Rob Walker defends flyweight title against Cole Ferrell at Hardrock MMA 105

Rob Walker vs Cole Ferrell

Rob Walker vs Cole Ferrell

Rob Walker (6-8) will defend his professional flyweight title for the first time next month, as he faces Cole Ferrell (7-0) at Hardrock MMA 105 in Shepherdsville, Kentucky on Feb. 2.

The Dayton, Ohio native won the flyweight title by submitting Donnie Ballou via heel hook at Hardrock MMA 99 last June. But since, he’s come up short in back-to-back fights, including an attempt to become a two-division champion when he faced Jeremy Pender for the bantamweight title at Hardrock MMA 101 in his hometown. He was also submitted by Blaine Shutt at Art of War Cagefighting 9 in November. Overall, he has earned four of his six wins via submission, and is ranked as the No. 8 pro flwyweight in Ohio by Tapology.

Ferrell’s opponents have yet to make it out of the first round, as the Georgia native has reeled off seven straight finishes, including six submissions. Most recently, he submitted Joe Pegg via choke in the first round at Valor Fights 51 last July. He’s ranked as the No. 2 pro bantamweight in Tennessee.

Hardrock MMA 105 will be headlined by a featherweight bout pitting Lance Lawrence vs. Chris Dunn, and Sean Fallon and Ruben Warr will square off for the pro lightweight title. A fourth pro bout in the bantamweight division features Bellator veteran Ronnie Lawrence (3-1) vs. Michael Ricketts (5-4).

Check out the current Hardrock MMA 105 lineup below.

Hardrock MMA 105 card

Pro Bouts:
Lance Lawrence vs. Chris Dunn
Sean Fallon vs. Ruben Warr – Lightweight Title
Cole Ferrell vs. Rob Walker (c) – Flyweight Title
Ronnie Lawrence vs. Michael Ricketts

Amateur Bouts:
Ian Pomfret vs. Perry Stargel – Interim Welterweight Title
Charles Philpot vs. Luke Shawley (c) – Light Heavyweight Title
Cory Holbrook vs. Sam McAlpin
Austin Green vs. Koree Stewart
Loi Pio vs. Maurice Yarbrough
Jesse Romans vs. Nathan Pierce
Ben Fowler vs. Trent Nott
Corey Perego vs. Doc Parks
Eli Mefford vs. Bryant Haynes
Terry Coulter vs. Daniel Bays

*subject to change

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