NAFC Pro MMA Returns to Potawatomi Bingo Casino Friday, May 6th!
TUF 12 Runner-Up Michael Johnson to Headline NAFC "Mayhem"
By:Paul Fladten/WI Combat Sports
April 2, 2011 (Milwaukee, WI USA) Keeping with tradition, the upcoming North American Fighting Championship (NAFC) MMA cage fighting event "Mayhem" in May will feature a notable national fighter against a local Wisconsinite in the main event. And while last season's "The Ultimate Fighter" runner-up Michael Johnson will serve as the outsider, his opponent has yet to be determined.
NAFC promoter Scott Joffe has informed US Combat Sports that Johnson, who is still under contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has been granted permission to compete on the "Mayhem" card May 6th at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Expo Center in Milwaukee.
Training out of the Springfield Fight Club in Missouri, Johnson owns a record of 8-5 and recently made a name for himself on TUF 12: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck. Johnson defeated Aaron Wilkinson, Alex Caceres and Nam Phan to advance to the finale, but ultimately suffered a unanimous decision loss at the hands of Jonathan Brookins.
Set to return to action for the first time since his loss to Brookins, "The Menace" is still unsure as to which Lightweight Wisconsin fighter will stand opposite him of the cage. Joffe urges any of the state's interested Lightweights to contact him for the opportunity.
Also scheduled to take place at NAFC "Mayhem" will be a Bantamweight battle between Fox Valley Grappling Club's Matt Brown and WEC veteran John Hosman. Brown recently ended a two-fight losing streak with a picture-perfect performance against Floyd Hodges in November, while Hosman looks to rebound from a recent loss to Roufusport Fight Club's Chico Camus.
"Mayhem" seating is "in the round" and features a superb Las Vegas style sound & light show that blew the crowd away last November 24th at NAFC's Thanksgiving eve debut show "Bad Blood."
Potawatomi pulls out all of the stops as it showcases high-end mixed martial arts May 6th in their modern new Expo Center. For a great night out, nothing beats LIVE pro MMA in the cage!
Don't miss the state's top MMA fighters fighting on the state's top MMA show up close and in your face!
Tickets are $35.00, $60.00 and $100.00 in advance and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 or Potawatomi Bingo Casino's Northern Lights Box Office. Tickets also available at the door.
Doors open 5:00 pm, undercard starts 6:00 pm, main card 8:00 pm. Over 15 action packed bouts are planned. Must be 21 or older.
The tentative bout lineup can be found here: http://www.MixedMartialArts.com/mma.cfm?go=stats.fightCard&eid=b93edab6-2bda-4b19-9d49-b310a5a52382
North American Fighting Championship "Mayhem" at Potawatomi Bingo Casino is presented by CONCEDE Fight Gear, Combat Corner Professional and Roufusport.
Officially sanctioned by the WI Department of Regulation & Licensing, Domingo Leguizamon, Commissioner.
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The NAFC is operated by famed fight trainer Duke Roufus and his business partner and producer Scott Joffe. Roufus is one of the most recognizable striking coaches in North America, and is considered to be one of the top trainers of Muay Thai Kickboxing outside of Thailand. He also runs the Roufusport Fight Club team, which includes UFC stars Alan Belcher, Patrick Barry, Anthony "Showtime" Pettis, Erik Koch and "Danny Boy" Downes.
Former Roufusport students include former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver, The Ultimate Fighter season one star Stephan Bonnar and UFC stars Ben Rothwell and Eric "Red" Schafer. Roufus and Joffe operate the America's Top Ranked Roufusport MMA Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
North American Fighting Championship creates and produces events that feature combatants who have fought in the UFC, WEC, TUF, Strikeforce and other top level organizations, as they take on local fighters looking to make it to the next level.
The NAFC's unofficial motto is "To get to the big show, you have to win on our show!," which sums up the focus and purpose of the promotion. UFC fighters who have fought on past NAFC (and NAFC's predecessor, Gladiators Fighting) shows include former UFC Middleweight Champion Dave Menne, current UFC stars Ben Rothwell, Pat Barry, Eric "Red" Schafer, Anthony "Showtime" Pettis, Adrian Serrano, Jesse Lennox, Bart "Bartimus" Palaszewski, Jason "Dynamite" Dent, Rex Holman, Joe Doerksen, Dan Bobish, Ryan "The Lion" Madigan, Jody Poff, Josh "Heavy" Hendricks, Sherman "The Tank" Perdergarst, and Geza Kalman.
For additional information on NAFC "Mayhem," please visit http://www.nafc.tv, http://paysbig.com/entertainment/box-office and http://roufusport.com.