Burt Watson Promotions’ inaugural “MMA LIVE” will be held on Saturday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The event will deliver a stacked 12-bout card featuring local, national and international standouts.
“It’s a different world as a promoter, but our team at Burt Watson Promotions has put together a card that we’re really proud of, and I know the fans are going to love,” said Watson. “Get ready because there’s going to be plenty of action from the first fight to the last.”
In the “MMA LIVE” main event, Miami’s “Know Way” Jose Caceres (14-8-1, 1 NC), the only man to defeat current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and the brother of UFC star Alex Caceres, looks to kick off his 2019 campaign with a win when he battles Fort Lauderdale, Fla.’s Fred “Child of God” Moncaio (6-3) in a three-round welterweight contest. Moncaio has been on a streak, winning five of his last six fights.
Also featured on the card will be a highly anticipated combat jiu-jitsu match between Vero Beach, Fla., phenom Igor Feliz and decorated Miami black belt Enrico Cocco.
Making his return to action, popular Miami standout Edwin “The Emperor” Sarria (5-2) looks to get back to business when he meets Dominican Republic’s Wascar “La Avispa” Cruz in a flyweight contest.
A fearless competitor on fight night, veteran Gabriel “Stunna” Varona (3-5) makes his first start since 2012 when he battles fellow Miami lightweight David Gomez (1-2).
In featherweight action, Miami’s Olivier “Warrior of God” Murad (3-0) puts his perfect record on the line against fellow unbeaten Shawn Brown (2-0) of Lantana, Fla.
Opening up the main card will be a clash of welterweights, as Miami Beach’s Hernan Sosa (4-1) faces West Palm Beach, Fla.’s, “Bad Guy” Smith Amisial (4-5-1), who is looking to extend his current three-fight winning streak.
Tickets for “MMA LIVE” cost $65, $85 and $205 and are available for purchase atticketmaster.com.
Preliminary action will include the following fights:
Lazaro Perez (Leisure City, Fla., 0-0) vs. Katemael Pierre (West Palm Beach, Fla., 0-0)
Ramon Martinez (Dominican Republic, 9-7) vs. Jose Cortes (West Palm Beach, Fla., 5-6)
Vilson Ndregjoni (Hackensack, N.J., 0-0) vs. Danny Vega (Miami, 0-3)
Dilano Taylor (Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 1-0) vs. Roman Faraldo (Key West, Fla., 0-0)
Luis Manuel Marquez (Miami, 1-1) vs. Raymond Ramos (Hollywood, Fla., 3-3)
Alberto Blas (Miami, 1-3) vs. Ginseng Du Jour (Brooklyn, N.Y., 2-6)
All bouts are live and subject to change