Gormley to face Miocic at CV9 in Canton – Updated Fight Card
3/31/11 (North Canton, OH): Two time UFC veteran Chase Gormley (7-1) has been added to the Caged Vengeance 9 fight card and will face Stipe Miocic (9-0) as part of the NAAFS 4-man pro series heavyweight tournament set to begin on April 16th in Canton, Ohio.
Gormley, who faced UFC standouts Brendan Shcaub at UFC Live on Versus and Stefan Struve at UFC 104, holds wins over former King of the Cage champions Jon Murphy and Eric Pele. Gormley will make the trip from Huntington Beach (CA) to replace the injured Mike Wessel who was originally scheduled to face Miocic.
Caged Vengeance 9 will also feature many of the sports premier fighters including Canton’s own Nick “The Savage” Duell (17-4-1) who will defend his NAAFS welterweight title against TUF and Bellator vet, Kevin Knabjian (9-5-1). Also slated to fight on April 16th is undefeated middleweight prospect Travis “The Terror” Clark (10-0) who makes his NAAFS debut against former title contender Mickey Hughes (8-6) along with Bellator star and former NAAFS middleweight champion Chris “The Assassin” Lozano (11-2) who returns to the NAAFS fresh of his main event stint on MTV just a few weeks ago.
The NAAFS womens series will also be on display April 16th when Canton native and top ranked female Rachel “The Rage” Dovidio (4-1) returns home to face Chandra Engel (6-4) and Ronda Gale (4-2) collides with Lylna Thao (6-4) in what promises to be an exciting night of action.
Caged Vengeance 9 full fight card:
Pro Series Featured Bouts
170 lbs title – Nick “The Savage” Duell 17-4-1 (Strong Style Fight Team) vs Kevin Knabjian 9-5-1 (Midwest Training Center)
170 lbs – Chris “The Cleveland Assassin” Lozano 11-2 (Strong Style Fight Team) vs Edward O’Daniel 8-3 (Walker MMA)
155 lbs – Terry Blackwell 5-1 (Team Instigator) vs Tony “Mexican Muscle” Castillo 8-1 (Toledo, OH)
265 lbs – Stipe Miocic 9-0 (Strong Style Fight Team) vs Chase Gormley 7-1 (Kings MMA)
185 lbs – Travis “The Terror” Clark 10-0 (Evolve MMA) vs Mickey Hughes 8-6 (H20 MMA/Mainstreet MMA)
265 lbs – Bobby Brents 8-1 (Team Warrior Concepts) vs Antoine “Herc” Hayes 9-5 (Chicago, Ill)
185 lbs – John “The Bullet” Fields 5-6 (Team Instigator) vs TBA
Preliminary Amateur Undercard
135 lbs – Rachel “The Rage” Dovidio 4-1 (Independent) vs Chandra Engel 5-3 (American Muscle)
145 lbs - RJ Buck 8-2 (Independent) vs Tony Metsch 4-0 (Team Impact/Mainstreet/H2O)
115 lbs – Ronda Gale 4-2 (Dungeon MMA) vs Lylna Thao 6-4 (TCB Fight Factory)
145 lbs – Tyler Saltsman 4-1 (Team Titan) vs Bhrandon Poindexter 5-4 (Evolve MMA)
155 lbs – Aaron Bartow 4-0 (Team Instigator) vs William Algeo 2-0 (Team Titan)
185 lbs – Kurt Lemmon 3-0 (Dungeon MMA) vs Mike Garcher 4-1 (Powerhouse Gym)
265 lbs – Terry Smith 5-3 (Team Instigator) vs Nathan Bryant 7-4 (Ground Zero)
205 lbs - Pat Schottenheimer 2-0 (Team Instigator) vs Jerry France 0-0 (Pikes Peak Combat Sports)
155 lbs – Jeff Kashdan 1-1 (Team Instigator) vs Dylan King 1-0 (Dungeon MMA)
170 lbs – Adam Warmath 0-0 (Team Instigator) vs Al Calabrese 0-0 (Independent)
*All bouts subject to change
Tickets for NAAFS Caged Vengeance 9 start at just $22 are available at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Canton Civic Center box office and all ticket master outlets. Caged Vengeance 9 is sponsored by B3 Enterprises, Mr John P Lennon, Intimidation Clothing, Tim Lally Chevrolet, Discount Drug Mart, the US Marines, Diamonds Mens Club, Skinvasion Tattoos and the Ferrucio Law Firm. For more information on NAAFS Caged Vengeance 9, fans can log on to www.NAAFS.tv.