Light Heavyweights Ryan Parker and Codie Bowers Face Off at CageZilla Fighting Championship 42 – Live on GFL.Tv

September 9, 2016 by
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CageZilla Fighting Championship is the longest running promotion in the Washington, DC Metro Area.  Ryan Parker and Codie Bowers are two of the toughest light heavyweights in the region. They will battle it out this Saturday night at CageZilla Fighting Championship 42.

Ryan Parker will bring his power, size and skill to the cage to defend his title and 7-1 record. He is one of Virginia’s rising stars and at 23 year old, standing 6’3” tall he has significant advantages over Bowers. Parker’s only loss was his first, having reeled off 7 straight victories 5 of which have been 1st round KOs.

This is the 19 year old Bowers debut fight, and though he is a more compact 205 lbs. on the face of it this fight is a mismatch. However, Codie comes from a long line of great local wrestlers and MMA fighters and now brings his desire and dedication to the sport of MMA. Codie won the 2014 VA 6A state wrestling championship. Growing up around the sport with three older brothers who have all fought and wrestled, Codie has honed his skills to be tough standing or on the ground. He is cornered by talented coach and CFFC Welterweight Champ, Elijah Harshbarger who has heaped praise upon him and expects big things from him. That says a lot considering Elijah has also coached other fighters who have made it into the UFC, including TUF season 16 winner Colton Smith and TUF season 11 runner-up Kris McCray.

Ryan Parker, is a highly disciplined and tough fighter with the experience of 8 bouts under his belt. Codie is a successful wrestler and will look to offset Ryan’s size advantage and long reach with his excellent ground game.  Ryan is bringing his 7 fight win streak and Title belt to the table. It will be a huge upset were debut fighter Codie Bowers able to take the title from him in his first fight. If Bowers gets out of the 1st round all bets are off.

Notable Fight on the Card: Featherweights Jacob Ashley (3-1) v Kevin Fulmore (5-2). This is a battle of Maryland verse Virginia.  Some areas just breed rivalry, which is the case of Baltimore, Maryland and the Washington DC/Virginia Metro area. Ashley’s only loss is a split decision loss, whilst Fulmore lost his last fight to a game Kyle Graham (5-1) via submission. Fulmore has been desperately trying to get back in the cage since having 2 fights drop at the last minute during the past 6 months. Both fighters need this win to stay relevant.

Full Fight Card – Live on GFL

Undercard Ryan Parker vs. Codie Bowers
Undercard Andrew Kim vs. Marcus Neal


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