It’s a great week for Oregon fight fans! We are finally here in April, and kicking things off is a fantastic weekend of mixed martial arts events, that’s right – plural!
Last week we took a closer look at the Full Contact Fighting Federation’s Rumble at the Roseland 77 taking place in Portland, OR. This week though, we are previewing an amazing promotion doing great things for Oregon MMA, and for the athletic programs around the state.
Knucklehead Fight Promotions has made a name for their promotion by putting together top-notch Pro/Am events, treating their athletes with the utmost respect, and giving back to the community that has made Oregon such an MMA hotbed since the inception of the sport.
Knucklehead 8 will be no different as this event takes place in Dallas, OR as a fundraiser event for the Dallas High School wrestling program.
Not content just to fight for a good cause, Knucklehead wants the fans to be fully entertained with some of the best athletes from around the region. In the main event, there will be a professional featherweight showdown with the Knucklehead Featherweight Title on the line as Shorty Weikel and Denny Linton will look to strap that belt around their waist.
Also on the card is a co-main event with two dangerous amateur welterweights with Scott Baker facing Hadi Al Wadah with the Knucklehead Welterweight title up for grabs. Both of these fighters are well rounded veterans of the local mixed martial arts circuit, and looking to take the next step up in competition by getting a title on Saturday night.
There is plenty of undercard action for this event as well, so don’t miss out this weekend on this great card going to a great cause. The doors open at 6pm this Saturday at the Dallas High School, with fights starting at 7pm. Make sure and get on the Knucklehead Facebook page for more on ticket information and details on upcoming events.
The pacific northwest continues to have some of the best promotions for up and coming amateur talent as well as professional matches from some of the toughest fighters from around the region and beyond.
Here is a list of recent MMA results from the PacNW and beyond, as well as upcoming MMA events taking place in Oregon and southern Washington - So get out there and support your local MMA!
**We will soon be adding additional Washington shows, so check back for updates soon!**
Upcoming events –
Knucklehead 8 – Weikel vs Linton
When : April 5th
Where : Dallas High School in Dallas, OR
Inside the fence : Knucklehead Fight Promotions returns with another standout card of amateur and professional action. Featured on the card is two amateur title bouts and a featherweight professional title fight. A welterweight amateur title fight between Scott Baker of Hood River taking on Hadi Al Wadah is set as a primer to a big professional finale. The main event will be a professional title fight between two tough featherweights in Shorty Weikel and Denny Linton. For more information check out the Knucklehead Facebook page! This show is another great benefit show from Knucklehead, and all proceeds will go to the Dallas High School wrestling program.
Full Contact Fighting Federation – Rumble at the Roseland 77
When : April 5th, doors open at 6pm, fights start at 7
Where : Roseland Theater in Portland, OR
Inside the fence : Oregon’s longest running mixed martial arts promotion returns to the Roseland with a great card of amateur fights topped with a women’s professional fight in the main event. Glena Avila returns to ‘The Slammer’ as a professional and looks to pick up another win against tough FCFF amateur-veteran looking to turn pro in this interesting 115lb matchup. Also on the card there are currently two amateur title fights and a full card of action! For more event information, visit TheFCFF.com
Budo Fights 10 – Resurrection
When : April 12th
Where : Midtown Concert Hall in Bend, OR
Inside the fence : Budo Fights returns with another stacked card of amateur mixed martial arts action. An amateur featherweight title has been announced as Oregon's Sean Soliz will face Allen Washington of Colorado. There will also be the welterweight and middleweight titles up for grabs on fight night. Be sure and check out BudoFights.com for more information or find them on Facebook!
Main Event presents Wilson vs Payne
When : April 19th, doors open at 6pm, fights start at 7
Where : Centennial Center – Red Lion at the Quay in Vancouver, WA
Inside the fence : Another great Pro/Am event is in the works with a professional featherweight match between Oregon favorite Enoch ‘The Animal’ Wilson taking on Rex ‘The Punisher’ Payne. Also on the card is another northwest favorite and Bellator alumni Austin Springer of Vancouver, WA. More details as this event gets closer, check out their website and stay up to date at MainEventMMA.net or find Main Event Sports on Facebook!
FAMMA Fights XVI
When : May 3rd
Where : Fisticuffs Gym in Vancouver, WA
Inside the fence : This event is still being assembled, check back for more information as it becomes available. Be sure to follow FAMMA Fights on Facebook !
Fight Result Highlights
Bellator 114 - Shlemenko vs Ward
Alexander Shlemenko def. Brennan Ward via submission (guillotine) at 1:22 of RD2
Daniel Weichel def. Matt Bessette via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Desmond Green def. Will Martinez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Brett Cooper def. Kendall Grove via TKO (strikes) at 3:33 of RD2