McCorkle added to NAAFS Caged Fury 16 card in West Virginia
Stephanie Frausto and Ashley Cummins to make WMMA History
1/9/12 Morgantown, WV: UFC veteran heavyweight Sean McCorkle (13-2) has officially been added to the NAAFS’ first ever event in the state of West Virginia when he collides with undefeated prospect Mike Gordon at Caged Fury 16 on January 28th in Morgantown.
“The Big Sexy” comes in riding a three fight win streak as he makes his NAAFS debut against a tough young prospect in Gordon. “I’m extremely excited to fight for the NAAFS. It will give me an opportunity to extend my winning streak outside of the UFC, and help me maintain my status as a minor celebrity as I work my way back to the big leagues. I appreciate Greg Kalikas, Simons Promotions and the NAAFS for stepping up on short notice to offer me this opportunity” McCorkle stated.
Gordon is 4-0 as a professional and has finished each of his four opponents in the first round. A win over McCorkle will no doubt put Gordon on the map nationally and could earn him a crack at the coveted NAAFS pro series HW title.
NAAFS Caged Fury 16 will mark one of the state’s first ever sanctioned events which will also feature some of the sport’s top young professional fighters as part of this taped for television fight card. Included will be a history making bout between Ashley Cummins and Stephanie Frausto who’ll become the first females to ever compete in a sanctioned MMA bout in the state of West Virginia. Cummins is widely considered one of the WMMA’s top young prospects with an overall MMA record of 7-0. Frausto (1-2 pro), a Bellator vet and the younger sister of current Bellator world champion Zoila Frausto, hopes that a win over Cummins will catapult her in to the WMMA rankings at 115 lbs.
Bellator veteran Joey “The Hitman” Holt (9-5) returns to the NAAFS after a highlight reel KO over previously undefeated Clint Musser at Bellator 51. Holt faces NAAFS newcomer Dustin Center (8-3) who will look to make a name for himself with a won over a highly touted Holt.
Former NAAFS pro series welterweight contender Mickey Hughes (8-7) will face Bellator vet Brandon Sailing (15-8) at 185 lbs. Hughes has been in the NAAFS cage against the likes of Chris Lozano, Travis Clark, Nick Duell and owns a win over UFC vet Justin Edwards early in his career. Brandon Sailing comes in a winner of three of his last four bouts, with his only defeat in that span coming at Bellator 59.
NAAFS light heavyweight contender Josh Stansbury (12-4) will look for his third straight win when he faces John Opfar (10-4) in an NAAFS contender’s bout. The winner will likely face current champion Dan Spohn for the 205 lbs NAAFS title later in the year.
The state of West Virginia will be well represented at Caged Fury 16 as well, when local favorites Nathan “Bam” Bryant, Zac Gobel, Chris Goldbaugh and Ronnell Green take to the NAAFS cage on January 28th in Morgantown.
The current Caged Fury fight card is as follows:
SHW – Sean McCorkle 13-2 (Integrated Fighting Academy) vs Mike Gordon 4-0 (Independent)
155 lbs – Joey Holt 9-5 (Team Impact) vs Dustin Center 8-3 (Cenrockda Siam Muay Thai)
110 lbs – Stephanie Frausto 1-2 (Team Gurgel) vs Ashley Cummins 7-0 (Vaghi Martial Arts)
170 lbs – Mickey Hughes 8-7 (H2O MMA) vs Brandon Saling 15-8 (Mov bjj)
205 lbs – Josh Stansbury 12-4 (Team Impact) vs John Opfar 10-4 (Pittsburgh Fight Club)
170 lbs – Zac Gobel 7-4 (Dragons Den) vs Jason Cardillo 6-0 (Pittsburgh Fight Club)
135 lbs – Ronnell Green 6-1 (Bullpen) vs Amos Collins 10-3 (Fitness Edge/Relson Gracie)
265 lbs – Nathan Bryant 8-6 (Ground Zero) vs Rick Day 9-1 (USA Martial Arts)
145 lbs – Matt Montalvo 7-7 (Fighters United) vs Jon Washington 10-3 (Buckeye MMA)
170 lbs – Matt Garrettson 4-5 (Butch Hiles MMA) vs Marcos Pecina 8-2 (USA Martial Arts)
185 lbs – Chris Goldbaugh 8-3 (Bullpen) vs TBA
*All Bouts subject to change
Tickets for this historic event are on sale now and moving fast. Fans can purchase tickets in advance by logging on to www.Simonspromotions.com, by calling 304-290-0291, or by clicking th elink below. Tickets start at just $25 presale with VIP table seating at just $50 presale. All tickets will cost $10 more at the door. NAAFS Caged Fury 16 is proudly sponsored by Bud Light, Keglers Sports Bar & Lounge, Intimidation Clothing, Doug’s Towing, Wheeling Island, WVUQ FM 102, Alpha Dog Combat Gear, ActionGraphX and Tim Lally Chevrolet.
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About the NAAFS
Established in 2005, The NAAFS is one of the fastest growing mixed martial arts organizations in the sport and has produced over 100 live events in the region. Fighters that have been featured in the NAAFS include Stipe Miocic, Chris Lozano, Jason Dent, Donny Walker, Forrest Petz, Matt Brown, Ben Rothwell, Jessica Eye, Dave Herman, Nick Duell, Ryan Madigan, Paul Bradley, Sean Salmon, Jeff Cox, Josh Hendricks, Aisling Daly, Daniel Straus, Brian Rogers and Phil Davis among many others. The television program “NAAFS Cage Fighting” can be seen each week domestically on the television home of the Cleveland Indians Sports Time Ohio, nationally via Direct TV and Dish Network. The NAAFS has been featured internationally via G-TV. Log on to the league’s official website at www.NAAFS.tv for additional information.