As the great announcer Jim Ross often said, “business is about to pick up,” as no less than EIGHT Legends MMA fighters compete at FOUR events within 48 hours this week, with one televised pro match and six entrants into the opening round of the first-ever CA state amateur MMA tournament. Not to mention that Adriano Camolese squares off against fellow BJJ black belt Eliot "The Fire" Marshall at Bring the Thunder MMA's inaugural event.
Here's the details:
September 9th –Bellator Fighting Championships: Matt Horwich vs. Eric Shambari LIVE ON FOX SPORTS Net
This coming Thursday, Matt “Lion of God” Horwich returns to live televised MMA action when he faces Eric Schambari (12-2) of Marc Laimon’s Cobra Kai Jiu-Jitsu (Las Vegas). Schambari is a WEC and Bellator veteran who was in Bellator’s middleweight tournament earlier this year.
185 lbs. – Matt Horwich vs. Eric Shambari
WHEN: Thursday, September 9th, 9:00pm
WHERE: Televised Live on Fox Sports Net (check local listings)
Bellator Fighting Championships airs every Thursday night on Fox Sports Net in America and The Score in Canada on Friday nights. Abbreviated highlight shows air late Saturday nights on NBC and earlier that night in Spanish on Mun2 cable. Visit www.Bellator.com for more info.
September 11th – Six Legends fighters compete
Two days later, Legends MMA’s amateur team finally represents right in their own back yard, as six fighters – Chris Brady, Christian Palencia, Tommy Gavin, Eddie Jackson, Eugene Marenya, and Gio Zavala – compete in the opening round of the California Amateur MMA Organzation (CAMO) state tournament. This day-long event takes place at Siren Studios, right in the heart of Hollywood.
135 lbs. – Chris Brady
155 lbs. – Christian Palencia, Tommy Gavin
170 lbs. – Eddie Jackson, Eugene Marenya
205 lbs. – Gio Zavala
Fighters who win their matches on this day advance to fight again on October 2nd at the Fight Academy in Pasadena.
WHEN: Saturday, September 11th, Doors open at 12:00pm, First Fight at ??
WHERE: Siren Studios
6063 West Sunset Blvd (cross street is Gower)
Los Angeles 90028
Tickets are available at the Brickhouse (Legends / BeSpun) front desk. Or visit www.TFAFights.com for more info.
September 11th – Bring the Thunder MMA: Adriano Camolese vs. Eliot “The Fire” Marshall
If you’re in the Pueblo, CO area, you can check out Legends’ own Adriano Camolese as he heads into unfamiliar waters against fellow BJJ black belt Eliot ‘The Fire’ Marshall, at Bring the Thunder MMA’s inaugural event that same day.
Proceeds of this event will go towards the CSU-Pueblo’s athletic program
WHEN: Saturday, September 11th, 7:30pm
WHERE: Massari Arena (CSU – Pueblo)
2200 Bonforte Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81001
Tickets are available at www.ticketwest.com. Student and military general admission are $20, with reserved seats at $35, east side reserved seats at $45, and floor seat...s going for $75 each.