Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Come to Tampa to Battle in Turf Wars III

April 04, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Tampa, FL April 2007 – With the popularity of mixed martial arts (MMA) growing around the world, the emergence of new fight promoters in the Tampa area was inevitable. Mixed Martial Arts World Fighting Championships (MMAWFC), formed in 2006, is promoting Turf Wars III, its latest event at the A La Carte Event Pavilion, located at 4050 Dana Shores Drive in Tampa, scheduled for Saturday, April 7. Doors to the event open at 7:00 p.m. with matches beginning at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster with prices ranging from $25 for general admission to $100 for VIP seating.

MMAWFC is the brainchild of three Tampa area businessmen: Thomas Crowther, who uses his salesmanship and business savvy, Joe Testa, who offers his strong characters and stability to the mix, and Elizabeth Barry who brings her financial knowledge and experience to the team. The three form the core of the company and their partnership is off to a fast start with the highly successful Turf Wars I selling out the A La Carte Events Pavilion on January 4 and Turf Wars II selling it out on February 9. Heavy promotion of mixed martial arts and the company’s fighters is planned for 2007 through a heavy schedule of planned events.

“Turf Wars III is the second of our events planned for 2007,” said Crowther, CEO. “We plan to hold a new event every seven to eight weeks at the A La Carte Pavilion and then a bigger event three times a year at a much larger venue. We understand the popularity of the sport and we know that the key to our success is great fighters and action packed fight cards. Turf Wars III features all those elements and more.”

Matchmaker Paul Andreas Bomenech has set this exciting fight schedule for Turf Wars III: the main event of Rocky Long from Houston, TX vs. Jarrod Card of Jacksonville, NC; Fred Salsaverda of Miami, FL vs. David Vieira of Rio De Janeiro, Jessica Aguilar of West Palm Beach, FL vs. Angela Magana of New Mexico; John Tribby of Clearwater, FL vs. Eric Reynolds of Bradenton, FL; Sean Bartlett of Hudson, FL vs. Carlos Gonzalez of Ocala, FL and Travis Bartlett of Bradenton, FL vs. Matias Gentili from Argentina.

To learn more about MMAWFC and its fighters, or to purchase tickets to Turf Wars III online, log onto the Mixed Martial Arts World Fighting Championships website at: www.mmawfc.com. To purchase tickets for Turf Wars III by phone, dial 813-287-8844 or 727-898-2100.

Formed in 2006, Tampa-based Mixed Martial Arts World Fighting Championships (MMAWFC) is the brainstorm of businessmen Thomas Crowther, Joe Testa, Elizabeth Barry, H.J. Dozier, Joanne Echton and Paris Echton who came together because of their love of the sport. MMAWFC currently holds their events in Tampa at the A La Carte Pavilion with their first two events, Turf Wars I and II, selling out the venue. Their goal is to grow the sport of mixed martial arts by promoting their fighters and developing relationships that will allow them to produce fight cards with an abundance of talent.