We are quickly approaching the biggest regional match up of the year, possibly of all time, between the undefeated Rob Hanna (7-0) and the region's next elite talent Dom Mazzotta (9-1) for the Pinnacle FC featherweight title. This is one of the type of fights that I got into promoting for and am proud to sign off on. Both guys know what a win here means for their respective careers and both are coming fully expecting to bring home the win.
Before we get to the biggest main event in recent history, we have a stacked under card featuring another huge bantamweight professional showdown and a ton of great amateur match ups. The Hodge/Mitchell match up is something MMA wet dreams are made of and the fact that both guys are on the rise at this point in their careers make it that much more substantial. Devonte Smith is stepping back inside the Pinnacle fences which is also very exciting because Smith is one of my personal favorites out there right now.
Fadi Shuman is making his return to fighting after a relatively long layoff (2014) and is playing zero games as he levels his sights on Anthony Romero. Romero put together a very impressive Pinnacle FC debut over Matt Shaffer, which you can watch here, and has a very high level, well rounded game for a guy with relatively limited experience. Keep your eye on this one.
Josh Fremd is a bad motherfucker and from the looks of it, he's only getting better. He's going to get a chance to prove me right by taking on the well traveled and rugged amateur veteran Jose Martinez which could very well be the sleeper fight on the evening. These are some of the featured bouts of the evening but don't sleep on Patton/Davis or Devore/Nemdari either. Tickets are available (General admission only) here or through your favorite fighter. Check out the still kind of developing card listed below:
Professional Line Up:
Main Event: Dominic Mazzotta vs. Robert Hanna, IV
Co-Main Event: Chris Humes-Mitchell vs. Jerrell Hodge
Devonte Smith vs. TBD - Hopefully announced as soon as this afternoon
Amateur Line Up:
Anthony Romero vs. Fadi Shuman
Joshua Fremd vs. Jose Martinez
Ashton Nemdhari vs. Noah Devore
Justin Patton vs. Colin Davis
Dylan Youngblood vs. Ross Holub
Phil Pa vs. Shawn Rall