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LoBosco locked and loaded

By Brett Auten Knuckle Junkies

Stacked and power-packed, Nick LoBosco is starting to make a name for himself as 145-pounder.

LoBosco is 4-0 as a pro and returns to the Fight Me MMA card on Friday when he tussles with Cory Ace.

He last fought on Nov. 11 when he forced Yohance Flager to tap just 52 seconds into their fight, which was a Fight Me MMA event as well.

LoBosco trains at ATT Evolution, home of Strikeforce star Tyron Woodley, who also corners LoBosco.

LoBosco was a standout wrestler at CBC and is now an assistant wrestling coach at Parkway South. He got his start in the sport at St. Charles MMA.

He opened his pro career in January of 2011 with a knockout over Steve Dittrich at Wright Fights 1 held at the Heart of St. Charles. He followed that with an unanimous decision victory over David Callow at Wright Fights 3. Last September, at a Fight Night Promotions event at the Roberts Orpheum Theater, Loboso rained down a flurry of punches on Joey Morgan to win by TKO just 37 seconds into the fight.

He will by far get his toughest test yet on Friday when he faces Ace, a powerhouse wrestler with a decorated Division I resume. Ace is an assistant wrestling coach at Old Dominion who has power in both hands. As a competitor, Ace was a 2002 All-American at 133-pounds and was ranked as high as seventh in the nation his junior and senior years.