When news first surfaced stating Phil Baroni and Roger Huerta had been matched up for a fight at One FC 4: Destiny of Warriors it seemed to spark the curiosity of MMA fans intrigued by a pairing many had never envisioned. Unfortunately, it appears the bout will not be taking place after all as the result of Baroni suffering a knockout loss this past Saturday.
Baroni’s loss came in the second round of a scrap against Chris Holland at Ring of Fire 43. The defeat was his second straight his fifth in his last six fights.
Though suspension information has not been released it is extremely unlikely the 14-15 Baroni would be cleared to compete against Huerta on June 23 as had been planned for precautionary reasons. However, even if he was to somehow escape a mandated break based on the knockout it would not necessarily matter anyways as sources have indicated to MMAWeekly that neither Huerta or One FC want to see Baroni in the bout given his recent stumble.
A replacement for Baroni is expected to be announced in the near future.
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