Rumble at the Roseland 66: Two Division Belts, One Fight – The HWT and 205LB Champs Face off
Portland, OR – On Saturday, September 29th the Full Contact Fighting Federation (FCFF) will host a first-ever, one-fight-takes-all bout between two Champions. The FCFF Heavyweight Champion, Nick Biron and the FCFF Light Heavyweight Champion, Jeremy Morse will face-off in a historic bout for both division FCFF belts at Rumble @ The Roseland 66. In ten years of FCFF history, this will be a first – two belts in one night, to one winner.
The Rumble @ The Roseland 66 fight card features three other Title fights in the Super Heavyweight, 135-pound Bantamweight and 145-pound Featherweight Divisions on Saturday, September 29th. Notably, there is a female 135-pound fight on the card pitting Katie Howard of Girls Gym against Tonya Lasley of LA Boxing. Tickets available at www.ticketwest.com at Safeway ticketswest outlets and at the door at the Roseland Theater starting at 6pm on fight night.
More Info on Title Fights: The Rumble @ The Roseland 66 Main Event is one for the record books. In this FCFF first, two belts will be awarded to the victor; both men are putting everything on the line. The Current FCFF Heavyweight Champion, Nick Biron of Washougal and Alive MMA first earned the FCFF Heavyweight belt at Rumble at the Roseland 61 on January 21st where he came out on top via a unanimous decision victory over Darron O’Donnell. Then, he defended that belt successfully against FCFF veteran Damion Martindale via a crowd-pleasing round one TKO on May 19th at Rumble @ The Roseland 63. Jeremy Morse, a Northwest MMA veteran from Clackamas has over a dozen fights and just earned his FCFF 205-pound Light Heavyweight Title at Rumble @ The Roseland 63. He will gamble his newly earned belt against a taller, heavier Champion on Saturday, September 29th. Morse, who trains at 503 WCJJ just earned his 205LB Title by defeating Jordan Hinchman via a Unanimous decision victory but also has wins via submissions, TKO’s and knockouts to his credit. “Jeremy brings well rounded talent to the cage, and so does Nick – this fight is going to rock the house,” said Kevin Keeney, FCFF co-owner and matchmaker. For more info on the fighters please contact them directly: Jeremy Morse (971) 404-4070 and Nick Biron (360) 771-1557.
The heavy-end of the FCFF weight class divisions are taking center stage at Rumble @ The Roseland 66. The vacant Super Heavyweight Title will be up for grabs between two giants: Ernesto Duran of Grants Pass, Oregon and Ricky Alcaraz of Tillamook. Duran, standing at 6’5” maybe the favorite on paper, but up-in-coming Alcaraz is a rising talent at an intimidating 345-pound. Alcaraz’s FCFF debut win came from the “Cage Fights in Tillamook” event on June 9th 2012. There, he defeated Quincy Blanton in round number one via TKO. Ernesto “The Hammer” Duran is a product of the training at Modern Martial Arts and brings four wins to the cage with only one loss. A submission expert, he has earned three of his wins via Submission via guillotine choke in round number one and Duran holds the “Father’s Day Cage Fights” Title Belt from 2011. For more info on the fighters please contact them directly: Ernesto Duran (541) 660-3533 and Ricky Alcaraz (503) 801-2684.
The FCFF Featherweight Title brings two familiar faces back to the cage. The current FCFF Featherweight Champion Sean Soliz will defend his belt against the number one contender in that division: Justin Mark, who has a lengthy mma past, with many belts and accomplishments. Mark was THREE FCFF Title belts at home from Rumble @ The Roseland 53 and Caged on the Coast 4 and 5; plus a FCFF Featherweight Superfight belt from Caged on the Coast 2. While most of his six mma victories have come from an array of submission chokes, he also has power and endurance with wins via TKO and judges decisions. “Justin is the full package. He’s action oriented and entertains the crowd as well as brings great technical skills. Sean is a pure wrestler and this fight will prove he’s here to stay in mma,” said Keeney. Soliz first became the FCFF Featherweight Champion in July of 2012 at Rumble @ The Roseland 64. There he beat Damon Jordan via a split decision victory. Soliz also holds the FCFF’s 150-pound Superfight Title from the FCFF’s “Cage Fights in Tillamook” event from June 9th, 2012 where he beat Joaquin Rodriguez via the judges’ scorecards. For more info on the fighters please contact them directly: Justin Mark (503) 548-3342 and Sean Soliz (541) 420-6963.
The last Title belt fight of the night will be for the 135-pound FCFF Bantamweight Title. The current FCFF Champion, Dylan “The Bull” Atkinson will face Kevin DeWeese in his first Title defense. Atkinson first earned the FCFF Belt at Rumble @ The Roseland 61 in January of 2012. There he defeated Justin Mark via a submission arm triangle choke in round number one. Atkinson also holds the “Cage Star” Title from June of 2011 with a win over Jake Burns via rear naked choke. Atkinson, originally from Gresham trains at Alive MMA under Nick Gillardi and holds an impressive 8-1 overall amateur record. On Saturday, September 29th he will face Kevin DeWeese of Grants Pass, Oregon, who is the “Budo Fights” Title Belt holder from a 41 second, round one TKO win over Micah Reid for the Championship. For more info on the fighters please contact them directly: Dylan Atkinson (503) 421-5770 and Kevin DeWeese (541) 659-945.