One of Kentucky’s most successful and longest running promotions begins the 2012 campaign in a big way this Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville.

Hardrock MMA brings fans its 43rd event and celebrates the three year anniversary of the promotion. Three professional fights and two amateur title bouts headline a robust fight card featuring athletes from some of the region’s premiere gyms.

The main event features a featherweight match-up with Isaiah Ferguson, the younger brother of UFC fighter Josh Ferguson, fighting Tyrelle Olding. The youngest of the popular Ferguson brothers, who went 5-0 as an amateur, is making his highly anticipated professional debut.

Fighters representing Louisville MMA, 502 MMA, BadDog MMA and Reaction MMA will be competing. The festivities kick off Friday night at Hooter’s on Preston Highway in Louisville.

We will be cage side bringing you all the results and play by play of the main card including the title and professional fights. For more information on the event check out

  • 1. William Myers(Baddog MMA) vs John Lakes(Reaction MMA)
  • 2. Chad Sermon(Underground MMA) vs Brian Kerr(Columbia MMA)
  • 3. Trent Walden(Boss MMA) vs Clay Brown(Georgetown MMA)
  • 4. James “Rage” Norris vs Cerel Holt(Underground MMA)
  • 5. Bryan Tipton(C3 MMA) vs Emilio Vallecillo(Team Cruz)
  • 6. Mark Morris(Reaction MMA) vs Wes Compton(Columbia MMA)
  • 7. Aaron Garsee(Columbia MMA) vs Matt Lester(Bad Boy MMA)
  • 8. Jason Williams(UMA) vs Joe Meyer(Louisville MMA)
  • 9. Dusty Stengel(Baddog MMA) vs Rob Covington(Reaction MMA)
  • 10. Cliff Hicks(502 MMA) vs Orlando Smith
  • 11. Jacob Byrd(Team Transition) vs Brandon Hurst(Baddog MMA)
  • 12. Zach Michaels(Louisville MMA) vs Tray Johnson(Hand of God MMA)
  • 13. Derek Otterson(Columbia MMA) vs Billy Smith(Bad Boy MMA)
  • 14. Terry Coulter(Baddog MMA) vs Chris Hansford(Team Animal)
  • 15. Micheal Gay(Slaughterhouse MMA) vs Deon Spalding(Louisville MMA)
  • 16. Robert Jack Podgorski(Reaction MMA) vs Ron Sanders(Victory MMA)
  • 17. Cody Bruce(Brandenburg MMA)vs Lewis Whitt(Team Vicious and Delicious) for the Interim Hardrock MMA Middleweight Title
  • 18. Dusty Gibbs(UMA) vs Derik Byrd- Champ(Team Animal) for the Hardrock MMA Bantamweight Title
  • 19. Chris Biddle(Brandenburg MMA) vs Jamey Scruggs(Indy Pal MMA)- Professional  Middleweight Fight
  • 20. Brandon Bishop(Louisville MMA) vs Braedon Ward(Billy Scotts Catch Wrestling)- Professional Lightweight Fight
  • 21. Isaiah Ferguson(All American MMA) vs Tyrelle Olding(Georgetown MMA) – Professional Featherweight Fight
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