Tacoma, Washington- Brian Halquist Productions and CageSport MMA are proud to announce Super Fight League America 3, live from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday, February 21st 2015 at 7:00 pm.
Coming off one of the most talked about shows the northwest has seen in years, Super Fight League America 3 promises fans another thrilling night of action inside the cage. Once again, there will be two championship fights, this time in the men’s 145lb and 170lb divisions. The main event of the evening will feature the most anticipated rematch in northwest MMA’s history, as Tacoma’s own Drew “The Eternal Fire” Brokenshire (10-2) takes on Yakima’s Julian “Juicy J” Erosa (13-2) to become the first ever SFLA Featherweight Champion. In the semi-main event of the evening, Ben “Flat Top” Fodor (4-0-1), better known as Seattle Superhero Phoenix Jones, returns to the EQC for a shot at the 170lb Welterweight Championship, this time against Lynwood, Washington’s CJ “Siege” Marsh (5-7).
It’s a rematch they both knew was coming. Drew “The Eternal Fire” Brokenshire and Julian “Juicy J” Erosa. Ever since Brokenshire handed Erosa his first professional loss in December of 2012, Yakima-native Erosa has been clamoring for another shot at the man that beat him. When asked about Erosa constantly calling him out, Brokenshire had this to say:
“Our first fight was so competitive, but I feel like I beat him pretty decisively. He must feel like he still has something to prove. I’ve been trying to find new competition because I don’t really like rematches. He’s been fighting the same guys over and over and I don’t feel like he’s earned his way back to fight me again.”
“That’s ridiculous! So I don’t deserve this fight just because I didn’t go to Russia and get beat up?” said Erosa when asked to respond. “Drew changed weight classes so he wouldn’t have to fight me again. He’s been ducking me for two years. I’m going to show everyone that he’s the one that doesn’t deserve this fight.” Since their first fight, Erosa has gone 4-1, capturing the SFL America 155lb. Championship in the process. After having his heart tested in their first bout, Julian thinks his mental toughness will be the difference this time around. “Yakima is a small town,” he said. “But we have a lot of dedicated people here and we push each other. I didn’t know how to handle losing last time. But I’m more experienced and mentally tough now. I’m a different fighter. I’ll be ready.”
Brokenshire on the other hand, is looking to bounce back after suffering a loss in August of this year during a fight in Russia. “It’s been the longest layoff of my career.” said Brokenshire. “But I’ve improved a lot, especially on the ground.” With each fighter’s huge fan base in tow, these men will certainly put on a show that is not to be missed.
In the semi-main event, fans packed into the EQC showroom will get another opportunity to see a rising star in MMA and a real life super hero, Ben Fodor, or as you may know him, Phoenix Jones. Fodor has patrolled the streets of western Washington for years now; preventing crime and assisting police on an almost nightly basis. After battling Enumclaw’s Tyson Cunningham to a controversial draw in December of 2014, Fodor will look to regain his momentum and get back to his winning ways against the heavy-handed CJ Marsh.
Tickets for Super Fight League America 3 are on sale now through the Emerald Queen Casino box office as well as all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets start at only $35 and fans are encouraged to get theirs early, as this event will sell out. Doors open at 6 PM with the first fight scheduled for 7 PM. For more info please visitwww.halquistproductions.com and the CageSport MMA Facebook page.