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Temperature’s rising – Heat is on as June 10th Twin River card shapes up to be best of the year

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 1, 2011)With yet another main-event caliber bout added to the card, Classic Entertainment & Sports’ “Nowhere To Hide” professional cage fighting show on Friday, June 10th, 2011 at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, R.I., is quickly setting the standard for mixed martial arts excellence in 2011.

Joining a stacked lineup that already features former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contender Alex “T-Rex” Karalexis’ long-awaited return to the cage, Cody “The Wolverine” Stevens (8-1, 2 KOs) of Mansfield, Ohio will face highly-regarded Brazilian grappler and Framingham, Mass., veteran Saul “The Spider” Almeida (8-1) at a catch weight of 157 pounds.

Also joining the undercard of “Nowhere To Hide” is former “The Ultimate Fighter: Season 12” competitor and Strikeforce veteran Marc Stevens (13-6, 6 KOs) of Lorraine, N.Y., in a lightweight bout against Abe “Thumper” Pitrowski (5-0, 1 KO) of Pawtucket, R.I./Tim Burrill Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Providing even more local flair, Damien Trites (5-4, 1 KO) of Allston, Mass., will face Jeff “Candyman” Anderson (8-4, 2 KOs), a Lincoln native out of B+F Boxing, in a welterweight bout.

“We are proud to bring our loyal fans a show that features some of the most prolific names on the mixed martial arts circuit,” CES president Jimmy Burchfield said. “Start right at the top with Alex Karalexis, who has won fights on the biggest stage in mixed martial arts. Saul Almeida and Cody Stevens could headline any other show, and the match-up between Damien Trites and Jeff Anderson is a showdown many local fans have been waiting for.

“This show truly has something for everybody, whether you’re a fan of local mixed martial arts, or a die-hard fan who stays glued to his or her television set on a weekly basis. This is the most eclectic mix of fighters to appear on a New England mixed martial arts show in years and we’re proud to bring this star-studded lineup to the beautiful Twin River Event Center.”

Karalexis (10-5, 5 KOs), a former competitor on the debut season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” will face Tiawan “Iron Dragon” Howard (8-7, 3 KOs) of Cleveland in the welterweight main event. Alexandre “Vaca” Moreno (11-2, 10 submissions) of Manchester, N.H./Team Link will face Roger “The Leprechaun” Carroll (10-3, 10 submissions) of Claremont, N.C., in the middleweight co-feature.

Also on the card, light heavyweight Dan McGuane (2-0) of Lincoln will fight Fall River, Mass., native Kenny Hazzard (2-3, 2 KOs); Ralph Johnson (4-3, 3 KOs) of Worcester, Mass., will face welterweight Tim O’Connell (3-3, 3 KOs); middleweight Josh Labossiere (0-1) of Narragansett will battle Chris Robinson (0-1) of Buffalo, N.Y.; and Dinis Paiva Jr. of East Providence, R.I., will make his professional debut against Springfield, Mass., lightweight Jon Marcheterre (0-1). All fights and fighters are subject to change.

Tickets for “Nowhere To Hide” are $40.00, $60.00, $100.00 and $200.00 (VIP) and can be purchased by calling CES at 401.724.2253/2254, online at www.cesboxing.com or www.twinriver.com, at the Players Club booth at Twin River, or through any TicketMaster location. Doors open 6 p.m. with the first bout scheduled for 7.

(Twin River has waived its 18+ rule for “Nowhere To Hide.” Anybody under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must enter through the West entrance.)

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