by Felix Falcon
Glory Fights is back and will be returning to The Palace in Woodbridge, VA for their second Pro/Am event of the year on September 27th. So far, the “Strike Off 2” card is set to be built around 8 amateur fights and 10 pro fights, with fighters coming in from seven different states.
The promotion is still looking for a couple of fighters to round out the card. While still hard at work, they do already have several intriguing fights on tap.
Billy Quarantillo (4-1), fighting out of Tampa, FL, is making his way back to the commonwealth for this event. After a quick submission win over Sandro da Silva in the main event of the Glory Fights inaugural card back in June, he wasted no time and defeated another opponent in a Florida promotion in July. His opponent will be MMA Institute’s Terrell Hobbs (9-6), a seasoned fighter with previous fights under the CFFC and Bellator banners. Hobbs is coming off a loss for the first time in a while, having won seven straight fights prior to that.
In a battle of namesakes, Maryland’s Myron Baker (3-4) will be fighting Delaware’s Steven Baker (3-8) in a fight not only about last names, but also family. Myron Baker defeated Steven’s brother, Bruce, back at CFFC 22 in March of 2013.
Flyweight standout Samir Farid (3-0), who fights out of Gold Medal Grappling and cross trains at Kaizen MMA, will be facing New York’s Dennis Brown (3-0). With both fighters sporting equal undefeated records, it should be an interesting fight to keep an eye on.
Up and coming pros like Mahmoud Mohagheghrashid, (1-1), Ginseng Du’Jour (1-0), Tony Dabbondanza (1-0), Daniel Yeagley (1-2), and Peter Petties (0-0) which we have covered in articles throughout the year are also slated to have bouts on the card.
You can find directions to to the venue here.
Card as of 9/3/2014*:
William Quarantillo vs Terrell Hobbs
Samir Farid vs Dennis Brown
Myron Baker vs Steven Baker
Kyle Newson vs Devin Izzard
Matt Ott vs Mahmoud Mohagheghrashid
Anthony Tisdale vs Tony Dabbondanza
Arthur Parker vs Martin Davila
Ahmet Kayretli vs Ginseng Poit Du'Jour
Brad Mountain vs Mark Krumrine
Daniel Yeagley vs Peter Petties
Ronald Vaughters vs Szymon Sawicki
Veronica Muller vs Caroline Cornell
Noel Smith vs TBD
*Subject to Change