Las Vegas – June 3, 2013 It’ll be some good, old-fashioned home cooking for Cleveland’s Tiawan “The Iron Dragon” Howard when he competes in his home state of Ohio against Quinton McCottrell in the main event of Rocktagon XXVII “Way of the Warrior.”

The backdrop for this bout is like something made out of a Hollywood movie.

Howard, who is coming off a loss, has a rare opportunity to bounce back in the featured spot of an important fight card in front of his family and friends. McCottrell, on the other hand, looks to play the lone ranger who spoils the homecoming.

Despite past inconsistencies, Howard has shown promise throughout his MMA tenure, and it would be foolish to assume he couldn’t rise to the occasion once more. A fight in familiar stomping grounds in Ohio may be just what the doctor ordered for this Bellator and ShoXC veteran.

It won’t be easy dealing with the red-hot McCottrell, who was riding a two-fight win streak, including a highly impressive submission win over Kevin Morris at King of the Cage in April, before losing a decision last week in Indiana.

Like Howard, McCottrell has shown the ability to finish the fight anywhere. Fans can expect a well-rounded battle between two savvy veterans looking to put on an exciting show and climb the MMA ranks.

Rocktagon XXVII “Way of the Warrior” comes to you live on June 15 at the UAW Event Center (#1005), located at 5615 Chevrolet Blvd in Cleveland, Ohio. Doors open at 6:00 pm with fights starting at 7:00 pm. Tickets starting at $35 are available online at, or in person at participating Discount Drug Mart locations. Limited VIP tables are also available by calling 440-934-4MMA.

Founded in mid-2010, Rocktagon MMA has successfully completed 26 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. All Rocktagon MMA events are streamed live globally and filmed to air on multiple networks throughout North America, including Comcast, Comcast SportsNet, and the Fight Network.

Rocktagon XXVI is the promotion’s last pro-am event before the launch of their all-pro national tour.

To find out more about Rocktagon MMA, please visit or text MMA to 36000. Fans may also follow Rocktagon MMA on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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