Full lineup set for
Victory Fighting Championship’s
*Newly Announced Bouts*
Patrick Sabatini (8-1) vs. Jose “Machine Gun” Mariscal (6-3) – Featherweight
Bobby “The Wolfman” Moffett (10-3) vs. Enrique “Kike” Gonzalez (4-1) – Featherweight
J.P. “Too Much” Saint Louis (3-1) vs. Josh Streacker (4-1) – Welterweight
Zach Fears (8-2) vs. Tim Cho (6-2) – Lightweight
Brian Peterson (2-0) vs. Oscar “Ogre” Kush (2-1) – Heavyweight
Jesse Parker (1-1) vs. Askar Askar (6-0) – Bantamweight
Muhammad “Hurricane” Abdullah (9-4) vs. John Troyer (15-12) – Light Heavyweight
John “Big Poppa” Popi (pro debut) vs. Mazen Ballout (pro debut) – Welterweight
Kanat Tassybay (1-1) vs. Oscar Hernandez (pro debut) - Catchweight
*Previously Announced Main & Co-Main Events*
Andrew Kapel (11-6) vs. Kevin Nowaczyk (15-3) – Welterweight
Mohammed Usman (2-0) vs. Don’Tale Mayes (3-1) - Heavyweight
Victory Fighting Championship, in conjunction with Hoosier Fight Club, has lined up a total of 11 bouts for the eagerly anticipated VFC 60 event set for Saturday, April 14th at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.
The VFC 60 card is headlined by a welterweight bout pitting former Hoosier Fight Club champions against each other as Andrew Kapel takes on Kevin “Give Me Your Lunch Money” Nowaczyk. In the night’s co-main event, high-end heavyweight prospect Mohammed “The Motor” Usman will see how he stacks up against Don’Tale “King Kong” Mayes.
Tickets for VFC 60 are on sale now at both Ticketmaster.com and Cagetix.com/VFC.
VFC 60 will air live on UFC FIGHT PASS® with all the action from inside the famed VFC square cage beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT / 6 p.m. PT.
Sabatini vs. Mariscal
Fighting out of Philadelphia, PA, Sabatini, who is the reigning CFFC featherweight champion, brings a six-fight winning streak to his VFC/HFC debut. Five of those six victories have come via submission and three were registered inside the opening round.
With the Horseshoe Casino situated just outside Chicago, Mariscal will look to utilize his hometown advantage especially since this will be his first fight since September 2017. Mariscal has won three of his last four outings with two of those victories coming by knockout in a combined 1:59.
Moffett vs. Gonzalez
Moffett will be making his fifth appearance at an HFC event, and the 27-year-old from Homewood, Illinois, is on a solid roll having won six of his last eight bouts. Of his 10 career victories, six have come via submission.
Gonzalez is also on a hot streak with three straight wins. The Illinois fighter has registered knockouts in two of his latest wins coming in a combined time of just 34 seconds.
Saint Louis vs. Streacker
Fighting out of Milwaukee, WI, Saint Louis has picked up victories in both of matchups leading into this fight, including a first-round submission in under three minutes. Streacker, who fights out of Chicago, has bounced back from a loss in his pro debut to pick up four consecutive victories, including three by knockout. In the co-main event of HFC 36 this past February, Streacker finished Craig Furth is just 1:04.
Fears vs. Cho
Missouri native Fears is on a tear with five wins in a row and all five being finishes (three knockouts, two submissions). Cho, who fights out of Crystal Lake, Illinois, has won two straight, and holds two knockouts and two submissions amongst his career wins.
Peterson vs. Kush
Both Peterson and Kush have proven to be finishers in the opening stages of the careers in the heavyweight ranks. Peterson, who fights out of Lake Forest, Illinois, has posted knockouts in both of his bouts, while Kush, who will be representing Oceanside, CA, has locked up first-round knockouts in both of his victories.
Parker vs. Askar
Tennessee native Parker picked up his first pro victory via a first-round submission. Askar, who fights out of Milwaukee, will be making sixth appearance at an HFC event, and the 25-year-old sports four finishes on his perfect record (two knockouts, two submissions).
Abdullah vs. Troyer
Fighting out of Dayton, OH, Abdullah has picked up wins in three of his last five outings. He will stand across from 12-year veteran Troyer who snapped a short losing streak with a first-round submission win at the HFC show back in February. Now based in Chicago, Troyer has totaled five knockouts and eight submissions during his career.
Popi vs. Ballout
Two fighters will make their pro debuts after strong runs in the amateur ranks. Popi, who fights out of Plymouth, IN, went 9-2 as an amateur, while Ballout, who is from Orland Hills, IL, was a perfect 5-0.
Tassybay vs. Hernandez
This will be the second outing for Tassybay in an HFC event after picking up his first pro win with a decision verdict last September. Hernandez steps out of the amateur ranks after going 3-0 with all three wins coming by knockout.
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About Victory Fighting Championship
Victory Fighting Championship, an Alliance MMA company (NASDAQ: AMMA), is the premier mixed martial arts organization in the Midwest. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Victory has provided its thousands of fans with high-quality, competitive, and entertaining fights since 2002. A catalyst for success, Victory has launched the careers of numerous elite fighters such as former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, Spencer Fisher, Jorge Gurgel, Josh Neer, Kevin Burns, Jake Ellenberger, Jason Brilz, Anthony Smith, Justin Salas, Nick Mamalis, Rob Kimmons, Chris Camozzi, John Halverson, Abe Wagner and Travis Browne. These Victory fighters have made their way to the largest, most competitive stages across the United States including the bright lights of the UFC. As an institution that continues to grow, thrive and gain strong, consistent momentum, Victory Fighting Championship presents fights at the region’s top venues and in front of the largest crowds. Bright Lights, Big Fights. For more information, visit victoryfighter.com and follow Victory Fighting Championship at Facebook.com/victoryfighting, Twitter and Instagram @victoryfighting, and YouTube.com/victoryfighting.
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