ROF 39 - Summerbrawl

Aug 27, 2010 6:30 PM
Denver, Colorado USA

MARSHALL AND HAYNES RETURN TO CAGE AT ROF EVENT Denver,CO - RING OF FIRE MMA is the longest running promotion in the Rocky Mountain region. On Friday August 27th they return with the second annual SUMMERBRAWL event. Headlining the event will be a clash of two former TUF and UFC veterans as Eliot THE FIRE Marshall faces off against Josh BRING THE PAIN Haynes. Marshall, who's career was launched at Ring Of Fire, is happy about the return. "I'm really excited to be getting back in the cage and the Ring of Fire is a great step for me to get back in the UFC. I started my career here so I feel real comfortable fighting for the organization, and my hometown fans" said Marshall. After going 5-1 in matches on ROF, promoter Sven Bean submitted Marshall as an applicant to the SPIKE Season 8 Ultimate Fighter. The BJJ Black Belt was picked up a cast member on the show. Following the show's production, Eliot defeated cast mate Jules Bruchez at the TUF 8 Finale. He then faced Vinicius Magalhães at UFC 97, whom he defeated by unanimous decision. In September of '09 he fought Jason Brilz at UFC 103, winning a split decision. Earlier this year Marshall faced former IFL Light Heavyweight Champion Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC LIVE: Vera vs. Jones. Marshall lost a split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27). Following the loss to Matyushenko, Marshall was released from the UFC. Eliot makes no bones about wanting to return to the UFC, but hasn't overlooked his upcoming opponent at SUMMERBRAWL. "Josh Haynes is a tough opponent. He is very durable and aggressive so it should make for an exciting fight! This is a very important fight for me. My goal is to get back to the UFC so this is the first step. I also want to show my fans and the MMA community a different and more aggressive style of fighting." If Marshall is looking for an "agressive" match up then he has to look no further than Josh BRING THE PAIN Haynes. Out of Hayne's 17 victories, 15 opponents were finished by either KO, TKO or Submission. Haynes, was a cast member of the Season 3 of the Ultimate Fighter, fighting for Tito Ortiz's team. After defeating both Tait Fletcher, and Jesse Forbes on the show, he would face future superstar Michael Bisping in the finals. After nearly 2 rounds of back and forth action, referee John McCarthy stopped the action with only :46 seconds left in the second round. Surviving multiple submission attempts and striking flurries, Haynes never stopped trying to stay in the fight, as commentator Joe Rogan repeatedly said "There in no QUIT in Josh Haynes". Haynes was later released from the UFC after going 0-2 in single matches. Haynes next appeared as a contestant on Ty Murray's Celeberity Bull Riding Challenge along with NFL great Raghib "Rocket" Ismail, freestyle motocross champ Kenny Bartram, actor Stephen Baldwin and rapper Vanilla Ice. After the completion of the show Haynes continued his MMA career racking up 5-2 record, and is currently on a 2 fight win streak. Haynes, like Marshall, has aspirations of returning to the UFC. But this veteran knows full well that it is a process. " This fight is extremely important. Every fight is! I want this fight and I want this win. I am looking forward to this chance to get back into the game. If I make things happen as I plan, this is just the first step in my climb back to the UFC. I appreciate Ring Of Fire and Eliot giving me this opportunity, I fully intend to make the most of it! I can assure you that my coach, Shawn Tompkins and my training partners at Tapout Training Center will have me ready to go. I expect no less from Eliot and his camp. This will be a war and I fully intend to be standing when it I over. Just don't blink, it might be that fast." At welterweight, Brandon RUCKUS Thatch will finally return to the cage. Ruckus last appeared at ROF 33 where he won the 170 lb Young Guns Championship with a devastating head kick to Mark Arrant in just :18 seconds of the first round. Thatch seemed like he was on the fast track to stardom appearing on 4 ROF events and also on the Strikeforce Playboy Mansion broadcast. A neck injury de-railed the young star, and after a 20 month absence he is 100% healthy and 100% ready to return. Thatch was originally scheduled to defend his title against ROF 38 victor Chris Holland, but Holland declined the title shot wanting more time to prepare. Thatch will now face Danny DEE-1 Davis in a non title bout. Thatch and Davis are virtually the same type of fighter style wise, both being proficient muay thai strikers. They also have the same long and lean body style at 6' 3" tall. Potentially this could be the shootout of the year. It just wouldn't be a ROF event without at least one women's match on the card. Fresh off her Young Guns Championship victory at ROF 38, Michelle THE BOBCAT Blalock returns to competition. Blalocks skill set improves with each outing, and at ROF 38 she controlled her opponent for all 3 rounds. No small task considering her opponent was a world class wrestler. Now holding a 5-0 record in MMA, she is a force to be reckoned with. Michelle will be facing Marciea THE BLACK WIDOW Allen from Watertown, SD. Marciea is a freestyle fighter training out of the MMA Factory. She has a 3-1 record with 2 KO's and is an incredibly conditioned athelete. Sometimes training three times a day, her natural athletic ability makes her a nightmare for opposing fighters. This non title fight will be contested at 130 lbs. VENUE AND TICKET INFO: SUMMERBRAWL will be held at the historic Fillmore Auditorium. The Fillmore Auditorium, previously known as the Mammoth Event Center, is a popular live music venue located in Denver, Colorado. The Fillmore Auditorium Denver was founded in 1999 and is named after The Fillmore San Francisco. The Fillmore Auditorium Denver underwent a name change when its current owner, Live Nation, decided to make The Fillmore name into a venue brand. The Fillmore Auditorium is by far Denver's biggest indoor general admission live music venue. The Fillmore Auditorium building originally opened in 1907 as a skating rink. After decades of name and operation changes, the Fillmore Auditorium Denver was finally converted to its current function in 1969. The Fillmore Auditorium schedule features some of the best events and concerts in the city. From musical performances to private parties, the Fillmore Auditorium schedule features it all. HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Available online at www.TICKETMASTER.com charge by phone at 866-448-7849 Visit the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office Visit any Ticketmaster outlet including select metro area Wal-Mart stores, Macy's stores, Select F-Y-E Stores, Cherry Creek Shopping Center visitors desk, Angelo's CDs, and Twist and Shout. Ticket Prices: Tickets are priced at $25.00*, $35.00*, and $45.00* The Fillmore Box Office Numbers (303)837-1482 for recorded information. (303)837-0360 main business number. The Fillmore Box Office Hours Mon - Fri 12noon - 6pm Saturday 10am - 2pm Sunday closed unless there is a show. If there is a show on Sunday, box office will open at 12noon. *price does not include $3.00 facility fee, additional Internet charges may apply VIP TABLES: ***ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF VIP TABLES AVAILABLE TO THIS EVENT**** As always if you would like to see the event is style, VIP GOLD and VIP SILVER tables can be purchased. The VIP tables seat 8 people and are catered by Brothers BBQ. Cocktail service is available to the VIP tables. Call 303-521-0966 or e-mail beanz4@msn.com to reserve your table today! ***ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF VIP TABLES AVAILABLE TO THIS EVENT****



Eliot Marshall vs. Joshua Haynes
Eliot Marshall
WINNER
Joshua Haynes
Brandon Thatch vs. Danny, Jr. Davis
Brandon Thatch
WINNER
Danny, Jr. Davis
Ron Muir vs. Angelo Duarte
Ron Muir
Angelo Duarte
WINNER
Vellore Caballaro vs. Bruce Ries
Vellore Caballaro
Bruce Ries
WINNER
Michelle Blalock vs. Marciea Allen
Michelle Blalock
WINNER
Marciea Allen
Todd Meredith vs. Tyrone Wright
Todd Meredith
WINNER
Tyrone Wright
Chasen Finkelstein vs. Howie Spratte
Chasen Finkelstein
WINNER
Howie Spratte
Zach Walsh vs. Olajuwon Rodgers
Zach Walsh
WINNER
Olajuwon Rodgers
Richard Delfin vs. Cody Freeman
Richard Delfin
WINNER
Cody Freeman
Steve Hanna vs. Larry Williams
Steve Hanna
WINNER
Larry Williams