TAMPA, FLORIDA (Wed, May 24, 2017)– WCFL 18 will take place on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Brian Glazer JCC in Tampa, Florida. Event doors will open at 6pm ET and fights will start at 7pm ET. This event will stram Live on FightBookMMA on the FITE TV Network and you can order the iPPV below. Fight fans will be treated with another stacked card as WCFL will have four title fights on the line!
In the main event, Chelsea Mccoy (5-3) fighting our of MMA Institute will be taking on Sarah Kleczka (6-0) fighting out of ATT Tampa. These two fighters will be fighting for the WCFL Female 135lb title. Sarah is the 7th ranked of 80 active Florida women (pound for pound) and Chelsea is the 13th ranked of 80 active Florida women (pound for pound).
In the co-main event, Danny Durnavich (6-0) fighting out of Highlander MMA will go against Gregg Ellis (8-0) fighting out of Tiger Schulmans. This also a title fight as they will go to-to-toe for the WCFL 170lb strap. Danny is the 8th ranked of 666 active US West Amateur Welterweights, also ranked at: Middleweight (10th). Gregg is the 1st ranked of 195 active Florida Amateur Welterweights.
Also fighting in the main card we will see Fernanda Araujo (5-4) take on Katherine Grasshopper (4-5) fighting out of Academy of Martial Arts. They will be fighting for the WCFL 170lb title. Fernanda is the 6th ranked of 48 active New York women (pound for pound) and Katherine is the 97th ranked of 320 active US Southeast women (pound for pound).
To start the main card of four title fights is Chris Pohorence (2-1) fighting out of Bang Muay Tai will take on Michael Robles (3-3) fighting out of Graciebarra. They will be fighting for the WCFL 155lb title belt. Chris Poherence is the 189th ranked of 901 active US Southeast Amateur Lightweights, also ranked at Featherweight (166th). Michael Robles is the 69th ranked of 218 active Florida Amateur Lightweights, also ranked at: Welterweight (67th)
The World Class Fight League (WCFL) is Florida’s premiere Amateur MMA competition! We feature a variety of talented MMA fighters that travel across the US to compete in our exclusive invite only events! Our fighters are selected after they prove themselves to be aggressive, fearless, and highly skilled. Our exclusive and upscale MMA events are hosted in Tampa, Orlando, and Ft. Lauderdale!
The WCFL is the official Amateur MMA organization in the Tampa Bay area for the RFC! Our WCFL MMA fighters are the best and they are one step away from turning pro! Scouts from the largest pro organizations such as the RFC and others, attend our events to determine who is worthy of receiving a pro MMA contract! To read more information about WCFL you can head out to their website by going here.
The World Class Fight League (WCFL) 18 Fight Card:
WCFL Female135 Title
Chelsea Mccoy 5-3 MMA Institute vs Sarah Kleczka 6-0 ATT Tampa
WCFL 170 Title
Danny Durnavich 6-0 Highlander mma vs Gregg Ellis 8-0 Tiger Schulmans
WCFL Female 145 Title
Fernanda Araujo 5-4 vs Katherine Grasshopper 4-5 Academy of Martial Arts
WCFL 155 Title
Chris Pohorence 2-1 Bang Muay Tai vs Michael Robles 3-3 Graciebarra
145 Female Fight
Sarah Brewster 2-0 vs Lauren Bensinger 1-2 ATT Tampa
125 Female Fight
Emilee Prince 1-0 vs Alexa Saverem 1-1 Gracie Tampa
110 Female Fight
Carmen Milagros 1-1 vs Erin Brito 1-1 ATT Tampa/KOH
Rudy Isidro 2-1 Combat Performance vs Luis Gonzalez 3-3 ATT Black Box
Fidel Paulino 1-0 UFC Gym vs Mike Conlon 1-1 Gracie Tampa South
Marshall Colbert 0-0 American mma vs Ethan Englehart 1-1 Gracie St. Pete
Shawn Lunghi 2-0 Robson Moura vs Michael Pointon 1-1
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