Jimmy Mc's Kentucky Fighting Challenge is Kentucky's longest running MMA promotion. I have had the opportunity to cover a few of Mc's shows and he always puts on good events. In fact, the first regional event I ever attended was KYFC #44 in Mt. Sterling, KY and I had a blast. The respect Jimmy garners from fighters and people in the industry is second-to-none. He even hosts grappling matches at a number of his events to give some of the under-18 crowd a chance to get in the cage or ring and compete in front of a hyped up audience.
Check after the jump for details on the event and the fight card.
Jimmy's next event, KYFC # 49, will be this Saturday April 25th at Four Seasons in Lexington, KY. For the first time in the history of the KYFC, Jimmy Mc has publicly released the fight card for the event, highlighted by four amateur title matches and including a women's MMA fight. There are still a few fights pending, but I have no doubt Jimmy is working to finalize those fights - his dedication to the fighters is a kind you don't often see anymore.
From the Press Release:
KENTUCKY FIGHTING CHALLENGE #49 FIGHT CARD ...Come and enjoy great fights, some great food and drinks at KENTUCKY FIGHTING CHALLENGE. The event will be held at the new large 4-Seasons Gym at 951 Floyd Dr. in Lexington. The date is April 25th. The doors open at 6:30 P.M. and the fight starts at 8:00 P.M.General Adm. is $20.00. Front Row Seats are $25.00. And the rare VIP Table is $200.00 (seats 6 people) for that price.To reserve a Front row seat or a VIP table call Jimmy Mc at (859)948-5577 or e-mail to happyapple1©peoplepc.com below is a current fight card.
Chris Sallie vs. Jonathan Kinder
James Douglas vs. (pending)
Josh Rucker vs. Scott Ratlife
Michael Cavenah vs. Fred Horn
Carl Thornsberry vs. David Crow
Tanner McCowan vs. Zack Sanders
Ken Tichenor vs. Andrew Haverer
Phill Stevens vs. Chad Talkington
Vic Nesenchuck vs. (pending)
Anthony Baumgardner vs. Brandon Hubbard ( TITLE )
Brandon McNeeley vs. Tim Mason
Brandon Radford vs. Adam Slaughter
Toleman Haley vs. Tyler Walling
Derick Ruiz vs. Chris Holms ( TITLE )
Michael Cockerham vs. Cullen Babcock
Clell Swinnet vs. Christopher Nickerson ( TITLE )
Brent Alphers vs. Ken Thacker
Brian Kilgore vs. Jeremy Centers ( TITLE )
James Watts vs. (pending)
James McDevitt vs. (pending)
Venessa Beachcamp vs. Kathy Waldrop
UNDER 18 years GRAPPLING
Tim Wright vs. Kyle Havens
Chanc Lykins vs. Jordan Daniel