Jerrell Hodge vs Justin King
Hodge, who now trains at Ares MMA under the tutelage of Dave Graf, looks to snap out of a two-fight losing streak. He was one of the area’s best prospects when he made his pro debut in 2014, on the strength of an 11-1 amateur record with wins over Cody Garbrandt, Ethan Goss, and Rich Cantolina. After a surprising upset loss in his first pro bout, he reeled off five straight wins, including wins over Isaiah Chapman and Alfred Leisure. But he dropped back-to-back bouts against Tony Gravely and Saidyokub Kakhramonov, and hasn’t competed since February 2018. He’s ranked as the No. 4 pro bantamweight in Ohio according to Tapology.
A former collegiate wrestler at Indiana University, King trains out of Indy Boxing and Grappling in Indianapolis. He’s also looking to snap a two-fight losing streak, with recent losses against Isaiah Ferguson and Vince Murdock. He holds notable wins over Charlie Stanford, Cody Gabelman, and Michael Ricketts. He’s ranked as the No. 5 pro bantamweight in Indiana.
The bout will take place at a catchweight of 140 pounds and is expected to serve as one of the evening’s main attractions.
World Fighting Championships is a Las Vegas-based boxing and MMA promotion that has held events earlier this year in Northfield and Pittsburgh. WFC 116 takes place at MGM Northfield Park.
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