The following is a press release from PURECOMBAT:
Friday, June 6th, 2008, PURECOMBAT returns to the Visalia Convention Center with BOMBS AWAY! A night of hard hitting mixed martial arts action returns to downtown Visalia, CA with 10 full contact cage fights. The card is headlined by a Welterweight World Title defense. Champion Brett ‘Fudoshin’ Cooper takes on challenger Dustin ‘the Rooster’ Arden in a main event sure to be fight of the night.
In the main event, PURECOMBAT Welterweight World Champion Brett Cooper makes his first title defense against Terra Bella’s own Dustin ‘the Rooster’ Arden. Cooper is on a 3 fight win streak, including a win over Jason von Flue in December, when he won the PURECOMBAT title in what Inside MMA called ‘the all-out war of the year’. The challenger, Arden, is known for his ‘never say die’ hyper-aggressive fighting style. He will come throwing bombs, looking to test Cooper’s concrete chin and immoveable spirit.
In the co-main event, the Pride of Tulare, Hector Alatorre, Jr, returns to the cage in a rematch with Hanford’s Elvis Franco. Alatorre, holding a 15-3 record as a professional boxer, is the most accomplished boxer to attempt a crossover to mixed martial arts. His debut in the cage was inconclusive, as he was penalized for illegal strikes, leading to his contest being ruled a draw. Franco, training out of Team Ochoa in Hanford, scored well with kicks and takedowns against Alatorre in their first fight in February. He started and ended the fight strong, and intends to make Alatorre’s career in MMA a rocky one.
Don’t miss a night of explosive mixed martial arts action as 20 of the nation’s best fighters step into the cage in Visalia, CA’s Convention Center. Friday, June 6th, the doors open at 6pm and fights start at 7:30pm. For tickets, call 559-713-4040 or go online at www.purecombatmma.com. Or, just click on the poster below. Also, PureCombat is pleased to announce that top ranked UFC Lightweight Contender, Joe “Daddy” Stevenson will be on hand to do the ringside color commentary and to meet and greet fans.
Also, Russian Jiu-Jitsu Specialist (RJJ), Jared “The Jackhammer” Papazian, will be making his PureCombat MMA Fight Company debut against Josh Chaves on this card. Jared is an advanced student of Master Santiago Shatan, the coaching phenom who has introduced the “next generation” of MMA ground submissions to the United States. In the last year, Mr. Shatan has been taking the BJJ world to school across the country with his unique brand of ground game. Look
for an exciting demonstration of this revolutionary MMA style by Mr. Shatan’s prodigy at PureCombat “Bombs Away”.
Jared and Santiago are managed by Rabid Dog MMA International.
Stay tuned for an announcement soon about PureCombat’s September ’08 card in Los Angeles and worldwide “live” internet pay-per-view.