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Extreme Cage Combat Makes it's Auburn Cornfest Debut

July 3, 2011       Leave a Comment
By: Julie McCallum, Entertainment Editor

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That's right, on Thursday, July 7th, Toughamn Cage-fighting in association with Premium Promotions, Inc. present Extreme Cage Combat 8.0 Mixed Martial Arts Cagefighting under the giant Budweiser Beer Tent at the Auburn Cornfest. This is an all ages show.

The 41 Annual Auburn Cornfest is July 7-10, 2011. (

You have seen cagefighting (mixed martial arts) on tv, now see it LIVE, up close and personal. Tent opens at 6:30 with live music til first fight at 8:00 pm. (Must have ID if 21 and over to drink.)

Stephen Coppler, Promoter, said, "We will be taking a break at 10 pm for an incredible fireworks display before coming back with our championship fights." Acording to Coppler, 23 fights are scheduled (see below) and will feature the best of the best in the Great Lakes Bay Region and from across the state.

All the action in, Grappling, Kicking, Submissions, Striking. One way in, Three ways out: SNAP, TAP, OR NAP.

Tickets are on sale now for only $20 at Auburn Hotel, Cherri's Feed and Seed, New Body Health and Fitness, Hooters of Bay City, and Auburn Foodland. Tickets $25.00 at the gate on Thursday, July 7th. VIP TABLES are sold out!

Over 3,000 fans are expected, get there early! Sponsored in part by Hooters, New Body Health and Fitness, Defyant Industries, Sleep Inn, Gower Reddick Law, Plasma Energy, and Hyperman Productions.

BOUT CARD (card subject to changes and additional matches)
  • 1. 205 Interim Belt, David Oniel (NewBody,BayCity) vs Ryan King(Detroit,SooDoThai)
  • 2. HW Belt Champion Kyle Kinney(NewBody,St.Charles) vs Deland Davis(BayCity,WhiteElephant)
  • 3. 155 Belt Champion Jake May(Saginaw,FSF,NewBody) vs Steve Wendling (Saginaw,MuscleFactory)
  • 4. 145 Belt Champion Joe Rogers(Cheasaning,MurderMitten) vs Amedeo Pardo (Midland,Team LeJitz)
  • 5. 185lbs Bill Fent (BayCity,NewBody) vs Wayne Stec(Otisville)
  • 6. 170lbs Pat Zippler (BayCity,Cosens) vs Brandon Bell (Saginaw, PikesKarate)
  • 7. 135lbs Mike Cruz (Midland,SpyderSubmissions) vs Mark Brothers (Saginaw,Che Ko)
  • 8. 135lbs Jake Waganer (Auburn,Team420) vs Robb Steiner (Saginaw,MurderMitten)
  • 9. 145lbs Otis Cauldwell (Midland, TeamLeJitz) vs Jimmy Tromba (BayCity, NewBody)
  • 10. 125lbs Richard Marcotte (Auburn, Team 420) vs Joey Haney (BayCity,Team Kayo)
  • 11. 170lbs Josh Opperrman (Saginaw, TeamKayo) vs Josh Peters (Bay City,NewBody)
  • 12. 125lbs Marcus Gonzales (BayCity, NewBody) vs Jermain Houcke (Muskegon,WhiteElephant)
  • 13. 155lbs Timmy Long (Auburn, EyeForAnEyeFC) vs Tony Barron (Saginaw, NewBody)
  • 14. 125lbs Jeremy Iafrate (Auburn, Team 420) vs Zach Spanke (Caro,TeamKelly)
  • 15. SHW Rod Merrilot (Midland, Team LeJitz) vs Giani Swires (CassCity, DemonMMA)
  • 16. 170lbs TylerStephens (Akron) vs Matt Skryptjack (BayCity)
  • 17. HW Ray Jacklin (BayCity, SadisticMindMMA) vs Alan Gower (BayCity)
  • 18. Hw Josh Emeott (BayCity,TeamKayo) vs Brandon Wilson (BayCity)
  • 19. 170lbs Austin Brown (BayCity) vs Matt Schumann (Freeland,SadisticMindMMA)
  • 20. 155lbs Doin Meschke (BayCity,NewBody) vs Mike Blakley (Freeland,SadisticMind)
  • 21. Hw Joe Placher (Freeland) vs Austin Owens (Caro,TeamKelly)
  • 22. 185lbs Zaion Marlow (Saginaw, Che Ko) vs Tony Ingersoll (BayCity)
  • 23. 145lbs Derek Nicholos (Saginaw,MuscleFactory) vs David Craig (BayPort)

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