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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cage Fighting Extreme (CFX) "Japan VS Minnesota" Preview

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One of the premier Midwest MMA organizations makes its debut on on April 28 as Cage Fighting Extreme (CFX) presents “Japan VS Minnesota” at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  CFX is owned by former UFC and WEC fighter Brock Larson and has featured a plethora of top level fighters throughout its existence including, Sean Sherk, Tim Sylvia, Jacob Volkmann and Chris Tuchscherer.  “Japan VS Minnesota” promises to raise the ante once again on first rate MMA as 21 fights are scheduled and the main event features one of Japan best welterweights who is a UFC veteran in a showdown with a rising Minnesotan prospect. 

In the main event, Strikeforce veteran Jeremy “The Hawk” Hamilton (8-1) fights UFC veteran Yoshiyuki Yoshida (12-6) in a welterweight showdown.  Hamilton is a tall welterweight standing 6’3” and uses his long limbs to submit opponents as well as keep them at a distance with his striking.  Hamilton has a great finishing percentage as he has stopped 7 opponents out of 8 and looks to make a statement against the gritty Japanese fighter who can withstand tons of punishment.  A victory for Hamilton here puts him in elite standing and will no doubt make promoters from around the world take notice.  Yoshida is a world-class judoka and is coming off a victory against former UFC fighter Phil Baroni.  Yoshida also holds wins against Dan Hardy and War Machine and looks to finish Hamilton in front of what will no doubt be a partisan crowd in Hamilton’s favor.  This matchup will answer a lot of questions for both fighters and for one of them a victory here will send his career up the ladder.

In co-main event, Travis Perzynski (13-5) battles Yoshihiro Koyama (12-2-1) in a lightweight matchup.  Perzynski is a Midwest veteran and has fought for all the top organizations in the area.  On a two-fight winning streak with both fights ending in the first round, Perzynski has proven to be a fast started with excellent standup and grappling skills.  A victory over the Shooto and DEEP veteran will be the biggest victory of Perzynski’s career.  For Koyama, this will be his first fight in the United States and will be the first time most fans have a chance to watch the wrestling wizard in action.  MMA is truly a global sport and fans get the opportunity to watch two different fighters who only a few years ago would have never had the opportunity to be matched up against one another fight in a cage in Minneapolis and broadcast worldwide on  This fight could be fight of the night as both men will come out guns blazing and look to make an example out of the other and gain a greater fan following at the same time.

Don’t miss this electrifying event featuring the finest MMA athletes compete in front of a packed house at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   Cage Fighting Extreme always produces great fights and this event will be no different.  Watch all of the action on April 28 as “Japan VS Minnesota” streams live on pay-per-view only at!

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