Jerrod Fisher is making his professional MMA debut at age 31, however there are a few asterisks to connect to that.
Two years of the pandemic, for instance, have slowed everybody’s progress. On prime of that, Fisher is a heavyweight, which implies he’s coping with a special timetable than others.
“Heavyweights age a little bit different than everybody else, for fighting,” mentioned his coach, Austin Arnett. “The first thing that goes for everybody is their speed. Speed’s not as important to heavyweights.”
Undefeated as an beginner, Fisher would be the hometown favourite in the primary occasion of Clearwater Combat, which begins at 7 p.m. in the present day on the Clearwater River Resort. He faces Spokane’s Hunter Orgill, who’ll attempt to finish a three-match shedding streak and is 0-1 as a professional.
Seven beginner fights and three professional bouts are scheduled, together with a co-main occasion pitting Gloria Grachanin (0-0 as a professional) of Moscow and Lauren Wolfe (1-0) of Missoula, Mont., in a ladies’s bantamweight battle.
“I wanted to get a women’s pro fight on this card, and honestly these are probably two of the best women’s bantamweights I could find in the Northwest,” Arnett mentioned. “Both are young in their pro careers, but the winner is going to go on to a pretty big future.”
In a 3rd professional occasion, Jessee Gengler of Lewiston faces Will Comstock of Spokane in a welterweight matchup of entertainment-oriented fighters.
In a match that can determine the Inland Northwest beginner welterweight title, Clarkston High School observe and subject coach Brian McElroy faces Santo Perez of Moses Lake, Wash.
Also in motion will likely be Demitri Morales, 18, of Lewiston, one of many rising stars of Arnett’s Martial Arts America fitness center.
“Demitri is probably one of the most well-rounded and skilled fighters that we’ve ever had,” Arnett mentioned. “His future is kind of unlimited right now.”
Ticket costs are $25 for basic admission, $35 for reserved and $50 for presumably sold-out front-row seats. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.