Hoosier Fight Club returns tonight with a lineup featuring 10 pro MMA bouts and three amateur fights.
HFC 22 takes place at Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso with a pair of unbeaten lightweights in the main event. Tom Shoaff (6-0) meets Kurt Kinser (7-0) in the headliner, and the rest of the lineup is filled with local standouts.
Shoaff, from Schaumburg, has five of his six pro wins under the HFC banner, including a first-round submission win against Bobby Emmons at HFC 21 in September. Shoaff has been a part of each of HFC's last five events, and now makes it six straight.
Kinser will make the trip from downstate in Bloomington. Although he's been out of action for two and a half years, his resume includes a first-round knockout win for Bellator in 2010 and he has six of his seven wins by stoppage.
Also on the card, Bobby Moffett (4-1), from Homewood, looks to get back on track after a loss to Kenny Jordan at HFC 21 when he meets Scott Marckini (4-0), from Grand Rapids, Mich., in the co-main event. Duneland Vale Tudo up-and-comer Dustin Pape (4-1) looks for his fourth straight against Lafayette's Kyle Nickle (4-2). And Anne Malinoff (0-1) goes after her first win as a pro against Jen Aniano (0-2).
Tickets are available at the door, or through localmmatickets.com.
Torres has three-fight streak snapped: Miguel Torres was supposed to fight in the co-main event of Titan Fighting Championship 31 last week in Tampa, Fla. But the day of the fight, he was elevated to the main event.
That's where the good news ended, though. Torres (43-8) saw his three-fight winning streak snapped in a hurry by Desmond Green (13-3), who knocked the East Chicago native out in 43 seconds. It was the quickest loss of Torres lengthy MMA career.
Torres was looking to stay on track after a rough stretch that saw him lose two of three fights in the UFC before being released, then back-to-back losses for World Series of Fighting. He got back in the win column fighting locally and in Japan, but Green, a Bellator MMA veteran, ended Torres' hopes of staying hot with a quick knee to the chin the first round, followed by a few punches on the ground.
Elkins, Magny pick up UFC wins in Brazil: Darren Elkins (18-4, 8-3 UFC), a Portage grad, got back in the win column after two straight losses, and Neil Magny (13-3, 6-2 UFC) made some UFC history recently in Brazil.
Elkins picked up a unanimous decision win over Lucas Martins (15-2, 3-2 UFC), sending the Brazilian home disappointed in front of his home fans at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro. The win got Elkins back on track after a January loss to Jeremy Stephens at a UFC on Fox card in Chicago.
Magny picked up his fifth win of 2014, tying a UFC record for most victories in a calendar year. He stopped Brazil's William Macario with a third-round TKO, giving him two stoppage wins and three decisions in his five-fight stretch. A sixth win in 2014 for Magny would be a new company record, but it's unclear if he'll be booked for another fight with the calendar winding down.