Colorado MMA Weekend WrapUp: LFA 81, new matchup announcements and more

This is your Colorado MMA News Weekend Wrap Up for February 3rd.

Colorado mixed martial artists went 2-0 on the weekend as they traveled west to compete at LFA 81 and King of The Cage in Costa Mesa, California, and Lincoln City, Oregon.

Jota Ninomiya of Enshin Karate and Bang Muay Thai got the weekend started off right as he won by split decision on Friday night at LFA 81 to improve his MMA record to 3-2 overall. Ninomiya has now won his last three bouts in a row with two coming by way of early finish. Keep an eye out for what’s next from the streaking featherweight.

On Saturday evening, Grace “The Thai Kitten” Cleveland of Elevation Fight Team moved to 5-0 as a pro, maintaining her unbeaten record as she defeated Angela Danzig in Lincoln City, Oregon, by a hard-fought split decision at King of The Cage’s Pure Vengeance event.

The Thai Kitten was the No. 3 ranked women’s fighter, pound for pound in Colorado heading into the bout, according to Tapology.com and with the victory, Cleveland has now won her last eight fights in a row, extending back into her amateur days. Another big win for the Thai Kitten.

In other local MMA News…

Natalie Salcedo of Warrior Fitness Center has announced that she will make her professional MMA debut on April 11th in Pueblo for a promotion and opponent yet to be named.

She will make her foray into professional fighting as an atom weight, competing at 105 lbs. Salcedo racked up a 5-0 record as an amateur with four of her five wins coming by early finish. We will keep you updated with further information about her opponent and promotion as it becomes available.

And in local match-up news…

Colorado Combat Club has announced their co-main event fight for their March 20th card going down at the Stampede Night Club in Aurora. The bout will be between Brian “Quick Sand” Maronek and Robert Simmons in a kickboxing match showcasing a clash of veteran middleweights. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

Additionally, the Lightweight amateur King of Sparta lineup has been released. 8 mixed martial artists will compete for the title and a $3,000 prize purse for the winner of a kickboxing match, boxing bout, and MMA fight, all in the span of one night.

The event goes down on Friday, February 28th, at the Jeffco County Fairgrounds. An excellent opportunity for young and hungry fighters to make a name for themselves, build their brand, and put some extra cash in their pocket while throwing down for the Colorado fans.

The current competitors include:

  • Eric Adams of Pound 4 Pound Fitness (0-1 MMA)
  • Placido Montoya of Fort Morgan Gladiators (0-1 MMA)
  • Brandon Taylor of DCOMMA Fitness (6-4 MMA)
  • Namir Singleton of Victory MMA (3-2 MMA)
  • Jacobi Jones of Jackson’s MMA Colorado (4-1 MMA)
  • Dean Cotton of Renegade BJJ and MMA (4-3 MMA)
  • Jesse Moorhouse of Jackson’s MMA ACOMA (3-3)
  • An unknown 8th fighter with the last name, Parks.
  • Don’t miss this big night of fight action!

That’s your Colorado MMA News, Weekend WrapUp. Check back later in the week for the preview of the coming weekend’s fight action and keep an eye out for new content to drop along the way.

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