On November 14, Battlefield Fight League will venture outside the city limits to Chilliwack, B.C. for BFL 40: Warpath Vendetta.
This event marks a first for the organization, as they will be co-promoting it with Chilliwack-based Warpath FC. Not only will it be the first combo show for BFL, but it will also be the first event out of the lower mainland since 2013, when they made the trek to Penticton for BFL 24.
“We have been trying to co-promote for quite sometime now. I have personally contacted most promoters across the country expressing my opinion that competition is stupid and that everyone should work together to grow the sport and that it is better business,” said BFL President Jay Golshani. “Unfortunately in this line of work there seems to be too much ego involved. Ego seems to effect most promoters judgement and their business sense.”
Warpath FC owner, Darwin Douglas, has fought for Battlefield five times in the past and the collaboration was something that they both believed would benefit each other.
“Having BFL come to Chilliwack provides our fighters a chance to compete in our hometown on a very well known and respected promotion like BFL,” Douglas told Vancity Buzz. “Our Warpath events have mostly acted as an organization that will feed fighters into BFL. Guys will get their 1st, 2nd and 3rd fights for us then take the step up to fight for BFL.”
Depending on how this first collaboration card plays out, fans could be treated to more potential partnerships with the two promotions in the future.
“We are very interested in doing more shows with BFL,” Douglas said. “We’ll have to see how this one goes and plan from there. But it’s been great working with Jay and BFL and I look forward to further opportunities to collaborate on shows.”
BFL 40: Warpath Vendetta goes down on November 14, 2015 from the Squiala Hall in Chilliwack, B.C.
Check out the full BFL 40 fight card below.
BFL 40 – Warpath Vendetta
Nick Ghaeni (1-0 BFL) vs. Craig Maclean (1-0 BFL) Pro bantamweight
Bryce Gougeon (6-4-1, 3-4 BFL) vs. Perry Hayer (4-6, 1-4 BFL) Ammy welterweight
Bradly Nicholson (3-3, 3-2 BFL) vs. Blake Sigvaldson (3-3, 2-0 BFL) Ammy bantamweight
Kolten Higginbotom (7-6, 3-4 BFL) vs. Mitch Burk (2-5-1, 1-3 BFL) Ammy lightweight
Mike Morley (1-2, 0-2 BFL) vs. Herbert Moon (4-5, 0-2 BFL) Ammy middleweight
Navid Mirzaei (1-5, 1-4 BFL) vs. David Cunnigham (2-5, 0-3 BFL) Ammy lightweight
Keanan Kellar (1-0 BFL) vs. Wally Joe (1-2, 0-0 BFL) Ammy 175 catchweight
Binderpaul Nanara (2-1) vs. Francis Tiapis (0-0) Ammy 120 catchweight
Jeremy Pratap (0-1 BFL) vs. Kenny Lee (0-0) Ammy bantamweight
Humneet Gill (0-0) vs. Paul Fisher (0-0) Ammy 150 Catchweight
Eylese Stevenson vs. Rylie Marchand 135 LBs