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Live MMA action returns to Tacoma’s Emerald Queen Casino on July 24th with CageSport XI

TACOMA, Wash. — Brian Halquist Productions brings the Northwest’s favorite combative sports event back to the Emerald Queen Casino for CageSport XI on Saturday July 24th, 2010. Doors open at 6 pm, with the first fight beginning at 7 pm. In the Co-main event Olympia’s own Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (1-0) will face Melissa Steele (0-1) who hails from Long Beach CA. This fight will lead up to an explosive main event that features Chanti “The Brooklyn Knight” Johnson (6-2) and Roy “Precious” Bradshaw (4-2).

Johnson has compiled a perfect 3-0 record at the Emerald Queen Casino, not allowing a single fight to go all three rounds. Johnson, who has made himself a crowd favorite, comes into the cage ready to fight and has an aggressive style, which gives him an advantage over most of his opponents. His opponent, Roy Bradshaw (4-2) is coming off of 2 submission victories, most recently was a win over previously undefeated fighter John Albert. Bradshaw has won all his professional fights by submission, and may be looking to take this fight to the ground against the striker Johnson.

In one of the featured fights of the evening, Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (1-0) will face Melissa Steele (0-1). D’Alelio is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and holds an impressive 6-1 amateur record. Back at CageSport IX, D’Alelio won her pro debut by submitting fellow MMA fighter Sarah Oriza by guillotine choke in just 29 seconds. Melissa Steele (0-1) also boasts an impressive amateur record of 4-1, both in kickboxing and MMA. Steele will look to get into the win column after losing her pro-debut against Karina Hallinan last January. Both fighters are going into their second professional fight, and will try to make a statement in their young careers.

Also on the card will be Pacific Northwest local fighters, Dave “Insane” Courchaine (4-3) and “Diamond” Ryan Healy (5-6-1). Courchaine has compiled a 3-0 record at the Emerald Queen Casino. In his most recent fight, Courchaine dominated Jory Erickson with a 1st round TKO victory. His opponent, Ryan Healy is a three-time competitor of the WEC and is coming off of a win against Rod Montoya. This fight will challenge both fighters as they look to continue their success in the cage.

These three fights highlight a night of 10 action packed fights. Other local fighters that will be in action are Sterling “Thunda Kat” Ford (10-4), Jeff “Boo Boo” Bailey (3-2) and Kyle “Kodiak” Keeney. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch the NW’s premier fighters go head to head.

The Fight Card

  • Chanti Johnson (6-2) vs. Roy Bradshaw (4-2)
  • Sarah D’Alelio (1-0) vs. Melissa Steele (0-1)
  • Ryan Healy (5-6-1) vs. Dave Courchaine (4-3)
  • Charon Spain (2-1) vs. Jeff Bailey (3-2)
  • Sterling Ford (10-4) vs. Brad Nordquist (2-8)
  • Kyle Keeney (7-8-1) vs. Tommy Sialega (1-0)
  • Butch McGavran (2-5) vs. Frankie Mendez (1-2)
  • Jesse Brown (0-2) vs. Joel Petit (1-1-1)
  • Trevor Sojat (1-4) vs. Elliot Alleman (1-1)

TICKETS

Available at the Emerald Queen Casino box office 1-888-831-7655 and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Or online at www.ticketmaster.com

Ticket Prices: *$100 – $55 – $35

Get up to date information at: www.Halquistproductions.com

For more information or fighter interviews contact event coordinator Kelly Thompson at (509) 607-0497

* Includes VIP Party 5:00-7:00 pm at the Bridge Night Club. For food and drink specials.

Quickie Facts

What: CageSport MMA

Where: Emerald Queen Casino’s I-5 Showroom

When: July 24, 2010

Time: Event starts at 7:00 P..M. Doors open at 6:00 P.M.

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