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11/26/09 1:50 PM
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Rainmaker911
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XCC - Xtreme Cagefighting Championship
Jan 16, 2009 Royal Oak Music Theatre
go 2 xcclive.com & fill out fighter form
Call or email Matt Flynn for info:
matt@xcclive.com 248-202-4MMA (4662)
11/26/09 4:02 PM
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props to xcc for stepping n up doing the first pro show........finally pro mma in michigan!
11/26/09 7:25 PM
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Angelo Popofski
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Yeah!!! TTT

Looking forward to a great show!!
11/26/09 10:46 PM
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Great.
11/28/09 11:46 AM
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awesome
11/30/09 8:52 AM
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Angelo Popofski
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Matt Flynn and XCC had an amateur show at the Royal Oak Music Theater this past weekend. This is the same venue that the pro show will be at in January.

The set up was incredible and I can NOT wait to fight there. This will be an awesome night, and I can picture that place being packed top to bottom with fans. There's balcony seating upstairs which provided a great view AND there was a bar upstairs as well as downstairs. Nice place and the cage set up was awesome looking.
11/30/09 11:07 AM
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 Matt will me and Brandon Hunt be fighting are rubber match at this event?
11/30/09 6:53 PM
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why doe it say 2009? and i would love to see a rubber match between brad and brandon
12/1/09 8:37 AM
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Angelo Popofski
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I'm sure it's suppose to say "2010"...
12/1/09 10:04 AM
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 nice job Matt! Should be a great event!
12/2/09 10:00 AM
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BadBradBurrick -  Matt will me and Brandon Hunt be fighting are rubber match at this event?

 You know you won't find out until about 3 weeks before. Why ask now?
12/2/09 4:51 PM
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Brad - It would be awesome to have Hunt vs Burrick 3 at Michigan's 1st pro sanctioned event. However, you know that your fight will have to be held a KOTC event.
12/18/09 7:34 PM
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TTT
12/22/09 9:48 PM
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12/29/09 11:49 AM
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Do we have any fights set for this yet
1/1/10 9:41 AM
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1/3/10 8:11 PM
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poster up on xcc website.........tix now on sale
1/7/10 2:13 PM
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 Matt,
thanx for bringing back fighting to michigan, this will be a fucking awesum show.
1/8/10 12:57 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TMS Fight Night in conjunction with Carlos Llinas & Ultimate MMA Productions Inc.  present  Xtreme Cagefighting Championship  (XCC)  www.xcclive.com in Royal Oak, MI

Rumble in Royal Oak 5” Saturday, January 16th, 2010  /  MICHIGAN MMA MAKES HISTORY

Michigan’s first sanctioned Professional Mixed Martial Arts event -

 Royal Oak, Mi,  – The Royal Oak Music Theatre  will play host to mixed martial arts powerhouse Xtreme Cagefighting Championship  (XCC)  on Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 7pm.  Tickets are $30 - $100

This event will be taped live for a future FSN broadcast and will additionally be aired in over 130 million homes in the US, Canada & the islands.   The following networks will be broadcasting this historic event; American One Television Network,  Fox Sports International,  Sports Network New York,  Mid Atlantic Sports,  Time Warner Sports,  Fight Channel Canada,  Sunsports Network,  Fusion T.V. Network,  KOT V, Lone Star Sports Network,  Comcast Sports Chicago, Comcast Sports Southeast, Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area, Comcast Philadelphia, KOLO TV Sports TV, and Caribvision.

Over 22 professional cage fighters will roll into what is touted to be one of the most picturesque venues in Michigan “The Royal Oak Music Theatre”. There will be no less than 10 hard hitting, No Holds Barred, Mixed Martial Arts Cage Fights in one night. Punches, knees, submissions and knock outs are on the menu for the best fights MMA has to offer in Michigan.

Additionally, there will be three UFC fighters in the crowd, signing autographs Hermes Franca. Jeremy Stevens,  and Michigan’s own James Lee.

One of the main events features a fighter from the Ronan fight team and current King of the Cage Middleweight World Champion “Bad”  Brad Burrick in a rematch against  Eddie “The Enforcer” Sanchez.    “Bad Brad” is one of the best of the best on his feet looks to awe the crowd with his kicking and striking skills.  However, in their previous battle in the cage, “The Enforcer” won by a majority decision. 

The co main event features Featherweight  Myles ”Fury” Jury from the Mash Fight Team who looks to take his professional perfect record to 7-0 in a battle with Michael “Boogyman” Bogner from Ohio.  Jury said “ I’m looking forward to finally meeting Bogner in the cage.  This fight was previously scheduled twice before and now it’s gonna happen in my backyard”.

 Vernon “The Iceman” Parris makes is professional  MMA debut in the cage.   “The Iceman” has a perfect 20-0 record as a professional boxer who brings amazing speed and heavy hands with a long history of Knockouts .  However,  Alex “Columbus” Michell  looks to discover a way to spoil “The Icemans” MMA debut.

 Undercard bouts for the evening are loading with some of the ripest, raw talent in the fastest growing industry of MMA with local favorites such as Angelo Popofski ,  Brad Johnson,  Chucky Mady,  Bo Harris, Taylor “King“ Solomon, Mitch Filer, Anthony Gott,  Dan “Pac Man” Langbeen, Brett “The Brick“ Biederman,  Daron Cruickshank,  Brett”Spyder” Sbardella, and Josh Tiabl 

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1/8/10 12:57 PM
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Matt Flynn, President of Xtreme Cagefighting Championship stated “I have put on professional sanctioned MMA events all across the country and can finally put one on in my home state .  This is a great opportunity for Michigan fighters to showcase their talents without having to leave Michigan.  We are looking to make the Royal Oak Music Theatre as our premier venue for our professional fight series.   We have put together some epic match ups on this fight card that will make for an amazing inaugural professional sanctioned event.”

Co Promoter Greg Ahrens is president of Cage Combat MMA  www.cagecombatmma.com  and has been promoting MMA events throughout the Midwest for the past 6 years .

Ahrens remarked: “We are pleased to promote this event for what will no doubt be a phenomenal night of mixed martial arts. We are honored to provide the platform for some of Michigan’s professional MMA Fighters to showcase their talents in front of a home crowd and World Wide Television audience.

I am especially excited to see West Michigan fighters Ray Lopez (Holland) and Caleb Grummet (Lake Odessa) on the card.  Grummet will be taking on Richie Lictawa.  .  These two battled it out last year for the XCC Middleweight Belt.  Grummet prevailed last year and is currently vacating both the XCC & Cage Combat MMA Middleweight belts to make his pro debut against Lictawa.   Lictawa.  is ready for the challenge and looking forward to getting revenge.  Lopez is coming off an impressive victory for King of The Cage this past October knocking out Wisconsin’s  #1 ranked Light Heavyweight  7-1 fighter.  Lopez is will battle “Big” Don Richard from Mash Gym.   Richard has a Black belt in Caique Jiu-Jitsu and has fought in the cage against warriors such as Dan “The Beast” Severn, Brandon Vera, and Ben Rothwell.

Justin Miller, General Manager with The Royal Oak Music Theatre stated:  “We wanted to bring MMA to the Royal Oak Music Theatre, and The Xtreme Cagefighting Championship was a natural choice.  The XCC is one of the biggest, best and most highly recognized MMA outlets and we are fortunate to have built a solid relationship with them. The Royal Oak Music Theatre is excited and proud to host Michigan’s first professional sanctioned event and through our partnership with the XCC we look forward to becoming the premier Michigan venue for professional mixed martial arts.”

Matt Flynn, Promoter and Matchmaker of the XCC commented: “We have a long standing relationship and have done a lot of great fights at The Royal Oak Music Theatre.  Some of the biggest stars in mixed martial arts today have fought here and no doubt the “Rumble in Royal Oak 5” fight card could potentially uncover new talent to put on Xtreme Cagefighting Championship’s  world stage.”

It also needs to be noted that most of the top camps in Michigan will be bringing their fight teams. The following camps have committed fighters:  Team Ronan MMA,  James Lee’s Mash Fight Team, Powerhouse MMA,  Martial Arts Unlimited,  Mash Gym,  Warrior Way, Team THC,  and Grand rapids MMA.   They will be bringing only their best fighters.   They are an exceptional representation of the incredible talent pool we have here in this state.”

For tickets call the Royal Oak Music Theatre box office 248-399-2980 ext  13  www.romtlive.com  or call tickets.com at 800-919-6272.  For VIP or Group Sales call 248-202-4MMA (4662) www.xcclive.com  For media/press passes go to the XCC website and fill out a request

1/8/10 1:17 PM
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Angelo Popofski
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TTT Where'd you find that Brad?
1/8/10 1:43 PM
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 It was emailed to me
1/9/10 5:54 AM
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 I will fight anyone on this as long as I can wear my luchador mask.
1/10/10 9:09 PM
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Hey Angelo,

From what I am hearing you are fighting Brad Johnson? If so, can you do the state a favor and what we have all been waiting to do and shut him up permanently!! But watch out, word on the street is him and his training partner are black belt bjj...haha
1/11/10 7:23 AM
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Angelo Popofski
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HaHa... I don't know much about the guy. Just heard some people have "issues" with him. Didn't know he was also a BB in BJJ. Yikes, I better watch out.

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