Last month we announced that one of the top flyweights in the country, Sean Santella, will seek to capture a third consecutive title when he headlines PA Cage Fight 29 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, September 22. Last night fight promoter Paul Matraselva Jr., finally let the cat out of the bag, announcing “Shorty Rock’s” dance partner at the Woodlands.
Santella (17-6-1-1), also the current Cage Fury Fighting Championship flyweight title holder and V3 Fights flyweight title holder, will be looking to earn another title to his collection as he competes in the evening’s main event against Nate “Teddy Bear” Williams. Williams holds a professional record of 26-16; has won four of his last five by way of submission and is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Manny Vasquez at Bellator 175 in March.
In the evening’s co-main event, Jordan Morales (7-2) will be returning to PA Cage Fight to defend his bantamweight championship against Tony Gravely. Morales won the title with a unanimous decision win over Christopher Piriz at PA Cage Fight 28 in April. Gravely a standout collegiate wrestler, makes his PA Cage Fight debut with a 10-4 professional record. Gravely will be making the trip from Tech MMA in Christiansburg, Virginia.
Mike Pagano (8-1) will be making his long awaited professional MMA debut as he takes on Jake Kozorosky. Pagano competed in and won his last amateur fight in April at Spartyka Fight League 28, a unanimous decision win over Andres Encinales. Pagano is the Miller Brothers MMA & Fitness youth martial arts coach.
Lewis Rumsey (13-15) vs Alec Hooben for the organization’s 205-pound title fight is also in the works. Rumsey is coming off a first round loss to Brian Rogers at Big Guns 22 in January. Before the PA Cage fight event however, Rumsey will be competing tonight, July 28, against Steve Walker at Lion Fight 37.
Hooben (5-3) is coming off a CES MMA loss to Mike Rodriguez in May. Prior to that he earned a first round TKO win over Mike Wade at Maverick MMA 1 in April.
Hooben tells MyMMANews, “I can’t wait to get back in there, beat the shit out of this guy and take my belt from him. You’re not going to want to miss this fight!”
Thus far nine fights have been announced but Matraselva says another six are coming.
PA Cage Fight 29 Fight Card
Sean Santella vs. Nate Williams
Jordan Morales vs. Tony Gravely
Lewis Rumsey vs. Alec Hooben
Mike Pagano vs. Jake Kozorosky
Tyler Feist vs. Joey Tizzano (Amateur Featherweight title fight)
Omerao Kellom vs. James Fitzpatrick
Austin Swoyer vs. Michael Erb
Austin Saxer vs. Frank Wallace
Robert Shinko vs. Steffen Yaskoweak