In the night's headlining contest, Pojoaque native Angelo Sanchez (11-5) meets Jackson-Winklejohn’s Gabriel Benitez (15-4). Sanchez, the one-time Bellator MMA veteran, looks to start his 2014 campaign in the win column against the hard-hitting Tijuana native Gabriel Benitez. Benitez, who by all accounts is on the fast track to the UFC when they enter into Mexico, has a 93% finishing rate in fifteen professional victories and looks to make Sanchez number sixteen.
The co-feature sees featherweight sluggers Andres “The Bullet” Quintana (4-1) and Derek Perez (4-2) clash in a matchup that is sure to compete for Orthrus Promotions Fight of the Night Award! Quintana, who trains with Luttrell’s MMA camp in the Rio Rancho area, will look to step back in the cage for the first time in over a year and shake off the cage rust with a win over tough Los Lunas native Derek Perez (4-2). Perez, who owns and operates Perez Fighting System, will look to play spoiler and improve his record to 5 and 2, which will no doubt place him among the next wave of top New Mexico prospects.
New Mexico Combat Sports Fan’s asked for it, and most thought it would never happen, but it’s happening March 29th 2014 at “Triple A MMA V: Redemption at the Rock” event. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black-Belts Quinn Mulhern (Gracie Barra-NM) and Josh Lanier (Hybrid Jiu-Jitsu) will compete in New Mexico’s first ever No-Gi Super-fight brought to you by Combat Sports Club inside the Triple A MMA Cage! Mulhern, who recently announced his retirement from MMA/UFC action, looks to keep his competitive juices flowing by taking on fellow BJJ player Josh Lanier in a winner take all, submission only bout. Lanier, who also recently retired from MMA/Bellator action, will look to cement his grappling skills within the New Mexico Combat Sports community by playing Jiu-Jitsu with the Gracie-Barra NM Professor.
Also making their professional debuts at Triple A MMA V will be 2013 SW Fight News Amateur Fighter of the Year Jerome Rivera, as well Joel Whitney, Natalie Roy, Nikki Lowe and Levi Lucero.
The night's eleven bout-fight card will be streamed live at www.TripleAMMA.com.
The complete fight card is listed below:
Pro Main Event
145: Angelo Sanchez vs. Gabriel Benitez
Pro Semi-Main Event
145: Andres Quintana vs. Derek Perez
NO-GI SUBMISSION ONLY SUPERFIGHT
Open: Quinn Mulhern vs. Josh Lanier
Featured Pro Female Bout
105: Natalie Roy vs. Nikki Lowe
135: Joel Whitney vs. Stephan Cervantes
125: Jerome Rivera vs. Levi Lucero
130: Lindsay Jones vs. Michelle Williamson
170: Carlos Casados vs. Dennis Garcia
140: Max Spiller vs. Bruce Lee Romero
155: Johel Delone vs. Nate Armstrong
125: Javier Cepeda vs. Kip Lewis
*Card Subject to Change*
“Triple A MMA V: Redemption at the Rock," presented by Orthrus Promotions, is the third combat sports event of 2014, with more to be announced very soon!
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*Additional fees may apply.
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About Triple A MMA Triple A MMA is a professional Mixed Martial Arts company which strives to achieve the very best in combat sports value and opportunity. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Triple A MMA currently operates and hosts professional and amateur mixed martial arts events, both locally and in several States across the country. Triple A MMA differentiates itself from other MMA organizations by giving fighters the opportunity to take the next step into one of the largest MMA organizations in the world today. The Triple A MMA athletes forge their own path to the “big leagues” with our unique and one of a kind “Win To Get In” events. We give our athletes more than just another fight, we give them a fighting chance and opportunity in the growing competitive sport of Mixed Martial Arts!
About Orthrus Promotions Orthrus Promotions is a professional entertainment company, bringing the very best in entertainment value. Orthrus currently operates and hosts concerts in several states, but proudly calls New Mexico their home. Originally a music entertainment company, Orthrus has now expanded into the fight scene, partnering with Bellator, to bring great MMA events to the people of New Mexico and other States throughout the US.