Some of the smallest fighters in mixed martial arts will be in the spotlight when the first U.S. Freedom Fighter Championship event of 2014 takes place.
Marcus Levester and Christian Patterson are set to do battle for the vacant USFFC Flyweight Title at USFFC 16 on March 7, 2014, as the promotion returns to the Frontier Country Club in Gastonia, N.C.
2013 was a good year for both of these men. Levester (7-7, Combat Club) won five of his eight bouts this year, including title wins in two separate weight classes for the Primus promotion close to Levester's home on the North Carolina coast. On his last trip to fight for the USFFC, he lost a decision fight against Michael Torres at USFFC 11 for the promotion's bantamweight title that went the duration -- four rounds consisting of five minutes apiece according to the North Carolina rules.
Patterson (3-3, 9th Level MMA/Union, S.C.) fought four times in 2013, three of those bouts taking place under the USFFC banner. He also ended the year on a high note, scoring back-to-back wins via stoppage over Brandon Grimmett and Lonnie Price III. One of Patterson's two losses was against Jared Scoggins, who's set to challenge for the ISKA title in Tennessee on Feb. 1 at 3FC 20 and is the younger brother of current UFC flyweight Justin "Tank" Scoggins,
One of these men will be succeeding Joel Porter as the new top dog in the USFFC's 125-pound division.
We'll have more news on the card for USFFC 16 as it develops.
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