Washington, D.C. — Kris “Savage” McCray, current star on The Ultimate Fighter (T.U.F.) television show and former Ultimate Warrior Challenge (UWC) fighter, will make a special guest appearance in front of his hometown fans at UWC® 8 JUDGEMENT DAY this Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Patriot Center. Also making special guest appearances will be McCray’s teammate from the hit Spike show, Jamie Yager, as well as World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) stars Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Leonard “Bad Boy” Garcia.
While many MMA fans nationwide probably just got their first glimpse of McCray by watching him on this season of the popular Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) reality show, supporters in the Washington, D.C. area are very familiar with the Woodbridge, VA-native. A former Army reservist who still trains locally out of Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts/Gold Medal Grappling made a name for himself by destroying his opponents at the last four UWC shows. No match went beyond the first round as McCray won three times by submission and once by TKO.
“Despite being a relative newcomer to the sport, Kris has the talent, drive, commitment and ‘it’ factor to be a star in this business,” said UWC CEO S. Marcello Foran who also serves as McCray’s manager. “In just a short period of time, he has quickly grabbed the attention of the MMA world, drawing a tremendous amount of support and recognition from fans.”
Born in Germany to a military family, McCray studied karate and kickboxing as a youngster and was a talented wrestler at Woodbridge High School in suburban D.C. He went undefeated in ten amateur MMA bouts before making his pro debut on October 11, 2008 at UWC Confrontation where he submitted Joey Kerwin by rear naked choke at 1:35 of round one. The hometown fighter became a crowd favorite at the Patriot Center backing up his nickname with his tenacious fighting style leading to his quick victories.
Follow McCray’s journey every Wednesday night at 10pm on Spike TV.
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Catch the Mid-Atlantic region’s top MMA promotion, UWC 8 JUDGEMENT DAY, on Saturday, May 22 at the Patriot Center featuring ten world-class professional bouts, headlined by the UWC Bantamweight World Title fight between champion Mike “The Hulk” Easton and Ryan “Lion” Diaz. High-flying featherweight John “The Magician” Dodson and Virginia’s own undefeated Jessie “Mountain Man” Riggleman will square off in the Co-Main Event.
Doors will open at 6:00 pm with the first bout scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. Tickets, priced at $28.50, $38.50, $58.50, $78.50 and $128.50 (plus applicable service charge), are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by logging onto www.ticketmaster.com, calling 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet, including the Patriot Center box office (703-993-3030).
A limited number of UltimateVIP (UVIP) and VIP packages ($500 and $250, respectively) will be available, which include cageside seating, UVIP fight night pre-party, Official event lanyard, special guest fighter meet-and-greets, UVIP suite access, full food and beverage service and more. Fore more information or to purchase UVIP and VIP packages visit the official UWC website www.uwcmma.com .