PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com – August 9, 2010) – The first ever mixed martial arts event at CSU-Pueblo will take place on Saturday, September 11 at Massari Arena, featuring a fight card boasting an Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran and several top Pueblo MMA fighters.
Colorado's own Shane Carwin, who is currently ranked as the 3rd best Heavyweight in the World, will be making a special appearance for the Bring the Thunder MMA event, as well.
The event will benefit CSU-Pueblo's athletics program. The co-main events feature Cameron Dollar vs. Brett Roller and Eliot Marshall vs. Adriano Camolese.
Cameron Dollar (UFC Vet) vs. Brett Roller: "We are very excited to have these two guys on our card. They are two of the most exciting fighters in the area and used to train together. There is no love lost between the two. Since competing on the Ultimate Fighter and losing his debut in the UFC, Cameron cut down to 145 and is trying to establish himself as a top featherweight and get signed by a bigger promotion. Brett Roller is one of the toughest guys around. He was actually committed to wrestle for CSU-Pueblo coming out of high school after pulling off the biggest upset in Colorado wrestling history. He beat the 4 year undefeated Tom Clum 11-10 in the state finals. The program was dropped soon after his commitment and he chose to pursue MMA instead of wrestling. Brett was originally slated to face Alvin Robinson who pulled off the card due to signing with the Bellator Fighting Championships. Brett didn't hesitate when the opportunity of fighting Cameron came up. There is some bad blood between the two that stems from a falling out when they used to train together and Brett wants to settle it in the cage. Brett is one of those guys that will fight anyone, anytime, anyplace. This fight is going to be fireworks."
Eliot Marshall (UFC Vet) vs. Adriano Camolese (Jiu-Jitsu Black belt, sparring partner for Anderson Silva): "If you ask any fighter how important this fight is to your career, they will tell you that every fight they have is the most important fight. This statement couldn't be more true for Eliot Marshall. Eliot is going to fight Josh Haynes on the Ring of Fire Aug. 28th and turn around 2 weeks later and take on a very tough Adriano Camolese. Two back to back wins for Eliot will certainly get him back where he wants to be, the UFC. Eliot had a great start to his UFC career where he went 3-0 before losing a close split decision to Vladimir Matuchenko. Eliot is more motivated now than ever to prove to the UFC why he deserves to be there. Adriano Camolese is no slouch. He is 4-0 and carries a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu. He is one of Anderson Silva's sparring partners so he knows what it is like to be in the cage with top level fighters. Being that both of these guys hold Black Belts in Jiu-Jitsu I am very excited to see how this fight transpires."
Tickets for the event are sale through TicketsWest.com. Student and military general admission seats are $20, with reserved seats at $35, east side reserved seats at $45, and floor seats going for $75 each.
Corporate seating, including full VIP table purchase, which includes food and drinks, as well as the Massari Arena "Wolf Pack" corporate suite, is also available. To inquire about purchase of corporate seating, contact CSU-Pueblo head wrestling coach, Dax Charles, at (719) 549-2794.