Global Warriors 2 Announces Main Event – Ronson vs Lentz
Burlington, Ontario – Global Warriors is pleased to announce that the main event for Global Warriors 2: Halloween Havoc has been set. On October 29th at the Agriplex in London, Adrenaline product Jesse Ronson (7-2) will meet Pellegrino MMA’s and former Ulitmate Fighter contestant Jeff Lentz (7-2-1). This fight is a chance for Jesse Ronson to take another step towards the elite level of the sport when he faces an opponent who has been to grandest stage in the sport.
Adrenaline’s Jesse Ronson has been on a tear in 2011 having won three of the four fights he’s taken, with the only loss coming the highly touted Mike Ricci (6-1, including a win over Jordan Mein). After destroying Brandon Chagnon at Slammer in the Hammer in June with a brutal TKO, Ronson went on to face the undefeated Jason Saggo at Global Warriors: Uprising in August. In a hard fought bout it was Ronson who halted Saggo’s rise, using effective striking and even breaking the decorated grappler’s nose on his way to a split decision victory. For his fifth fight in 2011, “The Body Snatcher” wanted to again take a step up in competition and Global Warriors has granted his wish. With a win on the 29th in his hometown Jesse Ronson will join Adrenaline teammates Sam Stout and Chris Horodecki as one of the very best lightweights Canada has to offer and the cornerstone of the Global Warriors lightweight division.
Standing in Ronson’s way on October 29th will be New Jersey native and pride of Pellegrino MMA Jeff Lentz. Coming into this fight with almost an identical record to that of Jesse Ronson’s, Lentz brings experience from the highest level to the table. After starting out his career with a 6-1 mark, including four wins by form knockout and one by way of submission, Lentz was chosen to appear on season 10 of the Ultimate Fighter in 2010. Although Lentz wasn’t signed to the UFC the lessons he received from UFC veteran Josh Koscheck were not in vain as he made his way back to the big time in 2011 picking up a win at Bellator 44 over Anthony Leone. Now Lentz looks to gain a victory over a rising star in Ronson and vault himself back up the ladder once again.
Global Warriors 2: Halloween Havoc tickets are now on sale at www.westernfairdistrict.com. Featuring a silent auction to benefit the Shawn Tompkins Memorial Foundation and an evening of world class mixed martial arts bouts, Halloween Havoc is not to be missed.