Ohio Combat League’s weekend doubleheader continues this Saturday night in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus with an all-professional showcase.
But the show has hit a slight snag, as Tuesday night, Ohio governor Mike DeWine announced that the trade show portion of the Arnold Sports Expo in Columbus has been canceled amid concerns surrounding COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.
Athletic competitions, such as OCL 7 will go ahead as scheduled– but at its usual venue of Express Live! in Columbus.
OCL 7 features eight fights in Columbus, streamed live via Internet pay-per-view Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
Viewers can purchase the pay-per-view, as well as Friday night’s OCL 6 pay-per-view, for a total price of $24.99.
The first two fights of the show will be streamed for free on Facebook Live.
This card will be blacked out within a 50-mile radius of Columbus while the live broadcast progresses.
Highlighting OCL 7 is an OCL Lightweight championship fight between Jacob Miller (5-1) vs. Anthony Romero (6-0).
This title fight will be a maximum of five rounds at five minutes per round.
Contender Comparison: [note: reach advantage information on this title fight was unavailable on Tapology]
Heading into the Saturday night main event, Jacob Miller, out of Grove City, OH, near Columbus, has the home-cage advantage and the height advantage at six feet even, an inch taller than Anthony Romero, out of Canada, at 5-foot-11.
How they got here:
Miller has posted a 4-1 record in his last five fights and enters Saturday’s main attraction on a two-match winning streak.
Most recently, he scored a TKO at the end of the second round of his match against Jared Chauvin after the latter resigned from the competition on Oct. 4 during OCL 3.
In the other corner, Anthony Romero has yet to lose in his professional MMA career.
Last time out, he defeated Troy Wittman (unanimous decision) on Sept. 21 in King of the Cage: Showtime 2.
Prediction: Anthony Romero by unanimous decision.
Seven other fights are scheduled for Saturday night:
Will Worley (0-1) vs. Josiah Harrell (debut) [Lightweight co-main event]
Greg Spearman (0-3) vs. Yohe Rojas (0-1) [Bantamweight]
Alex Johnston (debut) vs. Easton Johnson (debut) [Featherweight]
Justin Richwine (1-4) vs. Charles Philpot (1-0) [Heavyweight]
Logan Urban (2-1) vs. Jimmy Sandlin (1-0) [Welterweight]
Dan Stevenson (1-0) vs. Pierre Walters (2-1) [Light Heavyweight]
Davis Oracio (2-3) vs. Chad Kelly (3-3) [Middleweight]
OCL 7 at a Glance: [Saturday]
Card: 7:30 p.m. EST, Internet pay-per-view [show blacked out within 50-mile radius of Columbus]
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