by Mick Hammond – MMAWeekly.com
MMA Weekly has learned that Matt “Suave” Horwich of Team Quest is out against Brazilian Top Team prospect Fabiano Capoani at this upcoming weekend’s Absolute Fighting Championships 14 event in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Taking Horwich’s place is fellow Quest member Aaron Stark.
Stark, who was originally scheduled to compete on the December 3rd Sportfight card in Oregon, will be making his pro debut in the bout. Aaron was a prolific wrestler at Wisconsin and will be looking to use those skills against BJJ specialist and Abu Dhabi veteran Capoani.
The evening’s main event is scheduled to be Team Extreme’s Rich Clementi taking on Ryan Schultz of Team Quest in a battle of two of the top American lightweights. Clementi is on the comeback trail after suffering a leg injury that kept him out of action for much of the year. This will be Rich’s second fight since returning to action. Schultz is also returning from an injury for this fight. This past September Ryan injured his ribcage during a fight at FFC 15 in Las Vegas and is looking to get back on the winning track at AFC.
AFC 14 Fight Card (Subject to Change)
3 RDS / 155 LBS: Rich Clementi (Team Extreme, Slidell, LA) vs. Ryan Schultz (Team Quest, Portland, Oregon)
3 RDS / 185 LBS: TBA (Team Perreira) vs. Jorge Santiago (ATT, Coconut Creek, FL)
3 RDS / 205 LBS: Fabiano Capoani (BTT, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) vs. Aaron Stark (Team Quest, Portland, Oregon)
2 RDS / 185 LBS: Crafton Wallace (Inferno Muay Thai, Naples, FL) vs. Diego Vitoski (Freelance, Cordoba, Argentina)
2 RDS / 145 LBS: Mike Bruno (ATT, FL) vs. Scotty ‘The Body’ Johnson (Freelance, Orlando, FL)
2 RDS / 265 LBS: Mark Burch (Duneland, Portage, IN) vs. Aaron Cudworth (LVCC, Las Vegas, NV)
2 RDS / 205 LBS: Alex Schoenauer (LVCC / Pires JJ, Las Vegas, NV) vs. Stu Husselmeyer (Freelance, Ft Myers, FL)
2 RDS / 170 LBS: Mikey Gomes (Simas JJ, Orlando, FL) vs. Bobby Johnson (LVCC, Las Vegas, NV)
2 RDS / 150 LBS: Steve Kinnisen (Strasser Academy, Kenosha, WI) vs. J.C. Pennington (Slidell, LA)
2 RDS / 185 LBS: Javier Gil (Freelance, Orlando, FL) vs. TBD