Aggression Fighting Championships is set to make its professional debut in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 15th, 2012 at the Winnipeg Convention Center.
AFC 11 has already locked in a main event for this spectacular card, as Winnipeg native Joe Doerkson, a former UFC contender and one of Canada’s top-ranked middleweights, will take on another UFC veteran in The Ultimate Fighter alumni Kalib Starnes.
“This is an absolutely tremendous opportunity for AFC to make its mark as the dominant MMA promotion in Canada,” stated Mr. Harvey Panesar, AFC Executive. “By securing a Winnipeg location, the AFC is now spread out over three provinces, and still aggressively looking to grow. Joe is one of the most exciting fighters to watch in the cage, as he continues to bring excitement to every fight he is involved in, as he showcased at AFC 10 in Calgary.”
The AFC is marking its first foray past Alberta as the organization has successfully promoted events in Victoria, Edmonton, and Calgary since the evolution of the merger took place. Winnipeg is a start for the AFC as it continues to branch eastward, looking at making a move eventually into Ontario.
“We would love the opportunity to expand so far east that we end up doing events coast to coast and truly become Canada’s national organization. Fans have been excited at the possibility of us expanding out east, but it is one show at a time, and Winnipeg is going to be incredibly exciting! We have already had some contact with fans who have heard through the grapevine that we will be coming and a ‘positive response’ is truly an understatement,” concluded Mr. Darren Owen, AFC Executive.
AFC will continue to announce further matchups as they become solidified.
AFC 11 will be available through online PPV, which can be viewed at www.AggressionFC.com.