MMA event this Saturday at Emerald Queen Casino
TACOMA, Wash. – Team Seattle will clash with Team Central Valley California on Saturday as SFL America: Team Challenge returns to the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.
Topping the eight-bout card will be a 192-pound main event between Seattle’s Brent Knopp (7-1) and former TUF contestant Josh Clark (9-3).
ASeattle is 1-1 in Team Challenges this year, defeating Portland in the inaugural event on May 7 before losing to Los Angeles on July 23.
Also appearing on Team Seattle will be a pair of undefeated fighters in Joey Pierotti (3-0) and Nathan Stolen (3-0), as well as Dylan Potter (4-1) and Jordan Currie (7-5).
In addition to Clark, Team Central Valley also features unbeaten Richard Brooks (4-0) and Mike Persons (7-3).
“This is easily the best card to date we’ve had in the Team Challenge series,” said promoter, Brian Halquist. “Knopp and Clark will go to war. That’s a certain. Then you have three undefeated fighters in Brooks, Pierotti and Stolen, who are all hungry to continue their winning streaks, and Potter and Currie are both main event stars. It’s going to be an exciting event.”
The 8-bout card will feature two preliminary and six Seattle vs. Central Valley bouts, including one female flyweight bout between Seattle’s Liz Tracy (2-1) and Central Valley’s Christine Stanley (5-2).
Fighters in the team challenge will earn 6 points for a KO, 5 points for a submission victory, 4 points for a TKO, 3 points for a decision and 1 point for a draw with the winning team collecting the most combined points.
Tickets are available through the EQC box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Preliminary bouts start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Highlighting the stellar undercard will be a battle of unbeaten when Seattle’s Pierotti meets Central Valley’s Brooks in a clash of 170-pound fighters.
Also looking to keep an unblemished record will be Stolen, who is coming off an impressive victory at SFL America Team Challenge: Seattle vs. Los Angeles. Stolen takes on A.J. Bryant at 145 pounds.
Additional Team Challenge bouts include Potter and Persons at 186 and Currie and Jordan Powell at 223.
SFL America: Team Challenge – Seattle vs Central Valley is brought to you by Brian Halquist Productions and CageSport MMA. For more information, please visit www.superfightleague.com and www.halquistproductions.com.
SFL America Team Challenge: Seattle vs Central Valley
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 – Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington
SFL 51 America - Undercard (bouts do not count towards the team score)
146: Armando Best (0-2) vs. Jorge Gaitan (Debut)
140: Anthony Zender (5-8) vs. Nathan Thompson (5-3)
SFL 51 America Team Challenge: Seattle vs. Central Valley
TEAM SEATTLE vs TEAM CENTRAL VALLEY
125: Liz Tracy (2-1) vs Christine Stanley (5-2)
145: Nathan Stolen (3-0) vs AJ Bryant (1-1)
170: Joey Pierotti (3-0) vs Richard Brooks (4-0)
186: Dylan Potter (4-1) vs Mike Persons (7-3)
223: Jordan Currie (7-5) vs Jordan Powell (6-6)
192: Brent Knopp (7-1) vs Josh Clark (9-3)
ABOUT BRIAN HALQUIST
Brian Halquist Productions is the Northwest premiere fight promotion company creator of the famed "Battle at the Boat" boxing series promoting more than 19 years and over 100 fights at the Emerald Queen Casino. BHP has also built the largest professional MMA series on the USA’s west coast with “Cage Sport MMA” nearing more than 50 fights. Brian Halquist Productions has promoted events for ESPN, ShowTime and HBO and featured on Showtime's historic boxing event in St Lucia, West Indies. Brian Halquist Productions has been promoting fights and concerts for over 30 years in the Pacific Northwest.