Gabelman comes in looking to rebound from a disappointing loss in his last outing. 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 results below.
Talon Knisley (1-0) vs. Michael Stewart (0-0) – Featherweight
Winner: Michael Stewart by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dustin Turner (0-0) vs. Jennings Leeson (1-0) – Lightweight
Winner: Jennings Lesson by TKO (doctor stoppage), Rd 1, 3:00
Corey Andres (0-2) vs. Kristopher Cook (2-1) – Bantamweight
Winner: Kristopher Cook by submission (guillotine), Rd 1, 1:00
Bradley Hutcheison (5-6) vs. Travis Branum (2-0) – Middleweight
Winner: Bradley Hutcheison by TKO (strikes), Rd 1, 1:40
Caitynn Schwab (0-0) vs. Tori Adkins (0-0) – Bantamweight
Winner: Tori Adkins by submission (triangle), Rd 1, 1:11
Owen Reeves (3-0) vs. Brandon Wren (4-8) – Bantamweight
Winner: Owen Reeves by submission (rear-naked choke), Rd 1, 1:07
Jordan Zawahri (3-0) vs. Jeffrey Wipfel (3-2) – Catchweight (165lbs)
Winner: Jordan Zawarhri by TKO (strikes), Rd 1, 1:32
David Rankin (9-0) vs. Jake Kools (5-1) – Featherweight Title
Winner: David Rankin by submission (armbar), Rd 2, 2:58
Cody Gabelman (5-3) vs. Michael Shields (2-8) – Bantamweight
Winner: Michael Shields by submission (armbar), Rd 1, 3:11