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One of Missouri’s two resident fight promotions, Fighting Alliance Championship, will make its return on Friday, Feb. 24 live from the Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence, Missouri.

The card will be headlined by a lightweight main event featuring 4-1 Marquel Mederos and 5-1 Tracy Reeder.

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FAC 18 is set to air live in its entirety on the MMA Futures YouTube channel beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

FAC 18 Main Event – Mederos vs. Reeder

The factoryX Muay Thai-trained Mederos enters Friday’s main event riding a two-fight winning streak and has looked the part thus far in his young career. The Texas native has fought the entirety of his professional career in Fury FC, but will be making his promotional debut with FAC tonight with top billing.┬áHe is coming off a big win over Darren Whitney at Fury FC 69 back in September, and now finds himself across from another game prospect in Oklahoma’s Reeder.

Reeder, a former Division II wrestler at Central Oklahoma University, has had ample success taking opponents to the ground and putting them away in his six-fight career. However, his rise to the top hit a snag his last time out, when Josiah Harrell knocked him out in the second round at CFFC 113 last October. However, Reeder’s game plan doesn’t figure to change much, even against a crafty grappler in Kemp who has at least four rear-naked choke submissions on his record. Kemp, meanwhile, has never won by knockout but should have the benefit of fighting in front of a partisan crowd as an area local. With Reeder having yet to see a decision in his short career, fight fans could be in store for a sleeper hit of a main event.

Rest of the Card

Three more intriguing matchups will fill out the main card of Friday’s show. Unbeaten Zach Scroggin (3-0) will look to continue his winning ways against Jeremiah Curtright in the co-main event. Scroggin, who trains out of Marathon MMA in Overland Park, Kansas, has been efficient with his time in recent appearances, finishing Keyth Dawson and Jordan Donais at FAC 16 and FAC 12 in under 40 under seconds. He also went 7-0 as an amateur with three victories by way of guillotine choke. He will now look to make lightning strike for a third time against Curtright, who beat Deron Carlis with a triangle choke at the most recent FAC event.

Another unbeaten welterweight, Nick Meck (4-0) will take on Jared McLouglin in the featured fight. McLoughlin, an LFA veteran and a legitimate prospect in his own right, will look to play spoiler against the less experienced, but exceptionally talented Meck. “King Black Cat” wrestled collegiately at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and Fort Hays State, and like Scroggin, entered the professional ranks with an unbeaten record in amateur competition. Two of his four victories have come by way of first-round kimura.

Bantamweights Alan Olivas and Ashton Caniglia will open the main card. The Mexican-born Olivas is another Krause pupil who has come on strong as of late with six consecutive victories after opening his career with back-to-back losses. His last five wins have come by of finish, a key point of emphasis, particularly for fighters competing in lighter weight classes. Caniglia, meanwhile, is the most experienced fighter on the main card with 11 professional fights to his name. He is 4-1 when fights reach the judges’ scorecards, but just 3-3 when they don’t, outlining a clear path to victory for both fighters.

In addition to the four-fight main card, five amateur preliminary bouts are scheduled to air, with bantamweights Dylan Reischman and Jake Wilson set to collide in the final amateur fight of the evening.

FAC 18 Results

Main Card

Marquel Mederos def. Tracy Reeder via TKO

Zach Scroggin def. Jeremiah Curtright

Nick Meck def. Jared McLoughlin

Alan Olivas def. Ashton Caniglia via Unanimous Decision

Alejandro Gomez def. Joe Estrada via Submission (Von Flue Choke)

Amateur Preliminary Card

Dylan Reichman def. Jake Wilson via Submission (RNC)

Kickboxing Bout: Garyn Kickhaefer def. Corey Parker

Mitchell Gilmore vs. Vince Anderson

Grappling: Alex Agnew vs. Chandler McAtee Ends in a Time Limit Draw

Ross Zuber def. Antwine Williams via Submission (Arm Triangle)

Terel Jones def. Dalton McClure via TKO

Kickboxing Bout: Brad Solomon vs. Zachary Cockerham

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