Wargods 5 Press Release

Wargods Are Back and Set To Host Its First Southern California MMA Super Fight Event May 30

Fresno CA. –April 27, 2009 -MMA Veteran Vernon “Tiger” White will face Canadian ECC Lightweight Champion Lew Polley at Wargods “Five” at the Viejas Casino in Alpine, California May 30th. Lew Polley, a former American Top Team member and IFL vet, comes to Wargods via Temecula’s Team Quest. Polley is looking to establish himself as a top contender for Wargods’ vacant Light Heavyweight belt. However, before he can do that he must get past “Tiger” White.

“Vernon (White) wants to keep fighting and he is in great shape; meanwhile, Lew (Polley) is an up and comer with incredible strength and talent. Vernon has fought the who’s who in the MMA World, from UFC to Pride, and was the King of The Cage champion for years. This will be a test for both men and we look forward to keeping them both busy in our organization,” states Marcelo Rivas, promoter for Wargods.

Wargods is looking to showcase their new talent and exciting fighters much like was done at “The Valentine’s Eve Massacre”. This event featured Ken Shamrock and Tank Abbott which had 200,000 views on the Sherdog live web stream. That night, viewers also got a peak at the next generation of MMA Stars such as, Mike Moreno, Rick Reeves, Isaac De Jesus, and Zoila Frausto. Wargods V will be filmed for live Television Broadcast so expect nothing less.

The main card will begin with a four man elimination tournament that will culminate June 20th back at Viejas Casino crowning Wargods’ First Lightweight Champion. In the first bracket, Kit Cope will face Ultimate Fighter House alumni, Andy Wang. Skilled vet, David Gardner, to take on San Diego favorite, Joe Duarte; featured on Spike TV’s Ultimate Fighter reality show. Wargods has allocated an alternate bracket in the case that one of the winning fighters receives a medical suspension due to a cut or injury. In that bracket, PFC Welterweight Champion, Bryan Travers will be meeting Tom Belt for the chance to fight for the Lightweight Crown or to the least be the next in line for the title shot.

On the rest of the card, Ashe Bowman will be matched up against Team Quest’s undefeated welterweight, Tarec Saffiedine. Wargods Top welterweight Mike Moreno now set to compete in the middle division against Derek Thornton. Ryan Shamrock will also be featured on the card. This is Wargods first of six shows in Southern California for this year.

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Vernon White 26-32-2 vs Lew Polley 9-2-0

Kit Cope 2-4-0 vs Andy Wang 6-7-0

David Gardner 11-6-0 vs Joe Duarte 4-1-0

Bryan Travers 11-1-0 vs Tom Belt 6-2-0

Tarec Saffiedine 4-0-0 vs Ashe Bowman 9-6-0

Mike Moreno 5-2-0 vs Derek Thornton 4-10-0

Salah Zabian 1-2-0 vs Tony Johnson 3-1-0

Bailey Byne Debut vs Joey Gibran Alvarez Debut

Ryan Shamrock 1-1-0 vs TBA

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