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Chris Camozzi Moves to UFC, Out of Shark Fights 20 Main Event

Shark Fight Promotions announced that Chris Camozzi is out of the main event at Shark Fights 20 on October 15 in Laughlin, Nevada. Shark Fight Promotions has released Chris Camozzi out of his three-fight contract to allow him to fight for the UFC. This is the third fighter under contract with Shark Fights that has been recruited to fight for the UFC this month. Josh Neer (31-10-1) was recently acquired by the UFC after committing to fight in this past weekend’s Shark Fights 19 main event against Romario Da Silva (19-9-1). One week prior, UFC signed Shark Fights prospect Joseph Sandoval (6-0) to their new bantamweight division. Shark Fights maintains its position in developing the best young talent in the MMA.

“Shark Fights is becoming THE place to fight. The UFC has already signed five fighters that Shark Fights had under contract this year. I’m glad the UFC is watching us and we wish nothing but the best for Chris,” states Bud Brutsman, Shark Fights Executive.

Strikeforce veteran Artenas “Machine Gun” Young (7-3) and unbeaten top contender Clifford Starks (6-0) will replace Camozzi and Lucas as the headline for Shark Fights 20. Young has been on a tear since joining Shark Fights, beating rising prospects Kyle Bracey (4-2) and Elvis Mutapcic (9-2). Starks has finished three of his fights by TKO all in the first round. “It doesn’t matter if I fight first or last, I am always the main event. Now its just official.” said Young. “Headlining Shark Fights 20 is a dream for me, but it’s going to be a nightmare for Starks, cause I’m putting on a SHOW at his expense.”

The co-main event will feature undefeated superstar Jared Downing (7-0) vs Bellator veteran Georgi “Insane” Karakhanyan (17-3). Shark Fights 20 will be the biggest test of Downing’s career as he takes on the much more experienced Karakhanyan. Karakhanyan has fought some of the best Featherweights in mixed martial arts such as Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Joe Warren, and Bao Quach.
Shark Fights 20 will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at The Edgewater Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada and will be broadcast via tape delay on FUEL TV beginning November 4, 2011. Doors Open at 5:30pm PST. Fights start at 7pm PST. Tickets for Shark Fights 20 are on sale now. Tickets are priced at $20, $30, $40, $65, and $100. Tickets are available at or by calling 877-344-1187. For more information, or current Shark Fights news, please visit or Fight card subject to change.

Main Event:
-Artenas Young (7-3) vs Clifford Starks (6-0)
Co-Main Event:
-Georgi Karakhanyan (17-3) vs. Jared Downing (7-0)

Main Card:
-Casey Milliken (2-3) vs Jimmy Jones (3-0) 
-Brandon Sene (2-2) vs Tim Slater (1-0)
-Eddie Jackson (7-4) vs Rich Campbell (2-0)
Preliminary Bout: 
-Ernie Calma (1-1) vs Anthony Guerra (2-4)
-Chris Brady (0-0) vs Ian Omalza (3-2) 
-Amy Riehle (0-1) vs TBD (0-0) 
-Christian Palencia (0-0) vs Kimo Yadao (0-0)
About Shark Fight Promotions:
Texas based Shark Fight Promotions, founded in 2007, is an integrated entertainment and media company in the combat sports industry, committed to producing high quality fight events and effectively showcasing elite MMA talent. The company is engaged in the production, promotion, presentation and marketing of premier professional mixed martial arts fighting competitions. As an integrated entertainment and media company, Shark Fight Promotions is organized around three principal business activities: Live Event Promotions, Broadcast Television and Digital Media Production and Distribution, Sponsorship and Brand Licensing. As Mixed Martial Arts continues its dominance as the fastest growing sport in the world, Shark Fights is poised to become one of the top fight promotions in the industry. Shark Fight Promotions can be followed via Facebook at and via Twitter at

FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports and the stories that surround them. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. See why young adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 30 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit

Media Contact for Shark Fights:
George Meng
Media and Public Relations

Press Release and Photo Courtesy of Shark Fights

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