Final Fight Championship return to Las Vegas with FFC 35
Final Fight Championship hasn’t been very active as of late, with their last card taking place in November. However, their short notice card for FFC 35 is a solid way to return. The event will take place at the Fight Dome, Las Vegas and will have a mixture of boxing, kickboxing and MMA bouts.
Headlining the card is a welterweight title fight between Ben Egli (11-2) and Joey Holt (9-2). Standout prospect Ben Egli is the current 170lb champion after picking up the belt in 2018 to bounce back from his loss at ACB 84. Egli is known for his prowess on the ground and finishing ability, he’s been able to lock in a rear-naked choke and finish the majority of his opponents from there so far. Prior to FFC, he dominated the KOTC welterweight division before opting to look elsewhere for fights.
Across from him will be Joey Holt who’s on a 6 fight win streak and hasn’t been beaten since 2014. He’s finished 5 of those fights and picked up the GOTC Lightweight championship along with it.
Prior to that UFC veteran Clay Collard returns to FFC to face Randall Wallace. Collard lost his FFC debut back in November and will be hoping to improve on that this time out. During his UFC stint, Collard faced current UFC Featherweight champion Max Holloway and picked up his sole UFC a win over Alex White. He will face Randall Wallace at FFC 35, many will know Wallace after he appeared on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series where was beaten by Charles Byrd. Since then he’s had one fight which has ended in a draw and now hopes to return to the form he’s known for.
Kyle Reyes makes the move up to 145lbs at FFC 35 for his bout with Walel Watson. Reyes went 2-0 in ACB before losing a close split decision at Tachi PF 35 in November. His opponent, Watson has faced some of the best competition around. He had 4 fights in the UFC as well as featuring on Titan FC, Brave CF and most recently Golden Boy Promotions.
Opening the card is 2 fights filled with undefeated upcoming prospects. Kicking things off will be Brandon Olson and Sherrard Blackledge. Both men are still young and early in their career. Following successful amateur careers, both men made the jump to pro in 2018. With both men getting a finish in their last bout this one will be an exciting start to proceedings. Olson trains out of the Nick Diaz Academy while Blackledge is fighting out of Syndicate MMA.
Straight after that will be the bout between former California State Wrestler Max Rohskopf and Team Alpha Male fighter Omar Hussein. Hussein is 3-0 as a pro so far while Rohskopf has only had the one pro fight. Expect Hussein to be a tough and well-rounded fighter considering who he trains with, however, he must deal with the elite wrestling of 24-year-old Rohskopf who has been around the wrestling scene for years now.
The sole kickboxing fight on the card pits Adrian Weathersby against Chris Burgett in a 165lb bout. A boxing bout sees Kevin Johnson take on Larry Gomez in a welterweight boxing bout. Gomez is currently undefeated as a pro with every win coming via stoppage. Johnson has tasted defeat on only one occasion in his 7 pro bouts. After picking up a win in his last bout he’s hoping to add to his wins at FFC 35.
The full fight card is as follows:
Welterweight MMA Title: Ben Egli vs. Joey Holt
Lightweight MMA: Clay Collard vs. Randall Wallace
Featherweight MMA: Kyle Reyes vs. Walel Watson
Boxing (144lbs): Kevin Johnson vs. Larry Gomez
Kickboxing (165lbs): Adrian Weathersby vs. Chris Burgett
Lightweight MMA: Sherrard Blackledge vs. Brandon Olson
Lightweight MMA: Max Rohskopf vs. Omar Hussein
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