Shamrock FC will kick off 2020 January 11th at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri for Shamrock FC 327 which will feature some of the St. Louis areas best professional and amateur fighters.
Headlining the event will be a bantamweight contest between Garrett Armfield (3-1) and Chris Johnson (8-11). Armfield the Springfield, Missouri native will look to begin the 2020 campaign the way he ended 2019 with a victory. Now training at Hard Knocks 365 in Florida the tools have expanded and expect to see some new wrinkles in his game. Johnson will also look to climb after picking up a victory at Road to M-1 Global USA 3 back in October. Fans can expect a dog fight in this one.
The Co-Main event will be a striker’s delight kickboxing showdown between Drew Gigax taking on Chel Erwin-Davis. Both Gigax and Erwin-Davis are veterans in MMA and kickboxing in and around St. Louis. Both guys can let the leather fly and pack a hell of a lot power. This will be a fun back and forth battle that will have the fans on their feet throughout. The winner of this one will be the fans in attendance and watching on FITE. This matchup has fight of the night written all over it.
Lightweights go to work as Evan Elder (2-0) is pitted against Orell Fischer (0-1). Elder who now trains at Hardknocks 365 alongside Armfield will look to stay perfect having won his first two professional tilts. Fischer will look to get in the win column having dropped his professional debut to Titan Games alum Derik Scott. In this one expect Fischer to come out fast and furious looking for a quick finish. Elder the more polished of the two fighters will look to weather the early storm and take Fischer to deep waters.
Fan favorite Colin Parr (2-1) locks horns with Daniel Jefferson (1-1) in a lightweight bout. The always fun to watch Parr is looking to rebound from a narrow-split decision loss his first as a pro. Jefferson picked up his first win back in August and a win over Parr could go a long way. These two matched up as amateurs with Parr picking up a split decision victory it what was a fun fight to watch. This time around both will be looking to finish and keep it out of the hands of the judges.
Big fellas go to work at heavyweight as Mike Wright (1-1) takes on Jordan Mitchell (8-11). Wright will be back inside the cage for the first time three years. Mitchell won four of his five contests in 2019. Will cage rust be a factor for Wright and can Mitchell continue his success? Regardless don’t blink in this one it won’t go to the scorecards.
Opening the Pro portion of the card will be a tussle between Kevin Mueller (0-2) and Jake Willyard (1-4) at lightweight. Mueller looks to get in the win column for the first time as a pro. Willyard’s last pro fight he took the day of the fight but getting stopped by Ray Grindstaff. This is a fun matchup with both fighters being very hungry for a W.
The amateur portion of the card will be highlighted by a flyweight title fight between Jesse Martinelli (5-0) squaring off with John Beckett (4-0). As it is said someone’s 0 must go. Martinelli and Beckett both picked up two victories in 2019. This is going to be a fast-paced exciting throw down for championship gold.
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