Derrick Weaver vs Matt Comer
The pro card for Ohio Combat League 5 is officially full, as three bouts were added to the lineup by the promotion.
A former track star at Ohio State, Comer tried his hand at promoting as well as fighting earlier this year. He comes in looking for his first win since 2017, when he stopped Ryan Walls via TKO at IT Fight Series 71 followed by a TKO win over Bradley Schott at IT Fight Series 73. His most recently bout was a loss against Ryan Pokryfky at IT Fight Series 85 this past January. He’s the No. 11 ranked pro heavyweight in Ohio according to Tapology.
Weaver comes from Michigan where he is the No. 13 ranked pro heavyweight. He most recently competed in October 2018, when he stopped Charles Brown via TKO at Big John’s MMA.
Richwine turned pro in January after an 8-5 amateur run, but he has just one win in his four fights this year. That win came via decision against Marquis Allen at Signature Combat Sports, the event that was promoted by Comer.
Orsbone makes his pro debut after a 9-4 amateur career that started all the way back in 2010. Five of his wins came via submission and he ended on a three-fight winning streak. He competes for the first time since March 2018 and is ranked as the No. 4 amateur heavyweight in Ohio.
Also set is a bantamweight bout featuring Andre Small (1-0) vs. Javier Coronado (1-0).
Small picked up a win in his pro debut at Ohio Combat League 3, topping Greg Spearman via split decision. He also posted an 8-4 amateur record after making his debut in 2014.
Coronado looks for his second pro win as well after a TKO victory over Travis Crain at Pure FC 15 in November. He posted an 8-0-1 amateur record.
Ohio Combat League 5 takes place on Jan. 4 at Express Live in Columbus.