SHOWDOWN FIGHTS –11 May 10, 2013 at the UCCU Center.

May 8, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Orem Utah- Showdown Fights, the western region’s top MMA promotion, returns to action Friday, May 10th at the UCCU Center in Orem Utah. Showdown Fights showcases some of the region’s top talent, and will feature a lightweight title defense, that will surely be a crowd pleaser.

In the main event, Showdown Fights Lightweight Champion, Justin Buchholz, faces grappling ace, Gordon Bell. This fight promises to be exciting from start to finish. Buchholz is coming off an impressive TKO victory over David Castillo, last August. Bell defeated Sean Powers with a ruthless knee-bar that same night. Bell has been victorious in nine out of his last ten fights and looks to improve to (10-1). A win over Buchholz will write Bell a ticket to the “Big Show.” Buchholz, a seasoned veteran in the sport, has fought in the UFC and coached on “The Ultimate Fighter” is in no hurry to give up that Lightweight Title.

The Co-main event looks to be just as promising when tough rising star “Filthy” Phil Dace, squares off against the undefeated Jason South in a welterweight battle. Dace looks to continue his march to “Big Show” with a win over South, who many claim to be the best at 170 pounds in the state of Utah. For South, a win will put him at “the magical” (10-0) and prove he is a serious threat no matter what organization he fights for. Both are men driven to bring home the win, and that can only mean one thing...three rounds of non stop action.

Former BYU football star, Jan Jorgensen, will make his return to the Showdown round cage against the young and promising Kip Ramos. Ramos will look to hand Jorgensen his first loss. Jorgensen will look to continue his dominance in the heavyweight class, and a win will move him up on the world scout rankings for the heavyweight division.

Also on the card will be fan favorite Jarome Hatch will facing off against Sidiah Parker. King of the Cage veteran Nick Rossborough will also make his Showdown Fights debut, after a 3-year absence from fighting in Utah against Gladiator Challenge Light Heavyweight Champion, Lucas Taber, and the always-entertaining Brandon Melendez will square off with Idaho’s own Colton Vaughn.

In the Featherweight division, Mike Gahan looks to improve on his perfect record of 5-0 against striking standout Eduardo Rivera in what could be a potential “Fight of the Night”. Also look for Showdown Fights newcomer, Adam Nijem, younger brother to TUF alum, Ramsey Nijem, will look to continue the family success in his second amateur fight. 10 Fights in total, Get your tickets at all SmithTix locations or at SmithTix.com. For more information or VIP tickets go to www.Showdownfights.com

Justin Buchholz vs. Gordon Bell

Jason South vs. Phil Dace

Jan Jorgensen vs. Kip Ramos

Nick Rossborough vs. Lucas Taber

Jarome Hatch vs. Sidiah Parker

Brandon Melendez vs. Colton Vaughn

Pat Reeves vs. Lance Palmer

Eduardo Rivera vs. Mike Gahan

Adam Nijem vs. Jered Rivas

Brad Darrington vs AJ Tovey

For additional information, go to official SHOWDOWN FIGHTS website, www.showdownfights.com, and SHOWDOWN FIGHTS Facebook fan page, facebook.com/showdownfights.

To make our fights more accessible, Showdown Fights will offer ticket prices starting at $20.00 for general admission. Upper seating tickets will be $30, lower seating will be $40.00, table seating will be $100.00 and VIP Ringside table seats will be $150.00. Tickets and tables are available at UCCU Event Center box office (1-800-8888-TIXX) or SmithsTix (866-788-9195). www.SMITHTIX.com

About Showdown Fights We are committed to putting on world-class Mixed Martial Arts fights and delivering an experience that is exciting and fan friendly. For more info about upcoming shows and dates log onto showdownfights.com.

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About Showdown Fights We are pleased to put on quality and entertaining fights while delivering an experience that is exciting and fan friendly. For more information about upcoming shows and dates log onto www.showdownfights.com.

About the UCCU Center UCCU center is located at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. It is an 8,500 seat Multi-Purpose venue, which opened in 1996. It is home to the UVU Division 1 Wolverine Athletic Teams, Utah Flash, of the NBA development league, Orem Owlz, and the Pioneer League rookie team for the Los Angeles Angels. For more information log onto www.uccucenter.com.

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