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Co-headlining bouts finalized for Matt Lindland’s next Sportfight card on June 20

sportfight-quest_1252.jpg Matt Lindland’s Oregon-based Sportfight promotion is scheduled to return to the Rose Garden in Portland on Friday, June 20.

During an upcoming full-length interview conducted with, Lindland revealed that the show’s co-headlining bouts have been finalized.

According to Lindland, Michael Pierce will defend his Sportfight welterweight title against Team Quest’s Nathan Coy. Coy was a amateur wrestling standout at Oregon State while Pierce was also a standout amateur wrestler while at Portland State.

Pierce won the title after recording a unanimous decision victory over Ed Nuno at Sportfight 21 this past December. Coy improved his career pro MMA record to 4-0 after submitting Jerrod Jones due to strikes at 2:37 of round 2 during the promotion’s most recent event, Sportfight 22, on April 18.

The show’s other main event will consist of Josh Queen of the Lions Den will put his Sportfight heavyweight title on the line against Josh Bennett, another Team Quest fighter.

Like Pierce, Queen also won his title at Sportfight 21. He took the strap when he submitted Jeremiah Constant with a rear naked choke at 4:56 of round 1 while Bennett became the number one contender after TKO’ing Matt Kovacs in the second round at Sportfight 22. Bennett is undefeated while competing under the Sportfight banner.

Tickets for the event will go on sale Friday, May 9, at 10 a.m. PT and will be available through A pre-sale will be open on Wednesday, May 7 and will continue into Thursday, May 8.

  • matt kovacs says:

    Josh Bennett won’t be undefeated after out rematch, and thank Referee Jenkins for the TKO, not Bennett…..if you saw the fight you might have a clue. No matter, I’ll just KO him for the belt!!!


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