SALEM, New Hampshire (July 27, 2009) – Manchester welterweight Nate “The Future” Lamotte headlines Friday night’s (July 31) inaugural American Steel Cagefighting’s (ASC) mixed martial arts show against dangerous Doug “Flash” Gordon (9-7-0) at the Icenter in Salem, New Hampshire.
Lamotte (10-4-0), who is part owner of Team Burgess in Manchester, started learning mixed martial art disciplines when he was eight, transferred it over to combat fighting with the rising popularity of UFC, and has been training to fight in the cage for the past four years.
“The days of specialty fighting is gone,” Lamotte explained. “I do as much all-around MMA to survive in this sport today. I box, three months ago I started Jiu-Jitsu training, and I’ve been submission grappling for 10 years. I’m more experienced on the ground and feel safer fighting there. I can prevent getting knocked out better on the ground and know how to control submissions. But I can pound on the ground, or not.
“Gordon uses kicks. He’s a good stand-up fighter who has gone many 3-round fights. He has a great head-kick that he used to knockout (Gregor) Gracie in the third round after losing the whole fight. He’s explosive and capable of finishing at any point. This is going to be a war of attrition.”
In the co-main event, New York lightweight Pat Audinwood (7-0-0) puts his unbeaten record on the line against veteran “Mr. Big” Al Buck (6-7-0), former Cage Fury Fighting champion.
In the “Super Fight” fans will have an opportunity to watch two UFC veterans in action as UFC1 pioneer fighter Patrick Smith (16-13-0), making his New England debut, takes on super heavyweight Kevin “The Shamnan” Jordan (11-8-0).
Also scheduled to fight on the exciting ASC undercard is middleweight Worcester featherweight Evan Parker (1-0-0) vs. Matt McCusker (0-2), lightweight Kenny Foster (1-0-0) vs. Joe “The Boneyard Pitbull” Dechaves (3-1-0), lightweight Brian “The Butcher” Danner (1-1-0) vs. Chris Foster (3-0-0),; Manchester welterweight Ryan “The Lion” Schieding (3-1-0) vs. Carlos Nieves (3-6-0), and Manchester Adam “Lonewolf” McQuaid makes his pro debut vs. Brian DeMuro (4-6-0).
In a pair of amateur matches, Al Germain Sterling faces Ibrahiem Tody, of Allston (MA),at 145-pounds, while Nashua 160-pounder Tim Bagley faces Dominic Warr, of Boston.
The eight pro fights are scheduled for three, three-minute rounds; fighters and fights are subject to change. Tickets, priced at $50.00, $75.00, and $100.00, are available to purchase at Stateline Ticket Agency in Salem (NH) and all Two Guys Smoke Shop stores in Salem, Nashua and Seabrook (NH), as well as by calling toll free 888.224.4272 or going on line to www.AmericanSteelCagefighting.com.
Doors open at 6 PM, first fight at 8 PM. Go to www.AmericanSteelCagefighting.com for additional information.