Hoosier FIght Club is back in action for HFC 32 at the always packed Blue Chip Casino. Don’t miss this STACKED Card with 3 title fights! LIVE on GFL! CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFORMATION
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The Full Bout Card:
Main Event: Mike Santiago vs. Bill Kamery 145 lbs
Co-Main: Dennis Dombrow vs. Cory Galloway 135 lbs
Kevin Nowaczyk vs. Nick Kraus 170 lbs
Jose Mariscal vs. Tim Cho 145 lbs
Ricco Ralston vs. Rafal Skibinski 205 lbs
Damonte Robinson vs. Mike DeLaViega 155 lbs
Sergio Pavon vs. Oscar Askar 135 lbs
Harley Teague vs. Marcus Govan 205 lbs
Kyle Nickle vs. PJ Cajigas 170 lbs
Andrew Moreno vs. Ryan Mondala 135 lbs
Gabriel Mota vs. Alex Razo 185 lbs
Corbin Guenin vs. Gilbert Shamoun 170 lbs
Hoosier FC 28: Pearl Gonzales Now 6-1 on Track for Chance to Enter the Octagon; Kraus Submits Kapel and Cajigas, Mitchell and Jones Win by KO.
Gonzalez debuted in 2012 under the Ring of Combat banner, where she suffered a majority decision loss to Munah Holland. She moved to the XFC, where she scored a first-round submission win in her promotional debut and then captured the vacant XFC women’s flyweight crown with a third-round submission finish of current UFC fighter Cortney Casey. The fall of the American wing of the XFC led to a quiet 2014 for Gonzalez, who never was afforded the chance to defend her crown. Instead, she moved on to the XFO and picked up a decision win over Tyrea Nicole Duncan. After a submission win in the Xplode MMA cage, Gonzalez returned to the XFO and added her first TKO victory when she stopped strawweight prospect Valeria Mejia. The 29-year-old has been training in martial arts for much of her life and was already part of a pankration team by the age of 12. She has trained at Combat-Do and with the San Diego Combat Academy.
Nick Kraus vs. Andrew Kapel at Hoosier Fight Club 28 Ranked Top Fight of the Weekend by MMAMANIA.com – live on GFL.tv
Now we’ve reached the meat and potatoes of this weekend’s festivities.
Nick Kraus is a wily veteran with a 10-3 record, featuring eight finishes. The 28 year old is currently on a two fight winning steak with his most recent win coming against Muhammad Abdullah, which ended up being a compelling match up that went down to the wire.
Andrew Kapel doesn’t look to be intimidated by this match up at all, as he hopes to walk out of the Horseshoe Hammond Casino in Hammond, IN as the victor for the 10th time.
Following his jaw-dropping KO over Brandon Hunt at KOTC Bear Brawl last November, Kapel is looking to produce another highlight-reel finish.
Nick Kraus could potentially be the next face fans will see in the UFC. Will Kapel play spoiler?
Tune in this weekend to find out.
The rest of the card includes:
Hoosier FC 28 Features Middleweight Title Fight Between KO Specialists Nick “Ye Daddy” Kraus v Andrew Kapel
MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE ON THE LINE AT HFC 28
Hammond– A title fight between reigning HFC middleweight champion Nick “Ye Daddy” Kraus and challenger Andrew Kapel headlines HFC 28 at the Horseshoe Casino Hammond on Saturday, April 30. This marks the third time HFC has held an event at the Northwest Indiana casino.
The main event features 28 year-old champion Kraus (10-3, fighting out of Rolling Prairie, Ind.) defending his 185-pound strap against Kapel (9-5, fighting out of Minneapolis, Minn.)
“Ye Daddy” is coming off a submission win at HFC 26 last November where he submitted Muhammad Abdullah in dramatic fashion with a crafty toehold. He also is a winner in 4 of his last 5 contests with 80% of his career wins coming by way of knockout or submission as he makes his fifth appearance under the HFC banner.
In addition to competing in MMA, Kapel, 30, possesses a 12-5 professional kickboxing record to his credit with 10 of those wins coming by knockout. The Minneapolis product has previously trained at the home of Muay Thai in Bangkok, Thailand and has a purple belt in Brazilian jiuitsu under Greg Nelson, who also coached now retired UFC superstar Brock Lesnar. He will be making his HFC debut when he steps into the cage on April 30, with all 9 of his wins coming by way of knockout or submission.
With Kraus having a strong wrestling game as he battles a kickboxing master in Kapel, this 5-round title bout is the classic “striker vs. grappler” matchup MMA fans crave.
Women’s strawweight fighters will take the stage in the co-main event as Pearl Gonzalez (5-1, fighting out of Cicero, Ill.) fights Katie Casimir (2-3, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.).
Gonzalez is highly regarded in the MMA community as one of the top up and coming prospects in the ever-growing landscape that is the 115-pound women’s division. Riding a 5-fight winning streak, she will look to continue her momentum with another dominant win in Hammond.
Looking to derail Gonzalez’s ascension all the way from Las Vegas is Casimir, who is making her return to the cage after a 19 month layoff from competition due to a bicycling accident in which she sustained serious injuries. While coming back to fight is a victory in itself, Casimir will surely aim to get back on track with a win over a tough prospect.
Another bout on the card showcases 135-pound bantamweight warriors Matt Hemry (5-2, fighting out of Portage, Ind.) and Dennis Dombrow (6-5, fighting out of Streamwood, Ill.). Hemry brings in a wealth of experience on the wrestling mat as he competed for the Purdue University Boilermakers from 2007-2010 in the 141-pound weight class. However, the region native will have his hands full with Dombrow, who spent a majority of his camp training in Washington-state with top-10 UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa.