Tickets On Sale Tomorrow For World Series of Fighting In Ontario, Calif; Six Bouts Announced
Jun 21, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- LAS VEGAS, Nev. (June 20, 2013) –Tickets priced
from $29, for the star-studded World Series of Fighting Mixed
Martial Arts (MMA) event at Citizens Business Bank Arena in
Ontario, Calif. on Saturday, August 10, go on sale beginning at 10
a.m. PST tomorrow, Friday, June 21 at www.axs.com, Citizens
Business Bank Arena box office, and charge-by-phone at
Slated for the live, fight-five NBC Sports Network telecast of the
World Series of Fighting event is a light heavyweight (205 pounds)
showdown between world kickboxing champion turned unbeaten MMA
upstart Tyrone Spong
(1-0) of Boca Raton, Fla. via Suriname and fellow hard-hitting KO
artist Angel DeAnda
(11-2) of Oakdale, Calif.
The 27-year-old Spong is a veteran of 77 professional kickboxing
bouts while DeAnda has scored (T)KOs in 10 of his 11 career MMA
victories, including his last four starts
Moraes (10-4) of Jupiter, Fla. will battle fellow streaking
bantamweight (135 pounds) Brandon
Hempleman (9-1) of Boise, Idaho. The 25-year-old Moraes is
coming off his fourth consecutive victory – a stunning first round
(2:55) KO of rival star Tyson Nam by way
of head kick at the World Series of Fighting event on March 23 –
while Hempleman is a winner of six consecutive fights.
In other main card action, World Series of Fighting President and
six-time world kickboxing champion Ray Sefo (2-1) of
Las Vegas will shed his business attire and put on his fighting
trunks and combat gloves to face heavy-handed KO artist Dave Huckaba
(20-5) of Sacramento, Calif.
Sefo, also a two-time Hall of Famer, has faced and defeated nearly
every major rival of his era in the kickboxing ring, while Huckaba,
a dangerous and seasoned power puncher, has earned 16 of his 20
career victories by way of (T)KO.
“This will be, without a doubt, our finest event to date in terms
of the talent lined up from top to bottom,” said Sefo. “As a
promoter, I am extremely proud of this fight card that our company
has assembled for our fourth live event and, as a fighter who still
has the burning desire to compete, I am naturally excited to have
the opportunity to step in the cage and show what I can do in there
against a seasoned opponent.”
In other main card action, Tyson
Griffin (16-6) of Santa Rosa, Calif. will face off with fellow
lightweight (155 pounds) star Gesias
Cavalcante (17-7-1) of Deerfield Beach, Fla. via Rio de
Newly signed, undefeated phenomenon “Notorious” Nick Newell
(9-0) of Springfield, Mass. will square off with Keon
Caldwell (9-1) of Moultrie, Ga. in another lightweight scrap.
Newell has earned eight of his nine career wins by (T)KO or
submission while, similarly, Caldwell has notched eight of his nine
career victories by way of (T)KO.
In preliminary card action, welterweight (170 pounds) stars
Santiago (25-11) of Boca Raton, Fla. via Rio de Janeiro and
Harris (21-5) of Tulsa, Okla. will collide.
Additional preliminary card bouts will be announced soon.
Doors at Citzens Business Bank Arena will open at 4:00 p.m. PST and
the first preliminary card bout will begin at 5 p.m.
The live NBC Sports Network telecast of the World Series of
Fighting event will begin at 10:30 p.m. EST/7:30 p.m. PST.
ABOUT WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING Based in Las Vegas, Nev., the fight
capital of the world, World Series of Fighting is a professional
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering an
incredible, action-packed entertainment experience for fight fans
by producing the best possible matchups between elite fighters from
around the globe. For more information please visit www.WSOF.com.
Follow World Series of Fighting on Twitter @MMAWorldSeries and
World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo
ABOUT CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA Citizens Business Bank Arena,
built and owned by the City of Ontario, operated by AEG Facilities,
includes 9,500 fixed seats with additional “portable” seating
risers to accommodate capacities of 11,089 for concerts, 9,736 for
ice hockey and 10,832 for basketball. The 225,000 square foot venue
features 36 luxury suites located on two levels and a continuous
concourse hosting a variety of refreshment stands, merchandise
kiosks, a VIP club and other fan amenities. Citizens Business Bank
Arena hosts ice hockey and a variety of other sporting
competitions, concerts, family shows, special events, conventions,
school and community activities as well as private events. The
Arena is home to Ontario Reign, an ECHL Premier AA Hockey Team. The
venue is the biggest and most modern arena within the Inland
Empire, an area with over 4.1 million people. It is located in the
City of Ontario, on a 37-acre parcel located between Haven Avenue
and Milliken Avenue, Fourth Street and the I-10 Freeway. For more
information and future updates please visit: CBBankArena.com
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