MaxFightsDM has announced that two popular MMA figures will be featured at Ballroom Brawl IV. World renowned fighters Josh Neer and Hermes Franca will co-headline the MaxFightsDM Ballroom Brawl IV event, which takes place at the Val Air Ballroom on Friday, January 8 and will showcase ten MMA bouts in all.
Josh Neer is clearly one of the most successful and popular fighters that has come out of Des Moines, IA. The ten time UFC vet’s career started at the legendary Toad Holler in 2001 where he built an 89-1 amateur record before going pro, then went on to defeat the likes of Joe Stevenson and Mac Danzig in the UFC. Neer will face Omaha’s heavy-handed Matt Delanoit at Ballroom Brawl IV. Neer requested an opponent that is willing to stand and trade with him, and we think Delanoit’s experience and record provide the perfect match.
In the evening’s other co-main event, Brazilian native Hermes Franca will face off against Iowa’s own Eric Wisely for the MaxFightsDM interim lightweight belt. Franca’s UFC experience includes wins over the likes of Spencer Fisher, Jamie Varner, and Nate Diaz, and ultimately earning a shot at the world title against Sean Sherk. Franca is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jui Jitsu as well as the 2009 World No Gi Jiu Jitsu Grappling champion. Wisely is coming off a recent win over WEC vet Scott McAfee, and to top it off all of Wisely’s losses have been by decision.
MaxFightsDM Ballroom Brawl IV features ten bouts including known fighters Cory Simpson, Emily Klinefelter, Ben Crowder, and Abel Trujillo. MaxFightsDM will announce more Ballroom Brawl IV match-ups in the near future.
- Tickets for Ballroom Brawl III go on sale NEXT WEEK, and can be purchased at the Val Air Ballroom box office, online via TicketMaster or by calling (800) 745-3000. Additional fighter support can be provided by buying tickets directly from the fighters themselves, and VIP tables can be purchased by calling (515) 274-0849. For more information, visit the MaxFightsDM website.
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