Bizzarro Promotions returns to Erie, Pennsylvania this weekend, as Bayfront Brawl V will be headlined by a pair of professional title bouts, including Antonio Castillo Jr. (10-7) vs. Branden Seyler (7-6-1) for the bantamweight title, and Jeff Pelton (4-1) vs. Matt DiMarcantonio (10-7) for the lightweight title.
Castillo drops to bantamweight for the first time, as the lowest he’s weighed in for an official fight was 139 pounds against Steve Smith at IT Fight Series 36 in 2015. He did, however, make the bantamweight limit for a couple of fights that were scrapped at the last minute, against Bryan Goldsby and Isaiah Chapman. “The Mexican Muscle” comes in off of a grudge match win over Frank Caraballo at IT Fight Series 78 in December. He’s ranked as the No. 5 pro featherweight in Ohio by Tapology.
Seyler will get his second crack at the Bayfront Brawl title, as the Erie native dropped a decision against Jerrell Hodge at Bayfront Brawl II in 2016 in his first opportunity. “Soku” recently completed a two-fight stint fighting for CES MMA in Rhode Island, as he picked up a win over Kris Moutinho while dropping a bout against Dinis Paiva Jr. in his last outing in October. He’s ranked as the No. 8 pro bantamweight in Pennsylvania by Tapology.
Strong Style’s Pelton rebounded from the lone loss of his career in his last outing, as he stopped Nick Baker via guillotine choke in less than a minute at RFO: Big Guns 25 in September.
DiMarcantonio comes in from Canada with wins in two of his last three outings, including a decision over Charles Bennett and a knockout over Jacob Bohn.
Check out the full lineup below.
Brian Cotts vs Tristan Graham – Featherweight
Jared Lies vs Ryan Terney – Welterweight
Jered Emerine vs Shawn Reynolds – Light Heavyweight
Mike Farren vs Elijah Humes – Welterweight
Luke Chokan vs Maurice Cooley – Flyweight
Kelvin Sterling vs Antonio Batista – Lightweight
Amber Blevins vs Megan Wallace – Flyweight
Roger Rice vs Nolan Stahl – Flyweight
Brandon Odom vs Logan Urban – Welterweight
Andrew Huffman vs Jeremiah Yeager – Lightweight
Jeff Pelton vs Matt DiMarcantonio – Lightweight Title
Branden Seyler vs Antonio Castillo Jr – Bantamweight Title
*subject to change