Hoosier Fight Club 26 finalized with 12 bouts

Hoosier Fight Club 26

Hoosier Fight Club 26

HFC heads to Michigan City, Indiana this weekend, as Hoosier Fight Club 26 takes place at the Blue Chip Casino.

A dozen bouts are on tap for the event, including seven in the pro ranks.

The event will be headlined by a professional middleweight title fight, as Muhammad Abdullah (5-1) is set to take on Nick Kraus (9-3) at 185 pounds.

Abdullah comes into the fight having won his last two, with the only blemish on his record being a loss to current UFC fighter Chris Dempsey. The Ohio native is perfect so far in 2015, earning a win over Cristofer Sprinkle in May and then following that up with a decision win over Steven Bell later that month.

Coindecentally, Kraus’ last loss was also to Dempsey, as he’ll step in to the cage for the first time since earning a victory over Daniel Vizcaya at HFC 21 last September. The 27-year-old will have the luxury of fighting on his home turf in Indiana as he looks to move his record under the HFC banner to 4-0.

In the co-feature, “The Ultimate Fighter 16” veteran Kevin Nowaczyk (11-3) returns from a layoff when he faces veteran Quartus Stitt (8-7).

It’s a welterweight heavy card, as two other intriguing bouts will take place at 170 pounds. First, Michigan’s Bobby Nash (4-1) will take on Craig Fruth (4-2), and Bobby Emmons (4-5) will also jump up to welterweight for one night to face Donald Wilken (1-0).

Check out the full lineup below:

Official Hoosier Fight Club 26 card

Pro Bouts:
Muhammad Abdullah vs Nick Kraus – for middleweight title
Quartus Stitt vs Kevin Nowaczyk
Robert Nash vs Craig Fruth
Bobby Emmons, Jr. vs Donald Wilken
Michael Bell vs David Oviatt
Jake Lamb vs Askar Askar
Bouvia Claybon vs Jay Jackson

Amateur Bouts:
Bradley Glover vs Asef Askar
Ryan Ishmael vs Brandon White
Sinatra Pool vs Mazen Ballout
Andrew Karsten vs Lenard Wheeler
Chris Lee vs Corey Jackson

*card subject to change

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