TUFF-N-UFF Productions, Inc. once again brings you an action packed evening of “The Future Stars of MMA” fights and festivities at the Orleans Hotel and Casino on Friday, March 27.
The evening will be kicked off by UFC ring girl and crowd favorite Arianny Celeste singing her rendition of the National Anthem. A special farewell will then be made for Mixed Martial Arts apparel pioneer and friend, TapouT owner Charles “Mask” Lewis, by giving him a much deserved 10 bell-count salute.
“Mask was always very cool with everyone he interacted with and I could feel his passion was intense,” TUFF-N-UFF president Barry Meyer said. “It’s because of this that I could relate to him. I remember him working a booth with the crew at our first show in Las Vegas in 2003 and he was a great all around guy.”
Following these emotional moments will be an action packed evening of fights not to be missed. Headlining the “Future Stars of MMA” will be the semifinals of the TUFF-N-UFF Welterweight World Championship, as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and widely accomplished practitioner Bill “The Grill” Cooper squares off with hard hitting Xtreme Couture prodigy Kenny Marzolla. The stakes are high in this one, with the winner moving on to fight for the TUFF-N-UFF Welterweight crown on April 24.
“This fight should be very fun to watch,” Meyer said. “The two fighters each have their own contrasting styles, which always make for the most entertaining fights. Marzolla has such strong knockout power and Cooper is such a good Jiu Jitsu practitioner that he’ll have Marzolla working hard for the win.”
Also showcased at the event will be the finals of the TUFF-N-UFF 135lb. 4-man tournament Championship, as Hawaiian Fighting Arts student Junior Gomez squares off with Jamie Hernandez, fighting out of West Coast Fighting Academy in Riverside, Calif.
“Both Gomez and Hernandez bring it every fight,” Meyer said. “You may not want to blink during this fight because if you do, you’ll miss a ton of action.”
Along with these fights, fans can also check out an action packed card, which features some of the most talented up-and-coming male and female athletes from Xtreme Couture, Striking Unlimited, Legends MMA, West Coast MMA, and more!
“The Future Stars of MMA”, will hit the ring live on Friday, March 27 at Orleans Hotel and Casino. Doors open at 6 pm, fights start at 7. Tickets are available at the Orleans Casino box office. For more information, check out the TUFF-N-UFF website at www.tuffnuff.net.