Merrick Duggan to Challenge Shady Smith for Unified Title
‘Shady’ Smith (12-7) last defended his title against Matt Spisak at Unified 14, looking great in the process and TKO’d Spisak in the third round. Smith commented on the bout with Duggan,
I am very excited for this fight because I know who I’m fighting and he’s a beast and a huge challenge for me, so I’m gonna put in tons of work preparing for this fight and I know he is as well…. He wants my title and I don’t want to let it go, and that makes for an exciting fight!
Duggan is the clear number one contender for the Lightweight title having gone 6-1 for Unified MMA while winning his last five in a row. In his most recent fight, Duggan submitted Neil Doty with a rear naked choke. The Doty win was similar to Duggan’s five other wins with all finishes coming in the first round. Duggan stated that facing Duggan is a “huge step up.”
Along with the Duggan vs Smith contest, Denny Houle, Jordan McKay, Rocky Biggs, and Corey Lautischer are all expected to be on the March 29th card.