A lightweight bout featuring veteran amateur fighters is a last-minute addition to this weekend’s RFO: Big Guns 25 event, as Ethan Hayes (5-1) and Tyler Collins (6-3) will square off.
Both fighters coming in looking to rebound from losses earlier this summer.
Hailing from West Virginia, Hayes is ranked as the No. 7 amateur lightweight in Pennsylvania and No. 10 in Ohio by Tapology. The 25-year-old looks to rebound from his first career loss, as he dropped a decision against Anthony Romero at IT Fight Series 73 in June. Prior to that, he won four of his first five bouts via stoppage, including three via submission.
Collins (#10 am WW, OH) also looks to rebound from a loss, as he had a two-fight winning streak snapped when he dropped a decision against LJ Reboli at Maverick 2 in Pennsylvania in July. After dropping a lightweight title bout against Aaron Bartow at Big Guns 19 last summer, he moved up to welterweight where he picked up wins over Desmond Ford and Nate Davies under the Caged Madness banner. Now, he’ll return to lightweight looking to pick up a signature win.
Big Guns 25 takes place at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, Ohio. The main event features a featherweight title bout between Cody Stevens and Jordan Griffin.
Check out the current lineup for Big Guns 25 below.
Cody Stevens vs. Jordan Griffin – Featherweight Title
John Gunther vs. Nick Browne
Jeff Pelton vs. Nick Baker
Carlos Yanez vs. Philip Keller
Cameron Mcintosh vs. Edwin Taylor – Middleweight Title
Kayla Kipp vs. Meghan Williams
Max Meese vs. Anthony Kirksey
Justin Patterson vs. Chris Fattig
Trent Frontz vs. Brandon Slade
Quentin Shumard vs. Dalton Rosta
Brandon Birr vs. Luke Chokan
Brad Orsbone vs. Joshua Barbee
Tyree Johnson vs. Mike Seibert
Jerry Thomas Jr. vs. Michael Hummel
Andrew Lowery vs. Braden Liggett
Roy Nichols vs. Brody Williams
Ethan Hayes vs. Tyler Collins
*subject to change