Will Martinez’s retirement fight, Elder vs. Ramos highlight GPG 19
The final fight of Will Martinez takes place this weekend at Global Proving Ground 19 as the 10-3 Bellator vet has already announced his retirement following this fight against Kamrin Naville. GPG 19 takes place March 28th at the GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, NJ with a delayed pay-per-view webcast at Go Fight Live (www.gfl.tv), tape-delayed broadcast on Comcast Sports Net.
Martinez has done well in the past four years going 9-1 since December 2010, 5-1 in Bellator. In that stretch Martinez’s sole loss was to former TFC champion Desmond Green in Bellator’s Season 10 featherweight tournament semifinals in March of last year. Since then the Philadelphia area trainer picked up a win over Andres Jeudi in Matrix Fight 9 (see archives). 7-8 Naville is coming off two losses but they were against the more experienced Vagner Rocha at Fight Time 13 and Mike Bruno at TFC 31. Naville being seven years younger than Martinez should have a speed and endurance edge should the fight stay standing but Martinez who is known as UFC vet Zac Makovsky’s early BJJ coach will have the edge on the ground.
The main event is actually Sidney Outlaw vs. Elder Ramos. 3-1 Outlaw is a Renzo Gracie standout coming off his first pro loss, a TKO from Nick Browne at WSOF 13. Outlaw is no stranger to higher level competition with his three wins being in CFFC, ROC, and Bellator with the Bellator fight being a unanimous decision over Mike Bannon in May 2014. Ramos is a good test for Outlaw despite coming off losses to Cody Wilson and Derrick Kennington. Ramos is perhaps best known for his TKO of Bryan Lane in the co-main event of CFFC 21 in February 2013, one of five KO/TKO wins in Ramos’ 8-7 career.
GPG 19 card
- Joshua Key vs. Jabril Patterson
- Brett Glass vs. Ladarious Jackson
- Dameron Kirby vs. Willie Ford
- Chris Daukaus vs. Jordan Mitchell
- Washington Nunes da Silva vs. Marques Worrell
- Lamont Lister vs. Tony Parker
- Peter Petties vs. Pete Mazzeo
- Tim Dooling vs. TBA
- Craig Hayes vs. Matt Bordonaro
- Darnell Murphy vs. TBA
- Greg Quarantello vs. Marius Enache
- Will Martinez vs. Kamrin Naville
- Hector Pacheco vs. Brandon Kaiser
- Sidney Outlaw vs. Elder Ramos