Monday, March 12, 2007

'Eraser' Looks to Rub Out Competition On Episode 5 of BodogFight: St. Petersburg

Tune in to ION Television Tuesday, March 13th at 11 pm/10 pm Central for an all new episode of the hit TV series BodogFight: St. Petersburg. This week's mixed martial arts action features a quartet of hard-hitting welterweights.

In a battle for midwestern bragging rights, 29-year-old Derrick 'The Eraser' Noble of Illinois looks to rub out Nebraska's 'Juggernaut' Jake Ellenberger.

Noble is no stranger to combat, having served from 1996-2000 in the U.S. Marine Corps. He now applies his military sense of discipline to MMA training, where he is well versed in Kenpo Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and Thai Boxing.

Ellenberger left his home in Omaha to join up with the legendary Team Quest Fight Club in Portland, Oregon. Under the tutelage of top-ranked middleweight Matt Lindland, Ellenberger is working hard to add submissions and striking to his all-American wrestling background.

The second featured bout pits Sweden's Diego Gonzalez in a tussle with England's Matt Thorpe, nicknamed '12-Gauge' because he claims he can hit the target from any range. The powerful 26-year-old striker will almost certainly look to maneuver Gonzalez into his sights. Despite being four years younger than Thorpe, the slick Swede is not lacking in experience as he has been a practitioner of the Shooto discipline since he was 12 years old.

These fighters will leave it all on the mat, with an opportunity to compete at BodogFight's April 14th pay-per-view spectacular, 'BodogFight: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Lindland, Clash of the Nations', at stake.

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