RING OF FIRE 36: DEMOLITION
RING OF FIRE 36: DEMOLITION - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Event on December 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado USA
On Friday, December 4th one of MMA's premiere orginizations returns to action with RING OF FIRE 36: DEMOLITION. The card will feature Seven UFC veterans and is headlined by two fomer stars of SPIKE TV's Ultimate Fighter. TUF Season 8 finalist Vinny Magalhaes will make his ROF debut when he clashes with TUF Season 3 star and local fan favorite BIG Mike Nickels. Magalhaes is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and hails from Gracie Humaita in Rio de Janeiro, the school founded by Helio Gracie. He now resides in Las Vegas and trains and teaches out of the Tapout Training Center. Magalhaes is a three time world champion in BJJ, and is a Pan American grappling Champion. On TUF Season 8 he defeated Lance Evans, Jules Bruchez and Krzysztof Soszynski. He then moved on to the finale against Ryan Bader losing by knockout. He is coming off a first round submission victory at CFP in North Carolina in October. BIG Mike Nickels is a brown belt in Machado Jiu-Jitsu. He is the owner and Instructor of Colorado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Highlands Ranch, CO. After going 3-1 in fights at ROF, Nickels went on to be part of Ken Shamrock's team on Season 3 of the Ultimate fighter. He lost in his first fight to Matt Hamill by unanimous decision; however, he returned on the undercard for the finale, defeating previously undefeated Wes Combs by rear naked choke in the first round. Nickels then returned to ROF for one fight and scored one of the quickest K.O.'s in the promotions history dropping Carpacio Owens in just under 7 seconds. The victory earned him a match against Stephan Bonnar at UFC 73. Nickels has gone 3-0 in his last 3 fights, most recently defeating UFC veteran David Heath at MFC 22 in Canada. He scored both Fight of The Night a Submission of the night awards in the match. The bout was heralded as one, if not the best fight in MFC history. The remainder of the card feature one of the best lineups in the RING OF FIRE 10 year history. It is stacked with UFC, Strikeforce, and K-1 Veterans and highlighted by promotion stand outs Duane BANG Ludwig and Alvin KID Robinson. MAIN EVENT 205 lbs: BIG Mike Nickels Highlands Ranch, CO vs Vinny Magalhaes Las Vegas, NV Feature Bout 155 lbs: Duane BANG! Ludwig Thornton, CO vs. Ryan Roberts Omaha, NE Feature Bout 145 lbs: Alvin KID Robinson Thornton, CO vs. Anthony Morrison Philadelphia, PA Feature Bout 155 lbs: Cameron Dollar Colo Springs, CO vs. Kit Cope Las Vegas, NV ROF YOUNG GUNS CHAMPIONSHIP 205 lbs: Cody Donovan Aurora, CO vs. Eric Smith Las Vegas, NV Feature Bout 185 lbs: Chilo Gonzalez Denver, CO vs. Ian Berg Denver, CO Feature Bout 185 lbs: Andre Walker Denver, CO vs. Andreas Spang Las Vegas, NV The undercard will feature 5 amateur matches including two women's bouts. Jen LIL ICE Berg will return to ROF. At ROF 35 Berg and her opponent Diana Rael earned both a standing ovation from the crowd and the Fight of The Night award. ............................................................................................................................ TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!! HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Available online at www.TICKETMASTER.com charge by phone at 800-745-3000 Visit the Magness Arena box office Monday-Friday: 10am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday: Closed if no events; 2 hours before an event otherwise. Visit any Ticketmaster outlet including select Macy's stores, Select F-Y-E Stores, Cherry Creek Shopping Center visitors desk, Angelo's CDs, and Twist and Shout. Ticket Prices: All tickets subject to facility fee, city tax and parking included (totals $7.00). Online purchases will be subject to an additional fee. Tickets are priced at $25.00, $35.00, and $45.00 SPECIAL VIP TABLE PACKAGES! Party Like a Rockstar! Book Your Holiday Party at RING OF FIRE 36! Call (303) 521-0966 for details.
Directions: I -25 to University Exit. Head south One block to Buchtel. West on Buchtel to Magness Arena