You’ve heard about this fight –– and for good reasons. It’s simply as good as it gets on the regional level. The winner will almost certainly go on to bigger and better things. It will be impossible to deny either man that opportunity with a victory Saturday night.
Fighting out of Immortal Martial Arts Center (yes, that one) in Columbus, Ohio, Perreira is the No. 1-ranked flyweight and No. 1-ranked bantamweight in both Ohio and Kentucky per Tapology. His 7-1-1 amateur record looks incredible on paper, but it becomes even better when you realize he improved dramatically throughout.
He lost his amateur debut then said, “Nah. I’m not doing that again.”
And he didn’t.
Now, Ortega greets him with a smile.
After initially being booked against another opponent, Ortega accepted the switch-up without hesitation. With three fights of professional experience (including a Bellator bout against 145-pound beast Cody Law) Ortega doesn’t care about Perreira’s amateur run.
The JacksonWink/Warriors Nation MMA product is back at his natural weight class of 125, and he’s here to make a statement.
Saturday at BitB14, he gets that opportunity against Perreira.
Tom Kizer vs. Damoane Hawkins
Does this fight ring a bell?
If you’ve followed 247 Fighting Championships for a year or longer, it should.