San Jose, California (USA): TopMidwest fight promotion North American Allied Fight Series (NAAFS) todayrevealed its fight card for the upcoming "Fight Nite in the FlatsVIII" event, which will take place on Saturday, June 2nd at JacobsPavilion at Nautica in Cleveland, Ohio. In the main event, Bellator stalwart"The Cleveland Assassin" Chris Lozano will lock horns with NAAFSWelterweight Champion Kyle "Alley Cat" Baker with the belt on theline. In another title bout, Frank "The Tank" Caraballo will put hisNAAFS Featherweight Championship on the line against Antonio "MexicanMuscle" Castillo, Jr. Also on the card is UFC veteran Jason"Dynamite" Dent, as he battles well-respected finisher James"The Unbreakable Heavy Hitter" Warfield, who has stopped his opponentin all 22 of his wins.
Tickets for "Fight Night in the Flats VIII" are available at http://store.naafs.biz/fight-nite-in-the-flats-viii.html.General Admission: $30, VIP Table, Row 3: $50, VIP Table, Row Two: $75, VIPTable, Row One: $100, VIP Stage Table: $125, VIP Booth Seats: $60. The maincard will also be broadcasted live on GoFightLive.com for $9.99.
"We are really proud to bring such a stacked card to the NAAFS fightfans," said NAAFS CEO Greg Kalikas. "This is a big event for us, andI have all the confidence in the world that our fighters are going to bringevery ounce of fight-finishing ability they have to Cleveland."
Known as "The Cleveland Assassin," Chris Lozano (14-4) is a five-timeBellator veteran who will be making his sixth appearance for the NAAFS. Amember of Evolve MMA, Lozano brings an intensity to the cage rivaled by few. Hehas faced well-known fighters such as Karl Amoussou, Douglas Lima, and LymanGood, and has defeated the likes of Brent Weedman, Yoshiyuki Yoshida, and JasonDent. His opponent, Kyle "Alley Cat" Baker (12-4), is known for hisbrutal knockout power. The current 170-pound title-holder in the NAAFS, he hasa big bullseye on his back, but is ready for the challenge. "The AlleyCat" has quite a fight resume himself, taking on noted competitors LucioLinhares, James Warfield, Brian Foster, Drew Fickett, Chad Reiner, and DouglasLima during his career.
NAAFS Featherweight Champion Frank "The Tank" Caraballo (17-7) willalso put it all on the line on June 2nd when he battles top contender Antonio"Mexican Muscle" Castillo, Jr. (12-3) for the belt. Both known fortheir ability to go from bell to bell, these 145ers are sure to put on acrowd-pleasing affair that will showcase what mixed martial arts is all about.Caraballo is a three-time veteran of Bellator, and brings an edge in experienceagainst the challenger. Both fighters are from Ohio, however, and with both thebelt and local bragging rights on the line, fists are sure to fly in this one.
Also fighting at "Fight Night in the Flats VIII" is UFC and UltimateFighter veteran Jason "Dynamite" Dent (22-12), who will tangle withJames "The Unbreakable Heavy Hitter" Warfield (22-10). A native ofCincinnati, Ohio, Dent is an eight-time NAAFS veteran, and he will look toprotect his home turf against Wisconsin’s Warfield. Also on the card areseveral top blue chip prospects, including Johny Hendricks training partnerDave Shepherd, Joe Heiland, Khama Worthy, and George Comer. All will be lookingto make a statement to the local Cleveland crowd, as well as to aninternational iPPV audience.
Here is the fight card as it stands now:
170 Title – Chris Lozano 14-4(Evolve MMA) vs. Kyle Baker 12-4(MMA Institute)
145 Title – Frank Caraballo 17-7(Fearless Fight Team) vs. AntonioCastillo, Jr. 12-3 (Instigator Fight Team)
155 lbs. – James Warfield 22-10(Chosen Few) vs. Jason Dent 22-12(Griffon Rawl)
155 lbs. – Dave Shepherd 9-3 (TeamTakedown) vs. Joe Heiland 13-2-1(Strong Style Fight Team)
155 lbs. – Khama Worthy 8-2 (PTT)vs. George Comer 9-1 (Griffon Rawl)
115 lbs. – Sarah McLeod 4-4-1(Mid-America Martial Arts) vs. AmberIgnotowski 5-0 (USA Martial Arts)
135 lbs. – Tyler Saltsman 7-3 (TeamTitan) vs. Jerrell Hodge 4-0 (BrickHouse MMA)
170 lbs. – Josh Krizan 4-1(Wrestling Factory Cleveland) vs. JoshLasich 3-0 (Evolve MMA)
170 lbs. – Gabe Garcia 3-0 (FightersUnited) vs. Emmanuel Kangah 2-1(True Roots MMA)
135 lbs. - Shane Valko 4-0 (The MatFactory) vs. Ryan Arce 4-0 (EvolveMMA)
185 lbs. – John Antanitis 6-3 (PennHills MMA) vs. Steve Burton 7-2(Evolve MMA)
265 lbs. – Jeff Hughes 9-2 (EvolveMMA) vs. TBA
145 lbs. – Dominic Mazzotta 4-1 (EdVincent MMA/Cho’s Taekwondo) vs. TBA
185 lbs. – JT Miller 1-0 (StrongStyle Fight Team) vs. TBA
For more information on the NAAFS, please visit http://www.NAAFS.tv/. The NAAFS can also be found onFacebook at https://www.facebook.com/naafscagefighting,and on Twitter @NAAFS.
About the NAAFS:
Founded in 2006 by Greg Kalikas, the NAAFS has been cultivated into aproving ground for many of the top pros in mixed martial arts today. Theirroster has included, at one time or another, a virtual "who’s who" ofthe MMA world. The Ohio-based organization prides itself on developing the nextgeneration of stars, and is committed to fostering the continued growth of thesport. The NAAFS has showcased many UFC and Bellator veterans, including (butnot limited to) Ben Rothwell, Josh Hendricks, Jason Dent, Dan Bobish, Ryan"The Lion" Madigan, Brian Rogers, Todd Brown, Sean Salmon, DaveHerman, Stipe Miocic, Chris Lozano, Daniel Straus, Forrest "The MeatCleaver" Petz, and many others.