Once again the NAAFS will be hosting a loaded mixed martial arts fight card. As always, the night will have a ton of local talent stepping into the cage. Tonight at the Cove in Geneva, Ohio, there will be a handful of fights that can be considered main events.
One of the featured bouts of the night will see Madison's own John "The Showstopper" Hedges take on Matt Lust. This is going to be a heavyweight battle that will have the crowd on it's feet. Both fighters love to throw bombs so I expect a first round KO. Hedges will be fighting in his own backyard and I don't forsee him letting all of his fans down.
Another matchup up that is has been talked about for months is the rematch between Paul "Str8 Outta" Compton and John "Mongoose" Myers. Not only does Compton have the sweetest nickname around, he has a ton of skills also. Compton won the first match by knockout. It will look to do it again but he has a tough task ahead of him in Myers.
Myers is a very well rounded fighter who has been improving every single time out. This fight has the making of a classic and just might steal the show.
Brian "The Preadator" Rogers looks to return to his winning ways as he'll be taking on Frank Dachtler. Rogers is a truly gifted athlete who is just beginning to scratch the surface with his mma skills. Dachtler is known for his wrestling and will try to get the fight to the ground. I know from talking to Rogers that is hungry for a victory. I look for him to get back on track with a win tonight.
Full fight card:
265 lbs - John "The Showstopper" Hedges 3-1 (Team Warfare)
Matt Lust 3-0 (Black Dragon)
Compton vs. Mongoose II
155 lbs - Paul "Str8 Outta" Compton 8-2 (Team Warfare)
John "Mongoose" Myers 6-5 (Instigator)
185 lbs - Chuck Ellison 6-1 (Instigator Fight Team)
Mason Woodruff 5-2 (Kombat Arts MMA)
205 lbs - Brian "The Predator" Rogers 3-1 (Instigator)
Frank Dachtler 2-1-1 (Full Circle Vale Tudo)
170 lbs - Nick Goldizen 2-0 (GriffonRawl) vs Marc Cofer 1-0 (Golden Lotus/Team Salmon)
145 lbs - Jason Eckles 2-0 (Team Bloody Buddy) vs "Small" Paul Martin 7-2 (Team Takedown)
170 lbs - "Wildman" Matt Hopkins 2-2 (Team Warfare) vs
Frank "The Tank" Carabello 3-3 (Rising Dragon)
265 lbs - Norm "The Jackhammer" Carriero 2-1 (Independent) vs Jason Ringer 0-0 (Gainesboro, TN)
155 lbs - Jim Myers 0-2 (Team Air-Gadfly) vs Jeremy Joles 0-1 (Team Pain)
145 lbs - Jack Mardis 1-0 (New Cumerstown, OH) vs Justin Clark 0-0 (Team Air-Gadfly)
155 lbs - Justin White 0-0 (Team Pain) vs Jerry Barrick 0-0 (Vander Fighting)
145 lbs - John Strmac 0-1 (Team GriffonRawl) vs John Grigware 0-0 (Team Challenge)
205 lbs - Mark Stefanac 0-0 (GriffonRawl) vs Chris "The House" Howard 2-2 (Knockout Factory)
170 lbs - Marvin Williams 0-0 (Rising Dragon) vs Dan Cain 0-0 (Vander Fighting)
155 lbs - Ryan Lardie 1-0 (GriffonRawl) vs Fadi Nader 0-0 (Kobmat Arts MMA)
185lbs - Dave Brown 0-1 (Full Circle Tudo) vs Erik Connor 0-0 (Gadfly)
205 lbs - Jason Raugh 0-0 (Vander Fighting) vs Rick Carrigan 0-0 (Kobmat Arts MMA)
What a loaded card the NAAFS has in store for fight fans tonight. I look forward to getting on down to The Cove and watch these great matches live and in person. If you want to see exciting fights and a lot of action, I suggest you make the trip down and join me.