Showdown Fights Presents Evolution

November 3, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY – Showdown Fights presents “Evolution” November 18th 2011 at 7:00pm live from the UCCU Events Center in Orem, Utah. An exciting mixture of veteran fighters and top performing new prospects will be rounded out by a main event that will feature Utah’s own Jordan Smith (16-2-1) and Josh McDonald (8-4).

Jordan Smith is fresh off a unanimous decision victory over UFC veteran Karo Parisyan in Brazil on the 14th of September and looks for his 17th win in his young career.  Jordan splits training time between “One Hit MMA” in Clearfield Utah and the world famous “Blackhouse” in Los Angeles, California.  A former 7th grade science teacher, Smith retired from that profession so he could focus full-time on his MMA career.

WEC, ShoXC, and Strikeforce veteran Josh McDonald trains at the Fairtex Academy in San Francisco and with the Cesar Gracie/Scrap Pack group.  A recent win over Ron Keslar brings McDonald one-step closer to his goal.   Fireworks will fly when the cage door shuts behind these crafty fighters that look to move up in the rankings.

Another bout on the card that has all the makings of “Fight of the Night” pits two unbeaten fighters, Ohio’s own Tim Ruberg (6-0) will face Utah’s Jason South (7-0) in battle that many think will lead the winner to the “Big Show”.  Many of the local favorites will be also be featured on the fight card including the highly anticipated Pro Debut of former BYU standout Jan Jorgensen, Local female fighting superstar Tandi Schaeffer, along with Brandon Melendez, Jerome Hatch, and Dayne Aristizabel.

To make our fights more accessible, Showdown Fights will offer ticket prices starting at $15.00 for general admission. Upper tickets will be $25, lower seating will be $40.00, table seating will be $100.00, and ringside tables will be $150.00. Tickets and tables are available by calling 866-788-9195 or at SMITHSTIX.COM.

The opportunity to purchase tickets in advance will be available for those that “like” the facebook page, Friends on facebook will have the chance to purchase tickets before they are available at UCCU Event Center box office (1-800-8888-TIXX) or SmithsTix (866-788-9195).

Additionally, Showdown Fights is proud to announce the continued strategic relationship with  “Evolution” will be available live on the network the night of the event and On Demand from the following day. GFL now offers full access to over 5,000 fights for the low monthly price of $9.99. Subscribe now.

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