Posted by: Drew | May 19, 2008

World Fighting Championships Present “Lock Down” The Battle Of North Vs. South At The Tropicana Casino And Resort In Atlantic City Friday, May 30, 2008

Featuring an Explosive Main Event Showdown by Four-Time World Muay Tai Kickboxing Champion, Kit “Prophecy”Cope against Dave Cochran

MTV’s Reality Series “True Life” to Feature Fighter Kit Cope in July Episode

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; May 19, 2008) – Florida-based mixed martial arts promoters, World Fighting Champions (WFC) bring an action-packed MMA extravaganza to Atlantic City’s Tropicana Casino And Resort on Friday, May 30, 2008. WFC premiers “Lock Down” The Battle of North vs. South” featuring Kit “The Prophecy” Kope & Dave Cochran and thrilling bouts from some of the top mixed martial artists from one coast to the other.

Tom Crowther, President and CEO of WFC, states, “Going to Atlantic City is historic… some of the most legendary brawls have taken place there. We are excited to be apart of the action and looking forward to taking WFC to the next level.”

The main bout features the popular, Kit “Prophecy” Cope, fighting for the first time in over a year since having ACL replacement surgery. Kit is currently being followed by MTV’s award-winning “True Life” documentary series portraying remarkable real-life stories of young people and the unusual subcultures they inhabit. The coverage of Kit’s May 30th performance will air in early July on an episode called True Life, “My Life as an MMA Fighter.”

“Lockdown” will feature some of the most talented MMA fighters to step into the ring from coast to coast including Las Vegas’ Kit “The Prophecy” Cope (1-4) vs. Iowa’s Dave Cochran (24-24), Florida’s Eric Reynolds (8-0) vs. Jersey’s Damien Vitale (4-0), Florida’s Danny Ruiz (6-2) vs. Jersey’s Eric Henry (7-4), Florida’s Daniel Perez (2-0) vs. NJ’s Hercules Benjamin (1-0-0).

The May 30th event can be viewed LIVE by fight fans around the world on the Fight Site Channel on iBN Sports, a premiere Internet-based broadcast sports television network. Web site is located at www.ibnsports.com.

The official “Lockdown” WEIGH-INS will be held on Thursday, May 29 at 6pm in the Tropicana Ballroom and are OPEN to the public. The weigh-ins will include a meet and greet with the fighters as well as on-on-one interviews with the press, available upon request.

About iBN Sports
iBN Sports (Interactive Broadcast Network Sports) is the premier destination of Live Internet sports network programming. Fans are provided both LIVE and On-Demand sports programming of world class competitions, in depth news and information. Sports enthusiast can go to www.ibnsports.com and watch full screen, high definition (HD) video footage anytime, anywhere from amateur to professional sports iBN is headquartered in Orange County California and operates worldwide through partnerships and affiliates.

Tickets priced from $50 -$150 (VIP) and are on sale now and available at the Tropicana Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1402 , or www.mmawfc.com. Showroom doors open at 8pm, preliminaries start at 9pm, and main event commences at 11:30pm.

About WFC
World Fighting Championships (WFC) is the premier MMA league that prides itself on being the most fighter friendly organization in the world while hosting the intense, action packed events that fans want to see. The WFC’s foundation is focused on forming true relationships with fighters, fans and sponsors within the community coupled with creating the edge of your seat adrenaline filled shows and concepts that make the WFC the league of choice. Please log-on to http://www.mmawfc.com for more information on upcoming WFC MMA fights.

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