Gabelman comes in looking to rebound from a disappointing loss in his last outing, as his bout against Lloyd Thornton was stopped after he suffered a cut in the first round.
Indiana’s Shields comes in looking to snap a three-fight losing streak, as his last victory was a submission over Christopher Tanner at Extreme Combat Challenge in 2015.
Rankin comes in with a perfect record and is ranked as the No. 2 amateur featherweight fighter in Kentucky according to Tapology. The 24-year-old Son of Siam product will compete for the first time in a year, as his last outing was a victory over Zachary Stacy at the inaugural Premier MMA event last February.
Kools represents G-Force MMA and comes in with a record of 2-1 fighting for Premier MMA. The 28-year-old competes at featherweight for the first time after previously fighting at both lightweight and welterweight in the past. His most recent outing was a submission over Jeffrey Wipfel at Premier MMA Championship 4 in August, and he’s ranked as the No. 10 amateur lightweight in Kentucky.
Also, Jordan Zawahri (3-0) looks to remain unbeaten as he takes on Jeffrey Wipfel (3-2) in a welterweight bout. Zawahri has been impressive with three stoppage wins thus far, but Wipfel comes in looking to rebound from back-to-back losses after knocking out Zawahri’s Vision MMA teammate Perry Stargel in just six seconds last May.
Check out the full lineup for Premier MMA Championship 6 below.
Cody Gabelman vs. Michael Shields
David Rankin vs. Jake Kools – Featherweight Title
Jordan Zawahri vs. Jeffrey Wipfel
Owen Reeves vs. Brandon Wren
William Conner Jr vs. Curtis Tobin
Bradley Hutcheison vs. Travis Branum
Caitynn Schwab vs. Tori Adkins
Amanda Spencer vs. Shelby Mroz
Kristopher Cook vs. Neil Mullins
Dustin Turner vs. Jennings Leeson
Corey Andres vs. Cameron Taylor
Talon Knisley vs. Michael Stewart
Brett Merritt vs. Corey Woodruff
*subject to change