Two of the best light heavyweight fighters hailing from the Buckeye State are set to square off, as Dan Spohn will take on Matt Hamill at CFFC 60 on Aug. 6 in Atlantic City.
Both fighters are also UFC veterans, and were also featured on “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Spohn (13-5), who trains at Ronin Training Center in Columbus, is the former CFFC heavyweight champion. He was stripped of the title after losing a bout to Rodney Wallace in Canada earlier this year.
Now, he’ll return to CFFC in his more natural light heavyweight class. “Dragon” is 5-1 since losing his lone UFC bout at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale after making the semifinals in the show’s tournament. Four of those wins have come via stoppage, including a TKO victory over Azunna Anyanwu last December that earned him the CFFC title.
In his most recent bout, Spohn won the Gladiators of the Cage light heavyweight title with a TKO win over Robert Morrow earlier this month.
Hamill (12-7), who hails from Loveland, Ohio, looks to snap a three-fight losing streak in his bout with Spohn. A deaf fighter, Hamill was a three-time Division III national wrestling champion. He made his way onto the UFC roster after a stint on “The Ultimate Fighter 3.”
He competed 15 times inside the Octagon, compiling a 10-5 record before being cut in 2013. Since then, he’s had just two bouts, losing in his lone World Series of Fighting appearance, and most recently, losing via knockout against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at Venator FC 3 in Italy last month.
CFFC 60 takes place at The Borgata in Atlantic City on Aug. 6. The main event features Dominic Mazzotta challenging UFC veteran Nick Pace for the bantamweight title.
Nick Pace vs. Dominic Mazzotta – for bantamweight title
Jonavin Webb vs. Hayder Hassan
Sean Santella vs. Alexander Keshtov – for flyweight title
Dan Spohn vs. Matt Hamill
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