Kevin Garvey sent along the following information:
Evolution Fighting Championships 7â€™s card is finalized. There will be 16 big fights on the card, with 3 titles on the line. The show takes place this Saturday, August 27, at the Rahway Rec Center in Rahway, New Jersey. Doors open at 5:00pm and the event begins at 6:00pm.
In the main event, Ben Syers takes on Caleb Solano in a long awaited showdown that has fans buzzing. Syers is reigning and defending Evolution FC champion and Solano is the man who wants to take his belt. Promoter Steven Katz, who is also the Evolution Fighting matchmaker, is excited about this match up.
â€œTheyâ€™ve both been working their striking,â€ said Katz. â€œTheyâ€™ve both been working their takedowns and takedown defense. As far as their training, as far as their striking to grappling, theyâ€™re both pretty much equally focused. Technically speaking, who has the better striking or who has the advantage in striking, that weâ€™ll see Saturday night. Theyâ€™ve both shown the willingness to step up and bang and throw shots. Itâ€™s a great fight and Iâ€™m glad itâ€™s on my show.â€
In the co-main event, Mark Agnew was supposed to be fighting for the vacant 147 pound title against Dwayne Holman, but heâ€™s out of the country and wonâ€™t be back in time. So Team Renegade fight Taylor Costantino, Syersâ€™s teammate, has stepped up to take his place and challenge Holman. Costantinoâ€™s decision to fight has impressed Steve Katz.
â€œYou got a 19 year old kid, with one fight, who is coming off that victory,â€ Katz explained. â€œHeâ€™s been prepared to fight for some time now. I had trouble matching him up in March, the fights fell through. It was just bad luck. Then in June he was on deck at the Asylum and the show gets cancelled after six fights and he doesnâ€™t get to fight. Now this comes along and he steps up to take it. Dwayne Holmanâ€™s been boxing a long time. Heâ€™s got remarkably good hands, good footwork. And Taylor steps up to take the fight.â€
In the third title bout, this one for the 126 pound strap, Caleb Solanoâ€™s brother Ariel takes on Mike Colon. This match too is going to be a barnburner.
â€œBoth of these guys have something to prove in this fight,â€ Katz said. â€œSo thatâ€™s going to be another great fight, 126 pounds, for that belt, which is vacant. And the contenders for that belt, Iâ€™ve got a lot of guys fighting between 130-135 pounds that can make 126.â€
The entire card is stacked, and Katz has been getting a lot of positive feedback from fans.
â€œIâ€™m really happy with the card,â€ he said. â€œIâ€™ve got a great card here. Iâ€™ve gotten comments, emails and online notices about the fight card. People are looking forward to it.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 718-607-4158. The fights begin at 6:00pm. Doors open at 5:00pm at the Rahway Rec Center, 275 East Milton Avenue, Rahway, New Jersey, 07065. For fans who canâ€™t make it to the venue, the fights will also be broadcast on GoFightLive.tv.
Here is the complete card:
Frank Buenafuente vs Mike Hanrahan
Herney Herrera vs Brayan Moncada
Angel Arroyo vs Christopher Jeffry
Dave You vs Billy Mac Nair
Joseph Curcio vs Peter Lampasona
Peter Sarter vs Ruben Ayala
Jay Velasco vs Westley Chow
Daniel Carbonel vs Melvis Figueroa
Hugh McKenna vs Aldo Eguia
Ramy Awad vs Richard Delgado
Rafal Niewiarowski vs Rashid Evans
Adam Que vs Gladstone Allen
Marcin Wyka vs Chris Edmund
Ariel Solano vs Mike Colon -- 126 pound title fight
Dwayne Holman vs Taylor Costantino --147 pound title fight
Ben Syers vs Caleb Solano â€“ 140 pound title fight
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