Canada’s own Tim Hague will defend his Unified MMA title vs. KOTC heavyweight champion Tony Lopez in Edmonton, Alberta.
The bout was confirmed from the promotion in early October.
Hague (20-10) is a staple among regional Canadian shows and is coming off a loss to future WSOF Global title challenger Evgeny Erokhin. Before this bout, he was coming off a 6-second title win vs. Tanner Boser at Unified MMA 22. That was his 4th KO win in a row before the loss to Erokhin. Hague has finished 18 of his 20 wins, 14 of those by knockout.
Lopez (38-19, 1NC) is one of MMA’s greatest journeymen who has multiple titles to his name. He is the current KOTC heavyweight champion, and has also won the light heayweight title in KOTC as well as the Sugar Creek Showdown heavyweight title. He is coming off a split decision loss to Jared Torgeson at Rumble on the Ridge 33. Lopez has finished 34 of his 39 wins, including 19 submission and 15 knockouts.
This heavyweight title fight will headline Unified MMA 25.
Unified MMA 25 is set to take place on December 18 in Edmonton, Alberta. Other fighters on the card include former Unified MMA featherweight champ Parwez Ghulam, Bruno Marques, Aaron Bosiak and Ty Collier, among others.