Lineup set for Warrior Nation Fight Series 35

Darryl Madison vs Jeffrey Pelton

Darryl Madison vs Jeffrey Pelton

The lineup is set for this weekend’s Warrior Nation Fight Series 35, as “Marion-Mania” goes down at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Marion, Ohio.

Two pro fights will go down, as John Gunther (2-0) and Portland Pringle (7-4) will square off at a catchweight of 165 pounds, while Jeffrey Pelton (1-0) and Darryl Madison (5-10) will throw down at welterweight.

Gunther has started off his pro career with back-to-back wins after an impressive 11-2 amateur career. He made his pro debut last March with a unanimous decision over Xavier Nash at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 16 and then stopped Chris Tucker via TKO in the first round at RFO: Big Guns 17 in October. The Strong Style product has had his first two pro bouts at lightweight but will be stepping up here to face Pringle at the catchweight.

Pringle snapped a three-fight losing streak with a second round TKO stoppage over Timmy McCavit at IT Fight Series 36 last September. The Kentucky native is currently ranked as the No. 2 Pro Welterweight in the BluegrassMMA Rankings.

Pelton submitted Keith Bullock in his pro debut last April at WNFS 30 after a 5-1 amateur career that saw him capture the NAAFS amateur lightweight title in 2014.

Indiana’s Madison will come in with the experience advantage, but he is just 2-5 over the past two years. Most recently, he was submitted via heel hook in a bout with Adrain Hadribeaj at TXC Legends 5 just under a year ago.

The 13-fight amateur card will be headlined by a middleweight bout featuring Travis Davis (5-0) vs. Chase Hoerig (2-1). Davis will compete for the first time since topping Jose Martinez at US Fight Series III in September 2014, while the 18-year-old Hoerig tries to rebound from the first loss of his career last month.

Warrior Nation Fight Series 35 card

Amateur Bouts:
Fight 1 – Tristian Huston (0-2) vs. Cole Miracle (0-0) – Welterweights
Fight 2 – Paul Marino (1-0) vs. Brad Bloom (3-1) – Featherweights
Fight 3 – Travis Gillespie (2-1) vs. Brandon ‘Bee’ Rosvanis (1-0) – Lightweights
Fight 4 – Ben Willeford (0-0) vs. Nick Hatfield (1-2) – Flyweights
Fight 5 – Caleb Klinebriel (0-0) vs. Robby Wilkins (0-0) – Light Heavyweights
Fight 6 – Areil Duncan (1-3) vs. Sierra ‘Sisi’ Johnson (0-1) – Flyweights
Fight 7 – Erik Vondenhuevel (1-0) vs. Jeffery Knittle (0-0) – Light Heavyweights
Fight 8 – Casey Ogan (0-0) vs. Robert Simpkins (0-0) – Super Heavyweights
Fight 9 – Mark Lambert (0-1) vs. Chad Laird (0-1) – Heavyweights
Fight 10 – Jimmy Reed (1-1) vs. Ty Mees (2-0) – Bantamweights
Fight 11 – Cory Swartz (3-0) vs. Mikey Flores (4-1) – Lightweights
Fight 12 – Lyle Lutz (1-0) vs. Dom Aryes (0-0) – Lightweights
Fight 13 – Chase Hoerig (2-1) vs. Travis Davis (5-0) – Middleweights

Pro Bouts:
Fight 14 – Portland Pringle (7-4) vs. John Gunther (2-0) – 165 lbs Catchweight
Fight 15 – Darryl Madison (5-10) vs. Jeffery Pelton (1-0) – Welterweights