Marcus Aurelio. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
NEW YORK - World Cagefighting Alliance, a Mixed Martial Arts Organization completes their first fight card called “Pure Combat” which will be premiering in Atlantic City , New Jersey on Friday, February 6, 2009 at the Boardwalk Hall Ballroom.
Weigh-ins for the event will be at the Host Hotel Bally’s Hotel & Casino in the Bally Room Thursday, February 5; on scales at 7:00 pm. “Pure Combat” will feature some of the best East Coast rising talent in the sport. The Co-Main Events will feature a Lightweight UFC, EliteXC veteran and Ring of Combat Champ Chris Ligouri (Team Ligouri) out of Tinton Falls, New Jersey vs. Former UFC and Pride Standout Marcus “Maximus” Aurelio (American Top Team) from Coconut Creek, Florida and Welterweight undefeated Ultimate Fighter 7 alum Paul Bradley (Lionheart MMA) out of College Station, PA will face Matt Lindland’s prodigy Nathan Coy (Team Quest) fighting out of Gresham, Oregon.
BodogFight veterans Jorge Masvidal and Matt Lee are set to clash at Strikeforce’s party at the Playboy Mansion on September 29th according to The Fight Network.
Masvidal has been one of BodogFight’s fastest rising stars, collecting wins over Keith Wisniewski and Steve Berger along the way. He earned the biggest win of his young career when he knocked out UFC and PRIDE veteran Yves Edwards with a head kick at BodogFight: Alvarez vs Lee back in July. Masvidal also owns a win over Joe Lauzon as well.
Lee is coming off an unanimous decision loss to former BodogFight Welterweight Champion Eddie Alvarez in a hard fought battle in July. Lee has also gone the distance with Jason Ireland and Edson Berto as well. This will be Lee’s first fight under the Strikeforce banner.
No word on whether this fight will take place at lightweight or welterweight.
After crossing the frozen tundra of St. Petersburg, Russia, and storming the beaches of Costa Rica, the hardest-hitting show on TV is infiltrating the home of The Sopranos and Goodfellas ... and you better not fuggedaboutit!
Bodog Fight: New Jersey marks the mixed martial arts series debut on American soil. Filmed in Trenton, the show features two championship fights, with Trevor Prangley taking on Japanese superstar Yuki Kondo for the middleweight belt and Tara LaRosa squaring off against Kelly Kobold for the women’s 135lb title.
The first episode premieres in more than 90 million U.S. homes this Tuesday, August 21st at 11 p.m. / 10 p.m. Central on ION television and in Canada on The Fight Network, offering viewers a look at one of the sport’s fastest rising stars.
Photo: David M Singer, MMA on Tap
This past Saturday was BodogFight’s first event in the United States. I took the trip to Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, NJ to check it out.
If you’ve tuned into BodogFight on Ion Television, you know it goes through a full round of production before airing. Many camera angles, splashy backgrounds and a full round of editing.
I wondered how this event would be live. Ten fights in one night. A good-sized card taking place with no chance for edits or MTV-style cuts.