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SciFighting Will Be Cageside This Sunday At University of MMA: Fight Night 5


SciFighting.com will be cageside this Sunday to cover University of MMA: Fight Night 5 at Club Nokia at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

The doors open for the event at 3:30 PM PT with the first bout beginning at 4 PM PT.

The Card is headlined by two title fights as Systems Training Center and Krav Maga Unyted’s AJ Lavarias (3-0) defends his 155 pound title against House of Champion’s Derion ‘DC’ Chapman (4-0) and Upland MMA’s Jarett ‘Real Talk’ Conner (4-0) defends his 170 pound belt against Elite Training Center’s Roman ‘The Gladiator’ Todorovich (4-1).

Also on the card is Ronda Rousey training partner Marina Shafir (3-0) in what could be her last bout as an amateur fighter. Shafir is taking on karate black belt and former collegiate softball player Nicole ‘Fidget’ Upshaw (1-1). Upshaw is coming off an impressive TKO win this past October.

In addition to Rousey, many of MMA’s elite fighters are bringing their protégés to compete on the card. Jason ‘Mayhem” Miller trained Samuelray Barrera (2-1) will be making his University of MMA debut. Also, Josh Barnett product Shohei Yamamoto (2-0) will be returning to the University of MMA cage after wowing the crowd at University of MMA Fight Night 3.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at  www.UofMMA.com and www.axs.com.

Photo via the University of MMA's Facebook Page
Photo via the University of MMA’s Facebook Page

The entire fight card can be seen below:

University of MMA Lightweight Championship
155 lbs. – AJ Lavarias (Systems Training Center) vs. Derion Chapman (House of Champions)

University of MMA Welterweight Championship
170 lbs. – Jarrett Conner (Upland MMA) vs. Roman Todorovich (Elite Training Center)

145 lbs. – Marina Shafir (Glendale Fight Team) vs. Nicole Upshaw (AZ Dragons MMA)

170 lbs. – Shohei Yamamoto (CSW) vs. Isaiah Grant (10th Planet Jiu Jitsu/TapouT LA)

129 lbs. CW – Roxy Pinotti (Systems Training Center) vs. Amanda Jones (Dynamix Martial Arts)

205 lbs. – Ozzy Diaz (NZT Pankration) vs. Samuelray Barrera (Kings MMA)

133 lbs. CW – Han Lee (Independent) vs. Demar George (Dream Killer Fight Team)

155 lbs. – Mike Martinez (Robot Fight & Fitness) vs. Javier Garcia (CSW)

127 lbs. CW – Danny Vazquez (Systems Training Center) vs. Hugo Aranda (House of Champions)

160 lbs. CW –Michael Jackson (Systems Training Center) vs. Marcos Lopez (Ring of Fire)

185 lbs. – Nick Miller (XFit) vs. Owen Evans (PKG)

170 lbs. – Cruz Martinez (House of Champions) vs. Michael Woods (Desert Karate)

155 lbs. – Ronnie Mugica (Team Superman) vs. Logan Semper (AZ Dragons MMA)


For live updates during the event visit SciFighting.com

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Daniel Reveles
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Daniel Reveles' interest in Mixed Martial Arts began at the age of fourteen while attending a Fantasy Football draft at a Friend's house. That day Daniel's buddies ordered UFC 88 on Pay-Per-View featuring lauded striker and hometown hero Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell squaring off with Division One Wrestler “Suga” Rashad Evans. After seeing “the wrestler” Rashad Evans put the Ice Man out cold with an overhand right, Daniel became instantly hooked by the unpredictability of the sport. Since that moment Daniel has become well versed in Mixed Martial Arts History and has yet to miss an event. Daniel is currently studying at the University of California Santa Barbara to receive his Bachelor's Degree in Communications with hopes of becoming the next big media mogul. When he is not watching MMA or studying you can find Daniel hanging out with his family and friends or taking in a game at the lovely Dodger Stadium.