Fighting out of West Palm Beach, FL, Garrick James comes into this bout riding a three-fight win streak, all of which came by unanimous decision. Having displayed sharp striking and agile footwork, James has earned a 4-2 record in his pro career. This performance has landed him the No. 15 spot at light heavyweight and No. 34 at middleweight in Tapology’s Southeastern US rankings.
Chase Gamble falls at No. 60 on those same rankings at middleweight, and will be looking to carry forward the momentum of his first round win by rear naked choke over Marcel Stamps back in March. Coming into this bout at 5-5 in his pro career, a win over James tonight will tip the record back in the win column for the Gym-O fighter, and likely see a rise in the rankings as well. Though he’s a strong striker in his own right, expect Gamble to look for the clinch en route to a submission. Indeed, his two most recent wins have come by way of chokes, so even if James has an edge on the feet, Gamble will likely have an answer on the ground
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