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12/20/10 1:03 PM
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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2010
Zach Underwood vs. Matt Traylor set for SportFight X “Middle Tennessee Mayhem” Jan 29th in Murfreesboro, TN

SportFight X, one of the fastest-growing MMA promotions in the United States, will present “Middle Tennessee Mayhem” Saturday, January 29th, live from the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The event will feature a Volunteer State lightweight showdown between Union City's Zach Underwood (7-3) and Knoxville’s own Matt Traylor (5-1). “Middle Tennessee Mayhem” will be shown live on GoFightLive.tv. Tickets start at $16 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
Quietly, Zach Underwood has built a reputation as one of the toughest lightweights in the Mid-South. In April 2010 Underwood was offered a chance to compete at welterweight on the undercard at Strikeforce: Nashville “Shields vs. Henderson”. Underwood grinded out a unanimous decision victory over Gladiator Challenge middleweight champ Hunter Worsham showing the world that he is for real and could go up in weight and win a fight for one of the biggest promotions in the country. Underwood is currently ranked the #5 lightweight in Tennessee by AroundTheOctagon.com.

Hard hitting Matt Traylor will be looking for a quick knockout in Murfreesboro. Four of his five pro victories have all come via knockout in the first round. In July it only took Traylor 22 seconds to knock out Justin Blouvet to rack up his fifth straight win. Traylor is currently ranked the #2 lightweight in Tennessee by AroundTheOctagon.com.

Adam Gibbs, the President of SportFight X is excited to have Underwood vs. Traylor headlining the show. “I'm excited to have these two tough lightweights from the opposite ends of the state collide at “Middle Tennessee Mayhem”. explained Gibbs “It is going to be a tough fight for Underwood. Traylor has walked through everyone that has been put in front of him and Matt Traylor is no joke. This guy has knocked out some really good fighters and Zach shouldn’t take him lightly. If Zach tries to stand with him we could see Traylor with his hand raised. Everyone knows Underwood is legit and is a big name in the MidSouth but Traylor has knockout power and we expect him to really bring it January 29th. The winner of this fight could very well be considered the best lightweight in Tennessee.”
To learn more about SportFight X or to buy tickets please visit www.sportfightx.com

You can watch the show Jan. 29 on internet pay per view at www.gofightlive.com
 
12/21/10 12:35 AM
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 Wasn't this supossed to be in Birmingham with John Salter in Main Event?  My memory is lost, so if I got the evvent wrong I apologizew, if not, curious what happened? Stats on mma events not doing well in Bham? AL pretty much non existant?
12/21/10 1:16 AM
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  It is probably best explained in this interview with SportFight X owner Adam Gibbs!

http://www.aroundtheoctagon.com/?p=7030
12/21/10 5:05 AM
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 I appreciate the response sir! (I am assuming it's Mr. Gibbs I am speaking with? you don't mind if I give others the link that have been asking about the event and/ or posting on twitter?
12/21/10 2:49 PM
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This is Shane and I just work with SportFight X updating various pages. Adam will not mind if you give that link out and I am surprised that you had not heard about it already.  
12/21/10 8:11 PM
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I've been out of the loop, talked to a few folks since thanksgiving that were not very optimistic. was this to be primarily an ammy show with some pro fights? You guys on twitter? Im @fcfblazer Phone Post
12/27/10 2:41 PM
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 Not very optomistic about SFX or the commission? We lived up to every obligation that we made. The show for Birmingham had 6 pro fights and 8 amateur fights. The show in Murfreesboro will feature 8 pro fights and 6 amateur fights. There are several guys from Alabama on the card including Adrian Miles, Daniel O'Brien and Stephen Wilhite to name a few.
1/10/11 10:58 AM
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I'll be honest, i wasn't too optimistic about either, but have a lot of respect for you changing venues early and continuing with the show. I'd like to interview you for Replaymma and your vision for your promotion. Also, per Casey Sears twitter, i hope this is a good sign of things to come: “@bamaboxing: @alabamaboxing Email bamaboxing@gmail for apps for boxing promoters, fighters, managers, matchmakers, seconds and judges/refs.” Phone Post
1/10/11 11:01 AM
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Also, i plan to cover the event for Replaymma,do you have an Application I can fill out for press credentials? One for me, one for camera guy. Thanks. Phone Post
1/11/11 11:45 AM
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 FCFBlazer,

For press credentials please email contact@sportfightx.com

To reach Adam Gibbs in regards to the interview regarding the post above please call (256) 758-0024 or email adamgibbs@sportfightx.com

You can view the fight that will be broadcast on pay-per-view under the events tab on www.mixedmartialarts.com

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Mr. Gibbs, I appreciate your help. Nikki sent me the press form today and I will be on touch! Thank you! Phone Post

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