Three title bouts set for newly announced Honor Fighting Championship 3

Braden Liggett vs. Ben Meese

Braden Liggett vs. Ben Meese

Honor Fighting Championship 3 is set to go down on March 31 at Chapparell’s Community Center in Akron, Ohio, and three title bouts are set for the event.

Braden Liggett (4-0) and Ben Meese (3-2) will square off for the inaugural welterweight title, as both fighters picked up wins at Honor Fighting Championship 2 last month to set up the matchup.

Liggett earned a title shot by topping Dornes “KO” Butler via unanimous decision, building off of his win over Roy Nichols at Honor Fighting Championship 1 in October. The 21-year-old made his debut less than five months ago and has already reeled off four wins, and he’s already ranked as the No. 4 amateur welterweight in Ohio by Tapology.

Meese also picked up a win at Honor FC 2 last month, as he topped Khristian Suthers via first round TKO. After the win – his third via first round TKO – he called for a title shot, and he got his wish.

Two unbeaten fighters will square off for the amateur super heavyweight title as Nick Brashear (7-0) takes on Ian Suttles (5-0).

John Kim’s Martial Arts product Brashear has posted an unbeaten record since making his debut in 2010, winning titles for the Caged Madness and UVC promotions. Most recently, he picked up a win over George Pointer at RFO: Big Guns 24 last June.

Indiana’s Suttles has competed at both heavyweight and super heavyweight as he has posted four of his five wins via stoppage. Most recently, he stopped Charles Stanbeck via TKO at Colosseum Combat 40 last August. He’s the No. 2 ranked amateur heavyweight in Indiana.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Kayla Kipp (4-3) and Jennifer Hicks (3-0) will square off for the women’s atomweight 105-pound title.

Kipp most recently picked up a win over Meghan Williams at RFO: Big Guns 25 last September. She’s the No. 13 ranked pound-for-pound female fighter in Ohio.

Hicks is unbeaten thus far in her career, with her most recent win coming over Ariel Duncan at Warrior Nation Fight Series 45 last year. She’s ranked as the No. 5 pound-for-pound female fighter in Ohio.

Stay tuned to BluegrassMMA for more information on Honor FC 3.

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