This Saturday, November 7th, Atlas returns to action with Atlas Fights 57 from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi! This card was originally slated to go down mid-October, but was rescheduled for this weekend. This will be Atlas’ 4th show back since the lockdown, and it promises to be a heavy-hitter. Follow along as we break down each of the matchups on the main card of Atlas Fights 57.
Chris Miller vs. Justice Lamperez
First up on the main card is combat veteran turned mixed martial artist Justice Lamperez taking on Chris Miller. Fighting out of Gladiators Academy, Justice Lamperez is a well-rounded fighter and dynamic striker. He’s got superb cardio and he can throw volume from start to finish. Lamperez is 2-2 as a professional, and after a decision loss to JC Deleon at Atlas Fights 54 back in August, Lamperez is ready to get back into the win column. Fighting out of Houston, Texas, Chris “King Millie” Miller will be making his first appearance with Atlas Fights. Miller is 1-3 as a professional, and he last fought back in February of this year. Don’t let Miller’s record fool you, however – he’s had a long and seasoned amateur career, and since turning professional, he’s been facing stout regional competition, primarily with Fury FC.
Dahlen Wilson vs. Scott O’Shaughnessy
Next up we’ve got Dahlen Wilson vs. “The Irish Spartan” Scott O’Shaughnessy. Fighting out of Pensacola, Florida, Dahlen Wilson is 3-3 as a professional. Wilson last fought back in January – a 3rd-round finish over James Chaney at Southeastern Combat Championships 4. And, although currently sitting at .500, Wilson’s losses have come at the hands of some top-notch competition – a hard-fought battle with undefeated phenom AJ Fletcher, and a decision loss to UFC up-and-comer Impa Kasanganay at Island Fights 53 back in March of 2019. Scott O’Shaughnessy is one of the most experienced active fighters on the Gulf Coast. In over 13 years, O’Shaughnessy has stepped into the cage 23 times (amateur and professional fights combined). He’s faced a who’s-who list of competitors – Christopher Anthony, Eric Scallan, Thomas Webb, and Christian Fulgium, to name a few. And, O’Shaughnessy is a detective with the Slidell Police Department in Louisiana.
Brandon Hebert vs. Cameron Graham
In the co-main event we’ve got Gladiators Academy’s Brandon Hebert vs. Impact Fitness’ Cam Graham. After tearing ligaments in his foot during his first professional fight and being forced to withdraw (episode 5 of the podcast), “Thug Passion” Brandon Hebert has been on an absolute tear. Since then, he’s won 3 straight – 3 first round knockouts, and what’s more – his total fight time in those 3 fights is only 86 seconds COMBINED. Brandon looks to keep that momentum rolling this Saturday night against Cam “The Big Mac” Graham. Graham is 2-3 as a professional, and after starting out on a 7 fight win streak (amateur and pro combined) he’s lost his last 3. Graham hopes to get back on the winning track this Saturday, however he has a tall (and wide) task ahead of him.
James Freeman Jr. vs. AJ Fletcher (Welterweight Title Fight)
In the main event of Atlas Fights 57, Gladiators Academy’s AJ “The Ghost” Fletcher will have his first defense of the Atlas Welterweight title against James Freeman Jr. Fletcher is 5-0 as a professional, and he’s riding an 8 fight win streak (amateur and professional combined). He’s coming off of a 1st-round submission win over 10-year MMA veteran Christopher Anthony at Atlas Fights 55 on August 22nd, where he won the Atlas Welterweight title. Fletcher looks to defend his title and prolong his win steak this Saturday against James Freeman Jr. Freeman is 6-3, and much like Christopher Anthony, has a serious edge in experience over Fletcher. Freeman has been a professional since 2009, and after winning his first 5, he’s gone 1-3. Freeman did face some serious competition in those 4 fights, however – a loss to UFC veteran Desmond Green, a loss to UFC veteran Brok Weaver, and a win over Charles “Felony” Bennett. This matchup should prove to be the toughest in AJ Fletcher’s young career, and it could be the fight that he needs to show that he is ready to take his talents to the next level.
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