Mark Kerr: Returning to MMA

Andrew Green

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Aug 1, 2004
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Press Release:

DENVER, COLORADO Long considered one of the premier mixed martial artists in the world, Mark Kerr makes his return to cagefighting on May 6, 2006 in Denver, Colorado at the sophomore effort of American Championship Fighting(sm) entitled Exodus. Fighting for the first
ever ACF(sm) World Heavyweight Championship, Kerr will be competing against Wes The Project Sims at the Denver Coliseum. Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. (MST).

A celebrated collegiate wrestler, Kerr rolled through the competition in the Ultimate Fighting Championship簧 and was doing the same when he entered the Pride Fighting Championship. He entered the year 2000 with
an undefeated professional record looking to take home the first ever Pride Grand Prix tournament championship.

As documented by the highly acclaimed HBO documentary The Smashing Machine, this is when Kerrs world started to fall apart. His personal life in turmoil and a life-threatening addiction to painkillers brought
his once promising career to a halt. Now, more than two years since his last fight and nearly nine years since he has competed on American soil, The One, The Only, The Original Mark Kerr returns to the cage to get his career and life back on track.

At ACF(sm) Exodus, Kerr faces Wes Sims, who himself is a veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship簧 and mixed martial arts promotions around the world. Sims is a prot矇g矇 of mixed martial arts legend Mark The Hammer Coleman.

We couldnt be happier to host the return of Mark Kerr, said ACF(sm) CEO Rico Vecc. We consider it an honor to have him stepping into The Ocho(sm) to compete with Wes Sims for our first heavyweight title.

Tickets for Kerrs return at ACF(sm) Exodus go on sale Friday, March 17, 2006 priced at $150, $100, $75, $50, $35, and $29. Tickets for children 12 and under are available for $5 and children under 6 for
free. Tickets are available online at, by calling 866-464-2626, or in person at all Front Range King Soopers locations.

Other fighters on the card will include ACF(sm) Welterweight Champion
John Cronk, Donald The Cowboy Cerrone, Donnie Mad Dog Liles, Ray Elbe, and Chilo Gonzalez. The full fight card for ACF(sm) Exodus will be released soon. Fight card subject to change.

穢American Championship Fighting, LLC 2006 - All rights reserved.

About American Championship Fighting, LLC
American Championship Fighting, LLC is a premier mixed martial arts
promotion. Under the ownership of Rico Vecc Promotions(sm), the ACF(sm)
provides a combination of the preeminent mixed martial arts fighters in
the world in a highly entertaining atmosphere. For more information go
to or

Rico Vecc Promotions(sm), owner of the ACF(sm), is operated by
successful entrepreneur and the CEO of the ACF(sm) Rico Vecc. A
self-made millionaire, Vecc built his fortune in real estate investing
and has committed to helping others through his National Wealth
Institute ( and his book How to Become
a Millionaire in Your Jeans and a T-Shirt Through Real Estate.


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Dec 17, 2005
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They said that Mark Coleman was past his prime also, but his latest victory says maybe not?