MMA Big Show “Unstoppable” results – a Belterra Casino event

MMA Big Show: “UNSTOPPABLE” took place on Sat., July 25 live from the Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Veeway, Ind. Included on this star-studded show was a main event featuring UFC veteran Johnny “The Hater Hurter” Rees taking on Jorge Gurgel Academy Brown Belt Chris Wells. The co-main event showcased shooting star “Relentless” Roger Bowling defending his MMA Big Show Welterweight strap, as well as his undefeated record, against Devon Plaisaince.

An over-capacity crowd of 1,681 jammed a venue that normally seats 1,500, and excitement generated by the fans only served to increase the intensity of the atmosphere. Heart-stopping rock band Lorenzo got the evening started off with some tremendous music, and The Clergy, members of 50 Cent’s G-Unit hip hop crew, were in attendance. The first eight fights of the card were amateur, followed by three pro fights. Here are the results of the event:

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Johnny Rees takes on Chris Wells in MMA Big Show main event set for July 25th in Indiana

INDIANA (July 20, 2009) – Indiana’s top fight promotion, MMA Big Show, is putting on a show that can only be labeled as “UNSTOPPABLE.” The Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Veevay, Indiana will be the site, and 12 professional and amateur bouts will be presented.

Featured in the main event will be two-time UFC veteran Johnny “The Hater Hurter” Rees taking on Jorge Gurgel Academy Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt Chris Wells in an anticipated bout. Sporting a 10-2 record with eight submission victories, Rees is a respected ground fighter with a desire to prove he’s amongst the best of the best. Standing in his way is Chris Wells, who’s looking to leap-frog his opponent and make a name for himself.

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A day at JG (Jorge Gurgel) MMA Academy: PRO MMA gym spotlight

Jorge Gurgel is one of the friendliest and most accessible fighters in MMA today, so a brief email exchange between PRO MMA ( and Jorge resulted in an invitation to visit and train at his facility, JG MMA Academy based in West Chester Ohio, just outside of Cincinnati.

Gurgel was at that time, leaving for a trip to Somerville, MA to train at Sidyodtong for his recent Strikeforce fight against Conor Heun, but hooked us up with fighter and gym manager Matt Dunlap.

Dunlap’s journey to managing JG MMA is an interesting one. While serving on his final tour of duty in Iraq with the U.S. Army, Dunlap met Rich Franklin, Randy Couture, and Rachelle Leah who were in country for a USO tour. Particularly inspired by Rich Franklin, Dunlap decided that upon leaving the military, that MMA was in his future.

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Chris “The Christian Warrior” Wells leaves it all in God’s Hands

Every major MMA gym in America seems to have that one guy; that guy that may not be the biggest name, and may not fight in a major organization, but he is guy that terrorizes his teammates in training whether it’s on the ground or sparring in the ring or cage.

PRO MMA ( recently visited Jorge Gurgel’s gym, JG MMA Academy & Fitness Center, in West Chester, Ohio, and quickly learned who THAT guy is. Between holding down a full time job as a high school teacher, and dedicating his life to Christ, 36-year-old Chris “The Christian Warrior” Wells (8-2) is currently busy preparing to headline the main card at “MMA Big Show: Unstoppable” on July 25th against UFC veteran Johnny “The Hater Hurter” Rees.

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