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.
Other notable fights will feature a North Jersey connection pitting Welterweight Rich Ashkar (Team Oliveira) out of Redbank , NJ against USKBA Champ Tom Gallicchio (Team Pellegrino) from Toms River, NJ. Homegrown Vineland , NJ and former Cage Fury Lightweight champ, Al Buck (Team Evolution) vs. Jose Rodriquez (Rhino Fight Team) out of Keansburg , NJ . Doug Gordon (Team Rush) from Newcastle, Delaware will go against Mike Medrano (Rhino Fight Team) from Paterson, NJ and Brian Demuro (KPOZ Fight club) out of Blackwood, NJ will fight Cortland, NY’s Eric Henry (Bombsquad MMA).
The complete fight card for the event:
155 lbs.: Chris Liguori ( Tinton Falls , NJ ) (Team Liquori) (9-7) vs. Marcus Aurelio ( Coconut Creek , FL ) (American Top Team) (16-7)
175 lbs.: Paul Bradley ( College Station , PA ) (Lionheart MMA) (9-0) vs. Nathan Coy ( Gresham , OR ) (Team Quest) (5-1)
170 lbs.: Tom Gallicchio (Toms, River, NJ) (Team Pellegrino) (9-3) vs. Rich Ashkar ( Redbank , NJ ) (Team Oliveira) (5-1)
155 lbs.: Matt Lee ( Worcester , MA ) ( MMA Training Center ) (11-6) vs. Dave Jansen (Team Quest) ( Gresham , OR ) (6-0)
170 lbs.: Al Buck ( Vineland , NJ ) (EVO Fight Club) vs. Jose Rodriquez ( Keansburg , NJ ) (Rhino Fight Team)
170 lbs.: Doug Gordan ( Newcastle , DE ) (Team Rush) (8-6) vs. Mike Medrano ( Clifton , NJ ) (Rhino Fight Team) (4-2)
145 lbs.: Kevin Roddy ( Bricktown , NJ ) (Team Pellegrino) (9-6) vs. Charles Oliveira Dasilva (Gold Team Fighter) (4-1)
145 lbs.: Steve D’Angellis ( Toms River , NJ) (Team Pellegrino) (6-4) vs. Felipe Medeiros Avantes (Team Gold Fighters)(4-1)
145 lbs.: Lester Caslow (Tom’s River, NJ) (Team Pellegrino) (2-2) vs. Joey Comacho (NJ) (AMA Fight Club) (2-4)
170 lbs.: Ryan Smith ( Delaware ) (Team Rush) (1-0) vs. Anthony D’Angello (NY) (Panza MMA) (4-4)
170 lbs.: Brian Demuro ( Blackwood , NJ ) (KPOZ Fight Team) (4-4) vs. Eric Henry ( Cortland , NY ) (Team Bombsquad) (8-6)
145 lbs.: Anthony Leone ( Cortland , NY ) (Team Bombsquad) (2-0) vs. Patrick White ( Pittsgrove , NJ ) (EVO Fight Team) (debut)
205 lbs.: Roger Mejia ( Tempe , AZ ) ( Arizona Combat Sports) (10-3) vs. Glen Sandul ( Whippany , NJ ) (AMA Fight Club) (3-2)
155 lbs.: Daniel Tavares (NJ) (KPOZ Fight Team) vs. Brian Danner (NJ) (EVO Fight Club (debut)