The State of Oklahoma Lightweight Championship will be on the line in the co-feature of HD MMA 8, as 155 lb. Champion Marcus “LoneStar” Pelnland (8-7) puts his belt on the line against top contender Manny “The Dragon” Muro (6-2), in April at Remington Park Casino in Oklahoma City.
Penland, a resurgent star, rallied after a slow career start, to post six wins in his past eight bouts, en-route to capturing the Lightweight Championship in a tremendous comeback effort at HD MMA 6, against dangerous contender Kyle Driscoll.
Muro, a teammate of Driscoll’s, is coming off a huge win over the previously heralded number one contender, Derrick “A Game” Adkins who has a win over the defending champion Penland in 2015.
Additional bouts for HD MMA 8 will be announced in the coming weeks.