Henderson, NV (PRWEB) May 7, 2010
Millennium Events is proud to announce a series of professional MMA Xplosion events to be staged at The Joint by Rogue inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino commencing on Saturday, May 22, 2010. This fight will be the first of four scheduled fights over the course of 2010. “The Joint is an award winning venue to highlight the next generation of Mixed Martial Arts stars,” said Vlad Warton, MMA Xplosion co-founder and promoter. “We are thrilled about our new relationship with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and look forward to sharing our exciting, high energy events with the fans on a regular basis.” Wharton’s MMA Xplosion partner, Rani John added, “Given the quality of the fight card, we are sure to please our loyal fans with ticket prices starting at just $25 dollars.”
Heavyweights Justin Wren (7-2) and Reggie Higgins (3-0) headline the outstanding nine bout professional Mixed Martial Arts card. Wren is a veteran of the TV show “The Ultimate Fighter” season nine. In the co-Main event, at 170 lbs., hometown favorite and six-time WEC veteran Blas “The Disciple” Avena (6-4) takes on Jorge Lopez (6-1) from Wanderlei Silva’s “Wand Fight Team.” Also at 170 lbs, Muay Thai phenom Chidi Njokuani (2-1) will battle two-time Penn State All-American wrestler and former NCAA boxing champion Eric Bradley (3-1). Njokuani is the younger brother of WEC fighter Anthony Njokuani.
The under card features former Centennial high school wrestling champion and local favorite Angelo “Anarchy” Antuna (6-1) facing Kyle Atkinson (1-2) in a thrilling 145 lbs. bout. At 155 lbs., Otis Ruiz (2-0) of Filipino MMA will look to continue his winning ways against Jason Trevino (2-3) of Xtreme Couture. At 170 lbs., Las Vegas talent Danny “Dee One” Davis, Jr. (3-1) will take on the very tough Dave Hulett (5-4) of Warrior Training Center. In another exciting bout, Gor Mnatsakanyan (Filipino MMA) will be featured in his Pro debut. Mnatsakanyan will take on Ian Omalza (2-2) from TapOut Training Center at 125 lbs. At 115 lbs in the women’s division, Las Vegas hometown favorite Michelle Gutierrez (0-1) will take on Shimone Brooks (1-0) from Texas.
Tickets range from $25 to $125 and are on sale now at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Box Office, (702) 693-5222, http://www.hardrockhotel.com or http://www.thejointlasvegas.com. The event is open to all ages. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first fight starts at 7 p.m.
About MMA Xplosion
MMA Xplosion (http://www.mmaxplosion.com) was established in 2008. MMA Xplosion: The Next Generation Fighter is a Las Vegas-based promotions company that is committed to showcasing the best in Mixed Martial Arts.
Your coverage is cordially invited to this event. Please RSVP to Jay Wallace if you would like to attend, send a photographer or camera crew. Thank you.
MMA Xplosion Media Contact: