UTAH (Thur, April 20, 2017)– This Friday April 21, 2017 Utah will host FitCon Utah which is a premier sports and fitness expo. FitCon will showcase 300 exhibitors, 25+ competitions, celebrity guests, live fitness classes and combat action. If you are looking to improve your overall health than this is the place to be this weekend. You can read more and check out the events that will be held this weekend by heading out to their website by going here.
FitCon is bringing Combat Sports to Utah. The FitCon Fight Night will take place on Friday, April 21 at the largest venue in Utah, the Salt Palace. This event will take pace on the main stage in Hall 5 of the Salt Palace. FightBookMMA’s correspondent Michael Dukes will be covering the events, so stay tuned as we will have a recap of some of the fights. FitCon will showcase MMA, Boxing, Muay Thai and a Grappling tournament.
For the MMA event they have matched elite fighters from around the state to compete. The fight card is a Pro/Am card and will have around 10-14 bouts. The fighters that we will see train year round to have the opportunity to fight at the FitCon Fight Night. UFC Vet Jeremy Horn and MMA Vet Jennifer Howe are the matchmakers for this exciting MMA card. Jeremy have fought against some of the well-known fighters such as Chuck Lidell, Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen, Forrest Griffin, to name a few. Jennifer’s professional wins are impressive, with a professional fight record of 13 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws the majority by submission which says a lot about her Jiu Jitsu. Both are exceptional candidates to put their experience together in making this stacked card for FitCon Fight Night.
FitCon MMA Fight Card:
- Josh Tyler vs Daniel Ruiz
- Nick Burgos vs Gabe Pelayo
- Hunter Azure vs David Maggio
- Justus Minardi vs Angelo Trujillo
- Jessica Kruger vs Xasha Lopez
- Scott Foster vs Eric Munoz
- Nino Genao vs Spencer Olson
- Jacob Lamb vs AJ Pallante
- Eli Christiansen vs Mark Chavez
- Ping Moli vs Brent Peterson
The 2017 USGF FitCon Grappling Championship will be the inaugural Utah Grappling event which is sanctioned by the U.S. Grappling Federation. Whats special about this event that it’s an “open” event which means that anyone can enter the tournament no matter the experience level. This event will hold a “Gi” or “No Gi” competition, in the Gi event they will follow the USGF rules and the No-Gi will have its own separate scoring system.
Fans will also be able to watch The Rocky Mountain Golden Gloves Tournament will be held April 21st at 7 pm and the April 22nd at 2 pm. Champions from Utah, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming will be competing at this event. The winners will advance to the National Golden Glove Tournament in Lafayette Louisiana on May 1st-6th. Fans will be treated with a Title bout as national champion Diego Alvarez will be defending his 114lb title and earn his 2nd regional and national championship.
The final Combat Sports Event for FitCon will be held on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 9 am – 2 pm. FitCon Utah will have Muay Thai Fights with fighters coming from across Utah and the surrounding states. This event will be an all amateur event with three two-minute rounds and will be a full rules event which has been excepted into the Olympics.
As you can see the Combat Sports fans will have the opportunity to witness some of the best competing in MMA, Boxing, Grappling and Muay Thai. For more information and to check out what other events FitCon will be holding head out to www.fitconutah.com. This is an event you DON’T WANT TO MISS!!
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