Hinchliffe vs Huveneers Signed for BFL Rematch
Following an injury to his original opponent, current welterweight and returning hometown hero Nick “The Juggernaut” Hinchliffe (18-8) will square off in a 180lb. catchweight rematch against middleweight Bastien Huveneers (9-3-1) in the main event of Battlefield Fight League 15 on Friday, April 27th .
No matter who stood waiting across the cage, the long-anticipated return of Hinchliffe to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre was already garanteed to be a special night for fighter and fans alike.
Despite always training at the Vancouver Island city’s Impact MMA, Hinchliffe was last seen competing in Nanaimo nearly four years ago. Since then his career has been on a MMA rollercoaster ride that saw him compete in numerous main events, several title fights, and against some Canada’s best fighters, including Rory MacDonald (12-1), Kalib Starnes (12-7), and Ryan Ford (17-4), all while going an impressive 8-5 with five finishes.
Known for his powerful strikes and crafty, often unusual, chokes, Hinchliffe already owns a record many professional MMA fighters would proudly call their own. He looks to begin another new phase of his still-young career with his return to Nanaimo at BFL15! One way to do that is by avenging a close, recent loss, an opportunity “The Juggernaut” now has against Vancouverite-by-way-of-Belgium Bastien Huveneers.
Known best for his strong background in Brazilian jiu jitsu, Huveneers also posesses solid thai boxing fundamentals that were on display during his first fight against Hinchliffe. A middlewieght title match that Huvneers accepted on ten-days notice, the gruelling bout went all five rounds and ended in a closely-contested split-decision. Although it was the type of fight one might say had no loser, Huveneers walked away with the belt on his shoulder that night.
Although he has not fought professionally since that match nearly sixteen months ago, Huveneers has continued training at Dynamic MMA in Vancouver and, with one win already in his pocket, likely enters this fight both as the slight favourite and as the fighter feeling far less pressure to succeed.
The partisan fans in the Port Theatre for BFL15 on April 27th will surely be pulling for Hinchliffe to move to 2-1 since his first fight with Huveneers and shortly therafter, perhaps, on to a welterweight Battlefield title shot. Then again, Huveneers could also be closing in on a BFL middleweight championship bout with a win in this 180lb. catchweight fight.
It was a fight many prognosticators believed could not be scheduled in British Columbia due to complex contractual conflicts, but it is now officially set as the main event of a stellar card in Nanaimo on April, 27th.
Who is the baddest B.C. fighter at 180lbs.?
We’ll all find out at “BFL15: Hinchliffe vs. Huveneers II”
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