Portland, OR – The Full Contact Fighting Federation (FCFF) has released their 2015 “Fighter Hall of Fame” list which recognizes the top fighters within the organization. This list features the most talented amateur mixed martial artists in the region in thirteen award categories ranging from “Fight of the Year,” “Best Knockout,” to “Most Improved” and the “2016 Fighter to Watch.” A number of these award winners are on the fight card for the FCFF’s “Rumble @ The Roseland 85” event scheduled for Saturday, January 23rd. This event features two FCFF Championship Fights and a loaded undercard. More information can be found at .
The 2015 FCFF “Fighter Hall of Fame” Official list is comprised of athletes who fought in the the 2015 calendar year in the FCFF's "Rumble @ The Roseland" event. Photos attached, larger resolution photos available upon request.
2015 FCFF Fighter of Year: Monti Wilson
The FCFF is expecting great things from Monti Wilson. In 2015 Wilson extended his undefeated record to 5-0 and added the FCFF's 175-pound Superfight Championship belt from Rumble at the Roseland 84 to his list of accomplishments.
2015 Professional Fighter of the Year: Bryan Nuro
Bryan Nuro was an eight-time undefeated amateur fighter who's career included four FCFF Championship belts. In 2015 he graduated into the pro arena. Nuro's two pro wins have come in FCFF competition over Raven Guice at Rumble @ The Roseland 82 (round one rear naked choke) and a decision victory over Hamilton Ash at Rumble @ The Roseland 81. The Pacific Northwest can expect great things from this talented and hard working athlete.
FCFF Rookie of the Year: Jake 'The Snake' Beckmann
At Rumble @ The Roseland 81 on April 18th the FCFF hosted an exhibition match-up against "The Zombie Cage Fighter" Nate "Rock" Quarry and Jake "The Snake" Beckmann, a dedicated fighter with downs syndrome. In this exhibition "World's Heavyweight Championship" fight Beckmann won via a round two heel hook. Beckmann inspired fighters of all ages and abilities.
Best Female Fighter of the Year: Leanne Foster
In June of 2015 Leanne Foster defended her FCFF Women's Featherweight Championship again. She earned a round-one win over April Santa Anna via tapout due to a rear naked choke. She is has four FCFF wins and has dominated the featherweight division.
Fastest KO of 2015: Riley Redding over Joseph Durant
If you blinked you missed it. Riley Redding stepped into the cage at Rumble @ The Roseland 83 and in eight seconds knocked out Joseph Durant. It was unbelievable!
"Best" KO of 2015: Jeramy Burford over Sean Clemons
The most impressive knockout of the year was delivered by Jeramy Burford at Rumble @ The Roseland 80. In only 22 seconds of round number one Jeramy Burford KO'd Sean Clemons and it was lights out.
2016 Fighter-to-Watch: Cris Williams
On January 12th Cris Williams debuted into the sport of MMA at Rumble @ The Roseland 84. He made quick work of his first fight with a round-one TKO due to referee stoppage over Nickolas Arnold.
Most Improved Fighter: Thomas Patrick
In 2015 Thomas Patrick fought in the FCFF three times with two impressive wins. Patrick is scheduled to fight in January of 2016. He's on the road to greatness.
Best Choke of 2015: Justin Mark over Jess Moore
Justin Mark was a legendary FCFF Champion. He's turned pro and came back to the FCFF at Rumble @ The Roseland 83 to face another past champ: Jess Moore. In this bout Mark earned the Best Choke with a round one twister.
Best "Comeback" of 2015: Rudy Schaffroth
After a heart-breaking loss to Casey Lunzman at Rumble at the Roseland 77 in 2014, Rudy Schaffroth came back for an epic re-match. There were elevated stakes with the FCFF's Super Heavyweight Championship belt on the line. Schaffroth went all-the-way and won via the judge's decision to become the new FCFF Super Heavyweight Champion on August 22nd 2016.
Best Crowd Following: Impact JJ
One of the best MMA gyms in the region, Impact Jiu-Jitsu has been responsible for amazing talent like: Bryan Nuro (current undefeated Pro), Leanne Foster (current FCFF Champion), Clayton York (undefeated), Phelan Carron (3-0 in FCFF), Michael collazo (3-1 in FCFF) and Pro fighter Justin Mark who was a legendary former FCFF Champion.
Bloodiest Fight: Scott Baker vs Phelan Carron
At Rumble @ The Roseland 84 two warriors went toe-to-toe in the FCFF's bloodiest fight. Phalen Corron came out on top via a round three TKO.
Fight of the Year: Monti Wilson vs Jordan Melendrez
Fight fans will remember the battle between Jordan Melendrez and Monti Wilson at Rumble @ The Roseland 84. This battle for the 175-pound FCFF Superfight ended in a split decision win for Monti Wilson. We are sure fight fans are craving a rematch.
About the FCFF:
The FCFF is Oregon's oldest and most respected mixed martial arts promotions company. It's signature event "Rumble @ The Roseland" was established in 2001 at Roseland theater in downtown Portland. The FCFF has grown across the state, hosting events from Pendleton, Oregon to the Coast. Most recently, the FCFF has established the "Battle at the Mountain" series in partnership with Spirit Mountain Casino. The FCFF has been featured countless times across the MMA media landscape including being called the 'golden gloves of MMA' by Inside MMA, a nationally broadcast commentary sports program. In 2014 the FCFF begun hosting professional mma fights in addition to matching up the region's top amateurs in tooth-in-nail battles for the belt.