Three pro title fights headline Hoosier Fight Club 33 in Indiana


Hoosier Fight Club 33

Hoosier Fight Club 33

Hoosier Fight Club 33 marks the promotion’s return to Hammond, Indiana this weekend, as three pro titles and one amateur title will be on the line at the event just outside of Chicago.

In the main event, Brady Hovermale (11-6) and Jose “Chepe” Mariscal (5-2) will square off for the promotion’s featherweight title.

The veteran Hovermale recently moved his training camp to New Mexico, where he is training with the famed JacksonWink MMA team in Albuquerque. The Indiana native has won two of his last three bouts, including a unanimous decision over Mike Velazquez at Rise MMA 41 in November.

Mariscal is 2-0 under the HFC banner, with both wins coming via first round stoppage. At HFC 30, he submitted Andrew Karsten in just 1:12, and then he followed up that win with a 47-second TKO over Tim Cho at HFC 31 in November.

In the co-feature, Mark Sainci (6-2) and Larry DiGiulio (21-8-1) will vie for the flyweight title.

The Chicago area native DiGiulio looks to start a new winning streak, as he had a nine-fight winning streak dating to 2013 snapped in his last outing. He has a 3-0 record under the HFC banner, but his last two bouts took place in Asia, including a win over Marcel Adur in the Philippines, and a loss against Yusaku Nakamura in Japan.

Sainci comes from Iowa looking to snap out of a two-fight losing streak after starting his career 6-0.

And in a third pro title bout, Mike Santiago (19-9) and Kenneth Glenn (7-4) will throw down for the promotion’s lightweight crown. Santiago won the promotion’s featherweight title at HFC 31 in November, but he’ll vacate the title to move up a weight class in this bout.

Santiago has won nine bouts in a row, including winning the Ring of Combat and HFC featherweight titles, and a victory under the RFA banner. In his most recent outing, he claimed the HFC title by submitting Bill Kamery with an arm bar in just over a minute.

Glenn comes from Minnesota looking to snap out of a two-fight losing streak.

On the amateur side of the card, Gabriel Mota (7-3) looks to defend his middleweight title for the first time against Devin Laseter (3-2). Mota won the title with a first round TKO over Jesus Razo at HFC 31 in November.

Check out the full card for HFC 33 below.

Hoosier Fight Club 33 card

Pro Bouts:
Brady Hovermale vs. Jose Mariscal – Featherweight Title
Mark Sainci vs. Larry DiGiulio – Flyweight Title
Kenneth Glenn vs. Mike Santiago – Lightweight Title
Darrius Flowers vs. Michael Robinson, Jr.
Reggie Merriweather vs. Caleb Williams
Aaron Smith vs. Sinatra Pool
Bryan Ortiz vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov

Amateur Bouts:
Devin Laseter vs. Gabriel Mota (c) – Middleweight Title
Konner Chafin vs. Jonathon Appelman
Rico Robinson vs. Mikey Escoe
Roman Papuc vs. John Popi
Joel Casales vs. Payton Brezinski

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