CHICAGO, IL (August 16, 2011) Close to an advance sellout, Fight Card Entertainment, Chicagoland’s Premier Combat Sports Promoter, presents FCE #41/DEVESTATION, a sensational night of mixed martial arts headed for Joe’s Sports Bar this Friday, August 19th.
Said Brian Angelo of Fight Card Entertainment, “This is an important event for me. Five years ago when Nilo and I started this company, we had one thing in mind and that was to put on the best quality shows around. To bring a fresh new approach to how MMA is promoted in the Midwest we have raised the bar for all promoters out there and look to continue for the next forty events.”
Highlighted by the commencing of the Fight Card Entertainment Middleweight Championship Tournament, the FCE Team has compiled a tremendous card featuring Chicagoland’s finest MMA fighters.
In the four man middleweight tournament Rockford’s Andrew Natick will battle Dolton’s Dinisio Gilbert while Oliver Vasquez, also from DeKalb will face Mitch Nix.
The winners of these semi-final matchups will be matched in the tournament final at an upcoming Fight Card Entertainment event.
Also featured at FCE #41/DEVESTATION will be rising lightweight star Hector Mercado. Fighting out of Brookfield, Illinois, Mercado, now 3-0, thrilled the Fight Card Entertainment fans in his debut performance with the company, stopping Ken Hanson in the third round with a triangle submission this past April 16th at FCE #39/VENDETTA held at the Sportsplex in Melrose Park.
Making his highly anticipated return to the Hexagon is Russian bantamweight newcomer Azamat Shogenov. Also at FCE #39/VENDETTA, Shogenov manhandled late replacement and the more experienced Demetrius Williams, finishing him with a triangle choke at the 2:03 mark of round two.
Shogenov will be equally tested at FCE #41/DEVESTATION by the undefeated and upset minded Justin Proof.
In a sensational bantamweight clash featuring the areas finest 135lbers, Richard Dey will battle Jerald Williams this Friday night. Dey brings a record of 5-1 against Chicago’s Williams, 10-5-1.
Also appearing at FCE #41/DEVESTATION in his final bout will be Josh Bulack challenging Gerald Mills in a bantamweight matchup. Bulack’s MMA career comes full circle as his first bout took place at Joe’s Sports Bar on June 20, 2007.
Additional bouts on this action packed card will be announced later this week.
Joe’s Sports Bar is located at 940 W. Weed St. on the near north side of Chicago. Doors on the night of the event will open at 6:30pm.
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