Shamrock FC: 304 - Preview
It will be a busy five weeks for Shamrock FC with three events in that period.
With a show at River City Casino in St. Louis, Ameristar Casino in Kansas City, and back to St. Charles for Bellator 197 at the Family Arena, the SFC production team will be busy. For Bellator, SFC will once again team up with the national promotion to produce the undercard fights for the event.
For KC fans, SFC 304 will be a second trip to the city this calendar year following on the heels of SFC 302 which saw Bobby Voelker withstand an early ground assault from Bobby Emmons to take home a victory. Voelker headlined SFC 302 that saw a couple of scratches that weakened an otherwise strong offering. One of those bouts has been rescheduled for April 7th's card.
Headlining SFC 304 is a match-up between one of the Midwest's top flyweight prospects, Dustin Kramer (5-1) returning to action after an 11-month layoff to face Jacob Thrall (2-1). Thrall was victorious in February over Matt Murphy where he submitted late replacement Murphy late in the third round.
Kramer is an exciting fighter to watch and has been nearly perfect, with only a submission loss to the aforementioned Murphy being the lone blemish on his pro record. Kramer comes with heavy pressure, and a solid submission game, he's the majority of his fights via submission. Thrall isn't a slouch on the ground, and it will be interesting to see how their two styles mix, and if this turns into a stand-up affair.
Former Northwest Missouri State football stand-out Matt Uhde looks to continue his winning ways in a match-up with "Max" Max McNeely. Uhde is 2-1 for Shamrock and is coming off an impressive victory last September. He has been a professional fighter since 2011, so he's been in the game for a bit. Uhde is a physical specimen and will look to impose his will on McNeely who has struggled to transition his amateur success to the pros. McNeely is a tall heavyweight and should match-up nicely with Uhde, with a nearly identical reach.
Initially scheduled for SFC 302, Anthony Garrett and Chris Beal will face off again on April 7th. Garrett became ill during weigh-ins and was forced off the February card, but is eager to get back into the cage. Beal, out of Southeast Missouri, has had success at Ameristar KC, and despite giving up quite a bit of size to Garrett, he does have an equalizer with his heavy-handed punches.
Light heavyweights Will Johnson and Jason Russell will tangle in a fight that could end quickly.
Rounding out the main card is Garrett's training partner Anthony Goldfield. Goldfield will face Will "The Thrill" Lavine (1-1) out of Kansas. Goldfield (1-1) won his professional debut in July of last year, before being submitted by Shaun Scott in the fall.
On the all-amateur undercard, the hard-hitting JW Kiser will be back to take on Dalton Knight, and local favorite Asa Collier will look to build on the success of his impressive win in September.
Keep your eye on top-prospect Dooyoshh Noori who will look to stay unbeaten when he faces Cesar Morales in a bantamweight bout.
In amateur kickboxing, Chad Dobson will face David Scott, and Matt Fueston will take on the "VooDoo Child" Jimmy Hendrix.
Tickets to the event are available at http://shamrockfightingchampionships.com/store
Full fight card: (Subject to change)
Dustin Kramer vs. Jacob Thrall
Matt Uhde vs. Max McNeely
Anthony Garrett vs. Chris Beal
Will Johnson vs. Jason Russell
Anthony Goldfield vs. Will Lavine
Dooryosh Noori vs. Cesar Morales
Travis Emerson vs. Chris Laperle
Darron Jones vs. Demetrius Heath
Asa Collier vs. TBA
JW Kiser vs. Dalton Knight
Chad Dobson vs. David Scott - Kickboxing
Matt Fueston vs. Jimmy Hendrix - Kickboxing
Terrance Carter vs. Myle Ogletree
Dylan Fosdick vs. TBA
Will Perkins vs. Andro Mossad
Erin Lookhard vs. TBA
Junior Michoisy vs. TBA
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