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Derrow vs Freeman - Main Event Rumble Time July

By Matt Frazier | Knuckle Junkies

Undefeated local MMA prospect Zach Freeman will soon face his toughest test yet.

"The Altar Boy" faces Aaron "Daddy Long Legs" Derrow (12-3) in the Rumble Time Promotions main event July 27th at Ameristar Casino. The explosive Freeman (5-0) just cracked the Fight Matrix World rankings at # 381. Derrow, will bring to the cage a current world ranking of #106. The event will feature 12 amateur and professional bouts.

Derrow, who fights out of the Grindhouse in Kansas City, is no stranger to high profile fights having competed on Titan Fighting Championship multiple times with his biggest victory coming as a submission win over UFC-vet Rich Clementi.

Freeman is riding a wave of momentum in 2012 having made short work of his last two opponents. Freeman finished off Bryant Whitaker in just 26 seconds with a high-arm guillotine in April, and then defeated Charon Spain via rear naked in March. In Freeman's first five professional fights, not a single one has entered the second round.

Rumble Time has assembled a card that features several of the top local pros including Eric Irvin, Josh Sampo, Alex White, and Dan O'Connor, and fast rising amateurs like Travis Draper and Brandon Knight.

This will be the third Rumble Time MMA event of 2012 at the Ameristar Casino, and it will be the second filmed for airing on Fox Sports.

Here is the full card:

Main Event:
Aaron Derrow vs Zach Freeman(155)

Matt Chinn vs Steven Dittrich (145)
Seth Basler vs Alex White (145)
Josh Epps vs Dan O'Connor (125)
Doug Sauer vs Tracy Taylor (205)
Charon Spain vs Eric Irvin (155)
Josh Sampo vs TBD (125)

Clay Mitchell vs Matt Helm (170)
Jake Buehler vs Jake Roberts(170)
Brandon Knight vs TBD (145)
Travis Draper vs TBD (145)

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