7 Time UFC Vet to Main Event Freedom Fights in Sudbury



Sudbury, Ontario (Canada) – The Freedom Fight MMA team is excited to announce that 7 time UFC vet Daniel NINJA Roberts will be going to war with Freedom Fight 2006 TEAM USA winner Nuri THE SHARK Shakir on October 27 at the Sudbury arena. Roberts was also on the popular Ultimate Fighter series produced by the UFC and trains at the famed Cesar Gracie Academy in California among other top facilities. The Ninja is known for his aggressive style that will match perfectly with the unorthodox action packed style of The Shark. Shakir made short work of his opponent at FF 2006 using a barrage of knees and flying fists and is promising much of the same when he returns to Canada to re enter the Freedom Fight cage.

Freedom Fight MMA owner Pete Rodley recently traveled to California to confirm a real treat for Sudbury’s MMA fans.  “After the last show I listened to the fans. The feedback was great and everyone loved the show but I was certainly given a challenge to bring an even better event for the follow up. Fans want to meet some HUGE UFC names and want to see a UFC vet fight in Sudbury. On October 27th one of the biggest names in the sport is coming to the Sudbury arena to enjoy the fights and to meet the best MMA fans in the world!” says an excited Rodley.

Ultimate Fighter 5 winner and top UFC contender Nate Diaz will be available to meet fans at the show and says “ Sudbury I’m coming to Freedom Fight MMA so make sure your there to say hi and watch some great fights.”

We recently held a contest to win a private meet and greet with Nate which was won by Sudbury’s Jen Battah. Congratulations Jen!

This week we launch the new web site and in celebration there is an ULTIMATE VIP UPGRADE contest beginning as well.  Fans can go to www.freedomfightmma.ca for details on how to enter, check out video/pics and get information on the fights.

Pete continues, “ Fans also want more local talent which was very difficult for the last show because there simply wasn’t many athletes ready to go pro. We had Luc Nadeau and Chris St Jean who certainly impressed everyone.” Since the last event I have been contacted by many local fighters, some have been fighting in the states and some at an amateur level but are now ready to go pro. Therefore we have fighters from Sudbury, Orillia, Sault Ste Marie and Blind River to mix with athletes from California, Massachusetts, Montreal etc”.

Other confirmed bouts:

Valerie Letourneau (Montreal) vs Vanessa Mariscal (Vegas)

Chris St Jean (Sudbury) vs Josh Tavereine (Windsor) *

Brent Fryia (Sault Ste Marie) vs Syd Barnier (Cambridge)

Josten Tardif (Sudbury) vs Mike Sledzion (Orillia) *

Pat Gionette (Elliot Lake) vs Jarod Robb (Toronto)

Mitch Fryia (Sault Ste Marie) vs Derek Macdonald (Brantford)

Blake Nash (Windsor) vs Aaron Basso (London)

Michael Imperato (Toronto) vs TBA

Craig Hudson (Brantford) vs TBA

*pending final approval by the OAC

To keep up to date on the next live MMA event in Sudbury be sure to visit www.freedomfightmma.ca, follow us on Facebook and Twitter by searching freedomfightmma

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One Response to “ 7 Time UFC Vet to Main Event Freedom Fights in Sudbury ”

  1. Lance Bass says:

    HE was on the ultimate fighter? What season?

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