The last time the Bushido MMA product was in action was April 2016, when he was submitted by Nick Gehrts via heel hook at Valor Fights 32 in under a minute. All five of his wins have come via stoppage, including four via submission. He’s ranked as the No. 11 pro lightweight in Tennessee by Tapology.
Williams comes in from Atlanta, as he looks to rebound from a loss in his last outing against Cromwell Stewart at Valor Fights 46 last month. After starting his career with a 5-0 record, he’s just 1-3 in his last four. He’s ranked as the No. 5 pro featherweight in Georgia by Tapology.
Pearce comes in off of back-to-back wins under Bellator’s NASCAR MMA Fight Series banner, including a submission over Damir Ferhatbegovic in Bristol, and a TKO win over Omar Johnson at Talladega.
Baker started off 3-0, but he’s lost two of his last three bouts. Most recently, he was submitted by Jeff Pelton in the first round at RFO: Big Guns 25 in September.
In a third pro bout, Mike Thomas (0-0-1) will look for his first pro win when he faces Phillip McGlothlin (1-1) in a heavyweight bout. Thomas fought to a draw against Ricco Ralston in his pro debut at Strikefest 1 in July. He posted a 4-1 record during his amateur career. McGlothlin comes in Virginia as he looks for his second pro win.
The fight card also features Muay Thai bouts as well as mixed martial arts.
Strikefest 2 takes place on Dec. 16 at the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray, Tennessee. The fight card will stream live via FloCombat. Check out the full card below.
Steven New vs. Nate Williams
Jonathan Pearce vs. Nick Baker
Mike Thomas vs. Phillip McGlothlin
Dale Dodds vs. Tim Johnson
De’Andre Mays vs. Antowuan Moseley
Aaron Phillips vs. Austin Kelley
Logan Buck vs. Devyn Chambers
Luke Fronckoski vs. Jay Vernon
Mark Laws vs. Dustin Price
Julius Bowling vs. Cody Young^
Rodrigo Gonzalez vs. Derrick Smith^
Gary Paul vs. Dustin Johnson^
Tanner Perry vs. Zack Fox^
^Muay Thai Bout
*subject to change