Philadelphia, PA – The fight card for the return of MATRIX FIGHTS (www.MatrixFights.com) on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 continues to take shape with the recent additions of STRIKEFORCE and BELLATOR MMA tournament finalist Andreas Spang (8-3) along with the first-ever 215 MMA amateur title bout.
Spang, a resident of Las Vegas who trains under the renowned Skipper Kelp, is set for heavyweight action vs. former regional heavyweight champion, J.A. Dudley.
Joining the Spang vs. Dudley matchup will be an highly-touted amateur contest as Paul Sims (3-1) out of Daddis Fight Camps takes on William Green (3-1) of Quintella MMA for the inaugural 215 MMA Super Welterweight Title.
In addition to Spang vs. Dudley and Green vs. Sims, MATRIX FIGHTS 9 (@MatrixFights) from the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory in Northeast Philadelphia will be co-headlined by a pair of BELLATOR MMA veterans with Jesus “Chavo” Martinez (9-5) going head-to-head with LeVon “Da Maynman” Maynard (12-10) along with BELLATOR MMA tournament semifinalist Will Martinez (9-3-1) squaring off with STRIKEFORCE veteran Ian Rammel (7-6) in lightweight action.
MATRIX FIGHTS 9 will also feature the professional mixed martial arts debut of former WBC USNBC Light Middleweight Champion Pawel Wolak along with the much anticipated return of UFC Gym (Springfield, PA) trainer Ryan Cafaro, as he takes on Matt Kakareka of Balance Studios/Grindhouse MMA in his professional debut.
Tickets for the event are now on-sale online at www.MatrixTickets.com and can also be purchased at Matrix-approve sales centers at Martinez BJJ in Northeast Philadelphia; Daddis Fight Camps in South Philadelphia, Balance Studios in Center City, Philadelphia, the UFC Gym in Springfield, PA and Grindhouse MMA inside of the Aquatic Fitness Center in Feasterville, PA.
The current fight card is as follows:
PRO CARD –
– MAIN EVENT: Jesus Martinez vs. LeVon Maynard @ 185 lbs.
– CO-MAIN EVENT: Will Martinez vs. Ian Rammel @ 155 lbs.
– SPECIAL ATTRACTION: Pawel Wolak vs. TBA @ 160 lbs.
– Andreas Spang vs. J.A. Dudley @ heavyweight
– Brylan Van Artsdalen vs. Steve McCabe @ 145 lbs.
– Ryan Cafaro vs. Matt Kakareka @ 145 lbs.
– Anthony Dill vs. Dwayne Holman Jr. @ 135 lbs.
AMATEUR CARD –
– MAIN EVENT FOR THE 215 MMA SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TITLE: William Green vs. Paul Sims @ 177 lbs.
– Ryan Kemmerer vs. Jack Hartenstine @ 140 lbs. w/advanced amateur rules
– WMMA: Amanda Kramny vs. Serena DeJesus @ 138 lbs.
– John Beck vs. Ryan Balintfy @ 175 lbs.
– Kevin Wong vs. Stephen Elsenbeck @ 155 lbs.
– General Marrow vs. Michael Rakay @ 205 lbs.
– Jordan Bearden vs. Deni Odefin @ 205 lbs.
*Card subject to change
** Additional fights could be added
ABOUT MATRIX FIGHTS (www.MatrixFights.com): Launched in 2008, Matrix Fights is one of the leading Mixed Martial Arts promotional entertainment companies on the East Coast. Founded by both the noted Migliarese and Binns families, Matrix Fights is owned and operated by Jimmy Binns Jr., Phil Migliarese, Ricardo Migliarese, and Sam Caplan. Binns Jr. is long-time boxing promoter and former executive with the World Boxing Association. He is also the son of former Pennsylvania Boxing Commissioner and noted Philadelphia attorney Jimmy Binns Sr. The Migliarese brothers are the owners and lead instructors of Balance Studios, one of the premier jiu-jitsu academies in the United States. Both began studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as teenagers and were ultimately promoted to black belt by the legendary Relson Gracie. Caplan is a renowned matchmaker who was inducted into the inaugural class for the New Jersey Mixed Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2012. Fighters that have competed in Matrix include current UFC flyweight competitor Wilson Reis; former Bellator MMA heavyweight champion Cole Konrad; former Bellator MMA tournament competitors Tim Carpenter, Will Martinez, Mike Mucitelli and Sam Oropeza; The Ultimate Fighter reality TV show competitors Tim Williams, Aaron Meisner, and Anthony Gutierrez; Bellator veterans Jesus Martinez, LeVon Maynard, Brylan Van Artsdalen, and Ben Reiter; UFC/Strikeforce/Bellator MMA veteran Nah’Shon Burrell; Invicta Fights’ Munah Holland; WEC veteran Anthony Morrison; and Glory World Series competitor Francois Ambang.
ABOUT COMBAT SPORTS MEDIA (www.CombatSportsMedia.net): Owned and operated by former Bellator MMA V.P. of Talent Relations, Sam Caplan, CSM is an outsource business-to-business solution for companies in the combat sports industry. CSM provides an array of services on a contract basis such as public relations, television research production, website design and management, Internet video streaming, and matchmaking consulting. Its past and present client list includes M-1 Global, SHOWTIME, the Titan Fighting Championship, Matrix Fights, Locked in the Cage, the World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts, ChokeOutPoker.net, NameDrop.com, and FightMetric.com.