Ring of Fire 42: “Who’s Next?” takes place on December 17th at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado and features a women’s title fight as Lacey “The Ladie” Schuckman takes on defending ROF 125-pound Young Guns Champion, Michelle “Bobcat” Blalock. This event will be streamed LIVE at GoFightLive and can be purchased for $15.
Schuckman (6-4) comes into this bout losing two of her last three, albeit to top level competition. In July 2010 she faced highly ranked Carla Esparza, losing via a second round rear-naked choke. She would bounce back in January with her own rear-naked choke victory over Diana Rael. In June, she would once again find herself on the losing end of a rear-naked choke, this time in the third round to Patricia Vidonic. After a perfect 6-0 record as an amateur, Blalock (1-0) made her pro debut at ROF 40 in April against Casey Noland. It was a back and forth battle with both fighters giving as good as they got, until late in the second round when Blalock trapped Noland in a triangle choke. Noland refused to tap and Blalock landed a solid series of elbows and punches with the triangle still locked in to get the TKO win at 3:11 of the round to become the ROF Women’s 125-pound Young Guns Champion.
**Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.