UFC veterans Josh Neer and Hermes Franca part of MaxFightsDM card in January

Josh Neer and Hermes Franca will fight on MaxFightsDM's "Ballroom Brawl IV" card .

World Renowned MMA/UFC Fighters Josh Neer and Hermes Franca Will Co-Headline MaxFightsDM Ballroom Brawl IV Event at the Val Air Ballroom in January

Des Moines, IA – December 5, 2009 – MaxFightsDM has announced an event featuring two of the most recognized figures in MMA today. Ballroom Brawl IV will be held at the Val Air Ballroom on Friday, January 8 and features ten MMA bouts, including co-headline events that feature Josh Neer and Hermes Franca.

Josh Neer is clearly the most successful and popular fighter that has come out of Des Moines. The ten time UFC vets career started at the legendary Toad Holler in 2001 where he built an 89-1 amateur record before going pro, then on to defeat the likes of Joe Stevenson and Mac Danzig in the UFC.

Neer will face Omaha’s heavy-handed  Matt Delanoit on the 8th. Neer requested an opponent that is willing to stand and trade with him, and Delanoit’s experience and record provide the perfect match.

In the evening’s other co-main event, Brazilian native Hermes Franca vs. Iowa’s own Eric Wisely for the MaxFightsDM interim lightweight belt. Franca’s UFC experience includes wins over the likes of Spencer Fisher, Jamie Varner, and Nate Diaz, and ultimately earning a shot at the world title against Sean Sherk.

Franca is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jui Jitsu as well as the 2009 World No Gi Jiu Jitsu Grappling champion. Wisely is coming off a recent win over WEC vet Scott McAfee, and all of Wisely’s losses have been by decision.

MaxFightsDM Ballroom Brawl IV features ten bouts including known fighters Cory Simpson, Emily Klinefelter, Ben Crowder, and Abel Trujillo. MaxFightsDM will announce more Ballroom Brawl IV match-ups in the near future.

Tickets for the event go on sale next week and can be purchased at the Val Air box office, and through www.ticketmaster.com. VIP tables can be purchased now by calling (515) 274-0849.

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