Mitichyan to Headline CXF Card

Jan 28, 2009
(PRESS RELEASE) -- California Xtreme Fighting kicks off 2009 Thursday Night Fight Series with January 29, 2009 MMA Fight at the EL Monte Expo Center headline by UFC Veteran Roman Mitichyan. California Xtreme Fighting veterans fight on this past weekend’s Affliction and WEC cards.

California Xtreme Fighting (“CXF”) debuts its 2009 its 2009 Thursday Night Fight Series with an exciting 10 fight MMA card on January 29, 2009. The card is headlined by UFC veteran Roman Mitichyan (5-2). Mitichyan’s last two fights were televised as part of UFC Fight Night 13 and Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale broadcasts. He has a 1-1 record in those fights. This is not Mitichyan’s first fight for CXF as he is also the reigning CXF Welterweight champion which he won August 19, 2006 after his submission via rear naked choke at 3:50 of the first round over Mike Penalber. Mitichyan’s opponent in this 160lb fight is Jason Meaders (4-7). This is Meader’s first fight for CXF but he has previously fought for King of the Cage, Total Combat, and Chaos in the Cage. Meaders is seeking to start off strong in 2009 after going 3 of 4 fights in 2008. Although Mitichyan’s title is not on the line, this fight promises to be an all out war.

Also fighting on the card is Mitichyan’s stable mate at Hastayn Grappling Sevak Magakian. Magakian (4-2) is fighting Body Shot’s Darryl Moore (2-3) in a 3 round. Magakian, who made his pro debut on the same card where Mitichyan won his title, is on a three fight winning streak, having won all of his fights in 2008 and is looking to continue his winning ways in 2009. His opponent, Moore made his CXF debut during his last fight, a three round victory over ShoXC veteran, Mike Penefiel, at CXF’s Anarchy at the Arena on April 12, 2008. Moore wants to continue his CXF winning streak while Magakian seeks to get his fourth straight win. Neither man plans leave a loser.

There will be an action packed 185 lb. fight when CSW’s Ben “BlitzKreig” Jones (2-2, 1 NC) meets undefeated Riverside Submission fighter Jimmy Stormo. Jones, who won his last fight in October 2008 looks to be beat Stormo who won his professional debut at KOTC’s Misconduct card also in October 2008. Both fighters hope that a victory will propel them to bigger and better fights in 2009. With neither man willing to accept defeat, all out brawl can be expected.

CXF continues to bring exciting MMA action to Southern California fight fans and provides the opportunity for spectators to see up-and-coming fighters as they make their way to the major promotions. CXF’s June 13, 2008 card, The Uprising in Upland, is a prime example of what MMA fans can expect from CXF. That card featured Seth “2 Quick” Dikun as he defeated Martin Bautista in a 3 round fight and was headlined by Bao Quach winning his 7th straight fight with a 1st round victory over Armando Sanchez. On Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the Affliction “Day of Reckoning” Card at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Bao Quach filled in for an injured Mark Hominick and faced IFL veteran L.C. Davis (12-1). Bao, a ShoXC veteran, is riding an 8 fight winning streak. Another Anarchy at the Arena fighter Seth “2 Quick” Dikun faced Charlie Valencia at the WEC card at the San Diego Sports Arena on Sunday, January 25, 2009.

A full night of exciting professional MMA action is set to start at 8 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:00 p.m. on January 29, 2009. Tickets are on sale and $100, $85, $45, $35, $25 (General Admission/Standing Room Only). Tickets are available online at www.californiaxtremefighting.com. The El Monte Expo Center is located at 12051 Garvey Avenue, El Monte, CA 91732. For more information, sponsorship information, or VIP ticket packages, email Craig@mezsports.com or call 949-716-2557

Card subject to change and all bouts must be approved by the California State Athletic Commission.

About California Xtreme Fighting
California Xtreme Fighting (CXF) was formed in 2006 and held six exciting MMA cards at the Upland Sports Arena. In 2008, CXF moved its home to the El Monte Expo Center and started its exciting Thursday Night Fight Series. CXF is the only professional fight series that promotes fights in MMA, Boxing and Muay Thai/Kickboxing.

CXF’s Thursday Night Fight Series is sponsored by the El Monte Expo Center and Guanatos Bar, Law Offices of Craig Zimmerman, RevGear, and United Mixed Martial Arts.
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