http://mmajunkie.com Rory Singer
The American Fight League is promising the “greatest MMA card in Kentucky history,” and the organization has booked UFC vets Rory Singer, Dan Christison, Diego Saraiva and Junior Assuncao for the event.

The show takes place Friday at the legendary Rupp Arena, home the University of Kentucky, in downtown Lexington, Ky.

Doors for “AFL: ERUPPTION” open at 7 p.m., and the event kicks off at 8 p.m. Tickets, which range from just $25-$50, are available at Ticketmaster.

Singer (11-7 MMA, 2-2 UFC), a cast member from “The Ultimate Fighter 3,” had UFC victories over Ross Pointon and Josh Haynes before recent losses to Yushin Okami and Jason MacDonad. He takes on IFO and King of the Cage vet Chilo Gonzalez (13-10).

Saraiva (10-6-1 MMA, 0-3 UFC), who last competed for the UFC in September during a loss to Jeremy Stephens, takes on Joe Ammerman (2-0) for the AFL’s lightweight title.

In addition to those two pro bouts, veteran fighter and “The Ultimate Fighter 2? competitor Christison (10-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who’s also competed for the IFL and WEC, takes on eight-year veteran heavyweight John LeBlanc (1-7).

Additionally, Assuncao (5-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC), who posted a UFC victory over David Lee with losses to Kurt Pellegrino and Nate Diaz, takes on WFC fighter Steve Sharp (4-3).

Friday’s full card includes:

PROFESSIONAL BOUTS


  • Diego Saraiva vs. Joe Ammerman (for AFL lightweight championship)
  • Junior Assuncao vs. Steve Sharp
  • Rory Singer vs. Chilo Gonzalez
  • Dan Christison vs. John LeBlanc
  • Allen Browning vs. Dustin Walden
  • George Lockhart vs. T.J. Cook
  • Rafael Assuncao vs. Aaron Williams
  • Doug Lima vs. Cody Senseney

AMATEUR BOUTS


  • Brandon Yocum vs. Brian Keller (for AFL amateur middleweight championship)
  • Jason Jones vs. Josh Ball
  • Ryan Jones vs. Mike Baskis

For more information, check out www.americanfightleague.com.

(Touch of gloves: MMAjunkie.com reader “twizted203?)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Behind the Numbers: Jon Jones' UFC title reign, and where it stands in history

  • 24 days ago
  • 6 views

After 1,501 days as UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones’ historic title reign came to an end late Tuesday when he was stripped of the belt and suspended indefinitely. Check out the numbers behi read news >>

Rick Story vs. Erick Silva to headline UFC Fight Night 70 in Brazil

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

A welterweight bout between Rick Story and Erick Silva will headline UFC Fight Night 70, which also serves as the live finale for “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4.”Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

Erick Silva vs. Rick Story headlines Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Finale in June

  • 25 days ago
  • 4 views

Rick Story will headline his second UFC card in a row when he faces Brazilian welterweight Erick Silva. Silva and Story are set to battle in a five-round main event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 27. read news >>

Mayweather vs Pacquiao Fighting History Part 4: The destruction of De La Hoya (Redux)

  • 26 days ago
  • 19 views

Take a look at the history of Mayweather vs Pacquiao in this series. Here, we look at Pacquiao's unbelievable demolition of the great Oscar De La Hoya. On May 2, live on PPV, Floyd Mayweather faces M read news >>

GLORY 22 fight card leaked, heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven to headline on June 5th

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

The fight card for GLORY 22 was leaked earlier today (April 25, 2015). The event will take place in Lille, France on June 5, 2015. Rico Verhoeven will headline against an opponent to be announced. In read news >>

UFC 186 post-fight facts: Champ Demetrious Johnson makes history – again

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has a knack for making history. Check out the post-UFC 186 facts for his latest feats.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 186 Results: Johnson vs. Horiguchi Fight Card Winners and Top Highlights

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

It wasn't the most thrilling pay-per-view card in UFC history, but there were a few memorable moments from UFC 186 on Saturday in Montreal. The most noteworthy one took place in the main event when f read news >>

UFC 186 results: Demetrious Johnson gets latest submission in UFC history to keep belt

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC 186 results: Demetrious Johnson gets latest submission in UFC history to keep belt By Steven Marrocco read news >>

UFC 186 results: Demetrious Johnson gets latest submission in UFC history to keep belt

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

After dominating Kyogi Horiguchi the whole fight, it looked like Demetrious Johnson was going to cruise to a decision. But he stayed after a finish – and tapped the challenger with one second left in read news >>