World Fighting Federation: Battle for the Desert - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Event on October 3, 2009 in Tucson, Arizona USA

The World Fighting Federation (WFF) is hosting its inaugural mixed martial arts competition in Tucson on Saturday, October 3, featuring appearances from UFC star fighters. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 25. The “Battle for the Desert” is set to take place at 7 p.m. at Casino Del Sol, which is owned and operated by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. It will showcase professional and amateur MMA fighters from Phoenix and Tucson, including a female bout. Fighters are “battling” on behalf of their respective cities. UFC stars “Darth” Bader and CB “The Doberman” Dolloway are set to make guest appearances. Both fighters train in Arizona and were named All-American wrestlers while attending Arizona State University (ASU). Other UFC fighters plan to attend the event. Tickets range from $15 for lawn seats to $150 for Platinum seating on the stage. Ringside (VIP) seats cost $100. Additional seating is available for $40 (general) and $60 (premium). Platinum ticket holders have the opportunity to attend a “Meet and Greet” and autograph signing with UFC stars, in addition to an after-fight party at Casino Del Sol.


Directions: from Phoenix get on the I-10 Freeway. Exit onto the I-19 Freeway towards Nogales. (The I-19 Exit is about 3 miles south of Downtown Tucson). Exit Valencia Road, the third exit going South on the I-19. Head West on Valencia Road. Drive approximately 5-6 miles and watch for Camino De Oeste.Turn left to head towards Casino of the Sun.

Event Information


Megan Jacobson
Jillian Lybarger
WINNER
0-1-0
Record
0-3-0
5′ 7″
Height
5′ 6″
140 lbs.
Weight
135 lbs.
TKO/RSC
(Referee Stoppage from Strikes) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (3x3x3)
Jason Thompson
Nick Piedmont
WINNER
0-2-0
Record
11-6-1
5′ 7″
Height
5′ 10″
145 lbs.
Weight
145 lbs.
Decision
(Unanimous Decision) in the 3rd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (3x3x3)
Corey Edwards
Chris Remsen
WINNER
4-5-0
Record
3-0-0
6′ 3″
Height
5′ 9″
155 lbs.
Weight
155 lbs.
TKO/RSC
(Referee Stoppage from Strikes) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Nadeem Al-Hasan
WINNER
Art Tellez
Nadeem Al-hasan
Quarantine
VS
0-1-0
Record
1-1-0
5′ 10″
Height
5′ 10″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
Decision
(Unanimous Decision) in the 3rd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (3x3x3)
Matt Howard
George Castro
WINNER
VS
George Castro
The Brown Bomber
2-1-0
Record
2-1-0
6′ 3″
Height
6′ 1″
230 lbs.
Weight
240 lbs.
TKO/RSC
(Referee Stoppage from Strikes) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Russell Vidal
WINNER
Mario Ortega
1-0-0
Record
1-6-0
5′ 11″
Height
5′ 6″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
TKO/RSC
(Referee Stoppage from Strikes) in the 2nd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (3x3x3)
Nate Vorel Vorel
WINNER
Anthony Birchak
6-1-1
Record
15-6-0
5′ 10″
Height
5′ 8″
150 lbs.
Weight
135 lbs.
TKO/RSC
(Referee Stoppage from Strikes) in the 2nd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (3x3x3)
Daniel Hampton
WINNER
Charlie Brown
1-0-0
Record
12-9-0
6′ 0″
Height
6′ 1″
165 lbs.
Weight
205 lbs.
Submission
(Choke) in the 2nd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Joey Rivera
WINNER
Jeff Horlacher
Joey Rivera
Boom Boom
VS
Jeff Horlacher
The Steuss Killer
6-1-0
Record
7-26-0
5′ 11″
Height
6′ 0″
170 lbs.
Weight
181 lbs.
Submission
(Rear Naked Choke) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Jeff Watson
Esteves Jones
WINNER
0-1-0
Record
8-7-0
6′ 1″
Height
6′ 2″
230 lbs.
Weight
230 lbs.
KO
(Strike) in the 2nd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Chris Gruetzemacher
WINNER
Oscar Rodriguez
12-4-0
Record
0-2-0
5′ 8″
Height
5′ 11″
165 lbs.
Weight
160 lbs.
Submission
(Arm Bar) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Brad Spencer
Nicholas Rhoads
WINNER
0-1-0
Record
8-4-0
6′ 2″
Height
5′ 8″
155 lbs.
Weight
145 lbs.
KO
(Strike) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (3x3x3)
Grant Hawkins
Josh Bossardet
WINNER
0-1-0
Record
3-2-0
6′ 2″
Height
5′ 11″
175 lbs.
Weight
175 lbs.
TKO/RSC
(Referee Stoppage from Strikes) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (3x3x3)
Willie Lux
WINNER
John Ashby
4-2-0
Record
0-1-0
5′ 6″
Height
5′ 6″
135 lbs.
Weight
135 lbs.
Submission
(Triangle Choke) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (3x3x3)