Manassas, VA (PRWEB) November 08, 2013
Team Lloyd Irvin (aka Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts Academy) will be sending Sijara Eubanks to fight for the vacant LOC women’s bantamweight championship belt. LOC Fights Promotion is a Virginia based amateur and pro MMA organization. On November 9, 2013, LOC will be hosting a card packed with fights that will be sure to entertain the fans.
Sijara Eubanks, a member of Team Lloyd Irvin since the start of her martial arts career, will be the co-main event and she’ll take on Ashley Smallwood to determine the bantamweight (135lb) champion for LOC fights. Although, this is considered a championship bout, it’s amateur, so the fight will consist of three 3-minute rounds. Upon agreeing to the fight, both fighters decided to meet at 140lbs, Ashley coming down from 145lb and Sijara coming up from 135lbs.
Smallwood has the edge in experience, this will be her 4th amateur MMA bout and she is 3-0. Smallwood is a native of Virginia and will be representing BLANK fight team. Smallwood has a striking background and will likely try to keep this one on the feet.
Eubanks, originally from Springfield, MA, joined Team Lloyd Irvin in November 2008, and a win this weekend will be an anniversary celebration of sorts.
Says Eubanks, “I’m coming up on five years with Team Lloyd Irvin and I’m really excited about this fight. Master Lloyd Irvin is a world class coach and I couldn’t ask for a better coach or team.”
Master Lloyd Irvin promoted Sijara to the rank of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown belt in February earlier this year. In the five years of training with Team Lloyd Irvin, Sijara has won multiple World Championships in Jiu Jitsu and dozens of smaller tournaments.
It’s safe to say this is yet another “striker vs grappler” matchup.
Also on the card for Team Lloyd Irvin, is DJ Jackson who will fight at 165lbs vs Perrir Carter (Independent). DJ is (3-0?) in amateur MMA. The Team Lloyd Irvin black belt has his sights set on UFC in the very near future.
For more information, please go to http://www.lloydirvinlive.com or call 301-449-KICK, lines are open 24/7