Adam Gilligan (10-8) vs. Johnny Wentland (12-8)
Dubuque native and human highlight reel Adam Gilligan will receive his first title opportunity in the Pinnacle cage against seasoned boxer Johnny Wentland. Gilligan is a Muay Thai specialist who has dished out more than a few spectacular knockouts in his career. He makes entertaining the fans every bit as much of a priority as finishing his opponents. The only thing missing from his impressive list of accomplishments is championship gold. Wentland is every bit as eager to wear a title belt for the first time in his career, and like Gilligan he has thunder in his hands. Wentland has finished 9 of his 12 wins by knockout and can throw up submissions just as easily as he slings his hands. This is the kind of contest that can only end explosively and when the dust settles, only the new champ will be standing.