By Juan Valle
We are just a few days away from Ohio Fighting Championship 22 which is set to return to the Northland Performing Arts Center in northern Columbus, Ohio. The promotion returns for their annual October event with a pro/am show. Set to headline is a professional match-up between Josh Hilliard and Zach Cook.
Both Hilliard and Cook are coming off losses in their pro debuts. For Hilliard, who went 8-4 as an amateur, made his debut against the well respected Eric Bledsoe. The two went the distance, but it was Bledsoe who came up on the winning side of the fight.
Cook also went 8-4 as an amateur made his debut against Eric Putnam but came up short losing in the closing minute of the opening round. These two will clash in the main event looking to get their first win as a professional.
Returning to the cage for the first time since his injury, Matt Anderson will take on Aaron Jeffery in the co-main event. Nearly one year ago to the day, Anderson suffered a leg injury during his fight with Portland Pringle. After an extended recovery period, he is ready to step back into the cage. Of course, he will not have an easy opponent at all.
Making his professional debut, Aaron Jeffery has not lost a bout since his amateur debut two years ago. After he had dropped his first fight, he went on to claim victory in his next eight bouts. Now the Canadian has his eyes set on Anderson as he looks to continue his winning streak.
OFC 22 Official Fight Card
- Josh Hilliard vs. Zach Cook
- Aaron Jeffery vs. Matt Anderson
- Chris Settles vs. John Gardner
- Brandon Marrioti vs. Cody Miller
- Tom Murfield vs. Jacob Miller
- Sean Foster vs. Quinton Ryman
- Caleb Frasher vs. Chris Blaylock
- Avery Arellano vs. Derek Wood
- Andy Thacker vs. Shane Edwards
- Steve Allen vs. Mike Mason
- Josh Smith vs. Cody Micheals
- John Hancock vs. Nick Spinks
- Ashton Nemdhari vs. Rockey Clark
Of course, the fight card is subject to change between now and fight night. Tickets for the event can be purchased online, or you can wait to get them at the door. For those unable to attend the event, the promotion will stream the event live on Go Fight Live TV (GFL). Stay tuned to BluegrassMMA.com for additional coverage of Ohio Fighting Championship.