Bloody Elbow’s Eddie Mercado makes his professional MMA debut tonight at SFL 42, in Norfolk, Virginia. The match will be three, five-minute rounds at middleweight, with the writer facing a fellow pro-MMA debutant Will Holtzclaw.
The event will be streamed at Fite.tv starting at 6 p.m. ET, and you can join us to support our BE friend and colleague.
Prior to the event, you can also watch Eddie’s video series “Keyboard to the Cage” focusing on his journey. The latest episode is embedded on the top of this page, and you can check out the previous ones here.
The current SFL 42 fight card is as follows:
Main card: (Pro)
Mitch Aguiar vs. Mumia Abu Deyali: Welterweight
Kedrick Harris vs. Kaine Tomlinson Sr: Welterweight
Thomas Blair vs. Elias Briley: Featherweight
Alan Stephenson vs. Sam Eure: 165 pounds
Ryan Parker vs. Ricky Thompson: 190 pounds
Eddie Mercado vs. William Holtzclaw: Middleweight
Evan Stephens vs. Zion Tomlinson: Light Heavyweight title
Pierre Ba vs. Matt Hicks: Bantamweight title
Adrian Soto-Perez vs. Joseph Huggins: Lightweight title
Justin Spyres vs. Brandon Eldridge: Welterweight title
Alistair Patterson vs. Jeffrey Summers: Lightweight
Manny Fernandez vs. Emanuel Thompson: Featherweight
Seldon Wright vs. Conor Mosby: Welterweight
Kaine Tomlinson Jr vs. Kyle Hall: Welterweight