Shane Corbin Promotion's Collision in the Cage MMA Event premiers tomorrow night at the UCI Bren Event Center in the University of Irvine, CA. This event marks the first event for the College Cage Series, a MMA Promotion intended to allow young fighters that attend college compete to win a contract with a top MMA promotion. The College Cage Series offers a scholarship to each winner of a series of MMA tournaments. There will be tryouts held throughout the year and the tournaments will be filmed for a full season television series. The winners of each tournament will win championship rings, scholarship money and the chance to sign a multi-fight contract.
But make no mistake, this series is not only for college fighters trying to build their name. The first event will feature some top level professional fighters with tons of experience as well. The main event features MFC lightweight champion Antonio McKee vs. Team Vitor Belfort's Rodrigo Ruiz; Team Oyama's Giva "The Arm Collector" Santana vs. former WEC middleweight champion Lodune Sincaid; Bellator veteran Jesse Juarez vs. Team Vitor Belfort's Mauro "Xuxa" Chimento; undefeated Felipe Foglin vs. Team Maverick's Erin Birn; and former King of the Cage champion Waachiim Spiritwolf vs. Fernando Bettega. The card also features three college cage series finalists bouts: All In MMA's Carlos Aguilar vs. Mike Christensen, Jason Williams vs. Reign Training Center's John Mowery and Adrian Bio vs. Jamie Mowery.
The weigh-ins for the Collision in the Cage took place this afternoon at the UCI Bren Center Stewart Press Conference Room with 8 bouts scheduled for tomorrow night. All 16 fighters weighed in and all the bouts are scheduled to take place. Check out the pictures below:
Rodrigo Ruiz vs Antonio Mckee
Giva Santana vs. Lodune Sincaid
Mauro Chimento vs Jesse Juarez
Erin Birn vs Felipe Foglin
Waachiim Spiritwolf vs Fernando Bettega
Mike Christansen vs Carlos Aguilar
Jason Williams vs John Mowery
The lovely ring girls Tabitha and Astrea:
Check out some more pictures below:
For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, you can check out College Cage Series website here: http://www.collegecageseries.com/home.html