Fight Card Entertainment 39: Vendetta Features Female MMA Fight Between Esli Kilponen and Elizabeth Roig

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on March - 26 - 2011 with Comments Off on Fight Card Entertainment 39: Vendetta Features Female MMA Fight Between Esli Kilponen and Elizabeth Roig

A sensational women’s battle has been added to FCE 39/VENDETTA on Saturday, April 16th as Esli Kilponen returns to the Hexagon to battle Elizabeth Roig.

The Kilponen/Roig fight will be one of the feature bouts of the FCE 39/VENDETTA card at the SportsZone in Melrose Park, Illinois, presented by Fight Card Entertainment, Chicagoland’s Premier Mixed Martial Arts Promoter.

Kilponen made her name with Fight Card Entetainment in January 2008 when she fought in the company’s first women’s battle. Stealing the show, Kilponen engaged in a bloody war with Ashley Hartonovich, finishing her off with a rear naked choke.

Kilponen has recently received her Krav Maga Certification and teaches in Wheeling, Illinois.

Roig is coming off a sensational victory, forcing a first round tapout of Demi Chapman on November 20th at the American Predator Fight Club event. Roig’s stoppage earned her the “Submission of the Night” award. She is coached by former UFC legend Keith Hackney.

Included among the other announced fights scheduled for FCE 39/VENDETTA is a catch weight rematch at 150lbs. of Ken Hansen of DeKalb , Illinois and Schiller Park ’s Zach Fernandez. Hansen won an earlier bout when former amateur standout Fernandez was forced to retire after suffering an asthma attack.

In a welterweight title eliminator to face the newly crowned Fight Card Entertainment Champion Danny Morales, Elgin ’s Maurice Jackson will battle Joe Johnson of Merrillville, Indiana.

Heavyweights will see action as big Maurice Green of Evanston will return to the cage to face an opponent to be determined.

Just added in the welterweight division, Lombard’s Yousef Al Goul will battle Larry Bonds of East Peoria.

Also at FCE 39/VENDETTA, a featherweight showdown will take place as Elmwood Park’s Bryan Ortiz will clash with Gerard Mills of Rockford, Illinois.

Middleweights will see action as Nick Sanchez will battle Joshua Hanafi of Westmont, Illinois.

In the featherweight division, newcomer, 39 year old Kevin Meloy of New Lennox, Illinois will make his cage debut against Dustin Webb of Mattoon, Illinois.

In the flyweight class, Josh French of the Plainfield/Joilet area will face off against Zion’s Corey Forshaw.

In addition FCE 39/VENDETTA will see Robert Lewis of Merrillville, Indiana challenging Franco Martinez of the “rough and tumble” Humboldt Park , Chicago neighborhood in the welterweight division.

Lightweights will take to the Hexagon as Dan Rivas will battle Brookfield’s Hector Mercado.

Rounding out the card, bantamweights John Weinhurt of Lisle and Chicago’s Mike Hampton will also see action. .

Advance tickets for FCE 39/VENDETTA, starting at $25, can be purchased by calling the Fight Card Entertainment offices at 773-745-1112. The SportsZone is located at 1945 N. Cornell Ave in Melrose Park . (Right off of North Avenue, between 25th Street and Mannheim ).

Further information on FCE 39/VENDETTA will be announced shortly. For more information on Fight Card Entertainment, please visit their website at and find them on Facebook at



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