Chris Camozzi and Joey Villasenor to Headline Shark Fights 15 in Albuquerque, NM on May 27
Popular Texas based mixed martial arts fight promotion company, Shark Fight Promotions, announced yesterday that Shark Fights 15 will be the first of many Shark Fight events that will be held outside of their home state of Texas. Shark Fights 15 will take place on Friday, May 27 at the Santa Anna Star Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. UFC veteran Chris Camozzi and Strikeforce veteran Joey Villasenor will headline the event.
Chris Camozzi (14-4-0) is looking to bounce back after a recent submission loss to Kyle Noke at UFC 127. Prior to UFC 127, the hard hitting middleweight was on a four fight win streak. Comozzi has fought for notable fight organizations on both the local and national level and has been featured on HDNet Fights on numerous occasions. Camozzi was also a competitor in the eleventh season of The Ultimate Fighter in 2010 (Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz). Although he had to withdraw from the show due to injury, he returned for the shows finale, defeating James Hammortree via unanimous decision.
His opponent, Strikeforce veteran Joey “Smokin Joe” Villasenor (27-8-0), looks to get back on the winning track after suffering two consecutive losses, including a recent loss to Danillo Villefort at Shark Fights 13. Prior to Shark Fights 13, Villasenor snapped a four-fight win streak (the second-longest of his career) with a unanimous-decision loss to Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza at "Strikeforce St. Louis: Heavy Artillery. Villasenor, who holds notable wins over A-list fighters such as Riki Fukuda, Ryan Jensen, Phil Baroni and Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos, plans to redeem himself on May 27 by defeating Camozzi.
Shark Fight Promotions will be announcing the full Shark Fight 15 fight card soon! The event will take place on Friday, May 27 at the Santa Anna Star Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Doors open at 5:00pm MT. Fights start at 6:30 pm MT. Tickets are available online at www.sharkfights.com and www.santaanastarcenter.com. Fans can also purchase tickets at the Santa Ana Center Box Office and the Santa Ana Star Casino Rewards Desk. Stay tuned for fight broadcast details!
For more information on Shark Fight Promotions, please visit www.sharkfights.com.