Video interview with Patrick Brady above
Art of War Cage Fighting is smashing their way into the spotlight of Pennsylvania MMA with stacked fight cards on back-to-back nights. AOW President, Mike Bickings deems this All-Star Weekend on April 1st and 2nd and is their 22nd and 23rd shows. This will be the second time they have hosted consecutive shows on consecutive days as back in February of 2019, AOW 10 and 11 took place.
The All-Star Weekend will be hosted at the hottest spot in Philly…Live Casino and Hotel, who just recently celebrated their first-year anniversary and will welcome their first mixed martial arts events to their patrons. Bickings, and matchmaker Jillian Peterson have worked feverishly and put together some amazing fights. On the first night, April 1st, heavyweight Patrick “the Brick” Brady will stroll to the cage and take on Cesar Guiterrez in the main event.
Tim Sylvester vs Shawn Steffanelli and Trent Stump vs Will Dill also headline the professional portion of the card on the first night.
At AOW 23 on Saturday night, Matt Turnbull and his high energy style cap the night off in the main event vs Federico Vento IV and there will also be three championship belts on the line.
MyMMANews will be all over these two cards as I will be on commentary with “Korean Thunder” Ryan Kim Cafaro and Eugene “the Suitcase Kid” Aubry. The legend himself, Eric Kowal, will be in attendance bringing live results and mega-star photographer William McKee will be shooting tons of amazing photos.
I visited the weekend headliner, Patrick Brady, at Martinez BJJ in Northeast Philadelphia to see how he was feeling and how camp has been. Brady was preparing to fly with head coach Will Martinez and the Daukaus brothers to corner Chris, who is fighting in his second consecutive main event this weekend when he battles Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night in Columbus, Ohio. Brady takes as much pride in helping his teammates as he does in performing himself, but on this visit, the agenda was his test against Texan, Cesar Guitierrez and why he has gotten to this spot in his career so quickly. He tells MyMMANews…
“Honestly, I just took a fight on a whim, and I had no idea where it would take me, but I knew I loved the feeling of pressure. There’s a lot of pressure. You’re getting into the cage with another man that wants to hurt you. Something about the way my brain functions. I got addicted to it right away.”
Please check out Brady’s full interview on the link above. Pat is a hard-working family man and easy to root for. He has built quite a following based on that and the fact that he hits like a “Brick” and gets better every fight.
You can get up to the minute results right here at MyMMANews or order the event on the Starfund App.
Above photo by William McKee for Art of War – Patrick Brady (right)
Below photo Patrick Brady stands outside LIVE Hotel and Casino in Philadelphia
Commentator for Art of War Cagefighting. More than 15 years experience in the PA/NJ regional MMA circuit. Commentator/post fight interviews. Television/media/event production. USKA Fight Sports media and production.
The story of the fighter is what Bob loves about the sport. From the lowest level, to the highest, he only cares about the two warriors who do battle once the cage doors close. Everything else is secondary. Without their blood, sweat, and tears, he would not be here enjoying every minute.