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February 25, 2005 CSU Convocation Center
Cleveland, Ohio

King of the Cage Payback - Cleveland Ohio

PAYBACK - February 25, 2005

Former NFL great Michael Westbrook and Super Heavyweight Boxing Champion Eric “Butterbean” Esch enter the Octagon for no holds barred cage fight available nationally on Pay-Per-view.

For the first time ever, King of the Cage – Payback is coming to Cleveland on Friday, February 25, at 8 p.m. at the CSU Convocation Center. The show will be available nationally by Pay Per View, contact your local cable/satellite provider for further details.

The evening's main event features former NFL #1 wide receiver from the Washington Redskins Michael Westbrook vs. University of Michigan and NY Giants standout running back Jarrod Bunch. Westbrook, who is a frequent guest on national and local sports shows, will be making his no holds barred debut in a fight against one of the toughest men to come out of Cleveland and make it in the NFL.

In other featured action the “King of the Four Rounders” and IBA Super Heavyweight Champion, Eric "Butterbean” Esch will make his no holds barred debut against legendary former UFC Champion Dan “The Beast” Severn.

Buddy Clinton, protégé of the best know mixed martial arts fighter in the world, Royce Gracie, will take on submission expert Angelo Popfski. Gracie himself will walk Clinton in to the ring.

King of the Cage 185lb World Champion Joey Villasenor will put his belt on the line in a World Title Fight against Brenden Seguin.

Ohio State University grad Josh Hendricks will take on Mike “Boom Boom” Buchkovich.

One of the Midwest 's best fighters, Jorge Gurgel l, will make his King of the Cage debut against Michigan's "The Irish Tornado" Jay Ireland.

Cleveland favorite and former NCAA Wrestling and King of the Cage Super Heavyweight Champion Dan “The Bull” Bobish will take on War Path, a 6' 7” Indian from New Mexico who will enter the ring wearing traditional tribal garments.

Local Cleveland police officer Jeff Cox will put his 10 – 0 record on the line against one of the best 170lb fighters in the country, American Top Team member Thiago Alvez.

In a battle of knockout specialist, Cleveland sensation Forrest “The Hitman” Petz will take on King of the Cage and Pride veteran Charles “Krazyhorse” Bennet.

Other local fighters include Jason Dent ( Cleveland ), Mike Boyd ( Cleveland ), local wrestling champion Tony Sylvester, John Soeder (Cleveland), and Mike Sipos ( Cleveland ). -more- Tickets range from $22 to $127. And are available at the Convocation Center box office, all Ticket master outlets, charge-by-phone 216-241-5555 (Cleve), 330-945-9400( Akron ), or online at The box office hours are Monday- Friday 10:00a.m. -6:00 p.m. For more information, call (216) 687-9292,or visit

The Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown will also serve as the official hotel for King of the Cage Payback. Click here for more information on the Hilton Garden Inn.

Line up Winner Loser Won By
1 Michael Westbrook
Jarrod Bunch
Choke Rd #1
Joey Villasenor
Brendan Seguin KO Rd #1
Eric "Butterbean" Esch
Mike Buchkovich Draw
George Gerzel
Jay Ireland Choke Rd #3
Jeff Cox KO
Forrest Petz
Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett Failed to Answer Bell Rd #2
Buddy Clinton
Angelo Popofski Arm Bar :38 Rd #1

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