Art of War Productions " Combat Ready"

Apr 28, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Art of War Productions returns to the Chicken Ranch Casino on May 25th, 2013 as they present "Combat Ready" and they are quickly establishing themselves as the "biggest" "little" show in California. "The entire fight card is loaded with exciting and explosive Athletes, we couldn't be more excited with the guys that will be competing" says Co Promoter/ Match Maker Roy Arriola.

Art of War productions is quickly becoming a household name, and not just in Jamestown either, AOWP has held 6 shows since jumping on the scene in Jan of 2012, and they don't seem to be slowing down. " Full steam ahead says Arriola, we couldn't be in a better position than we are in now, with the backing and support of the Chicken Ranch Casino we are very excited for what the future holds. My partner Tom Theofanopoulos and I wanted to change the way the critics and skeptics perceived MMA, we wanted to prove that you can hold events without the sale of alcohol, we wanted to show that you can hold a show geared towards families and be successful"

The Art of War productions Welterweight Title is up for Grabs and we are excited to announce that Cesar Gracie Fighter Robert" Ballard will make his first title defense vs up and coming fighter Jim Romig.

Ballard, a Cesar Gracie product out of Lodi Ca, will have his hands full as he will face his toughest test yet. "I have a great Team and I know I will be ready" Says Ballard. Romig fighting out of Salinas Ca under the "Wolf System", is looking to make a statement and establish himself as a force in the Welterweight division. This promises to be a hard hitting fast paced match up.

In the co main event, Former AOW Middleweight Champion Randall Wallace is set to face Team Alpha Male fighter Donald Roberson, Wallace, dropping back down to welterweight were he is the #1 ranked contender will have a tough task ahead of him, Roberson is ready to make a statement and prove he belongs amongst the elite in the welterweight division, Winner earns a title shot on Aug 3 when Art of War returns to the Chicken Ranch Casino.

"I am very Grateful for all of the fighters that ask to fight for us, it shows they believe in our show and what we stand for" said Co Promoter/Founder Tom Theofanopoulos

The under card is stacked with talent, 4 former Amateur Champions and 1 Olympic silver Medalist.

Lamar Reed vs Tyrone Maxey, both having had stand out amateur careers will put their hearts and experience on the line as they do battle, Eloy Garza vs Steve Lara a much anticipated match up, two explosive fighters going head to head. Also Featuring former Olympic medalist and Team Alpha Male fighter Adam Corrigan who will be making his debut vs Last stand fighter Sergio Vasquez, two stand up fighters that are looking for a short night. in a match up of the undefeated, two solid wrestlers in Nathan Shindler and Blake Watkins both look for the quick take downs and quick submissions, Baby Ray Cervera vs Steven Cartwright will determine the Lightweight #1 contender who will face Johnny Marez on Aug 3 for the Light weight title.

Promotion: Art of War Productions

Location: Chicken Ranch Casino, Jamestown Ca

Event name: "Combat Ready"

Date May 25 2013

Promoters Roy Arriola & Tom Theofanopoulos

Referees: Jascon McCoy, Mark Lawley

Rounds: Main event 3x5' min rnds

Co main/undercard 3x3 min rounds

Pro Card:

8. Robert Ballard vs Jim Romig

7. Randall Wallace vs Donald Roberson

6. Eloy Garza vs Steve Lara

5. Adam Corrigan vs Sergio Vasquez

4. Anthony Bivins vs Pat Silva

3. Lamar Reed vs Tyrone Maxey

2. Nathan Shindler vs Blake Watkin

1. Ray Cervera vs Steven Cartwright
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