Denver CO, January 19, 2006: The Worldwide Fighting Championship announces “Rumble in the Rockies,” mixed martial arts fighting event, set for January 21, 2006 at the Budweiser Events Center (5290 Arena Circle Loveland, CO.).
“Rumble in the Rockies”, is the third WFC event, and the first of 2006 and will include MMA pioneers, UFC 5 and Ultimate Ultimate ’95 Tournaments Champion Dan “The Beast” Severn, and special guest, UFC 8 and Ultimate Ultimate ’96 Tournaments Champion Don “The Predator” Frye. Severn and Frye are two of the original American MMA stars competiting in both the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as well as the Japanese super-promotion PRIDE Fighting Championship.
C.B. and Potts (1415 West Elizabeth Street, Fort Collins CO, 80521. (970) 221-1139), will play host to the weigh-ins and pre-fight press conference at 5:00 PM, Friday, January 20. This will be the first opportunity to meet and greet MMA legends Frye and Severn.
WFC Bantamweight Champion Matt Ver Halen was scheduled to defend his title against Noah Thomas, but Ver Halen suffered separated rib cartilage while training for the fight and will not be able to compete due to this injury. Fighting instead will be Steve Sharp from Salt Lake City, Utah. Sharp is an Ultimate Combat Experience, veteran and brings an MMA record of 16-4 to the cage. Although there is no belt on the line, the fight will be one of the most explosive bouts on the card, and the winner will earn the right to challenge Ver Halen for the bantamweight title.
Terry Pettek was scheduled to fight Dan Severn in the main event but was forced to withdraw, so WFC veteran Victor Vincelette steps-in to battle “The Beast” The heavy-handed Vincelette made his WFC debut at “Fight Club,” in November, stopping Pettek in the first round via referee stoppage due to strikes.
As the MMA landscape expands in 2006, the WFC is at the forefront of the expansion as the fastest-growing MMA organization in the country.
For tickets, visit www.comcasttix.com, or call 877-544-TIXX. For more information please check www.thewfc.com or www.Budweisereventscenter.com. We invite all writers and photographers to cover the event and media credentials can be reserved by contacting J. Mesa via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. See you ringside – J.