Hoosier Fight Club kicks off its 2018 campaign in a familiar location, as HFC 36 takes place on Feb. 3 at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana.
In the headlining bout, Michael Robinson (2-2-1) will square off against Tyler Hufnagle (4-1) at light heavyweight.
After losing his first two pro bouts, Robinson is unbeaten in his last three outings. He had a win over James Waller at HFC 32 last February, and his most recent bout was a draw against Darrius Flowers at HFC 33 in April.
Hufnagle has picked up all four of his wins via stoppage, including three via submission. Most recently, he submitted Anthony Jamison in the second round at MFL 43 in October 2016. He’s ranked as the No. 2 light heavyweight in Indiana by Tapology.
The night’s co-main event features welterweights, as Josh Streacker (3-1) and Craig Fruth (5-3) throw down.
Streacker has won three in a row after dropping his pro debut. Most recently, he finished Ricky Miller via knockout in the first round at HFC 35 in November. He’s ranked as the No. 11 pro welterweight in Indiana by Tapology.
Fruth fights for the first time since September 2016, when he submitted Joshua Lee in the first round at a UCL event. Four of his five wins are via submission.
In all, nine pro bouts are scheduled for the event, including featherweights Adam Ward (15-9) vs. Vladimir Cerbadji (4-2), and Bellator MMA veteran John Troyer (13-11) vs. Marcus Govan (5-2) at light heavyweight.
The RFA veteran and Chicago area native Ward has won two of his last three, including a submission over Adem Mujakic at a UCL event in his last outing in September.
Cerbadji competes for the first time since 2016, when he picked up a decision win over Matt Murphy at XFO 59 in 2016.
Troyer fights for the first time since 2013, when he lost against Todd Chattelle at a CES MMA event. He’s lost his last four and five of his last six overall.
After starting his career 4-0, Govan is just 1-2 in his last three. Most recently, he lost via submission against James Shorter at HFC 35 in November.
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