YAMMA Pit Fighting (YPF), a new mixed martial arts organization created by Ultimate Fighting Championship founder Bob Meyrowitz, on Tuesday announced that UFC veterans Oleg Taktarov and Don Frye will go toe-to-toe in the main event of the organization’s first pay-per-view event.
The event will air live from the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. on April 11, 2008.
The veteran fighters will face off in one of the ‘Masters Superfights,’ one-on-one matches that feature some of MMA’s most illustrious and legendary fighters, according to YPF. A second Superfight, listed on the YPF website, is slated to feature Eric “Butterbean” Esch against Gary Goodridge.
In addition to the Superfights, the April 11 event will showcase eight competitors in a tournament match for the title of YAMMA Heavyweight Champion. Tournament fighters include Marcelo “Pato” Pereira, Sherman Pendergarst, Rex Richards, Tony Sylvester, Chris Tuscherer and Travis Wiuff according to Tuesday’s announcement. The promotion’s website, however, also lists Alexey Oleynik and George Bush as tournament competitors.
Jeff Blatnick will serve as a commentator for both the Heavyweight Tournament and “Masters Superfights.” Blatnick, a retired athlete and cancer survivor, has become a successful television sportscaster and has appeared as an expert analyst on NBC, ABC and ESPN.