Atlas Fighting Championship 23 Preview

November 10, 2014 by
Filed under: MMA News, Press Release 


The Gulf Coast’s premier MMA promotion returns on GFL on November 22 as AFC presents “Atlas Fighting Championship 23” emanating from the Golden Nugget Casino and Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi. MMA fans, this event will feature a stacked card showcasing 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, in a rematch, Jason Knight (9-1) battles Mike Roberts (3-3-1). Roberts won the first match via unanimous decision and Knight looks for a bit of revenge in this bout. The loss to Roberts is the sole loss on the record of Knight. Knight is on a 5-fight winning streak, all finishes in the first or second round and has upped his game in 2014 winning 4 times and looking to do it again in front of his home base. Roberts is looking to get back in the win column after dropping 2 tough decisions. Roberts is a grappling specialist as he can attack and submit fighters with chokes, armbars, and leg locks. He is a terror on the mat and will look to get the fight to the ground sooner than later. Expect fireworks from these two alpha males in the cage.

In the co-main event, Rance Jones Jr (4-1) fights Ken Dubose (2-2). Jones won his last fight via TKO in under a minute and will look to keep that same frenetic pace up in this fight. Look for Jones to waste no time in throwing haymakers and getting the fireworks started early. Dubose is a gritty fighter and fights with a high risk-high reward style. Be ready to see Dubose try something unorthodox in this fight.

Steve Burks (2-0-1) battles Demarques Jackson (2-0). Both fighters are undefeated. Burks also has a draw. Burks is a relentless striker who also has solid BJJ from his back. Look for Burks to try and trade early and often with Jackson in the standup. Jackson is a young fighter who will have his toughest test to date against Burks. Jackson will try to set a fast pace early and grind Burks down with his wrestling and top control. If Jackson can do that, a finish could present itself later in the fight.

You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on November 22 as AFC presents “Atlas Fighting Championship 23” on pay-per-view exclusively at


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