TrueNorth Invades FightNight LiveAnnouncement from Mar 10, 2015
On March 6th 2015 the doors at Nashville North, Georgetown opened its doors to host the first ever ACE Fighting Championships event. This is the first of five premier amateur events scheduled for 2015. The intent is for these five events to lay the foundation necessary to launch professional MMA events in 2016. BMWTrueNorth had the pleasure of attending the event, we had our own section for our members, and enjoyed the fights, the venue, the ring girls and the overall excitement present by all those in attendance. As our first Amateur MMA experience, it went beyond our expectations.
While this was an amateur event, you could tell that all the MMA fighters were experienced in their craft, as every fight was thrilling to watch. Overall 10 bouts were presented throughout the event, with the last 5 bouts being title fights in their respective weight classes. From the nimble and quick 135 LBS contenders to the 225+ LBS heavyweights, every fighter gave it their all in the octagon for the 800 fans in attendance. Spectators saw fast paced sparring, technical grappling, stand-up knock-outs, and submission knock-outs throughout the night. The crowd was electric throughout, and the overall ambiance was something that you could tell was a success within the first hour of the bouts.
BMWTrueNorth took over part of the VIP section on the ground level. We loved the unobstructed view of the octagon, and we were able to see all the action up close and personal. When the fight was taken to the mat, the venue had large screens all around to ensure every spectator in the building could see every second of the action. The event was also streamed online live from their website, just as their weight-ins were streamed live the night before. Overall the event was very well organized.
The upper floor VIP section also had some special guests including fighters from the UFC. The greatest response from the 800 people in attendance was when professional boxing heavyweight George Chuvalo was introduced to the crowd. A Canadian boxing hero, Chuvalo fought Joe Frasier and George Forman in his prime, and is most famously known for going the distance twice with Muhammad Ali. “He is the toughest guy I have ever fought” said Ali after their first fight on March 29th, 1966.
What would an MMA event be without the beautiful ring girls? We were happy to suggest our very own BMWTN models Bree Leigh and Jolanta Agnieszka to Ivan Whittaker, the President of Ace Fighting Championships. They both did a fantastic job at getting the crowd up on their feet, and the dance showdown at intermission was quite the sight to see. Congrats ladies!
The BMWTrueNorth staff would like to thank Ivan Whittaker for his hospitality, Nashville North for hosting a great event, and everyone else involved in making March 6th a success. We also want to thank our club members that came out to support the venue and cheer on the fighters. You can see all the results from the fights when it’s posted on the Ace Fighting Championship website at www.acefights.com
We look forward to attending the next MMA event in May of 2015. You can’t go wrong with the Ace of Spades in your pocket.
Professional Short Video of the Event provided by Ace Fighting Championships! Make sure to choose HD for the best resolution!