CageSport MMA returns February 20 to the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma

CageSport Championship!
Lloyd Woodard vs. Mike Hanks
Tyson “Strait Jacket” Johnson, Charon Spain Return….

(Tacoma, WA) Brian Halquist Productions brings the Northwest’s favorite combative sports event back to the Emerald Queen Casino for CageSport MMA on Saturday February 20. The doors open at 6 pm and the first fight is scheduled for 7 pm. This show will feature a talented mix of fighters including many from the Pacific Northwest.

The main event features Lloyd “Cupcake” Woodard (7-0) who will take on Mike Hanks (5-1) for the 155 lb CageSport Championship. Woodard, who is not as sweet as his nickname suggests, is coming off two huge victories, having defeated both Ryan Healy and Sterling Ford. Woodard’s opponent, Mike Hanks has the support of Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm, who has confidence in his abilities and praises him as being “an all around good fighter.” With these two matched for the first ever CageSport Championship, a great fight should be expected.

In the co-main event, Tyson “Strait Jacket” Johnson (3-0) will fight Lee Morrison (2-0). The last time we saw Johnson, he shocked audiences by pulling out one of his remaining teeth in a post fight interview. This proves that all eyes will be on Johnson to see what he does next, both in and out of the ring.

Also on the card will be Charon Spain (1-0), who is returning to the cage this month after winning his pro-debut in December. He will face Chanti “The Brooklyn Knight” Johnson (4-2) in what promises to be a real battle. These two fighters have fought for CageSport MMA in the past and are considered crowd favorites. This match is bound to be exciting and could be anyone’s fight.

These three fights, on a ten fight card, will help kick off a great year of CageSport MMA at the Emerald Queen Casino. The show on February 20 will be the first of four shows in 2010.

The idea for CageSport MMA began in 2008 after promoter Brian Halquist promoted Strike Force at the Tacoma Dome. With the success of this show, Brian Halquist Productions teamed up with the Emerald Queen Casino to present their own brand of MMA, CageSport. The first MMA event in June 2008 was a sold out show and a huge success. Now, in 2010 Halquist continues to bring combative sports fans world class, quality shows.

The Fight Card

  • Lloyd Woodard (7-0) vs. Mike Hanks (5-1)
  • Tyson Johnson (3-0) vs. Lee Morrison (2-0)
  • Sarah Oriza (1-5) vs. Sarah D’ Alelio (pro-debut)
  • Chris Davis (1-0) vs. Brad Luvaas (1-1)
  • Charon Spain (1-0) vs. Chanti Johnson (4-2)
  • Dave Courchaine (2-3) vs. Darrell Fenner (2-2)
  • Calvin Horton (2-0) vs. Josh Snodgrass (0-1)
  • George Stork (2-2) vs. Carmen Cassella (4-6)
  • Charley Shaw (pro-debut) vs. Jose Rico (2-3)
  • Jonte Willis (pro-debut) vs. TBA


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

Ticket Prices: *$100 – $55 – $35

Get up to date information at:

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: February 20, 2010

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

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