Apex Fights 13 set for Jan. 21 with three title fights, UMMAF qualifiers

Apex Fights 13

Apex Fights 13

The first 2017 event from Apex Fights will take place on Jan. 21, as Apex Fights 13 goes down in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee.

The amateur fight card features three title bouts, as well as multiple qualifiers for the UMMAF national championships in 2017.

In the main event, local product Billy Swanson (4-1) competes for the Apex heavyweight title, as he takes on Justin Goodin (4-2) in a battle of big men.

Swanson posted a 3-1 record in 2016, including a decision win over then-unbeaten Ben Rowland at Valor Fights 36 in August. He also had a pair of first round stoppages in wins over Tim Johnson and Sam McAlpin.

Goodin has earned all of his wins via first round stoppage, but he comes in off of a loss against Gavin Walker in his last outing at Valor Fights 30 in February.

The co-main event also features a title fight, as unbeaten James Garmany (5-0) will defend his Valor Fights light heavyweight title against John Hall (2-0).

Garmany has all five of his wins via knockout or TKO, including stopping Lee Poke at Valor Fights 33 to win the Valor title in May. He followed up by knocking out Travis Gregoire in just 51 seconds in his first title defense at Valor Fights 37 in August.

Hall has been impressive in his first two bouts, including a first round TKO over Michael Thomas at Valor Fights 39 earlier this month.

The third title fight on the card features welterweight champion Bubba Cruz (4-0) defending his title against Kentucky’s Bryan McDowell (10-7).

Cruz hasn’t been out of the first round in his first four fights, including a 17-second TKO over Casey Peel at Valor Fights 37 in August to win the welterweight title.

McDowell returned to action earlier this year after a 15-month hiatus, but he came up short in losing a decision against Perry Stargel at Hardrock MMA 84.

The fight card airs live on FloCombat.com. Check out the current lineup below.

Apex Fights 13 card

Amateur Bouts:
Billy Swanson vs. Justin Goodin – Heavyweight Title
James Garmany vs. John Hall – Valor Light Heavyweight Title
Bubba Cruz vs. Bryan McDowell – Valor Welterweight Title
Hunter Thomas vs. Justin Thompson
Logan Neal vs. Jacob Sandlin
Corey Bolden vs. Josh Cabrera
Jill Myers vs. Wenona Daniel
Nick Jewell vs. Bright Benson
Brandon Goolsby vs. Geoff Phillips – Muay Thai

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