Nolan Stahl and Luke Chokan battle for flyweight title at Pinnacle FC 17

Nolan Stahl vs. Luke Chokan | photos via ShootItMMA

Nolan Stahl vs. Luke Chokan | photos via ShootItMMA

An amateur flyweight title bout has been added to next month’s Pinnacle FC 17, as Nolan Stahl (4-3) will step up to face Luke Chokan (3-1) for the 125-pound crown.

Stahl represents 3 Elements Jiu-Jitsu in Erie, Pennsylvania and comes in off of back-to-back wins. After a 2-3 start to his career, wins over Paul Freeland and Roger Rice have propelled him to the No. 7 amateur flyweight ranking in his home state according to Tapology.

Chokan represents Hooligans Boxing & MMA in the Cleveland area, and the former high school wrestler has also won two in a row after suffering his lone defeat against Brandon Birr. He’s ranked as the No. 8 amateur flyweight in Ohio.

With four pro bouts set for the event, Pinnacle FC 17 begins to fill out the amateur portion of the card.

Another bout recently added the the card was amateur welterweights Phil Marra (0-0) and Michael Baker (1-0).

Marra has extensive wrestling credentials, as a multiple time All-American at Penn State-New Kensington under head coach Francis Healy. He now trains at The Mat Factory as he prepares for his MMA debut.

Baker made his amateur debut in 2014 with a win over Roger Williams at Pinnacle FC 6, but he hasn’t competed since. He represents Underground Grappling in Greensburg, Pennsylvania but has also spent time training with noted coach Duane Ludwig.

The event streams live via FloCombat. Check out the latest Pinnacle FC 17 card below.

Pinnacle FC 17 card

Pro Bouts:
Nick Browne (c) vs. Jeff Pelton – Lightweight Title
John De Jesus vs. Ruben Warr – Featherweight Title
Ethan Goss vs. Kenny Locsei
Fadi Shuman vs. Keith Froelich

Amateur Bouts:
Nolan Stahl vs. Luke Chokan – Flyweight Title
Meghan Williams vs. Alejandra Betancourt
Sydney Ross vs. Robin Stevenson
Phil Marra vs. Michael Baker
Hope Chase vs. TBD

*subject to change

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