The “CageSport XXI” card will air on ROOT SPORTS Friday, October 5 from 10-11 pm, Friday, October 12 midnight-1 am and Sunday, October 21 11 pm-midnight.
The card takes place Saturday evening at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Doors open at 6 and the first fight is at 7.
With a total of ten professional bouts scheduled, “CageSport XXI” features five undefeated fighters including Brent Knopp, Brandon Dudley, Emmanuel Sanchez, Jacob Boysen and Julian Erosa, along with stars such as Brandon Pitts, Sean Villalva and Ryan Mulvihill.
In addition to an exciting night of action, fans will be treated to expert commentary from a special trio of broadcasters.
The always-entertaining Danny Bonaduce became a star during his childhood as a member of the hit TV show The Partridge Family. Bonaduce participated in several celebrity boxing events, competing against famed attorney Robert Shapiro, actor Barry Williams of the Brady Bunch and former MLB MVP Jose Canseco, who was 100 lbs heavier and 1 foot taller than him. Bonaduce can currently be heard during morning drive time on Seattle’s KZOK 102.5 FM in Seattle and is a part of the hit TV series World’s Dumbest.
Known for his unbelievable MMA knowledge, Jeff Osborne is a former UFC announcer who later played an integral part in the rise of women’s MMA. In addition to being involved in early matches of Frank Mir, Mike Brown and Jon Fitch, Osborne promoted the first ever all-female MMA card in 2002, drawing more than 1,800 fans.
Ironically, future Fighter of the Year and two-time world champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate was one of the bouts featured on Osborne’s all-female card. Born and bred in Tacoma, Tate’s match with Rhonda Rousey on the Showtime Network was the most watched women’s fight in history.
“I’m very happy ROOT SPORTS is going to play the fights on three separate occasions,” said promoter Brian Halquist of Halquist Productions. “We have a lot of hardcore fight fans who’ve been waiting for something like this for awhile and I believe they’ll tune in to watch the best fighters that CageSport has to offer.”
Tickets are available on ticketmaster.com or by going to the Emerald Queen box office. For more information and the latest updates, go toHalquistproductions.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/CageSport-MMA/188915101800