SALEM, New Hampshire (July 9, 2009) – Back in 2006, Manchester welterweight Nate “The Future” Lamotte fought in New Hampshire’s first sanctioned pro mixed-martial-arts show and now his July 31st showdown against Doug “Flash” Gordon has been elevated to main event on American Steel Cagefighting’s (ASC) first professional mixed martial arts show, at the Icenter in Salem, New Hampshire.
Lamotte-Gordon, the original co-feature, due to an injury replaces the originally scheduled main event between Lance Everson and Woody Weatherby.
IFL veteran Lamotte (10-4-0) started studying Shaolin Kempo with Sensei John Burgess when he was eight years old. Nate, who wrestled in high school and college, was given his nickname, “The Future,” by a friend who told him “he was the future of the sport.”
Gordon, fighting out of New Castle, Delaware, has a Brazilian Jui-Jitsu blue belt. His most notable win was a third-round knockout of a fighter with the sport’s most recognizable last name, Gregor Grace, via a devastating kick to the head in their fight last year.
The new co-main event finds New York lightweight Pat Audinwood (7-0-0) putting his undefeated pro record on the line against former Cage Fury Fighting champion, “Mr. Big” Al Buck (6-7-0).
UFC pioneer Patrick Smith (16-13-0) makes his New England debut versus another UFC veteran, super heavyweight Kevin “The Shamnan” Jordan (11-8-0), in the Super Fight.
Also scheduled to brawl on the explosive 10-fight ASC card is middleweight Lamont Lister (6-7-0) vs. Randy Rowe (2-6-0), Worcester featherweight Evan Parker (1-0-0) vs. Albert Ricco in his pro debut, lightweight Damien “The Omen” Trites (2-3-0) vs. Joe Dechaves (3-1-0); lightweight Brian Danner (1-1-0) vs. Chris Foster (3-0-0), welterweight Carlos Nieves (3-6-0) vs. Ryan Schieding (3-1-0); Boston welterweight Nick Drummond (2-0-0) vs. Manchester’s pro debuting Adam McQuaid. Al Germain Sterling faces Ibrahiem Tody, of Allston (MA), in a 145-pound amateur match.
All fights are scheduled for three, three-minute rounds; fighters and fights are subject to change. Tickets, priced at $50.00, $75.00, and $100.00, are available to purchase at Stateline Ticket Agency in Salem (NH) and all Two Guys Smoke Shop stores in Salem, Nashua and Seabrook (NH), as well as by calling toll free 888.224.4272 or going on line to www.AmericanSteelCagefighting.com.
Doors open at 6 PM, first fight at 8 PM. Go to www.AmericanSteelCagefighting.com for additional information.
American Steel Cage Fighting
ASC is co-owned by David Garofalo and Sal LoNano. Garofalo is the proprietor of Two Guys Smoke Shop, in Salem (NH), one of the world’s highest volume independently owned cigar retailer. LoNano, who managed professional boxers “Irish” Micky Ward and former world light welterweight champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, owns S & L Boxing, which has promoted numerous nationally televised pro boxing shows. Gary Marino is the ASC matchmaker.