Manassas Fighter to Compete in Danger Zone Event
Ryan Grisby of Manassas will be making his amateur fight debut this weekend in nearby Manassas Park.
The first Mixed Martial Arts event in Manassas Park brought more than a dozen exciting fights to the Cage and an evening filled with knockouts and submissions. With 16 bouts planned for this Saturday at the city's community center, fans will be sure to see lots of action, plus, UFC Hall of Fame fighter Dan Severn.
Ryan Grisby of Manassas will be making his amateur fight debut against Phillip Riggs. Grisby trains with Ron Hill, an Operation Octagon veteran, at Rage Fight Club. “This will be a good opportunity to get in there and get some experience,” Grisby said.
Emit MMA of Fredericksburg will field a team of fighters for the event, two of whom will have their first amateur matches at Danger Zone. “The team is ready for their fights, and have been training hard," Tony Horn, the coach for the team, said.
Teammate Joe Slaughter who is a veteran of Barbarian Fight Club events will be there hoping to improve his 6-2 record.
The event weigh-ins are 7-9 p.m. at Hooters in Manassas on Friday.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.. Tickets range from $25 to $75 and are available at instantseats.com or, at the door at the Manassas Park Community Center at 99 Adams St. Below is the fight card for Saturday's event:
The Danger Zone presents, "BRING IT" Fight Card
1 Justin Sills 0-1 140 Catch Vs. Pat Morris (0-0)
2. Josh Trainor (1-1) 135 Vs. Albert Benjamin (0-3)
3.Tacuma Robinson (1-1) 130 Catch Vs. Francisco Armodo Montoya (0-1)
4 Ahria Sorbi (1-0) 145 Vs.. Tyson Lee 1-2
5. Eric "Country Boy" Hughson (0-0) 205 Vs. Andrew "The Tank" Murray (1-1)
6.Charles Kessinger 4-6 135 Vs. Open
7. Wayne Cephas (0-0) 170 VS. Darryn Messersmith 1-1
8.Steve Buchman (0-0) 145 Vs. Justin "Tangerine" Bartlett (0-0)
9. Phillip Riggs 0-0 175 Catch Vs. Ryan Grisby 0-0
10. Anthony "Bang-Bang" McClelland 3-2-0 155 VS. Billy "THE BULL" Miller (3-1)
11. Sean Bennett (2-1) vs Nick Weaver 1-1
12. Dezmond Chaviera 2-1 VS 145 2-1 Gustevio Keisler
13. Joe "Giddy Up" Jackson 1-1 260 vs. Open
14.Zach Gobel (6-4) 185 Joe "The Grim" Slaughter 6-2
15.Greg Lyman 0-1 180 Catch Vs. Mark McCaine 0-0
16. Kevin Marks Grappling Match vs Joe Lahair
(Card subject to change)
It’s a busy fall for combat sports enthusiasts, as Operation Octagon returns to Dulles Sportsplex in Sterling on Oct. 22.
Dan Severn will host a wrestling clinic at Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas in November.
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