- RAGE IN THE CAGE 79 ON FEB. 24TH

February 2, 2006
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Press Release
Desert Diamond Presents:

RITC 79 – The Rage Returns
Special Guests: UFC Fighters Joe Stevenson, Joe Riggs and Gilbert Aldana

Desert Diamond Casino
Friday, Feb 24, 2006
Doors Open: 7:00 PM, Fight Time: 8:00 PM

In November, the first Rage in the Cage show at Desert Diamond sold out 4 hours before show time and 1,000 fans had to be turned away at the door. Don’t be disappointed, get your tickets early.

Tickets now on sale at the Desert Diamond Box Office ( 520-393-2799 or 866-DDC-Wins ) and through TicketMaster ( 520-321-1000 or 480-784-4444 ). Advance tickets range from $25 to $100. $5 higher on fight day.

UFC veteran and TUF 2 Reality Champion Joe Stevenson will fly in from California to chat with RITC fans and to sign autographs. Joining him will be Arizona UFC fighters Joe Riggs and Gilbert Aldana, both coming off UFC 57 appearances.

Many fighters from the Tucson area will be headlining the RITC card.

In one Main Event, Andy Montana, a top MMA fighter and member of the Tohono O’odham Nation will battle veteran Melville Calabaca for the Native American RITC Championship.

Partial Fight Card:

Andy Montana ( 250 ) vs Melville Calabaca ( 250 ) RITC Native American Championship
Rich Beecroft ( 230 ) vs TBA
Carlos Ortega ( 150 ) vs TBA
Gabe Casillas ( 175 ) vs Bob Calnin ( 175 )

Jon Tsosie ( 230 ) vs Lemuel Vincent ( 270 )
Michael Barney ( 150 ) vs Dominik Cruz ( 155 )
Anthony Levensalor ( 155 ) vs Nick Hedrick ( 155 )
Jesse Barnett ( 185 ) vs Rudy Baez ( 185 )

Andrew Britin ( 175 ) vs Philip Aguilar ( 175 )
Joe Cronin ( 160 ) vs TBA
Marquis Navarro ( 215 ) vs Chris Devno ( 210 )
Joe Martinez ( 185 ) vs Jason Cassel ( 185 )
Joe Stojak ( 150 ) vs Rosco McClellan ( 150 )

Fight Card subject to change.

Driving directions: Take I-10. Merge onto I-19 S ( exit #260 ). Go 12.9 miles to Pima Mine Rd ( exit #80 ). Turn left onto Pima Mine Rd.

For more information, please visit www.rageinthecage.com.

Upcoming event:

RITC 80
Fort McDowell Casino
Saturday, Mar 18, 2006

Submitted by: John Petrilli ( RITC )

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