Jorgensen to Welcome Cejudo to the Octagon at UFC 177, Aug. 30

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Our own Scott Jorgensen will compete next at UFC 177, August 30. Scott will be welcoming 2008 Olympic Freestyle Wrestling gold medalist Henry Cejudo to the Octagon.

After claiming gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Cejudo retired from competition before an attempted comeback in 2012 for the London Olympics. When he was unsuccessful in his attempt for a second Olympic gold, Cejudo made the transition to MMA where he has compiled a record of 6-0.

A veteran of nearly 30 MMA bouts, with 19 of them under the Zuffa banner. Jorgensen (15-9) last competed in June, scoring a unanimous decision victory over Danny Martinez and earning “Fight of the Night” honors.

UFC 177 comes to you from Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, CA. This will be an exciting fight and a great victory for Scott!

Follow the link for more details, http://www.ufc.ca/news/UFC-Signs-Olympic-Gold-Winner-Cejudo.

Stirewalt and Billingsley added to Upcoming Events

Stephen Stirewalt and Tony Billingsley have been added to Combat Development League’s Fight Fest (July 25) and Front Street Fights 2 (August 15), respectively.

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Stirewalt (1-3) will take on Leon Taylor (1-0) in an amateur bantamweight bout. While Billingsley (3-0) is set to fight Chris Bateman (3-1) in an amateur catchweight bout of 150lb.

For more info on each of these events, go to http://cdlfights.com and http://centurylinkarenaboise.com/events/front-street-fights-2

Hempleman To Face Vila At WSOF12, August 9th

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Brandon Hempleman (9-2) makes his long awaited return to the cage August 9th, when he takes on Alexis Vila (14-4) at WSOF12 from the Hardrock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

After having several bouts fall through for a variety of reasons at WSOF10 and 11, Hempleman will look to showcase the all action style that has made him a fan favorite. Alexis Vila is a former Olympic and World medalist in freestyle wrestling and will provide Hempleman with a great test. We are looking forward to an exciting fight and a great win for Brandon!

For more info go to http://www.wsof.com.

Fighting VanHoose Brothers Victorious In Japan

Koji and Hunter VanHoose were both victorious in their recent Muay Thai bouts in Japan.

On July 5th at Differ Ariake Arena  (Tokyo, Japan), Koji won the Battle of Muay Thai (BOM) 35kg Championship belt with a unanimous decision over Nakano Shogo.

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This past weekend on July 13 at Muay Lok (Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan), his older brother, Hunter, claimed a unanimous decision victory over Ihara Matsumitsu. It should be noted, Hunter’s opponent was 30 years old, and Hunter just turned 15.

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Big things in store for these two kids!