Word had begun circulating on Facebook last night that Valley Fight League (VFL) would be returning to Altoona, Pennsylvania; as of this moment, we can confirm that VFL promoter Lionel Royer has added the event, VFL 42: Broad Avenue Brawlers, to MixedMartialArts.Com for a date of July 19th, 2013.
Announced on the card is Charlie “The Madman” Gathers, Roman Swaner; Paul Riggleman (who had to drop off of June 22nd’s World Cagefighting Championship 6) has been named as the opponent for Scott Athey. Rounding out the card is Dignan-Brumbaugh MMA wunderkind Brett “Showtime” Shoenfelt, Curtis Link and Johnstown, PA’s Elijah Garshnick.
VFL 42: Broad Avenue Brawlers will be the seventh installment of the Broad Avenue Brawler‘s fight series. VFL 40: Broad Avenue Brawlers 6 where Brett “Showtime” Shoenfelt submitted Bobby Ferrier and former UFC Lightweight contender Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman defeated Eric Irvin by Rear Naked Choke.
Paul Riggleman, Scott Athey, Brett Shoenfelt, Roman Swaner, Curtis Link and Elijah Garshnick are all returning from VFL 40 to compete in VFL 42. It is interesting to note that Scott Athey lost his last fight to Damage, Inc. fighter Brandon Lux after his corner threw in the towel between rounds; Athey scored no offensive points for punching, kicking or mat control.
For more information on Valley Fight League and information on how to purchase tickets for their VFL 42: Broad Avenue Brawlers event, visit www.VFLMMA.com.