Harrison Bevens vs. Justin Harrington for the CageSport Lightweight Title
Tacoma, WA (September 3rd, 2013) – After dominating performances at Halquist Productions’ CageSport XXVI last Saturday, Lacey’s Harrison Bevens (6-1) and Enumclaw’s Justin Harrington (5-0) will headline CageSport XXVII when they take each other on in an electrifying five round lightweight title match. In the featured fight of the night, StrikeForce veteran, Cory Devela (8-5), will touch gloves with Everett’s Byron Sutton (7-3) in a three round war between two premier northwest middleweights.
Tickets for CageSport XXVII, set for Saturday, October 5th, at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA are available and can be purchased at the Emerald Queen Casino box office or online through Ticketmaster.
Fans were pleased last Saturday, when promoter, Brian Halquist, immediately before the main event, stepped into the cage with Harrington and Bevens who were both coming off stellar victories in the undercard portion of the show. In the cage, Halquist announced to the fans in attendance that Harrington and Bevens would be meeting up in the main event of CageSport XXVII to fight for the promotion’s vacant lightweight title. Right then and there, the two fighters happily signed the contract and made the fight official.
After telling MMA Weekly last week that he wanted to fight someone in the top 10 of Washington by year’s end to figure out what kind of fighter he’s turning into, Justin Harrington is getting just that.
“I’m just really happy to be fighting for a title,” said Harrington, who trains out of former UFC fighter, Jeff Hougland’s, Combat Sport and Fitness gym. “It’s going to be the toughest fight I have ever had, but that’s what excites me. I’m going to let it all go for 25 minutes, because who knows when I’ll ever get this chance again.”
Bevens, who is coming off a knockout of the year performance where he dropped Dave Shepherd (5-4) with a devastating right hook, will look for that same glory when he steps into the cage on October 5th. Training out of the prominent Academy of Brian Johnson gym in Lacey, Bevens is taking the next step in what has been a very successful start to his professional MMA career.
StrikeForce veteran, Cory Devela, who trains with former UFC fighter, Dennis Hallman, out of his Victory Athletics gym in Lakewood, will look to get his career back on track when he takes on Bulldog MMA’s Byron Sutton in the featured fight of the night. After starting his career off with an 8-2 record including a win in his StrikeForce debut at the Tacoma Dome, he has since dropped three straight; his last being a heart breaking split decision loss to current UFC fighter, Bobby Voelker.
The undercard for CageSport XXVII will soon be available for viewing at the official Facebook page of CageSport MMA and will be updated as card changes are made official.
Doors for CageSport XXVII will open at 6 PM with the first fight schedule for 7 PM. Since CageSport’s debut show in 2008, promoter, Brian Halquist has turned CageSport into the premier mixed martial arts event in the Northwest featuring the first and best all pro show in the region. Fighters such as: Bryan Caraway, Miesha Tate, Sam Sicilia, and Michael Chiesa, have all fought on previous CageSport cards and are now currently fighting for the UFC. Halquist Productions prides itself in giving the fighters on its shows the exposure they deserve giving them the opportunities to unleash their full potential. For more information about CageSport XXVII and all other Halquist Production events, please visit www.halquistproductions.com and the official Facebook and Twitter pages of Halquist Productions, CageSport MMA, and Battle at the Boat boxing
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