This weekend features a plethora of sports options for Tampa Bay fans, including the Tampa Bay Rays three-game series against the New York Yankees and the historic rivalry match between the Tampa Bay Rowdies and the New York Cosmos. For those looking for something outside the box, the Florida Championship Fighting organization will hold a mixed martial arts super show on Saturday Aug. 16, 2014 at The Regent, an elegant facility in Brandon that is typically the site to a wide range of artistic, cultural, educational, philanthropic, social events, weddings and meetings year round.
Headlining the card is a fight in the making for three years as South Tampa’s Terry Janoski from Gracie Tampa South takes on Tony Murphy from Pinellas Park. This regional rivalry promises to be one of the must see MMA fights of the year as the two compete for the Florida Championship Middleweight Title.
As part of the 10-bout card (more fights could be added by the start of the event), the event will showcase the top MMA fighters from throughout Florida, including a match between Venezuela’s Dan Martinez and Tallahassee’s Stephon Reese for the 155-pound title and boxing sensation Clark Brightwell from Sarasota taking on Patrick Corrigan from Ocala. Also, fans will be fortunate to watch one of the top female fighters in the MMA world when Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Erin Harpe goes up against Amber Rodriguez of West Palm Beach.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the action starts at 7:30 p.m. at the venue, located at 6437 Watson Road in Brandon.
Tickets are available online at www.fcfighting.com, starting at $30 for general admission seating and $65 for VIP Premium Seating, which includes reserved seating in Rows 1-3, an in-cage photo with the Winghouse Ring Girls photographed by award winning photographer Robert “Mr. Paparazzi” Richards, a VIP Laminate Pass, a program and an early entry.
What: Florida Championship Fighting
When: August 16, 2014 (Saturday)
Where: The Regent
6437 Watson Rd, Brandon, FL 33578
· 10+ MMA Bouts sanctioned by Global Fighting Solutions
· Meet and Greet Autograph session with select fighters prior to event
· Winghouse Ring Girls
Tickets: General Admission - $30
VIP Premium Seating - $65
Tickets at: www.fcfighting.com