AFC 6 “Conviction” Releases Official Line-Up
VICTORIA (BC): After the tremendous success of AFC 5 Victoria-based Armageddon Fighting Championship has announced the line-up for their sixth event, AFC 6: “Conviction” to be held at the home of the AFC, Bear Mountain Arena on Saturday, June 18th. In the main event of the evening, AFC middleweight champion Kalib Starnes (10-6-1) will face-off for the 185 lb belt against UFC and Strikeforce veteran John Salter (6-2).
Along with the title defense AFC 6: Conviction will feature the return 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 many of the world’s top MMA athletes including Forrest Griffin and Frank Mir. He will face a stiff test against 3X Pan American Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gold medalist and former UFC vet and Ultimate Fighter cast member Mike Nickels (9-4).
Former CFL standout Derek Medler (5-0) puts his undefeated record on the line against Jaret Evens (7-3) in this highly anticipated match up. This event will also feature a heavyweight tilt between 2 former CFL players and BC Lion draft picks Victoria’s own Justin Shaw (2-0) drafted 18th overall in 2007 against Vancouver’s Paul Cheng (4-1 pro boxer) drafted 6th overall in 2002. As well Andrew Buckland (13-8) vs. Chase Deganhardt (7-2), and local standouts Corey Gower (3-0), Ryan Janes (2-1), Karel Bergen (3-0), Nathan Swayze (1-1), Chris Jones (3-1), and Tristan Conelly (1-2).
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Armageddon Fighting Championship website – www.armageddonfc.com – Juan de Fuca Rec Centre, Sports Traders, Island MMA or by calling (250) 478-8384. Prices range from $30-$150.
AFC 6: Conviction takes place Saturday, June 18th, 2011 and is available around the world via webcast for $9.99 at www.armageddonfc.com.
Doors open at 6 pm. Fights begin at 7 pm.
For more information, contact Darren Owen (Darren@armageddonfc.com) or Jason Heit (Jason@armageddonfc.com) or visit the AFC website (www.armageddonfc.com).
Kalib Starnes 12-6 vs. John Salter 6-2 185
Robert Drysdale 2-0 vs. Mike Nickels 9-4 205
Derek Medler 5-0 vs. Jaret Evans 7-3 170
Andrew Buckland 13-8 vs. Chase Degenhardt 7-2 185
Justin Shaw 2-0 vs. Paul Cheng 0-0 265
Chris Jones 3-1 vs. Dan Ring 2-0-1 155
Ryan Janes 2-1 vs. Duncan Wilson 2-1 185
Corey Gower 3-0 vs. Brendan Frost 2-3 140
Karel Bergen 3-0 vs. Ethan Owusu 1-1 170
Nathan Swayze 1-1 vs. Brian Coldwell 2-2 185
Tristan Connelly 1-2 vs. Upneet Rai 2-3 150