Boston Mass. May 11, 2009 — World Championship Fighting today announced four featured fights for their June 27th show at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Mass.
In a fight that will no doubt have title implications, lightweight Calvin Kattar from Premier Fight Team in Derry, NH makes his return to the WCF stage to take on undefeated Rodrigo Almeida. Calvin has been on fire as of late, winning three fights in a row, all in less than a minute. One of those three wins took place at WCF5, and was a 49 second submission win over Bobby Dias.
Almeida has managed to keep his record unblemished at 4-0 in his young career and was impressive in his WCF4 victory over Jose Lopez. The winner of this fight will take one step closer to the WCF 155-pound title.
After an unsuccessful run at the 135-pound title, which snapped his five fight winning streak, Dan Bonnell moves back to his more natural weight of 145, and looks to get back to his winning ways. He is one of only two fighters to compete on every WCF card, and has gone 5-1 in the WCF. His opponent will be WCF veteran Dan O’Keefe, who turned in one of the best come from behind performances in WCF history at WCF3, defeating Garth Krane by TKO with only 34 seconds left to go in the bout.
Also included on the WCF7 fight card is the return of fan favorite John Benoit. John looks to rebound from the only loss of his 8 fight career, when he takes on Damien Trites. John is currently 7-1 overall, and has appeared on all but 1 WCF card. Trites made his WCF debut at WCF6, and was dominant, winning by submission in just over a minute, bringing his record to 4-2. Both of these fighters have wanted this fight for quite some time now, and this one promises to be a crowd pleaser.
In another featured fight, 4-1 middleweight prospect Dan Keefe (not to be confused with 145-pound fighter Dan O’Keefe) makes his WCF debut when he takes on Ronnie Wuest. Dan has been impressive throughout his pro career, with all of his wins coming by TKO. His opponent, Ronnie Wuest is no stranger to the WCF, as he appeared on WCF1 and WCF2. He was impressive in his 1st round TKO win over top 10 fighter Jesse Peterson, and his fight with Dan Keefe should be a war!
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