PFC 12: What To Watch For At PFC 12

PFC 12
Prospect Fighting Championships returns with their 12th installment this Friday. Photo credit to Prospect MMA Facebook page.

PFC 12 goes on Friday, December 6th at St. Denis Centre in Windsor, Ontario. It kicks off at 6:00 pm EST and the card features many intriguing bouts. It has been a strong year for Canadian MMA, specifically in the once dormant Ontario area, and this card will end off 2019 with a bang. The event showcases the return of a multi-fight UFC veteran, brothers vying for championships in their respective divisions, and so much more!

Elias Theodorou returns at PFC 12

Elias Theodorou is the most internationally renowned name on the card. Theodorou is getting back into the cage after unceremoniously getting cut from the UFC in May of this year. Despite an 8-3 record in the promotion, Theodorou was given his pink slip for not having a normatively crowd-pleasing style in the eyes of the UFC brass. It’s a situation where Theodorou is also getting back in touch with his roots.

He is a veteran of Hard Knocks and Score Fighting Series so he’s quite familiar with the Canadian MMA scene. The Spartan will be fighting Hernani Perpétuo who will step into the cage for his 30th pro MMA fight. Perpetuo also has UFC experience but has recently plied his trade for Shooto Brazil, Fight Nights Global, and ONE Championship. It’s a key middleweight bout slated for PFC 12.

TJ Laramie looks to collect more gold

TJ Laramie is looking to collect some more hardware of national significance. The former TKO featherweight champion has been carving his name on the PFC circuit as of late. A dominant decision victory in his last outing over Paris Stanford was enough to garner him a shot at PFC gold come Friday, December 6th. The opponent that will stand opposite of him is Andrew Cruz.

Cruz will enter the cage on the heels of a three-fight win streak with victories in Bellator and LFA. He will have his 11th pro fight and has striking as well as submission victories across all seven career wins. Cruz captured the FSF featherweight title and is looking to add the PFC 145 lb belt to his mantle. He’ll have to defeat one of Canada’s hottest regional stars to do so though.

Tony Laramie looks to win his own belt

Tony Laramie is looking to further flesh out the championship legacy of the Laramies. The younger Laramie is also gaining traction within the PFC ranks. His opponent Claudio Ledesma will step into the cage for his 25th pro fight while Laramie is having his seventh pro bout. Ledesma’s journey as a martial artist has taken him to Bellator, CFFC, and Titan FC.

After a run in TKO that saw him score two initial wins only to lose back to back bouts, Laramie has got back on track with PFC. Tony Laramie has scored back to back second round striking finishes within Prospect Fighting Championships. The younger Laramie will look to go 3-0 this calendar year under the PFC banner and win their flyweight title as a capstone achievement for 2019.

PFC 12 Prelim Prospects

The undercard features some rising prospects throughout the Ontario scene and by proxy some of the freshest undiscovered talent in Canada. Melissa Karagianis is a former KOTC atomweight champion and veteran of the Rizin circuit. She looks to bounce back from three consecutive losses when she takes on the unbeaten Randi Field.

Jo Petahtegoose will clash with undefeated lightweight Justin Condie. Petahtegoose is a veteran of the Canadian scene (BTC, Wreck MMA, Score Fighting Series) and is making his PFC debut against a man in Condie who scored his lone pro win under the PFC banner in June of his year.

Shane Monaghan and Matt Dawson look to maintain their spotless PFC records against two talents who are making their pro-MMA debuts. They will clash with Noah Crosswell and Dylan Lacroix respectively. PFC 12 goes down in Windsor, Ontario but a Livestream will be available. So international fans can check out the action too.

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I've been enamored with combat sports for as long as I can remember. I have hosted MMA talk shows Lights Out and Pure Fight Radio with featured guests like Jens Pulver, Roy Nelson, Miesha Tate, Mark Coleman, and more. I've provided written, audio, and video content covering some of the biggest MMA promotions in Canada (Rumble in the Cage, Unified MMA, and King of the Cage). I have worked as a sports entertainment personality for over five years and given play-by-play or featured promotions of KSW, ONE Championship, TKO, and Invicta FC. My work can be found in the USA Today Sports affiliate, MMA Torch, Sports Betting Dime, and Liberty Multimedia.

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