Jan Finney steps in to face Evva Johnson at Hardrock MMA 99

Evva Johnson vs Jan Finney

Evva Johnson vs Jan Finney

With Marissa Pender out, former Strikeforce featherweight title challenger Jan Finney (11-12) has stepped in to face Evva Johnson (2-1) later this month at Hardrock MMA 99 in Northern Kentucky.

Finney had a three-fight winning streak snapped when she dropped a bout against Pam Sorenson at IT Fight Series 77 in November.

Finney, a Bellefontaine native, has fought a who’s who in the world of women’s MMA. She has a storied career and is a pioneer in the industry for women. She is a Strikeforce veteran who has shared the cage with the likes of Holly Holm, Liz Carmouche and Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino. Her most recent win was at TKO over Janice Meyer at IT Fight Series 48 in December 2016.

Johnson is an Invicta FC veteran who was dominant as an amateur before making her professional debut at Hardrock MMA 68 back in 2014. She submitted Priscilla Brownfield in the second round of that fight before moving on to Invicta FC 10 where she dropped a close split decision. She returned to Somerset in 2016 to get a first round armbar win over Heather Corder.

Hardrock MMA 99 takes place on June 23 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, and is headlined by a light heavyweight title bout between champion Billy “Mojo” Horne and Portland Pringle.

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