HOLYWOOD, FL- Action Fight League returns this Friday, June 4, 2010, with the “Rock-N-Rumble III” at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. South Florida Chronicle went on-the-mat with event promoter, Rick Flynn, of Action Fight League (AFL) to get some exclusive insight on this highly anticipated fight card.
As always, bitter rivalries and fighters defending their undefeated records will bring some exciting and intense bouts of professional cage fighting. Rick Flynn and the AFL’s matchmakers put together fights that will keep the crowd on the edge of their seats. With the popularity of Mixed Martial Arts growing exponentially, the “Rock-N-Rumble III” is going to deliver quite a show filled with experienced champions and rising stars. If you are a fan who has never ventured out for an actual event, then this is the opportunity to experience live, action-packed MMA fighting, full of intense face pounding, perverted limb bending, and of course, some brain-rattling knockouts.
The fight card is jam packed with huge names that you cannot miss: World Champion Jiu Jitsu fighter, Pablo Popovitch, steps off the mat and into the cage with his professional debut. Also, the controversial Pride Veteran and current Strikeforce contender, Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett will be bringing his exciting striking display and unorthodox wrestling style. If you’ve never seen one of “Krazy Horses” fights, then expect excessive taunting jaw dropping slams, and an emphasis on entertainment. Don’t be surprised if you see him pulling off professional wrestling moves successfully and effectively in an MMA fight.
In addition to the exciting male bouts, there is the women’s fight at 118lbs. Highlighting the event is American Top Team fighter, Jessica Aguilar, recognizable by her long brown hair and innocent smile. However, don’t be fooled by her appearance, as she doesn’t play around when it comes to climbing into the cage. Jess, who is (7-3), will be fighting a skilled Muay Thai fighter, Catia Vitoria, who is (2-0). Aguilar stated, “I plan on standing with her, but obviously I am a ground fighter, so I will be taking it to the ground.” Having won most of her fights by submission and training with the famed American Top Team coach, Marcos “Parrumpinha” Da Matta, you can expect to see a display of high-level Jiu Jitsu.
With a reputation for creating controversial matches between fight teams, Flynn predicts that the “night is sure to be anything but boring.” The Action Fight League has been dependable with delivering bouts that erupt the stands like no other Friday night event. Flynn believes, “…as promoters we try to cater to everybody; you have your MMA purists that want to see two guys evenly matched, but then we have the spectacle fights that aren’t really MMA stars, but just have some spark that people really want to see.”
Having been known for finding the newest up-and-coming, “backyard brawlers” , the AFL is sure to present a character fighter that won’t bring peace to mind: starring in previous shows were the YouTube sensation,Rene “Level” Martinez and Dfahir “Dada 5000″ Harris, both of who can be seen online fighting bare-knuckled and hanging out with the likes of Kimbo Slice.
Flynn says that we are “sure to see a show with undefeated street fighter, Oscar Delgato, as well.” Combine that with the array of anticipated performances of Veteran UFC and Pride fighters, and we are sure to experience an action-packed evening. In addition to the anticipated fights, Flynn also hints to fact that they’ll have a show of celebrity enthusiasts in-house, such as Mickey Rourke, Kimbo Slice, Pro Wrestling sensation Bobby Lashley, P.Diddy, and Nikki Minaj, respectively. After the show, follow the fighters over to the event’s official “after party” at Passion’s Nightclub, located a minute’s walk away from Hard Rock Live, where they’ll also be promoting the newest MMA energy drink, Brawl N Maul. If clubbing is not your thing, then stop by one of the many restaraunts located all around the venue or try your luck in the Seminole Hardrock Casino, featuring Poker, Blackjack, and Vegas-style slots. The action starts at 7 pm….we’ll see you ringside!