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Alessio, Grove In Action at Aggression FC 13 on Nov. 3

Ariel Shnerer / October 25, 2012 - 4:23pm

UFC veterans John Alessio and Kendall Grove are set to make their AFC debuts at Aggression Fighting Championship 13: Natural Selection on Nov. 3 at Bear Mountain Arena in Victoria, B.C.

Alessio (34-16) tangles with Dave Mazany (10-4) in the main event, while Grove (15-10) meets Ariel Gandulla (8-7) in the co-feature.

Full press release below:

John Alessio (34-16) will headline Aggression Fighting Championship 13 in Victoria BC November 3rd at the Bear Mountain Arena against Dave Mazany (10-4).  "The AFC and John Alessio have been speaking about this opportunity for years and now it has finally come to fruition.  He has a huge fan base here and we are extremely happy to announce him as the AFC 13 main event in Victoria, BC on November 3rd. It just makes Natural sense" says promoter Jason Heit.

John Alessio has fought for many of the major MMA promotions, including the UFC, WEC, PRIDE, DREAM and now the AFC.  "I am super pumped to fight back where it all began, in Victoria, where I haven't fought since 1998. I can't wait to put on an exciting fight for the AFC." Alessio now based out of Las Vegas was originally from Vancouver Island where his return will surely ignite his hometown fans.

Kendall Grove will co-headline a stacked AFC
13 card. Grove will be fighting on for the first time on Canadian soil and is excited to put on a show for the fans. "All I hear is good things about this AFC promotion.  I'm just stoked to get in the AFC cage and fight, I want to show these fans what "Da Spyder" is all about"

"Da Spyder" was a mainstay in the UFC for 5 years after bursting onto the scene after winning Season 3 of the Ultimate Fighter under the coaching of Tito Ortiz.  The Hawiian native went 7-6 fighting in the worlds biggest promotion facing the best middleweights on the planet. He will now look to make an impact in Canada's biggest promotion the AFC.

"We here at the AFC are motivated to take this company to the next level and I believe we need fighters like Kendall Grove to get us there. First and foremost we want our fans to get their money's worth when they attend our events or purchase our Pay-per-views and world class fighters like John Alessio and Kendall Grove will definitely deliver the goods.," said AFC exec Darren Owen.

AFC 13 "Natural Selection"

John Alessio 34-16 vs Dave Mazany 10-4 160

Kendall Grove 15-10 vs Ariel Gandulla 8-7 185

Diego Wilson 6-1 vs Loius Fisette 4-1 135

David Perron 4-1 vs Dan MacIver 6-2 185

Ryan Janes 4-1 vs Keto Allen 6-5 185

Tristan Connelly 3-3 vs Myles Merola 9-7 155

Bill Fraser 3-6 vs Miles Anstead 0-0 180

Amateur:

Alexi Argyriou 1-0 vs Andy Jack 2-0 155

Dillon Brown 7-1 vs Jonny "2 Feathers" Williams 150

Steve Best 1-3 vs Guy Gauthier 2-1 145

Doors open at 6pm, fights start at 7pm.

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