The Full Contact Fight Federation (FCFF) is back in action on Saturday, May 13th at the Roseland Theater in downtown Portland for Rumble at the Roseland 92. The FCFF has again stacked the card with up and coming amateur fighters from across the state. This night will not only feature these exciting young athletes but will also play host to the Submission Underground 4 main card weigh-ins. That means UFC veteran Jake Shields will be in the house to weigh-in for his match against recent Bellator MMA signee and BJJ superstar Dillon Danis. If that weren’t enough to get you out of the house and down to the Roseland, UFC Hall of Famer Uriah Faber will also be in the house to weigh-in for his match against 5-time World Jiu-Jitsu Champion Paulo Miyao. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to get a picture snapped with the California Kid? This card has 10 scheduled matchups with one super fight and one title fight. The fight card is listed below.
170lb: Josh Scott (Animals MMA) vs Daniel Pesavento (Team Quest)
185lb: Devon Leslie (Oregon Martial Arts Association) vs Aaron Harvey (Mata Leao Combat Sports)
170lb: Nicky Porter (Portland, OR) vs Jantz Bullock (Impact Jiu Jitsu)
135lb: Chris Organiz (Animals MMA) vs Zach Martin (Portland Thai Boxing
155lb: Tony Savage (Echo Valor) vs Silas Yeak (Gracie Barra)
155lb: Braydon Akeo (Portland, OR) vs Zack Cox (Impact Jiu Jitsu)
155lb: Agustin Ortiz (Animals MMA) vs Brian Heenan (Straight Blast Gym)
125lb: Cody Westphal (Corvallis, OR) vs Keaneo Moyer (World Class Athletics)
170lb Superfight: Jeramy Burford (Portland Thai Boxing) vs Scott Baker (World Class Athletics)
Heavyweight Title: Jared Matthews (Bend, OR) vs Rico Martinez (503 West Coast Academy)
***Card Subject to Change
If this night of fights and famousness sounds like it’s about your speed, here are three things to watch for while you’re enjoying your night.
The Return of Keaneo Moyer
Keaneo Moyer will be making his return to the cage for the first time since a loss way back in 2014. Moyer has had several fights on the books between then and now but for one reason or another those fights never came to fruition. His return to the cage will also be his promotional debut for the FCFF. He is one of the more athletic fighters on this card; he is quick with his strikes and has confidence in his submission attempts off his back. Moyer has not proven to have the best takedown defense in his first two fights, so I would look for his opponent to try and exploit that weakness. Moyer is representing World Class Athletics and has worked very hard on his Thai Boxing in preparation for this fight, I expect him to come out fast and aggressive in this one.
A Pack of Wild Animals
Animals MMA is once again bringing a small stable of fighters to the cage for Rumble at the Roseland 92. Head coach Enoch Wilson has truly built a team worth watching down in Hubbard. On this card representing Animals will be Josh Scott, Chris Organiz, and Agustin Ortiz. While these competitors are all early in their career, the fighters from Animals consistently bring an old-school toughness that always translates in the cage. Bantamweight Chris Organiz used that toughness in his MMA debut this past March by our working his opponent from bell to bell. When you add to that toughness the speed of Organiz (4.46sec 40 yard dash), you have a devastating combination.
This might not be one of the fights and it may only take a few minutes but there is nothing more exciting to me than Jake Shields and Dillon Danis squaring off in the cage. The last time these two were at the same event, a coffee and energy drink throwing festival broke out and the Nevada State Athletic Commission had to intervene but not before Shields hit Danis with a cup of coffee. Danis clearly hasn’t forgotten about this, and it will be interesting to see just how he handles himself as they weigh in and square off. Danis isn’t one to mince words and being a teammate and coach of Conor McGregor, I’d anticipate him bringing some hot trash talk to the weigh-ins.