In a much-anticipated return to action, high-end prospect Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz (4-0) will take on slick submission specialist “Mitey” Micah Brakefield (7-6). Also added on is a welterweight clash pitting Sheldon LeBlanc (3-1) against American invader Andrew Perez (3-2).
Prestige FC 2: Queen City Coronation presented by 104.9 The Wolf takes place on Saturday, March 12th inside the George Reed Auditorium at The Orr Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan. The event airs live on The Fight Network and Access 7. “We set our sights on making Queen City Coronation the best fight card fans will see in Canada in 2016 and it is happening in a big way,” said Cord Crowthers, CEO & Matchmaker for Prestige FC.
“There are a lot of high expectations surrounding Mariusz and he’s going to get a very tough and eager test from Micah. For Sheldon, this is great opportunity to step up in competition and make himself a hot prospect in Canadian MMA. The best part of it all is that the fans are getting an action-packed card loaded with talented and exciting fighters.”
Ksiazkiewicz (Twitter: @IronPolMMA), who fights out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is back after a hiatus forced upon him by a lack of opponents willing to square-off against him. The 26-year-old, who stands 6-foot-3, has notched three wins via submission – all coming by way of rear-naked choke and two of those coming inside the first round. Brakefield (Twitter: @micahbrakefield), who is 6-foot-4 and 27 years old, is a sly jiu-jitsu practitioner with all six of his career victories coming via submission and four of those coming inside the opening round. The Burnaby, B.C., product has won two of his last three fights both coming by triangle choke.
After a second-round submission at Prestige FC 1, Leblanc returns to action in his home town of Regina. Leblanc bested Corey Atkinson with a keylock back in October to pick up his third win by submission. Perez is from Tucson, Arizona, and now trains under the guidance of colorful fighter-turned-coach Thomas Denny. In addition to the new main card bouts, Prestige FC has added Myles Anderson versus Ryan Rohovich in an undercard lightweight tussle.
Prestige FC 2: Queen City Coronation is topped by a showdown for the featherweight title as Kurt “The Hurt” Southern battles Nick Rhoads.
Prestige FC 2: Queen City Coronation signed fights to date (all fights pending ACS approval):
Kurt Southern vs. Nick Rhoads – featherweight title
Keith Smetana vs. Devon Smith – middleweight
Adam Lorenz vs. Curtis Demarce – featherweight
Brad Katona vs. Josh Rich – bantamweight
Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz vs. Micah Brakefield – middleweight
Sheldon LeBlanc vs. Andrew Perez – welterweight
Sean Quinn vs. Eric Wilson – bantamweight
Nick Campbell vs. Dan Amyotte – catchweight (220)
Justin Schmit vs. Ricky Guillen – middleweight
Myles Anderson vs. Ryan Rohovich – lightweight
Tickets for Prestige FC 2: Queen City Coronation are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased by calling Regina Tickets at (306) 515-4333 or in person at The Orr Centre box office. VIP Tables & Tickets are exclusively available by calling (306) 580-0340.