Follow Knuckle Junkies

Chris Oth | Knuckle Junkies

Fight Hard MMA - January Fight Card

By Matt Frazier | Knuckle Junkies

Fight Hard MMA kicks off the 2013 Mixed Martial Arts season with another stellar card. The company that fills the St. Charles Family Arena four times a year, is back with a main event that could headline any show in the region.

Zach Freeman returns to action after a six-month break to take on arguably his toughest test to date. Freeman will be stepping into the cage against his sometime-training partner and veteran of over 20 pro fights, Robert "The Beast" Washington. Washington defeated Lucas Gwaltney back in November to earn a shot at Freeman for the first-ever Fight Hard lightweight championship. The two will set their friendship aside when they square off in front of the 10,000-plus fans that will pick the house. Washington brings lights out power with him into the cage.

Also returning to action is Jessica Halverson, a tough 145-pound female who spends her days elbow-deep in asphalt with the highway department will be taking on Jill Slatten out of Kansas City. Halverson is looking to bounce back after a tough loss at the hands of Tamika Brents in November.

Chris Parris and Wayne Cole will tangle again. Parris got the better of Cole back in August. Cole a veteran of Bellator, Strikeforce, EliteXC, and the IFL will no doubt have crafted a game plan to counter Parris' power in the rematch.

Owen Evinger will be making his promotional debut with Fight Hard after a recent loss to Joe Warren in the main event of Bellator 80. Evinger lost a close decision in a high profile fight back in November. He looks to get back in the win column when he takes on a always tough Dustin Hill.

Here is the full breakdown for the January 19th card:

Pro bouts
Zach Freeman vs Robert Washington
Jessica Halverson vs Jill Slatten
Chris Parris vs Wayne Cole
Owen Evinger vs Dustin Hill

Amateur bouts
CJ Hunter vs Jeradon Brown
Jeremiah Curtright vs Chad Ottwell
Ian Butler vs Dan Busch
Katy Hahler vs Britte Wilson
Brian Mason vs Daniel Baynton
Rich Burts vs Randy Cowsert

Nemesis Fighting Alliance | Sat, August 17th
Casa Loma Ballroom, St. Louis, MO

KCFA | Sat, August 24th
Independence Event Center, Independence, MO

Shamrock FC: 322 | Fri, September 6th
River City Casino, St. Louis, MO

Sub 5 | Sat, September 21st