World Fighting Championships’ Stacked Fight Card
Showcases Rising Local Talent for Downtown Las Vegas Fight
LAS VEGAS – February 10, 2014 – On Sunday, March 23, the best amateur mixed martial arts fighters from the Las Vegas region will face off at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in the “Downtown Beatdown” – World Fighting Championships’ WFC 19 competition.
Sharp kicks, harsh punches, ruthless grappling and strong ground games will be on display as Golden Gate transforms its valet lot into a 1,500-guest arena featuring VIP, premium and general admission seating. After scouring the region for the top amateur MMA fighters, WFC has pitted 30 of the best men and women against each other in 15 exciting matchups that are sure to stoke serious competition among the sport’s rising stars.
Downtown Beatdown’s headlining fight will feature a welterweight title bout between undefeated Las Vegas native Justin Driggers and current 170-pound champion Anthony Browder out of Bullhead City, AZ. Not to be outshined by the men is Las Vegas local Kari Lichtenwalner – a driven single mother who works two jobs and trains fulltime out of UFC legend Randy Couture’s gym, Xtreme Couture.
Fights start at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. to give fans time to get in position for the action. Tickets may be purchased online or at Golden Gate’s hotel front desk and at the D Las Vegas’ box office. Online sales end at midnight the night before the event, but tickets may be purchased at the door the night of. Ticket pricing is as follows:
- VIP: $45
- Premium: $30
- General Admission: $25 in advance; $30 at the door
* The fight card is subject to change. Updates will be posted to www.worldfightingchampionships.com prior to the event.
About Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
The Golden Gate is Las Vegas’ most historic hotel and casino, opening in 1906 at One Fremont Street. Its legacy spans the birth of Las Vegas, the Roaring 20s and the Rat Pack era. The Golden Gate recently completed its first major expansion in 50 years, adding a 35,000-square-foot luxury tower with 16 suites, an expanded gaming floor and a new lobby. The result is an intimate, boutique hotel/casino that is energetic and contemporary, yet preserves its historic character.
About World Fighting Championships
World Fighting Championships is a combat sports (MMA, Muay Thai, Boxing) promotion company based in Las Vegas, dedicated to giving the best combat sports athletes in the world a place to showcase their talent. WFC has hosted dozens of events in 7 different markets throughout the US and has been featured on Inside MMA, ESPN, Yahoo, USA TODAY, CNN, Spike TV, MMA Junkie, and Fox Sports.