Friday, February 11, 2011

Karl "Robocop" Turek vs. Ron "The Blunt Instrument" Faircloth Fight Announcement

Red Schafer Mixed Martial Arts fighter, Karl “Robocop” Turek will take on UFC veteran Ron “The Blunt Instrument” Faircloth on April 9, 2011 at King of the Cage: Outkasts in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin. The bout will take place at 205lbs or light heavyweight. Turek’s fight is the first fight to be announced for a Red Schafer Mixed Martial Arts fighter.

Karl Turek began his MMA career under Wisconsin MMA legend Adrian Serrano and won his first MMA fight just over 4 years ago under the Konquer the Kage banner in January of 2007. He later switched gyms to train under Duke Roufus before joining the Red Schafer MMA Fight Team. Turek sports an MMA record of (10-6). He specializes in submission grappling and ground and pound and 60% of his wins have come via submission.

Ron Faircloth’s pro career began in 1999 and he holds 33 wins in a fight career that has spanned more than 50 fights in over a dozen organizations including the UFC, WEC, Bodog, and Canada’s MFC. Faircloth also specializes in submissions with over half of his wins coming this way. He fights out of the Chosen Few Gym in Madison, Wisconsin with notable fighters such as Pat O’Malley, James Warfield, and Jordan Faas.

Faircloth will be looking to stay relevant in the fight game with a win over Turek. He’s currently riding a 2-fight losing streak most recently losing to Marcus Vanttinen (19-2) in Finland in January of 2011. Prior to that he lost to eventual Combat USA Middleweight Champion, Gerald Meerschaert in the semi-finals of the Combat USA Middleweight Tournament last July via rear naked choke in the 2nd round.

For Turek, he needs to prove the Chosen Few Gym doesn’t have his number. Two of his losses are to Chosen Few fighters. Turek lost to Chosen Few’s, Pat O’Malley while fighting for the Gladiators Middleweight Championship back in March of 2009. After that he rattled off 4 straight wins in 11 months before being derailed by Chosen Few’s Todd Raymond at ECO 7 last August.

A win over a crafty veteran fighter like Faircloth will get Turek back on track in a division filled with Wisconsin fighters like Caleb Nelson, Sam Alvey, Justin Lemke, Will Dicke and Todd Raymond.

This article was written for and Red Schafer Mixed Martial Arts located at 811 E. Vienna Ave. - Milwaukee, WI 53212.

Photo courtesy of US Combat Sports

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