Michiana Fight League (MFL) is returning to The Century Center in South Bend, Indiana for their last event of the year, MFL 40. This all-amateur card will be the fourth event for the promotion this year, and will feature two title fights.
Aaron Smith (6-7) will take on the undefeated Corey Brokaw (3-0) for the promotion’s currently vacant lightweight title. Although is official record doesn’t reflect his accomplishments, Smith has competed numerous times in Michigan where organizations were not required to record results. According to Smith, if he is victorious, this will be his seventh title. “I will be returning to South Bend Century Center…fighting for the 155 title…making this my 7th title,” Smith stated.
Standing in his way is the young, and talented Brokaw who is competing in his first title fight. After going the distance in his debut bout, Brokaw went on to finish his next two opponents inside the first round. Now the Evansville-native is ready for the biggest fight of his career. “This is the biggest test i have had in the cage yet and im ready to make the most of it and show everyone what im made of,” Brokaw posted on Facebook. “This belts coming home with me!!!!!!”
Headlining the event is a bantamweight title fight featuring undefeated Pedro Silva Jr. (4-0) and Jordan Downey (5-3). In his last fight, Silva returned to action after a three-year layoff stopping his opponent, Justin Maramba, in the early portion of round three. Almost one year to the day has lapsed since that fight, but that has not deterred the Ace Fitness fighter. “I haven’t been so focused,” Silva stated as he in his final week of preparations.
Riding a two-fight winning streak, Downey earned his shot at the lightweight title when he defeated Bradley Zeitler at MFL 38. Prior to that win, he finished Brandon Slabaugh at MFL 36 early in the second round. Will the veteran of eight fights have what it takes to stop Silva, or will the rising sensation be too much to handle?
Here is the rest of the MFL 40 fight card that takes place tonight with the first fight scheduled for 6:00 PM at The Century Center.
When: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Where: Century Center – 120 South St. Joseph St., South Bend, Indiana
Tickets: Start at $30
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Posted by on Thursday, December 3, 2015