HRMMA returns to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center this weekend with sixteen fights scheduled including two professional title fights. The heavyweight division will get a champion and the the bantamweight title will be on the line as well.
Harry Hunsucker (4-2) will meet Tony Parker (15-17) for the title at large. If you’ve been following MMA in the region you probably know both of them. Hunsucker has been impressive as he comes into the fight riding a three-fight winning streak with three straight first round wins. Hunsucker has looked sharp and is deserving of the chance.
Parker was last in action last June where he scored a win over Raleigh Abbott. Parker has been a staple on the local MMA scene, starting his career back in 2010. The 35 year old has fought in multiple weight classes and like Hunsucker can finish fights. These two face off in the co-main event of the night.
The main event pits champ vs. champ as bantamweight champion Jeremy Pender (15-14) meets flyweight champ Donnie Ballou (5-2). Both fighters also hail from the Cincinnati area as Pender represents Vision MMA while Ballou trains at Drive MMA.
Ballou evened the score with Robert Walker back in in February after their previous fight ended with Ballou injured. Their second meeting saw Ballou finish Walker with a rear naked choke in the first round. Pender also defeated Walker for the bantamweight title last October in a very similar performance.
Robert Walker will meet Ronnie Jordan on the pro side of the card as well. Walker has been a perpetual contender but with losses to both Pender and Ballou he’s looking to rebound following that rough patch. Jordan has spent four years outside of the cage but has stayed busy boxing. His last fight was against Adam Fritz in 2015.
Long time fighter and veteran James Douglas will return to action as he meets Ethan McGee to kick off the professional action. McGee last fought in June of 2018, a third round loss to Kellen VanCamp. Douglas returns after a four year layoff. His last fight was in October of 2015. Despite the records both are fun to watch and are talented in their own right.
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