Event Time Mar 21, 2015 8:00 PM EDT
Venue: Golden Nugget Casino & Hotel
Location: Biloxi, Mississippi
Tuesday March 17, 2015– The Gulf Coast’s premier MMA promotion returns on GFL on March 21 as AFC presents “Atlas Fighting Championship 24” emanating from the Golden Nugget Casino and Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi. MMA fans, this event will feature a stacked card showcasing 2 title fights along with the top up and coming prospects from the Gulf Coast. AFC is the premier MMA organization in the Magnolia State and the greater Gulf Coast region.
In the main event, for the vacant Atlas Fights Bantamweight Title Bellator vet Christopher Pham (3-4) of Baton Rouge, battles Aaron Williams (27-20) of Ocean Springs, MS in a rematch. Pham defeated Williams 28 seconds in the first round via KO at “Atlas Fights 22”. Pham believes he can duplicate that success against the cagey vet in Williams, while Williams looks for redemption in a fight he believes will go very different this time. Pham is a fearless striker who has world-class Muay Thai skills. Pham is improving his wrestling and if he can keep the fight standing by avoiding the takedown, he can let his hands and feet go. Williams will once again bring a huge experience advantage into the cage and if he can get the fight into the championship rounds, his experience could pay dividends. Williams has fought for everyone in the Gulf Coast and made a name for himself as a tough, gritty fighter who will take on all comers. Williams is a grinder and if he can close the distance and get his hands on Pham, he can get the takedown and smother Pham on the ground with his top control and grappling advantage. Will Pham’s striking win the day once again or will it be the all-around grappling of Williams that is victorious?
In the co-main event, for the Atlas Fights Welterweight Championship, Rance Jones Jr (4-1) takes on Robert Turnquest (3-0). Jones won his last fight via TKO in under a minute and will look to keep that same frenetic pace up in this fight. Jones Jr is a relentless striker who also has solid wrestling game. Look for Jones Jr to try to trade early and often with Turnquest in the standup. Look for Jones to waste no time in throwing haymakers and getting the fireworks started early. Turnquest is a gritty fighter who brings an undefeated record into the title fight, with all 3 wins coming via first round finishes. Turnquest is a young fighter who will have his toughest test to date against Jones Jr. If Turnquest gets a win here and does so early in the fight, then he will be turning heads across the country.
You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch-all of the action LIVE on March 21 as AFC presents “Atlas Fighting Championship 24” on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv.