Press Release – San Francisco, California (USA): On Saturday, March 17th, the next event for California-based fight promotion Elite Combat Sports (ECS) hits the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California. “Hybrid 3” will feature a mix of electrifying mixed martial arts and Muay Thai fights, and showcase some of the top amateur fighters on the West Coast. Those competing include two sons of MMA legend Eugene Jackson, current California State Amateur Bantamweight Champion Radames Garcia, Ashton Crow, Isaiah Batin-Gonzalez, and many undefeated, young fighters.
With over fifteen total fights put together by ECS matchmaker Geoff Quares, and featuring competitors from over a dozen local fight gyms, NorCal fight fans won’t want to miss this exciting night of fights!
“I’m extremely excited that ECS is making its Fox Theatre debut with ‘Hybrid 3’…it’s going to be an awesome night of action!” exclaimed ECS Promoter Dave Madsen. “We are committed to giving California’s top amateurs the platform they need in order to take the next step towards professional careers, and for some, March 17th will be that next step.”
“Hybrid 3” takes place on Saturday, March 17th at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California. Doors open at 6 PM, with the first fight hitting the cage at 7 PM. Tickets are available online at http://www.elitecombatsports.com/store/tickets.php.
Featured on the night’s fight card will be Nikko and Casey Jackson, the sons of multi-time UFC/Strikeforce veteran and West Coast MMA legend Eugene “The Wolf” Jackson. Eugene is remembered for his brutal KO of Royce Alger at UFC 21 in 1999, as well as his 15-9 record that included only one decision. 20 year-old Nikko Jackson will put his 8-4 record on the line against undefeated Keith Cutrone (5-0), and 19 year-old Casey will look to improve his 4-3 record against Ashton Pierce, who will be making his debut.
Other notable bouts on the card include a California State Amateur Bantamweight Championship bout between the current title-holder Radames Garcia and the undefeated Ashton Crow, as well as a scrap between John Donaldson and Isaiah Batin-Gonzalez. In addition, Charlie Seang and Jaime Rios will engage in a featherweight battle that will see one of these two combatants get their first loss.
Here is the fight card as it stands:
125 lbs: Dao Tep (Cortez Martial Arts Academy) vs. Mefi Monterroso (Westpoint)
125 lbs: Javier Gomez (Cortez Martial Arts) vs. Adam Galiste (Knuckle Up Nobodies)
135 lbs: Ashton Crow (N/A) vs. Radames Garcia (N/A)
135 lbs: John Donaldson (Guerilla Jiu-Jitsu) vs. Isaiah Batin-Gonzalez (NorCal Fight Factory)
145 lbs: Charlie Seang (Cen-Cal MMA) vs. Jaime Rios (NorCal Fight Factory)
145 lbs: Joshua San Diego (Unlimited) vs. Michael de Jesus (Raul Castillo Martial Arts)
155 lbs: Mike Wheeler (Cen-Cal MMA) vs. JJ Okanovich (NorCal Fight Factory)
155 lbs: Ashton Pierce (Team Intense) vs. Casey Jackson (Undisputed Gladiators)
170 lbs: Justin McClain (West Coast) vs. Brandon Umipig (Knuckle Up Nobodies)
170 lbs: Nikko Jackson (East Palo Alto Gladiators) vs. Keith Cutrone (CKD Karate)
205 lbs: Vincent Bordi (FSA/JJ Performance) vs. Scott Davenport (Shooters Freestyle)
142 lbs: TJ Archangel vs. TBD
142 lbs: Gaston Bolans vs. Daniel Recinos
135 lbs: Amber Pope vs. TBD
135 lbs: Alexsander Naumaski vs. Orvaughn Underwood
120 lbs: Brianna Van Buren vs. Vanessa Rodriguez
170 lbs: Armin Safiari vs. TBD
147 lbs: John Cabrido vs. Carlos Galvan
155 lbs: Chrisente Joaquin vs. TBD
For more information, please visit our website at http://www.elitecombatsports.com/
About Elite Combat Sports
Owned and managed by a consortium headed up by decorated former amateur wrestler Dave Madsen, ECS is an industry leader in providing exciting combat sports matchups for fight fans. The group has been promoting martial arts in the Bay Area for over 20 years. ECS plans to hold several Bay Area fight events in 2012.