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Former UFC Fighters line the inaugural WMMA Fight Card

As Mixed Martial Arts continues to grow and expand its reach, new promotions bring thirsty fans more and more MMA action. Worldwide Mixed Martial Arts is one of those new promotions and they will be holding their inaugural event on Saturday, March 31st at the Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas. The event will feature several former UFC fighters and proceeds from the event will go to the Wounded Warriors foundation.

This charitable event will be headlined by a super heavyweight bout between Sean McCorkle and Brian Heden. McCorkle (16-2) fought three times in the UFC where he suffered the only two losses in his career. He quickly returned to the cage following his release from the UFC and has since won six fights in a row, all being first round submission wins. Heden (17-10) hasn’t been nearly as active as his opponent having only two fights since September of 2010. He’ll enter the main event having lost three of his last four and is coming off a submission loss to Jason Walraven.

The night’s co-main event will be a welterweight clash between two MMA veterans is Thomas Denny and Karo Parisyan. Denny (27-19) has been fighting professional since 1999 and has faced several top fighters for the Maximum Fighting Champion and King of the Cage. Parisyan (19-8, 1nc) is a former top welterweight in the UFC who holds wins over Nick Diaz, Chris Lytle and Matt Serra. Having gone just 1-3 since being released, Parisyan looks to get back to his winning ways.

The rest on the card features notable names, Drew Fickett, Rodney Wallace, Lyle Beerbohm, Darrill Schoonover and Paul Buentello. The six bout main card will air live on pay-per-view starting at 6pm PT / 7pm MT / 9pm ET for $29.95. WMMA has partnered with the Armed Forces Network (AFN) to reach the approximately one million service members and their families deployed in 175 countries around the world.

WMMA: McCorkle vs. Heden: Fighting For A Better World Complete Fight Card

Main Card:

Super Heavyweight: Sean McCorkle vs. Brian Heden

170 lbs.: Thomas Denny vs. Karo Parisyan

170 lbs.: Lyle Beerbohm vs. Derrick Noble

155 lbs.: Drew Fickett vs. Kevin Knabjian

170 lbs.: Jamaine Facey vs. Willie Parks

205 lbs.: Rodney Wallace vs. Derrick Mehmen

Under Card:

265 lbs.: Darrill Schoonover vs. Paul Buentello

145 lbs.: Frank Gomez vs. Chris Gruetzemacher

265 lbs.: Deutsch Pu’u vs. Esteves Jones

185 lbs.: Lionel Lanham vs. Brad Peterson

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Tags: Brian Heden, Darrill Schoonover, Derrick Mehmen, Derrick Noble, Drew Fickett, Jamaine Facey, Karo Parisyan, Kevin Knabjian, Lyle Beerbohm, MMA, Paul Buentello, Rodney Wallace, Sean McCorkle, Thomas denny, Willie Parks, WMMA, WMMA: McCorkle vs. Heden, Wounded Warriors foundation

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