Undefeated Smallman to Face Gidron for MMA Supremacy at Super Welterweight

Donofrio MMA Returns to Joe Louis Arena on Saturday, Nov 7 with Brawl in the Fall - Impact Fight League 64

(Detroit) On Saturday, November 7, at Detroit’s famed Joe Louis Arena, Michigan’s premier combat-sport promoter, Joseph Donofrio, will proudly present "Brawl in the Fall - Impact Fight League 64,” a 15-fight night of full-contact MMA fighting.

Stacked from top to bottom with non-stop action, Brawl in the Fall will be headlined by a long awaited showdown between the state’s two best at the weight.

Representing the East Side of Michigan will be Detroit’s undefeated Marco Smallman (9-0) of FUSE/MASH/Team Caique. And from Western Michigan will be Robert Gidron (13-2) of Grand Rapids and Team GRMMA. The two will battle five rounds for the IFL Super Welterweight Super Championship.

Tickets for "Brawl in the Fall - Impact Fight League 64,” start at $15 General Admission and and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com.  Charge tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000.  For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.  VIP Reserved Cage Side Tables are also available at (248) 770-6000.

In the night’s co-main event will be the highly anticipated return of James Holloway (12-2) of Bryan Paz Cook Academy of Martial Arts from injury to face fellow Detroiter Rob Fretenborough, 9-8 and coached by Brendan "Devastation" Sequin.

Holloway vs. Fretenborough is scheduled for five rounds for the IFL Featherweight Championship.

“I’m very proud to be bringing a show of this caliber to one of Detroit’s best and most historic venues,” said Joseph Donofrio. “From the main event to the opening fight, this will be the best show this year in Michigan. I’d like to thank Olympia Entertainment and their team for helping put this blockbuster event together.”

"I am really looking forward to Nov. 7th as two of the state's top amateur's east vs. west battle it out to call themselves number one and experience the competitive bouts come to fruition at such a distinguished venue and tradition," said Anne Morell, Matchmaker/Event Coordinator for Donofrio MMA.

On fight night, doors open at 6:00 pm and the action starts at 7:00 pm. The Joe Louis Arena is located at 19 Steve Yzerman Drive in Detroit. For more information, visit donofriomma.com. Twitter: @donofriomma. Facebook: facebook.com/DONOFRIO-MMA-261400050970.