UCW II Fighter Line-Up Announced!
UnCivil War II is set and ready! Come see your favorite local fight teams enter the cage to test their Mixed Martial Arts training against some of the mid-west’s toughest brawlers. This will be an action packed night of no-holds barred (unified rules of Mixed Martial Arts) cagefighting sanctioned by Bout Mangement Federation!
Jeff Cornelius of Team Konvix will face Blake Cross of Team Street Rage at 185 lbs.
Frank Evans of Hybrid MMA will face Orville Eaton of the 417 Boys at 155 lbs.
Dewey Cloud of Team Fusion will face Patrick Osborn of Team Street Rage at 145 lbs.
Cody Cummings of Springfield Fight Club will face Raymond Nazarian of The Unit at 155 lbs.
Freddie Herrera of Hybrid MMA will face Adam Owens of the 417 Boys at 135 lbs.
Beau Cotter of Team Fusion will face Brent Due of The Unit at 170 lbs.
DJ Frederick of Branson, Mo will face Michael Moore of the 417 Boys at 135 lbs.
Daniel Ernce of Team Fusion will face Brandon Barlow of The Unit at 155 lbs.
Anthony Mello of Team Fusion will face Brian Newton of The Unit at 185 lbs.
Dustin Martin of Team Fusion will face Charles Yost of the 417 Boys at 170 lbs.
The Co-Main Event will feature a Heavy Weight Contender Fight to determine who will compete for the Heavyweight Championship Title at a future UCW Event!
Kenny Fredenburg with a record of # Wins and # Losses fighting out of Branson, Missouri will face Jono Erassarret with a record of 5 Wins and 2 Losses fighting out of Cleveland, Oklahoma. This Co-Main Event Fight is in The Heavyweight Division.
The Main Event of the evening will feature a UCW Lightweight Title Fight. This bout is a re-match between two fighters that faced each other on March 19, 2011 at another event for a Lightweight Title. One of the combatants was cut in the first minute of the first round. The fight was stopped due to the cut and both fighters have agreed to a re-match to determine once again who is the Champion.
Craig Campbell with a record of 4 Wins and 1 Loss representing Alpha-One of Joplin, Missouri will face Shawn Hembree with a record of 4 Wins and 2 Losses representing Springfield Fight Club of Springfield, Missouri. This Main event UCW Title Fight is in the Lightweight Division.
This fight card as with any fight card is subject to change.
UCW II will take place in Springfield, Missouri at The Clarion Hotel and Convention Center. The doors will open at 5:30pm with the first bout scheduled to begin at 7pm. General Admission Tickets are $20 when purchased at the door. Save $5 by purchasing in advance* for $15 at the following locations:
Team Fusion Jiu-Jitsu & MMA
Springfield Fight Club
Ozark Fitness Centers
The Clarion Hotel
* Advance tickets must be purchased before midnight July 7th.
Weigh-ins for this event are open to the public free of charge and will be held at Classic Sports Bar inside the Clarion Hotel on Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 7pm.
An after party will also be held at Classic Sports immediately following the fights. Awards will be presented for “Fight of the Night”, “Knockout of the Night” and “Submission of the Night”.
Guests may acquire hotel accomodations at The Clarion Hotel at a special rate of $50.00 plus tax the night of the event. Please consider staying the night at the hotel if you plan on drinking and do not have a safe ride home. There will be a full bar at this event.
Weigh-Ins, Fights and the After Party are open to all ages. Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at the After Party.
The Clarion Hotel and Classic Sports Bar are located at 3333 S. Glenstone Avenue. The number to the hotel is 417-883-6550.
Mixed Martial Arts Promotion “UnCivil War™” Sponsors Summer Camp for Troubled Teens in Greene County.
On May 21st 2011 Mixed Martial Arts Fighters converged on The Clarion Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield Missouri for an evening of competition most commonly known as ‘cagefighting’. UnCivil War™ Fight Promoter Eric Stevens prefers to call it a Mixed Martial Arts Competition due to the high level of training most of the participants have in fighting arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Wrestling, American Boxing and other relevant combat styles. “Anyone, trained or untrained can be a ‘cagefighter’ but it takes dedication and a high level of commitment to be a true Mixed Martial Artist” says Stevens.
Stevens organized the UnCivil War™ fight night as a charity benefit to help troubled teens in the Greene County area. Stevens, a former troubled teen believes that teens in trouble often rebel against authority figures such as parents, teachers and other adult figures in leadership roles. Stevens reports that he has had several troubled teens enroll in Mixed Martial Arts training (also called MMA) at his Springfield based Mixed Martial Arts school ‘Team Fusion’ Jiu-Jitsu & MMA.
Stevens noticed that the troubled teens who would ordinarily rebel in a training or classroom environment were very cooperative when interacting with other students during MMA training sessions at the gym. Also observed was the high level of respect the teens had for members of the fight team. Stevens explains that not all students at Team Fusion are ‘fighters’ but that many of them participate in the training just to stay in shape. Team Fusion boasts one of the largest stables of active Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the Southwest Missouri area. “The troubled teens that participate in our training programs listen to and look up to the members of our fight team. It gives our fight team the ability to be a positive influence on these kids. Due to the high level of commitment to training involved with MMA our fight team is an excellent source of role models for these troubled teens”, says Stevens.
Through a network of referrals generated by a student of Team Fusion Stevens was able to connect with Greene County Juvenile Probation Officer Collin Strand to make the program accessible to troubled teens that have already broken the law and found themselves on probation. Stevens says he wants to help the youth that need it most.
Proceeds from the first UnCivil War™ have been designated for two purposes. The first is a training scholarship for one teen to receive Mixed Martial Arts training at Team Fusion Jiu-Jitsu & MMA at no cost to the teens family. Teens will compete in an essay competition to be considered for selection to the program. Stevens says that many of these troubled teens come from families that do not have the financial resources to pay for gym memberships, martial arts training or other extra curricular activities. The first goal of the program is to make Mixed Martial Arts training available to these teens in the Greene County area regardless of their ability to pay.
The second purpose designated for the proceeds is a Summer Camp that has been established and made available free of charge to the entire Juvenile probation department. Juvenile Probation Officer Collin Strand will be in charge of selecting attendees to the Summer Camp that will take place on June, July and August dates. The location and dates have not been released due to privacy requirements for minor offenders.
Stevens says that UnCivil War™ will continue to benefit this cause. Plans are underway for UnCivil War™ II at the same location as the first UnCivil War™ held at The Clarion Hotel and Convention Center. The event is scheduled for July 9th and Stevens says he would like to see a great turnout to this event to support the troubled teens of the Greene County area as well as your favorite local fight teams as they display their skills in competition or as most like to call it “Cagefighting”.
UnCivil War was held at the Clarion Hotel in Springfield Missouri on May 21st, 2011. The event was a huge success and plans are underway for the next event to be held at the same location on July 9th, 2011. The fight card was well matched and the energy in the room seemed to build from one fight to the next. By the time the Main Event was underway everyone was on their feet and the energy was intense. Here are the results:
Rick Smith of Team Pain vs. Chris Seymour of The 417 Boys – Winner Rick Smith via Rear Naked Choke at 2:25 of the First Round
Robert Wilson of Team Fusion vs. Patrick Osborn of Team Street Rage – Winner Robert Wilson via Triangle Choke at 2:01 of the First Round
Cody Cummings of Springfield Fight Club vs. Orville Eaton of The 417 Boys – Winner Cody Cummings via Arm Triangle at 1:25 of the First Round
Matt Bremerkamp of Team Fusion vs. Independent Fighter Bubba Kelly – Winner Matt Bremerkamp via referee stoppage at 0:49 of the First Round
Charles Yost of The 417 Boys vs. Josh Lininger of Team Fusion – Winner Charles Yost via Guillotine Choke at 0:42 of the First Round
Shane Woosley of Team Fusion vs. Cody Ray of Team Street Rage – Winner Shane Woosley via referee stoppage due to strikes at 0:59 of the First Round
Chris Reed of The Springfield Fight Club vs. Keaton Trager of Team Fusion – Winner Chris Reed via referee stoppage due to strikes at 2:25 of the Second Round
Gunnar Denney of Team Fusion vs. Austin Smith of Team Street Rage – Winner Gunnar Denney via Guillotine Choke at 1:09 of the First Round
Jason Rios of Team Pain vs. Adam Dean of Team Fusion – Winner Jason Rios via Split Decision after three 3 minute rounds
Aaron Loudermill of Team Fusion vs. Josh Brackenrich of Team Street Rage – Winner Aaron Loudermill via Guillotine Choke at 1:09 of the First Round
Damon Jackson of Valley MMA vs. Devian Golden of Team Fusion – Winner Damon Jackson via Rear Naked Choke at 0:25 of the Second Round
Thank you to all those who made a contribution to this event to make it a huge success! See you on July 9th for UnCivil War II!
With UnCivil War only a day away preparations are underway! Be a part of the action tonight at the UnCivil War Fighter Weigh-ins.
You can still get your $7 pre-sale tickets to the event at Team Fusion Jiu-Jitsu & MMA from 7 to 9pm this evening.
You can also meet the Team Fusion Fighters that will be competing at the event when you stop by to purchase your ticket.
Team Fusion is located at 4560 S. Campbell Avenue in Springfield. It is one block south of the James River Freeway in the Shadowood Plaza next door to Andy’s Frozen Custard. The shopping center has businesses on the front and backside of the building. Team Fusion is around back. For a map to the location visit www.mofight.com
Uncivil War Cagefights will take place at the Clarion Hotel on Saturday, May 21st. The Clarion Hotel is located at 3333 S. Glenstone Ave. One block south of the Battlefield Mall. The doors open at 5pm and the fights are set to be underway at 7pm!
The event was originally scheduled to be held outdoors at Club Vegas but was relocated to the Clarion Hotel due to a forecast of rain on Saturday.
For more information on this event contact Eric Stevens at 417-595-4423.
Due to a forecast of RAIN on May 21st our Mixed Martial Arts event has been moved to an indoor venue.
Springfield Missouri’s original hometown fight team “Springfield Fight Club” has agreed to bring three fighters to compete at the upcoming “UnCivil War” Cagefights. The event which features Mixed Martial Artists from around the region competing in “no holds barred” fighting competition is set to take place on May 21st at Club Vegas Casino Lounge.