Prestige FC 2: Queen City Coronation March 12th at The Orr Centre
Prestige FC 2:
Queen City Coronation
Two title fights plus stacked lineup with local talent set to go March 12th at The Orr Centre
Prestige FC (Prestige Fight Club MMA), Canada’s hottest mixed martial arts promotion, invites the media to Prestige FC 2: Queen City Coronation presented by SUBWAY® Restaurants and 104.9 The Wolf.
Prestige FC 2 is topped by title fights in the men’s and women’s featherweight divisions with five more exciting bouts rounding out the main card.
Prestige FC Featherweight Title – Kurt “The Hurt” Southern vs. Nick “Nyquil” Rhoads
Southern (14-6) made his debut in the 145-pound division at Prestige FC 1 and scored a first-round submission win over Daniel Swain. With that victory, the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, product became the #1-ranked Canadian in the featherweight ranks and into the world’s top-100. Southern (Twitter: @KurtSouthern) presents a formidable foe for any opponent with a well-rounded skillset punctuated recently with his training under two-time Coach of the Year Duane “Bang” Ludwig.
A native of Tucson, Arizona, Rhoads (8-2) fights out of Denver, Colorado, under the tutelage of former fighter and reality show standout Thomas “Wildman” Denny. Rhoads (Twitter: @NICKNYQUILMMA) has notched five finishes including four via submission.
Prestige FC Featherweight Title – Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet vs. Jessy “The Widowmaker” Miele
Tweet (7-5) is one of the Canada’s most-established female fighters and currently stands in the top-10 of every women’s mixed martial arts rankings. This will be the first professional fight for Tweet (Twitter: @notsosweetmma) in her home town of Regina, Saskatchewan. Tweet has won three of her last four, and all of her victories have come inside the first round including five via submission. Tweet is the only fighter to have faced both Ronda Rousey and Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino.
Miele (5-2) has won five of her last six outings including a first-round knockout and a first-round submission. Miele (Twitter: @jessymiele) fights out of Prospect, Connecticut.
Prestige FC 2 Main Card Highlights
Two of Canada’s top bantamweight prospects will square off when Aiemann Zahabi (5-0) faces Kyle Oliveira (3-1). Zahabi (Twitter: @Aiemannzahabi) fights out of the famed Tristar Gym in Montreal under the guidance of his older brother Firas, who has trained several of the world’s best fighters including former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Winnipeg’s Oliveira (Twitter: KyleOliveira) is looking to stage the upset and will rely on his notable striking skills.
A pair of middleweight bouts are featured at the top of the card. In one matchup, Keith “The Banana” Smetana (10-6; Twitter: @TheBanana7129) from Columbus, Ohio, puts his jiu-jitsu talents up against the striking the Devon “Mr. Boomtruck” Smith (3-1; Twitter: @MrBoomtruck), the pride of La Ronge, Saskatchewan. The other tilt in the 185-pound division pits upstart Mariusz “The Iron Pol” Ksiazkiewicz (4-0; Twitter: @IronPolMMA) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, against tough-minded veteran “Mitey” Micah Brakefield (7-6; Twitter: @micahbrakefield) out of Burnaby, British Columbia.
In a matchup at 140 lbs., Regina’s own Sean Quinn (7-6; Twitter: @seanquinn4real) returns from a two-year layoff due to injuries and finds himself in a clash with Chris Day (3-2), who fights out of Kelowna, B.C. Launching the main card will be a battle of sizeable heavy hitters as Nick “Squatch” Campbell (7-7; Twitter: @nickbcampbell) from Calgary, Alberta, stands in against Dan “Bulletproof” Amyotte (3-2; Twitter: amyotte_d) out of Cold Lake, Alberta, at a catchweight of 220 lbs.
A six-fight undercard will get the night rolling with showcase bouts for several Saskatchewan fighters including hometown hero Matt Zemlak.
Schedule of Events for
Prestige FC 2: Queen City Coronation
*OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN & MEDIA AVAILABILITY*
Friday, March 11th
1717 Victoria Ave. – Regina, Saskatchewan
Schedule to attend: All fighters plus Derek Daku, Owner, and Cord Crowthers, CEO & Matchmaker, of Prestige FC. Media members can pick up their accreditation at this time.
Saturday, March 12th
George Reed Auditorium @ The Orr Centre
4400 4th Ave. – Regina, Saskatchewan
*Doors open at 5 p.m. CT; Undercard bouts begin at 6 p.m. CT
*Main card bouts begin at 8 p.m. CT (live on The Fight Network & Access 7)
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Scott Zerr, Director of Media & Fighter Relations
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