HONOLULU, HI August 25, 2009 – Undefeated rising mixed martial arts (MMA) star Issac De Jesus (11-0) from Stockton, California, will replace injured Eddie Yagin in the Up N Up Main Event bout with Hawaii’s top ranked and also undefeated champion Brandon Visher (15-0) from Kula, Maui at the Neil Blaisdell Center in Honolulu Hawaii on Saturday, September 12th.
The flawless record of Brandon Visher will truly be tested in this amazing match up with Strikeforce veteran Issac De Jesus. Both fighters have no blemishes on their record, this fight will ensure that someone’s “0” must go.
BRANDON VISHER: “I expect him to come into this fight in shape, strong and ready to leave undefeated but I’m willing to do the same. Hopefully he brings it. …lets hope he’s ready for a warm 808 welcome. …bring your best I’ll bring mine and Aloha!”
ISSAC DE JESUS: “I expect him to come out proud….but I’m a surprising fighter and I’m coming in there for the same reasons he is. There’s a belt on the line. I’m undefeated and I don’t want to loose.”
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Another one of Hawaii’s top ranked fighters, Mark Oshiro, will be taking on Felipe Chavez who is a younger relative to the UFC powerhouse Diego Sanchez. Oshiro has proven himself to be “the” man to beat in Hawaii as a veteran of EliteXC and Icon Sport. This should be a true test for both men on September 12th.
Undefeated Koa Ramos will be taking on Hawaii’s #1 ranked Dylan Clay on the Up N Up main card. Ramos has made a splash in Hawaii with dominating performances in X-1 and Icon Sport while Dylan Clay has also been making his force known through X-1 and M-1. Both are highly regarded in Hawaii and this fight will solidify who deserves to be on top of the rankings in the 170lbs division.
Rounding out the Marquee card is Harris Sarmiento vs. Michael Brightmon. The touted technical skills of Sarmiento will clash with the brute force of Brightmon in this extremely anticipated bout that will no doubt please the fans. Sarmiento is a true veteran of MMA fighting such names as Nick Diaz, Jason Dent, KJ Noons, Roger Huerta, Shane Nelson, Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thomson and Billy Evangelista. With wins over former WEC Champ “Razor” Rob McCullough. Brightmon is an unbeaten powerhouse who is a definite up and comer in the sport who took out UFC veteran Anthony Torres.
The Up N Up event at the Neil Blaisdell Center on September 12th is stacked with some of the best MMA fights a fan could ask for.
Tickets for the event, priced from $15, are on sale at the Blaisdell Arena box office, all Times Supermarket locations (1-800-745-3000), and Ticketmaster online (www.Ticketmaster.com) http://www.ticketmaster.com/Up-N-Up-Extreme-Cage-Fighting-tickets/artist/1353209