Honor Fighting Championship 4 is set to go down tonight, as the promotion debuts at the Summit County Fairgrounds in Tallmadge, Ohio. “Operation Reaching the Summit” features two pro bouts, including featherweights Josh Rohler (4-1) vs. John De Jesus (7-6) and super heavyweights Eddy Faison (0-1) vs. Kaleb Raymond (0-0).
Evolve MMA’s Rohler has won four straight bouts after dropping his pro debut against Marc McDonald in 2015. He submitted Brandon Webb via rear naked choke in the first round at Honor FC 2 in January. A former wrestler at Notre Dame College in Northeast Ohio, the 30-year-old is ranked as the No. 4 pro featherweight in Ohio by Tapology.
Originally from the Dominican Republic, De Jesus now lives in Pittsburgh where he trains at The Academy MMA. After a 4-5 start to his pro career, he’s won three of his last four bouts, including a victory over Cody Stevens at RFO: Big Guns 20. His most recent outing was a loss against Pat Sabatini at CFFC 67 in September. He’s ranked as the No. 16 pro featherweight in Pennsylvania by Tapology.
Faison looks for his first pro win after coming up short against Eddie Castillo in his debut at Caged Madness 48 last May. He made his amateur debut in 2010 and posted a 7-6 record with five wins via TKO before turning pro.
Raymond makes his pro debut after a 7-5 amateur record dating back to his debut in 2013. He competed at both heavyweight and super heavyweight as an amateur and had four wins via stoppage.
The event streams live via Fite TV beginning at 7pm ET for $14.99. Fans will also be treated to performances from Ohio Championship Wrestling and Micro Championship Wrestling, as well as the Buck Naked Band with festivities beginning at 3pm. Check out the full results below.
Corey Briggs (2-1) def. Robert Johnston (3-7) via Submission (guillotine) – Round 1, 0:30 – Light Heavyweight
Christian McKenzie (1-0) def. Brae Meenter (0-2) via Submission (guillotine) – Round 1, 0:44 – Middleweight
Tyrann Reid (1-2) def. Mike Webb II (0-1) via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:10 – Welterweight
Terry Demore (3-5) def. Josh Faison (3-9) via Unanimous Decision – Middleweight
Justin Messer (2-1) def. William Calhoun (0-1) via Submission (guillotine) – Round 2, 0:44 – Welterweight
Justin Patton (4-3) def. Justin Meese (3-4) via Submission (D’arce choke) – Round 1, 0:25 – Featherweight
Kaleb Raymond (1-0) def. Eddy Faison (0-2) via Submission (kimura) – Round 1, 3:22 – Super Heavyweight
John De Jesus (8-6) def. Josh Rohler (4-2) via Unanimous Decision – Featherweight