ROF Live Wire, ROF 36 Demolition on Sale!

Written by: Kid Peligro


On Friday, December 4th one of MMA's premiere organizationsreturns to action with RING OF FIRE 36: DEMOLITION.

The card will feature Seven UFC veterans and is headlined by two former starsof SPIKE TV's Ultimate Fighter.

TUF Season 8 finalist Vinny Magalhaes will make his ROF debut when he clasheswith TUF Season 3 star and local fan favorite BIG Mike Nickels.

Magalhaes is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and hails from Gracie Humaitain Rio de Janeiro, the school founded by Helio Gracie. He now resides in LasVegas and trains and teaches out of the Tapout Training Center. Magalhaes is athree time world champion in BJJ, and is a Pan American grappling Champion. OnTUF Season 8 he defeated Lance Evans, Jules Bruchez and Krzysztof Soszynski. Hethen moved on to the finale against Ryan Bader losing by knockout. He is comingoff a first round submission victory at CFP in North Carolina in October.

BIG Mike Nickels is a brown belt in Machado Jiu-Jitsu. He is the owner andInstructor of Colorado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Highlands Ranch, CO.After going 3-1 in fights at ROF, Nickels went on to be part of Ken Shamrock'steam on Season 3 of the Ultimate fighter. He lost in his first fight to MattHamill by unanimous decision; however, he returned on the undercard for thefinale, defeating previously undefeated Wes Combs by rear naked choke in thefirst round. Nickels then returned to ROF for one fight and scored one of thequickest K.O.'s in the promotions history dropping Carpacio Owens in just under7 seconds. The victory earned him a match against Stephan Bonnar at UFC 73.Nickels has gone 3-0 in his last 3 fights, most recently defeating UFC veteranDavid Heath at MFC 22 in Canada. He scored both Fight of The Night a Submissionof the night awards in the match. The bout was heralded as one, if not the bestfight in MFC history.

The remainder of the card feature one of the best lineups in the RING OF FIRE10 year history. It is stacked with UFC, Strikeforce, and K-1 Veterans andhighlighted by promotion stand outs Duane BANG Ludwig and Alvin KID Robinson.

MAIN EVENT 205 lbs:
BIG Mike Nickels vs Vinny Magalhaes
Highlands Ranch, CO        Las Vegas, NV

Feature Bout 155 lbs:
Duane BANG! Ludwig vs. Ryan Roberts
Thornton,CO                           Omaha, NE

Feature Bout 145 lbs:
Alvin KID Robinson vs. Anthony Morrison
Thornton,CO                      Philadelphia, PA

Feature Bout 155 lbs:
Cameron Dollar vs. Kit Cope
Colo Springs, CO     Las Vegas, NV

Cody Donovan vs. Eric Smith
Aurora, CO           Las Vegas, NV

Feature Bout 185 lbs:
Chilo Gonzalez vs. Ian Berg
Denver,CO                   Denver, CO

Feature Bout 185 lbs:
Andre Walker vs. Andreas Spang
Denver,CO               Las Vegas, NV

The undercard will feature 5 amateur matches including two women's bouts.Jen LIL ICE Berg will return to ROF. At ROF 35 Berg and her opponent Diana Raelearned both a standing ovation from the crowd and the Fight of The Nightaward.




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Visit the Magness Arena box office
Monday-Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed if no events; 2 hours before an event otherwise.
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Ticket Prices: All tickets subject to facility fee, city tax and parkingincluded (totals $7.00). Online purchases will be subject to an additionalfee.

Tickets are priced at $25.00, $35.00, and $45.00

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