FIRST FEMALE CHAMPIONSHIP HEADLINES STRIKEZONE’S 12TH FIGHT NIGHT ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12TH
Voorhees, NJ (December 11, 2014) – The Strikers’ Cup 12’s full lineup is now complete, and will take place this Friday, December 12, 2014, at 8PM at The Flyers Skate Zone located at 601 Laurel Oak Rd, Voorhees, NJ 08043. With an amateur card in place that features its first female main event championship contest, this will Fight Night will be one NOT to miss. Kate Allen from Rami Elite, trained by WBC World Champion Rami Ibrahim, will touch gloves with Diana Zhivanaj of Tiger Schumann’s MMA, a fight complex with no shortage of its own world champions. Both fighters have trained hard and this will no doubt be a strategic and explosive battle from bell to finish.
“One of the great things about being based in New Jersey is the proximity to so many of the country’s finest fight camps,” says Derek Riddick, New Jersey fight promoter and owner of Strikezone MMA. The 8 intriguing contests will feature athletes from ten of the tri-state’s top Muay Thai and MMA gyms. Riddick adds, “We’ve got many fighters making their amateur debuts, and for them and their fans, the excitement and anticipation rivals any world championship battle. Plus, there’s really no “feeling out” round in the amateurs, so the intensity and non-stop action goes from start to finish.”
A large portion of the gate proceeds will benefit two great charities — Autism Speaks and The American Cancer Society — thereby making this event not only a platform to showcase these fighters, but also a path to aiding those less fortunate.
For ticket information contact Derek Riddick of Strikezone at 856-439-9663.
Super Featherweight (over 126 to 130 lbs.)
Championship Bout – 4-Round Ultimate Striker Women’s Championship
Diana Zhivanaj (Tiger Schumann’s MMA) vs. Kate Allen (Rami Elite)
Cruiserweight (185 lbs.)
Jaime Alvarez, (Rami Elite) vs. Kenny Jones (Stay Fly Muay Thai)
Super Welterweight (over 147 to 154 lbs.)
Matthew Ramge (Tiger Schumann’s MMA) vs. Eddie Torres (Mission MMA)
Light Heavyweight (over 168 to 175 lbs.)
Jordan Grenyion-Smith (Pursuit MMA vs. Jim Howell, Knockout Fitness)
Super Lightweight (over 135 to 140 lbs.)
Alex Ecklin (Team Coban) vs. George Pitsakis (Stay Fly Muay Thai)
Super Middleweight (over 161 to 168 lbs.)
Nik Figueroa (Tiger Schumann MMA) vs. John Mure (Strikezone MMA)
Super Lightweight (136 to 140 lbs.)
Tony Briggs (Stay Fly Muay Thai) vs. Juan Sosa (ACMMA)
Junior Heavyweight (over 197 to 210 lbs.)
Sam Rodriguez (ACMMA) vs. Ian Allston (Semper Fi MMA)
Strikezone MMA offers Muay Thai kickboxing, boxing, MMA and Jiu-Jitsu classes. Under the direction of owner Derek Riddick, Strikezone Promotions organizes amateur Muay Thai competitions in the state of New Jersey. The facility is located at 120 East Kings Hwy, Suite 402 in Maple Shade, NJ. For more information on classes call 856-439-9663. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @strikezoneMMA.