UFC President Dana White Attending AFC 118 To Scout Local Fighters
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Sarah Lorimer, Managing Promoter November 3, 2015
Alaska Fighting Championship
UFC President Dana White will be attending AFC 118 to scout local fighters
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA- Dana White, along with his longtime friend Nick “The Tooth” Gullo and Team Serra-Longo gym owner Matt Serra are out on the road looking for up and coming young fighters to sign to the UFC. And they’re coming to Alaska Fighting Championship 118, November 18th to film an upcoming episode of Dana White: Looking for a fight. The UFC crew will bring fans along for their adventures, antics, and ring-side experiences watching regional MMA.
Welcoming Dana White to AFC 118 will be three action packed title fights headlining the event. The Main event features AFC Featherweight Champ Gracie Barra’s Nick “The Natural” Novelli (fighting out of Anchorage, AK 4-0) as he takes on Team Alpha Males Jarel Askew (fighting out of Sacramento, CA 9-3) for the vacant Lightweight (155lb) title.
The Co-Main Event is for the Welterweight (170lb) title. The electric Chris Bennett former American Top Team member (fighting out of Anchorage, Alaska 6-4) takes on AFC Champion Collin Reuter (fighting out of Fairbanks, Alaska 13-4). Both have had dominant performances in the cage, and have trained at some of the best gyms in the world.
The third title fight is for the vacant Bantamweight (135lb) title. Former AFC champion ABJJ’s, Zach “Babybear” Eastlick (fighting out of Anchorage, Alaska 7-2) looks to reclaim his belt against undefeated Gracie Barra product Jared Mazurek (fighting out of Anchorage, Alaska 5-0). Both men are Alaska State BJJ champions and look to take their grappling skills to the cage.
Media are welcome to attend. Alaska Fighting Championship provides reserved seating for all media covering the event. The complete fight card may be found at www.alaskafighting.com. Media is also welcome to contact for questions or interview requests.
Alaska Fighting Championship is Alaska’s Premier Mixed Martial Arts event. Founded back in July 2004 AFC 1 had an action packed night with UFC veterans Jeremy Horn and Rich Franklin both fighting on the card. AFC has come a long way in the past 11 seasons, cultivating its own professional fighters that have moved on to larger organizations such as the UFC. Much like the days of discovering gold in Alaska, the AFC has mined many a gritty competitor from the ranks of hardy, “Last Frontier” Alaskan men and women. The reputation of tough Alaskan men and women and the harsh elements they train in has attracted global attention. Alaska Fighting Championship can be seen live every month at the George M. Sullivan Sports Arena in Anchorage, AK and is steamed around the world on Go Fight Live.com.