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Explosive Hadribeaj vs. Whittal Match-up to Serve as Co-Main Event for Donofrio’s ‘TURF WARS III’ MMA Extravaganza



Another battle of undefeated fighters will serve as the exciting co-main event this Saturday (April 5) night when Donofrio MMA and Impact Fight League’s (League in association with Olympia Entertainment) IMPACT FIGHT LEAGUE 60: “TURF WARS III — USA VS CANADA on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the famed Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

In the chief supporting bout before the explosive main event, two of the area’s hottest young welterweight (170-lb.) prospects will lock up in all-out cage warfare, as Macomb, Michigan’s (via Albania) Adrian “The Eagle” Hadribeaj (6-0) from Fight Club Proving Ground and Fuse MMA (under coaches Joseph Battaglia, Don Richard and James Lee) will take on Chatham, Ontario’s Nick Whittal (3-0) from the Gracie Barra Gym in Chatham (under coach Thomas Armstrong).

Tickets for IMPACT FIGHT LEAGUE 60: “TURF WARS III — USA VS CANADA are priced at $15, $25, $35, $50 and Super Fan $75 and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge), at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. VIP Reserved Cage Side Tables available at 248.770.6000.

Both men have already worn title belts for other organizations and both are hungry for glory in front of the thousands in attendance at the legendary Joe Louis. 23-year-old former karate specialist Adrian Hadribeaj likes to fight standing up, but says he prepares to fight in any style. 25-year-old Whittal specializes in Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu, but brings a well-rounded attack to every fight.

In the night’s explosive main event, undefeated Taylor Moore (9-0) of Howell, Michigan will face Scarborough, Ontario’s also undefeated Spencer Efford (6-0). Several other highly competitive match-ups for IMPACT FIGHT LEAGUE 60: “TURF WARS III — USA VS CANADA will be announced tomorrow.

With breathtaking competitive bouts; 100 foot catwalks, off-the-hook pyrotechnics, world-class ring girls, and the Midwest’s best choreographed troupe walking the fighters to the cage, Donofrio MMA events are unmatched in the Midwest.

For more information, visit donofriomma.com. On fight night, doors open at 6 pm and the action starts at 7 pm.