5/1/07 - Columbus, OH: The NAAFS in conjunction with Knock Em Dead Productions is pleased to announce that former Gladiators Fighting Middleweight Champion Mitch Whitesel (8-5) has officially been added to the Columbus Night of Pain fight card set for May 18th at the Hoop Sports Complex.
Whitesel vs Jones Added to NAAFS Columbus Night of Pain
Updated 2007 NAAFS Schedule
5/1/07 - Columbus, OH: The NAAFS in conjunction with Knock Em Dead Productions is pleased to announce that former Gladiators Fighting Middleweight Champion Mitch Whitesel (8-5) has officially been added to the Columbus Night of Pain fight card set for May 18th at the Hoop Sports Complex. Coming of a hard fought and impressive win over Allan Weickert at Caged Fury 2, Whitesels next test will be West Virginias Jason The Wrecking Ball Jones (7-2). Jones, a state champion wrestler from Newell West Virginia, has a well rounded attack and comes in with the reputation of being a quick finisher. Whitesel is regarded as one of the most technical and sound fighters in the series and has proven in the past that he can finish on his feet and on the ground which makes this one of the most intriguing match ups in the NAAFS pro series.
Columbus native Travis Burnett (5-4) will clash with Wreckroom Athletics Chad Trukovich (2-3) in a featured bout. Both fighters will bring an aggressive style to the NAAFS cage which should make for an entertaining and explosive match up. Burnett, a former wrestler can also stand and bang with several TKOs on his résumé. With a background in boxing, Trukovich has been in the cage with some of the sports top welterweights making him a tough test for any fighter at 170 lbs.
2006 NAAFS Light heavyweight national finalist Nick The Savage Duell (4-2) will look for his third straight win in 2007 when he faces Full Circle Vale Tudos Frank Dachtler (2-1) in a light heavyweight battle. Duell is a destructive striker with heavy hands and the power to end the fight at any given moment. Dachtler will make his NAAFS debut at 205 lbs after winning two of three fights as a heavyweight and will bring a very tight ground game to the cage on May 18th.
Scottish Bag Pipers and all, rising heavyweight star Felix The Cat Catheline (2-0) will look to stay unbeaten when he takes on hometown favorite Matt Lisi in a clash of agile NAAFS heavyweights while hometown fighters Jason Nickoson (Buckeye MMA) and Team Jorge Gurgels Chuck Hamilton make their NAAFS debuts.
The updated fight card is as follows:
Featured NAAFS Pro Series Bouts
Main Event: 185 lbs Mitch Whitesel 8-5 (Wreckroom Athletics) vs Jason The Wrecking Ball Jones 7-2 (Infinity Fight Team)
170 lbs Travis Burnett 5-4 (Independent) vs Chad Truckovich 2-3 (Wreckroom Athletics)
170 lbs - Jason Nickoson 2-2 (Buckeye MMA) vs Andre Garcia (Independent-Michigan)
155 lbs Joey Enright 4-1 (Peak Submission Shootbox Academy) vs TBA
195 lbs - Michael Revercomb 2-1 (Independent - Columbus, OH) vs Chris Canale 2-1 (Team Fightfest)
155 lbs Jonathan Jekyll & Hyde Bailey 0-0 (Baileys Full Contact Fight Club) vs Tommy Gun Ridenbaugh 2-5 (Hammer House)
NAAFS Preliminary Bouts:
265 lbs Felix The Cat Catheline 2-0 (Wreckroom Athletics) vs Matt Lisi 1-0 (Team Anarchy)
205 lbs - Frank Dachtler 2-1 (Full Circle Vale Tudo) vs Nick The Savage Duell 4-2 (Jungle Fight Team)
185 lbs Zach Brodnik 3-1 (Full Circle Vale Tudo) vs Wes Van Meter 2-1 (Team Vander Hammer)
265 lbs - Chuck Hamilton 0-0 (Team Gurgel) vs Shad Conley 0-3 (Team Nightmare)
205 lbs Will Armstrong 0-0 (Team Gurgel) vs Mike King 0-0 (Team Anarchy)
145 lbs Ben Hamilton 0-0 (Team Gurgel) vs Jack Mardis 0-0 (Independent)
185 lbs - Edward Gonzalez 0-0 (Team Sprawl & Brawl) vs Daniel Frydrychowski 0-0 (Independent)
175 lbs Luke Holt 0-0 (Team Gurgel) vs TBA
*All bouts subject to change
Tickets for NAAFS Columbus Night of Pain are now on sale and moving quickly. Fans can order tickets in advance by calling (877)725-8849, (740)334-7421 or by logging on to PKWlive.com. Ticket prices start at $20 for general admission and range up to $80 for VIP seating. Columbus Night of Pain is brought to you by Knock Em Dead Productions and proudly sponsored by Going Pro, High Street Tattoo, Miurfield Village Company, Professional Eclipse, NoReign Studios, and VIP Bar and Grille, home of the official Night of Pain post fight party!