Strike Off 4 Preview
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Strike Off FC debuts of GFL.TV on February 28 from NOVA College in Annandale, Virginia with “Strike Off 4”. The action packed card promises to raise the bar on the regional MMA and has several title bouts that anchor a mega card featuring tons of fighters from the Mid Atlantic area as Strike Off FC presents another top tier, world class card.
In the main event, Billy Quarantillo (5-1) battles Khama Worthy (7-2) for the Featherweight Championship. Quarantillo is a grappling specialist earning 4 wins via tapout. Quarantillo is an aggressive fighter who likes to push the pace and go for the finish early and often. Don’t be surprised if he goes for a takedown in the opening minute and tries to work his submission game on the ground. Quarantillo values submission over position and has a very active top game as well as guard and is just as dangerous off of his back as he is when he is working from side control or has the mount. Worthy is riding a 6-fight winning streak and has racked up 5 wins via TKO. Worthy brings KO power into the cage with both hands and can end a fight with a single punch. Look for Worthy to try and keep this fight standing as he can do substantially more damage in the striking aspect of MMA. This will be a contrast of styles and the winner will be able to impose his will on where he wants the fight to go.
In the co-main event, Elder Ramos (8-6) fights Bellator vet Derrick Kennington (7-6) for the Welterweight Title. Ramos looks to add another title to his collection and has won 3 out of his last 4, to go along with 4 first round KOs on his record. He is the very definition of a quick starter. Look for Ramos to push the pace and immediately close the distance in the cage with his strikes. If the fight goes to the mat, expect Ramos to be active looking to scramble and improve his position whenever he can as he is also devastating on the ground. Kennington is a well-rounded fighter and his standup, particularly his Muay Thai, is punishing to his opponents. Kennington mixes up knees, kicks and punches very well to keep his opponent off balance. But it is his grappling that is most dangerous as he has scored submission victories in 5 of his wins.
The promotion’s third inaugural belt will be at the Flyweight division, in which the #1 ranked Flyweight, Samir Farid, will be facing North Carolina’s Varon Webb. Still undefeated in his young career, Farid, 4-0, is coming off a spectacular come-from-behind win over Dennis Brown at Strike Off 2. Webb, 5-2, has fought in two previous title fights with NFC in Georgia, but just as Farid, has never made it into the championship rounds.
In other action, Brett Glass (4-3) takes on Nick Blesser (3-15) in a battle of grizzled veterans. Glass is an aggressive fighter who uses strong wrestling and takedowns to stymie his opponents’ offense. Glass is strong in top control and can end fights with his elbows and punches from that position. Blesser fights with a high risk-high reward style and his fights are usually fight of the night. Blesser has never turned down a fight and never will as he brings it each and every time he enters the cage. Blesser is a heavy handed puncher and will throw combos from all sorts of angles.
Tune in February 28 as “Strike Off 4” comes to GFL.TV live and direct. Watch the top regional organization in the Mid Atlantic as they continue to showcase the best fighters in the region. Order now.