And now he has earned it by dismantling everyone and anyone they could put in front of him and it looks like his latest request is going to become a reality. Judging from the picture above it looks like Dominic “The Honey badger” Mazzotta will be taking on “Wild Wild” Wes Hanson in the finals of the NAAFS featherweight amateur tournament going down later this year. Mazzotta recently bested Eric Gifford via armbar in round one over the weekend and moves to 6-1 in his amateur career. Hanson was scheduled to fight Jeremiah Yeager but the fight was scratched at the last minute and Hanson was (apparently) moved into the final bracket to square off with Mazzotta later this year.
I am extremely excited for this match up; two top guys with totally different mindsets and game plans but both equally dangerous looking to get past one another and
Check out some more great pics from Landry and Saturday’s event after the jump:
By: Matt Leyshock
West Virginia featherweight ‘Wild Wild’ Wes Hanson is trying out for a new reality show “Warrior Island” and needs your help.
But first, here are some details about the show:
- New series to showcase worlds top martial artists
- One island, 16 fighters battle for fame and $500k grand prize
- Fighters and matches completely decided by fans
The exciting new series produced by James Jefferson and Directed by Hollywood veteran Ben Perry, will put 16 elite fighters on an island in the Pacific Ocean. Each week the fighters will battle one another to stay on the island and compete for international stardom, as well as a half a million dollar grand prize.
Featherweight phenom “Wild Wild” Wes Hanson next dance in the cage has been set. Hanson (7-0) is coming off a 28 second submission win at Extreme Fight Night all the way out in Oklahoma and has been paird with Francis Healy (7-3-1) at NAAFS Rock n Rumble 6 on August 17th. Healy hasn’t won since June of last year and has a draw and loss in his most recent outings. Hanson’s first fight went to a decision but his next six have combined to last a total of just over seven minutes. The Gladiator Fighting Championship and Gruesome MMA Featherweight champ has made quick work of his opponents in impressive style.
Bluegrass MMA was on scene last July as Wes defended his GFC belt and then again when he beat a tough Mark Jones to claim the Gruesome MMA title. If you have seen him fight you know he is the next coming of Urijah Faber and easily is the most talented amateur we have seen to date. To keep up with Wes check out his website at www.weshansonmma.com
By: Matt Leyshock
I’m no hipster but calling out featherweight amateur star Wes Hanson (7-0) is apparently the new black. Another fighter made yet another very visible plea for his attention once he is available. Hanson is currently scheduled to fight Maddog captain Francis Healy (7-3-1) in August.
The last request was from Dom Mazzotta, this time it’s bantamweight king Tyler Saltsman (8-4).
Saltsman made his request public after posting the challenge to the NAAFS Facebook wall a few hours ago.
At least he’s going straight to the source.
Saltsman recently posted a career defining win over Jarrell Hodge (4-1) just a few weeks ago and is already on the hunt for his next opponent.
What do you think? Is the Daywalker about to be exposed to the light or does he have the formula to beat the apparently untouchable “Wild Wild” Wes Hanson?
By: Matt Leyshock
Set your faces to stunned and your phasers to pumped because we have a super fight on our hands.
Maddog’s featherweight captain Francis Healy (7-3-1) will be squaring off against undefeated featherweight destroyer Wes Hanson (7-0) this August at the NAAFS’ Rock N’ Rumble event. This will be Hansen’s toughest fight to date and his third within the promotion. Healy hasn’t competed since his razor thin decision loss to Tyler Saltsman back in January.
I’m not sure if there could be a better pairing than this, Healy Vs. Hansen August 17th, write it down.
GET READY! Two Lions will be placed in the cage near the end of this summer to determine who is at the top of the food chain in the NAAFS Featherweight Amateur Division. “Wild” Wes Hanson will return to the cage this coming August where he will take on one of the toughest fighters out there, Francis “Mad Dog” Healy. This fight will pit one of the best from West Virginia versus one of the best from Pennsylvania.
Wes Hanson has ripped through his competitors in very noticeable fashion since his career started a little over a year ago. He’s successfully stopped ALL but one of his 7 opponents in the first round. He’s quick, he’s merciless and he is about as athletic as they come. Should he defeat Healy, look for one of his famous backflips!
Francis Healy will be his toughest test to date. Few fighters are as tough as the Pennsylvania warrior who trains at Mad Dog gym in Pittsburg. He’s fought 11 times in his amateur career and his only losses have come to fellow amateur juggernauts who include Mark Cherico, Justin Steave and Tyler Saltsman.
This fight is signed and booked for Rock and Rumble. These two 22 year-old prospects are going to clash in what will likely be the amateur main event. Clear your calendar now, it’s going down on Friday, August 17th!
By: Matt Leyshock
Up and coming featherweight craftsmen, Dominic Mazzotta (5-1), has been vocal about wanting a match up with fellow featherweight killer Wes Hanson (7-0). But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s not a fan of quality gear even if it’s a conflict of interest.
Both Mazzotta and Hanson picked up big wins over the weekend, it will be interesting to see who picks this fight up.
By: Matt Leyshock
Wild Wild Wes Hanson (7-0) posted another first round win tonight against James Warren (6-2-1) for the XFL title at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This time it was a submission (guillotine) win in just :28 seconds of the first round.
You may have noticed that the NAAFS Fight Nite In The Flats card was missing one of it’s bigger names on the amatuer bill. “Wild Wild” Wes Hanson (6-0) was originally slated to take on up and coming Pittsburgh fighter Dom Mazzotta (4-1) but has decided to take a title fight within the XFL organization on June 1st instead. His opponent is James Warren (6-1-1) and will be for the featherweight XFL Title at the Hard Rock Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Hanson stormed into the NAAFS stopping both Thomas Ulyenbroek and Christopher Dunn with strikes in the first round. It will be interesting to see if Hanson makes his return to the NAAFS tournament or if he pursues a few amateur fights outside of the organization before making the leap to professional fighting.
Check back later for more as it is released.
Matt Leyshock from StandThemUp.com gave a picture from Wes’ last fight, his sites, Photo of the Day award. Following is this is the link to the site and the story! StandThemUp.org/53 Seconds Feels Like Ferver or you can just read it right here!
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Photo Of The Day: 53 Seconds Seems Like Forever
By Matt Leyshock - Posted on 24 February 2012
“Featherweight contender “Wild Wild” Wes Hanson (6-0) paid his hype dues on Saturday night taking out the previously undefeated Thomas Ulyenbroek in just 53 seconds of the first round. Ulyenbroek is seen here attempting the highly technical Petruzelli, otherwise known as the “snap kick-left hand” which when thrown simultaneously, was at one time thought to be nearly impossible to defend. Seeing Hanson deftly avoid this dangerous maneuver gives us a glimpse of just how much potential he has”
In all for seriousness, Hanson competed against another undefeated opponent and got the job done in very dominant fashion. I am interested to see how the NAAFS featherweight tournament pans out this year with some of the new blood that has been added in.