One of the country’s premier cage fighting events returns as Rocktagon MMA presents Rocktagon MMA XXV – Prepare for Battle, live on April 6, at the Crane Bay Event Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rocktagon MMA has been on a rampage since its launch in 2010 having promoted shows around the country showcasing the rising pro and amateur fighters from around the Midwest, West Coast and East Coast.
Rocktagon MMA XXV – Prepare for Battle, will offer the same quality entertainment that every Rocktagon MMA event offers which is competitive, well matched MMA fights in front of a packed, enthusiastic crowd. If you can't be there live in Cleveland, experience the thrill of every punch, kick, takedown and submission via the comfort of your home. Stream it live on the GFL Combat Sports Network.
In the main event, in the pro ranks, Joseph Lile (3-0) takes on Clint Anderson (4-1) in a lightweight shootout. The undefeated Lile is a ground fighting wizard as he has made his opponents tapout in every fight. His long, lanky build is perfect for his style of fighting as he’s able to use that length on the ground to lock in a variety of tight submissions. Lile is constantly going for a finish when the fight hits the mat so expect a fast-paced chess match from this bout. Anderson comes into the fight almost a mirror of Lile as he too is tall for the lightweight division and is a submission master winning all 4 of his fights via tapout. Anderson’s grappling is suburb and his scrambles are terrific as he is able to maneuver into dominant position in the blink of an eye. Anderson is a fast starter as not only have all his wins come via submission but they have all come in round one. If and when this fight hits the ground, don’t blink. This main event promises to be a shootout as both fighters are known for their ability to finish fights.
In championship action, James Mogollon (4-0) fights Gary Widget (9-3) for the Lightweight Championship. Mogollon is a well-rounded fighter with wins coming by submission and KO. Mogollon has the cardio to go full speed every round and gets more dangerous as the fight goes on. Widget brings an experience advantage into the cage as well as an explosive grappling game as Widget has submitted 6 of his previous opponents. Widget is always looking to better his position whether that’s advancing in the guard or gaining the upper hand in scrambles and will look to lock on a choke of some sort if he sees even the slightest opportunity to do so. This should be a barnburner.
In another title fight, Trey Ross (3-0) battles Robert Duke (4-1) in a shootout for the Light Heavyweight Title. Ross is an upstart in MMA with tons of potential. Undefeated in 3 bouts, Ross is a fan favorite for his ability to finish fights quickly having stopped 2 of his opponents in the first round. Look for Ross to take the center of the cage and not back up one iota. Like Ross, Duke is fighter from Indiana and already holds a championship with a smaller organization. Duke has big fight experience and heavy hands to go along with a solid ground game. He is dangerous anywhere the fight goes. Once these two brahma bulls step into the cage anything can happen. Don’t blink!
Watch the champions of tomorrow compete today! Don't miss this loaded event with championship mixed martial arts fight as Rocktagon MMA delivers Rocktagon MMA XXV – Prepare for Battle live around the world on GFL.tv on April 6.
Founded in mid-2010, Rocktagon MMA has successfully completed 24 events on two coasts and is the only national amateur fight series in the country and the only promotion able to offer four types of shows to meet the needs of various markets: all Amateur, all Professional, Pro-Am, and Rock-n-Rage. Rock-n-Rages are premium events combining the cage of mixed martial arts with a stage featuring live musical performances by well-known artists. Beginning in January, Rocktagon MMA will run their amateur national series in conjunction with professional cards starting with Ohio, California, and Michigan.
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