WHAT: â€œReal Painâ€ final weigh-in and press conference.
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 5th, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Providence Marriott Downtown Hotel
1 Orms Street
Providence, RI 02904
WHY: Friday is the final weigh-in and press conference for â€œReal Pain,â€
presented by Jimmy Burchfieldâ€™s Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc., in
association with June Entertainment and 4zero1 Entertainment Group at The
Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center.
This event is open to the public. â€œReal Painâ€ is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6th, 2012. Former six-time World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion David Bautista will make his highly-anticipated professional mixed martial arts debut against Casa Grande, Ariz., veteran Vince Lucero (20-22, 11 KOs) in the main event.
The undercard features 13 fights, including four Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) veterans. Charleston, S.C., middleweight Chris McNally (5-4) will face former UFC title contender Dave Loiseau (20-10, 13 KOs); former UFC welterweight Marc Stevens (14-7, 6 KOs) of Lorraine, N.Y., will face dangerous Providence native Luis Felix (7-6, 4 KOs); Boston native John â€œDoomsdayâ€ Howard (17-7, 6 KOs), a veteran of seven UFC shows will take on middleweight Brett Chism (16-11, 7 KOs) of Valdosta, Ga.; and former UFC welterweight Chad Reiner(29-13, 9 KOs) of Omaha, Neb., will face Pawtucket, R.I., veteran Keith Jeffrey (8-2).
The remainder of the undercard is littered with Top 10 regional fighters, including a dynamic showdown between No. 1 ranked 145-pounder Saul â€œThe Spiderâ€ Almeida (12-2) of Framingham, Mass., and No. 4 rankedCalvin Kattar (12-2, 6 KOs) of Methuen, Mass. Pawtucketâ€™s Todd â€œThe Hulkâ€ Chattelle (10-7, 8 KOs), the former CES MMA middleweight champion, will end his five-month layoff and face Boulder, Colo., nativeChandler Holderness (9-3, 4 KOs) in a bout originally scheduled for June before Chattelle suffered an arm injury during training camp. In the 205-pound division, Providenceâ€™s Greg Rebello (13-4, 7 KOs), No. 3 in the northeast, will look to get back on track against Chris Guillen (13-12, 1 KO) of St. George, Utah. Providenceâ€™s Mike â€œThe Beastâ€ Campbell (11-4, 7 KOs), now ranked No. 5 among lightweights in the northeast, will face Philadelphiaâ€™s Gemiyale Adkins (7-3, 3 KOs), a former welterweight making his first appearance in the 155-pound division.
â€œReal Painâ€ also features another battle between two Top 10 fighters, this time in the heavyweight division with No. 3 Josh Diekmann (12-4, 8 KOs) of Groton, Conn., facing No. 5 Tyler King (4-1, 2 KOs), a former NFL offensive lineman from Norwood, Mass. King and Diekmann actually fought on the same card in separate bouts in Rhode Island back in February; King beat Eric Bedard while Diekmann lost to former UFC contender Josh Hendricks.
Also on the undercard, No. 6 ranked middleweight Brennan Ward (3-0, 2 KOs) of Providence will face Shedrick â€œChocolate Thunderâ€ Goodridge (2-2) of Rahway, N.J.; Providenceâ€™s Nate Andrews (1-0) will battle Leon Davis (2-0) of Springfield, Mass., in an interstate welterweight showdown; bantamweight Andre Soukhamthath (2-1, 1 KO) of Woonsocket, R.I., will face Rob Costa (2-0) of Fall River, Mass.; and Waltham, Mass., welterweight Tyson Chartier -2, 1 KO) will faceKevin Horowitz (4-4) of Queens.
Tickets are available at www.cesmma.com or www.ticketmaster.com and are priced at $20.00, $35.00, $55.00, $75.00, $125.00 and $250.00. The show will also air live on Direct TV Pay Per View for $29.95 ($39.95 in high definition) beginning at 8 p.m., or through Livestream via www.bautistamma.com in high definition.