EpiCentre Cage Fights V Slams Charlotte Next Thursday

EpiCentre Cage Fights V Slams Charlotte Next Thursday
Four Fight Lab Titles will be on the line

Charlotte, NC (October 7, 2010) – Fight Lab Promotions returns to Charlotte’s uptown entertainment hub, the Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 East Trade Street, on Thursday, Oct. 14 with EpiCentre Cage Fights V; bell time is set for 7:30 p.m. The homegrown promotion’s latest event will feature eight MMA bouts, including four championship matches.

The co-main event will serve as a showcase for a pair of title fights featuring local up-and-coming fighters. In the final bout of the evening, newly minted Fight Lab Light Heavyweight Champion Brandon Beach (2-1) will square off against challenger Zach Klouse (6-3). Beach, fighting out of Shelby, NC for Team Extreme, last fought at EpiCentre Cage Fights IV when he impressively defeated Ben Perry to earn his Fight Lab belt. He faces stiff competition in Klouse, a Team Renegade veteran from Gastonia, NC who is on a two-fight win streak.

The other co-main event match-up pits Jason Lineberger (5-3) against Amos Collins (7-1) to determine a Fight Lab lightweight champion. Lineberger, fighting out of Charlotte, NC for Team Cross, will have the home-cage advantage against Combat Zone fighter Amos Collins, who travels from Myrtle Beach, SC for the bout. Both fighters were triumphant in their most recent outings.

Two more title fights are scheduled for ECF V. Jeremy Perdue (2-0) and Nick Smith (3-0) will square off to name a new Fight Lab middleweight champ, and a scrap between Michael Powell (3-0) and Tyson Harrison (1-0) will produce the next Fight Lab featherweight titleholder.

“We always try to create intriguing match-ups,” said Fight Lab Promotions President Kenny Letts. “There are some great fighters in North and South Carolina, guys who keep working hard to become well-rounded mixed martial artists. The talent is here, but it’s also important to find a balance, to make sure we’re placing these guys in exciting match-ups for the fans. That’s always our goal, and I definitely feel like we’ve done that again for this event.”

This will be Fight Lab’s fifth event at the outdoor venue, and the last one of 2010. The popular fight series continues to entertain local MMA fans with fight cards that feature regional martial artists.

Tickets for EpiCentre Cage Fights V are available online at FightLabPros.com. General admission tickets are $20 in advance online or $30 at the door on the day of the event. Fans wanting to sit closer can purchase reserved seats for $45, premium seats for $60, and cage-side seats for $100.

For more information on Fight Lab Promotions, visit FightLabPros.com, follow on Twitter @FightLab, or become a fan on Facebook.

For any additional questions, contact Kenny Letts of Fight Lab Promotions at 704-400-8879 or pitboss@me.com.

Fight Lab Promotions presents EpiCentre Cage Fights V
Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Fight Lab Light Heavyweight Title Bout (205 lbs.)
Brandon Beach (2-1), Team Extreme vs. Zach Klouse (6-3), Team Renegade

Fight Lab Lightweight Title Bout (155 lbs.)
Jason Lineberger (5-3), Team Crossfit vs. Amos Collins (7-1), Combat Zone

Fight Lab Middleweight Title Bout (185 lbs.)
Jeremy Perdue (2-0), Team R.O.C. vs. Nick Smith (3-0), The Rock

Fight Lab Featherweight Title Bout (145 lbs.)
Michael Powell (3-0), Joe Hurst Jiu-Jitsu vs. Tyson Harrison (1-1), Combat Zone

Welterweight Bout (170 lbs.)
Micah Lail (8-5), Gorilla Tactics vs. Robert Kirkpatrick (4-0), Team Evolution

Welterweight Bout (170 lbs.)
Josh Adkins (2-0), Joe Hurst Jiu-Jitsu vs. Charles Bartles (1-0), Ground Attack Combat

Lightweight Bout (170 lbs.)
Tishun Smith (0-0), American Fighter vs. Jabari Pride (2-0), Team Force

Light Heavyweight Bout (205 lbs.)
Ryan Freeman (0-0), 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu vs. Ferdinando Acerra (0-0), Team Force

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