Pinnacle FC is closing out the year tonight inside the friendly confines of Pittsburgh and the usual suspects are leading the charge. Tonight both Mark Cherico and Dominic Mazzotta are back in action and that only means standing room only for the pair of local superstars.
The co-main event features a set of rivals who have been waiting to dance for a minute now. Antonio Castillo and Mark Cherico will finally meet. Cherico returned from a short-lived retirement in September to top D’Juan Owens via decision at Pinnacle FC 14. Seven of his ten wins have come via stoppage, including five submissions. Castillo has lost two in a row but he was on a five-fight winning streak prior that that. In his last outing, he was submitted by Julian Lane at IT Fight Series 43 in April.
Headlining the joint will be Dominic Mazzotta as he welcomes Solon Staley to Pittsburgh. Mazzotta has been a human highlight reel in the Pinnacle cage of late and Staley is coming in looking to spoil the fun.
The action starts at 7 p.m. and you can watch it live on FloCombat.
Fight 1 – Nick Hewitt (2-0) def Josh Moyer (0-1) by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – Heavyweight
Fight 2 – Malek Mahoud (1-0) def Ross Holub (1-1) by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) – Featherweight
Fight 3 – Emme Weber (3-1) def Meghan Williams (0-1) by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – Strawweight
Fight 4 – Sean Felton (6-5) def Mike Walters (6-5) by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) – 160 lbs Catchweight
Fight 5 – John Antanitis (1-0) def Frankie Festa (1-1) by Submission (rear-naked choke), 2:46 of Rd 3 – Middleweight
Fight 6 – Jose Martinez (1-0) def James Pfeiffer (0-1) by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – 160 lbs Catchweight
Fight 7 – Dominic Mazzotta (12-1) def Solon Staley (11-5) by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) – Featherweight Title
Fight 8 – Mark Cherico (11-1) def Antonio Castillo Jr. (9-7) by TKO (injury), N/A of Rd 1 – Featherweight