WFL 8-Man MMA Tournament
April 1 at Club Lido, Revere
REVERE, Mass. (April 1st, 2006) – The first 8-Man Tournament in Massachusetts Mixed Martial Arts fighting history will take place Saturday night, April 1 at “Real: No Fooling Around,” promoted by the World Fighting League (WFL) at Club Lido (formerly the Wonderland Ballroom) in Revere, Massachusetts.
Weymouth native Joe “J-Law” Lauzon (10-3), representing Team Aggression, and BTT-Boston’s Thierry Quenneville (9-4) lead the field of eight 160-pound fighters with the final survivor earning a purse of $4,000. The other six participants include Bill Mahoney (SSSF), Doug Brown (Fight Zone), Andrew Montanez, Adam Comfort (Ithaca MMA), Leandro “Tatu” Escobar (Best Way/ATT) and Peter Jeffrey (Santos).
“We’re excited to make MMA history in Massachusetts,” WFL president Zack Tesler said. “Many of the best 160-pounders from the local area as well as from out of town will be fighting to become The Man. We also have a Superfight, three title matches, one women’s match, and a strong undercard.
The Superfight features the return of “El Conquistador,” Jorge Rivera (Team Elite) against Timothy Williams.
Sherman Pendergarst (Baltimore Fight Club) takes on Jason Cadima (Dragon Lair) for the Super Heavyweight Championship, while Roger Brackett (Gracie Barra BH-Mass) faces Eric Yarid (N.B.A.) for the Heavyweight Championship. In the Light Welterweight title match, Cesario De Souza (Dragon Lair) tangles with Marcus Gifford (Dragon Warrior).
The WFL women’s match pits Page Sturtevant (AMMA/Renzo Gracie) versus Katherine Johnson.
The undercard is loaded with competitive fights including Bobby McAndrews (Dragon Lair)-Mat Keating (Unleashed), Eric Rusel (Ithaca MMA)-Reid Homer (Submission Arsenal), Dana Bluen (Team Santos)-David Woodby (NY), Eric Henry (Ithaca MMA)-Mark Matheson (Dragon Warrior), Richard de Los Reyes (ATT)-Paul Gorman (AMMA/Renzo), Danny Lauzon (Team Aggression)-Anthony Peters (Team Russell), Alexander Chianurashvili-Mike Hansen (BIT), Carlos Neto (BestWay/ATT)-TBA, Enrique Nunez (Silver Dragon-TBA). Danny Lauzon, brother of Joe, will become the youngest MMA fighter in Massachusetts’ history when he fights one day after his 18th birthday. All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets are priced at $100.00 (Front Row – 1st row), $65.00 (VIP – 2nd & 3rd rows), $50.00 (Ringside – rows 4 and back), and $35.00 (General Admission – standing room). To order or for more information call 877.481.2691 or visit www.wfl.tv. Tickets also will be sold at the door the night of the show.