SFX Heavyweight Collision Barrett & Wessel

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 28, 2010

Mike Wessel vs. Scott Barrett set to collide at SportFight X "Middle

Tennessee Mayhem" January 29th in Murfreesboro, TN.

SportFight X, one of the top MMA promotions in the Southeast, proudly

presents "Middle Tennesse Mayhem" on Saturday, January 29th, live from the

Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in

Murfreesboro, TN. SportFight X has scheduled more than 10 action-packed

bouts, including a heavyweight atraction between Scott Barrett (10-2), and

UFC veteran Mike Wessel (10-3).

A classic striker versus grappler match-up, the co-main event features the

two of the southeast's best heavyweights. This exciting heavyweight bout

is also one of the most anticipated SportFight X bouts in the history of

the promotion.

Mike Wessel may be remembered for his stint on the hit UFC reality show

"The Ultimate Fighter" but Wessel was already a UFC veteran before

appearing on the show. At UFC 92 Wessel took a fight with Antoni Hardonk

on a few days notice. Wessel easily dominated Hardon winning the first

round but eventually came up short in the second losing in his debut for

the company. Now with a solid camp at Memphis BJJ behind him Wessel is on

a two fight win streak. Both fights where first round TKO wins. If Wessel

can make it three in a row at "Middle Tennessee Mayhem" he could find

himself on the road to MMA superstardom.

But Scott Barrett is standing in his way looking to derail Wessel and get

back to his winning ways. Fueled by a controversial decision loss to

Damian Grabowski at Bellator 25, Barrett is eager to get his career back

on track. Before the controversial loss in August Barrett was on a roll

winning four straight fights by TKO. Now with the bad taste of a loss in

his mouth you can look for "Bear" to try to take Wessel down and grind him


SportFight X President Adam Gibbs is excited to have the two talented

heavyweights competing at "Middle Tennessee Mayhem". "This is going to be

a heck of a fight", exclaims Gibbs. "These two big ol' boys are going to

bring it. I know Wessel has excellent hands but he also has an underrated

ground game as well. Barrett may look to take him down but he could be

playing into Wessel's hands. I'm really excited and I can't wait to see

how it shakes out. The UFC and Strikeforce have both been to Nashville but

this fight is the biggest heavyweight fight to ever hit Middle Tennessee."

In addition to Wessel vs. Barrett, in a battle of Tennessee's best

lightweights Union City's Zach Underwood will take on Knoxville's Matt

Traylor in the main event. Also Ultimate Fighter alum and VH1's Daisy of

Love star Jeremiah Riggs will be in action.

Tickets will go on sale in early January and will be available at


Pro card is listed below;

Zach Underwood vs. Matt Traylor

Scott Barrett vs. Mike Wessel

Jeremiah Riggs vs. Eric Slocum

Amaechi Oselukwue vs. Daniel O’Brien

Drew Kennedy vs. David McAfee

Devan Plaisance vs Adrain Miles

Justin Pennington vs. Lucas Thomas