History Making Event: Four Title Fights & One Superfight on Nov. 10th at Rumble @ The Roseland 67
Portland, OR – On Saturday, November 10th the FCFF continues its 2012 landmark-run of events to celebrate their ten year anniversary in Oregon’s mixed martial arts (MMA) scene. At Rumble @ The Roseland 67 fight fans will witness a stacked card, as four FCFF Title fights & one 185-pound superfight will take place in the 25-foot steel cage, known as “The Slammer.” The FCFF will also host their first-ever pro fight with 38-years-young MMA Legend: Trent Standing returning to the cage against his former student turned nemesis, Josh McPherson in the Super Heavyweight Division. Get your tickets at Safeway tickets west locations, online or at the door the night of the event at the Roseland Theater starting at 6pm, fights start at 7pm. More information and an updated fight card at www.thefcff.com.
More about the Title Fights:
Two knockout experts collide in the 125-pound “rematch” Title Fight at Rumble @ The Roseland 67. The Current FCFF 125-pound Champion: Alex Corrales of Sherwood, Oregon first won the belt at Rumble 64 via a round one TKO. He then defended his belt at Rumble 65 on August 25th 2012 via an impressive 17 second, round one knockout victory over the very talented Brian Tsutsumi. Corrales also holds the 2011 FCFF Hall of Fame Title of “Most Improved” and has wins from Rumble 65, 64, 58, 57 & 52 to his credit. In Corrales’ first meeting with Adam King in December of 2011, King knocked out Corrales in only 1:26 second of round number one for the Title at Rumble @ The Roseland 60. In a turn of events, for personal reasons King relinquished the FCFF belt and is here to get it back on November 10th . “Typically you don’t see knockouts in the 125-pound division, but in the FCFF our Flyweights keep getting the crowd on their feet with knockout after knockout,” said Kevin Keeney, FCFF matchmaker and co-owner. For more info on Alex Corrales (727) 637-1101. For more info on Adam King please call him directly at (971) 240-2066.
Undefeated fighter faces “unbeatable” Champion in the FCFF’s 135-pound Bantamweight division on November 10th. The word in the Northwest MMA scene is that Dylan Atkinson cannot be beat at the amateur level, but Journey Newsom’s team at Impact JJ believes differently. Atkinson, the current FCFF 135-pound Champ holds a second Championship belt from “Cage Star” where he beat Jake Burns in June of 2011 via rear naked choke. His FCFF Title came from a win at Rumble @ The Roseland 61 where he beat FCFF veteran Justin Mark via an arm triangle choke in round number one. Atkinson, 9-1 trains at Alive MMA in Portland and brings stellar wrestling skills to the cage. His competition on November 10th has a 4-0-1 record with wins from events all over the Northwest, including wins at Rumble @ The Roseland 57 and 55. “Newsom is not just a fighter, he is a superb athlete,” said Keeney. For more info please contact the fighters directly at: Dylan Atkinson (503) 421-5770, Journey Newson (503) 896-3913.
Best pound-for-pound rising star faces veteran in the 145-pound Championship at Rumble @ The Roseland 67. Two opposites compete for the vacant FCFF Featherweight Title, with Joaquin Rodriguez of Bridgetown MMA facing off against the undefeated Ricky Simon of Gladiator MMA. While Rodriguez has the experience with a Title Belt from “Caged Combat III” and a KO at Rumble @ The Roseland 64 against John Baker, he is still considered the underdog against Simon, who “pound-for-pound is the best looking fighter around,” said Keeney. Simon has blazed a trail in his 11 months on the scene with wins two wins in the “Cage Star” events, two wins in the “NW Championship” events and one win at Rumble @ The Roseland 65 for the FCFF against Damon Jordan via Unanimous Decision for the Featherweight Superfight belt. For more info on the fighters please call them directly: Joaquin Rodriguez (503) 263 3912 & Ricky Simon (360 )513-7306.
Pro-bound fighter returns to the cage to face current Lightweight Champ for Belt. The Current FCFF 155-pound Champion, Clint Patterson of Team USA will face 6-1 man-on-a-mission Sean Baker, who holds two other Titles from the “Budo Fights” event and “House of Chaos” event and wants to add the elusive FCFF Championship belt to his list of accolades on November 10th 2012. Patterson, an FCFF veteran and Champ has four of his six wins in FCFF competition. Baker has also fought and won in four FCFF events: Rumble @ The Roseland 60, Caged on the Coast 6, Rumble @ The Roseland 59 and Caged on the Coast 5 – but hasn’t had an FCFF Title shot, until now. “Clint has been on a roll and Baker is returning from an injury, this is going to be a great fight because both want to prove they are the Champion,” said Keeney. For more info contact the fighters directly: Sean Baker (503) 484-4966 & Clint Patterson (503) 896-6396.
Former 185-pound Champ takes on young-blood for the Middleweight Superfight belt. The former FCFF Middleweight Champion returns to the cage after a four year hiatus to face 6-1 Tillamook area fighter: Alex Jordan for the FCFF 185-pound Superfight belt. “This Superfight bout will go a long way in determining who is the number one and number two contenders for the FCFF Middleweight Championship,” says Keeney. Alex Jordan, originally from Garibaldi has gone from Logger to MMA contender. Since his MMA debut at Rumble @ The Roseland 54 in January of 2011, he’s racked up six wins with only one loss (to Jason Novelli at Rumble 56, a great FCFF veteran). Recently, Jordan got the rear naked choke submission on July 21st 2012 at Rumble @ The Roseland 64 against Zach Breeding and also competed and won in Tillamook at the FCFF’s “Cage Fights in Tillamook” event against Michael Gonzalez. James Bowers, who trains under Ray Armstrong in Vancouver is ready to re-enter the cage against today’s faster and stronger fighters. This easily could become “Fight of the Night,” both men are talented, strong and skillful jiu-jitsu experts. For more info on the fighters please call them directly: Alex Jordan(503) 812-0376 and James Bowers’ coach Ray Armstrong (360) 909-5418.
There are more fantastic featured match-ups on the November 10th Rumble @ the Roseland 67 Fight Card. Former FCFF Champion, David Converse will return to the cage against Brian Tsutsumi in an amazing match-up that could easily be the “Main Event” for a future event. Converse and Tsutsumi will face off in the Bantamweight division and both posses outstanding wrestling skills and have the ability to be future FCFF Champs. Also in the Bantamweight Division is a former Champ: Jess Moore. He will take on Brent Messineo in a highly anticipated undercard match-up. Another fight to highlight on the undercard is the rematch between Brad Hannah of Team Quest and Justin Hubbard. The two first met at Rumble @ The Roseland 61 in January of 2012. Hubbard defeated Hannah via tap out in round two. “These two are fired up about their rematch. Justin is training very hard and has no intention of their rematch ending any differently,” said Keeney. Notably, Austin Vanderford will be debuting into MMA on November 10th. Vanderfod is a National Champion wrestler for Southern Oregon University and will face off against the 1-0 Jason Hummel from Full Force MMA.