Check out the press release for the upcoming UWC show:
Ultimate Warrior Challenge (UWC) Bantamweight World Champion Mike “The Hulk” Easton (9-1) will defend his belt against dangerous cage veteran Ryan “Lion” Diaz (17-11) on May 22 in Virginia. Several other familiar faces to UWC fans are scheduled to compete on the card featuring up to 10 total fights. They include Easton’s teammates Timothy (formerly Reshad) Woods and Ron “Choir Boy” Stallings, local female favorite Iman “Mannie” Achhal and a match between high-flying featherweight John “The Magician” Dodson and Virginia’s own undefeated Jessie “Mountain Man” Riggleman.
Easton, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt fighting out of Maryland-based Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts, possesses weapons led by his powerful striking and solid submissions which he has utilized in posting nine wins in ten bouts. Currently ranked 25th in the world by the USA TODAY / SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings, the D.C. native has successfully defended his championship twice since defeating Justin Robbinstow for the belt on February 21, 2009. He remains a crowd favorite with his attractive fighting style, easygoing nature outside of the cage and an infectious enthusiasm for the sport.
Diaz enters the championship bout with world-class experience as a former two-time King of the Cage world champion and Canadian muay thai Champion, among other accolades achieved during his ten-year pro career. Originally from Canada now fighting out of Arizona Combat Sports, he has notable fights against Abel Cullum, Nam Phan, Eddie Yagin, Steve Claveau, Kola Koka, and Thierry Quenneville while competing in top promotions such as Shooto, Superbrawl, Shootboxing Japan, K-U Japan and Abu Dhabi.
UWC founder and CEO S. Marcello Foran announced UWC 8 JUDGEMENT DAY is scheduled for Saturday, May 22, 2010 at George Mason University’s Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. Tickets, starting at only $28.50, are on sale and can be purchased at all area Ticketmaster outlets and through www.ticketmaster.com.
Special Guest Appearance and autograph signing with Kris “Savage” McCray and Jamie Yager from the hit SPIKE TV show TUF – The Ultimate Fighter Season 11, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, and Leonard Garcia of the WEC, and more. Fore more information or to purchase UVIP and VIP packages visit the official UWC website www.uwcmma.com .