ON DEMAND FIGHT TEAM STAYING ACTIVE IN MARCH ; BERGER, DEFRANCO, POTVIN AND SEVERS IN ACTION
(MONTREAL, CANADA) – APEX is proud to announce that ‘On Demand Fight Team’ members Steve Berger, Santino DeFranco, Stephan Potvin and Dustin Severs will all be in action the weekend of March 25th – March 26th.
As previously announced, Steve Berger will be headlining the SportFight Event on March 26th against Olympian and Team Quest member Heath Sims. Berger comes into the fight with a record of 16-10-1 while Sims brings a 4-3-1 record, spending a lot of his time with the Pancrase organization in Japan.
Also headlining an event will be one of the most talked about young lightweights in America. Arizona Combat Sports’ Santino DeFranco will travel to Hawaii to face seasoned veteran Ray “Bradda” Cooper in Shooto Hawaii. This fight is DeFranco’s Shooto debut and will also be fighting in Cooper’s backyard. Coming off a win against the talented Melvin Guillard, DeFranco brings his 13-5-0 record against Cooper’s 12-7-0 record. Cooper’s “big fight” experience makes him the favorite, but DeFranco is used to being the underdog and expects an excellent fight. DeFranco will be headed to Hawaii cornered by UFC Veteran and one of the top Middleweights in the world, Joe “Diesel” Riggs.
In Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, Canadian Stephan Potvin (Club 454) will be returning to his MMA roots and fighting for the IFC on March 26th. Potvin, who hasn’t fought in over a year due to injury, is not one who only takes easy fights, so he will be facing Minnesota native Brock Larson who sports an undefeated record of 7-0-0. Potvin, who is 7-6-0 has beaten UFC Veterans Joe Doerksen and Ron Jhun and is ready to refocus a career that has been delayed due to injury.
Dustin Severs (Rodrigo Vaghi Jiu-Jitsu / Jones Boxing) will also be fighting at the IFC show in Sault Ste. Marie. He will be matched up with Vern Jefferson who has a record of 8-9 as a professional and a stunning 7-1 in amateur circuits. Severs is a training partner of Steve Berger, has a combined record of 6-1 in Mixed Martial Arts and a 1-0-0 professional boxing record.
Also look for talented young fighter Claude “ANJIN” Patrick from Toronto to return to MMA in April after a layoff of more than two years. Look for more information once his opponent is confirmed.