LOCKED IN THE CAGE 11 IS GOING TO FEATURE COTTONE VS. INSKEEP AND CRESSMAN VS. DALTON THIS SATURDAY OCT 6!!!
Philadelphia, PA -- Locked in the Cage (www.Lockedinthecage.com) have announced their full card for Locked in the Cage XI on Oct. 6, 2012 in New Kensington at the brand new 'Locked in the Cage Arena' (3824 Jasper St).
Current Battle Cage Xtreme Flyweight Champion Nick Cottone (7-2) will go one on one with the always exciting and tough Brandon Inskeep in a bout that will crown the inaugural Locked in the Cage Flyweight Champion. The co-main event will feature Daddis Fight Camps Jeff Cressman (4-3) as he takes on the Muay Thai expert and Revolution Academy's Justin Dalton (6-5) in a Number 1 Contender's bout for the vacant Locked in the Cage Bantamweight Championship.
“I'm breaking down barriers in MMA for the local scene in the public eye. History is going down October 6th at the Locked in the Cage Arena.” ,said Locked in the Cage CEO Fran Evans Jr. “I'm getting butterflies like I did when I used to fight myself. All these fights from top to bottom should be fight of year candidates. Nobody that comes to Locked in the Cage 11 on October 6th will be disappointed.”
Nick Cottone is 7-2 and has a pretty impressive list of victims on his record. Cottone has beaten the likes of UFC Bantamweight and Flyweight Louis "Goodnight" Gaudinot (6-2) and "Kid Thunder" Tuan Pham (4-5). A title win over a very game Inskeep could shoot him into a spotlight shined by the UFC.
“Cottone is no joke at Flyweight. He's fought against a couple bigger guys at Bantamweight and lost, but at Flyweight this kid is a force to be reckoned with.” began Evans. “We’re definitely excited to have Cottone back on a Locked in the Cage card. Cottone is a very talented fighter and certainly has the skills to make it into the UFC. Then again, Brandon Inskeep is no pushover as well. He's had some very impressive wins himself, and pretty much all of his losses were against some very tough opponents. I could definitely see this fight going either way.”
The co-main event, will feature two extremely exciting fighters in Jeff Cressman and Justin Dalton. Cressman, a Locked in the Cage veteran, is currently on a two fight winstreak. "My prediction for this fight, is to come in there and fight hard. I plan to win. I never go into a fight thinking I'm going to lose." Cressman continues, "A dedicated and driven Jeff Cressman is someone nobody wants to get in the way of. I can tell Justin, this is going to be a tough fight. This isn't going to be an easy fight for you. Be prepared for a battle."
Dalton has trained all over the country, most recently at the Revolution Academy. Dalton has trained Muay Thai since he was a young child, and it shows in his fights winning 5 of his 6 via Knockout or Technical Knockout, but he has been working on his ground game as of late. Dalton says, "I'm both mentally and physically prepared for whatever the fight brings. My opponent [Cressman] is a well established grappler and is a great fighter, but I'm ready for anything and everything he decides to do. My prediction is I will win wherever the fight goes. Whether I Knock him out, submit him, or win a decision I'm coming out on top."
Other pro fights include rising prospect, Brazen Boxing & MMA's Tom Backman (1-0) vs. James Carrow (2-0); and a New York vs. New Jersey battle, as well as their professional debuts between Kenny Rivera and Daniel Carbonel.
Additionally, Locked in the Cage XI on Oct. 6 will feature a stacked amateur undercard headlined by an Amateur Locked in the Cage Welterweight Title fight between Stephfond Ewins (4-0) and Randy "Rude Boy" Brown (2-0).
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