WALKOUT FC Invades the historic Memorial Hall in Joplin, Missouri.
After three straight sold out shows in Independence, Kansas to begin the year; WalkoutFC will need a little more room. The promotion settled on the spacious 2,000 plus seat Memorial Hall on October 15th for their next show. With the looks of the card so far, the fights look to be as big as the arena. This fight card will boast 16 fights, 5 title fights, 4 women's MMA fights and all the well matched, high intensity action WFC fans have come to love. Check out the featured fights and stay tuned for more huge news...
WFC 185lb TITLE
Joplin Brotherhood's own Joseph Carriker (5-0) will be putting his title on the line. Carriker is the winner of two straight post fight awards with WFC (KO of the Night vs Ecret, Fight of the Night vs Nieto), defended his title once already and is coming off of a tough fight over the super talented Cody Nieto. Not only that but the guy finishes fights and has proven to be super durable. His opponent will be XFO and FCFL Welterweight champion Randy "Resurrection" Tran (10-3). "Resurrection" is on a roll right now and ready to add another title to his name.
WFC 145lb TITLE
This will be a match between top level wrestling and fantastic Jiu Jitsu when Champion Brandon Bailey 6-3 (Tulsa, Ok) takes on top contender Andrew Siegismund (El Dorado Springs, Mo) 11-4. Bailey is no stranger to big fights holding multiple Mixed Martial Arts Titles in Missouri and Kansas. He has proven that he performs well in the big fight beating 2 straight undefeated opponents to win the WFC Featherweight Title in April and to defend it in July. Bailey looks to improve his record and defend the title yet again in October using his solid wrestling base and much improved striking. Siegismund is used to fighting in the big moment as well. He has fought and held several Titles in the Midwest and looks to add one more to his collection. With 10 submission wins in just 15 fights, Siegismund will enter the WFC cage with the most submission stoppages of any other WFC competitor. Will the ground fighters take the match to the mat or will their respect for each other's skills keep the fight on the feet?
David Woodall 8-4 vs Shannon Spragg 4-2 170lbs
The LightsOut Welterweight Champion David Woodall will take on Shannon Spragg in a very exciting fight on the main card of WFC 4. Woodall has fought a long list of the best fighters in the Midwest and will be looking to get another win and step close to the WFC TITLE. Spragg will come into the match a local favorite with a 5 year absence from the cage but has used that time to sharpen his solid Jiu Jitsu game. This fight will have a lot of local fans shouting for their favorite fighter.
WFC Women's 135lb TITLE
Autumn Cameron (6-5) 135 lbs, fighting out of Victory in Joplin, Missouri will be making her first appearance in the WFC cage. She has the WalkoutFC Bantamweight Championship in mind and with a win will be the first women's champion Crowned at WFC. Autumn has fought for multiple promotions and has traveled as far as Florida earlier this year fighting the best around and would love nothing more than to keep WFC's first women's Title in Joplin. Zuky Rodriquez is undefeated and has shown her toughness and grit inside the the WalkoutFC cage and is one of the only ladies who was willing to step up and faceoff against Autumn. She is looking to get her biggest win yet.
WFC 135 TITLE
Isaac Johnson 6-2 vs Jacob Thrall 11-2-1
With a classic striker (Johnson) vs grappler (Thrall) showdown we will take MMA back to it's roots and see if Isaac Johnson can out strike and out maneuver Thrall, or will the takedowns be too much to handle. Both have several titles to their name but who can add one more?
Jarred Donnelson 1-0 vs Kris Dodson 3-4 205lbs
Kris Dodson will be making his move from Heavyweight to the Light Heavyweight division. Dodson, the St Louis area native, is looking to make his mark on the light Heavyweight division against Joplin Brotherhood, Pittsburg Kansan Jarred Donnelson. Donnelson looked dominant with solid Judo and smooth ground transitioning at WFC 2 in April and looks to climb atop the 205lb division in the Midwest.
WalkoutFC is also looking for the best possible match up for the #1 Light Heavyweight in the area, Seth Golay (6-1). Seth Golay trains out of Proving Grounds Gym in Carthage, Missouri and has finished 5 opponents with ease. Seth is looking to take another tough fight before making the transition to the pro ranks.
All of these fights and more will be live October 15th at the beautiful, historic Joplin Memorial Hall. Tickets start at just $20 and can be purchased at www.walkoutfc.com or from your favorite fighter. Get them now and prepare for the Invasion!
Joplin area featherweight Dustin Gerhart 1-0 will look to stay in the win column to move up the stacked WFC 145lb division.
Team Hybrid fighters include,
Top contender Yerrick White 11-4 135, top contender Steven Minski 5-2 170 and new comer John Beckett 0-0 125.
Joplin Brotherhood fighters include,
Top contender Max Humphrey (10-6) who have fought the who's who in Midwest MMA. Joseph Greene (5-1) looking for another title shot with a big win in October. Aron Morris, who will get his first fight in his home town. Jessica Fletcher, who is a fan favorite and always exciting to watch.
WFC 4 will also feature,
Welterweight- Brock Morgan 1-2 vs Brian Jones 0-2
Heavyweight- Ezra Cook 1-0 vs Moises Rivera 0-0
Lightweight- Drake Heitfield 4-5 vs Darrin Bentley 2-3
Lightweight- Tommy Hernandez 0-1 vs Dylan Price 0-0
Flyweight- Marcus Trevano 0-0 vs Paul Berry 0-0
Selena Rodriguez 1-2
Cody King 2-3
Yamilka Pereira 1-0
Zuky Rodriguez 2-0
Zach Yates 0-0
Card subject to change.