Ruben Warr defeated veteran and one time TUF contestant BJ Ferguson for the featherweight title at Hardrock MMA 96. BJ is known as one of the most durable fighters at 145 so it was no surprise the bout went to a decision. Warr (9-8) called out Ferguson and even claimed that he could beat Kentucky’s best featherweight – and he did. The fight was back and forth with BJ almost submitting Warr, but in the end it was Ruben who wore the title. After the fight he apologized to Ferguson and gave a short emotional speech.
UFC 152 has garnered most of the attention for this upcoming weekend but in Kentucky the buzz is about a regional show that is celebrating a rare feat. Hardrock MMA is on the cusp of their four year anniversary and Saturday’s event marks the 50th event held by the promotion. To celebrate the crew at … Read more
As I stated in an interview with BJ Ferguson that I just posted, MMA fans in an around the Shepherdsville, Ky area have more to choose from this weekend than just the UFC. Hardrock MMA is putting on a massive fight card with eighteen fights capped off by a 135 pound matchup between area standouts Jeremy Pender and BJ Ferguson. I had the opportunity to correspond with both Pender and Ferguson before their fights. Just like I said in my interview with BJ, take some time to learn a little bit more about both these guys, and if you’re in the area make sure to catch the fight. It’s going to be a banger.
In the midst of all of the hype for this weekend’s UFC 109 event, all of you Pro MMA Now readers and MMA fans need to remember there are some great regional shows going down including Hardrock MMA’s Night of Champions 2. This weekend’s show, taking place in Shepherdsville, KY, will feature a stacked fight card with eighteen fights and a main event between two 135 pro standouts, BJ Ferguson and Jeremy Pender. I had some time to catch up with both Ferguson and Pender before this weekend’s event and conduct some brief interviews via email. Take some time to learn a little bit more about both these guys, and if you’re in the area make sure to catch the fight. It’s going to be a banger.