Earlier this week it was revealed that Phil Baroni would be dropping a weight class to welterweight to change things up for his career and see where 170 lbs. can take him. At the time it was unknown who Baroni would face in his first fight at welterweight but it seems now that question has been answered.
According to The Fight Network, Baroni will face off against Cage Rage Contenders veteran Scott Jansen, who is 3-2 in his MMA career with all three of his wins coming by way of KO or TKO. It would seem that Jansen is tailor-made for a guy like Baroni, who is known for his one punch knockout ability.
If Baroni loses this one, there’s no telling where his MMA career goes from here. This is as big of a “gimme” fight that he’s ever had in his career. It would be wise for him to hit the gym, hit it hard, work on cardio and make the best of an opportunity.