Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Solomon Hutcherson vs. George Allen

Former Racine resident and Freestyle Academy student, Solomon Hutcherson (8-4) is slated fight George “A-Dog” Allen (12-13-1) on Friday, March 28 according to OTM. The fight will take place at the USMC – Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, in an event called the East Coast Championship Unleashed. As you may remember from my previous article, Solomon Hutcherson was slated to fight Pride veteran Amir Rahnavardi in Canada’s Hardcore Championship Fighting on February 1, 2008 in Calgery, Alberta, Canada. Hutcherson was not allowed to enter Canada due to not having a passport and the fight was therefore cancelled according to Sherdog.

Hutcherson is currently riding a two fight win streak, although he has not competed in MMA since July of 2007 due to a broken hand, when he defeated Nabil Khatib at the Hardcore Championship Fighting. Rumor is that Hutcherson continues to train in Las Vegas at Xtreme Couture with his friend and training partner Kendall Grove of Team Dagger. The two were both teammates on the UFC’s Ultimate Fighter reality show during its third season.

Hutcherson’s opponent, George “A-Dog” Allen is a journeyman fighter who has fought many notable opponents. He holds wins over the iron man, Travis Fulton and Milwaukee’s own Adrian Serrano. On the other hand, Allen has losses to notable fighters such as Branden Lee Hinke, Keith Jardine, Dustin Denes, and Luigi Fioravanti. In another interesting item, he holds a majority decision win over Demien Stelly who will face Madison’s Ron Faircloth next month in the Art of War.

I see this bout as a tune-up match for Solomon Hutcherson, who will be looking for his third consecutive win. Allen has not finished an opponent since June of 2002 or five and a half years and I don’t see him finishing a game Hutcherson. Hutcherson will mainly be looking to shake off the ring rust and get himself back into fighting form for an upcoming bout.

To read my previous articles on Solomon Hutcherson click the links below:

Solomon Hutcherson Fight Tonight in Canada Cancelled

Racine’s Solomon Hutcherson to Fight Amir Rahnavardi

This article originally appeared on Wisconsin Combat Sports on 03-11-08.

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