Amarillo, Texas -- Hard charging, Texas-based mixed martial arts fight promotion company, Shark Fight Promotions, is set to deliver another exceptional night of MMA excitement in Odessa, Texas on Saturday, June 25th at the Ector County Coliseum. Fresh off their successful debut outside of their home state of Texas in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the promotion is excited to bring their fans in West Texas another action-packed combat experience.
Shark Fights 16 in Odessa will feature the hard-hitting Shark Fights Interim Welterweight Champ Josh Neer and California native Jesse Juarez in a non-title bout. This match up will display two opposing styles between two seasoned veterans. Neer (29-10-1), preferring the standup game that demonstrates his superb striking skills, will face the tough ground game of Juarez (15-6-0) who is not afraid to stand toe-to-toe or take it to the mat to finish off an opponent.
The Co-Main Event also promises West Texas MMA fans a compelling match up sure to be a war. This bout figures to be a hard hitting brawl featuring two rising stars in the MMA universe. The quickly improving Artenas Young (6-3-0) will face off against Elvis Mutapcic (8-1). Young, coming off an impressive win at Shark Fights 15, will display his lightening quick hand speed that makes his opponents think twice before going in for the takedown. While Mutapcic's impressive power is sure to test Young's entire arsenal.According to Shark Fights executive Wes Nolen, "We at Shark Fights are excited to bring our show back to West Texas. We love our fans in West Texas, and West Texas loves us. We have put together a sensational card for this event, with an intriguing mix of exciting veterans and some very impressive young fighters starting to make a little noise within the industry. We are also thrilled to have our stellar commentating team back for this event, with WWE and WCW great Bill Goldberg providing the color alongside Erik Apple as the lead commentator. These two are a real asset to our programming!"
Shark Fights 16 will be filmed for television as part of their 2011 broadcast relationship with FUEL TV, and aired as part of FUEL TV's Friday Fight Night. Visit www.fuel.tv for more information on upcoming Shark Fights broadcast events. For tickets to Shark Fights 16 in Odessa, Texas visit www.sharkfights.com , go to events and click on Shark Fights 16 banner.