'This is just part of our initiative to give back to those who have sacrificed so much in defense of our freedom,' says iFreedom Direct’s Special Projects Director Tim Lewis, a Retired U.S. Army Major and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) August 09, 2013
iFreedom Direct®, a top-rated VA and FHA lender, is pleased to announce its Strategic Partnership of the upcoming World Series of Fighting (WSOF) Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event this Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. The event, which is headlined by legendary striker Tyrone Spong and Angel Deanda, airs on NBC Sports Network at 7:30pm PST / 10:30pm EST. The intriguing 10-bout lineup also includes Ray Sefo vs. Dave Huckaba, Tyson Griffin vs. JZ Cavalcante, Marlon Moraes vs. Brandon Hempleman, and Keon Caldwell vs. Nick Newell, an inspirational MMA fighter with a 9-0 record as a professional despite being born with only one arm.
MMA is a sport involving highly skilled mixed martial artists inside a 28’ cage. The sport is a fusion of two or more styles of fighting that often includes Jiu Jitsu, freestyle wrestling, boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kun Do, Judo and Karate. Typically there are 3 – 5 rounds in an decagon-shaped, caged ring in which the fighters either apply submission holds on their opponents in an effort to get them to tap out, or they knock them out with a series of kicks or strikes. The athletes are highly trained in the multiple styles and the fights are as extremely technical as they are exciting.
The sport has a large veteran demographic. Many of the trainers and fighters have a military background. Recently signed Chad Robichaux was a Special Operations Force RECON Marine.
In keeping with the company’s vet-centric mission, iFreedom Direct® chose to sponsor this particular MMA event as it allowed the company to join the WSOF in providing admission for a number of local military members. “This is just part of our initiative to give back to those who have sacrificed so much in defense of our freedom,” says iFreedom Direct’s Special Projects Director Tim Lewis, a Retired U.S. Army Major and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
About iFreedom Direct®
Since 1996, iFreedom Direct® has closed over 100,000 government-backed VA and FHA loans. Based in Salt Lake City, with loan professionals licensed in almost every state, the company strives to make veterans its central focus. Not only does it serve the brave men and women of America with quality VA-backed mortgages, it supports many veterans’ causes throughout the year such as hosted dinners at the local Fisher House and an annual toy drive for the SLC VA. The company will be sharing information and photos about the event on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ifreedomdirect. For more information about iFreedom Direct®, visit http://www.ifreedomdirect.com
ABOUT WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING
Based in Las Vegas, 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 WSOF.com. Follow World Series of Fighting on Twitter @MMAWorldSeries and World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo @SugarRaySefo.