Colosseum Combat XXXVIII is set to go down in Kokomo, Indiana this weekend, and the fight card is highlighted by a two of title bouts, including one in the pro ranks.
In the original main event, Keith Smetana (10-5) was supposed to defend his middleweight title against Ohio’s Muhammad Abdullah (8-3). But Smetana has fallen ill, and was forced to pull out of the bout.
In the new main event, Joe Lile Jr. (6-2) will square off against Damian Norris (7-2) for the vacant lightweight title.
Lile’s last outing was a decision win over Jameson Sharp at CC XXXVI in August. Prior to that, he had a layoff of more than two years following a loss to George Comer.
Norris comes from Illinois and makes his CC debut. His last outing was a 90-second TKO win over Chris Mickle at XFO 58 last May.
Bobby Emmons (5-6) also returns from a layoff of over a year to take on Cameron VanCamp (6-3-1) in a winner-take-all bout. This will now serve as the co-main event.
Emmons announced his retirement from MMA following a submission victory over Kendrick Terry last January. That win snapped a three-fight losing streak for “White Trash BJJ,” and he’s back in action a year later looking to make it two in a row.
VanCamp is coming off of a win over Randy Jones at Hardrock MMA 85 in his last outing, and he’s won three bouts in a row. The winner of this bout will be the only one to receive a purse, with the loser going home empty-handed.
A live stream of the event will be available via FastPlaySports. Check out the full fight card below.
Joe Lile Jr. vs. Damian Norris – Lightweight Title
Bobby Emmons vs. Cameron VanCamp
Ryan Brettingham vs. Jeremy Pender
David Stephens vs. Joshua Streacker
Jordan Crider vs. Casey Schile – Welterweight Title
Damion Swoke vs. Cy Norris
Colton Parks vs. Connor Waddell
Christian Jones-Christopher vs. Chris Heffernan
Brennan France vs. Brandon Zimmerman
Jeremy Roberts vs. Apineru Vele
Isaiah Watkins vs. Samuel De Jesus