Rob Hanna vs. Mike Wilkins from Gladiators of the Cage 18 is your 2015 BluegrassMMA Pro Fight of the Year.
This is the second award for Hanna, who also took home the .
Hanna and Wilkins edged out a great battle between Khama Worthy and Antonio Castillo Jr. from Pinnacle FC 12.
The lightweight title was on the line when the two fighters met in Cheswick, Pennsylvania, and the pro-Wilkins crowd was raucous early as the Pittsburgh native appeared to have a rear naked choke locked in just seconds into the fight.
Hanna was able to survive the choke, eventually making it back to his feet before finishing the first round with some ground and pound.
The second round was clearly Hanna’s, but Wilkins came storming back in the third, nearly locking in another deep rear naked choke attempt that Hanna was forced to fight out of.
Hanna was awarded scores of 29-28 from all three judges, and the GOTC lightweight title.
Khama Worthy vs Antonio Castillo Jr. – 418
Josh Longood vs. Jeff Mack – 226
Sid Wheeler vs. Jesse Grun – 127
Reggie Merriweather vs. Brandon Suber – 67
Dann Cucuta vs Jesse Murray – 64
Nate Landwehr vs Justin Steave – 54
Jarred Brooks vs. CJ Hamilton – 41