Steve Burton and Tony Dipiero Compete for Rocktagon MMA’s Cage Stars Amateur Elite Series Light Heavyweight Title on January 29

Elyria OH. January 24, 2011 – Ohio based mixed martial arts fight promotion Rocktagon MMA announced today that Steve Burton and Tony Dipiero will go head to head in the “Cage Stars Amateur Elite Series 2” co-main event. The winner of the bout will become Rocktagon MMA’s new Amateur Elite Series light heavyweight champion. The title was recently relinquished by Dustin Carter due to personal issues. The highly anticipated event will feature three title bouts and a total of 16 Amateur MMA fights.  “Cage Stars Amateur Elite Series 2” will take place on January 29, at Midway Mall in Elyria, Ohio.

According to Lorenzo Gentile, president of Rocktagon MMA, “The “Cage Stars Amateur Elite Series 2″ card is stacked with some of the best local amateur talent in Ohio. Burton vs. Dipiero is just one of many compelling title fights on this card.  There will be a total of three Cage Stars Amateur Elite Series titles up for grabs on January 29th.”

Excessive Force fighter Steve Burton (5-0) holds two amateur titles in the 185lb weight class and is currently riding a five fight win streak. The UMMAXX and Cage Madness champion recently clinched his fifth straight win with a submission victory over Daniel Haubiel. Burton, a well-rounded mixed martial artist out of Wooster, Ohio, is now looking to add a light heavyweight title to his already impressive list of career accolades.

His opponent Tony Dipiero (5-4) represents Rising Dragon in Cleveland, Ohio. Dipiero is a well-rounded mixed martial artist with notable submission, TKO, and unanimous decision victories. Dipiero is hungry for the title and is determined to emerge as the new Cage Stars Amateur Elite Series light heavyweight champion. Both contenders feel they are worthy of the title, but only one will raise their hand in victory at the end of the night.

*Official “Cage Stars Amateur Elite Series 2” Line Up:

  • Mike Stuck vs. Alex Brown
  • Dan Gullium vs.  Oskar Gut
  • Nick Dowe vs.  Ed Gregorek
  • Declan Hayward vs.  Peirre Greenhill
  • Chad Wright vs. TBA
  • Brandon Perrott vs.  Sean Brown
  • Jacob Rathwell vs.  Dave Prologo
  • Kyle Horton vs.  Matt Dicenso
  • Kyle Eberts vs.  Brandon Bouchard
  • Kevin Bucklew vs.  Kevin Jackson
  • James Pfeiffer vs.  John Jungquist
  • Steve Bucklew vs. Dom Mazzotta
  • Kyle Rozanski vs. TBA
  • Rob Hanna vs. Marcus Washington
  • Tony Dipiero vs.  Steve Burton
  • Dave Vandevolde vs. Anthony Morgan

*Fight card subject to change

Rocktagon MMA’s “Cage Stars Amateur Elite Series 2” is stacked with sixteen compelling amateur match-ups including a main event welterweight title bout between Rocktagon MMA veteran Dave Vandevelde and MMA rising-star Anthony Morgan. Tickets are on sale now! “Cage Stars Amateur Elite Series 2” will take place on Saturday, January 29th at Midway Mall in Elyria, Ohio. Doors open at 4:00 pm ET. “Jackie” performs at 4:45 pm ET.  Fights begin at 7:00 pm ET.

Join Rocktagon MMA on January 29th for a night of non-stop entertainment! Tickets range from $25.00 to $35.00 at the door. Save $5.00 now by purchasing your tickets in advance! Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door the night of the event.  Limited VIP Tables are also available. Please call 440-934-4662 for more information.

About Rocktagon MMA:

Ohio based Rocktagon MMA is a premier mixed martial arts and entrainment group dedicated to hosting quality events and taking highly skilled MMA fighters from obscurity to the National level. At Rocktagon MMA we treat each fighter like an individual business. We focus on the fighter, their skills, and their image, as we help them build a strong presence in the mixed martial arts arena. For more information about Rocktagon MMA, please visit

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