Thursday, May 27, 2010

THIS WEEKEND - Legends MMA Reps Big in Vegas at Major MMA Weekend

Three nights of fights, including two Tuff-N-Uff events, and one giant continuous MMA convention make for what has proven to be a massive annual tradition for fight fans in the Fight Capital of the World, Las Vegas, NV. And of course, Legends MMA is right in the heart of all the action, sending a full squadron of five fighters to compete on both Tuff-N-Uffs, as well as making their presence known at the UFC Expo.

Melee / 10th Planet / Legends MMA Booth 1552

For the first time, Legends MMA teams up with Melee Fight Gear and 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu to host booth #1552 at the second annual UFC Expo, a weekend-long fan experience which takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

10th Planet founder Eddie Bravo will be signing autographs at 1:00pm on both Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th. Other fighters and MMA personalities are expected to be confirmed for photo opportunities and autograph sessions as well.

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Legends Fighters at Tuff-N-Uff

Sin City’s long-running amateur fight promotion Tuff-N-Uff makes their own history with two events in one weekend, running the Orleans Hotel & Casio with full cards on both Friday the 28th and Sunday the 30th.

On Friday night, three Legends fighters will step into the ring with very significant personal storylines. Lightweight (155 lbs.) Christian Palencia makes his long-awaited return to the squared circle, after a seven-month injury layoff. And Palencia is getting no warm welcome back, having drawn Jimmy Spicuzza (Team Lethal), a quick-handed amateur veteran who is 3-2 in Tuff-N-Uff action and 4-2 overall.

Welterweight (170 lbs.) Eugene Marenya makes his Tuff-N-Uff debut against Mike Sutton (Fasi Sports). This face-off will be a restart for Legends vs. Sutton, who was originally scheduled to face Alan Jouban, then Ryan Lupkes, on May 1st at Las Vegas Mixed Martial Arts. When those pairings fell through, Sutton fought elsewhere on that card. Things now get back on track in the Fasi vs. Legends friendly rivalry.

Finally, undefeated welterweight Alan Jouban returns to Tuff-N-Uff after a spectacular 14-second TKO debut in April. Jouban squares off against Joden Sieders (Throwdown), who broke his MMA cherry late last year with a second-round TKO victory.

Sunday night, May 30th, Tuff-N-Uff veterans Tommy Gavin (welterweight) and Chris Brady (featherweight, 135 lbs.) set out against two different Striking Unlimited fighters, determined to earn a pair of W’s after coming up frustratingly short in their last several outings. Gavin, the takedown talent from Upstate New York, will fight Lee Henry Lilly, an undefeated prospect.

Brady, the proud auteur of Anybody-Anytime-Anywhere, takes on Tuff-N-Uff veteran (and Lilly’s teammate) Maurice Senters, who spoiled 10th Planet’s Andrew Lunt’s MMA debut with a unanimous decision win last year. Brady’s 4-6 record belies his danger factor, as his last four matches have been clouded by injury, controversy, or debatable judges’ decision. The self-proclaimed “Country Boy” couldn’t be hungrier to turn his momentum around and claim an important career victory for himself and a moral victory for his team.

Tickets for both Tuff-N-Uff events start at only $25 and are still available here for May 28th and here for May 30th. Rooms for the Orleans Hotel & Casino are available here.

If you can’t join us live for this pair of fight nights, you can also catch all the action on internet PPV through Go Fight Live. Just register at, where both shows will be available for a total of $9.99.

Legends MMA is sponsored by Melee Fight Gear, MMA Elite, and X-Pole.

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