FightSportsENT and Joey Ancona have had a very busy 2018, and with the second annual Battle in the Garden of Eden just around the corner, it doesn't look like things will be slowing down anytime soon. The last show, BNO27 was a huge success. The main event between Jewel Scott and Matt Stock an absolute brawl and a real crowd pleaser. Both guys came in a fought their heart out in the cage with Jewel coming out victorious. With the help of the fighters and loyal fan base, the event sold out and PACKED the Copeland Tower in Metairie, showing how far the Organization has come over the last year. While the Battle of New Orleans event is growing every show, it's been a whole year since the last show at Visions, and fans have been dying for another one ever since. After paw-paw Ancona has been taking some time away to spend weekends with Grandson Bronx at the Audubon Zoo, he's back by popular demand to give the people what they deserve! The highly anticipated Battle in the Garden of Eden II. April 20, at Visions Men's Club 4000 Dowman RD. Doors open @ 7:00 and fights start at 8:00.
This show will host more Pro fights than ever with Michael “Magic Mike” McDonald finally facing off under the FightSportsENT flag. This time he'll be fighting in the main event VS Brant Moore of Team 515 Longview out of Texas. Michael has been set to fight with the Organization a number of times, however, with injuries riddling both fighters, it simply never happened. McDonald will be coming off of a highly questionable loss in his last fight, so he’ll be coming into this one to prove a point. Brant is both an impressive striker and brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu so Mike will need to bring his A game walk away successful.
The Fight Party Returns to Copeland Tower
It seems as if destiny has brought us to this point in Joey Ancona’s promotional career with the Mixed Martial Arts event, “Battle of New Orleans” returning to his old stomping ground near Fat City. The show is steamrolling after 3 extremely successful events, previously held at Visions Men’s Club in New Orleans East & The Mel Ott Center in Gretna, and with BNO#27 on the horizon, something had to be done before we quite literally blew the roof off of the Mel Ott center. Which leads us to the ALL NEW date and location. Battle of New Orleans is proud to announce that BNO#27 will be held at the iconic Copeland’s Tower (formerly known as the Landmark Hotel), just off the Causeway exit of I-10 at 2601 Severn Ave. The event will take place 2 weeks after the end of Mardi Gras on Friday February 23, 2018. Joe began promoting in 1981 at Grace King high school where it would later move to St. Bernard Parish civic center during 82 and 83 before finally returning home to Metairie at the then all new Landmark Hotel where he continued to promote from 1984-1987 during which time he opened Ancona’s Gym in Fat City in 1984, above Fletcher Night Club. A few years later Joey would go on to purchase Fletchers, making it his first official night club and naming it “Club Rivera” along the way.