time she steps into the Take-On Ring!
WKA Champ Jess Ng will face her toughest opponent yet in California’s Nakia “Drop Bear” Wright. Ng is coming off an extensive training camp in Thailand in preperation for this explosive opponent.
Two undefeated contenders will collide as the 12-0 Angela Hill looks to solidify her dominance over the 110lb. division over exciting up and comer Ariana Gomez . Gomez is eager to hand Hill her first blemish and maintain her own undefeated record.
Both fighters look to establish their place among the contenders in the highly talented 118lb. division. Both Watt and Mirjana know this a crucial fight in their young careers and are ready to make a statement at Take-On Muay Thai XIX on February 22.
IBF Ring Wars 12
Delaware’s leading stand-up promotion, IBF Ring Wars, will feature their 12th installment February 16, in Newark, NJ. This card features many top teams from the Northeastern Region competing in Muay Thai, K-1 rules and SanShou. The feature title bout is between Mitchel Gajardo and Jamie Pettyjohn.
Tickets are available at www.mvjgear.com.