The main event of the evening will see Tacoma’s Harrison Bevens (7-2) in a 5-round battle versus Julian Erosa (12-2) of Yakima for the SFL USA 155lb. championship. With each fighter coming off a win earlier this year, they will be looking to keep their respective streaks alive and take home the first ever SFL USA lightweight belt. Both men have proven to be finishers, with 17 of their combined 20 professional victories coming by either knockout or submission.
After a win in his pro debut in May of 2008, Harrison Bevens rattled off five straight victories, all by submission. With only two of his bouts ending up in the judge’s hands, MMA fans in the Pacific Northwest know that when Bevens steps into the cage, fireworks are sure to follow.
His opponent, the more experienced Julian Erosa, is no stranger to explosives finishes himself, with 11 of his 12 victories coming by stoppage. Erosa turned pro in 2010, and has since proven that he can do it all, with seven submissions and four knockouts to his credit. With the lightweight strap on the line, both men are sure to turn in “Fight of the Night” worthy performances.
In the co-main event, the crowd in Tacoma will be treated to something very rarely seen, a real-life superhero. Ben “Flat-Top” Fodor (4-0), or as he may be better known, Seattle Superhero Phoenix Jones, will put his undefeated streak on the line against the equally dangerous and undefeated Tyson Cunningham (3-0) for the SFL USA middleweight championship.
A pro since 2013, Shoreline, Washington’s Ben Fodor is one of the more interesting characters you’re likely to find. In July of 2011, Fodor formed the Rain City Superhero Movement. As costumed vigilante Phoenix Jones, Fodor patrolled the streets of Seattle with other like-minded individuals, gaining an international following. As a fighter, with two of his four professional victories coming by submission, he has shown that he has what it takes to come out victorious in the cage, as well as on the streets.
Fodor’s adversary, explosive Enumclaw native Tyson Cunningham will also be looking to remain unbeaten. At 3-0, with all three victories coming by knockout, Cunningham will present Fodor with his toughest test to date. Also a pro since 2013, Cunningham has been a buzz saw, destroying opponents with his heavy-handed attack. This fight promises to be a war from beginning to end, with two of the Northwest’s most promising young talents aiming to claim their spot atop the SFL USA middleweight division.
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