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SPENCER — The fight card for Saturday night’s Roane County Raider Rumble, presented by Dawghouse Promotions, is set and the show includes a dozen fights.

A quartet of Roane County natives are set to do battle when the action begins at 6 p.m., with doors opening an hour earlier.

“They’ve never had a women’s title before. She (Jess Cimino) won the Dawghouse title,” admitted promoter Mike Sheppard of the West Virginia main event amateur middleweight title fight between Cave Boxing’s Cimino and Selina Likens, who trains with the Outlaw team.

“They say it’s going to be packed. The Roane County Athletic Department receives all proceeds from the franchise and they go 50-50. I don’t think I’ve ever had an event that didn’t have a pro fight, but I had three lined up and they kept failing.

Although there is no professional fighting, there are a pair of mixed martial arts showdowns as well as 10 amateur boxing matches.

“A guy blew his knee. Another guy didn’t get his medical stuff and another guy hurt something. Sheppard talked about the pro fights that failed.

“Organizing one of these events is like having a baby for two months, two and a half months. It’s work.

Parkersburg’s Chandler Owens and Morgantown’s Brett Bumar are set to kick off the show in a 170-pound MMA battle. They are both 1-0.

Spencer’s Chancee Hensley will be the first ex-Raider to fight when he takes on Cave Boxing’s Miles “Silverback” Brashir in a heavyweight match.

Parkersburg’s Matt Tennant will put his 6-2 MMA record and his Dawghouse Promotions belt on the line when he gives Wallback’s Nathan Gill a rematch.

Cimino is 5-0 in their 6-2 Likens fight.

Following the main event, a 178-pound boxing match between Zack Canaday of Charleston and Victor Velasquez of Wheeling will precede the final MMA bout. At 205 pounds, St. Marys graduate Jeremy Pratt takes on former Ohio Valley University wrestler Ej Lavand. Pratt tries to go 2-0 while Lavand makes his MMA debut.

California native Zech Neubecker, who now lives in Elizabeth, takes on ex-Raider Tyler May in a heavyweight boxing match where both fighters make their debuts. Reedy’s Eric Metz will also tangle with Trenton “Cheddar Bob” Harper, originally from Gandeeville.

Latest trio of boxing matches includes Pittsburgh’s Manny “Baby Shark” Towah (3-1) takes on Wirt County’s Garrett Parsons (4-0). There’s an all-buckeye battle between Briar Cadle and Trevor Bell as well as Cave Boxing’s Jarrell “Shadow” Sanders takes on Walton’s Tyler Nichols in a Dawghouse Promotions 178-pound title fight.

Tickets are $25 at the door or fans who want to watch and can’t attend can purchase pay-per-view at for $25. A limited number of first and second row tables are available by calling 304-483-5503.

“It should be a good night. It is evenly matched all around. » Sheppard added.

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Roane County Raider Rumble


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MMA (170): Brett Bumar (Morgantown) vs. Chandler Owens (Parkersburg)

AB (185): Byron Russell (Wheeling) vs. Jared Shaw (Morgantown)

AB (Hwt): Miles “Silverback” Brashir (Cave Boxing) vs. Chancee Hensley (Spencer)

*MMA (145): Matt Tennant (Parkersburg) against Nathan Gill (Wallback)

AB (152): Jess Cimino (Cave Boxing) vs. Selina Likens (Team Outlaw)

AB (178): Victor Velasquez (Wheeling) against Zack Canaday (Charleston)

MMA (205): Jeremy Pratt (St. Marys) vs. Ej Lavaud (Marietta, Georgia)

AB (Hwt): Zech Neubecker (Elizabeth) vs. Tyler May (Spencer)

AB (Hwt): Eric Metz (Reedy) vs. Trenton “Cheddar Bob” Harper (Gandeeville)

AB (141): Manny “Baby Shark” Towah (Pittsburgh) vs. Garrett Parsons (Elizabeth)

AB (155): Briar Cadle (Dennison, Ohio) vs. Trevor Bell (Coolville, Ohio)

*AB (178): Jarrell “Shadow” Sanders (Cave Boxing) vs. Tyler Nichols (Walton)

* Indicates Dawghouse Promotions Title Fight

NOTE: Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and fights begin at 6:00 p.m. inside Roane County High School. All fights are subject to change. Limited first and second row tables are available by calling 304-483-5503. Tickets are $25 at the door or the same price to watch via pay per view on

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