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Weekend Preview: April 27th - 28th

By Matt Frazier | Knuckle Junkies

Two nearby events and an all-women's card in Kansas City highlight the last weekend of a very busy April. Wherever you decide to spend your Saturday, make sure you get out and support local MMA, the world's most exciting sport!

On Saturday, Shamrock Promotions returns to the Lumiere Casino in downtown St. Louis. "Inferno" offers 4 professional and 5 amateur fights in the beautiful Lumiere Theater. Headlined by Booker Derousse and Dan McGlasson in the main event, and Rob Washington vs Sean Huffman in the co-main. Washington looks to get back to his winning ways after a bit of a rough patch in Canada's MFC. For more on "The Beast" and his return home check out our article. The card also features Hit Squad wrestling coach and part-time ring announcer, Ryan Sutton in his second professional bout.

Booker Derousse vs Dan McGlasson
Rob Washington vs Sean Huffman
Ryan Sutton vs Jason Sink
Mike Brazzle vs Adam Deroussetti

Demagio Smith vs Andrew Demarco
Ryan Dennis vs Brad RAmey
Cesar Miranda vs Brandon Schel
Matt Greene vs Herbert morgan
Justin Wilkens vs Derrick Bruffet

Shamrock FC: Inferno
Saturday - April 28th
Lumiere Casino - St. Louis, MO
Event starts @ 7:30

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Two nations collide at the Farmington Civic Center on Saturday night. Nemesis Fighting Alliance in association with the MMA Sports Federation presents Team USA vs Team Canada. The card features fifteen amateur bouts highlighted with three members of Team Canada taking on Team USA coached by Joe Worden. The Destruction MMA coach will have a busy night as he will be cornering nine fighters on the card.

In the main event Tom "Taz" Baker will take on Bil Dwyer in a light heavyweight duel. This match will test Baker's incredible toughness and strong ground game versus Bil Dwyer's one-punch knockout power. Baker last fought at GFL 7 in a match that was awarded "Fight of the Year" honors from Spire, while he didn't get his hand raised that night he showed that he won't go down easy as the slug-fest with Tony Souders went deep into the fifth round. Dwyer is undefeated in three bouts and has never been out of the first round with his longest match lasting one minute and eighteen seconds.

Late additions Andrew Sanchez and Damian Newman have really beefed up what was already a strong offering from Nemesis.

Main Event: Tom Baker vs Bil Dwyer
Kelly Burch vs Freed Moore
Wil Alfaro vs Damian Newman
Luke Fulk vs Mike Hamel
Shane Moffitt vs Ronny Harper

Team USA vs Team Canada
Alex James vs Brandon Fang
Lance Allen vs Xavier Nash
Andrew Sanchez vs Matt DiCenso

Nemesis Fighting Alliance: USA vs Canada
Saturday - April 28th
Farmington Civic Center - Farmington, MO
Doors Open @ 6

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History will be made in Kansas City as the first all-female event will be held. Invicta Fighting Championships features 11 bouts headlined by former Strikeforce Champ Marloes Coenen taking on Romy Ruyssen. Of local interest is St. Charles MMA's Ashley Cummins. "Smashley" will be taking on Sofia Bagherdai who is 4-1 in her career including a win over Fight Me vet Michelle Ould. This will be a tough test for the unbeaten Cummins, who's managed to keep a perfect record in her amateur and professional career.

Make sure you check out our article with Smashley when we caught up with her this past Sunday.

These fights will be streamed live from the Invicta website starting at 7. Cummins/Bagherdai is the second fight on the bill, so make sure you tune in early.

Invicta FC
Saturday - April 28th
Memorial Hall - Kansas City, KS
Event starts @ 7
Streamed Live on invictafc.com

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Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO

Shamrock FC 312 | Sat, December 8th
Ameristar KC, Kansas City, MO

Fight Hard MMA | Sat, December 8th
Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, MO

NFA Fight Before X-mas | Sat, December 15th
Casa Loma Ballroom, St. Louis, MO