Top 6 Fights: #2 – Jeremy Spoon vs. Johnnie Roades
In the main event Chickasha, Oklahoma’s Jeremy “Spooner” Spoon takes on Johnnie Roades of Kansas City, MO for the Fists of Fury 145 lbs featherweight Title. Spoon has had a storied career winning his first 8 pro fights before being called up to Bellator, where he received his first national exposure when he handed Jerrod Sanders his first professional defeat at Bellator 37. Spoon went on to fight in Bellator’s season six and seven quarter finals losing to future champions Daniel Mason-Straus and Mike Richman. In amassing his 18-3 record he has won the featherweight titles at SCS, KOTC and Bricktown Brawl. Spoon has won 6 of his last 7 bouts, his last loss being a split decision loss to UFC vet Ryan Roberts who was defending his Victory FC lightweight belt.
Spoon a collegiate wrestling champion for the state of Oklahoma has had an easy transition to MMA, having submitted opponents 11 times in his 18 wins. If not for recent injuries many believe he would be fighting in the UFC today. He is one of the top featherweights in the country and with a strong victory this weekend he could be fighting at the next level in his next fight.
Spoon’s opponent Johnnie Roades has his own win streak going, having won 7 in a row, finishing all but 1 of those opponents. Roades has already fought 6 times in 2016, with this fight being his 7th in less than 9 months. This says a lot about Roades’ skill and durability. In a battle of Oklahoma v Missouri the 31 year old Spoon seems to be catching 27 year old Roades as he is peaking, which will make for a very tough and dangerous fight. If Spoon keeps to his strengths he has the experience to beat the aggressive Roades, however, if Spoon has a weakness it has been when he has been caught with a solid kick or punch that has put him on his back.