PRO DEBUTS & FIGHTERS ON THE RISE
Tachi PF 19: Throwback Thursday – June 19 09:00 PM ET
Cameron Ramirez (2-1) Elite Team VS Castle Williams (Debut) Pit North MMA Williams ended his amateur career as the King of the Cage Featherweight Champion. Williams will make his pro debut against Ramirez who has fought his last three pro bouts in the Warrior’s Cage going 2-1.
Fight Club OC June 19 10:00 PM ET
Steven ‘Stryker’ Ciaccio (1-1) Paladin MMA VS Mario Delgado (Debut) Team Body Shop Ciaccio winner of his last 5 amateur bouts before turning pro with all victories via KO/TKO. Ciaccio started his pro career with a loss that could of went either way via Split Decision against Jonathan Contrestano at Fight Club OC last year. Delgado in his last 6 amateur MMA bouts went 5-1 with his last victory going the distance against Erik Perez at WFC 21. Delgado’s last 2 fights were victories with both fights only a week apart.
Victory Combat Sports 6: Battle Royale June 20 05:30 PM ET
Nolan Norwood (7-2) Westside MMA VS Jesse Merrit (3-1) Team Anubis Norwood will be traveling to Boston Mass. from Little Rock, Ar. Norwood says he had a good weight cut and that his opponent was good, seems to think his opponent is a striker. Norwood fights out of the Mid South and he’s as tough as they come. He could be right about Merrit who is currently on a 3 fight win streak, with 2 of those wins coming by way of KO/TKO ending in the 1st Rd.
WARFARE FC 12 June 20 07:00 PM ET
Derrick Brown (Debut) Fighting out of Myrtle Beach, SC VS Cliff Thompson (4-1) Evolution Fight Academy Brown makes his pro debut having a 6 fight amateur win streak with 2 of those wins collecting Lightweight Titles at Fight Lab 31 and Warfare 10 Thompson had held the all time Upper Iowa U wrestling wins record until recently and it was surpassed by UIU collegiate wrestler Carl Broghammer
Shoots Brazil 48 June 20 07:00 PM ET
Herder Prais (Debut) Nora Unias VS Wagner China (Debut) Baixinho Team Prais fights out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil making his pro debut against Wagner China in a Flyweight Bout. China, however, is coming off a loss in his last amateur bout against Bruno Korea via submission in the 1st round at WOCS 29.
Rock At The Dock 8 June 21 06:00 PM ET
Roger Carroll (13-11) Renegade Fighting/Team Superior VS Michael Graves (3-0) Springfield Fight Club Carroll being the more experienced fighter with almost 25 fights has fought some big time fighters such as Clint Hester, Dhiego Lima, Scott Holtzman, and Uriah Hall. Not an easy fight for Graves who will be traveling from Springfield, Mo. to Mooresville, N. Carolina. Graves has a three fight winning streak coming into this fight finishing all three via KO/TKO and all in the 1st Rd. Graves ended his amateur career going unbeaten with a perfect record. It’s a good test for Graves, as he’ll be looking to step up to the next level.
LAMMQ 3 June 21 07:00 PM ET
Jean-Philippe Cantin Gagnon (1-0) Team Legion VS Jeremy Capony (debut) Tristar Gym Gagnon started his pro career with a TKO/punches in the 2nd rd over Mike Michaud at LAMMQ2. Gagnon has high hopes of keeping his loss column empty as he takes on Jeremie Capony, making his pro debut. Capony, who had a very successful ammy career will be looking to get that first mark in the win column.
WSOF 10 June 21 09:00 PM ET (NBC Sports)
Tanner Cowan (Debut) Fighting out of Utah VS AJ Williams (Debut) Syndicate MMA These two warriors were suppose to fight at WSOF9, but was pulled by NSAC. Cowan comes into this fight with an 8 fight win streak to end his amateur career. Williams last 4 amateur fights, was 3-1 with 2 of those fights ending in KO’s, one from punch and the other from a kick.
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