MMA: The Reckoning Fighters Ready to Get it On!
With exactly one month to go before the first sanctioned MMA event ever in Ontario, Casino Rama and Knockout Entertainment Canada are proud to announce the fight card for MMA: The Reckoning. Taking place on Saturday, April 2nd beginning at 8pm, fans will be treated to a fierce display of elite athleticism inside a venue design to put them as close to the action as possible.
Highlighting the planned 10-fight event will be three to four co-main events featuring:
Jordan Mein (20-7-0) v. Josh Burkman (21-8-0) – WELTERWEIGHT (170lbs)
Mein, known as “Young Guns”, is a highly touted young prospect who might just be the next Canadian UFC champion. He is riding high off his defeat of UFC veteran Joe Riggs by TKO during Wreck MMA: Strong & Proud.
“The People’s Warrior” is how American fighter Burkman is known in the cage. A former UFC fighter, his last match against fellow UFC alumni Brandon Melendez ended in a KO victory for Burkman.
Chris Horodecki (16-3-0) v. unnamed Opponent – LIGHTWEIGHT (155 lbs)
When you’re this good it’s hard to find the right man to stare down! “The Polish Hammer” who went undefeated in his first 10 matches, is a noted striker and a Canadian fighter from London, ON.
Misha Cirkunov (2-1-0) v. Ion Cherdivara (1-0-0) – LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (205 lbs)
Misha fights out of popular Toronto MMA gym, Xtreme Couture, and is one of Canada’s most respected grapplers. In his MMA debut he TKO’d Jeff Coyle in 2010.
Ion is a popular Montreal fighter, known for his raw power.
Dean Amasinger (7-3-0) v. Louis-Philippe Carles (8-2-0) – WELTERWEIGHT (170 lbs)
Known as “Renegade” Amasinger was a popular Brit cast member of TV’s The Ultimate Fighter: US v. UK, and former rugby champion.
Carles is known as “The Joker” and this Quebec based fighter comes to us off a big win over the previously undefeated Rio Wells.
Other exciting bouts will include much anticipated match-ups between:
Jorge Brito (12-6-1) v. Jason Young (7-3-0) – LIGHTWEIGHT (155 lbs)
Jason Saggo (3-0-0) v. Taylor Solomon (2-1-0) – LIGHTWEIGHT (155 lbs)
Joel Powell (1-2-0) v. Igor Caetano (2-1-0) – WELTERWEIGHT (170 lbs)
Antonio Carvalho (12-4-0) v. Tony Hervey (10-10-0) – FEATHERWEIGHT (145 lbs)
Nick Denis (9-2-0) v. unnamed Opponent – BANTAMWEIGHT (135 lbs)
Adding to the non-stop excitement and fan interaction that evening will be head referee “Big” John McCarthy and his signature phrase “ARE YOU READY? LET’S GET IT ON!”, crowd giveaways, and a pulse pounding sound track.
Casino Rama will be working with The Score Network to film the event for broadcast as part of their popular fight series in April.
The Casino will be releasing information regarding an upcoming press conference on Thursday, March 31st at 10:30 am in Toronto and the event weigh-in at the Casino on Friday, April 1st at 5pm in a few weeks time. Please be aware of these planned events and mark your calendars accordingly.
Tickets for MMA: The Reckoning are $50 – $175, and are on-sale now in-person at the Casino Box Office and online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling toll free 1-877-599-RAMA(7262).