PA Cage Fight 23: Knockout Artists Jim “Lights Out” Jordan vs. Nate “Razzle Dazzle” Van Tassel Headlines this Card Live Saturday Night on GFL.Tv
PA Cage Fight bringing the heat for their first show of 2016!! Northeast Pennsylvania.
Main Event: Jim Jordan vs Nathan Van Tassel
Jim Jordan started his mixed martial arts career by blowing past everyone thrown at him on the local circuit, then in 2014 he decided it was time to go pro. Within a year he had fought 5 professional bouts and came out the victor all 5 times. His path to the top looked inevitable. Unfortunately, mixed martial arts is a business that to get to the top, you will face setbacks and adversity. Jim Jordan lost his next two fights, he didn’t get knocked out, he didn’t get knocked down, but at the end, it wasn’t his hand that was raised. Coming into his title defense at PA Cage Fight 23, Jordan felt positive energy off those two setbacks. He switched striking coaches, and now works with Don Cioffi. He said this gives him a new perspective in his offense.
He has been training at Swoyersville MMA since he started the sport, but he realized it’s time to expand his options and traveled to other gyms to get new looks and more variety of sparring partners. UFC veterans Carmelo Marrero and Don Cioffi dedicated themselves to find sparring partners equal to his next opponent and his longtime training partners Rex Harris and Richie Gates contributed to his all around game this camp and they always do.
Nate Vantassel, coming off a tough loss to wrestling phenom Corey Bleaken, knows he is coming into a hostile environment. Being from Harrisburg, he has an 80 mile trip to make, but he won’t be making it alone. He has something many fighters would love to bring with them Gracie 717. It is a camp that has been so dominating as just this month alone the team is 6-0. Nate is an anchor of the team, training many of them for their battles, but now his focus is him; and Jim Jordan. For this fight he traveled to train at Renzo Gracie Philadelphia. With 8 career knockouts, many already know Nate can live up to his nickname ‘Razzle Dazzle’.
A main event that will be memorable for sure, this bout is as evenly matched as it can get. One of these excellent fighters will have their hand raised high and start a new climb to the top.