Hoosier Fight Club Showdown at the Steel Yard Set for June 11

PRESS RELEASE – The burgeoning sport of mixed martial arts is coming to U. S. Steel Yard this summer when the Hoosier Fight Club presents The Showdown at The Steel Yard Friday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. featuring Portage’s own John Kolosci in the main event, and tickets are on sale now. General admission seats are available for $35 for a night packed with bouts from The Region’s top MMA promoter. Tickets can be purchased through the Gary SouthShore RailCats website at http://www.railcatsbaseball.com or by calling Hoosier Fight Club at 219.309.1861. VIP tickets are also available, but only by contacting Hoosier Fight Club directly.

The U. S. Steel Yard gates will open at 6 p.m. on the night of the showdown. Kolosci (14-6) is a veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Strikeforce, and was a finalist on Season Six of Spike TV’s hit show The Ultimate Fighter. Kolosci also fought on the Hoosier Fight Club’s second card, January 2 at The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, and won a decision over Bill Hill. Kolosci’s opponent June 11 will be another veteran of the UFC, Luigi Fioravanti (17-6). The former Marine fights for the highly-regarded American Top Team.

The Showdown at The Steel Yard’s co-main event again has a local flavor, with Chicago’s Anthony Gomez (9-1) tangling with veteran Lew Polley (10-3) in the 205 pound weight class. Gomez hails from Torres Martial Arts in Hammond where he trains with Northwest Indiana legend Miguel Torres. Polley, another dangerous big man, trains with Team Alliance and is a veteran of the International Fight League (IFL).

The rest of the packed card is dotted with local fighters, including Chicagoland native Mark Miller, another veteran of the IFL and a former combatant on The Ultimate Fighter. Four Gary, Indiana natives will also fight June 11 out of Team Colon in Portage: Mike Welch, Lloyd Carter, Brandon Delprado and Jorge Gonzales (as an amateur).

The Hoosier Fight Club, founded in 2009, has quickly become the premier MMA production company in Northwest Indiana. The Showdown at The Steel Yard will be HFC’s fourth event, following a successful April 2 card at the Porter County Expo Center. For more information on the Hoosier Fight Club, visit http://www.hoosierfightclub.com or call 219.309.1861. The Hoosier Fight Club is MMA Done the Right Way.

The RailCats are Northwest Indiana’s premier professional sports franchise, and have attracted more than one million fans to state-of-the-art U. S. Steel Yard since the 6,000-seat facility opened in 2003. On the field, the RailCats have won two Northern League Championships (2005, 2007) and advanced to the Championship Series each of the last five years. Off the diamond, the RailCats are renowned for their Tradition of Excellence and commitment to Fun, Affordable, Family Entertainment. For a complete schedule of games or to order tickets, visit http://www.railcatsbaseball.com or call 219.882.2255.

More Info: Founded in 2002, the Gary SouthShore RailCats are Northwest Indiana’s premier professional sports franchise. The RailCats play in the independent Northern League where they won championships in 2005 and 2007, and have advanced to an unprecedented five straight Championship Series. The RailCats play 50 home games each summer at U. S. Steel Yard, their award-winning $45 million home ballpark, one of the premier minor league baseball venues in the country. The RailCats averaged more than 3,500 fans per game in 2009 and attracted 185,747 total fans to the park, marking the highest single-season attendance in the franchise’s history. The RailCats have increased attendance six out of seven seasons at The Steel Yard, which opened in May 2003.

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