Las Vegas – May 1, 2013 Mixed Martial Artists from all over North America will come, see, and conquer on Saturday night when Rocktagon MMA returns to Cleveland for Rocktagon XXVI “Veni, Vidi, Vici.”
The main event features the highly anticipated debut of former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) star Micah “Maverick” Miller, who will be looking to derail gritty MMA veteran Tyler “Superman” Combs.
“Miller, who is the younger brother of UFC star Cole Miller, has competed against some of the best in the world in major promotions such as WEC and Dream. He also made an appearance on “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 14.”
Despite Miller’s vast amount of experience, he’ll have his work cut out for him against Combs, a man who gives new meaning to the words heart and determination. People often refer to Combs as “MMA’s Rocky” due to his resiliency and exciting fighting style. He hopes to spoil Miller’s lightweight debut and further himself in the ranks.
The co-main event bout on Saturday night’s card features a showdown between surging bantamweight contenders “Animal” Andrew Cseh and Jordan Espinosa.
Since losing three close decisions, Cseh has gone back to the drawing board and completely reinvented himself as a serious threat in the division. He is currently riding a two-fight win streak over James Haourt and Zech Lange.
Espinosa, on the other hand, has been flawless thus far in his professional career. He’ll be looking to keep his perfect record intact and extend his undefeated streak to 3-0.
Darryl “The Magicman” Madison vs. Micah “Mayhem” Bender will be the third pro bout featured on Saturday. With only two submission victories between the two, it’s tough to expect anything less than a memorable finish from one of these scrappy welterweights.
The full fight card, which is subject to change, is listed below:
MAIN EVENT – LIGHTWEIGHT (155)
Micah “Maverick” Miller (16-5; American Top Team – Coconut Creek, FL)
vs. Tyler “Superman” Combs (14-9; Vision MMA – Dayton, OH)
CO-MAIN EVENT – BANTAMWEIGHT (135)
“Animal” Andrew Cseh (4-3; Team Ascension – Welland, Ontario Canada)
vs. Jordan Espinosa (2-0; Demolition Fight Team – Findlay, OH)
Darryl “The Magicman” Madison (4-5; Team Elite – Ft. Wayne, IN)
vs. Micah “Mayhem” Bender (9-8; Team FTW out of Team Bundy MMA – Warren, OH)
Jonathan “Leviathan” Coffman (1-0; Schwartz School of Tae Kwon Do – Scottsdale, PA) vs. Chris Fortune (0-0; Team Bundy MMA – Warren, OH)
“Big” John MacGregor (1-0; Grafton, OH)
vs. Tim Taumoepeau (0-0; Team Pedro Sauer/BJJ Academy – Youngstown, OH)
Nicholas Rodriguez (4-2; Dayton, OH)
vs. Billy “Two Face” Freedson (3-3; Vanyo Fight Team; Columbia Station, OH)
Orundi Colvin (0-0; Fight Sport – Niagara Falls, NY)
vs. Tobiaus “Freight Train” Taylor (0-0; Rising Dragon MMA – Cleveland, OH)
Matthew Zindren (1-0; Beaver County Fight Club – Freedom, PA)
vs. Uriah Karkow (1-0; FTW Fight Club out of Team Bundy MMA – Warren, OH)
Winston Witherow (0-0; Kom Arts – Cleveland, OH)
vs. “Crazy” Ray Hollis (1-0; Team FTW out of Team Bundy MMA – Warren, OH)
Lauren Stoffel (0-0; John Kim’s Martial Arts – Cleveland, OH)
vs. Janel Krafft (1-4; Team Pedro Sauer/ BJJ Academy – Youngstown, OH)
Brandon “Killa Bee” Vasquez (3-1; John Kim’s Martial Arts – Cleveland, OH)
vs. Steve Chapple (3-3; BlackArts MMA – Cleveland, OH)
James “The Hybrid” Pfeiffer (6-1; John Kim’s Martial Arts – Cleveland, OH)
vs. Daniel “The Assassin” Coffman (4-2; Schwartz School of Tae Kwon Do – Scottsdale, PA)
Rocktagon XXVI “Veni, Vidi, Vici” takes place Saturday, May 4 at The Agora located at 5000 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. Doors open at 6:00 pm with fights starting at 7:00 pm. Tickets starting at $35 are available online at www.RocktagonWorldwide.com, or in person at participating Discount Drug Mart locations.
Founded in mid-2010, Rocktagon MMA has successfully completed 25 events on two coasts and is the only promotion able to offer four types of shows to meet the needs of various markets: all Amateur, all Professional, Pro-Am, and Rock-n-Rage. Rock-n-Rages are premium events combining the cage of mixed martial arts with a stage featuring live musical performances by well-known artists. Rocktagon XXVI is the fourth event in the promotion’s 2013 “Journey of Champions” Pro-Am National Tour.
To find out more about Rocktagon MMA, please visit www.RocktagonWorldwide.com or text MMA to 36000. Fans may also follow Rocktagon MMA on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.