Barbarian Fight Club Puts Two Titles on the line at Amelia County High School
Two titles will be on the line when Barbarian Fight Club invades Amelia County High School on Saturday, April 16, for "Detention" — the promotion’s 28th amateur mixed martial arts event. BFC co-owner and matchmaker Matt Douglas was very excited to talk about the upcoming bouts of the evening.
"All the fights are matched up pretty tight," Douglas said. "I fail if they don’t make it to the second round."
Brian "Choo-Choo" Daniel (2-1) will defend his light heavyweight championship for the first time as he steps into the cage with dangerous striker Will "Silencer" Smith (2-1).
"Brian brings a lot of will to the cage," Douglas continued. "He has a chin of stone and he has a fighter’s mentality. He’s an exciting fighter."
Daniel won the 205-pound belt with a unanimous decision victory over Ty "The Assassin" Blake at BFC: Fight Fair last August. While Douglas said he gives the grappling advantage to Daniel, he gave Smith the nod on the feet.
The middleweight title will also be up for grabs Saturday, as Rich "Braveheart" Ferguson (2-2) and Brandon "The Creature" Smithson (2-2) battle for the vacant belt.
"I expect it to be a stand-up brawl," Douglas said. "I expect it to be the bloodiest battle of the night unless somebody goes to sleep early."
Ferguson is coming off of a first-round stoppage of Joseph Griffith at BFC: No Limit on March 19. Smithson last fought March 12 at BFC: Sacrifice where he submitted Tyler James King with a rear naked choke in the first round.
The rest of the card is listed below:
» Heavyweight: Bobby Sutton (0-0) vs. Travis Butcher (0-0)
» 210 Catch: Ishmael Romero (1-0) vs. Cody Megginson (0-0)
» Light heavyweight: John Attia (0-1) vs. Bret Miller (0-4)
» 195 Catch: Solomon Quiambao (0-0) vs. Heath Rivers (0-0)
» Welterweight: Jack Burks (0-0) vs. Josh Browne (0-0)
» Welterweight: Joe Karpinski (0-0) vs. Ashton McGinniss (0-1)
» Lightweight: Steven Forrester (0-0) vs. Chris Howard (0-0)
» 150 Catch: Christopher Read (0-1) vs. DJ Disney (0-0)
» 140 Catch: Chris Hendrick (1-2) vs. Dustin Lanning (2-3)
» Bantamweight: Raul Bacchus (1-1) vs. Dezmond Calimpong (1-0)
» Bantamweight: William Doyle (0-1) vs. Sean Echols (0-0)
» Bantamweight: Travis Tisdale (0-0) vs. Dale Stewart (0-1)
The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the fights begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, or to buy tickets, check out BarbarianFightClub.com.