St. Charles IL (PRWEB) March 8, 2011
The Mixed Martial Arts Sport Federation announced the 12 fighters, including 4 Chicagoans and the first female team member, who will represent the USA against Team Ireland March 12th at the Dupage Expo Center St. Charles, Illinois at 7:30pm.
Several Chicago-area fighters were selected to compete for Team USA: Andrew Krzeptowski (welterweight,6-0), Josh Schirmer (lightweight,7-2-0) and the first female member Pearl Gonzalez (lightweight, 7-1). Other team standouts include Missouri's Alex White (featherweight, 11-0) and Matt Paul of Elgin (light heavyweight, 6-0) and Eric Daigle (featherweight, 12-2-1). Team USA will take a 104-7 overall record into the bouts.
"These are simply some of the most talented and fiercest rising stars of MMA in the country," said Mick Doyle, Team USA Coach and former International Kickboxing Organization world champion. "We scouted hundreds of fighters at dozens of fights all over the U.S. to select 12 men and now woman who proudly wear the stars and stripes on March 12th against Team Ireland at the Dupage Expo Center-St. Charles."
The event is organized by the MMA Sport Federation, an organization that champions the highest ideals of international sportsmanship. The federation provides an opportunity for the very best young fighters to train, build skills, and advance their reputations while competing against teams around the world.