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Upcoming Event | Sportfight X “O’Brien vs. Gabin | Birmingham, AL 7-27-12

Here is the press release and fight card for fight night coming up this weekend. if youre in the Alabama area make sure to come out and support local MMA.

MAIN EVENT
5x5x5 Middleweight (185) Professional
Daniel O’Brien (1-0) Triad Martial Arts Cullman, AL
Vs
Moyses Gabin (5-4) Jaco Training Center/Blackzilians Delray Beach, FL
5x5x5 Featherweight (145) Professional
Stephen Wilhite (1-0) Triad Martial Arts Cullman, AL
Vs
Chad Livingston (0-0) American Top Team Pt. St. Lucie, FL

MAIN CARD PPV 11 Feature- AAC
5x5x5 Welterweight 170 Professional
Matt Ward (0-0) Triad Martial Arts Madison, AL
Vs
Allen Little (0-2) The Hardcore Gym Athens, GA

5x5x5 Bantamweight (135) Professional
Anthony Retic (0-0) Champions Freestyle Fitness Birmingham, AL
Vs
Thomas Thompson (0-1) The Hardcore Gym Athens, GA
5x5x5 Heavyweight (265) Professional
Brian M. Avery (0-1) Rodriguez MMA Atlanta, GA
Vs
Joshua Robertson (1-1) Spartan Fitness/ATT Coconut Creek Birmingham, AL

Amateur MMA
3x3x3 Light Heavyweight (205) Advanced Amateur
Eryk Anders (6-1) Champions Freestyle Fitness Birmingham, AL
Vs
Nathan Gaylord (7-0) The Hardcore Gym Athens, GA
3x3x3 Featherweight (145) Advanced Amateur
Raul Estrada Rocket City MMA Huntsville, AL
Vs
Anthony Hoyte (4-1) Spartan Fitness Birmingham, AL
3x3x3 Lightweight (155) Advance Amateur
Eric Neal Rocket City MMA Huntsville, AL
Vs
Craig McAlpine (1-1-1) The Cage MMA Birmingham, AL
3x3x3 Welterweight (170) Novice Amateur
Joseph Blackman (0-0) Triad Martial Arts Cullman, AL
Vs
Seth Garvin (0-0) Spartan Fitness Birmingham, AL
3x3x3 Featherweight (145) Novice Amateur
Jeremy Eric Jacobs (1-0) Champions Freestyle Fitness Birmingham, AL
Vs
Keaton Wood (1-1) SBJJ/American Top Team Atlanta Atlanta, GA
3x3x3 Catchweight (150) Novice Amateur
Tyler Eakes (0-1) Riviera MMA Huntsville, AL
Vs
Benjamin England (1-0) Spartan Fitness Birmingham, AL
3x3x3 Bantamweight (135) Novice Amateur
Casey Colston (1-0) Toe2Toe Hiram, GA
Vs
Elliott Conn (1-0) The Cage MMA Birmingham, AL
3x3x3 Featherweight (145) Novice Amateur
Kyle Causey (0-1) Champions Freestyle Fitness Birmingham, AL
Vs
Billy Joe Bradshaw (1-0) Spartan Fitness Birmingham, AL

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Birmingham, AL July 27th 2012- SportFight X will enter the Magic City today for the return of MMA with an exciting line-up of fights. This will mark the first MMA show to enter Birmingham in over two years and the first sanctioned professional event in the cities history. The historic Boutwell will fill with spectators Saturday night as the first bout begins at 7:00 pm CST.

The company originally had Daniel O’Brien and Kendrick Miree fighting the main event. However, a few weeks ago Miree sustained a neck injury forcing him to pull out and this left SFX searching for a replacement. “It wasn’t an easy task due to the fact Daniel is an outstanding middleweight, BJJ black belt and it was on short notice” explained SFX Adam Gibbs. After a week of calling from Miami to Denver the opponent was discovered in Hollywood, Florida and now O’Brien will face Moyses Gabin.

Moyses Gabin (5-4) will make his way from South Florida and square off with the rising star O’Brien. Gabin trains with Jaco Training Center/Blackzilians in Del Ray Beach, Florida with top UFC fighters and former champions such as Rashad Evans. Gabin has fought on many of the big shows including EliteXC, M-1 Global and he is a 4 time Bellator veteran. He is best known for fighting Jon Jones in his last fight before joining the UFC.

Daniel O’Brien (1-0) will make his second entrance to the cage after a year layoff from MMA. O’Brien has been busy his since his last fight with BJJ competitions and training. O’Brien is a high level Black Belt in BJJ. In 2011 he was the Pan American Gold Medalist in the brown belt division and also won the Silver Medal in the No-Gi division. O’Brien trains with Triad Martial Arts under the leadership of Johnny Lee Smith.

SportFight X will hold the weigh-ins and conduct a press conference from Courtyard Oyster Bar in Birmingham, AL tomorrow afternoon at 6:30 pm CST.

For more information visit www.sportfightx.com or on facebook. For tickets to SFX Birmingham visit www.magiccitytix.com or the Boutwell Box Office.

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