Maverick MMA will returns to action on Saturday, June 26 with the promotion’s 16th show after a year-long hiatus forced by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Maverick 16 will be hosted by the Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, PA, an iconic Pocono venue never before experienced by Maverick fans. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 26 at 10:00am.
This action-packed card is also the first following a dynamic new addition to the Maverick MMA leadership team. After consulting for the promotion for several years, Maverick MMA has now welcomed Jason Sargus as the VP of Talent Development and Director of Production.
Prior to his work with Maverick MMA, Sargus (together with his wife Jessica), formed one of the best MMA teams in the country when they founded the former Brazen Boxing and MMA in Philadelphia in 2011. Sargus also created Sargus Strength Systems, an innovative, fully integrated strategic method of performance training for combat sports.
As Brazen Boxing and MMA head coach, Sargus also scouted, trained and mentored some of the best upcoming fighters in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The Brazen roster included Paul Felder, Anthony Terrell, Pat Sabatini, Johnson Jajoute, Tom Backman, Sharif Jones, Brian Collins and a host of other MMA fighters and pro boxers. Sargus then coached at the legendary Syndicate MMA in Las Vegas and Longo and Weidman MMA in Long Island, before taking the lead in camp for Scott Heckman’s 2017 return from retirement. Maverick MMA fighters Ricky Nuno, Joey Angelo and John Heath were also trained and mentored by Sargus in 2017-2018. After transitioning out of coaching, Sargus then began consulting for Maverick on the promotional side of the sport.
“As a former high level wrestler, fighter, coach, and talent scout, Jason brings a wealth of knowledge to the company and a powerful understanding of the fight world and the complex factors that go into running a successful MMA promotion,” said Maverick MMA founder Willy Sisca.
“Sargus also brings formidable business knowledge, having added to his prior MMA successes a Master’s of Science in marketing (earning highest honors), and is now completing an MBA with a concentration in data analytics. Sargus will be handling matchmaking and will oversee event production, as Maverick looks to relaunch the brand with refreshed energy and authority after the long pandemic hiatus,” he continued.
The Maverick 16 card features promotion fan favorites like LJ Reboli, Paul Sims, Mike Delouisa, Mo Sultan, Brett Floyd, Tyler Schwartz and Billy Tiger. Joining the card are the much anticipated promotional debuts of Jimmy Drago, Gunner Spain, Johnny Santos, Payton Phillips,
Victor Mena, Brett Pastore, Eric Chase, Nick Carrelli, Tim Green, Eric Urgiles, Steve Lee, Nart Gokeh, Michael Curiel and Orelvis Hernandez and more.
Current Maverick 16 fight card:
Jimmy Drago v Justin Walker
Johnny Santos v Mo Sultan Adv. Rules 190lb title
Brett Pastore v Mike Delouisa Adv. Rules 170lb Title
Bill Markle v Brett Floyd Adv Rules Bantam
Victor Mena v Payton Phillips Ammy Middleweight Title fight
Billy Tiger v Nick Carrelli
Eric Chase v Gunner Spain
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