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Expect Big Things from Impact MMA on December 10th

| December 8, 2011 | Reply

The Mixed Martial Arts community located in the California Bay Area has longed for a local promotion to bring them top-level, local talent into the cage. The area is filled with top gyms with talented fighters and loyal fans that have been forced to travel to see their favorite local fighters. Change is coming and it’s coming this weekend in Dublin, California as IMPACT MMA makes their debut with “Recognition”.

“The fighters that are locally based they have such following and let’s face it; these fans that are somehow connected to these fighters have not always had the easiest way of getting to see their fights because it’s been so far away,” explains IMPACT MMA President and Matchmaker Tommy Rojas.

An up and coming fighter in the area finds himself with limited options within a 150 mile radius for professional fights. Impact MMA now gives them a place locally to showcase their talents, while doing so in front of their biggest fans. Case and point: The majority of the December 10th fight card is made up of fighters from top local gyms, CSA (Dublin), Crispin BJJ (Pleasanton), AKA (San Jose/Fresno) & CenCal MMA (Stockton).

So what can fans expect to see from IMPACT MMA: Recognition…….

“They are going to see great, explosive fights and bunch of knockouts, with an intense atmosphere,” explained Rojas. He went on to tell MMA Valor that he wants fans to leave the show thinking “it’s hard to believe that this is our first show!”

The festivities kick off tomorrow (Dec. 9th) at Athens Burgers in Dublin with the live weigh-ins, beginning at 5pm. The doors open at the Alameda County Fairgrounds at 5pm, first fight starts at 6pm. To round out the night there will also be a post fight after party across the street from the fights at the Mexico Lindo Restaurant & Cantina in Pleasanton.

IMPACT MMA: Recognition Fight Card: (subject to change)

205 lbs.: Roy Boughton (Cesar Gracie) vs. Jeremy Freitag (Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness Gym)

135 lbs.: Jeremiah Labiano (Crispin BJJ) vs. Derrick Easterling (??)

125 lbs.: Taylor McCoriston (CSA) vs. Hector Alex Sandoval (Team Alpha Male)

145 lbs.: Neo Lahat (AKA) vs. Rodney Rhoden (Xtreme Couture)

170 lbs.: Ron Keslar (AKA) vs. James Chaney (CSA)

205 lbs.: Andres Salas (FSA) vs. Omar Kasti (Cesar Gracie)

205 lbs.: Sean Pierre (??) vs. Marcel Fortuna (Ralph Gracie)

265 lbs.: CJ Seumanutafa (??) vs. CJ Leveque (CSA)

170 lbs.: Davin Clack (AKA) vs. Rich Rigmaden (CenCal MMA)

170 lbs.: Jared Hess (MSK) vs. Tallis Lymuel (CenCal MMA)

130 lbs.: Ronnie Carillo (CSA) vs. Adam Rothweiler (??)

Impact MMA is already planning the 2012 year out, including returning to the Fairgrounds in March and December as while as hitting some other Bay Area locations in June and September. Make sure to check out the IMPACT MMA website ( and get yourself some tickets for Saturdays show while you’re there.

MMA Valor will be there live on December 10th bringing you all the live play-by-play (internet permitting) along with pictures of all the action.

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Tags: AKA, Andres Salas, Bay Area, CenCal MMA, Combat Sports Academy, Crispin BJJ, Derrick Easterling, Hector Alex Sandoval, Impact MMA, Impact MMA: Recognition, James Chaney, Jared Hess, Jeremiah Labiano, Jeremy Freitag, Marcel Fortuna, MMA, Neo Lahat, Omar Kasti, Rodney Rhoden, Ron Keslar, Roy Boughton, Sean Pierre, Taylor McCoriston, Tommy Rojas

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