World Championship Fighting’s February 8th card is already making a lot of headlines partly due to the fights on the card, but mainly because UFC President Dana White will be in attendance as a special guest. Now it looks like even more attention will be garnered by the event as the Tapout crew will be filming for their “Tapout” reality show which currently airs on the Versus Network. The main event of the evening features former UFC fighter and brother of Joe Lauzon in Dan Lauzon against Andrew Calandrelli. Both fighters have been verbally going after each other on the Underground Forums, as well as on Crooklyn’s Cage Side Live radio show.
Here’s the official press release from the WCF (http://www.wcfighting.com):
World Championship Fighting announces the filming of the “Tapout” reality show at the February 8 event.
The Tapout Crew will be filming another episode of their self-titled reality show on the Versus network at the World Championship Fighting (WCF) event in Wilmington, Mass., on Feb. 8 where Brockton-native Dan Lauzon will be the featured fighter for the episode which documents the Tapout Crew’s quest to search for the best up and coming Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the Country.
As a testament to the phenomenal growth of Mixed Martial Arts, The Tapout Crew went from selling t-shirts out of a trunk in the parking lot at mixed martial arts (MMA) shows in California 10 years ago to building their company into the largest apparel brand in the sport. The Tapout Company now grosses millions of dollars per year, has their own magazine publication, their own television reality show and sponsors many of the top fighters in the world including those in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Their reality show follows their efforts – and antics – as they chose the latest fighter to sponsor. Members of the Tapout crew were recently featured on a recent CNBC documentary focusing on the MMA industry. The Feb. 8 WCF event takes place just 13 miles north of Boston off of I-93.
In addition to a great night of fights, the WCF event features an autograph signing session for fans as well as a special guest appearance by UFC President Dana White. Ticket holders for the night’s action will have access to a special autograph session including the following UFC and Pride Fighting veterans including: Marcus “the Irish Hand Grenade” Davis , Kenny “KenFlo” Florian, , and Jorge “El Conquistador” Rivera, Alex “The Assassin” Karalexis; Sean “The Gladiator” Gannon; Tamden “The Barn Cat” McCrory and Murilo “Ninja” Rua.
Catch the action live Friday, February 8, 2008 at the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Mass.
Featured fights include:
Dan Lauzon vs. Andrew Calandrelli
Nuri Shakir vs. Travis Lerchen
Dan Bonnell vs. Mark Giove
Luke Czekalski vs. Larry Kerrigan
Kenny Stone vs. Leonardo Rodrigues
Reid Homer vs. Ryan Hackney
Jon Bermudez vs. Aaron Chidester
Justin Homsey vs. John Franchi
Jamie Campbell vs. Robbie Roberts
Jesse Peterson vs. Leigh MacNeil
John Benoit vs. Justin Hammerstrom
Jonathan Sola vs. Greg Croteau
*Fight card subject to change.*
Visit WCFighting.com for more.
WHERE: Aleppo Shriners Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887
WHEN: Friday, February 8, 2008.
Special Guests expected in Attendance:
UFC President: Dana White, UFC Fighters: Marcus “The Irish Handgrenade” Davis; Kenny “KenFlo” Florian; Sean “The Gladiator” Gannon; Jorge “El Conquistador” Rivera; Alex “The Assassin” Karalexis; Tamden “The Barn Cat” McCrory; Pride Fighting Veteran Murilo “Ninja” Rua; Muay Thai Coach Mark DellaGrotte “The Ultimate Fighter 4″; Boxing Coach Peter Welsh “The Ultimate Fighter 2.”
Ticket Prices: $40, $45, $65, $100, $250
Tickets on sale now at: http://www.tix.com
Or charge by phone at: 1-800-595-4849 Toll Free.