In the headliner, former NAAFS welterweight champion Nick Duell (9-3) will be in action against Illinios product Jay Buck (14-11). Duell has lost two of his last three, but he still remains one of the most popular fighters in the NAAFS. He’ll take on the veteran Buck, who is coming off of a win over UFC veteran Joe VeDepo and has competed since 2000.
In the co-headliner, 2011 NAAFS featherweight champion Mark Cherico (1-0) looks for his second win as a pro as he takes on Jason Lawrence (1-0) in a 145-pound clash. Lightweight Joe Heiland (7-2-1) looks for his second win in a row against Jon Washington (5-3).
M-1 veteran Maxim Grishin (13-6) will make his NAAFS debut in a 205-pound bout against Illinois native Bill Hill (17-25).
In amateur action, many of the top fighters in the state will be competing for a spot in the 2012 NAAFS title bouts. Perhaps the most intriguing division is 145 pounds, where featherweights Wes Hanson (7-0) and Dominic Mazzotta (5-1) appear to be on a collision course.
The event takes place on October 20 at the Z-Plex in Streetsboro, Ohio.
The full lineup for “Caged Vengeance 12″:
Amateur Semifinals Bouts
265 lbs – James Rankin vs Jay Olson
205 lbs – Matt DiCenso vs Dan Stevenson
185 lbs – Tony DiPiero vs Nick Halkides
170 lbs – Emmanuel Kangah vs Josh Krizan
170 lbs – Jarrod Shaw vs Josh Lasich
155lbs – Fadi Shuman vs Josh Kallai
155 lbs – Nick Browne vs Kenny Jackson
145 lbs – Eric Gifford vs Dominic Mazzotta
145 lbs – Tyler Stover vs Wes Hanson
135 lbs – Jordan Baldwin vs Shane Valko
135 lbs – Ryan Arce vs Jerrell Hodge
155 lbs – George Comer vs TBA
170 lbs – Zac Gobel vs Elonzo Harvey
205 lbs – Bill Hill vs Maxim Grishin
155 lbs – Jon Washington vs Joe Heiland
145 lbs – Jason Lawrence vs Mark Cherico
170 lbs – Jay Buck vs Nick Duell