Press Release

RING OF FIRE 18: RIVER VALLEY RUMBLE will take place Saturday, July 30th at the D&N Event Center in North Platte, Nebraska. ROF 18 will be the first MMA event to take place in the area. The format will include MMA, K-1 Rules, and Shoot Boxing matches. The main event will feature the rematch of two of the toughest 155 lb fighters in the circuit, Luke “LIL’ HULK” Caudillo vs. “KING” James Martinez. The two warriors will be fighting for Caudillo’s 155 Young Gun Championship Belt.

Caudillo and Martinez first fought on ROF 12 in a back and forth battle that went the distance True to form, Martinez seemed to edge the Stand Up and Caudillo dominated the grappling using effective take downs and ground and pound. In the end the judges saw the bout in favor of Caudillo. Later at the event after party the two fighters had some choice words for each other, and promoter Sven Bean immediately offered the rematch. Both readily agreed but scheduling conflicts have kept the two apart. Martinez went on to appear on K-1 USA and TKO Canada events, while Caudillo fought on STRIKEFORCE and was scheduled to go to Japan to fight in a Shoot Boxing match. In the mean time Bean paired up with MFS coach Kelly Wiseman and made plans for ROF to come to Nebraska, a perfect spot for the rematch since it is Caudillo’s home town.

The event will feature some of the top up and coming talent in the ROF roster, along with some new faces. In the feature bout of the evening Joe Doherty will make his professional debut. Doherty is known for his rapid fire attacks and extremely high level of conditioning. He has the gas tank to stay in his opponents danger zone and continually wear them down. He is primarily a grappler, but his last ROF appearance had him victorious under Shoot Boxing rules.

Luke Caudillo vs James Martinez

Joe Doherty vs Fields Fry

Brad Garrick vs Toby Johnson
Brandon Thatch vs Ricardo Ponce
Brian Shelburn vs Finnie McMahon
John Church vs Aaron Romero
Jake Davis vs Zane Baker
Gary Prince vs Matt Preist
Tyler vs TBA
Josh Alloway vs Ryan Fotheringham
Ali Alisa vs Lorenzo Coca

The town of North Platte is buzzing in anticipation for their first look at live professional MMA. VIP Tickets are sold out, and Reserved seats are almost gone.

Tickets are available at the following locations:
Wiseman’s Fight Factory 308-534-0943
Wiseman Chiropractic Wellness Center 308-532-3526
Supplement Zone 308-532-1914
Touchdown Club/Cedar Bowl 308-532-5720
Scorez Sports Bar 308-534-9800
FY Fight Productions (Colorado) 303-246-5237

Saturday July 30th, 2005
D&N Event Center, North Platte, NE
Doors at 6:30 pm first bout 7:30 pm
GA $20.00, Reserved $30.00
fight card and more info please visit: www.rofmma.com