HFC 2: “It’s On!” Preview

Posted by Matt Giancarlo on December - 22 - 2009 with Comments Off on HFC 2: “It’s On!” Preview

Hoosier Fight Club is back after a successful debut event in November, this time on January 2nd at the Horseshoe Casino, in Hammond, IN. 

At a time where Chicago/NW Indiana has been “lacking” in the number of professional fight cards being held (compared to recent years), HFC will not only be featuring pro bouts, but arguably three fights that could easily main event any recent pro fight card in the area.

Main Event:
Keith Wisniewski vs Pete Spratt
Both true vets of MMA, Keith Wisniewski, a local favorite will be taking on Pete “The Secret Weapon” Spratt in the Welterweight (170 lb) division. 

Keith Wisniewski (24-12-1)
Coming off of a technical knockout victory over submission expert and previous opponent of Spratt, Tristan Yunker, Keith Wisniewski has been in the UFC octagon, along with fighting for the IFL and Bodog.  He has faced off against fighters such as Shinya Aoki, Rory Markham, Nick Thompson, and Shonie Carter.  Training out of Duneland Vale Tudo, Wisniewski will engage in the biggest fight since the IFL, when he clashes with Pete Spratt.
Notable Wins: Tristan Yunker, Jorge Santiago, Derrick Noble

Pete Spratt (20-16):
Pete Spratt is best known as a UFC vet, and a member of The Ultimate Fighter 4: The Comeback.  Spratt is as experienced as they come, having been in battes with the likes of Georges St. Pierre, Josh Koscheck, Chris Lytle, Carlos Newton, Marcus Davis, and Robbie Lawler who he defeated at UFC 42.  Spratt is a native of Sherman, Texas, and will be coming to Hammond, Indiana with the intention of advancing his career in hopes for another shot on the big stage.
Notable Wins: Robbie Lawler, Zach Light, Matt Brown, Tristan Yunker


Co-Maint Event:
Joe Benoit vs Derrick Noble
Another welterweight bout, up-and-comer Joe Benoit will look to take on seasoned vet Derrick Noble

Joe Benoit (10-2):
Fighting out of Gilbert Grappling, Joe Benoit holds a pro record of 10-2, fighting for Brawl At Bourbon Street, Ironheart Crown, and has also fought in the WEC.  Benoit is coming off of a recent win in November at HFC 1 where he scored a TKO victory over Josh Rines in the very first round.  Benoit is a top ranked up and comer in the area for the welterweight division, and is looking to be put on the map with a victory over Derrick Noble.
Notabe Wins: Juan Magana, Brent Mehroff, Billy Stamp

Derrick Noble (24-12-1)
Derrick Noble is a UFC vet, and has also fought for Bodog, Ironheart Crown, and Madtown Throwdown.  Noble is a seasoned veteran in the sport, and is recently coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Shonie Carter.  Noble has also defeated the likes of Thiago Alves and Joey Gilbert, coach of Benoit.  With nearly 40 fights, Noble is looking to be put back into the UFC with a win over Benoit.
Notable Wins: Thiago Alves, Shonie Carter, Joey Gilbert


John Kolosci vs Bill Hill
Also in the welterweight division, John Kolosci will look to avenge a TKO loss to previous opponent Bill Hill

John Kolosci (12-6)
John Kolosci reached national attention when he was brought onto The Ultimate Fighter 6: Hughes vs Serra.  Kolosci was chosen to be on Team Serra, where he defeated Billy Miles, then lost to Mac Danzig 2x, who went onto winning the show.  Since the UFC, Kolosci has had five fights, including a recent unanimous decision loss to Shamar Bailey at Strikeforce: Fedor vs Rogers.  Winning four of his last five fights, Kolosci looks to avenge a previous loss against Bill Hill that took place in 2007. 
Notable Wins: Scott Sands, Seth Kleinbeck, Billy Miles

Bill Hill (15-21)
Bill Hill has fought with fighters such as Jeremy Horn, Terry Martin, Stephan Bonnar, Jason Guida, James Irvin, and John Kolosci.  A pro since 2002, Bill Hill has more experience than most fighters, and is no stranger to fighting in Northwest Indiana.  With a win over Kolosci, Bill Hill will look to make it happen a second time come January 2nd. 
Notable Wins: John Kolosci, David Kleczkowski, Jay Buck, Adrian Serrano

Full fight card:
Pete Spratt vs. Keith Wisniewski (Main Event)
Derrick Noble vs. Joe Benoit (Co- main event)
Rocky France vs. Jeff Golden
John Kolosci vs. Bill Hill
Bobby Reardanz vs. Mike Pickett
Andy Kapel vs. Louis Taylor
Mike Berry vs. Brandon Delprado

Aaron Noel vs. Jason Johns
Nick Wayne vs. Jorge Gonzales
Ryan Storey vs. Terry House
Keith McNeely vs. Luis Robles


For more info, visit www.hoosierfightclub.com

*Fight records according to Sherdog.com



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