2.23.2009

MMA Big Show Officially Announces April 11th "Heavy Hitters" Event


MMA Big Show has announced their next event at Belterra Casino, for April 11 - which will feature a main event bout between Josh Hendricks and Brian Heden.

Check after the jump for the full press release, sent to me by MMA Big Show promoter Jason Appleton

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From a Press Release:

MMA Big Show: HEAVY HITTERS - April 11th at Belterra Casino Resort & Spa

Prior to his loss to Gabriel Gonzaga on UFC 91 Lesner Vs Couture, Josh Hendricks has been a pro since the Fall of 2002 and is unbeaten in his last 10 fights with one no contest. His wins have been a combination of submission victories via choke or TKO. The 32-year-old Ohio native stands 6'2" and weighs 246 pounds, listing wrestling and jiu-jitsu as his strengths, having earned All-American honors twice as a wrestler at Ashland (OH) University.

Brian Heden is currently 12-6 as a professional fighter at the age of 23 years old. Having went the distance with UFC Legend Dan "The Beast" Severn and his last fight for the Big Show ending in a devastating knockout of Team Vision Owner Rod Housely winning him his Title, Brian Heden is a serious heavyweight force with heavy hands.

These two fighters will make up the Main Event of MMA Big Show: Heavy Hitters on April 11th at the Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Indiana. Tickets are now on sale and are $35 General, $45 Balcony and $55 VIP Floor. Ages 21+ welcome.

Also on the card will be Ultimate Fighter Veteran Joe Scarola. Scarola is known for his drag out falling out with UFC's own Matt Serra during the season.

There will be 12 fights on this April 11th card entitled Heavy Hitters.

Cincinnati-Dayton Taiko Drum Group will be opening the MMA Big Show: Heavy Hitters and the MMA Big Show: RETRIBUTION with a 15 minute performance at the Belterra Casino Resort & Spa which will be followed up by an additional 15 minute performance during intermission.

The Cincinnati-Dayton Taiko Group was formed in 1999 with the support of the Japanese-Americans Citizens League (JACL) of Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio. They are a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting Japanese-style taiko drumming through performance and education. Jim Shimko, their music director, holds a Bachelor's degree in Music and has taught music for over to 20 years. He has been involved in taiko drumming for over 10 years.

Their performances are based on a traditional foundation but emphasize the fun and community spirit of taiko. Taiko drums are large drums played in an ensemble format which allows for thundering sounds and exciting rhythms. Besides the large drums, we include a variety of world percussion including shekere, small cymbals, and a large gong. Their style is based on the Osuwa style which was founded by Daihachi Oguchi Sensei of Japan.

An example video of Taiko drumming can be found here.

The doors will open at 6:00pm and the Cincinnati-Dayton Taiko group will begin at 6:45pm, first fight at 7:00pm.

Tickets are: General Seat $35, 2nd Floor Balcony $45 and VIP Floor $55.
Ages 21+ Only Please.

Tickets are On Sale Through TicketWeb Here


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(Originally posted at FightTicker.)

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