SHARK FIGHTS 20 ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER 15th IN LAUGHLIN, NEVADA
Amarillo, TX (September 8, 2011) – Shark Fight Promotions, in association with Richard Steele Promotions, announced their fight card for Shark Fights 20 at the Edgewater Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada on October 15. Shark Fights 20 marks the return of former Ultimate Fighter and UFC veteran Chris Camozzi (15-4) after his controversial win over Joey Villasenor (27-9) at Shark Fights 15. Originally ruled a draw, the New Mexico State Athletic Commission later overturned the decision and gave the victory to Camozzi. Now Camozzi wants to prove the decision wasn’t a gift from the judges when he squares off against dangerous striker Matt Lucas (14-2). Lucas has won four of his last five bouts by first round TKO.
In the co-main event, Strikeforce veteran Artenas “Machine Gun” Young (7-3) takes on unbeaten top contender Clifford Starks (6-0). Young has been on a tear since joining Shark Fights, beating rising prospects Kyle Bracey (4-2) and Elvis Mutapcic (9-2). Starks has finished three of his fights by TKO all in the first round. “It doesn’t matter if he’s 6-0 or 0-6, he’s just another guy in for a bad night,” said Young. “Cliff’s a one dimensional fighter and I’m about to show him another dimension.”
The main card also features a pair of undefeated rising stars, Jared “Demon Eyes” Downing (7-0) and Jimmy “Rabbit” Jones (3-0). Shark Fights 20 will be the biggest test of Downing’s career as he takes on Bellator veteran Georgi “Insane” Karakhanyan (17-3). Karakhanyan has fought some of the best Featherweights in mixed martial arts such as Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Joe Warren, and Bao Quach. Jones plans on continuing his undefeated streak against Casey Milliken (2-3). “This is one of the most stacked cards we’ve had at Shark Fights,” states Shark Fights executive Wes Nolen. “Every fight is evenly matched and there are no clear favorites. We are planning to give the MMA fans of Laughlin, Nevada a great show.”
Shark Fights 20 will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at The Edgewater Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada and will be broadcast via tape delay on FUEL TV beginning November 4, 2011. Doors Open at 5:30pm PST. Fights start at 7pm PST. Tickets for Shark Fights 20 are on sale now. Tickets are priced at $20, $30, $40, $65, and $100. Tickets are available at www.edgewater-casino.com or by calling 877-344-1187. For more information, or current Shark Fights news, please visit www.sharkfights.com or www.facebook.com/sharkfights. Fight card subject to change.
-Chris Camozzi (15-4) vs Matt Lucas (14-2)
-Artenas Young (7-3) vs Clifford Starks (6-0)
-Georgi Karakhanyan (17-3) vs. Jared Downing (7-0)
-Casey Milliken (2-3) vs Jimmy Jones (3-0)
-Brandon Sene (2-2) vs Tim Slater (1-0)
-Eddie Jackson (7-4) vs Rich Campbell (2-0)
-Ernie Calma (1-1) vs Anthony Guerra (2-4)
-Chris Brady (0-0) vs Ian Omalza (3-2)
-Amy Riehle (0-1) vs TBD (0-0)
-Christian Palencia (0-0) vs Kimo Yadao (0-0)
About Shark Fight Promotions:
Texas based Shark Fight Promotions, founded in 2007, is an integrated entertainment and media company in the combat sports industry, committed to producing high quality fight events and effectively showcasing elite MMA talent. The company is engaged in the production, promotion, presentation and marketing of premier professional mixed martial arts fighting competitions. As an integrated entertainment and media company, Shark Fight Promotions is organized around three principal business activities: Live Event Promotions, Broadcast Television and Digital Media Production and Distribution, Sponsorship and Brand Licensing. As Mixed Martial Arts continues its dominance as the fastest growing sport in the world, Shark Fights is poised to become one of the top fight promotions in the industry.