AFC to Crown Middleweight Champion July 17th
After the tremendous success of AFC 2: Aftershock, Victoria-based Armageddon Fighting Championship has announced the line-up for their third event, AFC 3: Evolution, to be held at the home of the AFC, Bear Mountain Arena on Saturday, July 17th.
In the main event of the evening, two of Canada’s top middleweights will face-off to become the first champion in AFC history.
UFC veteran Kalib Starnes (10-5-1) will look to build on his successful organizational debut and utilize his tremendous jiu jitsu game to stifle the striking prowess of powerful Nanaimo native Nick Hinchliffe (14-5-0). The former Victoria Rebels football player has been impressive in two appearances with the AFC, earning consecutive knockout victories over Dan Chambers and Dan MacIver.
Along with crowning the first middleweight champion in AFC history, AFC 3: Evolution will feature the professional MMA debut of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu phenom Robert Drysdale, the 2007 ADCC Open Weight Champion and three time world Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion. Robert is the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach of former UFC Champions Forrest Griffin and Frank Mir. He will face a stiff test in Vancouver’s Bastien Huveneers (8-2-1).
The event will also feature the AFC debut of Canadian wrestling and judo champion Misha Cirkunov (1-0-0), as well as local standouts Nick Driedger (4-1-0), Derek Medler (2-0-0), Diego Wilson (5-0-0) and Adam Gabel (1-1-0)in their toughest fights to date. Local star and Canadian kickboxing champion Keri Scarr will also be making her professional MMA debut in the AFC’s first female fight.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Armageddon Fighting Championship website – www.armageddonfc.com – Sports Traders, Island MMA, ZUMA or by calling (250) 478-8384. Prices range from $25-$150.
AFC 3: Evolution takes place Saturday, July 17th, 2010 and is available around the world via webcast for $6.99 at www.armageddonfc.com.
Doors open at 6pm. Fights begin at 7pm.
Armageddon Fighting Championship presents AFC 3: Evolution, Saturday, July 17, 2010
Kalib Starnes 10-5-1 vs. Nick Hinchliffe 15-5-0 for the AFC Middleweight Championship
Robert Drysdale 0-0 vs. Bastien Huveneers 8-2-1
Nick Driedger 4-1-0 vs. Baz Cunningham 5-0-0
Dan MacIver 6-1-0 vs. Mike Hackert 3-0-0
Diego Wilson 5-0-0 vs. Dan Lin 3-0-0
Misha Cirkunov 1-0-0 vs. Marcus Hicks 10-20-0
Derek Medler 2-0-0 vs. Joe Baker 0-0
Conner Wood 1-1-0 vs. Darcy James 3-2-0
Marcus Vinicius 6-6-0 vs. TBA
Adam Gabel 1-1-0 vs. Dajan Kajic 0-0
Iury Aquiano 1-0-0 vs. Theo Brisley 2-2-0
Duncan Wilson 2-1-0 vs. Nathan Swayze 0-0
Karl Bergen 1-0-0 vs. Nicholas Austin 0-0
Keri Scarr 0-0 vs. Sarah McLeod 1-0-0
Conner Riddell 1-0-0 vs. Dan Ring 0-0