Here is the fight card (updated with weigh-in info and tournament match-ups reported on Sherdog.com) for the April 11 debut YAMMA Pit Fighting event, live on PPV at 10pm ET from the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ…
(Two Five-Minute Rounds)
Oleg “The Russian Bear” Taktarov (221.2) vs. Mark “The Titan” Kerr (266.2)
Eric “Butterbean” Esch (416.2) vs. Pat Smith (240)
8 MAN HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT
(One Five-Minute Round & Championship is Three Five-Minute Rounds)
Ricco “Suave” Rodriguez (264.6*) vs. George Bush 231.6)
Marcelo “Pato” Pereira (219.4) vs. Travis “The Diesel” Wiuff (242.8)
Tony Sylvester (262.8) vs. Chris Tuscherer (264)
Alexey Oleynik (220.2) vs. Sherman Pendergarst (264.6)
Antwain Britt (228.2) vs. Bryan Vetell (266)
Lamont Lister (212.6) vs. Oleg Savitsky (199.4)
Ron Waterman (264.4)
For a video of the weigh-in, click here.
*Ricco Rodriguez, the former UFC Heavyweight Champ, reportedly missed the 265-pound limit on his first try, weighing in at 267.2, but was able to cut and made weight an hour later. He was on HDNet’s Inside MMA show last Friday talking about the event. Sherdog.com’s got the full episode up here, and HDNetFights’ official YouTube page is here.
Bruce Beck and Jeff Blatnick will call the fight on PPV. Oh and if you’re wondering what “the pit” is, check out the video on www.yammapitfighting.com.
Tags: Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, Ricco Rodriguez