MMA Fight Pit: Genesis PPV info
Jens “Lil’ Evil” Pulver (24-15-1) is a bona fide legend in MMA, and is a pioneer amongst the lighter weight classes. His battles with the likes of Joe “Daddy” Stevenson, Din Thomas, John Lewis, Caol Uno, Dennis “Superman” Hallman, and B.J. Penn, who he beat for the UFC® lightweight strap, helped put the lightweight class on the map. With 19 combined appearances in the UFC®, WEC®, and PRIDE, “Lil’ Evil” has secured his place as one of the most popular lightweight fighters of all time. He’s gone through a rough stretch in recent years, but has won two of his last three bouts, and is looking to continue his winning ways against New Mexico favorite Coty “Ox” Wheeler (14-3). Another veteran of WEC®, Wheeler has finished 13 of his 14 victims, and has only been stopped once in his career. After two losses in the WEC®, Wheeler has come back to win two straight bouts. At “Genesis,” he will look to get the biggest win of his career in his tilt with a legend.
Also populating the PPV main card of MMA FIGHT PIT: “GENESIS”, will be several other notable fights, including a bout between a veteran of TUF and the always controversial Junie “Lunatik” Browning (4-4) and one of the top-ranked fighters in New Mexico, Lenny Lovato (8-1). Browning has developed a reputation as a wild card, and as someone whose actions you can just never predict. His time on The Ultimate Fighter was marked by zany actions that drew the young fighter a lot of attention. After the show, he split two bouts in the UFC® before being released due to his actions outside of the cage. “Lunatik” will now face a very stiff test in Lovato. The Albuquerque native hasn’t competed in the last year, but has won eight of nine bouts to start his career. Now, Lovato will look to add a very famous notch to his belt at MMA FIGHT PIT: “GENESIS”.
Also part of the televised main card will be a middleweight bout between another notorious TUF alum in Jamie Yager (3-2) and unbeaten Jackson’s MMA fighter “Slick” Willie Parks (4-0), as well as a heavyweight scrap between noted finisher Tyler “The Beast” East (9-3) and Chris Guillen (13-12), a fighter who has been competing in MMA since 1997, and has faced notables such as Heath Herring, Shane Carwin, Wes Sims, Ricco Rodriguez, Justin Wren, Brad Imes, Dave Herman, and Ben Rothwell. Rounding out the televised card is the beautiful and dangerous Angelica Diaz (4-0-0) with 4 submissions, a respected specialist in Kajukenbo who trains out of the famed Chavez Dojo in the South Valley who will be facing Colorado Muay Thai specialist Diana Rael (2-1-0).
The full fight card for MMA FIGHT PIT: “GENESIS” includes:
Main card (PPV)
205 lbs. – Houston Alexander (12-6-0-2) vs. Razak Al-Hassan (11-3)
145 lbs. – Coty Wheeler (14-3) vs. Jens Pulver (24-15-1)
155 lbs. – Junie Browning (4-4) vs. Lenny Lovato (8-1)
185 lbs. – Jamie Yager (3-2) vs. Willie Parks (4-0)
205+ lbs. – Tyler East (9-3) vs. Chris Guillen (13-12)
105 lbs. – Angelica Chavez (4-0) vs. Diana Rael (2-1)
145 lbs. – Conrad Padilla (2-0) vs. Guy Youell (1-1)
145 lbs. – Josh Montoya (6-6) vs. Jason Sampson (7-0)
170 lbs. – TBD vs. Sean Spencer (6-0)
185 lbs. – Rocky Ramirez (3-1-1) vs. Mark Lujan (0-0)
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/