Oklahoma headquartered promotion HD MMA, who in 2017 showcased some of the best fights in the Midwest, including current UFC Flyweight Champion Nicco Montano vs Invicta prospect Julia "Raging Panda" Avila and Bellator MMA breakout Kristina Williams in her last Amateur fight, have released their initial lineup for the highly anticipated HD MMA 11 show at Remington Park in OKC on Saturday, February 24th.
The Main Event features Bellator MMA veteran Brian Grinnell (10-7), coming off the second fastest submission finish in the promotion's Welterweight history, as he takes on dangerous Texan Danny Salinas (13-10). In what should be an exciting headliner, HD MMA 11 looks like a great fight card
In the Co-Main Event, a pair of exciting prospects collide.
"Titan" Tanner Hickey made his debut on HD Fight Night on January 6 against an experienced and dangerous opponent in Dakotah Atnip. Hickey impressed right out of the gate. In fight that was predicted to be a nail biter, he controlled Atnip for the majority of the first round with his strong ground game, then choked him unconscious in devastating fashion, with less than a minute left in the round. Hickey will take on a fighter who's riding a two fight wining streak, with finishes of both opponents.
Julius Homes (2-2) is a talented Texas product who's pro career started with a few bumps. After consecutive wins however, he is back on track and looks to show his potential against Hickey.
Also on the card is the return of fan favorite Frank Jones (2-1) who looks to cement his name in the Oklahoma Lightweight rankings as he takes on Jaban Barchue (0-2).
The rest of the lineup features other exciting prospects such as Raul Garcia (1-0), Brandon Bailey (2-1), Justin Weaver (D), and more!
CURRENT FIGHT CARD
BRIAN GRINNELL (10-7) VS DANNY SALINAS (13-10) 175
TANNER HICKEY (1-0) VS JULIUS HOLMES (2-2) 170
RAUL GARCIA (1-0) VS JUSTIN WEAVER (D) 125
FRANK JONES (2-1) VS JABAN BARCHUE (0-2) 155
BRANDON BAILEY (2-1) VS CHRIS HATLEY JR. (0-1) 145
ARPAN GURUNG (2-2) VS EDUARDO HERRERA (3-1) 135
POTEY DOAHI (2-0) VS ZACK LAURENT (2-2) 145
ABRAHAM BENJAMIN (3-1) VS ALBERTO VARGAS (1-1) 155
BECK BLEVINS (D) VS QUINTIN CARMICHAEL (1-2) 135
Look for more fight announcements in the coming weeks.