Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting returns to Crystal Gardens Banquet Center January 18th

Press Release: December 15th, 2012 -  As Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting (WXC) prepares to kick off the Season 5 of the Amateur World Championships, the location for the Championship finals have now been set and WXC announced today the promotion will return to Crystal Gardens Event Center in Southgate, Michigan on Friday, January 18th, 2013 to host the the 5th Annual "Night of Champions" known for what WXC and all those involved refer to as the Super Bowl of Amateur Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). All year long the WXC champions have been tested and strongest qualifiers from season 4 have risen to the top to challenge for the WXC gold and the shot of being named the top fighter in their respected weight class. This event is the only event you will have all WXC Championship Belts on the line, all in one day. Tickets for WXC 42 are on sale now and can be purchased at www.wxclive.com and from the Crystal Gardens box office. WXC 42 will air LIVE pay-per-view on www.watchwxc.com as always, the show will go live at 7:30pm with hosts Joey Russio and WXC President Jeff Pitock.

The feature fight is one for the books. You have the WXC Lightweight Champion Keith Bullock, coming of 3 solid wins, challenging the WXC Featherweight Champion Deven "Bad News" Brown, who was set to start making waves in the pro's, but put on hold because no call-out can go unanswered in Browns eyes. "This fight is shaping up to be the fan favorite," said, Michael Pedenelli, Matchmaker and Vice President of WXC. 

Other Champion bouts spectators will have the chance to see Friday night is Eric Madill 26-4 coming from Northern Michigan, vs. WXC Light Heavyweight Champion John Slayton 9-7 of Monroe, Michigan. Then you will have the WXC Welterweight Champion Joshua Pouget 10-4 of Newport, Michigan, defending his belt against  Nick Sondergeld 27-14 of Toledo, Ohio. Fans will also have the chance to see the WXC Cruiserweight Champion Josh Parisian, 8-3 of Howell, Michigan, defend his belt for the first time since his unbelievable come back from a horrific beating from John Kish, of Port Huron, Michigan, in November 2012 to become champion, Parisian will meet a familiar face from the 2011 Night of Champions, Andrew Morton, 5-2 of Westland, Michigan. Morton and Parisian went all 3 round with a back and forth war that ended leaving it up to the judges where Parisian claimed the win.
Moving on to the smaller weight class champions as you will have the Flyweight Championship, In October, Thomas Fudoli, 8-1 of Carleton, Michigan, lost his spot as WXC champion and his flawless record to Jesse Bazzi, 11-4 of Detroit, Michigan, making Bazzi the new WXC's Flyweight Champion. Bazzi accepted the re-match proposed by Fudoli as stating, "going into that fight with a head cold is what lost me the fight," and given the chance to prove that was the issue it wouldn't happen again! Bazzi in a statement says, "the outcome will be the same." Next, we have the WXC Bantamweight Championship winning the belt in October. Jordan Mcguire, 6-0, still carrying an undefeated record over a 2nd round finish with Mike Sindone, 9-4 of South Rockwood, Michigan, will be what some are calling his biggest test of his career as he is challenged by Michigan's Northern and WXC's newcomer Jake Lamb, 11-1, who is ecoed as being one of the Northern's best Bantamweights to date. More Fight Card information at www.wxclive.com
“From Adam Trombley of Dundee, Michigan vs.Gary Conradson of Monroe, Michigan in the 2010 Fight of the Year to Michael Wojciechowski of Brighton, Michigan delivering a devastating performance win over Ray Rocheleau of Wayne, Michigan in 2011, The Crystal Gardens Event Center has been witness to some of our greatest WXC moments and I expect nothing but the same January 18th at WXC 42,” said WXC President Jeff Pitock. "This is our 5th event like this and since day one it has always sold out," said event partner and Co. Promoter Norbert Pasztor, "so I am expecting nothing less."
Ticket are $20.00 in advance, $25.00 day of, $45.00 Cageside and $300 VIP Tables at Crystal Gardens box office, www.wxclive.com or by calling 734-799-1136. Venue Location is 16703 Fort Street, Southgate, MI 48195. Doors open at 6:30pm Friday, January 18th and Fights start at 8:00pm.
Can't make it to the event? Join us for our live pay-per-view for $14.99 on www.watchwxc.com at 7:30pm on Fight night.
For more information, visit www.wxclive.com, follow WXC on Twitter @wxcmma, follow WXC President Jeff Pitock @Jeffpitock and check out WXC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WXCMMA

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

WXC 40 “UPRISING” highlighted by Mcguire-Sindone title matchup

For Immediate Release

The Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting brings its first card of the 2012 fall season to life on Friday, Oct. 19th, and it is sure to be a night of electrifying, high-impact action.

WXC 40: Uprising will take place at the Wayne Tree Manor Banquet Center in Wayne, MI and air live on WXC PPV at www.watchwxc.com  throughout the United States beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET/8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT (check full details at www.wxclive.com). WXC 40 will then air on tape-delay in January on multiple networks (also check full details at wxclive.com).

The lineup is topped by the much-anticipated showdown for the WXC world amateur bantamweight title as Jordan Mcguire (4-0) squares off against Mike Sindone (8-2). Five other fights highlight the main card – one which bears a striking resemblance to two of the best shows in the history of the Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting.

“Looking back, WXC 24 and WXC 34 were sensational events in every way possible,” recalled WXC Owner/President Jeff Pitock. “Those cards had lineups that when you first looked at them, there were a lot of questions and some doubts, but when those two shows were put in the books, they were phenomenal. You can get hung up on so-called big names and the results don’t merit the attention.”

“Our best success has come when we focus on matchmaking exciting fights and keep in mind how future scenarios might play out. So we put fighters together who will compete with passion and give everything they have. This is mixed martial arts and a sport, but let’s not forget that, first and foremost, this is entertainment. I want our fans entertained, and we’re going to showcase the fighters that are entertaining and exciting,” Pitock says.

Mcguire vs. Sindone

Fans will certainly get excitement when Mcguire and Sindone meet for the bantamweight championship. Mcguire, who is from Westland, Michigan, enters the title bout riding a four-fight win leaving him with an untarnished record. Meanwhile, Sindone plans to change that, coming off a first round TKO victory with WXC veteran and respected fighter Darrell Humphreys. Sindone taking the qualifying win in WXC 39 “Showdown” and now setting sights on the WXC gold.

Bazzi vs. Fudoli Flyweight Championship

WXC 40 will unveil the real truth of true champions when Jesse Bazzi, the former WXC flyweight champion, returns to claim his belt. Bazzi, on his second defend as champion, lost his belt after a five round war with Michael Gonzalez that went to the judges and leaving Gonzalez as the new WXC flyweight Champion; Gonzalez then turning the belt over to Thomas Fudoli at WXC 33 in Taylor. Since that time, Bazzi has fought his way back up the ranks with three solid wins to being offered the chance at the gold yet again. Fudoli with a flawless record of 7-0, and labeled the best featherweight in Michigan, plans to put Bazzi’s determination to the test. Fudoli coming out of two solid defends at WXC 35 and WXC 38 as the WXC champion with only three more fights away from gaining the true WXC title as “Undisputed Champion”

Johnson vs. Carr Light Heavyweight Championship

The light heavyweights return at WXC 40 as top prospect Andrew Johnson steps up to tangle with current WXC champion James Carr of Flint, MI. Johnson having never stepped foot in the WXC cage is packing an outstanding record from various different organizations, looks to test the shark infested waters of the warrior elite and call out champion James Carr. Carr is still looking for that that first defend after taking home the vacated WXC light heavyweight title in June at WXC 36.

Three More Matchups

Rounding out the WXC 40: Uprising’s main card, the lineup is a trio of bouts that are sure to be wild affairs.

After WXC lightweight champion Keith Bullock vacated his belt just weeks after winning if from Will Frost at WXC 39 “Showdown” says, “My goal was to be a WXC champion before stepping away from my amateur career of mixed martial arts for my family.” WXC wishes Keith the best, but just like in all competitions the show must go on. Having won his qualifying fight months prior, Meech Graham will step up into the #1 contender spot to be challenged.  Challenging Graham for the chance of becoming the WXC Champion is Brandon Maddox. Maddox, a strong player in the lightweight bracket, is returning to the WXC cage after a two year leave.

One fighter in search of much-needed victory is Marcus Maulding. Maulding coming off three well respected losses against three of WXC’s best champions is looking to take a step back and face talent a bit more in his record level. Ali Rahal having three concrete win in the WXC cage. Rahal and Maulding both coming from the same boxing camp and having sparred with one another could only mean that this is going to be a great match-up of the hands.

WXC 40: Uprising’s main card opens up with a bantamweight war between two fan favorites. As Sean Dunn the hometown favorite will face new comer and well respected bantamweight Ray Reyreno.

A formal announcement on the WXC 40 undercard will be released shortly.

Tickets for WXC 40: Uprising are available now exclusively via the WXC web site www.wxclive.com and the ticket hotline by calling 734-799-1136. 

For more information and interview requests, please contact:

Jeff Pitock
Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting
Follow the WXC on Twitter @wxclive
Follow me on Twitter @jeffpitock

Sunday, November 6, 2011

WXC to announce Main Event for WXC 34 "Friday Night Fights"

WXC Heavyweight Champion Ray “The War Machine” Rocheleau and Michael “WOJO” Wojciechowski have not only agreed to meet at WXC 34 “Friday Night Fights”, but they will be crowned with biggest main event in the state status.

WXC officials confirmed the bout on Thursday and stated that it will be the main event on the card Co. headlined by Bantamweight champion Derrick “Give’em Hell” Mandell taking on CJ “I’m so Pretty” Proud.

Rocheleau steps back into action after taking over the position from Rob “The hooligan” Taylor over the weekend of WXC 29 “Victorious”, while Wojciechowski returns after a submission win over Indiana’s top heavy weight  Thomas Duncan.

The bout between Rocheleau and Wojciechowski will take headlining status in the new season and year start on January 27th in Southgate, MI.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

"WXC 33: DESTINY" to Happen Saturday, October 22nd, at Gibraltar Trade Event Center in Taylor, MI

"WXC 33: DESTINY" to Happen Saturday, October 22nd, at Gibraltar Trade Event Center in Taylor, MI

Born Fighter Clothing, Gibraltar Trade Event Center, and Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting present, "WXC 33: DESTINY" on Saturday, October 22nd, at Gibraltar Trade Event Center in Taylor, MI. Doors open at 6:00 PM — first fight starts at 7:30 PM.

6 women MMA fights are scheduled with 1 being the WXC ladies Bantamweight Champion (4-0) Katie Dihle from Alpena, MI. 6 more WXC championships are on the line as WXC introduces the Light Heavyweight belt between Mike Raffone (3-1) of Taylor, MI and James Carr (7-5) of Flint, MI. The belt was vacated by Lee Trombley back in December of 2010. WXC Welterweight Champion Tyler Pitock (13-8) of Carleton, MI will defend against Joey Hie (4-1) of Canada. The WXC Middleweight belt goes back on the line between Gary Conradson (11-3) of Monroe, MI and Adam Hie (5-2) of Canada since being vacated by Muhammad Abdullah as he joins the professional rank of WXC.

You will also see the WXC Flyweight Champions Michael Gonzalez (4-1) of Taylor, MI defend against undefeated (5-0) Dylan Fanslaw of Monroe, MI. Darryol Humphrey (6-5) of Flint, MI is looking to get back at championship contention if he can defeat experienced veteran Nate Ellison (7-5) of Monroe, MI. Derrick MacDonald (3-0) of Canada returns against fan-favorite Justin Price (3-1) of Taylor, MI. Local ladies top prospect Tori Music (4-2) of Monroe, MI takes on Kelly Reilly (6-5) from North Dakota.

Eighteen exciting amateur bouts are scheduled total. For more information and the release of the entire fight card please visit www.wxclive.com. See the prelims LIVE at Cagedtv.com or wxclive.com Friday, October 21st at 6:30pm.
Get Tickets now at Gibraltar Trade Event Center, wxclive.com or by calling WXC box office at 734-799-1136.

Prices are:
General Admission $15.00
Cage Side $30.00
VIP TABLES $200.00 Seats 8.

Bud Light and mixed drinks will be available all night!
Jeff Pitock

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

BEST OF 2011 - Fighter and Fan Voted AWARDS


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Sunday, May 15, 2011

WXC 29: Victorious - Detroit saw REAL MMA!

Written By: Shawn Tucker

Saturday, May 7th was a big night for Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting when they brought their action to downtown Detroit, Michigan. At one of the cities most recognized venues, Cobo Hall. From the very first fight down to the co-main events of the evening the action never stopped and never laid to rest the force behind this brand of Amatuer Mixed Martial Arts. Here is a recap of the fights that took place in the hallowed halls of Cobo.
            While there were so many magnificient match-ups throughout the event there are a handful of fights that made the event as spectacular as it was. One of these fights was a marvelous 5 round bout for the WXC Welterweight Championship between Champion 'The Teranchula" Dequan Townsend and Challenger Tom Grisham. These two fighters showed the fans heart and determination and how bad they both wanted the title of Welterweight Champion. Going the distance Tom Grisham managed to convince the judges that he was worthy to hold that title and won the bout by split decision (47-48,48-47,48-47) to become just that.

            The people that were sitting inside Cobo were also able to witness Mikey Flores defend his WXC Featherweight Championship against contender Jerome Otler. another fight that went the 5 round distance in order to determine who would walk away from the cage with the honor of being the title holder... in the end it was a very successful title defense as Flores won by unanimous decision. As the night went on more pure talent and ruthlessness of the fighters inside the cage, James Jones became interim Bantamweight Champion by defeating Jesse Bazzi by Arm Triangle Submission 1:48 into the 4th round of the bout securing a future title match between himself and Derrick Mandell. 

            Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting also Crowned a new Heavyweight Champion when "The War Machine" Ray Rocheleau defeated Rob Taylor in what looked like and ended in a one sided unanimous judges decision (48-46,48-46,49-45). As well as WXC World Champion Kyle Lingg defeated Brad Brown by Rear Naked Choke submission at 1:53 in the first round.

            Throughout the night Team Tubbs managed to win 5 out of 5 fights going undefeated in downtown Detroit. The fight awards of the night were well deserved by those who received them. First award there is to tell you about would be the Submission of the Night award that was given to Christina Daniels as she caught Tori music in a Triangle choke to win at 1:56 in round one of their fight, which secured Daniels a shot at current Flyweight Champion Amber Ignatowski. Fight of the Night was a tough choice but in the end the Tom Grisham/Dequan Townsend match stole the show enough to take the award. 

            Finally the award that was earned very early in the night inside the cage when Justin Price landed a left hook right on the button of his opponent Josh Palmer. This knockout had the whole place on their feet in astonishment. Why you ask? Because the crowd saw Josh Palmer sleeping standing as he fell to the mat and stayed there. 

            In closing there is only one thing that I can say about this event. It wasn't the winners of these fights, the newly crowned champions, or even the king of this promotion Jeff Pitock but it was the people who filled the seats of this event who were really VICTORIOUS. Make sure you don't miss your chance to see the fighters of WXC when they come to a city near you, be there, because if you aren't you will really miss the best action inside the cage in the great state of Michigan. Don't miss any of the action look up when they are near you and be sure to get your tickets... the fights are MUST SEE.

June 25th, 2011 in Southfeild, MI

July 23rd, 2001 in Taylor, MI
August 5th, 2011 in Monroe, MI

More Info @ http://www.wxclive.com/ or by calling 734-799-1136

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting is looking to take Detroit by storm and be "VICTORIOUS"

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting (WXC) continues its 2011 season Saturday May 7th at the Cobo Centers in Detroit Michigan, featuring a historic evening of 8 scheduled title fights, as WXC crowns its inaugural champions in its newly created Amateur World Champions Tour.

“WXC has been a longtime supporter of amateur MMA and we’ve invested heavily into developing future professional stars by featuring top amateur fights and fighters as forefront of our program,” said WXC President Jeff Pitock. “Now, we’re giving our amateur fighters something harder to compete for as they will be awarded with the recognition of being a top amateur champion in the world.”

Detroit’s Heavyweight bad boy and prospect of the year Ray “The War Machine” Rocheleau, a native of Monroe Michigan now living in Detroit Michigan attending Wayne State University, will take on current champion, heavy handed and well rounded fighter Rob “The Hooligan” Taylor, for the WXC Amateur World Heavyweight Championship title.

Tyler “Young Gunz” Pitock will take on WXC mainstay Dequan Townsend for the WXC Amateur World Welterweight Championship title.

In the 155 pound amateur division, Brad “The Bruiser” Brown will take on current champion Kyle Lingg; a fight that was supposed to happen in Westland Michigan is now set for the Main Stage in Detroit. More amateur championship fights will be announced soon on www.wxclive.com, including bouts in the Ladies and Men’s Bantamweight, Middleweight and Featherweight divisions.

“Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting is all about Amateur Mixed Martial Arts. We want to showcase the best up and comers in the world,” says Pitock. “WXC is going to stake its claim in the industry by promoting and producing the best amateur fights and fighters the industry has yet to see!”

DVD’s of the event will be available for preorder at the event, the events weigh-ins and online at www.wxclive.com.

For a complete fight card visit www.wxclive.com.

About WXC: Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting is a Detroit based MMA promotion featuring some of the best local fighters and prospects in the world. With seven more shows already scheduled in Michigan alone, WXC is one of the most active promotions around the region. Later this year, WXC will promote shows for the first time outside of its home state. In 2010, WXC debuted WXC Battlefield, a weekly TV show that aired full length WXC fights and interviews on the WOW cable network. In 2011, WXC already has several TV specials lined up and will soon be entering the world of pay-per-view. DVD’s of WXC events can be purchased at www.wxclive.com.