Hardrock MMa is back to the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green this weekend. The promotions always has a strong showing of support in that part of the state and a full card of talent is on the menu for the fans.
The main event will feature former Hardrock MMA amateur champion, now pro, Jacob Kilburn (1-0) against Elliott Blair who is making his professional debut. Kilburn has won four fights in a row including a second round knockout back in November to kick start his professional campaign. Blairhas won three of his last four before turning pro.
It looks as if Brandon Campbell (4-1) will finally make his return to Kentucky for a fight as he meets Justin Thompson (3-1) for the vacant bantamweight title. Campbell hasn’t fought in his own state since February 2015 but not for lack of trying. He’s had numerous fights lined up that failed to come to light. Thompson had an impressive 2016. He started his early career with three straight wins, all by submission before his first loss that happened earlier this year.
Derek Smith (7-4, 1NC) will meet Jacob Warf with the light heavyweight title on the line. Smith’s last fight inside the Hardrock MMA caged ended in a no contest. Warf has won two in a row including a first round knockout of Trinity Holbert in November.
Hardrock MMA 87 takes place this Saturday and will be be bringing you results and more on the event. Here is a look at the card, subject to change.
1. Sammy Dills(Frankfort MMA) vs Brian Hooper(Transition)
2. William Hermann vs Matt Cecilio(SSF)
3. Jason Lee(GC MMA) vs Dametre Meeks(BG Badboys)
4. Darryl Ray(Dobusutai) vs Tre Harbin(Bronx Hill)
5. Josh Black(Drive) vs Brad McGar(Hayes)
6. Dalton Coleman(BG Badboys) vs Ethan Ross(Billy Scott)
7. Jacob Ray(Dobusutai) vs Josh Calvert(Griffins)
8. Eli Mefford(4 Seasons) vs Ryan Hutchison(Full Force)
9. Jarek Voyles(LKA) vs Justice Meeks(BG Badboys)
10. Cody Sheroan(Bloodline) vs Nate Byrd(ATC)
11. Justin Burgun(Dobusutai) vs Jonathan Fugate(Hayes)
12. Eric Hillard(Mustangs) vs Kalen Ray(XGT)
13. Dale Tossi(Myers/Knucklehead) vs Charles Ezell(Billy Scott)
14. Jeff Wipfel(Dobusutai) vs Dee Bloodworth(HICS)
15. Genia Goodin(Corbin) vs Shannon Goughary(Nashville MMA)
16. Brandon Campbell(AFS) vs Justin Thompson(Hybrid)
17. Jacob Warf(GG MMA) vs Derek Smith(Harvey’s)
18. Elliot Blair(Bronx Hill) vs Jacob Kilburn(Harris Holt)