This week is promising to be a very exciting week for North Texas fight fans! Wednesday February 15 is the kick off night for UFC on Fuel TV with an impressive card. The headline fight is Jake Ellenberger vs. Diego Sanchez.
Ellenberger is a Nebraska native, returning to fight Sanchez in front of local family, friends, & fans. In September 2009, Jake got his first shot in the UFC when he lost to the newly named UFC interim welterweight champ, Carlos Condit. Ellenberger has a strong wrestling past & is studying BJJ. Diego “The Dream” Sanchez is expecting a “war” in his fight against Ellenberger & that’s why he signed up! Sanchez is a black belt in Gaidojutsu; a martial art founded by Greg Jackson, which combines wrestling & kickboxing basics with judo locks. Diego trains at Jackson’s school in NM with the likes of the undisputed UFC welter champ (GSP) & the interim champ (Condit). This match up should prove to be an entertaining battle between Ellenberger & Sanchez. Tune in to Fuel TV Wednesday night!
A few days after the fights in Nebraska on February 18th right here in North Texas, the Xtreme Knockout will kick off its 2012 season with the XKO 14 live in Arlington! If you can’t make it out to Arlington for the fights, they will broadcast live on TXA 21 at 9pm. For all local MMA fans this is an exciting & promising event! The main event on the card is Ciprian Hangan vs. Jay Jay Sanchez. Hangan holds the honors of 2011 XKO “Knockout of the Year” with 2 devastating knockouts in his last 2 XKO appearances. Both Ciprian & Jay Jay are fast rising XKO stars & their match up is highly anticipated by XKO fans! With other local favorites like Donnie Bell, Keith Miner, Brad Cox, Hayward “The Hybrid” Charles, Burt McDonald & more- every viewer is sure to find someone to “fight” alongside during the event. If you’re looking for something to do this Saturday night & a local/live broad cast fight sounds like a good idea, come join DOM as we watch the fighters battle it out! For more info on the XKO 14 event go to www.xtremeknockout.com & we hope to see you out in Arlington this weekend! (or better yet- just tune in to TXA 21 at 8pm!)
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