Mixed Fighting Championship (mfc)returns With Usa Vs. Japan;alvarez Leads American Contingent
From the event’s promoter:
Mixed Fighting Championship (MFC)
Returns with USA vs. Japan;
Alvarez Leads American Contingent
Live from the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, November 5th, 2005 marks the return of the east coast’s fastest growing MMA event, the Mixed Fighting Championship. In its eagerly anticipated fifth installment, MFC continues its unique brand of international cross-over competition with USA vs. Japan, and has extended its invitation to eight of each nation’s warriors to meet in the famous MFC ring.
Representing the USA, MFC star Eddie Alvarez returns on the heels of his dominating turn against Russian Red Devil Danila Veselov at MFC’s 4 Russia vs. USA. This explosive Fight Factory representative and 2-Time All American wrestler continues to test both chins and wills with his fast, accurate hands and superior showmanship. Opponent Daisuke "13" Hanazawa, hailing from Japan’s Cobra Kai Academy, battled Rich Clementi for three grueling rounds at MFC 3′s USA vs. the World. Will he be able to keep up with leather-wielding welterweight Alvarez?
8-1 Massachusetts native Joe Lauzon joins the MFC’s ranks coming off a speedy eleven second TKO victory at AFC 13. This Team Aggression member will meet Japan’s SHOOTO veteran Hiroyuki Abe, one of the few to ever best Alexandre Franca Nogueira, in a heated featherweight showdown.
Also on the card, American Top Team heavyweight Wilson Gouveia takes on Japanese wrestler Yusuke Masuda of the Abe Ani Combat Club, while Advanced Fighting Solution’s and "Burmese Boxing" veteran Chris MacGrath will look to trade with Abe Ani’s Shinichi "BJ" Kojima in a bantamweight battle.
MFC 5: USA vs. Japan
Eddie Alvarez vs. Daisuke Hanazawa
Additional fights will be announced shortly, along with the return of the MFC Challenge, which offers its stage to the brightest newcomers the Northeast has to offer.
Tickets are available now and can be purchased directly through the Taj Mahal Box Office (609-449-5150) and through all Ticketmaster locations (1-800-736-1420 or on line at www.ticketmaster.com)