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Greek Star Wins In Pro Debut

Costa Mesa, CA:  Andreas Katzourakis was 22-0 as one of Greece’s rising boxing prospect and on Thursday night before another sold out crowd of 1,268 at Fight Club OC he kept his unbeaten streak...

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SOCAL’s Premiere Mixed Martial Arts Promotion

SoCa Fights promotes the Fight Club OC fight series at The Hangar on the grounds of the OC Fair & Event Center now in its seventh season and on a three-year sellout streak. With the addition of the Rumble On The Water series at the historic Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA and the Coliseum Gladiator MMA Championship Series at the LA Coliseum SoCa Fights will promote close to 20 shows in 2017, more than any other promoter in the state of California.

Our Team

Roy Englebrecht

CEO

Prior to the formation of Fight Club OC in 2011 Roy promoted the highly successful Battle in the Ballroom professional boxing shows at the Irvine Marriott Hotel for 25 straight years. This bi-monthly professional boxing show was the longest running club pro boxing show in the country. 36 current or former world champions have fought at the Marriott, including Shane Mosley and Johnny Tapia. In 2007 he became one of the first boxing promoters to introduce Mixed Martial Arts shows to his Battle in the Ballroom concept.

Mike-Hart

Mike Hart

Official Ring Announcer for Fight Club OC

Mike Hart has been stirring up fight fans as the “Voice” of the Battle In The Ballroom for seven years. A sportscaster turned news anchor, Mike has been a mainstay at ABC23 in Bakersfield, California since 1991. He started out working club shows in 1994, when he joined forces with Roy Englebrecht Promotions in December of 1999. He took over for legendary ring announcer Danny Valdivia at the Irvine Marriott in January of 2002. Mike has worked for numerous promoters throughout the years including Golden Boy and Goossen Tutor, with appearances on ESPN, FOX Sports and Showtime.

evan-jacobs

Evan Jacobs

Official Videographer of Fight Club OC

Evan Jacobs received his B.A. from California State University, Long Beach in Film Studies. With a number of low budget films to his credit (in which Jacobs wrote, produced, directed and edited those projects) he first came to the attention of Roy Englebrecht Promotions with his film SCHUSTERMAN LEVINE: A BOXING FABLE. Fast forward a decade later and Jacobs and Englebrecht teamed up to make a reality TV pilot titled, THE PROMOTER. Showing the ins and outs of the fight promotions world over a 4 days period, Jacobs chronicled what Englebrecht and his staff encounter in putting on their legendary Battle In the Ballroom shows. As a freelance videographer/editor, Jacobs has been working with REP ever since creating promotional DVDs, viral spots and television commercials. “I have been a boxing fan since I was 14,” Jacobs states. “To merge the world I come from with the world I have admired for so long is really the best of both worlds for me.”

The-Fight-Club-OC-Production-Crew

The Fight Club OC Production Crew

(names listed from left to right)

Steve Slade, Michelle Bakker, Eric Lowy, Christine Vu, David Junker, Rayka Zehtabchi

Drew Englebrecht

VP of Marketing & Operations

Prior to joining Roy Englebrecht Promotions Drew Englebrecht graduated from Vanguard University with a B.A. in Sociology in 2003. Drew worked in the action sports industry as a outside/inside sales rep for Oakley Sunglasses before deciding to leave to help his father in the fight promotions business. Drew helped push Roy to move Roy Englebrecht Promotions Battle in the Ballroom at the Irvine Marriott to the rebranding and launch of the Hybrid Boxing & MMA shows that make up Fight Club OC at The OC Fair & Events Center.

Mel-Valenzuela

Mel R. Valenzuela

MMA Matchmaker

Mel brings his near decade long matching career to SoCa fights. Mel has the reputation of making the best, most even, knock out drag out bouts on the national stage. Mel’s matching prowess has built not only a National MMA promotion but also a local amateur promotion, as well as Fight Club OC.  Mel stated, “We at SoCa fights look forward to putting on the best regional MMA shows and will continue to treat our fighters like no one else.”

damian-James

Damian James

Official Photographer of Fight Club OC

Damian James is an Orange County based freelance photojournalist and event photographer. With over 14 years of experience documenting people and events around the world in 5 different continents, he is back in his home state of California currently focusing his work in the Boxing/MMA arena. A dedicated fan of all types of combat sport, Damian has followed boxing his entire life and has been a fan of Mixed Martial Arts since it’s debut back in 1993. He draws inspiration from the competitive nature of hand to hand combat and the fighting spirit of its participants, and hopes to inspire future generations of fighters and fans through his photographic contributions to the sport.

Clark-Hills

Clark Hills

Show Day Operations

Clark Hills graduated from Vanguard University where he studied Business Organization. Clark then went on to earn his Sport Management Masters Degree from the University of San Francisco. It was while he was at The University of San Francisco that Roy Englbrecht was introduced to Clark as one of his instructors. Clark started working with Roy, and Battle in the Ballroom, to gain class credits and has simply never left. Clark presently is the CEO of a Private Depository based in Newport Beach where he has held that position for over 30 years. Clark has two children and five grandchildren.


Roy Englebrecht

General Manager

Prior to the formation of Fight Club OC in 2011 Roy promoted the highly successful Battle in the Ballroom professional boxing shows at the Irvine Marriott Hotel for 25 straight years. This bi-monthly professional boxing show was the longest running club pro boxing show in the country. 36 current or former world champions have fought at the Marriott, including Shane Mosley and Johnny Tapia. In 2007 he became one of the first boxing promoters to introduce Mixed Martial Arts shows to his Battle in the Ballroom concept.

Drew Englebrecht

VP of Operations & Marketing

Growing up in Newport Beach, California, Drew Englebrecht graduated from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa with a Bachleors of Arts in Sociology in 2003. He then went on to help father, Roy Englebrecht make the move from the Battle in the Ballroom at the Irvine Marriott to the rebranding and launch of Fight Club OC at The Hangar located at The OC Fair & Event Center. In Drew’s spare time he enjoys riding and working on his motorcycle and offroading. Drew can be reached at fightpromotions@gmail.com

Mel-Valenzuela

Mel R. Valenzuela

MMA Matchmaker

Mel brings his near decade long matching career to SoCa fights. Mel has the reputation of making the best, most even, knock out drag out bouts on the national stage. Mel’s matching prowess has built not only a National MMA promotion but also a local amateur promotion, as well as Fight Club OC.  Mel stated, “We at SoCa fights look forward to putting on the best regional MMA shows and will continue to treat our fighters like no one else.”

Mike-Hart

Mike Hart

Official Ring Announcer for Fight Club OC

Mike Hart has been stirring up fight fans as the “Voice” of the Battle In The Ballroom for seven years. A sportscaster turned news anchor, Mike has been a mainstay at ABC23 in Bakersfield, California since 1991. He started out working club shows in 1994, when he joined forces with Roy Englebrecht Promotions in December of 1999. He took over for legendary ring announcer Danny Valdivia at the Irvine Marriott in January of 2002. Mike has worked for numerous promoters throughout the years including Golden Boy and Goossen Tutor, with appearances on ESPN, FOX Sports and Showtime.

evan-jacobs

Evan Jacobs

Official Videographer of Fight Club OC

Evan Jacobs received his B.A. from California State University, Long Beach in Film Studies. With a number of low budget films to his credit (in which Jacobs wrote, produced, directed and edited those projects) he first came to the attention of Roy Englebrecht Promotions with his film SCHUSTERMAN LEVINE: A BOXING FABLE. Fast forward a decade later and Jacobs and Englebrecht teamed up to make a reality TV pilot titled, THE PROMOTER. Showing the ins and outs of the fight promotions world over a 4 days period, Jacobs chronicled what Englebrecht and his staff encounter in putting on their legendary Battle In the Ballroom shows. As a freelance videographer/editor, Jacobs has been working with REP ever since creating promotional DVDs, viral spots and television commercials. “I have been a boxing fan since I was 14,” Jacobs states. “To merge the world I come from with the world I have admired for so long is really the best of both worlds for me.”

damian-James

Damian James

Official Photographer of Fight Club OC

Damian James is an Orange County based freelance photojournalist and event photographer. With over 14 years of experience documenting people and events around the world in 5 different continents, he is back in his home state of California currently focusing his work in the Boxing/MMA arena. A dedicated fan of all types of combat sport, Damian has followed boxing his entire life and has been a fan of Mixed Martial Arts since it’s debut back in 1993. He draws inspiration from the competitive nature of hand to hand combat and the fighting spirit of its participants, and hopes to inspire future generations of fighters and fans through his photographic contributions to the sport.

The-Fight-Club-OC-Production-Crew

The Fight Club OC Production Crew

(names listed from left to right)

Steve Slade, Michelle Bakker, Eric Lowy, Christine Vu, David Junker, Rayka Zehtabchi

Clark-Hills

Clark Hills

Show Day Operations

Clark Hills graduated from Vanguard University where he studied Business Organization. Clark then went on to earn his Sport Management Masters Degree from the University of San Francisco. It was while he was at The University of San Francisco that Roy Englbrecht was introduced to Clark as one of his instructors. Clark started working with Roy, and Battle in the Ballroom, to gain class credits and has simply never left. Clark presently is the CEO of a Private Depository based in Newport Beach where he has held that position for over 30 years. Clark has two children and five grandchildren.

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