Derrick Adkins, is one of the most well traveled fighters in the Oklahoma City area. The 10-5 veteran who has made waves in the region with big wins at Bellator MMA and LFA, along with some notable boxing accolades, returns to fight for HD MMA at Remington Park in Oklahoma City on Friday, June 8th. Almost two years since his last HD MMA fight, the fighter known as "A-Game" is back headlining an HD MMA event. He will take on another dangerous Bellator MMA vet, Codale “Crunchtime” Ford (12-10), in the Main Event. Both fighters have a lot to prove. Adkins, who looks to rebound after a tough loss at the hands of recent UFC call up Alex Hernandez, will have to turn away a savvy contender in Ford, who wants nothing more than to prove, like Adkins, that he is still a force to be reckoned with and a top ranked regional Welterweight.

Derrick Adkins

The co-feature on the fight card is an extremely intriguing and potentially exciting pairing of two top ranked Lightweight contenders. Aaron McKenzie (4-1), training under the undefeated rising MMA star and BJJ World Champion Rafael Lovato Jr., squares off with LFA veteran AJ Nichols (3-1). Each man is hungry to prove that he is the next contender at 155. Both fighters have big wins under their belt and will look to test themselves against each other in a fight that could come down to who has the best strategy and game plan.

Aaron McKenzie

Also on the card is the return of former HD MMA title challenger Kyle Driscoll (6-3), who was last seen at Remington Park in a memorable title fight vs Marcus “Lone Star” Penland, the former State of Oklahoma Lightweight Champion. Driscoll who moved training camps to AKA, most notably the home of UFC stars like Daniel Cormier, Cain Velasquez, and Khabib Nurmagomedov, looks to show the development of his arsenal as he takes on Aaron “AR-15” Roberson (9-7). Roberson, like headliner Braden Smith, was also on the HD MMA 8 card and finished his opponent Chris Mullins with a first round RNC submission.

Kyle Driscoll

Other announced fights

Derrick Adkins (10-5) vs Codale Ford (12-10)
Aaron McKenzie (4-1) vs AJ Nichols (3-1)
Kyle Driscoll (6-3) vs Aaron Roberson (9-8)
Tanner Hickey (1-1) vs Ron Wetselline (0-1)
Aryion Young (6-2) vs Triston Gwaltney (4-0)
Kris Vereen (3-1) vs Mitchell Cupp (1-3)
Clarence Standridge (D) vs Kentrell Pierson (D)
Beck Blevins (D) vs Juan Garza (D)



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TKO Combat Sports prospect Tilek Mashrapov is a formidable name in the Asian and European mixed martial arts circuit. The 8-1 fighter out of Kyrgyzstan has made waves overseas with an extensive resume between his fighting career and other combat sports competition.

In 2015, Mashrapov was crowned WMMAF World Champion in MMA and won the European Combat Jiu Jitsu Championship in Moldova. He followed that up by winning the Russian Open Cup of MMA and the Time to Fight Amateur MMA Championship. In 2016, Mashrapov won the Battle of the Championship Belts Grand Prix along with being a bronze medalist of the Commonwealth Cup International Tournament, in which he also won bronze for 2017.

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The talented fighter has eight finishes in his eight MMA victories, including four by KO/TKO and four via Submission. Looking to take the next step in his fighting career, he signed with one of the nation's top up and coming sports agencies, TKO Combat Sports, and made the moved his trainign camp from Jackson-Wink in New Mexico to Hard Knocks 365 in Miami, Florida, a gym founded by the legendary Henri Hooft. Hard Knocks 365 features a who's who roster of standout talent such as former champions Luke Rockhold, Rashad Evans and other talented names including Matt Mitrione, Kamaru Usman, and many more.

TKO Combat Sports agreed to an extension with the talented prospect, signing him to a three year term and booking his first fight under the organization's management. On March 24th, in Loveland, Colorado, Mashrapov will fight for the Sparta Combat League 178 pound Championship vs another elite prospect, in 5-0 Anthony Adams. Both fighters have their sights set on a UFC opportunity and this fight could be the one that puts either man in the spotlight for exactly that with a decisive victory.


The last time the UFC had a Heavyweight fight that was creating as much buzz as the UFC 220 Main Event, we may have to go back to the debut of Brock Lesnar. While the caliber of both men competing for the Heavyweight Championship on Saturday night is much higher than that of Lesnar, when it comes to the impact on the division and overall MMA experience, Mir vs Lesnar I was a fight that ignited interest in what was then, as is now, a relatively stale state of the division. UFC 220 is a solid fight card overall, with another title fight as well, as Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier defends against Volkan Oezdemir.

Let’s take a look at the highly anticipated Main Event.

Stipe Miocic is an “animal”. One of the greatest Champions in UFC history, at 17-2 he has beaten some of the most decorated names in the sport, including multiple former Champions. Miocic is riding a five fight winning streak which includes two successful title defenses. After taking the belt from Fabricio Werdum via KO, he then stopped Alistair Overeem, followed by Junior Dos Santos in a rematch of a fight he previously lost to Cigano in 2014. Other wins on the legendary resume of the Miocic, an Ohio firefighter, include Andreli Arlovski, Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt, just to name a few.

Looking to dethrone the Champion, the challenger Francis Ngannou (11-1) is arguably the most imposing and intimidating force that the Heavyweight division has ever seen. The massive Nigerian has made a quick run up the UFC latter with six wins in six attempts, all finishes with five via way of knockout. In his last two fights, Ngannou disposed of two potential future Hall of Famers, Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski, with ease. The fighter aptly nicknamed The Predator, echoing the legendary Don Frye, is known for the hardest punch in MMA, however that’s far from all that this tremendous specimen possesses in his repertoire.

Miocic will have to push this fight if he wants to win. While he has very good boxing and moves quick for a big man, Ngannou does as well. Miocic thrives inside where he can push and wear on his opponents while using his dirty boxing and quick strikes in transition. He moves in and out well, changing levels and forcing his opponent to constantly work. Micocic however is 35 and aging. It is around this time most combative athletes begin to slow down. While the Champion still looks to have plenty left in the tank, he has also constantly vulnerable to taking damage. His defense isn’t particularly slick and he has found a way into trouble with being overly aggressive many times. This is the potential kryptonite for the Miocic. While his toughness is unquestionable, he may not be able to take the same type of damage from Ngannou that he has been able to recover from with other opponents. Stipe will have to be very crafty in this fight. He will have to use his aggressive style to close the distance with cleaner angles than he has ever used before. He will have to use his speed to avoid Ngannou’s power and agility. If he is to win this fight, he will have to wear the big man down over the course of multiple rounds and hope to finish it in the later rounds, hoping that the challenger’s conditioning fails him.

What about Franic Ngannou and his keys to winning this fight? Power is always the talk when it comes to the big man, however that’s far from his only attribute. Ngannou moves quickly for a man his size and he put his power together with devastating accuracy. Stipe’s game has always been at close range, however Ngannou excels in that area of the game as well. Most opponents that Stipe has fought do not handle the pressure and close battles as well as Ngannou, and this is another example where the Champion’s greatest attribute could be tested, or potentially neutralized. The Predator has shown a tremendous propensity for doing battle inside, with his quickly changing stances and accurate, lethal and diverse strikes. This is where we believe that the big man will be able to turn the fight in his favor. Surely Stipe will avoid striking at distance with the challenger and will attempt to utilize his best intangibles, however, whether they’re better remain to be seen. Ngannou’s size, strength and deceiving craftiness could prove to be the difference in forcing the Champion to change his game plan early in the fight if he is unable to impose his will.

Prediction – Ngannou T/KO Round 1

Ngannou should be able to avoid Stipe’s onslaught with his footwork and range, keeping the Champion at a relative distance. Miocic will work hard in order to put the fight on the cage and get inside, expending a lot of energy with limited success. Ngannou will use his strength, agility, and quick footwork to avoid the initial attack, forcing Miocic to adjust at range where The Predator finishes him with strikes towards the middle, or end of the first round.


Oklahoma headquartered promotion HD MMA, who in 2017 showcased some of the best fights in the Midwest, including current UFC Flyweight Champion Nicco Montano vs Invicta prospect Julia "Raging Panda" Avila and Bellator MMA breakout Kristina Williams in her last Amateur fight, have released their initial lineup for the highly anticipated HD MMA 11 show at Remington Park in OKC on Saturday, February 24th.

The Main Event features Bellator MMA veteran Brian Grinnell (10-7), coming off the second fastest submission finish in the promotion's Welterweight history, as he takes on dangerous Texan Danny Salinas (13-10). In what should be an exciting headliner, HD MMA 11 looks like a great fight card

 Brian Grinnell submits Kemmyelle Haley at Bellator MMA

Brian Grinnell submits Kemmyelle Haley at Bellator MMA

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In the Co-Main Event, a pair of exciting prospects collide.

"Titan" Tanner Hickey made his debut on HD Fight Night on January 6 against an experienced and dangerous opponent in Dakotah Atnip. Hickey impressed right out of the gate. In fight that was predicted to be a nail biter, he controlled Atnip for the majority of the first round with his strong ground game, then choked him unconscious in devastating fashion, with less than a minute left in the round. Hickey will take on a fighter who's riding a two fight wining streak, with finishes of both opponents.

Julius Homes (2-2) is a talented Texas product who's pro career started with a few bumps. After consecutive wins however, he is back on track and looks to show his potential against Hickey.

Also on the card is the return of fan favorite Frank Jones (2-1) who looks to cement his name in the Oklahoma Lightweight rankings as he takes on Jaban Barchue (0-2).

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The rest of the lineup features other exciting prospects such as Raul Garcia (1-0), Brandon Bailey (2-1), Justin Weaver (D), and more!













Look for more fight announcements in the coming weeks.


 BJJ World Champion & undefeated MMA competitor Rafael Lovato Jr.

BJJ World Champion & undefeated MMA competitor Rafael Lovato Jr.

This second part of our inside look at the impact Oklahoma MMA made nationwide in 2017, focuses on fighters outside of the TKO Network (Trigger KO®, HD MMA®, etc.). Three out of four fighters in this group competed for championships on national TV and helped continue the surge that Oklahoma MMA has been making throughout the nation.

The name who arguably made the biggest impact in 2017 was the lone fighter in the group who didn’t compete for a belt. World champion BJJ black belt Rafael Lovato Jr. made giant strides in his MMA career in 2017 as he won all three of his Bellator MMA fights pushing his undefeated record to 7-0. The 34 year old Lovato also scored a spectacular 13 second knockout shining bright in the spotlight. Lovato’s BJJ career includes many accolades, none bigger than being one of only three Americans to ever win the World Jiu Jitsu Championship. The future looks bright for this world class athlete, who also runs and coaches his own academy in Oklahoma City. Expect big things from Lovato in 2018 as he sets his sights on contention for the Bellator MMA belt.

Our next focus is on another top female talent out of the Oklahoma City area, which seems to be infused with high level Women’s MMA in all weight classes. Multiple prospects, training at different gyms all around the city, have recently shined in big moments. Emily “Gordinha” Ducote is no stranger to these moments and is arguably the pioneer of the Oklahoma women’s rise over the past few years. Ducote (6-3), stepped up to the Bellator MMA stage in 2016 and handled a favored prospect earning her spot on the roster. Gordinha has been instrumental in the development of the Bellator MMA 125 pound division. Since that victory, she fought five more times for the organization, losing only two of those fights. Both of those defeats are against current Champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane.

Overall Ducote went 2-1 in 2017. The lone defeat of the year was in November, when Ducote and Macfarlane re-united to fight for the inaugural Women’s Flyweight Championship on Spike TV. While Ducote may have come up short, she never wilted in a five round war with her opponent and fans all over were able to witness the exact type of talent that Oklahoma MMA has been showcasing at the national level. With the 125 pound division still in it's development stages and new, exciting names starting to make their case for a shot at the top, Ducote is in perfect position to be featured in some very exciting match ups. In 2018, she will have the opportunity to climb back into the title picture.

 Macfarlane vs Ducote I in 2016

Macfarlane vs Ducote I in 2016


The final two fighters we will take a look at below are Justin “Darth” Rader (7-3) and Darryl “The Reaper” Wilson (7-2), capping off what in our opinion are the most deserving Oklahoma fighters of the year, in terms of impact at the main stream level.

 Rader's new skills made for a big year in 2017

Rader's new skills made for a big year in 2017

Rader, an Oklahoma City fighter training under the first name we discussed in this article, Rafael Lovato Jr., is another standout Oklahoma prospect. Just as Lovato, known for his championship caliber Jiu Jitsu, Rader has likewise successfully transitioned to MMA. Rader went 2-1 in 2017 with a huge win over former FCF Champion Zach Church (8-5), and snapped the six fight undefeated record of Emmanuel “El Punisher” Rivera (6-2). Both wins earned Rader a title fight opportunity for Legacy Fighting Alliance in August on AXS TV. Darth fought a hard and gritty battle, going the distance with the defending Champion Kevin “The Angel of Death” Aguilar (13-1). While Aguilar went on to defend his belt, Rader showed an incredible array of improvement in all aspects of his game. A fighter who was once primarily known for his grappling, added diverse kicks and movement to his arsenal in 2017 and looks to show in 2018, that he is a true contender at the highest levels of the sport.

 Wilson finished 3 opponents in 2017

Wilson finished 3 opponents in 2017

Daryl Wilson out of Tulsa, OK is a similar story. A fighter who was once primarily known to be a striker, showed a rapid jump in development as he went on a five fight winning streak, finishing four of five opponents. Two of those wins were via submission and the others via way of exciting knockouts. In 2017, Wilson went 3-1 and earned a shot at the LFA Lightweight Championship held by Rob Watley (9-1). Wilson jumped on the opportunity and squared off with Watley on AXS TV, adding his name to the list of 2017 Oklahoma fighters in the national spotlight. Watley defended his belt as well, but Wilson’s showing left a lot of room for growth and the young fighter seeks to come back even stronger for 2018.

2017 showed the world that Oklahoma MMA is a force to be reckoned with. In both parts of this series, we were able to look at some of the incredible talent that is centered within about a three hour radius of Oklahoma City. The state’s rise in recent combat sports success is a testament to the quality of the gyms, coaches, and opportunities available to fighters in the area through organizations such as LFA, Bellator MMA, HD MMA, to name a few. As more talent continues to emerge, we wouldn't be surprised if 2018 ends up even bigger. If anything can be said about the past year and looking into the future is that one year's time can change a lot of things.


HD MMA is reporting that the organization has agreed to a three fight deal with Chickasha, Oklahoma fighter Frank Jones. The up and coming lightweight fighter has a 2-1 record and is coming off a dominant win over Brandon Wright at HD MMA 9. He is being billed for the HD MMA 11 Co-Main Event on February 24, 2018 at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. HD MMA has not at this time announced an opponent.

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 Frank Jones stops Brandon Wright at HD MMA 9 | Remington Park, Oklahoma City

Frank Jones stops Brandon Wright at HD MMA 9 | Remington Park, Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma MMA took a big step forward in 2017.  Multiple big fights and fighters made a large impact at all levels, with many namely finding a big boost through Oklahoma City's HD MMA organization and the Trigger KO network.

Everything started with an HD MMA title bout in Oklahoma City which would set the pace for the rest of the year. On January 7th, current UFC 125 pound Champion Nicco Montano made her way from New Mexico to take on Oklahoma’s Julia Avila for the State of Oklahoma Bantamweight Championship. The two warriors put on the type of fight that MMA fans salivate over and dream of being lucky enough to see live. The fight went all five rounds in a bloody, gritty, and back and forth battle which culminated with Avila taking the win and moving her record to 3-0. Montano had dropped to 3-2. Later in the year, Avila would go on to successful defend the belt against Candace Maricle, winning via submission just over a minute into the first round. The dominant performance earned her a 4-0 record and a contract with Invicta.

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Photo courtesy of HD MMA

Montano on the other hand, may have made the biggest impact of all. Shortly after the fight, she jumped on the opportunity to compete for a spot on The Ultimate Fighter at 125 pounds. She made the house and shocked the world when she upset multiple top seeds earning a title shot on Fox Sports 1 against Roxanne Modafferi. Montano defeated Roxy, moving her record to 5-2 and capturing the title. No one could have expected such a meteoric rise and Montano truly shined in the spotlight. The future is bright for both fighters as Avila sets her sights on a 2018 Invicta debut, while Montano prepares to defend her UFC title.

Another Oklahoma female fighter who made a gigantic impact at the international level in 2017, was also once a relatively unknown name. Kristina “Warhorse” Williams amassed a 12-0 Amateur record between Muay Thai, Boxing, and MMA. In March, she had made her Amateur MMA debut on a Trigger KO network card during which she handily defeated her opponent Ashlynn Kleinbeck. Williams followed up that win with a dominant showing against Rachel Young on an LFA card, then capped off her Amateur career at HD MMA 9 with another one sided victory over opponent in Taylor Pace.

 Photo courtesy of MMA Junkie.

Photo courtesy of MMA Junkie.

That’s when Bellator MMA came calling. Needing a foe for their perennial women’s star and reigning 20-0 boxing World Champion Heather Hardy, Bellator tabbed Williams for the opportunity, clearly underestimating the skill level of the debuting fighter. Williams was billed as a heavy underdog by all oddsmakers with not many offering much as to hope of an upset.

The fight panned out an entirely different way. Williams dominated from the opening bell, outclassing Hardy in every aspect of the fight. It looked as if Hardy was the amateur jumping to the big stage, rather than Williams who decimated her with kicks, elbows, and strikes from all angles. Hardy hung tough until a huge kick from her opponent smashed her nose forcing the referee to call a halt and prompted the doctor to stop the fight. A new name in women’s MMA was born. William’s popularity soared and her future looks bright with the organization as she prepares for her next fight.

 Photo courtesy of Bellator MMA.

Photo courtesy of Bellator MMA.

Other HD MMA fighters who made a significant impact on the big stage were reigning Lightweight Champion Manny “The Dragon” Muro, who competed with HD MMA contender Emmanuel “El Punisher” Rivera, normally a Featherweight stepping up to the challenge. The bout was an all-out war with both fighters giving it all they had, never backing down. Muro used his jab and kicks in a wide array of diverse angles, outpointing Rivera en route to a clear cut unanimous decision.

 Photo courtesy of Bellator MMA.

Photo courtesy of Bellator MMA.

Another Oklahoma fighter scored the second fastest submission finish in Bellator MMA Welterweight history as Brian Grinnell forced his opponent Kemyelle Haley to tap at just 39 second of the first round. Grinnell was coming off a dominant victory in his previous bout as well at Freestyle Cage Fighting in Shawnee, OK.

 Photo courtesy of Bellator MMA.

Photo courtesy of Bellator MMA.

While the list of fighters who made a name for themselves in 2017 isn’t limited to this article, these were in our opinion the most impact worthy performances of the year for fighters who competed on an Oklahoma fight card. If 2017 shows us anything, is that Oklahoma MMA is on the rise and that HD MMA is an organization to watch for top talent. Multiple prospects are waiting for their chance to shine, such as current undefeated Champion (6-0) JR Coughran. 2018 will be an exciting year!


 Kristina Williams stops Heather Hardy at Bellator 185

Kristina Williams stops Heather Hardy at Bellator 185

Oklahoma fan favorite Kristina "Warhorse" Williams adder her name to the mix of exciting women prospects to watch coming out of the HD MMA promotion, as she stunned in her pro debut devastating undefeated boxing star and heavy favorite Heather "The Heat" Hardy. Williams took the lead from the opening bell dictating distance and utilizing her superior kickboxing to pressure Hardy. Bloody and battered, Hardy ate one final kick  in the second round which shattered her nose forcing the doctor to stop the fight.

Williams, an undefeated Amateur in mixed competition (12-0), continued her impressive run with an improbable pro debut victory over a household name in the Bellator MMA spotlight on Spike TV. Williams finished her career as an Amateur fighting under the HD MMA banner, the same promotion that current UFC 125 Women's Champion Nicco Montano fought for in her last pro bout before The Ultimate Fighter, and home of undefeated top women's prospect Julia "Raging Panda" Avila.

 Nicco Montano is a current UFC Champion

Nicco Montano is a current UFC Champion

 Julia Avila recently signed with Invicta

Julia Avila recently signed with Invicta



Women’s MMA (WMMA) has come a long way in the past few years. Female pioneers of the sport such as “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, Chris “Cyborg” Santos, and other talented stars, have propelled what was once a novelty niche, to prime time. More and more women warriors are headlining big events or featured in key spots of fight cards. While the level of talent on the female side isn’t yet as developed or diverse, stars continue to be established at a rapid pace as WMMA gains popularity and traction among the casual fan. The fights are usually exciting, bloody, and full of action, thus the hype of women's battles, often lives up to the billing.

As the industry develops, so does the talent. New faces are making their mark on the sport and establishing themselves as household names. Paige VanZant of the UFC and Emily Ducote of Bellator MMA, are just two such names gaining popularity with the fans. Another big name to recently make waves is that of Heather “The Heat” Hardy. Hardy, the current WBC International Female Super Bantamweight Champion, found a new passion for MMA and it showed in her first bout with Bellator MMA, a brutal, gritty battle that notched her the victory.

At 35 years old, history shows that she has a limited window to make an impact in an industry which often favors youth, however, with a resume of extensive fighting experience, Hardy believes that she has the ability and perseverance to make a highly successful transition quickly.  She fights out Brooklyn, NY and is a true inspiration story. She started boxing in 2010, during a rough time in her life. She struggled with multiple jobs while raising her young daughter and decided to take a chance on boxing. Experiencing quick success, Hardy dedicated to the sport, which culminated with her winning the WBC title and amassing a 20-0 professional record. After her first MMA bout against Alice Yauger, at Bellator 180, the victorious Hardy told reporters, “I think I just fell in love.” With so many doubters, she had a lot of pressure to perform, which she did. “I just worked so hard, and now I can say I did it too. A lot of people said I couldn’t do it or I wouldn’t do it. And I did,” said Hardy. Her second venture in the cage is not going to get any easier, as across from her will be a younger, hungry, and well-rounded opponent who’s yet to face defeat in her career, in any combat sport, at any level.

Kristina “Warhorse” Williams also has an intriguing story, one that seems unlikely to have led her down the path of being a professional MMA fighter. Growing up in the small town of Guthrie, more known for its land run and Wild West history than sports, Williams never imagined she’d be in this position. She is a competitive horse jumper and an equine therapy specialist, who lives on a horse farm. A few years ago, Williams decided to try her hand at Muay Thai and found a passion. Her abilities developed quickly, prompting her to test her ability in boxing, then MMA. The 28 year old fighter became a household name in the Oklahoma combat sports scene and turned a lot of heads her direction with a 12-0 record as an Amateur.

Bellator MMA noticed and came calling as well. Looking to match their signed star Hardy, the organization reached out to multiple potential opponents, but it was Williams who stepped up to the plate first. The matchup was tantalizing and after a few days of watching film and discussing it, the team accepted, citing their confidence in the well-rounded ability of their fighter as being a key to their belief in her winning this fight. A humble and shy personality outside of the cage, one could assume that the often nonchalant Williams, may not be intense enough for a brutal sport like MMA at the top level, however that couldn’t be further from the truth. The calm and collected fighter uses her ability to keep cool under pressure as an advantage in the cage. While she hasn’t faced much adversity up to this point, due to her superior skillset, Williams ran into a stiff challenge in her last bout, losing a round for the first time in her career. At the end of that first round, many were left wondering if “Warhorse” finally met a challenge that was able to keep her at bay, or if she simply made a mistake that led to a lethargic round. The answer was evident when round two began. Williams adjusted between rounds and came out with an intensity that showed her will to win against all odds. Pushing forward at the bell in Terminator like fashion, she precisely laced her opponent with punches, elbows, kicks, and mixed in take downs. At the end of the round, the strategy that worked for her opponent in round one, was no longer efficient and Williams left her foe second guessing herself, bloodied up on the corner stool, in a visibly sunken demeanor. Clearly, Heather Hardy is on a different level and the toughest opponent to date for Williams, yet, Warhorse has shown her ability to make sound decisions mid fight, overcome pressure, and possesses the well-rounded skill that it takes to compete at an elite level. If anything more can be said about this talented fighter, is that come October 20th, she’s sure to be ready for this stage and opportunity.

The fight will be aired live on Spike TV. MMA fans, already excited about the Main Event between Gegard Mousasi and Alexander Shlemenko, will be treated to the type of matchup that has “Fight of the Night” potential written all over it with Hardy vs Williams. Neither Hardy nor Williams have ever backed down from a challenge and both look to cement their name as one of the top prospects at 125 pounds.