Hard Rock MMA brings the fans its 41st installment of MMA excitement on Saturday night in Lawrenceburg, Ky. One of the longest running and most respected mixed martial arts promotions in Kentucky has a deep fight card scheduled with some of the area’s premiere talent.
Matt Metts of Reaction MMA is set to make his highly anticipated professional debut against a very tough Erik Florez in the night’s main event.
On the amateur side three big title fights are on deck. Eric Jarvis challenges Michael Seals for the Hard Rock welterweight championship, Derik Byrd returns to defend his bantamweight title against Four Seasons’ James Douglas and Josh Walker puts his light heavyweight strap on the line against Four Seasons’ Kelly Pennington.
Tickets are available at www.hardrockfight.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the fights starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Eagle Lake Convention Center in Lawrenceburg.
The Hard Rock MMA 41 fight card* is as follows:
- David Ward (Team Superior) (4-7) vs Dustin Watkins (Iron Cobra) (1-1) 12
- Robert Montgomery (Performance Edge) (1-0) vs Andre Rodriguez (Rodriguez Brothers MMA) (0-3) 185
- Zachary Pemberton (Underground MMA) (0-0) vs Kenny Adams (Somerset Karate Academy) (1-2) 170
- Ron Sanders (Victory MMA) (0-0) vs Kirk Moore (Bronx Hill MMA) (1-1) 145
- Mark Coleman (Performance Edge) (0-1) vs Isiac Franks (Fist of Faith MMA) (0-1) 145
- Cerel Holt (Underground MMA) (0-1) vs Jon Viscuso (0-1) 185
- Michael Ricketts (Bronx Hill MMA) (3-3) vs Stephen Kimbrell (Reaction MMA) (1-0) 145
- Quinton Parks (Georgetown MMA) (4-6) vs Jacob Byrd (Team Transition) (4-5) 170
- Mark Steven Stultz (Underground MMA) (2-0) vs Tony Bryant (Outkast MMA) (2-0) 155
- John Macioce (Team Zombie) (1-0) vs Josh Krizan (Team Transition) (2-0) 170
- BJ Robinson (Team Zombie) (3-1) vs Brian Kerr (Columbia MMA) (5-9) 155
- John Mahr (4 Seasons) (3-0) vs Matt Quinn (Outkast MMA) (1-0) 205
Hardrock MMA Light Heavyweight Title Bout
- Josh Walker (Fist of Faith MMA) (6-3) (champ) vs Kelly Pennington (4 Seasons) (3-0)
Hardrock MMA Bantamweight Title Bout
- Derik Byrd (Team Transition) (7-6) (champ) vs James Douglas (4 Seasons) (8-4)
Hardrock MMA Welterweight Title Bout
- Micheal Seals(4 Seasons)(6-0)(Champ) vs Eric Jarvis(Unica MMA/SVT)(5-2)
Professional Featherweight Bout
- Tyrelle Olding (Georgetown MMA) (0-5) vs Kwinn Davis (Disciple MMA) (0-4)
Professional Lightweight Bout
- Erik Florez (2-2) vs Matt Metts (7-0 as amateur) (Reaction MMA)
*The fight card is subject to change without notice.