Walkout Fighting Championship will kick of the New Year with Walkout FC 9: Joplin Fight Night on Saturday, January 20th, LIVE from the Joplin Memorial Hall in Joplin, Missouri. You can WATCH LIVE on FloCombat.com at 7 PM CST. Tickets are available at www. WalkoutFC.com
Steven Golden Graham (4-3) is on a 3 fight win streak and will be returning to face off with undefeated Andrew "The Flash" Kimzey, who has an impressive 3-0 record in the Professional flyweight division and will be moving up in weight to fight Graham at Bantamweight.
Max Humphrey (2-1) is set to square off with Cody Nieto-clark (2-0) in the Co-Main Event!! Max Humphrey and Cody Nieto are friendly foes. They fought as amateurs and Humphrey came out victorious. Humphrey will be looking to hand Nieto his first loss as a pro while Nieto will be looking to get revenge and stay unbeaten.
Professional Middleweights Ryan Erickson (1-0) and John Hambleton(3-0) will face off in an action packed match up between to unbeaten athletes! Both guys are known for impressive wrestling and slams! This is going to be a fun fight!
Glory MMA & Fitness's Galen "Big Body" Livingston is undefeated with a 2-0 record and will be looking to stay that way! Fan Favorite and Strike Team MMA's Jody "Lights Out" Linthicum will be looking to keep his momentum going after a 14 second KO at #WFC7. These Professional Heavyweight promise that the judges will not be needed.
Arkansas native Trevor "The Man Blackie Chan" Ollison (1-0) will be taking on Joplin, Missouri's and The FORGE's Seth Edwards (0-1), who will be looking for his first victory as a Pro. These Professional Welterweights will kick off the Main Card.
Oklahoma's Ryan Wickham (2-1) has stepped up to face off with Missouri's Jeff Law (5-1) for the vacant Walkout FC Welterweight title. Wickham is the WFC 2017 Fighter of the Year and has stepped in for Cory Heinz, who was forced to withdraw from this event. Law has been out of action since 2011 and is ready to return in his hometown.
Brandon "The Puerto Rican Hitman" Santana became the WFC Lightweight Champion with a submission victory over Richard Moad at #WFC8 and will be looking to defend his title against challenger Kyle Guenther, who is coming off a submission victory at #WFC7.
170- Jake Hannaford 1-0 vs Terril Andrews 0-0
185- Jarren Reinhart 3-2 vs Colton Hill 1-0
Heavyweight- Zac Sweet 1-1 vs Matthew Strait 0-0
160 Theran Crouch 0-0 vs Chris Threlkeld 1-1
145- Thomas Hernandez 2-3 vs Aron Morris 1-4
Heavyweight- Andrew Poblete 2-2 vs Jacob Edward Heavlin
125-130 Hector Friely 3-3 vs TBA