Combat Games MMA is back at the Snoqualmie Casino on Saturday March 18th with COGA 54: Rumble on the Ridge. The main event is for the vacant COGA Pro Featherweight Title and features a a stellar matchup between two young NW prospects as undefeated Nathan "Superman" Stolen of Aberdeen WA takes on once-beaten Carson Frei of Vancouver WA.
Nathan Stolen turned pro in June of 2016 and has won all 5 of his professional fights via first round finishes: 3 TKOs, 1 KO, and 1 submission. Heavy hands and a killer instinct make this Bad Company MMA fighter a dangerous opponent.
Carson Frei fights out of Portland’s Gracie Barra and after losing his pro debut in Feb 2015, had won his last six bouts, most recently capturing the Knucklehead 145 lb title with a dominant unanimous decision win over Gus Bessa last October. The 23 year Frei is a well-rounded, well-trained fighter who will provide Stolen a real test.
The Co-main event features the return to the cage of NW fan favorite Eddie “One Speed” Blackburn of Milton WA, who at 43 years old will try to capitalize on his experience and ferocity to take home the victory in a pro 175 lb catchweight bout with Arlington WA’s Jeff “The Candy Man” Sweeney. The 31 year old Sweeney who turned pro in 2013, fights out of Arlington Kickboxing Academy and is looking for a win to reverse a 2-fight skid.
The COGA Amateur 145 lb belt is on the line with Champion Johnson Nasona of Seattle WA facing challenger Sean Kalinoski of Portland OR. Training under White Buffalo Warriors and Marcelo Alonso BJJ, Nasona is an explosive finisher. Kalinoski is a wide-ranging mixed martial artist who leaves it all in the cage. Expect a war between these two young fighters!
In other pro action, Tacoma WA’s Nick "Pop the Cork" Coughran of Team SNRG will battle Combat Sports & Fitness fighter Artiom Kula of Seattle in a middleweight bout.
In a pro flyweight matchup, Singha MMA’a Jon Marc Cortez of Renton WA will face Bellingham MMA’s Hunter Clagett. Cortez is seeking his first pro win in his third start, while Clagett is making his debut.
Jon Marc Cortez
Rumble on the Ridge
Saturday, March 18th 2017
37500 SE Northbend Way, Snoqualmie WA
Doors open at 7 PM, Fights start at 8 pm
21 and over Event
Tickets available at snotickets.com
For more information, visit combatgamesmma.com
Rumble on the Ridge COGA 54 Fight Card (Subject to Change)
Main Event - COGA MMA Pro 145 lb Title
Carson Frei (6-1, Gracie Barra PDX - Vancouver WA) vs
Nathan Stolen (5-0, Bad Company MMA - Aberdeen WA)
Co-main Event - Pro 175 lbs
Jeff Sweeney (4-3, AKA - Arlington WA) vs
Eddie Blackburn (1-1, 6’ Under MMA - Milton WA)
Pro 185 lbs
Nick Coughran (1-5, Team SNRG - Tacoma WA) vs
Artiom Kula (2-2, Combat Sports - Seattle WA)
Pro 125 lbs
Hunter Clagett (Debut, Bellingham MMA - Bellingham WA) vs
Jon Marc Cortez (0-2, Singha MMA - Renton WA)
COGA Amateur 145 lb Title
Johnson Nasona (White Buffalo Warriors / MABJJ - Seattle) vs
Sean Kalinoski (Independent - Portland)
Amateur 170 lbs
Adland Benson (AKA - Arlington WA) vs
Keith Adams (Fight Factory / K.O.K. Fight Club - Walla Walla WA)
Amateur 175 lbs
Joshua Hillman (Catalyst MMA - Tacoma WA) vs
Kyle McCoy (C3)
Amateur 125 lb Kickboxing
Erick Ortiz (AKA - Arlington WA) vs
Conan Covin (Team Mean - Lynnwood WA)
Amateur 200 lbs
Aaron Ibanez (White Buffalo Warriors - Bothell WA) vs
Hubertus Davalos (United FC)
Amateur 200 lbs
Tyler Ross (AKA - Arlington WA) vs
Zachery Allen Harris (United FC)