OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Primal Fight Promotions LLC will hold a veteran-themed Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event, "Red, White & Bruised", at Farmers Public Market in Oklahoma City on January 6, 2018.
The family-friendly event has more than 15 bouts scheduled, with talent primarily hailing from the OKC area. Super heavyweight Pro MMA fighters Daniel Ray and Russell Lamons headline the main event, while amateurs Roy Kontos and John Trujillo are scheduled to battle it out for the first Primal Fight League 155 pound title belt.
"We are excited to give back to military veterans and families with this truly special event," says Vern Earwood, Vice President of Primal Fight Promotions. "Having served in the military, I understand the importance of giving back to this incredible community. We look forward to furthering our relationship with military veterans and families as we continue to develop more ways to honor their sacrifices and commitment to protecting our freedom."
Cpl. Vern Earwood 0331 served for a total of 6 years in the USMC, serving from 1996-2001, recalled after 9/11 and serving to the end in 2002, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Veteran. Priscilla O'Connor, the promotion's Co-Owner, also has deep roots in the military community with her father serving more than 30 years as a decorated Marine and Vietnam Veteran. Priscilla spent most of her childhood immersed in military culture while growing up near the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) in Twentynine Palms, California. It was there that she met her future husband and President of Primal Fight League, Danny O'Connor.
"Red, White & Bruised" will continue the promotion's theme of giving back. The company already donates a portion of its net profit military veteran charities.