Event Time: Apr 03, 2015 9:00 PM EDT
Venue: Santa Ana Star Center
Location: Rio Rancho NM
Thursday April 2nd, 2015– Sparta Combat League returns on GFL with “A VS M NM”, a stacked MMA card on April 3 from the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. SCL takes their show on the road once again, away from the familiar Rockies of Colorado and heads to the Land of Enchantment to present their brand of high octane cage fights to the people of New Mexico. This event promises to be full speed from bell to bell.
In a SCL Middleweight Title fight, Champion Adam Stroup (8-1) takes on Frank Lester (8-5). Stroup comes into the fight having won 7 in a row, the last 3 being via KO/TKO in championship fights. Stroup has an especially hard knee that can end a fight if it connects flush one time. Stroup is a precision grappler who can end the fight with a variety of submissions. Lester poses the biggest threat to the title reign of Stroup. Lester recently returned to the cage after a 2 year absence and showed no ring rust in dispatching his opponent via arm triangle in the second round. Lester can also bang in his own right, with 8 wins coming via KO/TKO, and will not shy away from a barnburner. Lester is one of the premier middleweights in the West and when he and Stroup go toe to toe, it’s going to be a treat for all the fans watching. Look for the fight to be won or lost in the trenches. This will be an explosive title fight from start to finish.
In a SCL Welterweight Title fight, Vinny Gonzales (2-0) fights Austin Jones (5-1). Gonzales is a vicious puncher and is relentless when he gets on the ground as he throws nonstop ground and pound. Jones is a strong striker and has KO power in both hands and looks to reclaim the vacant title which he held earlier in his career. Expect fireworks from these two undefeated fighters who go for gold.
For the SCL Bantamweight Title, Seth Rodenbaugh battles Trevor Polhamus. Both men are just beginning their pro careers and already find themselves in the title picture. The winner will have proven a lot at such an early stage in his career.
Sparta Combat League is sure to bring down the house once again as they have quickly grabbed a chokehold on Mountain West MMA and have now expanded their brand across the country and this show will continue in that tradition. Order “A VS M NM”, and watch live and anytime afterwards on video on demand only on GFL.