On March 26, in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, the stars will be shining brightly– the future stars of MMA, that is.
Barry and Jeff Meyer are bringing fight fans their latest installment of Tuff-N-Uff events. With an explosive card on tap, a card that boasts three title matches, this is one fight fans wont want to miss.
In addition to the title fights, this event will also mark the opening round of a four way women's tournament at 115 pounds. This tournament includes some elite trained amateur female fighters looking to make their marks not only at TNU, but also on the sport as a whole.
The ladies participating are Wand Fight team's Gabriella Lakoczky vs. Dynamic Martial Arts' Rachel Nelson. Also competing will be Rise Above MMA's Glena Avila vs. Wolfpack MMA's Sarah Goodlaxson.
As one of the premier supporters of amateur women's MMA, TNU always has some of the best female fighters, so this tournament should be fun to watch unfold.
In the first title bout of the evening, Striking Unlimited's Tim Bowman will square off with Warrior Training's Edmond Xhelili. Both fighters are finishers as indicated by Bowman's two TKO victories in under two minutes work, and Xhelili's three straight stoppages coming into this match.
Anytime two capable and hungry amateurs face off it is sure to be explosive. With both these guys being finishers this one might not last very long.
In the co-feature of the evening, the vacant 145-pound title will be up for the taking. One of two undefeated fighters will be the one bringing it back to their camp on the 26th. Vince Noria will be looking across the ring at Andrew Alirez come fight night, and the two of them are going to find out who the champ is.
Both men are game fighters, and will bring their scrappy tools with them to earn that belt and make themselves a TNU Champ.
In the main event of the evening, Xtreme Couture's Ryan Couture will face off with 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu prospect Sean Bollinger for the vacant 155-pound strap. This is a fight between two absolute elite amateur fighters.
Were talking about two up and coming fighters who train under the tutelage of two of the most legendary men in the business. Ryan the son of living legend Randy Couture trains at one of the most star studded camps in the world, Xtreme Couture. Bollinger trains under the wing of the Jiu Jitsu ace Eddie Bravo.
Bottom line, this could be better than some pro fights you might see at a regional level. The level of talent and potential in the ring when these two get to rolling will be undeniable. Sadly, only one can walk away a TNU champion, and it should be a blast watching them sort it out.
All in all, as they always do, TNU and the Meyer brothers are pulling together their unique resources to put some of the most amazing up and coming talent on a card for you and I to enjoy.
In all sports, there is a trend of watching lower level collegiate style competition to get a glimpse of what is to come tomorrow at the highest levels of athletics. Those who truly love their sports don't just watch the the peak of the sport, they study those who will step up tomorrow by supporting lower entry level competitors.
Well MMA may not be a part of any collegiate programs but if it was, TNU would be the equivalent of March Madness, only contested all year round. The Meyer brothers have earned the trust of some of the most prestigious fight camps in the world. That fact shines brightly in their fights and events.
You've heard it before and you will hear it many more times, there is nothing like a TNU event. Nowhere will you see the level of elite fighters cornering their up and coming competitors in the volume you will at a TNU show.
If you can't make it down to the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Sin City, TNU is always very diligent about posting their best fights after the event on YouTube. So if you can't catch it live, check it out after the event closes out, the fights are always electric. Do yourself a favor, fight fan—catch these fights.
You might just catch a glimpse of a future star of MMA who many mainstream fans you know have never heard of. And that is what will separate you from the pack of mainstream trendy fans, as a true fan of mixed martial arts, and make you a knowledgeable source on the subject.
You have to know the game, not just the name, and you can learn a lot watching these events.
Anyone can watch the UFC or Strikeforce for the superstar names. But those who truly love the fight, they will watch MMA wherever they can get it, and some of the best stuff going on outside the eye of mainstream media is going on at TNU events. Don't miss it.
...Or you will pay dearly, well maybe you won't pay dearly, but it sounded good at the time. For more information visit www.tuffnuff.net .
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