This Week in Michigan MMA (Through March 14, 2010)

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The weather is finally warming up, and so are MMA promoters across the state. There’s a lot of punching, kicking and choking going on this weekend, and we’re gonna let you know where you can witness all the action. No matter where you are in the Mitten, you have no excuse for not getting out and supporting the fighters, promoters, ring girls, and everyone else who make Michigan a great place to be for Mixed Martial Arts. Keep reading for posters and details.

Friday night, March 12th, Cagemaster Promotions presents Big Johns Bad Boys in No Escape at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, American 1 Event Center. Come check out another “off the hook” Cagemaster show with with 15 live Vegas style cagefights, the toughest fighters in the state, best music, lightshow and cagegirls. We’re coming to Jackson on part of our Signature Series tour, a 5 star promotion. All ages welcome.
Alcohol served, must be 21 with proper ID to drink.

Gold, row 1 seats $40.00
Silver, rows 2-5 $35.00
General Admission $25.00

Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets, and more information available at Cagemaster Promotions.

Also on Friday night, we have Xtreme Cagefighting Championship 47 – Warriors Collide 3 in Waterford. From the XCC Press Release:

“Warriors Collide III” will be Flynn’s third installment of his wildly successful series at the Eagles Hall and will feature over 15 full-contact bouts. A sell-out is expected once again, so fans are advised to get their tickets in advance.

doors open at 7:00 and the action starts at 8:30. Tickets are available at, any Meijer location, The Eagles Club (248) 673-9980 or by calling (800) 919-6272. They are priced between $25 and $50. VIP tables and group sales are available by calling (248) 202-4662. The Eagles Hall is located at 4761 Highland Road in Waterford.

Saturday night, Ron DeLeon Promotions is back at the Lansing Center for Capital City Cage Fighting Championships. The event is titled “Defending the Throne” and judging by the poster, there are going to be a lot of belts on the line. Defending their belts will be William Knox (Welterweight Champion), Carnell Giles (Heavyweight Champion), and James Carrow (Lightweight Champion). Also on the fight card are Matt Swanson, Zach Shaw, And Jack Ho. AND, Ray Ban sale word has it that Raul Cruz will be defending the 135 lb. belt against GRBJJ’s very own Clint Crabtree!

Ron always puts on a great show, and this one promises to please the crowd.

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

Also on Saturday night XCC is at it again with back to back shows. XCC 48 – Lights Out in Lansing 2 comes to the Ramada Inn in Lansing. From the XCC press release:

Saturday at “Lights Out in Lansing II”, the featured bouts will be Richmond’s Justin “The Guitar Hero” Jaynes vs. Lansing’s own Dequan “The Tarantula” Townsend for the XCC Welterweight Championship. Plus Greenville, Michigan’s Travis Travesty will be challenging Belleville, Michigan’s Mike Gantner for his XCC Flyweight Championship.

“I work hard to bring Michigan’s MMA fans the best fighters and the best shows and these two nights are going to be outstanding examples of the level of fights and fighters we have here in Michigan,” cheap fake oakleys stated Flynn.

Doors open at 6:30 and the action starts at 8:00. Tickets are available at, any Meijer location or by calling (800) 919-6272. They are priced between $25 and $60. VIP tables and group sales are available by calling (248) 202-4662. The Ramada Inn is located at 7501 West Saginaw Highway in Lansing.”

Also on Saturday night, UCF Cage Combat MMA is at the L.C. Walker Arena cheap ray ban sungalsses in Muskegon, MI.

Matt “the Ray Ban Outlet tower of pain” Blaine will defend his FSN Super Heavyweight title aginst Detroit’s Mark Johnson.

Also on the poster are Robert Perez, David Rohn, Josh North, Richard Gonzalez, Nathan Scott, and Dan Truax.

The event starts at 8pm, call 231-726-2400 for tickets.

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