MASHANTUCKET, CT (Oct. 19, 2010) – The scheduled main event for Friday night’s “Cage of Horrors” pro-am Mixed-Martial-Arts show, presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Sports and Entertainment, Inc. (CES), in association with Foxwoods Resort Casino, has been canceled but a full, entertaining card remains intact at Fox Theater.
Veteran Daniel Straus (14-2-0) suffered a serious injury last week at training camp, forcing the lightweight to withdraw from participating “Cage of Horrors” show. A suitable opponent for Straus’ scheduled opponent, undefeated Brazilian sensation Magno Almeida (5-0-0), couldn’t be found on such short notice.
“Injuries, unfortunately, are part of combat sports,” promoter Jimmy Burchfield said. “We tried hard to find a worthy opponent to fight Almeida for the CESMMA lightweight title, but we ran out of time, and show must go on. We’re confident that fans will be entertained from start to finish by some of the Northeast’s best, young MMA fighters in highly competitive matches.”
The new main event, originally slated as the co-feature, features a rematch between the controversial September 17th victor, Luis “Rockstar” Felix (5-5-0), who fights out of Cranston (RI), and Boston lightweight Joe Dechaves (3-3-0).
Other professional combat fighters scheduled to be in action this Friday evening on the “Cage of Horrors” card include undefeated light heavyweights Steve Skrzat (4-0-0), Uxbridge (MA) vs. Mike Mucitelli (4-0-0) Watertown (NY); middleweight Jeff “Scary Nightmare” Nader (3-2-0), Plymouth (MA) vs. Dustin Baker (1-0-0), Rochester (NY); welterweight Mark Skelcher (0-1-0), Oakdale (CT) vs. Jimmy Davidson (Pro Debut), Sandwich (MA); lightweights Lionel Young (3-4-0), Boston (MA) vs. Andrew Caron (5-2-0), New London (CT), Hitalo Machado (6-4-0), Danbury (CT) vs. Mike Malvesti (3-0-0), Weymouth (MA); featherweight Jeff Moore (1-0-1), Weymouth (MA) vs. Rich De Los Reyes (2-0-0), Danbury (CT); bantamweights Todd Sweeney (1-2-0), Southbridge (MA) vs. Blair Tugman (4-3-0), North Haven (CT).
Six amateur matches are also on tap including heavyweight Matt McFarland (0-0-0) vs. Dex Rhodes (0-0-0); featherweights Russ Moss (0-0-0), Southbridge (MA) vs. Rashib Robledo (0-0-0), New London (CT), John Naples (3-3-0), New London, CT vs. Denis Baiva (2-1-0), Mike O’Connell (1-0-0) vs. Matt Petrides (0-0-0), Norwalk (CT).
All fights and fighters are subject to change. All fights on the card will be contested at three, 5-minute rounds,
Tickets, priced at $25.00, $35.00, $60.00 and $75.00, are available to purchase by calling CES (401.724.2253/2254) or Foxwoods (800-200-2882), going online at www.cesboxing.com or www.foxwoods.com, or in person at Foxwood’s box office.
For more information contact CES (401.724.2253/2254/www.cesboxing.com) or Foxwoods Resort Casino (www.foxwoods.com). Doors open at 6:00 PM/ET, first bout at 7:00 PM/ET.
“Cage of Horrors’ will be streamed live on GoFightLive.TV for $9.95 with announcers Pat Sullivan, Michael Parente and Mike “The Beast” Campbell.
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