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- WHITEHEAD HEADLINES EVENT IN ARIZONA

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

Press Release
Fort McDowell Casino Presents:

RITC 80 – Fight Night at THE FORT (Fan Appreciation)
Mike Whitehead vs Robert Beraun
Special Guest: Jeremy Horn

Ft McDowell Casino ( Fountain Hills )
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Doors open: 5:00 PM, Fight Time: 7:30 PM

Ticket prices: $15 General Admission/Standing Room Only, $25 Reserved, $50 Ringside and $75 VIP.

Tickets now on sale through TicketMaster ( 480-784-4444 ) and at the Fort McDowell Casino Gift Shop. Call 1-800-THE FORT for details. Discounts for Winners Circle members.

There will be plenty of pre-fight activities: musical entertainment and a Meet & Greet session with UFC/Pride veteran Jeremy Horn who has over 100 MMA fights. The 5PM weigh-ins will be open to the public and the Hooters’ girls will be there too.

The RITC 80 Main Event will feature Arizona favorite Robert Beraun, who knocked out UFC veteran Aaron Brink in November and won by unanimous decision over Pride/UFC veteran Ricco Rodriguez in January. Beraun will be shooting for his third straight upset victory when he goes against another UFC veteran and TUF2 reality show participant Mike Whitehead. Whitehead will present another formidable challenge for Beraun.

The supporting card contains many outstanding matchups in what is sure to be an entertaining night of MMA action. General admission tickets are just $15 with no additional fees if purchased at the Casino, parkingis free as is shuttle service. VIP seats are just $75 for this fan appreciation event.

Fight Card:

Robert Beraun ( 260 ) vs Mike Whitehead ( 220 ) RITC Heavyweight Championship
Mo Doom ( 180 ) vs Jeremy Neer ( 185 )
Melville Calabaca ( 260 ) vs Herb Garcia ( 300 )
Danny Wren ( 175 ) vs TBA

Jon Tsosie ( 240 ) vs Seth Baczynski ( 210 )
Jamie Schmidt ( 170 ) vs Norman Pierce ( 165 )
Arturo Segovia ( 210 ) vs Benny Rodriguez ( 220 )
Marquis Navarro ( 215 ) vs Dave Soto ( 210 )

Heath Zemler ( 205 ) vs Daniel Jones ( 195 )
Dave Connant ( 205 ) vs Joe Martinez ( 195 )
Michael Thomas ( 160 ) vs Nick Hedrick ( 150 )
Austin Pascucci ( 155 ) vs Shane Croy ( 165 )
Rosco McClellan ( 150 ) vs Joe Stojak ( 150 )

Alternate: Lemuel Vincent ( 300 )

Fight card subject to change.

Fort McDowell Casino is located off Hwy 87 just 2 miles north of Shea, minutes from Mesa & Scottsdale.

Please visit these web sites for additional information:

http://www.fortmcdowellcasino.com

http://www.rageinthecage.com

Upcoming event:

RITC 81 – Back to Tucson ( VerHalen vs Lira – Bantamweight Title )
Friday, May 26, 2006
Doors open: 7:00 PM, Fight Time: 8:00 PM

Submitted by: John Petrilli ( RITC )

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