(Lubbock, TX) – Everything is big in Texas including The Texas based Fight promotion, Shark Fights. They are starting off their second year in a lively fashion by yet again drawing in some notable talent in the industry with ‘Big’ John McCarthy officiating the night’s competition. Shark Fights 14 will air live on HDNET from the Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas starting at 9pm. The main event boasts the talents of Danillo Villefort and Matt Horwich. Danillo Villefort is coming off a win over Strikeforce veteran, Joey Villasenor in Shark Fights 13 and will face Eddie Bravo BJJ Black Belt, Matt Horwich. Horwich, having fought in UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce, and IFL, holds notable wins over the likes of Thales Leites and Jason Lambert. The co-main event replacing James Irving vs Houston Alexander is the equally impressive match-up of Carina Damm (15-5-0) vs. Tara LaRosa (19-2-0). Bodog veteran LaRosa, who is ranked #3 in the women’s division by Fight Matrix, is facing off against fellow Bodog veteran Carina Damm. This is definitely an event to advance the exposure of women’s MMA!
Houston MMA fans are sure to keep their eyes on Mike “The Greek” Bronzoulis (11-2-1) and Alex Cisne (5-1-0). Alex Cisne, the Gracie Barra-Katy fighter is set to face off with Eric “Big-Head” Davila (18-10-0) of Amarillo, Tx. Bronzoulis’ opponent is the Strikeforce veteran, Lucas Lopes (19-10-0). This is a fight that could potentially push Bronzoulis’ career to the next level and is sure to put Houston’s MMA as a mainstay on the national scene.
Official Fight Card
Matt Horwich vs. Danillo Villefort
Carina Damm vs. Tara LaRosa
Mike Bronzoulis vs. Lucas Lopez
Alex Cisne vs. Eric Davila
Joseph Sandoval vs. Sean Shakour
Layne Hernandez vs. Gabe Vasquez
Donnie Frye vs. Quaint Kempf
Derek Cansino vs. Larry Garcia
Ryan Benoit vs. Matt Espinoza
Gino Davila vs. Matt Dodgen
Mark Martinez vs. Jonathan Valencia
Tommy Gomez vs. Cesar Rodriguez Jr.
Jeremy Gauna vs. Matt Hobar
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Ryan Brown has been training and covering the sport of MMA since 2001. In 2002, he and a friend set up the first UFC and K-1 “watch parties” in Humble by paying the bar’s PPV fees. Having trained and covered the sport in Houston, Corpus Christi, and Austin, he has had an opportunity to see the sport grow tremendously in Texas. After moving back to Houston, a chance encounter with TapouT Magazine & MMA Worldwide’s Adam Villarreal encouraged him to re-establish himself in the industry. As a devout fan, he stills brings an unbiased perspective. Follow him on Twitter | Facebook