BRAWL IN THE FALL MMA EXTRAVAGANZA THIS SATURDAY AT MEADOW BROOK MUSIC FESTIVAL ROCHESTER HILLS, MICHIGAN

Sep 14, 2012
(PRESS RELEASE) -- This Saturday, September 15, promoter Joseph Donofrio of Donofrio Entertainment will return to the Meadow Brook Music Festival in Rochester Hills, Michigan, for his annual "BRAWL IN THE FALL" outdoor mixed-martial-arts festivals.

Tickets for "BRAWL IN THE FALL", starting at just $10, are available at The Palace of Auburn Hills and Meadow Brook Music Festival Box Offices, palacenet.com, all TicketMaster outlets or via charge-by-phone at 248.645.6666.

The night's five-round main event will feature Bay City Michigan's Charlie Cosens (20-8) defending his Impact Fight League 185-lb Middleweight Championship against Erick Lozano (18-2) of Holland, Michigan.

Cosens is the owner and head coach of Cosens MMA Gym in Bay City and has spent time training in Thailand. The colorful Lozano is known for his dangerous right-hand punch.

And in a very special middleweight grudge-match co-feature loaded with sub-plots and high drama, Gordon "Shotgun" Shell will face off against the man with whom he formerly co-owned the Four Aces Fight Club gym in Clinton Township, Gary Palmer.

Shell and Palmer have fallen out as business partners and friends and will look to settle their differences the way they know best. 42-year-old Shell, a melanoma survivor, specializes in Inshinryu Karate and freestyle wrestling. 41-year-old Palmer is a shoot-fighting expert.

In addition, Donofrio and Shell have partnered up to donate a large portion of ticket sales to the Michigan Humane Society and the Detroit Dog Rescue, who help rescue stray, abandoned, abused and rejected dogs of Detroit. A film crew making a documentary film about Shell and his dog rescuing efforts will be filming at cageside.

Topping the undercard will be a battle for Midwestern supremacy in the 205-lb light heavyweight division, as current IFL Champion and #2-rated Victor Jones of Midwest American Muscle MMA in Grand Rapids will face former champion and currently #1-rated Shamir Garcia of Cooper's Gym in Detroit.

The three-round battle will not be for the championship, but rather an old-fashioned brawl to determine the true #1 at light heavyweight in the Midwest.

And in a Women's 125-lb Super-Flyweight Impact Fight League Championship battle, Yolanda Gonzalez of Soldados MMA and Boxing in Lansing will face Crystal Ceasar of Titan MMA in Cadillac, Michigan.

Both ladies are proven stand-up fighters and their five-round match-up has guaranteed excitement written all over it.

The rest of the undercard (nine more bouts are scheduled) will feature many of the area's best MMA fighters in competitive match-ups.

"This show has something for every fight fan," said proud event promoter, Joseph Donofrio. "The main event and the women's title fight are terrific match-ups that will be all-out wars. The Garcia vs. Jones fight will be between the two best light heavyweights in the entire Midwest and Gordon Shell's fight against his former business partner is so intriguing they're making a movie about it. The undercard is sensational. These annual shows at Meadow Brook are always unforgettable and this year is no exception."

Tickets for "BRAWL IN THE FALL", starting at just $10, are available at The Palace of Auburn Hills and Meadow Brook Music Festival Box Offices, palacenet.com, all TicketMaster outlets or via charge by phone at 248.645.6666.

Doors open at 6:00 pm and fights start at 7:00. Meadow Brook Music Festival is located on the grounds of Oakland University.

The night's action will be filmed for later broadcast on Comcast's new sports channel.

BRAWL IN THE FALL FIGHT CARD

September 15, 2012

Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills, Michigan

5 ROUND MAIN EVENT

Impact Fight League 185-lb Middleweight Championship

Charlie Cosens (Cosens MMA/Bay City, MI) vs. Erick Lozano (Extreme MMA/Holland, MI)

3 ROUND 185-lb CO-MAIN EVENT

Gordon Shell (Four Aces MMA/Clinton Township) vs. Gary Palmer (Four Aces MMA/Clinton Township)

3 ROUNDS 205-lb LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Victor Jones (American Muscle MMA/Grand Rapids) vs. Shamir Garcia (Cooper's Gym/Detroit)

5 ROUNDS

Impact Fight League Women's 125-lb Super Flyweight Championship

Yolanda Gonzalez (Soldados MMA and Boxing/Lansing) vs. Crystal Ceasar (Titan MMA/Cadillac)

3 ROUNDS 205-lb LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Chad Griz (Fight Club Proving Grounds/Waterford) vs. Dennis Brohl (Extreme MMA/Holland, MI)

3 ROUNDS 155-lb WELTERWEIGHT

Sonny Abramson (Cooper's Gym/Detroit) vs. Matt Schwabb (Titan MMA/Cadillac)

3 ROUNDS 155-lb WELTERWEIGHT

Ruben Baraic (Ronin Fight Team/Roseville) vs. Brandon Maddox (Independent/Wayne)

3 ROUNDS 185-lb MIDDLEWEIGHT

Michael Guindon (Independent) vs. TBA

3 ROUNDS 125-lb BANTAMWEIGHT

Joel Scullen (Fight Club Proving Grounds/Waterford) vs. Kirk Moore (American Muscle MMA/Grand Rapids)

3 ROUNDS 145-lb LIGHTWEIGHT

145 Austin Delargey (Independent/Lansing) vs. Apollo Burns (The Train Wreck Fight Alliance/Lake Odessa)

3 ROUNDS 145-lb LIGHTWEIGHT

David Kubacki (AZO Gym/Kalamazoo) vs. Casey Clarida American Muscle

3 ROUNDS 185-lb MIDDLEWEIGHT

Bobby Morrison (AZO Gym/Kalamazoo)vs. Dale Herweyer (Titan MMA/Cadillac)

3 ROUNDS HEAVYWEIGHT

Jay Albert (Four Aces MMA/Clinton Township) vs. Marcel Dubose (Independent/Detroit)

3 ROUNDS 145-lb LIGHTWEIGHT

George Simos (Ben Lagman, Detroit) vs. Corey Farmer (Independent, Detroit)

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