MATRIX FIGHTS 9 PREVIEW SHOW ON CAGE SIDE SUBMISSIONS

Matrix Fights President Jimmy Binns, Matrix Fights 9 co-main event Will Martinez, and Matrix Fights 9 featured fighters Brylan Van Artsdalen and Andreas Spang were all recent guests on a special Matrix Fights-themed edition of Cage Side Submissions with hosts Steve Rychel and Don McGuire.

Click here to the two-hour show:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cagesidesubmissions/2014/11/19/cage-side-submissions-ep-49-matrix-fights-9

BELLATOR TOURNAMENT FINALIST SPANG & FIRST-EVER 215 MMA TITLE FIGHT ADDED TO MATRIX 9

Andreas-SpangPhiladelphia, PA – The fight card for the return of MATRIX FIGHTS (www.MatrixFights.com) on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 continues to take shape with the recent additions of STRIKEFORCE and BELLATOR MMA tournament finalist Andreas Spang (8-3) along with the first-ever 215 MMA amateur title bout.

Spang, a resident of Las Vegas who trains under the renowned Skipper Kelp, is set for heavyweight action vs. former regional heavyweight champion, J.A. Dudley.

Joining the Spang vs. Dudley matchup will be an highly-touted amateur contest as Paul Sims (3-1) out of Daddis Fight Camps takes on William Green (3-1) of Quintella MMA for the inaugural 215 MMA Super Welterweight Title.

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FORMER BOXING CHAMPION PAWEL WOLAK TO MAKE PRO MMA DEBUT AT MATRIX FIGHTS 9

5X7 MATRIX CARDPHILADELPHIA, PA – In response to published reports, Matrix Fights (www.MatrixFights.com) officially announced today that former WBC light middleweight champion Pawel “The Raging Bull” Wolak will make his professional Mixed Martial Arts debut at Matrix Fights 9 (@MatrixFights) on Friday, December 5 at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory in Philadelphia. Continue reading

WILL MARTINEZ VS. IAN RAMMEL ADDED TO MATRIX FIGHTS 9

WillMartinezFBBannerPHILADELPHIA, PA – Coming off the heels of last month’s announcement that Matrix Fights (@MatrixFights) would return to active promotions on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 headlined by a catchweight dream match between JESUS “CHAVO” MARTINEZ and LEVON “DA MAYNMAN” MAYNARD, the promotion today announced that current Bellator MMA fighter WILL MARTINEZ has been added to the event as well.

Martinez, 9-3-1 and a former Bellator MMA tournament semifinalist, has agreed to compete in a special lightweight attraction against Ian Rammel (7-6). Rammel is a one-time Bellator MMA veteran who hails from Cincinnati, Ohio.

“First, we wanted to thank Scott Coker, Rich Chou, Zach Light and the entire team at Bellator for giving Matrix Fights permission to promote Will on this show,” said Matrix Fights promoter Sam Caplan (@SamCaplanMMA). “Will has his own school (Martinez BJJ) in Philadelphia and for the past year has fought all over the country on Spike TV. Matrix wanted to schedule a homecoming fight for him so that his fans, friends, students and family could see him fight in person since it’s been a while since he’s fought locally.

“At Matrix, we pride ourselves on promoting and hosting events instead of holding just random shows. Adding an active member of the Bellator roster to the card definitely creates a special event-like feel.” Continue reading

MATRIX FIGHTS SET TO RETURN ON DEC. 5

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Officials announced today that Philadelphia’s premier Mixed Martial Arts event MATRIX FIGHTS (www.MatrixFights.com/@MatrixFights) is set to return on Friday, December 5, 2014 with a stacked card to be headlined by a special catchweight dream match between Matrix and Bellator MMA veterans JESUS “CHAVO” MARTINEZ and LEVON “DA MAYNMAN” MAYNARD.MATRIX FB TIMELINE

“I think that the one thing Matrix has always focused on was quality over quantity. We never wanted to be known as a promotion that just did shows to fill out a calendar,” said Matrix Fights CEO Jimmy Binns Jr. (@JimmyBinnsJr). “We’ve always gone the extra mile to make our promotions feel like ‘events’ as opposed to just ‘shows.’ We have a slate of fights that compelled all of us to get back together and finally promote the next installment of Matrix.”

In addition to its return to active promotions, Matrix has announced that it will now be holding its events at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory in Northeast Philadelphia, located conveniently on Route 1/Roosevelt Boulevard. Continue reading