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5/30/12 3:40 PM
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Atlanta, GA May 29, 2012- SportFight X “Southeasern MMA’s Ultimate Proving Ground” announced the company’s return to Alabama earlier today. SportFight X will hold their next event in Birmingham, AL on Saturday July 28th from the Boutwell Auditorium. The event will be broadcast live on GoFightLive pay-per-view.

The company was scheduled to hold an event at the Boutwell Auditorium in January 2011 but had to move the location to Tennessee due to issues with the newly formed Alabama Athletic Commission. The Boutwell is situated in downtown Birmingham facing Linn Park. The historic arena was built in 1924 and will hold about 2,800 MMA spectators.

SportFight X will feature professional MMA bouts with fighters from their roster of rising stars. The fight card preparation got underway last week and is sure to be a hit in the Magic City. A few fighters entering the cage on July 28th are Daniel O’Brien, Stephen Wilhite and Matt Ward of Triad Martial Arts. The opponents for these fighters are to be announced in the coming days.

Daniel O’Brien is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pan American Gold medalist with a MMA record of 1-0. O’Brien made his MMA debut at SportFight X in January of 2011 defeating Bellator veteran Amaechi Oselukweue by referee stoppage in the first round of competition.

Stephen Wilhite (1-0) won his professional debut in March at SFX in Huntsville, AL against JC Clemmons. Wilhite defeated Clemmons in the first round by rear naked Choke.

Matt Ward is a purple belt in BJJ who will make his professional MMA debut in Birmingham. Ward had an excellent amateur career finishing all of his fights in the first round. Ward has competed in the Pan American games on multiple occasions and excelled in numerous BJJ events.

SportFight X president Adam Gibbs stated “We are excited about finally getting to come to Birmingham. I have never witnessed a MMA event that did well in Birmingham and we want to be the first. There are a number of good camps in the area and I plan to use the best”.

SportFight X wrapped up their Alabama debut in March of this year becoming the first professional MMA organization to hold a sanctioned event in the state. The event was held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL.

For more information please visit www.sportfightx.com or find SFX on facebook. Tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks at the Boutwell Box Office.

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