Sean McCorkle To Face Brian Heden In WMMA Event In El Paso, Texas March 31
Karo Parisyan vs. Thomas Denny, Lyle Beerbohm vs. Derrick Noble also on tap
Sean McCorkle will be a busy man in the month of March.
Just days before his matchup with Richard White on the undercard at Bellator 60, start-up promotion Worldwide Mixed Martial Arts, Inc. (WMMA) has announced that “Big Sexy” will take on Brian Heden at super heavyweight (above 265 pounds) in the headlining bout of the promotion’s first event, billed as a “charitable event benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2).”
The fight card is slated to take place on March 31, 2012 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX.
Former UFC star Karo “The Heat” Parisyan has been tapped to face Thomas “The Wildman” Denny in a featured welterweight (170 pounds) bout on the card and former Strikeforce star Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm, originally slated to face off with former WEC champ Jamie Varner, will now take on Derrick Noble at welterweight, according to today’s WMMA announcement.
Last month, WMMA announced that they will be hosting the inaugural event and a portion of the gate will be donated to the WWP and AW2.
“We take pride in our fights,” stated William McFarlane, President of WMMA, in a press release announcing the entire WMMA fight card. “Our fans mean the world to us and our gratitude will be shown through the events that we produce; that means the most action-packed bouts and the very best of mixed martial arts. Most importantly, it means supporting our real heroes and true fighters, our military, our soldiers, our families. This event is for them.”
Fans of WMMA will also be treated to an amazing undercard, which is set to be streamed live on WMMA’s website, www.wmmasports.com. Broadcast plans for the main card will be announced very soon.
McCorkle vs. Heden: Fighting For A Better World
Complete Main Card:
Main Event: Super Heavyweight (Above 265 pounds): Sean McCorkle vs. Brian Heden
Welterweight (170 pounds): Thomas Denny vs. Karo Parisyan
Welterweight: Lyle Beerbohm vs. Derrick Noble
Welterweight: Drew Fickett vs. Kevin Knabjian
Middleweight: Jamaine Facey vs. Willie Parks
Light Heavyweight: Rodney Wallace vs. Derrick Mehmen
Complete Preliminary Card:
Heavyweight (265 pounds): Darrill Schoonover Paul Buentello
Featherweight (145 pounds): Frank Gomez vs. Chris Gruetzemacher
Heavyweight: Deutsch Pu’u vs. Esteves Jones
Middleweight: Lionel Lanham vs. Brad Peterson