PHILADELPHIA, PA – The return of Philadelphia’s premier Mixed Martial Arts event – MATRIX FIGHTS (www.MatrixFights.com and @MatrixFigfhts) — is scheduled to take place this Friday, Dec. 5, at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory in Northeast Philadelphia located at 2700 Southampton Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154. Bell time for Matrix Fights 9 is 7:00 PM ET with doors opening at 6:30 PM ET and Will Call opening at 6:00 PM ET.
Prior to event day, Matrix will be kicking off festivities on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 PM ET for its public weigh-in featuring all athletes from both its amateur and pro fight card. The weigh-ins are FREE, open to the public and will be held at Brian’s Harley Davidson at 600 S Flowers Mill Rd., Langhorne, PA 19047. Tickets for the event will be available for purchase at weigh-ins with both cash and credit card transactions being accepted.
The official after-party for Matrix Fights 9 is scheduled to begin immediately after the event on Friday, Dec. 5 and will emanate from Z-Bar located at 100 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123.
Tickets for the event are $30 (General Admission); $45 (non-premium floor seating); $60 (premium floor seating); $125 (front row); and $250 (V.I.P. inside barricade) and are available for purchase via credit card at www.MatrixFights.com (click the “Tickets” tab on the top navigational bar) or www.MatrixTickets.com. You can purchase tickets via phone by calling 215.609.8617. Additionally, you can purchase tickets in person (cash sales only) at the following approved Matrix Fights 9 sales centers: Martinez BJJ in Northeast Philadelphia; Daddis Fight Camps in South Philadelphia; Balance Studios in Center City; the UFC Gym in Springfield, PA; and at Grindhouse MMA inside the Aquatic Fitness Center in Feasterville, PA.
The current fight card for Matrix Fights 9 (card subject to change) is as follows:
PRO CARD –
– MAIN EVENT: Jesus Martinez vs. LeVon Maynard @ 185 lbs.
– CO-MAIN EVENT: Will Martinez vs. Ian Rammel @ 155 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.
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.