WSOF: 10-BOUT LINEUP COMPLETE
FOR WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 4 ON AUG. 10
AT CALIFORNIA’S CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA
Antonio McKee vs. Lewis Gonzalez, Lew Polley vs. Hans Stringer
among four new contests added to the evening’s preliminary card
LAS VEGAS (July 9, 2013) – An intriguing lightweight bout between 14-year MMA veteran Antonio “Mandingo” McKee (28-5-2) and undefeated “Lethal” Lewis Gonzalez (8-0) and a light-heavyweight matchup pitting Lew “The Titan” Polley (12-4) against Dutch standout Hans Stringer (21-5-2) are among four new contests that have been added to the preliminary card of next month’s “World Series of Fighting 4: Spong vs. DeAnda” event, which takes place Aug. 10 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.
Additionally, Cleber Luciano product Joe Murphy (6-1) faces John Robles (7-1) in a bantamweight contest, and Isaac “High Risk” Gutierrez (5-3) faces Victor “Joe Boxer” Valenzuela (12-6-2) in a 150-pound catchweight fight.
The four new bouts join a previously announced feature between welterweight star Jorge Santiago (25-11) of Boca Raton, Fla., and Gerald “Hurricane” Harris (21-5) of Tulsa, Okla., on the evening’s five-fight preliminary card, which streams live on World Series of Fighting’s official website, WSOF.com.
World kickboxing champion turned unbeaten MMA upstart Tyrone “King of the Ring” Spong (1-0) and fellow hard-hitting knockout artist Angel “The Dream” DeAnda (11-2) headline a five-fight main card that airs live on NBC Sports Network. Tickets for the event, which start at just $29, are currently on sale at www.axs.com, the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office and charge-by-phone at (888) 929-7849.
The 43-year-old McKee, of Lakewood, Calif., brings an impressive career mark to the cage and is an incredible 17-2-1 in his past 20 fights. A former Maximum Fighting Championship lightweight titleholder, McKee is also the head trainer at California’s Bodyshop Fitness. Meanwhile, Gonzalez, of Turlock, Calif., is a two-time state high school wrestling champion. Fighting professionally since September 2011, the 25-year-old has posted seven stoppage wins among his eight career victories.
Los Angeles’ Polley is a seven-year veteran of the sport and brings a two-fight win streak to the cage. He meets Blackzilians fighters Stringer, of Zevenbergen, Netherlands, a 26-year-old who has lost just one fight in his past 13 appearances.
Murphy, of Huntington Beach, Calif., returns to the World Series of Fighting cage after suffering the first loss of his career in controversial fashion after dropping a contentious decision to Carson Beebe in June. He’ll look to rebound against Robles, of Hawthorne, Calif., who has lost just once in eight career outings.
And kicking off the night is a Southern California showdown as Gutierrez, of Downey, Calif., meets Valenzuela of nearby Covina, Calif.
Doors at Citizens Business Bank Arena open on Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. PT local time (7 p.m. ET), and the first preliminary card bout will begin at 5 p.m. PT local time (8 p.m. ET).
The live, two-and-a-half-hour NBC Sports Network telecast of the World Series of Fighting 4 main card begins at 7:30 p.m. PT local time (10:30 p.m. ET).
ABOUT WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING
Based in Las Vegas, the fight capital of the world, World Series of Fighting is a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering an incredible, action-packed entertainment experience for fight fans by producing the best possible matchups between elite fighters from around the globe. For more information please visit WSOF.com. Follow World Series of Fighting on Twitter @MMAWorldSeries and World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo @SugarRaySefo.
ABOUT CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA
Citizens Business Bank Arena, built and owned by the City of Ontario, operated by AEG Facilities, includes 9,500 fixed seats with additional “portable” seating risers to accommodate capacities of 11,089 for concerts, 9,736 for ice hockey and 10,832 for basketball. The 225,000 square foot venue features 36 luxury suites located on two levels and a continuous concourse hosting a variety of refreshment stands, merchandise kiosks, a VIP club and other fan amenities. Citizens Business Bank Arena hosts ice hockey and a variety of other sporting competitions, concerts, family shows, special events, conventions, school and community activities as well as private events. The Arena is home to Ontario Reign, an ECHL Premier AA Hockey Team. The venue is the biggest and most modern arena within the Inland Empire, an area with over 4.1 million people. It is located in the City of Ontario, on a 37-acre parcel located between Haven Avenue and Milliken Avenue, Fourth Street and the I-10 Freeway. For more information and future updates please visit: CBBankArena.com
ABOUT NBC SPORTS NETWORK
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