Mansfield, MA – The American Fighting Organization is pleased to announce a new main event for “Last Man Standing” on Friday March 4th in Mansfield, MA. Framingham based Brazilian Saul Almeida (7-1, 2 submissions) will take on New Jersey’s Jeff Lentz (6-1, 4 KO’s, 1 Submission), a former contestant on The Ultimate Fighter reality show, for the vacant AFO featherweight title.
Originally, Almeida was scheduled to take on fellow New England based Brazilian Rodrigo Almeida. However, Rodrigo was forced to pull out of the scheduled fight due to injury.
Saul, who moved from his homeland Brazil to Boston at age 8, rose to prominence within the MMA community last year within the MMA community after winning an open tryout for the national promotion Bellator. He holds a black belt in Karate and is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Lentz earned nationwide recognition for his stint on season 12 of The Ultimate Fighter, where he fought for the team coached by UFC welterweight Josh Koshcheck against the team headed by UFC champion Georges St. Pierre. While on the show, he earned himself a spot in the show’s tournament by defeating Daniel Head via rear naked choke in the opening episode of the show. He then lost to current UFC lightweight Alex Caceres in his next fight.
Also on the main card, Townsend, Massachusetts welterweight Jason Sarbacker (1-1), who fights for Team Sityotong, will meet Team Pradal Seray’s Luis Torres. The heavy handed former amateur boxer turned MMA competitor Joe Powers takes on Shawn Summey in a lightweight tilt. Also, AFO staple Theo Desjardin takes on Joe Finneran in a bantamweight fight.
DVD’s of the event will be available for preorder at the event, the events weigh ins and online at www.NESportsTV.com.
For a complete card, including amateur bouts, visit www.AFOMMA.com.
About the AFO:
The American Fighting Organization is a New England based MMA promotion featuring some of the best local fighters and prospects in the country. With seven shows already scheduled at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, MA for the year, the AFO is one of the most active promotions around. In 2010, the AFO debuted Proving Grounds, a weekly TV show that aired full length AFO fights and interviews on My TV New England. In 2011, the AFO already has several TV specials lined up and will soon be entering the world of pay per view. DVD’s of AFO events can be purchased at www.NESportsTV.com.