The RFO will be heating things up to kick off spring, as three pro bouts were just added to the “Big Guns 15 – Judgement Day” card. The event takes place on March 21 in Mansfield, Ohio.
The three bouts will feature flyweights Dennis Brown (3-1) vs. Cody Gabelman (2-0), bantamweights Mike Williams (2-2) vs. Dustin Kempf (6-8), and bantamweight Josh Longood (1-0) vs. an opponent to be named. Promoter Matt Trukovich made the annoucement on his Facebook page earlier today.
Brown and Gabelman are easily two of the brightest flyweight prospects in the area. The Cincinnati native Gabelman has proven to be unbeatable over the past two years, as he has won 13 fights in a row dating back to his amateur career. That included a 10-0 run in 2013 before he turned pro in 2014. Since turning pro he has earned a pair of stoppages, first finishing Christian Reed via TKO and then submitting the highly touted Darnell Pettis in their bout at Big Guns 14. Still just 20 years old, Gabelman has been impressive thus far in his career.
Brown is a New York native who was most recently seen in Ohio finishing Jordan Gonzales via TKO in the first round of the main event at Big Guns 13 last May. He’ll be looking to bounce back from the first loss of his career, however, as he was stopped by Samir Farid at an event in Virginia in September.
“Karate Mike” Williams most recently evened his record at 2-2 when he submitted noted pro boxer Marc Salser via arm bar in the second round of the main event at Big Guns 14 in October. All four of the Mansfield native’s professional bouts have ended via submision. He’ll welcome the Bellator veteran Kempf to the RFO cage for the first time. Kempf will be looking to snap a four-fight losing streak and pick up his first win since 2010.
Longood made his professional debut at Big Guns 14, submitting Lloyd Thornton with a choke in the second round. The 26-year-old “Honeybadger” is 9-1 dating back to his amateur career and looks to keep his unbeaten professional record intact.
Stay tuned to BluegrassMMA.com as we’ll keep you updated when more fight annoucements and ticket information become available for RFO: Big Guns 15.