Mixed Martial Arts Team USA to Feature 6 Chicago Area Fighters in March 12 Match-Up vs. Team Ireland at the DuPage Expo Center

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on February - 16 - 2011 with Comments Off on Mixed Martial Arts Team USA to Feature 6 Chicago Area Fighters in March 12 Match-Up vs. Team Ireland at the DuPage Expo Center

Top U.S. rising stars scheduled to compete against Team Ireland  St. Charles

The Mixed Martial Arts Sport Federation announced the 12 fighters, including three Chicagoans, who will represent the USA against Team Ireland March 12th at The DuPage Expo Center in St. Charles, IL  at 7:30 p.m.

Four Chicago-area fighters were selected to compete for Team USA: Andrew Krzeptowski of Bridgeview (Welterweight, 6-0), Josh Schirmer of Cicero (Lightweight, 7-2-0 record) and Pearl Gonzalez of Cicero (Lightweight 7-1).

Other Team USA standouts include Missouri’s Alex White (featherweight, 11-0-0) and Matt Paul of Elgin  (light heavyweight, 6-0-0) and Eric Daigle (featherweight 12-2-1) . Team USA will take a 104-7 overall record into the bouts.

“These are simply some of the talented and fiercest rising stars of MMA in the country,” said Mick Doyle, Team USA coach and former International kickboxing organization world champion. “We scouted hundreds of fighters at dozens of fights all over the U.S. to select the 12 men who will proudly wear the stars and stripes March 12th against Team Ireland at The DuPage Expo Center-St. Charles.” The event is organized by the MMA Sport Federation, an organization that champions the highest ideals of international sportsmanship. The Federation provides an opportunity for the very best young fighters to train, build skills, and advance their reputations while competing against teams from around the world.

A weigh-in will be held March 11th at McNally’s Irish Pub in St. Charles, IL at 7pm and a fighter meet-and-greet will be hosted at Ballydoyles Irish Pub in Aurora, IL at 7pm on Thursday, March 10th.

To purchase tickets, visit www.mmasf.com or call 847-669-7833.

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About DuPage Expo Center
Trade Shows and events have found a spacious new home at the DuPage Expo Center.  With more than 23,000 sq. ft. of column-free carpeted space and acres of professionally maintained grounds, DuPage Expo is the perfect venue for trade shows, product launches, product meetings and special events.

How to reach DuPage Expo Center
Located in St. Charles, Illinois the expo center is less than an hour from Chicago near all major airports and is located on the beautiful 300- acre campus of luxurious Pheasant Run Resort and Spa.  DuPage Expo is conveniently located on a major thoroughfare (Main Street/Route64/North Ave) with easy entry and exit.

MMASF Contact: Scott Fischer



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