VFN: Clementi vs Rogers
VFN: Clementi vs Rogers - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Event on November 12, 2011 in Lowell, Massachusetts USA
VFN: Clementi vs Rogers: A veteran of The Ultimate Fighter 4 reality show, Rich Clementi has notable wins over Melvin Guillard and Sam Stout, and is coming off of a May loss at Dream in Japan to the top ranked Shinya Aoki. With over 60 professional fights on his resume, more than half of his wins have come by way of submission. Ronnie Rogers enters with a record of 9-5 (7-2 in his last 9) with his last two wins coming over UFC vet Diego Saraiva and Bellator vet Bryan Goldsby. Half of Rogers victories have also come via submission, setting this bout up for a ground war. Also on the card is the tough veteran journeyman clash between Matt Sung Lee and Tiawan Howard. Howard is coming off a split-decision win over UFC/TUF vet Alex Karalexis in June, while Lee lost a rough battle in his last fight to UFC vet and now Bellator tournament finalist Ben Saunders. Lee has a noteable war on his resume in a Bodog title fight with (now) Bellator champion Eddie Alverez that went the distance. The local featured fight is the professional debut's of Carlos Neto and Ricardo Georges. Georges, at just 20 years old, is considered one of the hotest 170'ers in New England with a 7-1 amatuer record that includes a title win. Neto is making his first appearance in the ring but is a longtime veteran trainer of a Who's Who list of top-level pro's that fight in the UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator. A BJJ blackbelt, Neto is a former member of famed Brazilian Top Team in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Victory Promotions has secured a deal with the stellar Tsongas Arena (capacity near 8k) in the fighting city of Lowell, Massachusetts to bring continual top-shelf Mixed Martial Arts events, featuring the very best well known and rising stars of the sport.
Directions: From the Boston Area take I-93 North, from NH take I-93 South to I-495 South. Follow signs for the Lowell Connector and Tsongas Arena. Exit off the Lowell Connector at Exit 5B - Thorndike Street where you will merge with traffic; continue to stay in the right lane. This road will bring you directly in front of the Tsongas Center after approximately eight (8) traffic lights.