One of the most decorated amateur fighters of 2019 is expect to make his professional debut to kick off the new year early in 2020.
Lucas Mast will leave behind the amateur ranks in favor of the pro ranks, according to a source with Honor Fighting Championship. The welterweight is expected to compete at Honor FC 12 on Jan. 11 in Millersburg, Ohio.
Mast is currently ranked as the No. 2 amateur welterweight in Ohio and No. 5 in the Midwest according to Tapology. That ranking came as a result of an impressive 40-second TKO victory over Chris Fattig at Honor FC 10 in August to successfully defend his welterweight title.
He hinted at a potential jump to to the pro ranks after that win, but he was noncommittal.
“I’ve got a vacation in a couple weeks, and then after that I’ve gotta sit down with my coaches and talk about it – we might be going pro or we might not,” Mast said.
Mast topped Cameron McIntosh in May to defend the title he won in 2018, and knocked out Braden Liggett in March to win the Caged Thunder title. In all, he finishes his amateur career with five finishes, including three submissions and two (T)KOs.
“Most fighters at this point aren’t thinking about legacy,” Mast told BluegrassMMA prior to his bout against Fattig. “I want to be known as a legit champion at every level. I’ve done nothing but seek out higher ranked opponents since I started.”
Mast also is the owner of The Vintage Barber & Shop and a women’s hair salon, Hush Hair. He trains at Renzoku MMA under black belt Brian Burkey and at Common Ground Grappling Club under another black belt in Jose Burgos.
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