Tomorrow night, regional MMA will be on display in the “South Plains” of West Texas. Lubbock, Texas will welcome “Shark Fight 4,” the fourth installment from the upstart organization based out of Amarillo, Texas.
Don’t let the word “regional” fool you though.
Shark Fights doesn’t specialize in “high-school gymnasium” fight cards. Lights, Cameras, the biggest cage in mixed martial arts, and lots of genuine MMA action will come together inside Lubbock’s Citibank Coliseum.
The Texas based Shark Fight Promotions has smartly partnered with Sports Action Network, a multi-media website that specializes in the coverage of combat sports, to ensure the event gets streamed directly to hard core MMA fans.
What really set this event apart is that a portion of the proceeds from each PPV purchase will go directly to the Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization that funds medical care, research and education to improve the lives of sick and injured children.
When I spoke with Jeff Larson, President of Shark Fight Promotions, he spoke with great passion about their organizational commitment to giving back to the community.
A lot of people pay lip service to charitable organizations; Jeff Larson is the real deal.
His personal connection to helping charitable organizations stems from the battles his wife underwent with both cancer and a brain tumor. They are both fighters and giving back has become a way of life for this MMA couple.
To read more on Jim Larson’s MMA journey click here.
While it’s not the UFC, consider your PPV purchase an investment in both the development of the sport at the regional level as well as a great way to let MMA give back to its community.
And if that weren’t enough you will get to see a true legend of the sport back in action. In the Main Event, Don “The Predator” Frye will take on Judo/Pan American Champion Rich Moss.
Also on the card will be Lubbock’s own Tech super star and NFL cross over Rex Richards. Rex has previously fought current UFC Heavyweight Shane Carwin and tomorrow night will face MMA Stand out Darrell Schoonover (13-0) for the Texas Heavy Weight Title.
Jesse Taylor, the infamous TUF 7 finalist, will be in action against Shark Fights very own Eric Davilla. Eric has fought such fighters as Matt Hughes, Benji Radach and Richie Hightower.
To read the full interview series with Don Frye, his opponent Rich Moss, Rex Richards and Jesse Taylor click here.
If you are a fan of MMA and the people who are passionate about developing the sport, be sure to check out all the action this Saturday night at Lubbock’s Citibank Coliseum or check it out live and online.
Enjoy the show fight fans.