TOP MMA SCHOOLS COMPETE , Live Music, Drink Specials, Dance, Skate Competitions, Art, Food & Fun !
Joa Felipe de Oliveira (Gracie Barra HB) Vs. Denis Gomes (Lion’s Den)
Tonya Evinger (Urijah Faber Ultimate Fitness) Vs. Avery Vilche
Bruno Paulista (Ralph Gracie OC) Vs. Mike Tomacelli (Joe Moreira)
Steve Martines (Millenia) Vs. Ashe Bowman (Lion’s Den)
Hector “The Real Deal” Carrillo (Lotus Club) Vs. Rocky Battestini (Lion’s Den)
Carlos Farias (Lion’s Den) Vs. Buddy Roberts (Lion’s Den)
Luciano Bandeira (Lotus Club) Vs. Ricardo Arrivabene (Rigan Machado)
Pro Skater Pat Channita
PARTY with the ATHLETES Saturday Dec.13
Ashe "The Archer" Bowman
Ashe began training in martial arts at the age of 15, studying Karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Ashe passed Ken Shamrock’s infamous tryouts and became a part of the Elite Lion’s Den Team in 2000. Ashe is known for his arsenal of diverse leg locks and ground game.
“Big Dog” Benny Henderson Jr.
Heavyweight boxing contender, sports writer, and commentator “Big Dog” Benny Henderson Jr. is admired and adored by those who follow professional boxing. As lead writer for Doghouse Boxing & Convicted Artist, feature writer for Max Fighting and Corner Commentator for Corner Chatter. Benny Henderson has met, interviewed and commentated on world renowned boxers like Evander Holyfield, Juan Diaz, Vernon Forrest, Lamon Brewster, Jameel McCline, Steve Forbes, and Shannon Briggs.
Bruno “ Mamute” Paulista
Fighting out of the Ralph Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Team/ Gracie Barrera. Pulista is 6’5” 220 lbs and at only 24 years old has competed and won a number of Jiu-Jitsu titles including the Fabio Santos Tournament and No-Gi World Championships. Paulista will be taking on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu artist Mike Tomacelli
Brooke Jena Lewis
The Fabulously Funny Comedian Lewis’s multifaceted talents is
what landed her in the Jam Entertainment’s Stars of Comedy
tour. She has performed with Mo Collins (Mad TV, 40 Year Old Virgin), Andy Dick (Employee of the Month), Chris Reid (House Party), John Diresta (Miss Congeniality,
How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days, Hammered), Eric Schwartz (BET, Showtime, The Tonight Show), Rick Martinez, Joey Diaz, Jeff Garcia and countless others.
Cliff ‘Magic’ Thomas
Born with a hole in his heart the size of a silver dollar and after being operated on at age six, his parent’s were informed that hemight live to age fourteen if he did no strenuous activity. All the ‘Magic Man’ did was win seven world kickboxing championships in five different weight divisions, in the heyday of kickboxing. He won his first world championship as a 20-1 underdog to undefeated champion Gordon Franks via a 3rd round knockout. He has been on NBC, ESPN, a few movies and in martial arts magazines and many hall-of-fames.
David Rodriguez 30-0 (28 KO’s)
Rodriguez is a power punching powerhouse of a heavyweight who has devoured all in his pathway in his time as a pro. Since making his debut the winter of 1998, “Nino” has banged out an unblemished record, earning himself a consecutive twenty-nine win streak, Rodriguez has knocked out twenty-seven of his foes, and twenty-three of his knock out victims never made it out of the first round. Rodriguez has been featured in Ring Magazine, along with various other magazines, and websites, and has tacked on the Texas State, New Mexico State heavyweight titles, and was recently crowned the WBC Mexico heavyweight champion.
Giva “The Arm Collector” Santana (11-1)
Givanildo Santana is two times World Champion and once World Champion Master; MMA Champion in Korea. In addition he is in the Lotus Club, San Paolo. Giva has is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Giva will be going head to head against Lion’ Den Elite Team Fighter Denis Gomes.
Henry Durand Tillman
The only man to beat Mike Tyson twice as an amateur, then going on to win a heavyweight Gold Medal for the United States in the 1984 Summer Olympics.
Boxing Trainer for the "The Contendor TV Series" season 4. 1980 John began his amateur boxing career and eventually would win seven national titles, with an outstanding record of 124-12. Bray had his most notable win as an amateur winning his second ever gold medal at the U.S. Olympic Festival in Los Angeles against Melvin Foster. John would receive his gold medal alongside future world Champions Oscar De la Hoya and Raul Marquez.
Bray turned professional in 1992 and had a final record of 15-3-2. John had the opportunity to be mentored by historic trainers such as Angelo Dundee, Richie Giachetti, George Benton, Tommy Brooks, Joe Goosen and Lou Duva. John later retired and served as sparring partners for Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, and Mike McCallum. Bray then suffered a near fatal stroke and he walked away from boxing with the notion that he would never return.
John did return to boxing and started training fighters and led Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero to the IBF Featherweight Championship and Miguel Espino to the WBC CABOFE Championship.
Ken Shamrock (26-13-2)
The name Ken Shamrock is synonymous with tough, and for years the UFC hall of famer has proven his ability as a solidified tough guy competing in the octagon. A pioneer of the UFC and Pancrase, Shamrock has locked heads with the likes of Masakatsu Funaki, battled in two unforgettable throw downs against Royce Gracie, and defeated the likes of Bas Rutten, Dan Severn and Kimo Leopoldo. Shamrock, who was the first UFC super fight champion, also competed in the WWF and TNA. Known as the world’s most dangerous man, Ken has lead the Lion’s Den to battle as well as participating in the Ultimate Fighter as a coach.
Joe “Diesle” Riggs
Eleven-time Champion and UFC veteran Joe “Diesel” Riggs (28-10), who will be battling the undefeated KOTC veteran Chad Davis (4-0), in what surely be a hell of throw down. Riggs, who has competed in the KOTC, RITC, ECS, IFC, Strikeforce and the UFC, has gone head to head against the likes of Kendall Grove, Diego Sanchez, Nick Diaz and Matt Hughes, and the “Diesel” aims to steam roll his competition come fight night. Although his opponent, Chad Davis, is not a house hold name, the tough as nails Davis, has his eyes set on using Riggs as a stepping stone to the lime light.
No Limits Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter and head coach. Prado has an extensive background in martial arts. Black belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Moises Muradi with the infamous Lotus Club Federation out of Sao Paulo Brazil. Juliano also competes in MMA fighting and is a former Gladiator Challenge Champion, veteran of the King of the Cage, Rumble on the Reservation Tournament Fights, and PFC.
Manny “The Mangler” Tapia
Undefeated Southern California mixed martial arts warrior and KOTC Bantamweight
Millenia Jiu Jitsu World Champion. Manny “The Mangler” Tapia will show the world once again what he is made of this December when he goes after WEC Champion Miguel
Torres for the WEC 135 lb. title.
Miguel 'Angel Espino 19-2-1 (28 KO's)
Current WBC CABOFE Middleweight Champion.North Hollywood, CA He was placed on the West Coast Team in reality tv show "The Contender", then matched against the high-ranked boxer Peter Manfredo who had been reinstated into the show by popular vote amongst the contestants.
Heavyweight Jiu-Jitsu artist Mike Tomacelli of Mike Tomacelli Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA Academy will be fighting Bruno Paulista on December 13th.
Mike Van Arsdale (8-5)
An American mixed martial artist & Iowa Wrestling Hall of Famer who has competed in the UFC, IVC and American Fighting League. Heavyweight Mike Van Arsdale is eying a comeback after two-and-a-half years away from fighting. Van Arsdale won eight of his first nine bouts, but a loss to Randy Couture marked the beginning of a losing streak with a final appearance in 2006. Van Arsdale will be competing in “Battle of Orange County”.
Pro Skateboarder With solid, powerful technical street skills, Pat has helped to redefine contest skating.
He knows where he is going and is one of the most together pros out there. He goes by other monikers such as 'The Master' and 'The P.A.T.
Rick “The Holy Terror” Reeves
Elite Lion’s Den Fighter. Trains in Karate/ MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Undefeated as a fighter under the Intercontinental Fight League.
Roberto "Spider" Traven
2x Time World BJJ Champion, 1999 Abu-Dhabi Absolute Champion MMA Veteran. Traven started BJJ when he was 16 years old under Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti.
In 1996, Dave began Streetluging in southern California. By 1999, he was a Gold Medal winner at the ESPN X-Games as well as the Extreme Games in Australia. David has continued to be extremely successful over the years and is currently the #1 Streetluge rider in the world.
In 2002, Dave changed focus from street luge to Downhill Standup Skateboarding. Dave attempts at downhill standup have been very successful as well. Gold Medalist, ESPN X-Games - Street Luge Silver Medalist, ESPN X-Games - Street Luge
Gold Medalist, Extreme Games, Australia - Street Luge 2 time Gold Medalist.
Free style motocross pioneer, legend and rider. Today Faisst continues to compete and has won medals in both the X Games, Winter X Games, and Gravity Games. Faisst has proven himself a leader in the world of motocross and has played an important role in many action sports moments including MTV’s Sports and Music Festival, Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huck Jam, Krusty Demons of Dirt World Tour, and Action Sports Tour.
Ross “The Boss” Puritty
Former WBC Heavyweight Champion. Over 50 heavyweight fights under his belt, Puritty is one of three boxers who has defeated the current infamous heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Today Ross Puritty is mentoring inner city troubled youths and teaches them the values of self discipline, responsibility
and the art of boxing. Puritty has made an impact and continues to change their lives and keeping them out of trouble.
NFL Football offensive lineman of the rejuvenated Arizona Cardinals in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2002. He played college football at Arizona State University.
Tommy Morrison 48-3-1 (42 KO’s)
Morrison, better known as “The Duke” , has awed the fans throughout his time in the boxing world. From tough man contests around the Midwest, all the way to a world champion title, Tommy Morrison has done, seen and just about conquered all with his slugging style. The former two time world heavyweight champion is known for his massive left hook, Morrison has defeated the likes of James Tillis (1st R. TKO), George Foreman (Earning Morrison the WBO heavyweight title) and Donovan Ruddock (6th R. TKO), in his time as a pro. And all though Morrison was away from the sport of boxing, the Rocky V star has stepped back in the ropes earning himself back to back knock outs in his search for another world heavyweight title.
East Coast shaping sensation Tommy M
Tommy Moore of Tommy Moore Shapes. Shaped boards for surfing legends like Sunny Garcia, Christian Fletcher, Matt Beacham, Wes Lane, and Chris Culpin, Noah Snyder, Brendan Petticrue, Ben Mcbrian, Ben Bourgeois, Pat Emery, Jeff Myers, Mark Holder, Aamian Goodwin, and Granger Clark.
Victor "Joe Boxer" Valenzuela
The new KOTC welterweight champion has shown his opponents and the world what it takes to be a champion and an exciting fighter. Fighting out of Millenia Jiu Jitsu in Rancho Cucamonga, CA Joe Boxer is one of the first professional boxers to make his way and his name into MMA (Mixed martial Arts)
Vernon “Tiger” White
In a career that has lasted over 14 years, Vernon White has established himself to be one of the more versatile and skilled masters of the mixed martial arts. He is recognized globally for no less than 16 different promotions during his long career (Pancrase, WVC, Fighter Extreme, SF, IFL, Extreme Fighting, WFA, WEC, Valor Fighting, King of the Cage, WMMAA, Pride, WPC, Caged Combat, and of course the UFC). A veteran of over 50 fights, he is as experienced as any man alive. In a sport where many competitors
are sprinters, he is most definitely a long-distance runner.