As I have reported extensively over the past few months, Intimidation Cage Fighting will host their first event at US Bank Arena, ICF: Breakout, this Saturday. I have covered the ICF extensively since joining FightTicker and this weekend will be no different. I will be there live blogging and doing post-event interviews with a number of the fighters. Headlined by a co-main event of Victor O'Donnell vs. Forrest Petz and Dan Christison vs. Marcio Cruz, the full fight card features a number of former UFC fighters, local fighters and even FightTicker.com members.
Check after the jump for all the ICF news.
Prominently featured on the card is FightTicker.com member, co-owner of Cincy MMA and Fitness and the first pro fighter to sign an exclusive contract with the ICF, Chad Hinton (aka Hitman - although Chad has since changed his nickname to "H-Bomb"). Hinton will be facing former UFC fighter Jeff Cox.
FightTicker.com member Jeremy Pender (aka Pender) will be making his pro debut at 135 pounds against Carson Gainey. and TUF alum Luke Zachrich will face Robert Thompson. The Professional section of the card is rounded out by a Lightweight match-up between Daniel Straus fighting out of Team Vision and Mike Baskis, fighting out of E-Town Beatdown.
The amateur card features a number of title match-ups. ICF Amateur Light Heavyweight Champ, the hard-hitting TJ Ball will take on Kevin Barton, Team Xtreme's Marcus Finch looks to get the Middleweight title back from Tyler Johnson and Team Xtreme's Matt Egner is looking to recapture the Lightweight belt from Steve Muldrow. FightTicker.com member Chris Curtis (aka TheActionMan513) will be defending his ICF Amateur Welterweight title in a match-up against Taylor Ruscin.
This undercard is rounded out by bouts between "Ruthless" Ron Mitchell vs. Rob Galloway, a welterweight contest between Justin Hunt and Alex Suhonosov, and a women's MMA match-up between Jami Miller and Tiffany Johnson.
To give you a feel what ICF events and fighters are like, I'm including a number of links to prior articles I've posted on the ICF and their events and fighters, live blogs with pictures and post-event interviews.
- Official Press Release on ICF: Breakout.
- ICF: TurfwaR Live Blog with pics.
- ICF: TurfwaR post-event interviews with Steve Stanton, Dan Christison, Jeremy Pender, Mark Crawn, and Tim Cook.
- ICF: Shattered Lilve Blog with pics.
- ICF: Shattered post-event commentary.
- ICF: Redemption Live Blog.
- ICF: Redemption post-event comments.
I have enjoyed all the ICF events so far and I'm sure Breakout will be no exception. ICF is the only promotion besides the UFC to host an event at US Bank Arena.
Rich Franklin and Jens Pulver will be on hand to sign autographs and meet with fans.
The weigh-ins will be Friday night at the Eastgate Hooters, from 7-9pm.
More details on the event and all facets of the ICF can be found on their website.
(Originally posted on FightTicker.com)