IFC – UK VS USA Preview

March 4, 2013 by
Filed under: MMA News, Press Release, Upcoming Events 

International Fighting Championship (IFC) makes its debut on GFL.tv on March 9 with UK VS USA Revolution at the Maida Gym in Aldershot Hampshire. The 12-bout card is loaded with intrigue and excitement as several champions will be crowned. Don’t miss the premier event by one of England’s top MMA organizations.

In the main event, Catalin Zmarandescu (6-2) takes on Vince Lucero (22-23-1) for the Heavyweight Title. Zmarandescu brings a solid grappling game into this fight and he could look to take the hard-hitting Lucero to the mat. But Zmarandescu is also a former boxer and kickboxer and he might want to duke it out in the middle of the cage. Zmarandescu is one of Europe’s rising stars and a win here could do great things for the Romanian star. Lucero is coming off a great showing in his final bout against former WWE World Champion, turned MMA fighter Dave Bautista. Lucero is a grizzled vet of the sport and has fought for such top ranked organizations like the IFL. Lucero possesses heavy hands and a slick boxing game that has put down and out tons of opponents. Lucero also has a solid chin, so if this fight turns into a slugfest, don’t blink as these two fighters will be throwing punches with bad intentions.

In the co-main event, Darren McNamee (1-1) fights Shannon “The Cannon” Ritch (51-76) for the middleweight title. McNamee is a rising star in the UK, but will be facing his toughest test to date in the experienced Ritch. Ritch is known for being a showman and anything is possible when you are watching “The Cannon”, so don’t blink. You are bound to see something you’ve never seen inside a cage.

In other championship action, Nick Chapman (3-2) battles Bryan Pardoe (13-16) for the Light Heavyweight Title. Chapman is coming into the bout with a tough test as he battles the WEC veteran Pardoe. Both fighters have a lot at stake in this bout as a title belt will further both men’s ongoing careers.

IFC presents a huge card as it makes its worldwide debut on iPPV with UK VS USA Revolution, be there for every KO and submission in the comfort of your own home by streaming the event live at GFL.tv.

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