EPIC FIGHT NIGHT 2
(PRESS RELEASE) — KCMMA.com presents Epic Fight Night 2. December 14th, 2013. Scottish Rite Temple, Downtown, 1330 Linwood, Kansas City Missouri. This is a professional and amateur mixed-martial arts event featuring some of Kansas City’s top MMA talent.
IN THE MAIN EVENT, Kansas City’s UFC’s Ultimate Fighter Contestant, Eric Marriott will face off against Nolan Norwood from Arkansas. Eric Marriott, who is 22-6, has never been finished and is known for being well-rounded and tough as nails. Although there have only been a few, all of his losses have come via decision. Eric is a machine who normally fights at 145, but opponents willing to accept this fight have been hard to come by. Eric will be pitted at 170 pounds against Nolan Norwood, a Knockout artist who will be looking to hand Marriott his first loss by KO.
In the Co-Main Event, a Kansas City favorite Dallas Browning will be facing off against Ben Brewer of Tennessee at 170lbs. Fight of the night written all over it. On paper, match-ups don’t get better. Dallas is 5-2 and 12-0 as an amateur while Ben is 5-1 and 22-2 as an amateur. Defeat is in neither of their blood. Expect an all out war here.
Deryck Ripley, professional Kansas City Fight veteran, will be fighting Epic Fight Night 1 Veteran David Lindsay. Ripley has had the most MMA fights out of anyone in Kansas City estimated around 50 some fights and will be taking on a super-tough David Lindsay out of Arkansas. Both of these guys bring with them a ton of cage experience and always bring a show. This will not be a boring fight. This bout is scheduled at 155 lbs.
Jason Witt, a local favorite, and a professional fighter who brings a feared reputation wherever he goes proved very difficult to find him the right opponent. In the mean time, pro-fighter, Tommy Oneal lobbied and lobbied for this fight. Although Tommy doesn’t have the best record, Epic Promotions decided to give him a chance to prove himself against another newer professional fighter. There is a clear favorite here, but Tommy wanted this fight for a reason. He believes he has what it takes to shock the Kansas City MMA scene. This bout will be at 170 lbs.
Blake Pool vs. Rodney Borden at 150 lbs catch weight is a dream match-up. Both have extensive mma amateur experience and are relatively new, but seasoned on the professional circuit. Pool even has a Bellator fight under his belt. Both are known for their tough and grit, Blake is probably stronger on his feet while Rodney might be stronger on the ground. However, don’t count anything out. They both have KO wins and submission wins.
Our Under-card is full of Kansas City area Up-And-Comers.
We have the KCMMA.com, Title MMA Kansas City 170 lb Amateur Champion, Jereme Wiederin, taking on another top-ranked contender in Kevin Brown. Jereme is 9-2 who has taken on some of the best talent around. He is a hard nosed fighter with a nice wrestling pedigree and a blue belt in jiu jitsu under Leo Pecanha. Kevin Brown is coming off a championship belt win at a Saint Joseph promotion and a win over a 13-0 fighter. He is looking to rob Jereme of his lucrative title belt.
The other KCMMA.com, Title MMA Championship belt is up for grabs at the 205 lb level between #1 ranked Julian Marquez and Troy Depriest.
Kansas City’s top Ranked Andy Riley(7-1) will face off against Wichita’s top ranked 145ers, Evin Wolzee.
Other Notable fights. Laura Uyeda vs. Samantha Camacho (115) Zach Thompson) vs. Rjay Casper 115 Steve Atkins vs. Andrew Lawson 135 Chase McCoy vs. Josh Reed 170 Julian Marquez vs. Troy Depriest 205 Tommy Wilson vs. Bobby Walker (135) Jordan Doolin vs. Reece Young (145)
About KCMMA.com and Epic Promotions, LLC. KCMMA.com is the #1 news and information site for fighters and fans based in Kansas City, MO. Dave Jackson owns and operates KCMMA.com. Epic Promotions, LLC is owned by Dave Jackson and Matt Graham. Epic Promotions, LLC. was started to provided live venues for mixed-martial arts in the Kansas City area. Both Matt Graham and Dave Jackson have a love and passion for MMA and have been on the business side of Real Estate and Technology for ten years. Matt Graham holds a degree from Arizona State University. Dave Jackson holds a degree from The University of Kansas.
Media is encouraged to apply for press passes by sending credentials to KCFighters@gmail.com. We would also like to offer media early access to fighters and promoters for the purpose of pictures, video, print, and other journalistic endeavors.
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