UFC Champion Ben Henderson to appear, USAF to enlist recruits during MMA event Oct. 13 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Oct 8, 2012
(PRESS RELEASE) -- DOVER, Del. — Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, in association with Cage Fury Fighting Championships, will present its first ever professional Mixed Martial Arts event on Saturday, Oct. 13. Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Ben Henderson of Glendale, Ariz., will be on hand to sign autographs and have photographs taken with fans. Twelve recruits from Dover Air Force Base will participate in an enlistment ceremony into the US Air Force Reserves.

There are now nine fights on the card including five professional and four top-prospect amateur bouts. Of the professionals, Aung La N Sang of Md. is featured in the main event against Jason Louck of Iowa. Mike Wilcox of N.J. will fight Ray Elliot of Md. in the co-main event. Anton Berzin of Penn. vs. Walter Howard of N.J. Myron Baker of Md. will fight Ben Syers of N.Y. Sergio da Silva of N.Y. vs. Gregory Saumenig of Md. All professional bouts will be three 5-minute rounds.

Four amateur fights are featured on the undercard: Lamar Dent of N.J. vs. Joshua Vann of Del.; Mike Shipman of N.J. vs. Ibrahim “Abe” Toure of Del.; Arnold Nelson of N.J. vs. Derrick “Flash” Bradley II of Penn.; Andrew Hom of Del. vs. Damon Bonner of N.J. All amateur bouts will be three 3-minute rounds.

The first bout will begin at 6 p.m. in the Rollins Center®. Doors open at 5 p.m. Will call will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. Tickets are still available at $55 - $125 and may be purchased by calling VIP Services at 800-711-5882 or visiting doverdowns.com. Event, times and card are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Visit doverdowns.com for updates.

For media credentials and interview or photo requests, please contact Lisa Rollins Butler at lbutler@doverdowns.com.

About Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® is a premier gaming and entertainment resort destination in the Mid-Atlantic region. Gaming operations consist of approximately 2,500 slots and a full complement of table games including poker. The AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel is Delaware’s largest with 500 luxurious rooms/suites and amenities including a full-service spa/salon, concert hall and 41,500 sq. ft. of multi-use event space. Live, world-class harness racing is featured November through April, and horse racing is simulcast year-round. Professional football parlay betting is accepted during the season. Additional property amenities include multiple restaurants from fine dining to casual fare, bars/lounges and retail shops. For more information, please visit www.doverdowns.com.

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