With two sold-out shows in 2011, Extreme Fight Challenge quickly established itself as one of New Jersey’s ultimate proving grounds for young amateur MMA fighters whose drive to become the best meant they need to face the best. And now, with its third event coming January 21, EFC promoter Hani Darwish promises to deliver once again a show with “100 percent action-packed fights,” he said.
“We put on wars in the cage, for sure,” Darwish said. “You’re definitely going to get what you pay for.” Just like in his first two events, Darwish plans to match up fighters evenly, so that every fight is a battle. “Are they really rising stars? Are they really talents from the area? Let’s see,” he said.
The event will be held at St. Gerard’s Parish, a venue where every seat feels like you’re right on top of the action. “The local area here, everybody is into the sport,” Darwish said, recalling that at the first two EFC events, “if you were in the crowd, the building was shaking, the people were going nuts.”
Hit the jump to check out the full card for this weekend’s event!
Brian Gil vs Cory Smith
Alexandre Paulino vs David Zennario
Gabriel Ruiz vs Michael Giannone
Robert Flores vs James Argott
Gilbert Patrocino vs Irwing Rivera
Mike LaPlaca vs Julio Gaspar
Teddy Land vs Corey Bleaken
Giancarlo Borletti vs Artur Zysk
Terence McDonald vs Cilio Ribeiro, Jr.
Barat Jan vs Chris Keller
Tony Dickerson vs Wesley Carvalho
Gil Isabel vs Ray Bartee
Mike Antonio vs Derek Gleixner
James Curry vs TBD
Rolando Torres vs TBD
Melvis Figueroa vs TBD