The Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will serve as the host venue for Art of War Cage Fighting 4, Friday, November 17.
The venue announcement came today in a video put up by promoter Mike Bickings. (video above)
The event will mark AOW’s fourth of the year, and second in Philadelphia.
The promotion held the AOW 2: Jones vs. Martinez fight card at Harrah’s Philly in June and will return to Lanco Field House in Lancaster in October.
“Our first Philly show, AOW2 was everything we wanted it to be,” Bickings said.
“We packed the place and the card delivered. Martinez vs. Jones had the whole city talking, so we’re very excited to come back November 17.”
“Anyone that’s attended our first two shows can see we have a different style of promoting. I emphasize sports entertainment and marketing. So if a fighter wants to come to the cage with a rapper, or holding his baby or on a fucking unicorn, I’m all for it. For the price of admission I am going to do my best to entertain our fans. You want drama, we got it. High-level fighters, we got it. And most importantly entertainment, we got it. We’re definitely not trying to be the next UFC. We are trying to be the first us.”
“November 17th the show continues and I have a bunch of really good surprises up my sleeve that we will be announcing soon. AOW3 is up first on October 14 and this card is shaping up to be epic. So we have two monster events on deck and I hope fans are ready.”
Only one fight has been officially announced for AOW 4, however Bickings tells MyMMANews that several bouts have verbally been agreed to. An advanced amateur middleweight bout pairing Adam Atiyeh and Joe Pyfer up against one another will be featured on the card.
In his last Art of War fight, Joe Pyfer (2-1) defeated Rashaun Day via rear-naked choke just 44-seconds into the fight.
Atiyeh defeated Shane Wilson for the organization’s inaugural light heavyweight title at the first Art of War fight card in April. Atiyeh will be moving down in weight for this fight as he looks to chase a second title in a second division.
The Sugar House Casino is located at 1001 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125.