Mixed Martial Arts takes fight to Atlanta May 30
Mixed Martial Arts, the fastest growing sport in the world, brings Las Vegas-style atmosphere and cage fighting to Atlanta on May 30.
As a full-contact combat sport, Mixed Martia Arts combines the techniques from various martial arts styles to form a hybrid fighting system. More than 30 million fans now follow this sport, which features Las Vegas-style showgirls performing during intermissions.
The "Showdown at Center Stage" will include top fighters Dymond Jones, Clint Hester and Chike Lindsay, along with some talent from the Carolinas, Florida and Brazil.
Event promoters promise that "raw, heart-pounding, non-stop M.M.A. action will showcase the best-known martial arts organizations, gyms, and fight clubs such as Unit 2 Fitness, Knuckle Up, X3 Sports and more." Professional poker companies will set up demonstration tables at the event.
The event is presented by Sin City Fight Club (S.C.F.C.), a mixed martial arts event production and coordinating company.
Center Stage is a popular Atlanta venue with ampitheatre/colliseum-style seating. Promoters promise that "you will see, hear, and feel, every single punch, kick, and slam, of all 12 of the edge-of-your-seat battles in the cage."
You can buy the $29 tickets online; use the promotional code JSKYE and receive a discount. For more information about the event or Sin City Fight Club, please contact William "Soco" McAlister.
Featured fighters include:
DYMOND JONES, an instructor at Unit 2 Fitness in Atlanta, is best known for his performances on BET's Iron Ring. The network's MMA competition pits some of the world's best fighter in a ring to compete on teams owned by hip-hop stars. Jones went undefeated to win Middleweight Championship for team Floyd Mayweather.
CLINT HESTER of X3 Sports in Atlanta is a professional boxer turned MMA hopeful. The 22-year-old teaches kickboxing in Marietta as he trains for his upcoming fight. He hopes to add another victory to his unbeaten MMA record.
CHIKE LINDSAY is a hometown favorite with several national titles and one world title. The Atlanta fighter is an expert at Muay Thai, a kickboxing style, and will make his highly anticipated MMA debut against Chicago native Billy Stamp, who trains at Rory Singer's Hardcore Gym in Athens, Ga.
Posted on May 21, 2009 by Diane Loupe