We head into St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a pair of local events in the Ohio Valley, as Gladiators of the Cage 16 is set to go down in Western Pennsylvania while Apex Fights 5 will take place in Tennessee.
Check out previews of both events below, and as always, be sure to return to BluegrassMMA.com next week for results, recaps, and general information from all of this weekend’s action.
March 14th – Cheswick, PA
After a pit stop in Eastern Pennsylvania, Gladiators of the Cage returns to its home base just outside of Pittsburgh for GOTCMMA 16. The pro/am card features nine fights, including four in the professional ranks.
Headlining the action will be fan favorite Dominic Mazzotta (5-1), who looks for his third straight win after dropping his only bout almost exactly one year ago. Mazzotta will be taking on fellow Pennsylvania native and Bellator MMA veteran Brandon Seyler (3-1-1) at bantamweight. The night’s co-main event will also have a lot of eyes, as a pair of undefeated up-and-comers will square off when Ohio’s Rob Hanna (4-0) takes on West Virginia’s Todd Bevan (3-0). Both fighters are known as grinders, so this should be an interesting matchup.
Two other pro bouts are also on tap, as Dann Cucuta (1-1) takes on Davis Oracio (1-0), and Zack Grossman (0-0) makes his pro debut against New York’s Jake Anderson (0-2).
Mazzotta joined BluegrassMMA Live earlier this week to talk about his main event bout. This event will be streaming for FREE on the organization’s website, GOTCMMA.com. You can check out the full lineup for this card here.