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Weekend Preview: May 18th - 19th

By Matt Frazier | Knuckle Junkies

Two out-of-town shows, and a huge Pro/Am at the Ameristar Casino highlight your weekend.

First up tonight on is Bellator 69 from Lake Charles, LA. St. Charles MMA's EJ Brooks will be fighting as part of the undercard shown live on the Spike TV website. The online fights start at 6PM.

The "Pretty Boy" looks to stay unbeaten as he takes on native Louisianan Kalvin "Hot Boy" Hackney (11-2).


Once the fight is over switch over to Facebook and check out Fight Me MMA live from the Aliant Energy center in Madison, WI. The production quality of the fights on Facebook are excellent with Steve Berger on commentary.

In the main event local favorite Lucas "2 Strong" Gwaltney will be taking on Jay Ellis.

Full Fight Card:
Lucas Gwaltney vs Jay Ellis
Ray Lopez vs Ed Smith
Josh Kasee vs Gustavo Rodregiz
Mateo Calllozo vs Quartis Stitt
Will Dickie vs Matt Shaffer
Owen Evinger vs Brandon Wood
Deshaun Jenkins vs Kristen Sessi
Tim Hallock vs Aaron Carter

Check out Fight Me's Facebook page for more information, fights start at 7:30 PM.


On Saturday, Rumble Time Promotions returns to the Ameristar Casino for a terrific fight card featuring 5 pro and 5 amateur bouts headlined by Josh Sampo vs Will Campuzano.

This show will be filmed for airing nation-wide on the Fox Sports Network.

Campuzano has provided plenty of bulletin board material with his recent interview that you can read here.

To read the full breakdown of the card check our our event preview.

Main Card:
Josh Sampo vs Will Campuzano
Zach Freeman vs Charon Spain
Eric Irvin vs TBA
Yohance Flager vs Damien Jeffro
Chris Heatherly vs Corey Barreiro

Gateway to the Top final:
Jason Salttery vs Adam Osmoe

Amateur Fights:
Adam Meredith vs Jeff Escobar
Malcolm Smith vs Wesley Powers
Mark Mclean vs Elijah Neese
Jake Roberts vs Atonio Atkins

Rumble Time MMA
Saturday, May 19th
Ameristar Casino - St. Charles, MO
Fights start @ 7:30