Thursday, May 8, 2008

Justin Lemke of Serrano’s Combat Gym in Maryland Helping Brandon Vera Train

Justin Lemke of Adrian Serrano’s Combat Gym is spending the week in Maryland training and sparring with none other than UFC heavyweight contender Brandon Vera. Lemke will fight Ron “Killing” Fields for the vacant KTK Light Heavyweight Championship on June 21 in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Brandon Vera on the other hand will face off against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 85: Bedlam on June 7th.

Justin Lemke

Justin Lemke sports an overall MMA record of (5-0). His most recent MMA fight was in January of this year against Aaron Prascak at Combat USA. Praschak had been riding a four-fight winning streak before losing a unanimous decision to Lemke.

Lemke also has one fight in the World Combat League or WCL. The WCL is owned by Chuck Norris and is broadcast on the Versus network. In his only fight with the league he lost a decision to John James in Tulsa, Oklahoma. To watch the fight click the link below:

Justin Lemke vs. John James

Ron Fields

Ron “Killing” Fields sports an MMA record of (22-25-1). The Dayton, Ohio resident has been fighting since 2000 and has fought a number of notable fighters including Jeremy Horn, Terry Martin, Falaniko Vitale, Denis Kang, Jason Guida, and Alan Belcher. Fields is riding a three fight win streak and most recently defeated Josh Schiesl at KTK 19 with a second round arm bar. Fields lives and dies with the submission, 60% of his wins have come by way of submission and as have 75% of his losses.

Here are a few videos of his fights:

Ron Fields vs. Jeremy Williams

Ron Fields vs. Denis Kang

Ron Fields vs. Falaniko Vitale

Brandon Vera

Brandon “The Truth” Vera sports an MMA record of (8-1) and is (4-1) in the UFC. He most recently lost a unanimous decision to Tim Sylvia at UFC 77 in Cincinnati, Ohio. In that fight Vera broke his hand in the first round. He has been in the news recently as his former manager Mark Dion is in the process of suing him stemming from a contract dispute that shelved the fighter from action for nearly a year. Prior to his hiatus, Vera rattled off wins against BJJ black belts Frank Mir, Fabiano Scherner, and Assuerio Silva. He also scored an impressive knock out against Miletich fighter and former Ohio State football player Justin Eilers.

Vera is training out in Maryland for this fight with the famous Lloyd Irvin. He has some interesting videos located on his blog. His high altitude-training mask is the most interesting, it has the ability to simulate an environment of 12,500 ft above sea level. To watch the videos and see the training facility, follow the link below:

Fabricio Werdum

Fabricio Werdum sports an MMA record of (10-3-1) and is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He made a lackluster UFC debut at UFC 70 against Andrei Arlovski, losing a unanimous decision. After the bout, the UFC did not use his services for almost 8 months. He then rematched Gabriel Gonzaga and posted his second victory over the former contender. Werdum is a veteran of Pride FC and holds wins over Roman Zentsov and Alistair Overeem in the organization. He also holds a win over Aleksander Emelianenko at 2H2H in November of 2006. Werdum has good striking ability and trains regularly with Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic in Croatia where he owns a BJJ gym.

Wisconsin Combat Sports will be interviewing Justin Lemke after his return from Vera’s camp and prior to his title fight on June 21. Stay tuned for the details.

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