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James Warfield Looks to Make a Splash in Cleveland

Jake Larsen
20 May 2012
James Warfield Looks to Make a Splash in Cleveland

“Fight Night in the Flats VIII” will be invading Cleveland, Ohio Saturday June 2nd at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica. The fans will be exposed to a handful of very skilled fighters, the majority of them being from the Ohio region. Wisconsin will also be well represented by James “The Unbreakable Heavy Hitter” Warfield, who will try to interject some extra excitement into the already solid card.

Warfield (22-10) is no stranger to action-packed fights when he steps into the cage. All 22 of Warfield’s wins have come by way of early stoppage. Whether it’s submissions or stoppages, when Warfield wins, fans shouldn’t blink because they could miss an exciting finish. “The Unbreakable Heavy Hitter” is looking to turn things around after three consecutive losses, all by way of unanimous decision. It’s safe to say that Warfield does not want to see another fight go all three rounds.

Warfield’s opponent, Jason “Dynamite” Dent (22-13), is almost an identical fighter. Dent has also won all of his 22 fights by way of early stoppage. Dent also has struggled a bit as of late but is looking to get back in the winning column. “Dynamite” does not want to see this fight go the distance just as much as Warfield. These two fighters stepping into the cage is the perfect storm for a highlight real fight that should be jam-packed with action.

Most cards would have this as their headliner and have no complaints. This is far from the case for “Fight Night in the Flats VIII”. The final two fights of the night consist of two NAAFS title fights. The first of the two is in the 145lb weight class with a clash between Frank Caraballo (17-7) of Fearless Fight Team squaring off against Instigator Fight Team’s Antonio Castillo Jr. (12-3).

Along with Caraballo, Chris “The Cleveland Assassin” Lozano will put his 170lb title up against Kyle “Alley Cat” Baker (12-4). The “Alley Cat” will look to grab the title from Lozano with his heavy hands and explosive standup game. The stacked card should lead a night of fights that will get fans in Cleveland a great spectacle.

Tickets for “Fight Night in the Flats VIII” are available at General Admission: $30, VIP Table, Row 3: $50, VIP Table, Row Two: $75, VIP Table, Row One: $100, VIP Stage Table: $125, VIP Booth Seats: $60. The main card will also be broadcasted live on for $9.99. Check out the entire card for a complete listing of all the night’s fights.

Main Card

170 Title – Chris Lozano 14-4 (Evolve MMA) vs. Kyle Baker 12-4 (MMA Institute)

145 Title – Frank Caraballo 17-7 (Fearless Fight Team) vs. Antonio Castillo, Jr. 12-3 (Instigator Fight Team)

155 lbs. – James Warfield 22-10 (Chosen Few) vs. Jason Dent 22-12 (Griffon Rawl) 

155 lbs. – Dave Shepherd 9-3 (Team Takedown) vs. Joe Heiland 13-2-1 (Strong Style Fight Team)

155 lbs. – Khama Worthy 8-2 (PTT) vs. George Comer 9-1 (Griffon Rawl)

Preliminary Card

115 lbs. – Sarah McLeod 4-4-1 (Mid-America Martial Arts) vs. Amber Ignotowski 5-0 (USA Martial Arts)

135 lbs. – Tyler Saltsman 7-3 (Team Titan) vs. Jerrell Hodge 4-0 (Brick House MMA)

170 lbs. – Josh Krizan 4-1 (Wrestling Factory Cleveland) vs. Josh Lasich 3-0 (Evolve MMA)

170 lbs. – Gabe Garcia 3-0 (Fighters United) vs. Emmanuel Kangah 2-1 (True Roots MMA)

135 lbs. - Shane Valko 4-0 (The Mat Factory) vs. Ryan Arce 4-0 (Evolve MMA)

185 lbs. – John Antanitis 6-3 (Penn Hills MMA) vs. Steve Burton 7-2 (Evolve MMA)

265 lbs. – Jeff Hughes 9-2 (Evolve MMA) vs. TBA

145 lbs. – Dominic Mazzotta 4-1 (Ed Vincent MMA/Cho’s Taekwondo) vs. TBA

185 lbs. – JT Miller 1-0 (Strong Style Fight Team) vs. TBA

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20 May 2012

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