Las Vegas-Style Fights on Two Star-studded Nights at the Pepin Hospitality Center and Florida State Fairgrounds
July 11, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsTampa, FL July 2007 – The VIP weigh-in ceremony for the MMAWFC Cage wars will take place in the grand Pepin Hospitality Center on Thursday, July 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The following night on Friday, July 13, Cage Wars IV will boast eleven matches with 22 different fighters. Tickets for the weigh-in are $50 for standing or $500 for VIP eight person seating and can be purchased at 727.446.0762. Tickets for Cage Wars, General Admission are $25 and VIP are $60, can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com. With an event as epic as the Mixed Martial Arts World Fighting Championships’ (MMAWFC) Cage Wars, it is only appropriate that the VIP weigh-in ceremony take place in the equally grand Pepin Hospitality Center on Thursday, July 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The following night on Friday, July 13, Cage Wars IV will boast eleven matches with 22 different fighters. Tickets for the weigh-in are $50 for standing or $500 for VIP eight person seating and can be purchased at 727.446.0762. Tickets for Cage Wars, General Admission are $25 and VIP are $60, can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com.
In past events like Turf Wars I, II, III, there was no weigh-in event, and the fights took place at the A la Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa. Since Cage Wars is a two-day extravaganza, it is poised to be the most exciting fight ever hosted by MMAWFC. This Vegas-style event will impress even the most seasoned fight fan with an opportunity to meet the fighters, food catered by Outback Steakhouse, and three million dollars worth of audio-visual equipment including sixty inch plasma TVs, and this is just for the weigh-in. Fight night will begin at 5:00 p.m. the following evening with live music, and the cage fights will start at 8:00 p.m. Due to its growing size, Cage Wars will take place at the Florida State Fairgrounds in the Expo Hall.
“We wanted to bring Las Vegas to Tampa, which is why Cage Wars also has a VIP weigh-in,” said Thomas Crowther, CEO of MMAWFC. “These are going to be two star-studded nights that are really going to entertain fans, and we are so excited to have Mike Alstott as such a big fan and supporter of the WFC.”
Mike Alstott and Mike Harter, President and CEO of Bottom Line Publications, have formed a partnership agreement with WFC CEO, Tom Crowther. Alstott says he's "in all the way" and is currently active in promotional appearances for the WFC.
The WFC's Mixed Martial Arts events typically consist of 10 bouts of 3 rounds each. Fighters compete against each other using techniques from the martial arts schools of Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Mui Thai, Judo and Karate as well as the fighting techniques of boxing and wrestling. These events are operated under the guidelines of the Florida State Boxing Commission.
Matches scheduled for Cage Wars include: Benjamin Jordan from Clearwater, FL vs. David Viera of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Chris Baten of Tampa, FL vs. Tom Lawlor of Orlando, FL; Eric Reynolds of Bradenton, FL vs. Adron Morrison; Chris Adams of Brooksville, FL vs. Daniel Perez of Bradenton, FL; Tom Czerwinski of vs. Danny Ruiz of Orlando, FL; Ryan Murphy of Bradenton, FL vs. Jeff La Santa; Jason Barlog of Tampa, FL vs. Brandon Sene; James Wynn vs. Diego Lander; Chris Nuckolls vs. Nicholas Tortora; Brandon Cooley vs. Joe Wissman and Daniel Costell vs. Sean Bartlett of Hudson, FL.
To learn more about MMAWFC and its fighters, or to purchase tickets to Cage Wars online, log onto the Mixed Martial Arts World Fighting Championships website at: www.mmawfc.com. To purchase tickets for Cage Wars 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 and Elizabeth Barry, who came together because of their love of the sport. MMAWFC currently holds their events the Florida State Fairgrounds in the Expo Hall. 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. Mixed Martial Arts has been billed as the fastest growing sport in the world, and the rise in popularity in the Southeast is proof.