The FCFF will determine a 135-pound Bantamweight Champion on January 20th
The FCFF returns to Portland on Saturday, January 20th for Rumble @ The Roseland 96. Doors open at the Roseland Theater in downtown Portland at 6pm, fights begin at 7pm.The FCFF team will be at Bridge City Fight Shop for weigh ins on Friday, January 19th at 7pm - fight fans are welcome and it's the last chance to scoop up tickets (in person) without the online processing fee.
A New Bantamweight Champ Will Be Determined on January 20th
Portland, OR - On Saturday, January 20th two Bantamweight beasts will meet in the FCFF's 25-foot steel cage, known to fight fans as the Slammer! The Bantamweight division Title is vacant, but not for long.
The FCFF welcomes Stephen Stirewalt from Idaho to the slammer to battle Sage Farnworth for the FCFF's 135-pound Bantamweight Title. Farnworth has five wins on his MMA resume dating back to 2013. Most recently, he has one win over Mathew Anderson via a round one submission victory at the Reign Fighting Champions event in 2016 and a win over Daniel McElhaney at Budofights 16 in April of 2017 via a round two triangle choke. The Budofights victory came with that organization's belt.
Stephen Stirewalt from the Straight Blast Gym franchise, will enter the slammer with six mma wins on his record. Since August of 2016 he's won against Dominic Pierson-Granados (Front Street Fights 9), Jose Martinex (Front Street Fights 13), and Alberto Romo (King of the Cage 39). This will be Stirewalt's first title shot.
Stephen Stirewalt from Idaho on the left. On Saturday, January 20th he comes to Portland for his shot at the FCFF's Bantamweight Championship Belt.
"It's pretty rare to take two fighters with almost all of their experience outside the FCFF to meet for a division title in the Slammer. Returning FCFF fight fans are in for a treat to see two new FCFF fighters with a considerable amount of experience enter our venue for the first time," said Keeney.
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 hosted events across the state, from Pendleton, Oregon to the Coast. The FCFF hosted two events on the Oregon Coast: the Battle at the Mountain series in partnership with Spirit Mountain Casino and the Caged on the Coast" series with Chinook Winds 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 belts.