Tennessee amateur standout Drew Kennedy is set to make his pro debut against Alabama's David McAfee at SportFight X "Middle Tennessee Mayhem". The event will be held at the MTSU Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, TN.
With a 13-3 amateur record Kennedy is one of the most accomplished amateurs in Tennessee state history. "The Hammer" is the current Tennessee ISKA welterweight champ. Kennedy also has held the ACF, 3FC, and Fight Lab championships. Kennedy also spent most of 2010 as AroundTheOctagon.com's #1 welterweight. Kennedy trains at Pinnacle Mixed Martial Arts in Knoxville, TN.
Kennedy's opponent David McAfee is also making his pro debut. McAfee doesn't have the pedigree that Kennedy does but he was one win away from winning the Alabama State Wrestling title in 2007 after competing for only one year. Only 1-1 in sanctioned amateur fights McAfee boasts an impressive 15-4 record in unsanctioned fights in his home state of Alabama. There is no commission in Alabama so most fighters in the state either travel elsewhere to compete or participate in unsanctioned fights where nothing is recorded. McAfee has spent the last few weeks in Las Vegas training at Xtreme Couture with Randy and Ryan Couture.
Kennedy vs. McAfee has the makings of a great fight and SportFight X President, Adam Gibbs is excited to have the two explosive welterweights on the show. "This is going to be a great fight", exclaims Gibbs. "Kennedy is one of Tennessee's most decorated amateur fighters. He's held three or four titles and the state's ISKA belt on top of that. This kid is legit. But he better watch out. I know McAfee is tough as nails and will be bring it on fight night. McAfee is someone that if you take lightly he will knock you out. I think this could be the fight of the night."
"Middle Tennessee Mayhem” will be held on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro,TN at the Murphy Center on January 29th. Tickets will go on sale in early January and will be available at Ticketmaster.com
Card is listed below;
Zach Underwood vs. Matt Traylor
Scott Barrett vs. Mike Wessel
Jeremiah Riggs vs. Eric Slocum
Amaechi Oselukwue vs. Daniel O’Brien
Drew Kennedy vs. David McAfee
Devan Plaisance vs Adrain Miles
Justin Pennington vs. Lucas Thomas
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