CINCINNATI, OH, February 18, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Intimidation Cage Fighting will present "ICF: Breakout" on Saturday, April 11th at U.S. Bank Arena. "ICF: Breakout" will feature former UFC fighters along with the areas top professional and amateur MMA rising stars. ICF will be the first regional promotion to bring professional mixed martial arts to U.S. Bank Arena.
In a co-main event, MMA legend and former UFC, WEC and KOTC veteran Shonie Carter will take on ICF pro Victor O'Donnell. Carter is a vet of the cage and has compiled an overall record of 67-16-7, with a record of 35-16-7 in major MMA organizations. His UFC record is 3-3, winning fights against Brad Gumm at UFC 24, Adrian Serrano at UFC 26, and Matt Serra at UFC 31. He defeated Gumm and Serrano by unanimous decision, and knocked out Serra with nine seconds left in that fight. O'Donnell is an undefeated pro out of Cincinnati with a record of 6-0.
Former UFC and TUF fighter Dan "The Sandman" Christison will square off against former UFC vet and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter, Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz. Cruz carries a 4-2 pro MMA record while Christison has won his last 6 fights. Other fights will include Ultimate Fighter star and Cincinnati native Luke Zachrich against Jonathan Hines and former UFC fighter Jeff Cox will take on Cincinnati's own undefeated pro Chad Hinton.
The under card is stacked with four more pro fights and six amateur title fights.
"We are thrilled to be hosting ICF: Breakout," said U.S. Bank Arena Vice President & General Manager Kristin Ropp. "The Tri-State region, particularly Cincinnati, has proven to be a strong hotbed of MMA fans. We were honored to host UFC 77 and feel that ICF will pickup right where the UFC left off."
Since ICF's inception just over 7 months ago, Intimidation Cage Fighting has partnered with Northern Kentucky's Turfway Park to bring six events to the venue in 2008-2009. Now, ICF will call Cincinnati, Ohio's U.S. Bank Arena home.
Tickets, $78, $53, and $38, are on sale now at the U.S. Bank Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations including select Kroger Stores, call 1-800-745-3000, and online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information about this event and to view the full fight card visit www.ICFMMA.com.
About Intimidation Cage Fighting
Intimidation Cage Fighting, LLC is the Midwest's fastest growing Mixed Martial Arts promotion. The ICF produces professional and amateur MMA events featuring the nations top fighters. For more information, or current ICF fight news, visit www.ICFMMA.com.