Former football champs set to headline 'Arena Combat' two-on-two MMA fighting event on Aug. 9

Arena Combat

From the college gridiron to the arena of combat!

Miami, FL, June 26th, 2014 – When you crossover America’s most popular sport with America’s newest sport, you have HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT’s inaugural U.S. event.

Eryk Anders and Marcel Stamps are not only former University of Alabama standouts, together they are two of the hottest MMA fighters in the Southeast. On Saturday August 9th in Bristol, Virginia, they will team up again in the main event of ARENA COMBAT 1.

The event will take place at the Bearcat Den Arena in Bristol, and will feature fighters from Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The competing two-fighter teams will be featured in HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT’s forthcoming national television program, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

CEO of HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT Casey Oxendine spoke on the announcement, "Holding our first American event in the Tri-Cities region of Virginia and Tennessee was a no-brainer. It’s a central location in the Southeast, home of the 8th largest venue in the world Bristol Motor Speedway, and universally known as the "Birthplace of Country Music." Now, Bristol will once again make history as the "Birthplace of Arena Combat."

ERYK ANDERS & MARCEL STAMPS are slated to main event ARENA COMBAT 1 against a team of two Russian competitors. Russian fighters have been auditioning for a chance to fight on the first U.S. event, and announcement of these fighters will be made in the coming weeks.

ERYK ANDERS began fighting in 2012, compiled at 10-3-1 MMA record, and has won two belts. Anders is currently the V3Fights Light Heavyweight Champion and the former Strike Hard Promotions Middleweight Champion. Seven of his ten wins have come by TKO or submission. Anders currently trains at Spartan Fitness in Birmingham, Alabama. Anders was a part of the 2009 National Championship team, starting at linebacker for the Crimson Tide.

MARCEL STAMPS has only been fighting for seven months, and has put together an undefeated record of 4-0. Stamps trains at Champions Freestyle MMA in Birmingham. Stamps played three years at the University of Alabama, specializing in the linebacker position and on special teams.

"This is a slam dunk, home run, and touchdown having two incredible football players turned fighters take on two of Russia’s finest competitors. Expect some serious fireworks between these four men, when they enter our Arena," remarked CYRUS FEES, President of HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT.

ARENA COMBAT 1 will take place on Saturday, August 9th from the Bearcat Den Arena in Bristol, Virginia. Card announcements will be announced over the coming weeks, along with a press release regarding the event’s national broadcast.

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