Fight Nite in the Flats 4

7 of 18 bouts now confirmed for Fight Nite in the Flats 4 including:

Fight Nite in the Flats IV
Saturday June 7th, 2008 * Plain Dealer Pavilion * Cleveland, OH

Featured Pro Series Bouts

NAAFS Pro Series Lightweight Title
Jason "Dynamite" Dent 20-8 (Team Griffon-Rawl) vs. Nick Sorg 6-4 (Team Predator)

The NAAFS will crown a new Pro Series Lightweight Champion at Fight Nite in the Flats IV, when two-time UFC veteran Jason Dent puts his undefeated record at Plain Dealer Pavilion on the line against Team Predator's Nick Sorg. The entire landscape of the Pro Series Lightweight Division changed when Sorg convincingly defeated then-champion Torrance Taylor in a non-title fight at Caged Fury 4. Dent, who lost to Taylor at Caged Fury 3 in a 5 Round war that was voted 2007 Fight of the Year by NAAFS fans, was seemingly out of the title picture. However, a scheduling dispute forced the NAAFS to strip Taylor of the belt and now the top two contenders will meet to crown a new champion. Can Jason "Dynamite" Dent remain undefeated at Fight Nite in the Flats and add the NAAFS Pro Series Lightweight Title to his list of ever growing accomplishments or will Nick Sorg prove to the world that his victory at Caged Fury 4 was in fact no fluke? We'll all find out at NAAFS Fight Nite in the Flats IV.

NAAFS Pro Series Heavyweight Title
James Sendo 7-1 (Bowerstock MMA) vs. "Cujo" Joe McCall 5-0 (Instigator Fight Team)

The NAAFS Pro Series Heavyweight Title will be on the line at Fight Nite in the Flats IV when James Sendo (7-1) faces the unbeaten "Cujo" Joe McCall (5-0) for the right to be called champion. Sendo is no stranger to being the underdog and has proven that he can thrive in that role, most recently handing highy touted Jason Riley his first loss in Riley's own hometown at NAAFS Columbus Night of Pain 2. Now Sendo has the chance to make history repeat itself when he takes on another undefeated warrior in Joe McCall on the NAAFS' grandest stage; Fight Nite in the Flats IV!

Champion vs. Champion
Josh "Sandman" Stansbury 10-2 (Gym City Gladiators) vs. John "The Showstopper" Hedges 3-3 (Team Warfare)

The first official bout was announced at NAAFS Midwest Combat Challenge: a dream fight pitting Champion against Champion. In both their pro debuts, 2006 NAAFS National Amateur Heavyweight Champion John "The Showstopper" Hedges will take on 2007 NAAFS National Amateur Heavyweight Champion Josh "Sandman" Stansbury. This grudge goes all the way back to the 2006 NAAFS National Amateur Finals, when Hedges had a few choice words for Stansbury after being awarded the title. This rivalry has built over time, much like an active volcano. At Fight Nite in the Flats IV it will finally erupt. Tension reached an all time high at NAAFS Midwest Combat Challenge 4, when Hedges & Stansbury stood face-to-face inside the NAAFS cage. Hedges had a few choice words for Stansbury, who retorted with some colorful comments of his own. On June 7th, both men will enter the cage as a champion; but this fight will not be about titles. When all is said and done, we will find out who really is the best!

Pro Series Middleweight Bout
John "The Bullet" Fields 5-2 (Instigator Fight Team) vs. Johnny Soeder 5-0-1 (Strong Style Fight Team)

The Pro Series Middleweight Division will take center stage when Strong Style's Johnny Soeder (5-0-1) takes on the always controversial John "The Bullet" Fields (5-2) of Instigator Fight Team. Never one to shy from his opinion, The Bullet let fans know exactly what he thinks of this fight on recent edition of NAAFS Radio. Soeder is coming off an impressive win over 2006 NAAFS National Amateur Middleweight Champion Tiawon "The Iron Dragon" Howard at Fight Nite in the Flats III, but has been sidelined for the past year with an injury. Meanwhile, The Bullet has continued to build a solid resume, including his stunning victory over Jason "Freebird" Freeman at NAAFS Northcoast Showdown 2 this past January. This clash of styles is sure to be one of the "can't miss" fights of the night.

National Amateur Series Bouts

National Amateur Series Welterweight Bout
Frank "The Tank" Carabello 5-4 (Rising Dragon MMA) vs. "The Juggernaut" DJ Jacobucci 4-2 (Strong Style Fight Team)

It's been said that old wounds die hard in life and the same thing holds true for the NAAFS. On September 16th, 2006 both DJ Jacobucci & Frank "The Tank" Carabello began their MMA careers at NAAFS Northcoast Showdown in Euclid, OH; ironically enough against eachother. When the smoke had cleared, Carabello had walked away the victor via Tapout From Strikes in the second round. Fast-forward to today and the NAAFS landscape is completely different. At Fight Nite in the Flats IV, NAAFS fans are going to be treated to a rematch that is almost two years in the making. Can "The Juggernaut" steamroll over "The Tank" at Fight Nite in the Flats or will Carabello make history repeat itself on the NAAFS biggest stage?

National Amateur Series Lightweight Bout
Jeremy Joles 4-1 (Independent) vs. Dan "The Daredevil" Jones 5-0 (Team Playland)

Two of the top fighters in the NAAFS National Amateur Lightweight Division will do battle for the first time when Dan "The Daredevil" Jones (5-0) puts his unbeaten record on the line against the challenge of Jeremy Joles (4-1) in one of the featured National Amateur Series bouts. The Daredevil has quietly become one of the most dominant fighters in the division, scoring wins of the likes of John "The Kobra" Rohn, Jim Myers, and most recently Jason Davis. Joles has amassed an equally impressive 4-1 record, especially when you consider that one loss is to the highly regarded Terry Blackwell. Will Dan Jones walk out of the cage with his unbeaten record still in tact or will Jeremy Joles cement his place atop the NAAFS National Amateur Lightweight Division?

National Amateur Series Middleweight Bout
Chuck Ellison 7-2 (Instigator Fight Team) vs. Russ Halsey 3-1 (Pain Headquarters)

The 2006 NAAFS National Amateur Light Heavyweight Champion & 2007 NAAFS National Finalist Chuck Ellison (7-2) makes his return to NAAFS competition at Fight Nite in the Flats, where he has accepted the challenge of rising star Russ Halsey (3-1) in this 175 lbs catch-weight bout. Over the span of two years, Ellison has established himself as one of the top names in NAAFS competition through his growing list of accomplishments which include being a National Champion, two-time National Finalist, and an impressive 7 fight winning streak. At Fight Nite in the Flats IV, he will face Pain Headquarter's Russ Halsey (3-1), whose career has paralleled Ellison's in many ways. After tasting defeat in his first MMA fight, Halsey has rolled off three wins a row and will be looking for win #4 in a row on June 7th at Fight Nite in the Flats IV. Will Chuck Ellison show the world exactly what has made him a National Champion or will the


Go Stansbury!

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