Rumble @ The Roseland 71 Preview

The Full Contact Fighting Federation (FCFF) is holding an amateur mixed martial arts event here in Portland. Since 2001, the Northwest based FCFF has been breeding some of the area's best up-and-coming fighters. They have held over 230 bouts during that time. Some of Oregon's best martial artists got their starts in the FCFF, such as the UFCs Chris Leben, Ed Herman, and Chael Sonnen. A handful of new talent looks to follow in their footsteps at Rumble @ The Roseland 71.

The fight card is stacked with 26 fights, including an astounding 6 title fights. Fans will be treated to a wide display of talent from all weight classes. The FCFF hosts some of the greatest women's MMA matches around and May 18th will be proof of that. Katie Howard (3-2) takes on Emily Corso (6-0) for the flyweight belt and Myndi Stalnaker (0-0) meets Hillary VanOrnum (2-0) in a light heavyweight title fight.

In the male bouts, there are four title fights: Brent Messineo (1-1) and Journey Newson (5-1-1) go to war for the bantamweight belt, Jose Rodriguez (1-0) takes on John Simon (3-1) for the middleweight belt, Russell Tunes (2-0) and Tyree Fortune (2-0) fight for the heavyweight belt, and Ricky Alcaraz (3-0) vs Casey Lunzman (1-0) rounds out the title fights in the super heavyweight division. On top of all of that, a super fight between Daniel Pihl (1-1) and Rod Jaques (7-7-1) at middleweight is sure to be an exciting match up. Fifty-two total fighters from local gyms, such as Portland's Team Quest, will enter the cage and hunt for a victory. Don't miss a chance to witness the entertainment.

Tickets (which range from $29-59) and additional information can be found at TheFCFF.com.


May 18, 2013 7:00 PM


8 NW Sixth Ave

Portland, Oregon


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