Bodog Fight recently announced that the promotion would resurface on Feb. 1 at the Las Vegas Sport Center in Las Vegas.
Welterweight champion Nick Thompson will defend his title against John Troyer in the main event.
Thompson, who suffered a shoulder injury in November and was forced to withdraw from a scheduled bout in Indiana, says he’s back to 100% and will be at his best for this title match with Troyer.
“From what I hear, Troyer’s a tough guy,” said Thompson. “He is undefeated and recently beat three guys in one night to win an 8-man HOOKnSHOOT tournament, so I’m expecting a tough fight.”
Troyer, who fights out of Louisville, Ky., may be tough, but after knocking out the previously undefeated Eddie Alvarez to win the welterweight title belt last April and Cage Rage veteran Mark Weir four months later, Thompson is supremely self-confident.
“You’d be a fool not to bet on me,” said the Minnesota native. “The fact this fight is taking place in Vegas on Super Bowl weekend just means that a lot of people are going to get to see me whoop his ass.”
“Not necessarily,” says Bodog Fight commissioner and HOOKnSHOOT founder, Jeff Osborne. “Troyer is one of those 200-pound guys who cuts down to 170 pounds, and he’s a monster. He holds four different titles at middleweight, so Nick will have his hands full.”
The February fight card will also feature a four-man tournament, plus the return of Bodog Fight’s newest female knockout sensation, Kaitlin Young.