NOE vs PIZZOLATO
@ EMPIRE FIGHTS
Empire Fights announces Memphis’ only professional Mixed Martial Arts show at Agricenter International in Memphis, TN on Saturday, April 7, 2012. The Main Event will feature two of the most exciting and talented upcoming Light-heavyweight fighters in world; Strikeforce vet Jacob “Pyscho” Noe(7-1) of Memphis Judo & Jiu-Jitsu in Memphis, TN vs. Louisiana’s Gracie Barra fighter Roman “The Italian Lion” Pizzolato (6-3). Noe is on a 6 fight win streak and will be facing an opponent who is coming down from the Heavyweight division to try his hand out with the Light-Heavyweights. In addition, Empire Fights will bring 10 more stacked MMA bouts to Agricenter International to battle it out in the 30 ft. steel cage.
“This is one of the most talented Fight Cards from top to bottom in the country,’ said promoter David Ferguson. “All the top fighters in the Mid-South are represented in this lineup.”
The Co-Main Event will feature two incredible Middleweight warriors: Empire vet Derek Lehmann(2-0) of Memphis, TN vs. Strikeforce vet Chris Hawk (4-9) of Memphis, TN . Lehmann, an Army Ranger who had an impressive 19-1 record as anamateurfighter trains out of Memphis Judo &Jiu-Jitsu and is on a 2 fight winning streak. His opponent, Chris Hawk, is very heavy-handed and a very proficient striker and always looks to compete against the best. Hawk will likely look to keep this fight standing in hopes of a KO.
Headlining the undercard will be an exciting clash between two tough Middleweight warriors Bellator & Empire vet Abe Wilson (2-3) of Team Pincer in Memphis, TN vs. Mike Ward (0-2) from Native Nation in Ft. Smith, AR. Wilson is one of the most feared strikers in the Mid-South and was the recipient of January’s Fight of the Night bonus. He has years of Kickboxing experience as well as extensive grappling training. Ward is heavy handed but prefers the ground game. This could be your classic Striker vs. Grappler matchup that consistently brings excitement.
Other popular area fighters slated to be on this show: Millington’s own KO King Jeremiah Trundle (6-1) who’s 5 of 6 victories have been by vicious KOin the 1st rd, Enoch Bricker (pro debut) of BrickhouseMMA in Paragould, AR, Omar Sutton (0-2) of Clinch Works in Memphis, TN as well as many other top fighters.