Two Pro Fights and Two FCFF Title Fights on January 24th at “Rumble @ The Roseland 80”
On Saturday, January 24th the FCFF will return to Portland to host “Rumble @ The Roseland 80,” the region’s premier mixed martial arts event. This Fight Card is loaded with two professional fights and two FCFF Championship fights; plus two female fights slated for action in the 25-foot-steel-cage known to fight fans as, “The Slammer!” Doors of the Roseland Theater open at 6pm, fights begin at 7pm – tickets available at Safeway TicketsWest locations or online. An updated fight card can be found at www.thefcff.com.
The Professional Fights
170 Pro: John Bartlett (503 WCJJ) vs. Ryan Walker (Rose City FC)
This Welterweight Professional fight has “Fight of the Night” written all over it. John Bartlett, the FCFF’s former amateur Middleweight Champion returns as a new pro to the slammer to face Ryan Walker. Walker has vastly improved and has rounded out his skills at Rose City Fight Club. His pro record sits at 2-1 with the momentum of back-to-back pro wins on his resume. He recently beat William Hunt via a round one submission choke and Justin Milani via a submission neck crank in round two. Bartlett’s first pro win was earned in 2013 at “Prime Fighting 1” over Chaz Jordan via judges decision.
145 Pro: Justin Mark (Impact JJ) vs. Ricky Simon (Rose City FC)
FCFF fight fans should immediately recognize these two names as both were “crowd favorite” fighters in their amateur careers within the FCFF. They both return as pros on Saturday, January 24th. Justin Mark was the FCFF’s three time 145-pound Featherweight Champion with the majority of his Title victories coming via crowd pleasing submissions. Mark is very eager, as his pro debut fight was an upsetting loss; he’s hungry and determined as ever. Mark will face, Ricky Simon who was undefeated as a amateur fighter (with a record of 7-0) and is undefeated as a pro with a 3-0 record. Simon is on a roll with three consecutive professional wins over John Martinez, Kendell Ward and Alex Eastman – all of which were TKO victories coming in round one.
The FCFF Championship Fights
170 Title: Bryan Nuro (Impact JJ) vs. Chris “Minoskill” Evans (LaGrande, OR)
This FCFF welcomes back the former Lightweight Champion and 2014 “Fighter to Watch,” Bryan Nuro. Nuro has been absent from competition recently, and had to relinquish is FCFF Championship belt. He will return in a new weight division to fight for the 170-pound FCFF welterweight Title. Nuro first became an FCFF Champion at Rumble @ The Roseland 70 in March of 2013. He defended his belt two additional times at “Battle at the Mountain” and at “Rumble @ The Roseland 76.” On Saturday, January 24th he’ll face Chris Evans and get the opportunity to regain his Title as Champion.
145 Title: Kody Hammond (Head Gear MMA) vs. Dave Robison (Gladiator)
Currently, the FCFF Featherweight Championship belt is vacant. Two warriors will face-off for the opportunity to become FCFF Champion. This will be Robinson’s first fight in the FCFF. He’s coming off a win at the “Main Event Sports 3” event where he defeated Lucas Regian via a round one armbar submission victory. Hammond is an FCFF veteran with four past wins in the Slammer. This will be Hammond’s first title shot.
About the FCFF:
The Full Contact Fighting Federation (FCFF) established in 2001 was Oregon’s very first mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. The FCFF’s signature event is “Rumble @ The Roseland” held in downtown Portland, Oregon at the Roseland theater. However, the FCFF has traveled across the state hosting event from Pendleton to the Oregon Coast. Currently, the FCFF partners with Spirit Mountain Casino to present “Battle at the Mountain” annually. The FCFF is known nationally as the “Golden Gloves” of MMA, producing some of the very best amateurs in the nation – as reported by Inside MMA, a mma commentary program. More information can be found at www.thefcff.com.