August 31, 2010, Jersey City, NJ – On September 10, 2010, Jersey City’s National Guard Armory will set stage to the next major Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event to take place directly outside of New York City– “UCC 3: RENEGADES.” This is the third event of the Tri-State area’s premiere professional fight series: Urban Conflict Championship (UCC).
The event will be produced and broadcast live from UCC Fights with coverage beginning at 8:00pm EST on September 10, 2010. The live web broadcast will be powered by Global Mobile Video, who specializes in cutting edge technology for mobile web broadcasting.
Headlining the fight card will be a featherweight matchup between Ryan “Are You Ready?” Roberts (13-9) who fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in early 2008, against Team BombSquad’s Anthony Leone (8-1) who has World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) experience, and is coming off the only loss of his career.
The “UCC 3: RENEGADES” Fight Card will feature 9+ professional bouts including:
- Featherweight 145 lbs – Ryan Roberts (13-9) v. Anthony Leone (8-1)
- Welterweight 170 lbs – Luiz Azeredo (10-7) v. Brandon Adamson (10-8)
- Welterweight 170 lbs – Kevin Horowitz (2-0) v. Ryan Quinn (3-2)
- Featherweight 145 lbs – Felipe Arantes (4-2) v. Jason McLean (5-2)
UCC 3: RENEGADES will be the largest professional MMA event to take place directly outside New York City, where the sport of MMA continues to stir political controversy. In June of this year Bill No. S2165B, designed to legalize MMA events in the state of New York, was approved in the State Senate by a vote of 32-26. The bill currently remains under discussion in the Ways and Means Committee before it will go to the Assembly floor for a general vote. Governor David A. Paterson has publically supported the legalization of MMA as part of his 2010-2011 Executive Budget Plan. In the event that the bill passes, New York would join the majority as the 45th state to legalize the sport of MMA.
Urban Conflict Championship debuted their first event in March of this year, “UCC 1: MERCILESS,” and has continued to distinguish itself as the premiere ALL PROFESSIONAL MMA fight league in the Tri-State area. The league’s recent success has been powered by an arsenal of exciting matchups, featuring championship caliber fighters such as David Branch, Dante Rivera, John Troyer, Josh Rave, and Alexandre Moreno. The UCC has also proved itself as an impressive breeding ground for first-time professional fighters and upcoming talent. The UCC 1: MERCILESS fight card featured 9 bouts, in a pulse-pounding atmosphere that saw only one fight end in the judge’s decision. The action returned on May 14, 2010, as UCC 2: STRIKEDOWN packed The National Guard Armory of Jersey City with over 2,500 people for another exciting night of MMA fights. TheGarv.com was quoted describing the fighters from UCC 2: STRIKEDOWN, “from the opening bell to the last mome nts of the main event,” as nothing short of gladiators. Highlights from the Urban Conflict Championship fight series have been re-aired on national television by HDNet Fight’s Inside MMA.
HD Net Fights, Untamed Industries, Twisted Tea, Muscle Maker Grill, Smash Fight Wear, BuddhaSport.com, and the Hoboken International Film Festival will sponsor the event. Film production will be managed by Long Shot Productions LLC.
Fight teams to be featured: AMA Fight Club, American Top Team, Disorderly Conduct, Fight Factory (PA), Gold Team Fighters, LA Boxing, North Jersey MMA, Paul Carnacella BJJ, Rhino Fight Team, Team BombSquad, Team Iron Horse, Team Miletich.
VISIT WWW.UCCFIGHTS.COM TO PRE PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT OR TO VIEW THE LIVE WEB BROADCAST OF THE ENTIRE FIGHTCARD. Coverage will begin at 8:00 PM EST on September 10, 2010. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
The Official Weigh In for UCC 3: RENEGADES will also be broadcast LIVE from WWW.UCCFIGHTS.COM with coverage beginning at 8:00PM EST on September 9, 2010. The Official Weigh In will be held at Muscle Maker Grill, 286 Washington Street, Plaza 4A, Jersey City, NJ 07302.