LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 10/02/08 -- The Fight Zone, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TFZI), a well-rounded Mixed Martial Arts ("MMA") company, announces that Donald "The Grinch" Vickers, who has won 10 USA World Championships and 8 National Black Belt League World Championships in sports Karate fighting, has joined The Fight Zone.
Vickers, an 18 time World Karate Fighting Champion, has over 500 total wins in all sports Karate Fighting Divisions. He holds a Second Degree Black Belt in Chinese Kenpo/Wu Ying Chuan, instructed by Grand Master Eddie "Flash" Newman -- Founder.
At age 19, he entered the Professional World Combat League. He has fought in multiple states as well as different countries. In August of 2006, he fought Mike Sheppard, current ISKA Cruiser Weight World Champion, winning with a TKO sending him out with 14 sutures over his left eye. In January 2007, he fought Dan "Son of a Preacher Man" Erickson, IKL Heavy Weight World Champion, knocking him out in the first round. He has already had numerous television appearances with WCL and infomercials. He trains with Tony Fryklund, Marvin Eastman, Skipper Kelp and Eddie "Flash" Newman. "The Grinch" has been featured in Sports Karate Magazine (2004) and Southwest View (2002) and sponsored by 5 national karate teams.
"Donald Vickers has been one of the top fighters in the WCL and has been one of the top full contact fighters for years," stated Lloyd Vickers, President of The Fight Zone. "He will be a great addition to the fight zone with his experience."
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