Warrior Nation Fight Series 46 goes down in Columbus this weekend, as the promotion heads to Ohio’s capital city for the second time this year. The event takes place at Stars Indoor Sports in the northern part of the city.
A total of 12 bouts are on tap for the event, including the lone pro offering in the headliner, as Rocky Edwards (9-7-1) takes on PJ Cajigas (4-5) in a welterweight bout.
Edwards competes for the first time since February 2016, when he came up short against Sean Brady at CFFC 56. After starting his career 7-3-1, he’s just 2-4 in his last six outings. Seven of his nine wins have come via stoppage, including four via submission and three via (T)KO.
Cajigas comes in from the Chicago area for this bout. After starting his career off with five straight losses, he’s stormed back with four consecutive wins. Seven of his nine bouts have ended in the first round, including all four of his wins. Most recently, he picked up a TKO win over Cole Wilken at HFC 32 in February.
Two amateur titles will also be on the line, as Brad Orsbone (6-3) and Apineru Vele (7-4) vie for the light heavyweight championship, and Matt Sieger (4-1) faces Mike Mason (5-4) for the middleweight crown.
Orsbone returned from a layoff of a year and a half in March, as he picked up a decision win over Mitch Dotto at Justified Defiance Fight Series 5. Half of his six wins have come via submission.
Vele has won three of four, including a first round submission over Justin Burgun at Hardrock MMA 89 last month.
Sieger has produced all four of his wins via stoppage, including three via (T)KO. Most recently, he stopped Richie Webber via TKO at WNFS 40 last August.
After a layoff of nearly three years, Mason returned to action last month, where he picked up a TKO win over Mike Metzger at Justified Defiance Fight Series 6. Overall, he’s won three bouts in a row dating back to 2013.
Check out the full lineup for WNFS 46 below.
PJ Cajigas vs. Rocky Edwards
Apineru Vele vs. Brad Orsbone – Light Heavyweight Title
Matt Sieger vs. Mike Mason – Middleweight title
Brian Burk vs. Donny Korbel
Kalil Franks vs. Skyler Bray
Tony Kirksey vs. Thomas Good
Dwayne Herelle vs. Kenny Vaughan
Nolah Stahl vs. Robert Presley
Derek Tranchito vs. Rob Rizer
Tony Tucker vs. Matt Miller
Michael Freeman vs. Deshawn Morton
Luke Shawley vs. Travis Pack
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