http://www.cagewarriors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22388 CFC HITS NEWCASTLE Combat Fighting Championships is proud to announce its first ever UK event on Saturday May 17th at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle. Mixed Martial Arts pits fighters of all disciplines into one-on-one combat and is a sport of technique, professionalism and discipline. These men are tough, this game is tough and the results are often spectacular and always compelling. MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world and in May, the CFC will bring the best the world has to offer on an action-packed night of race-pulsing entertainment to one of the top venues in the north of England. Top of the bill will be a tantalising heavyweight clash between two of the biggest names in the sport with Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez taking on Jeff "The Snowman" Monson. Rodriguez - a 6ft 4in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist - has beaten some of the legendary names of the Heavyweight division including Andrei Arlovski, Paul Buenetello and MMA legend and current Heavyweight number one, Randy "the Natural" Couture. In Monson, he faces one of the most experienced Heavyweights in world MMA, a 5ft 9in pit-bull who is a master of submission wrestling and has tested his skills against some of the most dangerous proponents of MMA in history, men like Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell, Forrest Griffin and Tim Sylvia. Combat FC's COO M. Preston Clarke said: "To be bringing CFC to the UK is a pleasure in itself and we are excited to showcase our event in Newcastle on Saturday May 17th at the Metro Radio Arena. Combat FC is all about quality Mixed Martial Arts and is dedicated to providing the sporting world with quality MMA events. MMA is still an emerging sport in the UK and we aim to bring the best of it to new fans all over the country - we will bring the best athletes with the greatest mix of skills together and give the UK an exciting night of Mixed Martial Arts." Karl Woolley, Combat FC's CEO, said "Our match makers are dedicated to bringing the fans the fights they want to see and we know they won't be disappointed with this card. We have athletes, like Ricco Rodriquez, who have beaten some of the top names in MMA including Randy Couture and Andrei Arlovsk. We will continue to support the development of top athletes and competitions and are willing to work with and support companies that are dedicated to quality Mixed Martial Arts." It will be a night of drama, action and heart; of winners, losers and world class Mixed Martial Arts - the only question you need to ask is: can you afford to miss it?