Saturday, September 28, Richmond Coliseum
Left Hook Entertainment Inc. is excited to announce the Richmond Rumble, an MMA event, coming to the Richmond Coliseum on September 28. This all-pro card will feature 13 fights, including exhibitions from local MMA fighters, as well as a UFC veteran.
Tickets start at $17 and are available at the Ford Box Office at the Richmond Coliseum, online at RichmondColiseum.net and Ticketmaster.com, area Ticketmaster outlets or Charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. The fights will begin at 7 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to arrive early to see the action-packed night!
“I am very excited that Left Hook Entertainment has finally reached this level, and is going to be at the Richmond Coliseum with such a great card that will most definitely leave fans talking about Richmond’s MMA talent,” said Craig Yerkey, owner of Left Hook Entertainment Inc. Yerkey, who has partnered with FaceJay Promotions for the venture, is excited to be bringing this all-professional MMA event to Richmond, to help bring attention and appreciation to MMA, and it’s expanding presence in Richmond and throughout Virginia at large. In addition, Yerkey promised the Richmond Rumble fight card will live up to Left Hook’s history of organizing action-packed events, hopefully making future Richmond Rumble events a regular occurrence in Virginia’s capitol city.
The main event and co-main event are probably the most anticipated fights of the card. The co-main event will feature local MMA Institute (MMAI) fighter Mike “Tailor Made” Wade (4-2), who has already defeated numerous big-show veterans, and will take on another one as he fights Nah-Shon Burrell (9-3), who previously competed in the UFC.
“It should be the best pro-show yet in Virginia,” said Wade. “I can’t wait to shine in my backyard.” The main event will also feature an MMAI fighter Terrell “Hollywood Hobbit” Hobbs (8-5) versus Jeremy Myers (4-10). Terrell has also fought for Bellator MMA, and is currently on a six-fight winning streak.
“It means a lot to me to be the main event on this card,” Hobbs said. “Ever since I have been on a winning streak people are starting to realize how good I’ve become, but some people still don’t know how much I’ve progressed. I’m excited that they will get to see me with their own eyes on September 28. We’re going to show people that we have real, world-class fighters right here in Richmond.”
Besides the main events, the additional 11 pro-fights are sure to be entertaining, and feature some up-and-coming pro-talent, such as undefeated Mark Strickland (2-0), and Virginia-native Ryan Hall (2-1-1), who is world-renowned for his BJJ skills.
Left Hook Entertainment Inc. is a Richmond-based promotional company, specializing in amateur and professional MMA events. Their mission is to bring the best MMA to RVA, and to promote real fighters with heart, discipline, determination, and talent. Besides Richmond Rumble, Left Hook Entertainment is also the company behind the popular amateur fight promotion, Downtown Ground and Pound.