Sean “Big Sexy” Mccorkle to Face Brian Heden in Inaugural Worldwide Mixed Martial Arts Sports Event to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Written by: Eddie Goldman
2012-02-21
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Former UFC fighter Karo “The Heat”Parisyan vs. Thomas “Wildman” Denny featured in co-main event

LITTLE FALLS, NJ – February 21, 2012
– Worldwide Mixed Martial Arts Sports,Inc. (WMMA) confirmed today that Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle and Brian Heden willheadline its inaugural charitable event, WMMA: McCorkle vs. Heden, Fighting fora Better World. The event will take place on March 31, 2012 at the 12,500-seatDon Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas, and will benefit the Wounded WarriorProject (WWP) and the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2).

According to William McFarlane, President of WMMA, “The super heavyweight clashbetween McCorkle and Heden is sure to bring fireworks to El Paso as well asleave fans watching at home wanting more. By having two veterans of the sportat the top of this card benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project and the U.S.Army Wounded Warrior Program, it highlights our commitment to qualitycompetition, respect for the sport, and promise to the local community and ourreal heroes.”

Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle (14-2), a UFC veteran, is looking to continue hiswinning ways after winning his last five fights.   One of McCorkle’s mostnotable wins was in front of his hometown in Indianapolis when he defeated K-1and Pride veteran Mark Hunt at UFC 119.

“On March 31, 2012, my winning streak will be six,” stated McCorkle. “There isno way I am losing this fight. I am walking out of the Don Haskins Centerconsidered one of the top super heavyweights in the world, and if I have todominate Brian to do it, so be it.”

Brian Heden (21-10) is looking to get his first win of 2012 after beingdefeated by Jason Walraven at C3 Fights: Summer Slamfest.  Heden is cominginto the fight as the veteran of the two, having fought in over 30 professionalcontests.  Heden has fought over 7 UFC and Strikeforce veterans, includingBrett Rodgers and UFC Hall of Fame member, Dan “The Beast” Severn.

Heden is looking forward to stepping into the cage with McCorkle, stating “IfSean thinks he’s going to have an easy fight, he’s in for a surprise. Hiswinning streak stops in El Paso.”

The co-main event features an explosive fight between Karo “The Heat” Parisyan(19-8) vs. Thomas “Wildman” Denny (26-19-1). Parisyan, a former UFC fighter, ison a 3-fight skid and looks to get back on the winning track. He was the formerWEC Welterweight Champion and holds notable wins over Nick Diaz, Chris Lytle,and Matt Serra.  However, Parisyan will have his hands full with Thomas“Wildman” Denny.  Denny is hungry for a win after dropping his last twofights.  With a record of 26-19-1, Denny is a former King of the CageWelterweight Champion and has fought the sport’s best athletes, including NickDiaz.

Partnering with the City of El Paso and Fort Bliss, TX, WMMA works to introducethe sport of mixed martial arts and its benefits to the community. As part oftheir mission, WMMA will donate a substantial amount of this event’s live gateto charity and continue to be a strong supporter and advocate of their criticalmission.

WMMA is hosting a press conference where it plans to formally introduce thecompany and its mission to the world of mixed martial arts, the media and thepublic. The press conference will be held at Fort Bliss, TX today, February 21,2012 at 5 p.m. MST.

The press conference will be open to the public and all media. In addition, itwill be webcasted at www.wmmasports.com.WMMA invites everyone to ask questions via Twitter (@WMMASports) and by usingthe hastag #WMMAElPaso.

Worldwide Mixed Martial Arts Sports, Inc. (“WMMA”) is more than the sport ofmixed martial arts. WMMA is a premier sports and entertainment enterprisesdedicated to the global, responsible development of the sport of mixed martialarts through the promotion of culture and humanitarian values founded on theprinciples and traditions of balanced mental, physical and spiritualdevelopment.