Jay Adams Wins Award, Showdown Fights Inching Closer
Ariel Shnerer / November 9, 2012 - 3:32pm
Full press release below:
Tampa, FL – November 9, 2012 – The 1st annual Florida MMA Awards Show last Sunday at the Miramar Cultural Center in Miramar Florida, paid tribute to the very best in the world of mixed martial arts. The Red Carpet event honored the success and achievement in the MMA industry in Florida.
Emmy Award winning host and commentator Jordan "Jay" Adams was thrilled to win the award for Best Commentator. "This truly is an exciting day for me. I am honored to be a part of the MMA industry, we simply couldn't do what we do without the fighters, the promoters and most importantly the fans." Click here to watch Jay's acceptance speech.
Other winners of the night were:
Best MMA Male Fighter - Luis Baboon Palomino
Best UFC Fighter - Marcus Brimage
Best MMA Female Fighter - Jessica Aguilar
Best MMA Submission - Alex Poulson
Best Ring Announcer – Christopher James
Best Referee – Troy Waugh
For a detailed list of the results, visit MMA2TheMAx Network.
Jay's television shows include United Fight Alliance and Jay Adams' Brawl Call. UFA is a one-hour MMA television program that collaborates with the best fight promotions around the world. UFA features top ranked fighters, women's fights, intense action and more. Brawl Call, hosted by Jay Adams, is a half hour MMA talk show and entertainment program that features exclusive interviews, news, highlights, and everything else MMA.
Brawl Call and UFA are broadcast to over 88 million homes and sports establishments -airing nationally on DIRECTV, Dish Network, and ATT U-Verse, and locally on ROOT SPORTS, Comcast Sports Net - Chicago and Tuff TV. Check with your provider for local listings.
Utah's leading cage fighting event is back as SHOWDOWN Fights presents another night of exciting fights in the SHOWDOWN Fights Lightweight Championship. This exciting night will feature a 10-bout card on November 16 from the UCCU Center in Orem, Utah. You won't want to miss it as for the first time in its illustrious history, a champion will be crowned in the cage. Showdown Fights - Lightweight Championship is a stacked card that is highlighted by a main event title fight in the 155 lb division between two veteran MMA fighters. Utah MMA has flown under the radar for over a decade, but after watching this event, it will be hard to ignore the "Beehive State". Jay Adams will round out the commentating team for the upcoming fight event. Adams will join Johnny Ritchie and MMA fighter Tandi Schaeffer to call the action.
The main event will feature a championship fight between Dave Castillo (16-4) from Salt Lake City, Utah and Justin Buchholz (13-7) from Sacramento, California. Both fighters fought previously eliminating the some significant competition as they advanced to the championship bout. In addition to the main event you will see some very exciting MMA fights. In the co-main event, Sean O'Connell (12-4) battles Chris Guillen (13-13) in a light heavyweight fight. O'Connell is a fighter that likes to look for the KO as he possesses power in both hands.
"SHOWDOWN Fights has done it again – this Lightweight Championship fight has all the elements to be a classic. Dave Castillo is a very hungry fighter who has won six out of his last seven fights and he recently avenged an earlier loss to Gordon "Flash" Bell by knocking him out in Showdown's Burkman vs. Yager. His opponent, UFC Veteran Justin Buchholz is up to the task. He has won four out of five of his last fights including a contender for Showdown Fight of the Year in his last battle with Clay Collard on Burkman vs. Yager as well. This fight had to happen - it was inevitable. In Castillo, you have a rising star who feels his time has come vs. Buchholz, a guy battling extremely hard to get back into the UFC. Anything can happen. I can't wait." stated Adams
Below is the fight card for the event:
Dave Castillo vs Justin Buchholz (155 lbs)
Sean O'Connell vs Chris Guillen (205 lbs)
Clay Collard vs Steve Sharp (165 lbs)
Gordon Bell vs Sean Powers (155 lbs)
Jarome Hatch vs Francisco Alcantara (185 lbs)
Oliver Bradstreet vs Brandon Hempleman (135 lbs)
Billy Daniels vs Derek Wilkerson (145 lbs)
Denver Merrifield-Nirva vs vs Agustin Espinoza (135lbs)
Danny Gunn vs Jordan Carter (185 lbs)
Landon Selin vs Colby J. Goetz (170 lbs)
SHOWDOWN Fights has quickly become the top organization not only in Utah, but also throughout the western region. They are known for their impressive fight cards and for having a roster stacked with the region's top prospects. They are also part of the United Fight Alliance (UFA) Network.
Fans can tune in to watch Showdown Fights Lightweight Championship LIVE on internet pay-per-view exclusively at www.GFL.tv. Fights start airing at 8:30pm EST. Click here to view the iPPV fight trailer. For more information on SHOWDOWN Fights, please visit www.showdownfights.com
About United Fight Alliance and Brawl Call:
United Fight Alliance (UFA), a one hour MMA television program, is an affiliation of MMA promotions working together to bring you the best MMA from around the world and to build awareness for the sport. Watch as some of the biggest names in MMA fight toe to toe in the cage and you'll see exclusive footage, interviews and fighter profiles. United Fight Alliance features top ranked fighters, women's fights, intense action and more. Learn more about UFA at www.UnitedFightAlliance.com.
Brawl Call, hosted by Jay Adams, is a half hour MMA talk show and entertainment program that features exclusive interviews, news, highlights, and everything else MMA. Brawl Call is the only Combat Sports Television Show where you can get the inside track on fighters and go behind the scenes with the best athletes and promotions from around the world. Find out more at www.BrawlCall.com. Click here to view show highlights. The shows Emmy Award winning host Jay Adams can also be seen commentating for leading MMA promotions worldwide.
For more information on Brawl Call or United Fight Alliance, please visit www.unitedfightalliance.com or inquire via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About MMA2theMAX Network inc.
MMA2TheMAX Network inc has been involved in the mixed martial arts community since 2007. Working with companies such as Bellator Fighting Championship, Elite XC, StrikeForce, King Of The Cage and others who have made their way to the state of Florida. After establishing a network with the regional companies, MMA2TheMAX focused on marketing and promoting the local companies who were keeping the sport of MMA alive in Florida. In 2012 MMA2TheMAX continues to build on those relationships while creating new ones in order to secure the future of the sport in Florida. Company website: www.MMA2TheMAX.net
About Jay Adams:
Adams has over 25 years of hosting and production experience and currently hosts two popular combat sports television shows, United Fight Alliance and "Jay's Brawl Call." He is a passionate television pro who has received two Emmy Nominations and an Emmy win. Throughout his career Adams has worked with some of the top media companies in the world, including FOX Sports Network, ABC-Miami, Disney, DIRECTV Sports Network and CNBC. Jay Adams can also be seen commentating for leading MMA promotions worldwide. Click here for highlights.