Colosseum Combat XXI will be taking place on Saturday, May 12 at the Kokomo Events Center in Kokomo, Indiana. The night’s main event featuring Chase Beebe versus Cory Mahon is signed and ready to go, as are five other pro fights that will follow the night’s amateur portion of the card.
Several fighters who competed at CC20 will be in action again at CC21. Both Tyson Triplett, Sr and Robert Nieto were victorious in March and now look to throw down to see who will move up in the Colosseum Combat ranks. Nieto earned a unanimous decision over Jamey Scruggs in a hard fought three-round battle and Triplett scored the TKO victory over Michael Eikenberry in the first round.
Evan DeLong scored the biggest win of his career when he earned a unanimous decision over Daniel Head. Head was the considered by many to not only be the fan favorite, but also the favorite to win the fight. His opponent is Luke Taylor who has competed for Colosseum Combat before, earning a TKO victory over Michael Eikenberry at CC 17 in June of 2011. Taylor will likely have a bit of ring rust as it has been a year since his last fight.
Casey Craft will do battle with another CC vet as he takes on Atsuhiro Takano. Takano made his pro debut in January, earning an arm triangle submission over Michael Shields. Craft is 2-1 as a pro, and holds a two-fight win streak in 2012 with stoppages in all his fights.
The full lineup for Colosseum Combat 21’s card includes:
Main Event: Chase Beebe vs Cory Mahon
Roberto Nieto vs Tyson Triplett
Devin Miller vs Bobby Emmons
Atsuhiro Takano vs Casey Craft
Brady Hovermale vs Ryan Smith
Evan DeLong vs Luke Taylor
Jacob Hurlock vs Zach Edington
Adam ‘Gonzo’ Gonzales vs Clint Maclin
Robert Duke vs Enrique Nunez
Drew Walters vs Reece Stepler
Patrick Ruby vs Brandon Slabaugh
Ryan Kenworthy vs Deryck Rothenberger
Andrew Ferguson vs Josh Sorrels
Clint Hoskins vs David Booth