by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The North American Allied Fight Series announced the signing of Pride, Dream and UFC veteran Jeff “The Snowman” Monson to compete at its 3rd Annual NAAFS Rock N Rumble event on Aug. 29 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Monson (30-8) brings his impressive resume to the NAAFS Pro Series Heavyweight division. His opponent will be Tony Sylvester (12-1-1, Midwest Training Center), of Canton, Ohio, now training out of Chicago.
“We have added depth to our heavyweight division while putting together a tremendous match up for NAAFS fans,” said NAAFS president and Pro Series matchmaker Greg Kalikas. “For the past few years, the NAAFS has been known for creating top MMA prospects, but now we feel we have the credibility to bring in fighters the caliber of a Jeff Monson and Tony Sylvester, which will continue to increase our awareness on a national level.”
Accompanying Monson for this fight will be none other than former IFL champion Roy “Big Country” Nelson, who has competed against some of the top heavyweights in the sport including Monson himself.
In addition to Sylvester versus Monson, the 3rd Annual Rock N Rumble will also see many of the top stars in the Pro & National Amateur Series in action. Already announced is UFC veteran Josh “Heavy” Hendricks (15-5) taking on former Pro Series Heavyweight Champion “Cujo” Joe McCall (6-1), plus fans will witness a Pro Series Middleweight fight as Chris “The Assassin” Lozano (6-1) of Strong Style Fight Team steps back in the NAAFS cage with John “The Bullet” Fields (4-2) of Instigator Fight Team.