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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 28, 2010

Mike Wessel vs. Scott Barrett set to collide at SportFight X "Middle
Tennessee Mayhem" January 29th in Murfreesboro, TN.

SportFight X, one of the top MMA promotions in the Southeast, proudly
presents "Middle Tennesse Mayhem" on Saturday, January 29th, live from the
Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in
Murfreesboro, TN. SportFight X has scheduled more than 10 action-packed
bouts, including a heavyweight atraction between Scott Barrett (10-2), and
UFC veteran Mike Wessel (10-3).

A classic striker versus grappler match-up, the co-main event features the
two of the southeast's best heavyweights. This exciting heavyweight bout
is also one of the most anticipated SportFight X bouts in the history of
the promotion.

Mike Wessel may be remembered for his stint on the hit UFC reality show
"The Ultimate Fighter" but Wessel was already a UFC veteran before
appearing on the show. At UFC 92 Wessel took a fight with Antoni Hardonk
on a few days notice. Wessel easily dominated Hardon winning the first
round but eventually came up short in the second losing in his debut for
the company. Now with a solid camp at Memphis BJJ behind him Wessel is on
a two fight win streak. Both fights where first round TKO wins. If Wessel
can make it three in a row at "Middle Tennessee Mayhem" he could find
himself on the road to MMA superstardom.

But Scott Barrett is standing in his way looking to derail Wessel and get
back to his winning ways. Fueled by a controversial decision loss to
Damian Grabowski at Bellator 25, Barrett is eager to get his career back
on track. Before the controversial loss in August Barrett was on a roll
winning four straight fights by TKO. Now with the bad taste of a loss in
his mouth you can look for "Bear" to try to take Wessel down and grind him

SportFight X President Adam Gibbs is excited to have the two talented
heavyweights competing at "Middle Tennessee Mayhem". "This is going to be
a heck of a fight", exclaims Gibbs. "These two big ol' boys are going to
bring it. I know Wessel has excellent hands but he also has an underrated
ground game as well. Barrett may look to take him down but he could be
playing into Wessel's hands. I'm really excited and I can't wait to see
how it shakes out. The UFC and Strikeforce have both been to Nashville but
this fight is the biggest heavyweight fight to ever hit Middle Tennessee."

In addition to Wessel vs. Barrett, in a battle of Tennessee's best
lightweights Union City's Zach Underwood will take on Knoxville's Matt
Traylor in the main event. Also Ultimate Fighter alum and VH1's Daisy of
Love star Jeremiah Riggs will be in action.

Tickets will go on sale in early January and will be available at

Pro card is listed below;
Zach Underwood vs. Matt Traylor
Scott Barrett vs. Mike Wessel
Jeremiah Riggs vs. Eric Slocum
Amaechi Oselukwue vs. Daniel O’Brien
Drew Kennedy vs. David McAfee
Devan Plaisance vs Adrain Miles
Justin Pennington vs. Lucas Thomas

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