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Mar 14
Last Updated on 24 March 2014

UFC 171 at Sterle’s Country House



UFC stars Stipe Miocic and Jessica “Evil” Eye announce sponsorship with Sterle’s Country House and current goals to bring two world titles to Cleveland

  March 21, 2014 — Cleveland, OH:   It was a full house this past Saturday night at the Cleveland culinary landmark Sterle’s Country House as fans and friends alike were in attendance for what promised to be an entertaining night for any follower of mixed martial arts (MMA).  Not only were guests treated to a viewing of the highly anticipated UFC 171, but local UFC stars Stipe Miocic, Jessica “Evil” Eye and Sterle’s President and CEO Rick Semersky delivered an exclusive “state of the union” conference highlighting current plans in their quest to bring not one but two world titles to Cleveland and end the 50 year drought once and for all.  


Miocic opened by letting fans know that he is 100% healthy heading going into the early stages of his fight camp and that he is feeling great coming off his recent win against former UFC heavyweight title contender Gabriel Gonzaga this past January at the United Center in Chicago.  Currently ranked No. 7, Miocic is actively preparing for a pivotal fight in the UFC heavyweight division when he collides with former UFC champion and current No. 1 contender Junior Dos Santos as part of the co-main event for UFC 173 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  Stipe closed by letting everyone in attendance know that his ultimate goal is to bring the city of Cleveland its first world title in 50 years. Something he will likely have an opportunity to accomplish should he secure his 12th professional MMA career win against Dos Santos on May 24th.


  Jessica “Evil” Eye then took the opportunity to address those in attendance by first presenting Sterle’s owner Rick Semersky with a fight tank top worn during her recent bout against Alexis Davis as a “thank you” for the continued support that Sterle’s has shown her personally as well as the greater Cleveland community. Eye then went on to announce her intentions to partner her popular “Straight Outta Cleveland” clothing line with Cleveland Clinic Charities — a foundation near and dear to Eye’s heart after helping her father Randy get on the road to recovery following his recent bout with brain cancer. Ranked in the top 5 of the UFC women’s bantam weight division, Eye finished by promising to update fans very soon on the status of her next bout that will likely be against another top ranked opponent which suits her just fine. “I’m ready for anyone” said Eye. “I’ll fight whoever UFC President Dana White and his organization want me to fight and will be ready for a war”.


  Last but not least, Sterle’s front man Rick Semersky closed the conference by announcing his plans to further expand the Sterle’s Country House brand as the “go to place” for all things UFC and will be the official restaurant sponsor of both Jessica Eye and Stipe Miocic for some time to come.  Semersky went on to let fans know that UFC 173 will be shown at Sterle’s featuring Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos and Weidman vs. Machida live from Las Vegas. A photo and autograph session then followed for anxious fans looking to get up close to their favorite local fighters along with a full menu of authentic and delicious Eastern European comfort food served up only the way Sterle’s can do it.  The evening came to a close with a bang as fans left Sterle’s in a high energy buzz following one of the more memorable title fights in recent memory between Johnny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. A fitting end to a great night at the new home for MMA in Cleveland, Sterle’s Country House.


Sterle’s Country House is located at 1401 E. 55th Street, between St. Clair and Superior Avenue.  For more information, fans can log onto www.sterlescountryhouse.com or follow Sterle’s on Twitter @SterlesCLE and Facebook for updates on upcoming events and weekly specials.


Fans are encouraged to call Greg Kalikas or Eric Wilson direct for more details about upcoming events.  Follow Stipe Miocic on Twitter @smiocic and Jessica Eye @jessicaevileye, as well as on their respective Facebook pages.      




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