Absolute Cage Fights – live play by play and quick results

KNOXVILLE – PROMMA.INFO was on the scene for Absolute Cage Fights live from the Knoxville Expo Center in Knoxville, Tn. on Friday night, Sept. 18.

The evening’s card featured fourteen amateur fights, seven of which were title bouts, and also featured three professional fights, marking the first ever PRO/AM card for the Knoxville based Absolute Cage Fights.

The house was packed and the action was non stop as 15 of the 17 bouts ended by either knockout or submission. Featherweight contender Chad Perriene, had the highlight knockout of the night with a devastating head kick that dropped and finished the very game Chris Wolfe in Round 2 of their Featherweight top contender bout.

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Rising prospect Shane Matchette finally finds an opponent for XFC 7: School of Hard Knox

Shane Matchette will figth Julio Gallegos at XFC 7

KNOXVILLE, TN – After breaking the bones of his last two opponents, the 26-year-old former high school wrestling standout vows to also break into the MMA championship picture.

Shane Matchette’s last five opponents mysteriously dropped out at the last minute, and the 26-year-old ex-high school wrestling phenom has a theory why.

“I’ve developed a reputation for snapping arm bones,” explained the highly-touted MMA prospect. “And once an opponent hears what happened in my last couple of fights, he always seems to come up with some excuse for dropping out at the last minute. Maybe he got injured during training camp, or maybe his grandmother is sick, or maybe his cat ran away. It’s very frustrating ‘cause I love to fight and want to stay active.”

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Dan Barrera makes MMA return at XFC 7 in Knoxville, TN

We haven’t heard much from Daniel Barrera since his stint on The Ultimate Fighter 6. Like Chris Lytle, Barrera is a firefighter but he is also an instructor at SSF Submission Academy in Clarksville, TN.

Barrera lost to Ben Saunders at the Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale by decision in December of ’07. That was his first professional MMA fight. Since then, Barrera has reeled off two straight victories, the most recent was on October 3, 2008 at Showcase of Strength in Shepardsville, KY.

Barrera will be stepping back into the cage on February 20th in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he will face Robert “Iron Man” Thompson at Xtreme Fighting Championship’s XFC 7: RETRIBUTION. With the UFC scheduled to land in Nashville just two months later, MMA promotions are taking full advantage of the state’s legalization of the sport, which came in 2008.

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