Shamrock Fighting Championships has announced it will bring a stacked fight card to Kansas City's Ameristar Casino on April 7. The explosive night of MMA action will feature some of the top stars in the sport, including Bellator and Shark Fight vets. Tickets for the event are on sale at the Shamrock FC store.
In a meeting of two of the best fighters on the planet below 145 pounds, surging Kansas sensation Dustin Kramer (5-1) collides with undefeated prospect Jacob "Gerber Baby" Thrall (2-0). And in the co-main, Anthony Garrett meets Chris "Tic Tic Boom" Beal in a long-awaited heavyweight scrap.
According to Shamrock FC PR guru Jeremy Johnson, Garrett and Beal were slated to fight at Shamrock's most recent event. Unfortunately, Garrett got sick after the weigh-in, and the fight was scrapped. Fans are in for a treat when this one goes down, as both men have heavy hands and tremendous one-punch knockout power.
Elsewhere on the card, Bellator vet Matt Uhde faces off with hard-hitting knockout artist "Mad" Max McNeely. The 44-year-old Uhde is out to prove that age is just a number, as he looks to build momentum off his knockout win last year over Scott Hough. A veteran of a dozen professional cage-fights, the Kansas native has gone up against a who's who of heavyweight contenders since his debut in 2011.
Uhde has stood opposite from the likes of Houston Alexander, Maurice Jackson and Aaron Mays. McNeely isn't as well-known, but he should be a stiff test. The youngster, just 26, is primarily known for his elite submission skills. However, he's dangerous on the feet as well. Rounding out the main card, Jason Russell fights Anthony Goldfield. Additional bouts for Shamrock 304 will be announced soon.