Rumble Fight Card Returns to Rockford - – Rockford’s News Leader

Rumble Fight Card Returns to Rockford


Fight promoter Todd Green announced today that the RUMBLE fight cards are raising the bar. As preparations are being made to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the RUMBLE, Green unveiled that they have outgrown their previous venues and that a deal has been signed to move these fights to the BMO Harris Bank Center. "We just got too big for Cliffbreakers and were having to turn away too many fight fans, so the move was a necessity", he said.

The date for RUMBLE ON ELM STREET is set for Saturday, October 6, 2012. The Main Event is the return of longtime Rockford favorite ‘Mean' Mike LaBree. LaBree will face a 6'7" prison guard named Rick McGraw, who tips the scales at 265lbs.

LaBree, the ‘retired' International Kickboxing Federation Heavyweight World Champion, was drawn out of retirement in March of this year to face NYC firefighter Jordan ‘the Gladiator' Carroll in a World Title bout for the World Kickboxing Association in New York. The WKA is one of the oldest and the largest sanctioning organizations of kickboxing in the world. LaBree was dropped to the canvas for the first time in his 25-year career and still managed to TKO his opponent in the 3rd round of this scheduled 10-round war.

‘Mean' Mike LaBree got his first taste of the sport back in 1988, when he won the Rockford Toughman contest. Since then, he has fought in five countries; he has been featured on seven pay-per-view events; battled in 18 world title fights and boasts an impressive record of 50 wins, 2 losses with 44 knockouts.

"This is going to be one of the best fight cards that Rockford has ever witnessed", says Clay Goodman, owner and CEO of Kage Concepts, the sanctioning body for the upcoming RUMBLE ON ELM STREET. "And the BMO Harris Bank Center is the perfect venue for a fight of this magnitude", says Goodman.

Other local favorites slated to step into the RUMBLE cage include former Toughman Champion Andrew Navickis, Zach Taylor, Chris Zanoni and Mike Turnmeyer. This card will also include the return of Rockford native Tim ‘Zurk' Mazurkiewicz.

Tickets for RUMBLE ON ELM STREET are on sale now at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office,, any Ticketmaster outlet or charge by phone: 815.968.5222. Tickets start at $25.

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