ProMMA.info has learned from sources close to the situation that rising MMA heavyweight star Dave “Pee Wee” Herman (16-1) may headline a Feb. 20 fight card in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville-based promotion Gameness Fighting Championship (GFC) will be returning to the Sports Arena at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds the third Saturday in February, and if goes as rumored, it could be their most heavily stacked card to date.
Herman is coming off a first round knockout of Jim York at Sengoku 11 back in November. His “heel smash” knockout of York was a “knockout of the year” nominee on Inside MMA’s 2009 “Bazzie Awards.”
Originally from Indiana, and armed with little more than a wrestling background and some heavy hands, Herman, who made his pro debut in Dec. 2006, finished his first 13 fights in the first round, stopping every single opponent.
After losing his first and only bout at Sengoku No Ran 2009, Herman relocated to Nashville under the recommendation of his manager to amp up his training under the tutelage of Ed Clay at Nashville MMA.
Evidently the move paid off because Herman was back on track, winning his next three fights with first round knockouts.
No potential opponent has yet been named for Herman’s possible GFC bout.
Also expected to fight on the Gameness card is local favorite and UFC veteran Josh “The Warhammer” Schockman. Stay tuned to ProMMA.info as more fight match-ups for the Feb. 20 card will be announced in the near future.