Missouri based promotion, Shamrock Fighting Championships will be broadcast live from the Ameristar Casino this Saturday night and presented on www.shamrockfc.com. The main event will feature 4 time UFC veteran Bobby “Vicious” Voelker (26-12) taking on 2 time Bellator veteran “The Real Pretty Boy” Mike Estus.
Shamrock FC announcer Jeremy Johnson gives fans attending or watching live via www.shamrockfc.com an idea of what they can expect Saturday night:
“A Shamrock FC event is really not like most other regional events. I have traveled to many shows throughout the country with my radio show “That MMA Show” on Indio Radio, and not many stack up. Shamrock FC is a destination event, it’s not just people going to see their buddy fight, it’s people who are looking for upscale entertainment and atmosphere. It’s quite normal to see people dressed in suits and dresses for a fight. They are there to soak in the atmosphere. Shamrock FC really brings the level of production that you just don’t see outside of the big boys. Be prepared for thumping music, an serious light show, and some of the best fights around. Everything Shamrock FC does is for the fan experience and everything to the last detail is planned for maximum excitement both for the live audience and the PPV viewer. The Shamrock FC shows in Kansas City at Ameristar are always a party! It’s a huge room with amazing lighting and sound. When it’s packed it absolutely an electric experience. The KC crowd loves a good time and a good fight, which is what Shamrock FC is all about.”
Opening the main card will be the 6’3 lightweight Chance Thackston (1-0) welcoming Andrew Swofford into a professional mixed martial arts fight for his debut match. Thackston will look to mimic his debut match where he submitted Eric Grant via arm-triangle choke just 42 tics off the clock into round 1 at VFC Fight Night Little Apple 1.
“I’m really looking forward to calling Aaron Poston’s fight. This guy is all heart and is donating his purse and bonuses to his coach’s daughter who is in need of a major surgery. The audience needs to know that about Aaron and I can’t wait to bring it to them” – Johnson
Submission ace lightweight Aaron Poston (6-3) will take center stage when he wages war with Christian Camp (1-5). Boston lost in his last outing against Titan FC veteran William Joplin and will look to wash the loss out of his mouth with the seemingly outmatched Camp. However looks and records may be deceiving as Aaron may have 6 wins all coming by form of submission, but 2 of his three losses (the most recent losses) have come by arm triangle choke. Christian’s only win was by (you guessed it) triangle choke.
“The rematch between Jacob Akin and William Joplin will be huge. There is no love loss between the two and the last fight was a very controversial split decision.” – Johnson
Next will be the man that defeated Poston, William Joplin (11-11) in a bantamweight rematch with “The Rosedale Strangler” Jacob Akin (6-6). Since defeating Joplin via split decision at the Shamrock FC: Onslaught event a year ago, Akin has gone 0 for 2. “The Armadillo” William Joplin has gone 2-1 but lost in his last fight against Andrew Whitney at Titan FC 34 which was presented on UFC Fight Pass. Rest assured Joplin will generate a rage inside of him to assure all in attendance that the Split Decision loss was only a fluke.
The Co-main event will follow when undefeated Manny Meraz (6-0) takes on Adam Meredith (2-1). Meredith dismantled Joel Blair via 3rd round TKO at MMA Sport Federation in his last outing, he will look to personally hand Meraz the first professional loss of his career. However that will be easier written than done as Manny has shown he’s is well versed in all aspects of his mixed martial arts with tons coming by way of submission and knockout.
4 time UFC veteran “Vicious” Bobby Voelker (26-12) is set to close the show when he faces 2 time Bellator veteran and submission standout Mike Estus (7-2). Estes is also an Iowa Challenge veteran where he won all 7 of his bouts, all by submission and only 3 reached the 2nd round. In his last outing “The Real Pretty Boy” made 31 fight veteran Kevin Tjaden tap out in just 17 seconds. Voelker will look to halt Mike’s momentum by continuing his own, after being released from the UFC Bobby has been doing the right things by working his way back up the mountain. He’s knocked out his last two opponents Cedric Marks in round 1 at Shamrock FC Onslaught and most recently Justin Guthrie at Shamrock FC Heavy Artillery in the 3rd. If Bobby wins impressively here, he may be hearing from UFC Matchmaker Joe Silva shortly after.
Remember to watch Shamrock FC live on www.shamrockfc.com and catch Jeremy Johnson on his radio show “That MMA Show” on Indio Radio ever Saturday at 1pm CST on www.indioradio.com and www.thatmmashow.com