The lineup for this weekend’s Ohio Combat League 20 has been finalized, with 16 bouts set to take place. The OCL 20 fight card features a trio of pro bouts, as well as an amateur heavyweight title contest. In the main event, Dan Spohn will face Tyler Vogel in a light heavyweight bout. The co-feature pits Antonio Castillo Jr. against Keith Speed.
A UFC, PFL, and Bellator veteran, Spohn has been known as a viral knockout artist in his career, including a memorable nine-second flying knee over Dane Bonnigson at Bellator 51 and an incredible right hook knockout over Tyler King in his TUF 19 preliminary fight that left UFC president Dana White and coaches B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar speechless.
A product of Ronin Training Center in Columbus, Spohn will compete for the first time since a draw against Emiliano Sordi at PFL 2021 #5 and he looks for his first win since a decision victory over Artur Alibulatov at PFL 2018 #5. Spohn has 12 wins via stoppage, including seven knockouts and five submissions. His overall record is 18-8-1.
Vogel comes in from North Dakota, where he’ll have his first MMA bout since 2019. A veteran of LFA and the World Series of Fighting, Vogel has recently competed in both traditional and bare-knuckle boxing. He holds an 8-5 MMA record and a 3-6 pro boxing record. Vogel has vowed to finish Spohn via knockout, as he posted this on his Facebook page: “Two days till I finally get to see the person I’ve being training to knock out , the eyes don’t lie, and I can’t wait.”
Also set for OCL 20 is a featherweight bout between veterans Antonio Castillo Jr. and Keith Speed. Castillo has won his last three fights – two in MMA and one in boxing. Most recently, he stopped Andrew Huffman via TKO in the first round at OCL 17 in January in one of the best performances of his career. He holds a 13-15 overall MMA record.
An Ohio native, Speed now lives in Florida and trains with American Top Team in Coconut Creek. After starting his pro career with a 1-3 record, he’s 4-1 in his last five, including back-to-back wins. He topped Shawn Tarlton via decision at OCL 15 last September and submitted Reginald Mack II via triangle in the first round at Combat Night Pro in November.
A third pro bout features bantamweights Andre Small and Mario Aguilar. The bout was originally slated to take place at OCL 19 in June, but instead will take place this weekend. The two fighters have headed in opposite directions in their career, as the Ohioan Small has lost four straight since winning his pro debut. Aguilar, who comes in from Michigan, has won his last two bouts after starting his career 0-3.
On the amateur side of the card, the heavyweight title is on the line when Logun Gilbreath faces Dylan Rinck. Gilbreath is 3-0 with all three wins via first round stoppage. Rinck is 6-3 and looks to claim his first title in three opportunities. All three fighters that he has lost to in his career are now in the professional ranks.
Rising flyweights will also square off, as former Notre Dame College wrestler Anthony Jagel looks to extend his perfect 2-0 record when he faces the surging Brandan Donaldson, who has won his last two bouts and is 3-1 overall. Two women’s bouts also take place, as undefeated featherweights Sarah Flowers and Cierra Buxton square off, as do debuting Tiffany Woltmann and Stephanie Alomar, who is 0-1.
Dan Spohn vs. Tyler Vogel – 205 lbs
Keith Speed vs. Antonio Castillo Jr. – 145 lbs
Andre Small vs. Mario Aguilar – 135 lbs
Dylan Rinck vs. Logun Gilbreath – Heavyweight Title
Tyler Gates vs. Travon Eller – 205 lbs
Anthony Jagel vs. Brandan Donaldson – 125 lbs
Brian Kern vs. Keegan Gallagher – 155 lbs
Stephanie Alomar-Nunez vs. Tiffany Woltman – 120 lbs
Ian Goeschl vs. Wimberly Cook – 185 lbs
Tyler Dogoda vs. Ahmad Ahmad – 170 lbs
Dakota Coats vs. Jered Emerine – 185 lbs
Casey Boykin vs. Jake Powers – 155 lbs
Armani Avent vs. Jordan Isenberg – 135 lbs
John Leark vs. Quintin Richards – 155 lbs
Sarah Flowers vs. Cierra Buxton – 145 lbs
Kobe DeJesus vs. Mustafa Albairmani – 125 lbs
David McKinney has covered MMA since he was in high school in 2008. A former co-owner of BluegrassMMA, he currently hosts the Beers and Beards and Brewery Adventures podcasts. He covers regional MMA in the Midwest with a focus on Ohio.