From Extreme Fight Championship:
On Saturday, November 24, at the Police Athletic League of Parsippany, New Jersey, Promoter Hani Darwish of Extreme Fight Club (EFC) will proudly present Extreme Fighting Championship 5 "Undisputed", a night of full-contact MMA action, featuring some of the areas most talented rising stars.
EFC events are already known for their heart-stopping action and the big crowds they attract, and the fifth installment, "Undisputed", will be no different, with up to 16 competitive bouts scheduled.
In the night's three-round main event, Extreme Fight Club's own Gil "Blackout" Isabel (4-0-0) will defend his EFC Heavyweight Championship.
The 6 foot 1 inch, 245-lb Isabel is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu specialist with fast, powerful hands to go along with his impressive submission skills. The 34-year-old has torn through his first four opponents, three inside the distance.
Darwish and his EFC team say they are currently working on finding a challenger who can push the seemingly unstoppable champion. His name will be announced shortly.
As has become the EFC hallmark, the undercard will feature many of the area's most talented warriors in bouts matched with an eye on maximizing excitement. The entire bout line-up will be announced in the coming weeks.
Aside from the edge-of-your-seat MMA action, special guests and other special attractions are also scheduled.
"This will be our best show yet," said an excited Hani Darwish. "And that's saying something considering how superb the first four shows have been. We have Gil Isabel back in our main event and he just gets better and more exciting with every fight. We've got fighters from the top MMA schools in the Tri-State area showcasing some of their fighters. The first four EFC shows sold out. This one will sell out. I'm extremely happy to be part of such a vibrant MMA scene in this area and with how well things are going for the EFC organization."
Tickets for Extreme Fighting Championship 5 "Undisputed" are priced at General Admission (Standing Room Only): $35.00; General Admission Seating: $45.00; Cageside Seating: $65.00; and VIP: $100.00 and can be purchased directly from Extreme Fight Club (10 Squirrelwood Road Woodland Park N.J.), online at www.efcmma.com or by phone 973.653.5449.
WARNING: All EFC events sell out. Purchase your tickets now before it's too late.
On fight night, doors open at 6 pm and the first bout is at 7. The Police Athletic League of Parsippany is located at 33 Baldwin Road in Parsippany, NJ.
About EFC's Hani Darwish:
Extreme Fighting Championship is owned and operated by CEO Hani Darwish.
Darwish has achieved a great amount of success in the fight game, as the founder of premier mixed-martial-arts facility, Extreme Fight Club, in Woodland Park, New Jersey, and, before that, half of the well-known fight promoting duo "The Darwish Brothers Knockout Promotions".
37-year-old Darwish found his way to combat sports starting in childhood when he began training with his four brothers under the direction of their father, a long-time veteran in mixed martial arts. He went on to win over 100 grappling tournaments and also attributes some of his success to his private training under John Monaco, a three-time Division III All-American at Montclair State and perennial Greco-Roman Olympian wrestler, Momir Petkovic (1x Gold, 3x Silver, 1x Bronze), current coach of the USA Olympic Greco Roman wrestling team.
Darwish has studied in numerous styles of fighting and has an extensive background in Boxing, Submission/Freestyle/Greco Roman Wrestling, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Kung-fu, Muay Thai, Freestyle Fighting and mixed martial arts.
Along with his older brother Wally, Darwish promoted boxing cards in New Jersey from 2003-2009 (under the name The Darwish Brothers, Knockout Promotions) and also managed some high-profile boxers including 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist and WBA Junior Middleweight Champion David Reid and six-time super middleweight challenger Omar Sheika. He transitioned to full-time MMA and opened Extreme Fight Club in September 2009.
With such a wealth of knowledge and experience in the combat sports, Darwish is well known as one of the elite trainers in the New Jersey area, a hotbed for MMA.
With so many talented young fighters under his guidance at EFC Gym, Darwish says it was a natural progression to begin promoting events, so that he could test his fighters' skills inside the cage. Under the name Extreme Fighting Championship, Darwish promoted two sold-out shows in 2011 and two more, so far, in 2012.
The EFC organization has quickly established itself as the ultimate proving ground for young fighters whose drive to become the best meant they needed to face the best and EFC events have become the premier showcases for MMA in the Garden State.
Darwish also runs anti-bullying seminars at his gym and at schools in North Jersey.
For more information on Hani Darwish or the EFC organization, log onto www.EFCMMA.com.
Twitter: @EFC_MMA, @hanidarwishmma