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KJ Exclusive - SFL & Rumble Time events update

By Matt Frazier | Knuckle Junkies

MMA's new power couple, the Sport Fighting League and Rumble Time Promotions have big plans this summer with four events schedule in May, June, and July.

Jim Jenkins gave us a look at the May 18th card that will take place at Ameristar Casino.

In the main event St. Charles MMA's Josh Sampo will be taking on Will Campuzano. Sampo is fresh off a victory at Fight Me that catapulted him into the Fightmatrix Top 50 for his weight class. Campuzano is currently ranked #21 by Fight Matrix for flyweights and will be the stiffest test yet for Sampo. Campuzano out of Mohler MMA in Dallas,TX has a strong resume of fights both in the UFC and WEC.

In the co-main event, "The Alter Boy" Zach Freeman returns after his quick submission win at Fight Me. He will join teammate Sampo at the top of the card against a yet to be determined opponent.

Also fighting at Ameristar is Destruction MMA's Eric Irvin, Berger MMA's Yohance Flager, and the pro-debut of Chris "Stump" Heatherly.

This card will feature five professional bouts, and six amateur fights including the finals of the Gateway to the Top tournament with Jason Slattery taking on Adam Osmoe.

Here is the full card:
#46 Josh Sampo vs #21 Will Campuzano
Zach Freeman vs TBD
Eric Irvin vs Jerald Magby
Yohance Flager vs Houston Stout
Chris Heatherly (pro debut) vs Willie Rose

Jason Slattery vs Adam Osmoe - Lightweight Tourney Finals
Adam Meredith vs Jeff Escobar
Kirk Huff vs Brandon Knight
Mark "Lone Wolf" Mclean vs Eli Neese
Raymond Grey vs TBD
Jake Roberts vs Antonio Atkins


On June 15th, The Sportfighting League returns to the Heart of St. Charles for their Gateway to the Top Tournament featuring Bantam and Flyweight competitors. The winner of each of the four-man tournaments receive a guaranteed pro contract with SFL & Rumble Time with the finals held at the Ameristar Casino in July.

Speaking of July, two events are planned back-to-back on July 27th and 28th. While the event card is still being completed here are a few of the names that will be returning:

Zach Freeman
Eric Irvin
Chris Heatherly
Garrett Gross
Tracy Taylor
Steve Knogl, header trainer at CMMA will be making his Pro Debut

Fights scheduled for July:
Alex White vs Seth Basler
Tex Trismegistus vs Billy Garris
Steve Dieterich vs Matt Chinn
Dan O'Connor vs Josh Epps

NFA Fight Before X-mas | Sat, December 15th
Casa Loma Ballroom, St. Louis, MO

Shamrock FC 314 | Sat, January 12th
Ameristar Casino, St. Charles, MO

Fight Hard MMA | Sat, March 9th
Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, MO