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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Epic Fighting 11 Preview

Poster coming soon! 

Epic Fighting 11 returns on the GFL Combat Sports Network on March 23 at the Four Points Sheraton in San Diego, California.  For the 13-bout card, Epic Fighting has collected some of the deepest local talent in the country to provide the fans of SoCal and worldwide watching live on the Internet, a great night of action packed amateur fights.    

In the main event, Gibran Alvarez (4-1) out of Victory MMA takes on Jason Mangaroni (2-0) from Shark Tank MMA in a cruiserweight battle.  Alvarez has tremendous cardio for a cruiserweight as all 5 of his bouts have gone the distance.  Alvarez likes to wear out his opponents and push the pace throughout.  A strong wrestling background allows Alvarez to usually dictate where the fight goes and he will look to take down Mangaroni in this bout from the early going.  For the undefeated Mangaroni, he is the epitome of a fast starter as both his victories have come within the first round, one by KO and the other via submission.  Mangaroni has devastating power in both hands and is a strong grappler always looking to finish fights.  Alvarez will try to stifle Mangaroni’s attacks by using superior control and positioning on the ground.  This will be a classic battle of wills as whoever can control the action in the cage and where the fight goes will have a distinct advantage.

In other action, Daniel Valdez (0-3) fights Francisco Castro (5-4) in a featherweight bout.  Valdez is coming off a tough loss in his last fight in which he suffered a TKO loss, but his other two defeats came by way of razor close decisions.  You have to respect Valdez and his continued determination to always bring it with every fight.  Castro is coming off of a tough loss in the California State Finals back in December and before that bout was on a 4-fight winning streak.  Castro is a cage general and controls the pace of the action very well, as he grinds out his opponents for unanimous decisions.  He will look to do the same against Valdez.  Both fighters have proven they can go the distance and this should be a fight where there is constant action between the two 145 lb fighters. 

You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event.  Watch the stars of tomorrow compete today.  Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on march 23 as Epic Fighting presents Epic Fighting 11 on pay-per-view exclusively at

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