It can be tough to make a name for yourself as a novice in mixed martial arts. Two U.S. Freedom Fighter Championship competitors in the 135-pound ranks looks to separate himself from the pack on April 18 of next year.
Raymond Harris has been booked to take on T.J. Glenn at USFFC 22: Metal & Mayhem II, on April 18 in Greenville, S.C.
The bantamweight title also will be decided on this event, with Jake Romano taking on Michael Torres, but the winner of this fight looks to establish himself in the 135 ranks.
Harris, who trains out of Augusta, Ga., made an impressive MMA debut at the last USFFC event, scoring a unanimous decision victory over Isaac Artis in the opening contest at USFFC 21 last month in Morganton, N.C. Harris worked the takedown relentlessly in that fight, a tactic that proved too much for Artis to stop. Can this Augusta, Ga., product use that same recipe to notch a second win in mixed martial arts and perhaps propel himself into title contention?
Glenn (0-2), meanwhile, still is looking for his first win in MMA. In his last fight, he went the distance with Tony Rogers III at USFFC 20 only to lose by decision. This South Carolina native has the chance to score that elusive first victory in a fight roughly an hour's drive from his hometown in Union, S.C. Glenn comes from a karate background and showed his standup skills in the Rogers bout, which took place almost entirely on the feet for the full nine minutes.
Who will emerge victorious in what looks to be one of the striker vs. grappler type of matchups? The answer will come April 18 at USFFC 22.
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