4/14/11 Canton, OH. As Canton braces for what is shaping up to be a historic event for the NAAFS, last minute injuries and medical issues have altered the card as both Stipe Miocic and Chris Lozano have had opponents change as of the last 48 hours.
Miocic will now be facing Bellator veteran William Penn of Indiana who comes in with a 5-2 overall MMA record. This will be Miocic’s fourth different official opponent as all four previously schedule foes where all forced to withdraw with various injures. In two cases, before they could even be officially announced by the NAAFS. Penn comes in a winner of four of his last five bouts with three of those wins coming by way of KO or TKO.
With Edward O’Daniel failing to meet state medical requirements, Lozano will now be facing Strike Force veteran Gerric Hayes of Nashville, TN. Hayes has won four of his last six bouts including a win over Chuck Ellison at Fight Nite in the Flats VI last June by kneebar.
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Official Bout Order
Preliminary Amateur Undercard
155 lbs – Dylan King 1-0 (Dungeon MMA) vs Jeff Kashdan 1-1 (Team Instigator)
170 lbs – Al Calabrese 0-0 (Independent) vs Adam Warmath 0-0 (Team Instigator)
185 lbs – Curt Lemmon 3-0 (Dungeon MMA) vs Mike Garcher 4-1 (Powerhouse Gym)
265 lbs – Nathan Bryant 7-4 (Ground Zero) vs Terry Smith 5-3 (Team Instigator)
145 lbs – Tyler Saltsman 4-1 (Team Titan) vs Bhrandon Poindexter 5-4 (Evolve MMA)
205 lbs - Jason Huss 0-0 (Uniontown Fight Club) vs Pat Schottenheimer 2-0 (Team Instigator)
135 lbs – Chandra Engel 5-3 (American Muscle) vs Rachel “The Rage” Dovidio 4-1 (Independent)
145 lbs - Tony Metsch 4-0 (Team Impact/Mainstreet/H2O) vs RJ Buck 8-2 (Ohio BJJC)
115 lbs – Melissa Jones 2-3 (Independent) vs Ronda Gale 4-2 (Dungeon MMA)
155 lbs – William Algeo 2-0 (Team Titan) vs Aaron Bartow 4-0 (Team Instigator)
Pro Series Featured Bouts
185 lbs – Brandon Sailing 10-4 (Columbus, OH) vs John “The Bullet” Fields 5-6 (Team Instigator)
265 lbs – Bobby Brents 8-1 (Team Warrior Concepts) vs Antoine “Herc” Hayes 9-5 (Chicago, Ill)
265 lbs – William Penn 5-2 (Independent) vs Stipe Miocic 9-0 (Strong Style Fight Team)
155 lbs – Tony “Mexican Muscle” Castillo 8-1 (Toledo, OH) vs Terry Blackwell 5-1 (Team Instigator)
185 lbs – Mickey Hughes 8-6 (H20 MMA/Mainstreet MMA) vs Travis “The Terror” Clark 10-0 (Evolve MMA)
170 lbs – Gerric Hayes 7-6 (Nashville MMA) vs Chris “The Assassin” Lozano 11-2 (Strong Style Fight Team)
MAIN EVENT: 170 lbs NAAFS Title – Kevin Knabjian 9-5-1 (Midwest Training Center) vs Nick “The Savage” Duell 17-4-1 (Strong Style Fight Team)
*All bouts subject to change
Tickets for NAAFS Caged Vengeance 9 start at just $22 are available at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Canton Civic Center box office and all ticket master outlets. Caged Vengeance 9 is sponsored by B3 Enterprises, Mr John P Lennon, Intimidation Clothing, Tim Lally Chevrolet, Discount Drug Mart, the US Marines, Diamonds Mens Club, Skinvazion Tattoos, The Razor Rack and the Ferrucio Law Firm. For more information on NAAFS Caged Vengeance 9, fans can log on to www.NAAFS.tv.