Rocktagon MMA CEO James Jedda announced today that Ohio Xtreme Cagefighting will now be partnered with Rocktagon MMA. The Dayton, Ohio based promtion will host their first Rocktagon MMA show on October 8, 2011 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton, Ohio.
Ohio Xtreme Fighting was founded by Bodog and UFC veteran Michael Patt. Since its inception OXF has hosted 30 Pro/AM shows spanning southern Ohio and Indiana. OXF is known for its entertaining shows and quailty matchmaking by Patt and his staff. Several OXF fighters has moved onto larger promotions including Strikeforce.
When asked about the decision to partner his already successful promotion with Rocktagon MMA, Patt stated “As a fighter myself, I understand the difficulity for a young fighter to gain national exposure early in their careers, Rocktagon MMA can achieve that goal….simply put Rocktagon is the best Pro/AM circuit in the United States.”
Patt is no stranger to the MMA community. He is the only Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in the greater Dayton area. As a fighter, Patt has compiled a 15-4 record and has fought nationally and internationally for various promotions including the UFC. During his career, Patt captured both regional and national awards including a Bronze Medal in Brazilliam Jiu-Jitsu at the 2000 Pan Am Games, a 2001 National Amaetur Champion, and a 2 time National Kickboxing Champion. Patt is also the owner and head instructor of Dayton Mixed Martial Arts Academy.
Patt has also authored the amatuer MMA rules that are now adopted and enforced by the Ohio Athletic Commission.
When asked about the OXF partnership, Rocktagon CEO James Jedda stated “We are elated to be partnering with OXF. Not only are they are top notch promotion but Mike brings a wealth of experience in and out of the cage that will not only enhance MMA in Ohio but nationally”
Rocktagon MMA is a Mixed Martial Arts promotional company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. With constantly evolving partnerships in the fields of sports and entertainment, with fighters, trainers, gyms and sponsors; the promotion is committed to changing the face of mixed martial arts through an entirely different approach – FIGHTERS FIRST! As an organization, Rocktagon MMA has committed itself to the mixed martial arts community in all manners of fighter development. From the debut fighter who is getting into the cage for the first time, the amateur with a 5-1 record or the fighters looking to bust out into the pro ranks, we’re in the business of helping you grow as a fighter. We are committed to providing every fighter, at every stage in their career, a home/cage to fight in and an established team of industry professionals behind you to help build your brand within the sport.