Edge Fighter Challenge Finalists Announced

Oct 7, 2011
(PRESS RELEASE) -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Jackson’s MMA Series returns October 22nd, 2011! The Jackson’s MMA Series has become the premiere MMA fight promotion in the Southwest and has launched multiple fighters to the next level. Jackson’s MMA Series Veterans Johnny Bedford and Diego Brandao are appearing on this season’s Ultimate Fighter 14. In addition, multiple series fighters have been signed to Strikeforce including Julie Kedzie, Isaac Valle-Flagg, Lionel Lanham and Sarah D'Alelio.

The Jackson’s MMA Series VI amateur card will feature the winners of 104.1 The Edge Fighter Challenge (EFC). The EFC presents a unique opportunity for fans of MMA to pursue their dreams and step into the cage. The EFC is a collaboration between 104.1 The Edge (http://www.1041theedge.com/main.html) “Albuquerque's Rock Alternative” and the Jackson’s MMA Series (http://jacksonsmmaseries.com/). Jackson’s MMA VI provides the EFC winners the opportunity to be the main amateur match of the evening. Hundreds submitted applications and dozens of potential fighters were selected to try out for the opportunity to be selected for the EFC.

The potential MMA fighters ran through a series of evaluations including jiu-jitsu, wrestling and striking. Ultimately fighters were selected for the two teams and fans became fighters. The two teams for this EFC installment were Team Santa Fe coached by Tait Fletcher and Henry Martinez taking on Team Albuquerque coached by John Dodson and Chad LaMoine. John Dodson is featured on the current Season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter. The final selections have been made and Ricky Esquibel of Team Albuquerque will be taking on Juan Carlos Mora of Team Santa Fe in a 135 pound match up. Both fighters were selected after weeks of training and emerged as their respective team’s best fighter to win the EFC matchup! Both fighters are excellent athletes and have demonstrated heart and technical skill in their training. The fighters will not only be representing their teams but also their cities, Albuquerque vs. Santa Fe, in this explosive matchup!

Jackson’s MMA Series VI will be held on October 22nd at 7:00 PM MST at the spectacular Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque in New Mexico. A Double Main Event has been scheduled for Jackson’s MMA Series VI. Jackson’s own and Strikeforce and Dream Veteran Joey Smokin’ Villaseñor (27-9) will take on Shark Fight Vet Chuck “Rough Chuck” Parmelee (33-13-1). Villaseñor will be making his 170 Pound Welterweight debut in this showdown. Villaseñor brings an exceptional MMA fight game with hard striking and skilled ground work to this fight. Parmelee is a seasoned vet fighting out of Sioux City, Iowa. The Double Main Event will also feature Albuquerque’s and Jackson’s own Matt Levya (7-2) taking on Team Quest Fighter Federico Lopez (5-4) fighting out Temecula, CA in a 135 pound Bantamweight. There will be 3 additional pro fights and four amateur fights.


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