Friday night MMA fights come back to The Paramount Theater for their first fight card of 2014.
A stacked card is in store for Colorado’s MMA fans and the stage will be set to see which home-towner will claim some Colorado’s bragging rights.
The main event will feature two champions squaring off to see which 135er will reign supreme as “shutdown wrestler” Jarred Mercado will tangle with the super-tough Josh Huber in what could be a strategic ground fighting war. Mercado known for his smothering wrestling game will see if he can control Huber’s striking and literally “shutdown” any offense the well rounded Huber will bring.
Huber on the other hand will look to neutralize Mercado’s wrestling by keeping the fight at a distance and especially keeping it standing. This fight will determine the state’s best 135 lb fighter so far.
The co-main event is a very highly anticipated scrap between two of Colorado’s top 170 lbers.
Josh “Superman” Cavan will bring his rugged and grinding style of fighting to the highly technical style of fighting Brian Camozzi is known for.
Cavan is coming off a great win at the last Prizefighting Championships where he showed a renewed sense of everything! His impressive finish in his last fight against Braun was definitely a huge crowd pleaser and he’ll be looking for another big finish against Camozzi.
Brian Camozzi is one of the stealthiest fighters we have in Colorado, and especially at 170 lbs. Known for his incredibly technical striking game, Camozzi is looking to showcase to everyone that he is not just a stand-up fighter. His highly entertaining fighting style has been a problem for him in getting fights, but Cavan has obliged the younger Camozzi and as a result, this is a fight not to miss! Both men come from great camps and this fight is the kind of fight that fans have been waiting to see for a very long time. This fight is Examiners pick for Fight Of The Night.
A monstrous fan favorite to watch throwdown is none other than Team Elevation’s, Tyler “Thunder” Toner. Few fighters can get a crowd going like Toner. We’ve seemingly seen it a thousand times when Toner appears to make his walk to the cage and we hear AC/DC blaring through the loud-speakers…you know its THUNDER time! Toner is straight up exciting as hell and a guy that is literally fearless. He always brings a screamer of a fight to anyone that comes his way and this fight should be no different as he takes on the rugged MMA veteran from Fort Collins, Ryan “The Lion” Schultz.
Ryan Schultz has been around the MMA game a long time and the man has never been intimidated by anyone. Schultz’s high paced, rough and tumble style has been his strength throughout his career, but his last few fights have been disappointing for the Trials MMA fighter. He will without a doubt be looking to regain the form that made him one of the most feared fighters at both 155 and 145 for over a decade.
Have a look at the promo video and the entire fight card below, and make sure to grab your friends and come see a Friday night brawl at The Paramount Theater!
Peeps…the entire card is outstanding and Examiner always says, there’s no better way to spend a freezing cold Friday night than watching the Colorado boys heat it up by slugging it out for all of us fans.
Come on out to the Paramount Theater on Friday night…doors open at 6:00pm on the corner of 16th Street Mall and Glenarm
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135LB MAIN EVENT TITLE CHAMPION VS CHAMPION
JARRED MERCADO (10-1) vs JOSH HUBER (11-6)
Elevation The Kompound
CO MAIN EVENT 170LBS PRO
JOSH CAVAN (7-3) vs BRIAN CAMOZZI (2-1)
Team Wildman Factory X
TYLER TONER (9-6) vs RYAN SCHULTZ (23-13)
Elevation Trials MMA
MATT SECOR (4-1) vs TYSON JEFFRIES (10-8)
Elevation Trials MMA
JASON LEE (6-4) vs STEVEN SIMMONS (6-9)
Grudge The Farm MMA
JOSE MARTINEZ (2-0) vs BRANDON GRIFFIN (2-0)
303 Training Center Z’s Training Center
STEELE MCCALL (5-2) vs MITCH PETERSON (1-0)
Grudge Edge MMA
155LBS PRO KICKBOXING
LT NELSON (1-0) vs JONATHON WYDERKO (0-1)
Grudge Muay Thai of Colorado
265LBS AMATEUR TITLE
JUSTIN COLBURN (1-0) vs BROCK COMBS (2-1)
TYLER SPURLIN (3-0) vs TREVOR POLHAMOUS (2-0)
Team Wildman Seraphim MMA
TANNER FUJI (0-0) vs BRANDON WHITE (0-1)
Grudge Colorado BJJ
JOE GUERRERO (1-0) vs AARON FLORES (0-0)
Grudge The Farm MMA