Honor Fighting Championship is set to host their sophomore MMA event later this month, and the fight card for Honor FC 2 is nearly finished. The event takes place on Jan. 27 at Chapparells Community Center in Akron, Ohio.
Isaiah Chapman (7-3) will compete for the inaugural professional flyweight title, as he will face Blaine Shutt (6-2).. The bout will be five, five-minute rounds and the winner will be crowned the promotion’s 125-pound champion.
This will be the second headlining effort for Chapman under the Honor FC banner, as he topped Robert Walker via first round knockout at the promotion’s debut event last month. That bout was the first for “The Beast” in more than 16 months, as the one-time World Series of Fighting veteran snapped a two-fight losing streak with the win. He’s ranked as the No. 1 pro flyweight in Ohio by Tapology.
Shutt comes in from Pennsylvania looking to spoil Chapman’s hopes of a title. Five of his six wins have come via submission, including a rear naked choke over Lloyd Thornton in his last outing at Art of War Cagefighting 1 in his last outing in April. He’s ranked as the No. 5 pro flyweight in Pennsylvania by Tapology.
Four other pro bouts are also set, including featherweights Josh Rohler (3-1) vs. Brandon Webb (3-2), welterweights Andrew Law (9-4) vs. Mickey Marsack (3-1), and super heavyweights Nick Brashear (0-0) vs. Ian Suttles (0-0).
Rohler looks for his fourth straight win, as he has reeled off three straight submissions after dropping his pro debut. Most recently, he submitted TJ Pettigrew at Caged Madness 48 last May. He’s ranked as the No. 7 pro featherweight in Ohio by Tapology.
Webb comes in from Georgia looking to keep his record above .500. He’ll compete for the first time in 11 months, as his last outing was a loss against Kongo Bakatukanda at NFC 91 in his home state. He’s ranked as the No. 12 pro featherweight in Georgia by Tapology.
Law fights for the first time since November 2016, when he won via disqualification against Scott Hudson at Caged Madness 46. He’s riding a five fight winning streak, and is ranked as the No. 3 pro welterweight in Ohio.
Marsack comes in from Michigan looking to extend his three-fight winning streak. All three wins have come via submission, and he’s ranked as the No. 17 pro welterweight in Michigan.
And finally, Brashear makes his pro debut after posting a 7-0 amateur record. After making his amateur debut in 2010, he remained unbeaten before deciding to turn pro. Most recently, he topped George Pointer at RFO: Big Guns 24 last June.
Indiana’s Suttles posted a 5-0 amateur record, with his most recent win coming over Charles Stanback Jr. at Colosseum Combat 40 in August.
Check out the current lineup for Honor FC 2 below.
Isaiah Chapman (7-3) vs Blaine Shutt (6-2) – Flyweight Title
Josh Rohler (3-1) vs Brandon Webb (3-2)
Andrew Law (9-4) vs Mickey Marsack (3-1)
Nick Brashear (Pro Debut) vs Ian Suttles (Pro Debut)
Jamaal McClain (3-0) vs Chris Fattig (3-0)
Braden Ligget (3-0) vs Dornes “KO” Butler (4-1)
Jason Mullen (5-2) vs William Ferguson (4-2)
Lionel Woods (7-1) vs Jordan Beverly (6-2)
Tyree Johnson (7-10) vs Joe Brandt (2-0)
Alec Price (2-0) vs Michael Addo (2-0)
Ben Meese (2-2) vs Khristian Suthers (1-1)
Roy Nicholes (2-1) vs Logan Thompson (1-0)
Paul Freeland (3-2) vs Nolan Stahl (2-3)
Triston Constant (0-0) vs Damon Morosko (0-1)
*subject to change