APEX: CAGED INFERNO
Is Jason Von Flue off the card as well? Or are you guys going to try and find him an opponent for the main event?
Von Flue got injured in his fight with Cung Le and had to be replaced as well. The main event is now Sean Pierson vs Fritz Paul
Even without a main event this card is looking to be pretty exciting. I've seen alot of those guys on the past Apex cards and they have put on some great performances. I'm really looking forward to seeing Santos and Robinson as well, should be a fun night of fights. Are there any local clubs where we can pick up tickets to avoid paying the ticketmaster tax?
Cool to see Ainsley fighting MMA.
Greg, thanks for the support. We were really looking for a great fight between Joslin and Von Flue, but these things happen in the sport. We were hoping this fight would have gotten Jeff to the UFC, but the UFC were smart enough to bring him in earlier and they were excited about this fight as well.
We're looking to add another couple fights as well and get a very solid opponent for Leo.
Tickets will be available with Nabil Khatib at Team Bushido Martial Arts and Ronin MMA. Email me at email@example.com and I will give you their contact info.
I'm going to be a happy man in January. This card on the 13th, then the next weekend the KOTC Freedom Fight card. Good time to live in Ottawa! Too bad there weren't any fighters from Igor Yakimovs or OAMA on the card. The local guys always seem to put on a hell of a show.
Local fighters are always welcome on APEX events. Unfortunately the timing wasn't right with OAMA this time around, but I expect to see at least Mark Holst in the cage/ring by next show.
card looks awesome, can't wait!
Mark Holst is one guy I am especially interested in seeing fight again. In his Apex debut he looked to be about 20 lbs smaller than his opponent, but Marks striking was amazing. That was an A+ fight. The other OAMA guy put on a great show too, he had Grandmaison in trouble a bunch of times but just couldn't finish. I've been extremely impressed with both the OAMA and Ronin camps out of Ottawa. Looks like lots of fight talent in Ottawa.
Is Adrian "The Bully" Woolley a top level wrestler? If so I remember him from my high school wrestling days, scary individual, looking forward to seeing that fight, he tore guys up in wrestling.
Mother F@$!%, I wanted to see The Inferno tear apart Von Flue, still a good card though
Definately a ton of tough guys at OAMA and Ronin. The second OAMA fighter was Nick Castiglia. He dominated Grandmaison for at least one round, but unfortunately Dan had just too much heart to give up. That fight sold me on Dan as a warrior and Nick as a real talented competitor.
Adrian Wooley is the wrestler. He was recommended to us by Sean Pierson and we've heard a lot of great things about him. Chris Myra has wanted to get into the ring for a long time and was willing to fight anyone, so we put this together.
Pierson alone is worth the price of admission. His entrances are crazy!!!
Huge props to Pierson for fighting a VERY tough Fritz Paul in his first fight back. Pierson could have easily taken a few 'easier' fights but wanted to face the champ immediately.
Pierson's entrances are crazy but, IMO, the real reason why he is worth the price of admission is the fact he has more raw talent for this sort of thing than is actually necessary. If he shows up ready to go . . . Fritz gets to say he lost to one of the best.
Rebecca Sweeney is facing a real opponent here and we predict she will shine.
Of course, Leo Santos (Nova Uniao multiple time BJJ World Champion, great instructor and all round nice guy) brings to the table the skills to elevate the whole promotion to another level.
Yup, we like this card!!! :) Congratulations!
Rebecca made a lot of fans in her first two fights and she really wanted to step up in competition. I'm learning the fighters in the women's divisions but I went to one of the world's top schools and they recommended Aguilar. That was good enough for me.
Leo's two losses have come against some of the world's top at his weightclass. I think we'll see in January how similar he is to his brother.
To give folks an idea of how Leo Santos likes to proceed in Sub Wrestling, when he faced GSP at the ADCC, he performed a FLYING ARMBAR to get what appeared to be an easy win! Not sure what sort of MMA exhibition we will see from Leo, but this guy is a grappling marvel - no question.
ttt for Leo Santos.
And yes, Rebecca is facing a tough opponent (nice person also) but can get the win.