Portland, OR - On Saturday, March 12th the Full Contact Fighting Federation (FCFF) will hold three FCFF Championship fights and one 150-pound Superfight at Rumble @ The Roseland 86. The FCFF is Oregon's oldest mixed martial arts (mma) organization, established in 2001 and still going strong with the region's top mma athletes. Three new FCFF Champions will be determined in the 125, 135, and 145-pound divisions. Plus, the 2016 Fighter-to-Watch will battle for the Superfight belt. Tickets available at Cascade Tickets or at Bridge City Fight Shop without a processing fee.
The Main Event:
145lb Title: Robert LaDuke (Jacksonville, OR) vs Isaac Shelton (Curt's Ultimate)
Two undefeated fighters will face-off in a bout deserving of the "Main Event" title at Rumble @ The Roseland 86. Isaac Shelton will fight in the FCFF for the first time on March 12th and fight fans are going to be impressed. In 2015 Shelton had an exciting knockout win over Ricardo Martinez at the "King of the Cage: Rogue Wave" event and a win over Dave Robison at "Prime Fighting V" in Vancouver. In 2014 Shelton set the foundation for his career with two round-one submission victories over Moses Keener (United Combat Sports event) and Chayse Miller (Budo Fights XI event). Robert LaDuke isn't planning on giving up his perfect record either, he has five wins that begun in 2013 with his debut fight in the FCFF at Rumble @ The Roseland 73. There he started his perfect run against Dennis Mowery via a round-two submission. He's since won three times within the Budo Fights franchise and currently holds their lightweight title. He had another victory at 'Midtown Throwdown 7' where he faced Nathan Adams and pulled off a final round rear naked choke submission victory.
The Co-Main Event:
135lb Title: Fortino Sanchez (Animals MMA) vs Dylan Blakesley Vancouver Elite)
The FCFF's Bantamweight Championship Title is vacant - but only for a few more weeks. Fortino Sanchez is looking to gain momentum coming off his August win at Rumble @ The Roseland 83 and upgrade to Championship status. In August he faced Luke Smith and won after a three round battle via the judges decision. Dylan Blakesley of Vancouver Elite is looking to avenge his teammate's loss and bring the belt to Washington. Blakesley has four wins in his history with the most recent coming from the Prime Fighting IV event. There he won over Steven Chang via a judges decision in a battle that earned Fight of the Night honors. Blakesley is well rounded with both submission and TKO wins in his background which matches very well with Sanchez and provides an action packed co-main event for the fight fans!
125lb Title: Justin Hubbard (Team Chaos) vs Jacob Romero (NW Elite)
The FCFF just added a 125-pound Championship fight to the Saturday, March 12th "Rumble @ The Roseland 86" fight card! Jacob Romero, the newly minted "King of the Cage" champion will face Justin Hubbard. Romero recently faced David Converse and won the title via a round-one ankle lock submission in February. This will be Romero's first FCFF fight and he'll excite fight fans. His track record includes six round-one mma wins coming via KOs, Submissions and TKOs - he'll bring his experience to battle for the vacant flyweight Championship. Hubbard of Team Chaos is anxious and hungry to put another fight in the win column with a title added to his record. He's faced and won against names like Brad Hannah (Rumble @ The Roseland 61) and Cleveland Smith (United Combat Sports: Caged Combat V); but after some time off, Hubbard needs this win - Rumble @ The Roseland 86 is his "do or die" event.
Cris Williams (Gracie Barra) vs Cash Barnes (Enso JJ)
Cris Williams, the FCFF's "2016 Fighter-to-Watch" will battle for the 150-pound Superfight against Cash Barnes on Saturday, March 12th. After two wins in just two months Williams wants more. So far he's earned one win via a crowd pleasing round-one TKO over Nickolas Arnold at Rumble @ The Roseland 84. He stepped into the cage again (roughly one month later) at Rumble 85 to face Erik Kirkpatrick and won again in round-one via an armbar submission. Barnes will be his toughest competition-to-date. Barnes also has two wins in his history. First, a round one submission win at Rumble @ The Roseland 72 over David Barns. Second, a round-one TKO win over Thomas LaRocque at Rumble @ The Roseland 80. These are two dynamic fighters; their four collective wins have all come in round one - don't blink!
About the FCFF:
The FCFF is Oregon's oldest and most respected mixed martial arts promotions company. It's signature event "Rumble @ The Roseland" was established in 2001 at Roseland theater in downtown Portland. The FCFF has grown across the state, hosting events from Pendleton, Oregon to the Coast. Most recently, the FCFF has established the "Battle at the Mountain" series in partnership with Spirit Mountain Casino. The FCFF has been featured countless times across the MMA media landscape including being called the 'golden gloves of MMA' by Inside MMA, a nationally broadcast commentary sports program. In 2014 the FCFF begun hosting professional mma fights in addition to matching up the region's top amateurs in tooth-in-nail battles for the belt.