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World Championship Fighting announces full card for WCF 9 on Feb. 26


Hawn vs. Gallicchio named Co-Main Event for WCF 9-Full Card Announced

World Championship Fighting today announced that former Olympian and undefeated MMA fighter Rick Hawn is scheduled to fight New Jersey native Tom Gallicchio in the Co-Main event of WCF 9, which takes place Friday, February 26 2010 from the Shriner's Auditorium in Wilmington, MA. Hawn is a four time national champion in Judo, and finished in the top 10 at the 2004 Olympics.

He trains under both Jimmy Pedro and Mark Dellagrotte, and has started his MMA career at a blistering pace, going 5-0 is less than a year. Gallicchio has won 7 out of his last 8 fights, and has the majority of his wins by submission. He represents a step up in competition for Hawn, and the crowd is sure to love this one.

Also added to WCF 9 is a classic striker vs. grappler match up between fan favorite Jamie Campbell and Colin Schrader. Both fighters are undefeated, and both intend to keep it that way on February 26. Campbell was last in action at WCF 3 when he knocked out Jose Valentin in the first round. Schrader makes his much anticipated WCF debut, but has won his 2 pro fights by submission.

As previously announced, the card is headlined by Mike "The Beast" Campbell vs. Marc Stevens. WEC Veteran Mike Campbell is fresh off a win at WCF 8, and is 7-2 overall with 2 first round TKO wins for World Championship Fighting. Campbell is moving down to his optimal fight weight of 155 pounds to take on his toughest opponent to date at 155.

Stevens is a dominant wrestler with fantastic ground and pound, and was 4-0 in 2009 (12-4 overall) with big wins over Hitalo Machado and "Mr. Big" Al Buck. Stevens is currently ranked #2 in New England at 155 lbs. and he looks to continue his rise to the top on February 26, but standing in his way is "The Beast."

The current fight card was also announced, and those fights are listed below:

Mike Campbell (Sit Yod Tong) vs. Marc Stevens (Jui-Jitsu Nation)
Rick Hawn (Sit Yod Tong) vs. Tom Gallicchio (Bombsquad)
John Benoit (Renzo NH) vs. Noah Weisman (BJJ Revolution)
Dan Bonnell (Renzo NH) vs. Cesario de Souza (Dragon Lair)
Mike Zichelle (MMAT Center) vs. Stephen Stengel
Jamie Campbell (Execution) vs. Colin Schrader (Bombsquad)
Dan Simmler (Simmler BJJ) vs. Robby Roberts (Brute Force)
Matt Martin (USMMA) vs. Peter Cole (Bombsquad)
Nelson Gaipo (Dragon Lair) vs. Matt Johnson (SSSF)
Carlos Lovato (Premier Fight Team) vs. Guillermo Echuaca (Zulu)
Joel Ly (Guy Chase) vs. Steve Beck

World Championship Fighting
Friday, Feb 26 7:30 PM
Shriners Auditorium
99 Fordham RD Wilmington, MA

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