Strikehard Productions - Alabama's Top PRO/AM MMA Promoter will be closing out 2013 with SHP 31 on Saturday, December 14 in Irondale, Alabama at the Zamora Shrine Temple. Doors will be open at 6:00 pm and the fights will start at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at Event Brite or can be purchased at the door. More information can be found at the Strikehard Productions website.
The main event is sure to be exciting with the return of Dustin "Deuce" Rhodes. Deuce has been absent from the fight scene since his last fight in October 2010 against Abraham Wilson where he lost via KO in round 1 @ 1:30. His last 2 fights he fought with a shoulder injury and after his KO figured out this shoulder was more injured than he first thought and was affecting performance. This will be his first fight in 3 years; he is eager to get back into the cage and he feels he is 100%. His opponent, Fred Weaver of Champions Freestyle MMA will not be cutting him any slack. Fred is coming into the octagon with 2 losses in a row; however 1 of those losses was from former UFC Veteran John Salter in April 2013. Each of these MMA fighters will definately be ready for a victory to finish off the night.
The rest of the fight card is as follows and is subject to change:
Vacant SHP Welterweight (170) Title
Matt Elkins (7-1, Spartan Fitness) vs. Riley Matheson (1-1)
SHP Bantamweight (135) Title
Elliott Conn - Champion (6-0, The Cage) vs Ethan Melisano ( 3:1, Spartan Fitness)
Vacant SHP Featherweight (145) Title
BJ England (9-1, Spartan) vs. Keaton Wood (3-2, Champions Freestyle MMA)
Vacant SHP Flyweight (125) Title
Ace Samples (4-3, Doro MMA/Athens, Ga.) vs. Logan Huey (3-1, Spartan Fitness)
Light Heavyweight (205): Josh Raspberry (3-4) vs. Jerry Robertson
Featherweight (145): Tony Williams (5-0, Headhunters) vs. Billy Joe Bradshaw (4-5, Spartan Fitness)
Lightweight (155): Jamie Robertson (0-2) vs. Robert Fretenborough (4-4, Wolfpack BJJ)
Welterweight (170): Marcell Stamps (0-0) vs. Jabari Smith (1-1, Headhunters)
Welterweight (170): Ace Slayton (2-1-1, Champions Freestyle) vs. Jack Whitfield (1-1, Cullman MMA)
Featherweight (145): David Clark (1-0, GAMMA) vs. Bobby Brown (1-0)
Middleweight (185): Clint Bender vs. Will Anglin (2-0, Doro MMA/Athens, Ga.)
Bantamweight (135): Matt Johnson vs. Cody Spraggins (Cullman MMA)
Featherweight (145): Jonathan Dunaway (GAMMA) vs. Tre Thornton
Light Heavyweight (205): Chris Lambert vs. Matt Halfacre (Outlaw MMA)
See you at the FIGHTS!!!