This Week in Michigan MMA (Through July 11, 2010)

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It’s been hot in Michigan, but that hasn’t stopped the local promoters from getting some great fights together. There’s a lot going on this weekend, and you came to the right place to stay informed. Fight Michigan is Michigan’s best source for local MMA news and events. Keep reading for all the details you need to get your fill of fights this weekend…

This Saturday, Ground and Pound Promotions returns to the Comstock Inn in Owosso, MI (300 E. Main Street).

Nic Booth from Team Striking Dragons out of Owosso, defending his title against Mark Christianson from Team Outlaw out of Greenville.

Ed Kramer from Team Striking Dragons out of Owosso, defending his title against Ryan Stoakes from Team Conquer out of Ionia.

Dylyon Ford from Team Striking Dragons out of Owosso fighting for a title against Cody Stamman from Team Mash out of Grand Rapids.

Steve Summerfield from Team Conquer out of Ionia, against Tyler Ray from Team Outlaw out of Greenville.

Doors open at 6pm, Fights start at 7:30pm.

$25.00 general admission for adults
6-12yrs old $15.00,
five and under free – all ages welcomed !!
All tickets for children must be purchased at the door.

On Saturday, in Lansing, Ron DeLeon Promotions brings Capital City Cagefighting Championships back to the Lansing Center (333 E. Michigan Ave) Cheap Jerseys From China for another exciting night of cagefights.

Tickets are available at Aldaco’s Restaurant (517) 272-4600, Tasmanian Tire Co. (517) 694-9201, and Value Tire Co. (517) 347-8473.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, and $40 for cageside.

Team Soldados and Team Murcielago are both fighting at this event as well as Justin Houghton in the Main Event of the night.

For more information, call (517)214-0929 or visit

From the Facebook Event Listing:

NATO productions and Big Johns MMA bring you “BAD INTENTIONS” JULY 10th inside the Gerstacker Event Center on the Midland County Fairgounds!
20 BAD ASS CAGEFIGHTS!!! Hot Ring Girls! Big Lights and sound!!!

Part of the proceeds will go to Faith Fighting Ministries in Mt Pleasant to help at risk youth!!! Dave the Butcher on the mike!!! Guest Ref Bad News Ben Lagman from MTV’s Bully Beatdown!!!

Special guest UFC, Pride, and King of the Cage vet James Lee will be in the house signing autographs for the fans!!!

This will be the biggest show that the Tri Cities have ever seen period!!!Get your tickets now @ the fair grounds office or
Come watch local fighters like:
Joe Penocek, Chris Nash, Jody Bass, Martin Cruzcamp, Scott Furgeson, Jacob Ott, Josh Fish, Pat Hook, Joe Rogers, Adrian Vilaca, Mike Boli, Bill Fent, Manny Cervantes, Vinny (the bull) Ramos, Tim Estruth, Tommy Chamberlin, Mike Cruz, Rob Churchfield, Brad Sauve, Rusty Banks, Ralf Huggard, Chrystal Starky, Dave Zimmerman, Chris Cameron, Mike Hammer, AJ Jackson, Derek Florey, and many,many,many more…


Doors open at 7pm, Fights start at 8pm. Tickets start at $25. All ages welcome.

And Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses there is a pro show this weekend at Soaring Eagle in Mt. Pleasant…

Middleweight Champion, Jeremy Horn, will defend his title at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, MI on July 10.

With two title fights, two world-ranked heavyweights and the winningest elite mixed martial artist in MMA history and all on Soaring Eagle Casino’s July 10 fight card it’s easy to see why Michigan MMA fans have been excited for the sport’s return to the Mt. Pleasant entertainment hub.
Acclaimed MMA promoter and manager Monte Cox and the legendary MMA promotion IFC have teamed up to bring a 10-fight night to Soaring Eagle.

The main event features an IFC Extreme heavyweight title match between a pair of UFC veterans in Jeff Monson (33-9) vs. Mike Whitehead (24-7). Both men are ranked in the top 20 in the world in the heavyweight division. The co-main event showcases two more UFC veterans in Jeremy Horn (84-19) vs. Sean Salmon (16-7) for the IFC World Middleweight Championship. Horn, the defending champion, is one of the most decorated mixed martial artists the sport has ever seen, having fought in top competition for most of his career all over the world. “Getting those two fights on this card should be something that shows MMA fans this is no ordinary show,” Cox said. “These are recognizable,skilled fighters and they’re Jeff Monson not getting a day off fighting lesser opponents. Either one of these bouts is a toss-up.” But, those two fights are just the start. The event will also cheap oakleys feature local favorites Chad Herrick, Rick Lictawa and Jason Holmes plus a woman’s fight with Michigan’s own Amanda LaVoy squaring off against California’s Karina Hallinan.

“This event is cheap jerseys wholesale not just another regional card. The talent assembled here Fake Oakleys will draw national attention and provide a great night of hard hitting action from IFC Extreme,” says IFC founder Howard Petschler. Cox, known in MMA circles as “The Godfather,” has promoted nearly 600 mixed martial arts events in the last 14 years – having done shows in more than 20 states and around the world. As a manager he has guided the careers of seven UFC champions – more than any other manager. Mike Whitehead He currently oversees a stable of 60 fighters with more than half fighting at the highest levels of the sport, including the UFC, Strikeforce, and Dream. The IFC, founded by Petschler in 1996, is known worldwide for launching the careers of numerous MMA superstars and champions. The IFC was instrumental in the gaining official recognition of the sport in the United States and saving the sport in Canada. Former and current IFC Champions include Chuck Liddell, Eugene Jackson, Rich Franklin, Tim Silva, Jens Pulver, Dan Severn, Igor Vovchanchin, Matt Lindland, Paul Buentello, Jeremy Horn and many other top MMA fighters.


Jeff Monson (33-9) vs. Mike Whitehead (24-7)

Jeremy Horn (84-19) vs. Sean Salmon (16-7)

Lucas St. Claire vs. Aaron Hedrick

Karina Hallinan vs. Amanda LaVoy

The action all starts at 8 PM on Saturday, July 10 at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Tickets start at only $30. Tickets are available online thru or by calling 1-800-585-3737.


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