Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA): The biggest fight card in New Mexico history is now official, as the weigh-ins for MMA Fight Pit “Genesis” took place earlier today at the Library Bar & Grill in downtown Albuquerque. All fighters have been cleared by the New Mexico State Athletic Commission. “Genesis” takes place tomorrow, Saturday, August 13th at world-renowned sporting venue “The Pit,” and is also being broadcasted live on Pay-Per-View. A raucous crowd was on-hand to support their favorites, and the fighters put on some mean staredowns.
Here are the full results of the weigh-ins:
205 lbs. - Houston Alexander (205 ½) vs. Razak Al-Hassan (204)
135 lbs. - Jens Pulver (136) vs. Coty “Ox” Wheeler (137)
185 lbs. - Jamie Yager (185 ½) vs. “Slick” Willie Parks (187)
155 lbs. - Junie Browning (162 ¼) vs. Jacob Clark (158)
Hvy - Tyler East (240 ½) vs. Prince Mclean (220)
105 lbs. - Angelica Chavez (106 ¼) vs. Diana Rael (105 ¼)
170 lbs. - Sean Spencer (170 ¾) vs. Ali Hanjani (170 ¾)
135 lbs. - Jason Sampson (135 ¾) vs. Josh Montoya (136)
145 lbs. - Guy Youell (147 ¼) vs. Conrad Padilla (145 ½)
185 lbs. - Mark Lujan (183 ¾) vs. Rocky Ramirez (182 ½)
The New Mexico Athletic Commission allows fighters to weigh in with two extra pounds. For Junie Browning and Jacob Clark, who both came in heavy, both will be fined per pound past 155 lbs.
In addition to all the Fight Pit fighters appearing and weighing in, top MMA competitor Jackson’s MMA member Brian Stann made an appearance at the weigh-ins, and will be signing autographs for fans. Also, MMA Fight Pit Co-Owner Torry Crooks presented tickets to Shane D'Onofrio, the Executive Director of Whatwouldugive.org. In attendance with Shane was a few wounded veterans, as well Betsy Ross, the first dog ever to be commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army.
The MMA Fight Pit: Genesis” PPV broadcast will feature six electrifying bouts, including a highly-anticipated light heavyweight war between former UFC® competitors Houston “The Assassin” Alexander and “Razor” Razak Al-Hassan in the main event. The co-main event will showcase a bantamweight scrap between two great finishers in MMA legend Jens “Lil’ Evil” Pulver and his opponent, WEC® vet and New Mexico native Coty “Ox” Wheeler. Four other exciting bouts will also be shown live on the PPV broadcast, including a lightweight battle between The Ultimate Fighter® (TUF®) season eight alum Junie “Lunatik” Browning and New Mexico native Jacob Clark, a middleweight clash between TUF® season 11 competitor Jamie Yager and undefeated Jackson MMA product “Slick” Willie Parks, and a heavyweight collision between tough veteran Prince Mclean and knockout machine Tyler “The Beast” East. In addition, an exciting women’s bout between Angelica Diaz and Diana Rael will take place on the PPV portion of the card.
About MMA Fight Pit
A fledgling promotion headed by respected Albuquerque-area businessmen Torry Crooks and Nick Montoya, MMA Fight Pit is focused on bringing a new level of MMA to fans in New Mexico. The region is known for producing some of the very best fighters in the world, and as a result, the demand for high-quality fight action is high. MMA Fight Pit will put on its first event at “The Pit,” a world-famous sports venue, when it presents MMA FIGHT PIT: “GENESIS.” The event will feature many UFC® and WEC® veterans, as well as local stars. The lineup includes Houston “The Assassin” Alexander, “Razor” Razak Al-Hassan, Jens “Lil’ Evil” Pulver, Coty “Ox” Wheeler, Junie Browning, Lenny Lovato, Jamie Yager, Angelica Diaz, Diana Rael, and others. This incredible fight event will be available on Pay-Per-View. For more info on MMA Fight Pit, please head to http://www.mmafightpit.com/