In the main event, Luke Zachrich (10-2) will make his first appearance inside the cage when he battles Indiana’s Nick Kraus (6-1) in a middleweight clash. Kraus comes in riding a five-fight winning streak, while Zachrich lost his last bout in 2010 to Eric Schambari at Bellator 16.
In the co-main event, former four-time Ohio State All-American wrestler Lance Palmer (3-0) will make his first appearance inside the cage in Ohio, as he battles former UVC amateur lightweight champion Jon Washington (5-2) at 145 pounds. Palmer looks for his third stoppage win in four bouts, while Washington looks to pick up his second victory in a row.
In the final two pro bouts, Evolve MMA’s Doug Kulbis (3-3) will square off with CAMMA’s Jeremy Kitts (2-3) in a featherweight bout, and undefeated lightweights will square off as Buckeye MMA’s Nate Clark (1-0) is set to take on Dayton MMA’s Rob Hanna (1-0).
In amateur action, Shane Holbert (6-1) will battle Muhammed Abdullah (8-4) for the vacant UVC middleweight title, while Chico Bays (6-3) is set to take on late replacement Travis Soto (8-3) for the welterweight title. Super heavyweights David Morgan (4-1) and Nick Brashear (3-0) will square off for the right to be called the best big man in Ohio, while lightweight champion Ben Cook (8-0) looks to defend his title for a second time as he takes on unbeaten foe James Pfeiffer (6-0).
The rest of the card is also littered with familiar names, including “Unkle” De White (5-1), James Dishong (6-2), and Don Germany (4-0).
GatewayMMA.com senior editor David McKinney will call the action as the color commentator alongside WNXT’s Chris Smith.
“UVC 20: Clash at the Coliseum” takes place at the JD Equipment Coliseum at the Ohio State Fair on Saturday in Columbus.
The full lineup for UVC 20:
DJ Weatherby vs. Robbie Michaels
Don Germany vs. Kyle Horton
James Dishong vs. Curtis Thacker
De White vs. Chris Goins
Ben Cook vs. James Pfeiffer (for lightweight title)
David Morgan vs. Nick Brashear (for super heavyweight title)
Chico Bays vs. Travis Soto (for welterweight title)
Shane Holbert vs. Muhammed Abdullah (for middleweight title)
Nate Clark vs. Rob Hanna
Jeremy Kitts vs. Doug Kulbis
Jon Washington vs. Lance Palmer
Luke Zachrich vs. Nick Kraus