Sportfight is back with their 25th show and their first card of 2009 with SportFight XXV: Wildcard, on April 3rd at the Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, Oregon. The card will feature two title fights in addition to 9 more fights to round out the 11 fight card.

Josh “The Machine” Queen (12-0 amateur, 2-0 professional), Idaho, will be battling DJ “Da Protégé” Linderman (11-0-1 amateur, 3-0 professional) in a 5-round bout for the Heavyweight title.

The second title fight will be at 185 pounds and will feature Portland’s very own Tyson Jefferies (8-3 amateur, 2-0 professional), as he goes toe-to-toe with the very versatile jiu jitsu practitioner, Mario Meiranda (2-0 amateur, 6-0 professional).

SportFight was founded in 2003 by Matt Lindland and Randy Couture, and is the premier mixed martial arts promotion in the Northwest and has given exposure to many up and coming fighters and future stars of MMA.

Fighters such as Brian Stann, Dennis Hallman, Dave Jansen, Pat Healy, Benji Radich, Sokoudjou, Chael Sonnen, Ed Herman, and Chris Leben have been featured in previous events, and SportFight has produced a number of fighters for multiple major MMA organizations to include the UFC, Pride FC, K-1, the International Fight League, BodogFIGHT and Elite XC.

PRO MMA ( will be on hand on April 3rd to cover all of the bouts from SportFight XXV Wildcard.

Here is the complete card:

Chris Beacock vs Calito Fransisco(amateurs)
Colt Tombs vs Tom Shrout(amateurs)
Beg Wll Walden vs Mike Hartley(amateurs)
Tommy Grajo vs. Chris Nealson(amateurs)
Chris Yee vs Nathan Wallner
Josh Bennet vs Ryan Pope
Daryl Cutler vs Casey Manrique
Ed Nuno vs Lloyd Woodward
Chris Ensley vs Daryl Fenner
Tyson Jeffries vs Marlo Meiranda(185 lb title fight)
Josh Queen vs DJ Linderman(Heayweight title fight)

To learn more about the Sportfight organization check out their website at

2 thoughts on “Sportfight XXV: Wildcard, on April 3rd”
  1. I WOULD LIKE TO BE A COMPETITOR in the up and coming events.
    Where do I sign in to try out to compete! I’M from portland
    oregon and I love to fight and put on a show and put asses in

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