Here we go again Colorado fight fans!....Sparta Combat’s March 22nd screamer at the famous Grizzly Rose could be the potential farewell to yet another Colorado MMA fighter when Josh “Cuddly Bear” Copeland takes on the dangerous and super-tough slugger out of Wyoming, Jose Beltran. This title fight is not only for the SCL Heavyweight title…but a chance for “Cuddly Bear” to hop the proverbial fence and onto the bigger greener pastures of the MMA’s big leagues.
Copeland is one of those guys with an unbelievable following of supportive fans that make a TON of noise. Copeland has never disappointed those faithful fans and looks to put on yet another surprisingly athletic and devastating performance like he’s done for years. Beltran on the other hand is coming here to put “Cuddly Bear’s” hopes on hold and to do his best in quieting the staunch supporters of our beloved local Heavyweight.
We also get to see another nice match-up between some highly skilled 170ers when the super tough Team Wildman ace, Josh Goldberger faces off against Elevation’s ground specialist, Alonso Garcia in what could end up as a wild slugfest….especially when two ground fighters lock horns. Will it be the US Marine, Goldberger or the controlled ground game of Garcia that shines?.....Come see for yourself on Saturday afternoon.
If you haven’t had a chance to watch FactoryX’s 145 lb assassin Randy Rowland yet, don’t get a drink, don’t go to the bathroom, don’t do anything but pay attention to this kid when he steps in because this kid can fight! A normally relaxed and jovial Rowland flips the switch when that bell rings and the kid becomes a controlled mercenary in that Sparta cage. He will have his hands full though when he tangles with the kid from Fort Collins based out of Z’s Gym in Ben Lugo. The boys from Fort Collins definitely know their way around a cage thanks to the outstanding coaching of Brian Zehler, and they are always good for a hell of a fight when they come down. This is my pick for Fight of the Night so don’t miss this one either.
So you like watching the girls bring the heat?....Perfect, because there is nothing like watching two ladies scrapping it out for ravenous fans that cannot get enough. Hannah Schaefer fighting out of Indy MMA will square off against Nekah Dmitryeva who is fighting out of Iron Horse MMA in Wyoming by way of Grand Junction. Both ladies are coming from far away and I can guarantee you that they are coming to bring a serious fight to the other. The ladies are some of the most entertaining athletes to watch and these girls will NOT DISAPPOINT!
So come on out to the Grizzly Rose tomorrow afternoon & make sure to get there early!! Last event turned away almost 200 people because the Rose was packed! Tomorrow will be more of the same as SCL has really kicked up the momentum and their fans are WILD! Come out by 12:30 and tailgate until the doors open at 1:00!
Here’s a look at the remaining card, so bring a friend and definitely get there early! See ya tomorrow fight fans!
Josh Copeland (Grudge) vs Jose Beltran (Wyoming)
Alonso Garcia (Elevation) vs Josh Goldberger (Wildman)
Zach McChesney (Grudge) vs Don Westman (Wildman)
Tad Harding (DCO) vs Peter Straub (Easton)
Randy Rowland (FactoryX) vs Ben Lugo (Z’s Gym)
Leo Perucci (Wildman) vs David Jackson (Indy MMA)
Vinnie Gonzalez (Top Notch) vs Jesse Ames (Douglas City BJJ)
Hanah Schaefer (Indy MMA) vs Nekah Dmitryeva (Iron Horse MMA)
Kyle Soderstrom (Indy MMA) vs Mike Taff (Childs Play MMA)