Jul 192011

Locked in the Cage MMA Thursday Night Fights 2Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia’s longest running mixed martial arts league will present Locked in the Cage: Thursday Night Fights 2 on August 4th, just 2 days before UFC 133 comes to town.  And with a city full of fight fans hungry for high speed violence, Locked in the Cage has pulled out all the stops.

In a main event that would fit comfortably on the show happening at the Wells Fargo center two days later, Wilson Reis (12-3) will square off with Farkhad Sharipov (13-3).  Wilson is a Brazilian-born BJJ black belt, reigning EliteXC Featherweight Champion, and a veteran of two Bellator 145 Lbs tournaments.  Sharipov’s credentials are just as impressive as a former Russian National wrestling team member and as the first Kyrgyzstan national freestyle wrestling champion.  The two ground fighting specialists will meet at a 140 Lbs catchweight.

To further entice amateur wrestling fans, American Olympic team alternate and current University of Pennsylvania assistant coach Kyle Cerminara (1-0) will come in fresh from winning last weekend’s Bellator try-outs in Hamilton, NJ to face journeyman John Doyle (9-17).  Muay Thai world champion Rami “The Arabian Nightmare” Ibrahim will return to MMA action, as will New York’s Joey Gambino (6-0), who will put his undefeated record on the line.  Also in action will be Philadelphia’s Tuan “Kid Thunder” Pham (3-4), who will look to inject himself into the top of the bantamweight division when he hooks up with Brandon Inskeep (4-6).

In the amateur undercard, the Locked in the Cage Featherweight Title is on the line when Alex Davydov (4-0) meets Ryan Cafaro (2-2).  All six feet and five inches of Justin “Homicide” Haskell (1-0) returns to the scene of the crime when he tries to reenact his Thursday Night Fights 1 performance, this time against 6’4″ Bruce Fenimore (1-0).  Plus 8 more amateur bouts featuring the next generation of Philadelphia’s fighting champions.

Tickets for this show start at $40, any one who shows their UFC 133 ticket when buying their Locked in the Cage ticket will get $10 off admission.  Card subject to change.  For more information visit www.lockedinthecage.com, and join the action at www.facebook.com/lockedinthecagemma.

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