Pro Point Announces Battle of Atlanta Matchups, per Point Fighter Live
As originally reported by Point Fighter Live, professional point fighting promotion Pro Point has announced the matchups for their fifth card, which will take place Friday night at the 2021 Battle of Atlanta. There are four set matches taking place, including a main event featuring former Pro Point winners Kristhian Rivas of Team Legend and Ryan George of Team Dojo Elite - Power. These fighters have clashed before in the Pro Point halo at the very first event, when George took a narrow victory and moved on to the finals against eventual champion Bailey Murphy. Rivas and George are the most recent Pro Point winners, with Rivas winning the third event and George claiming victory in the fourth.
The co-main event will feature Jermond Wiggins of Team ATL taking on Angel Diaz of Team KTOC. Diaz fought in Pro Point 4 and represented himself well, while Wiggins has been active at regional events leading up to the Battle of Atlanta. Diaz looks to continue his rise to prominence by taking down a fighter wearing the city's name on his back. Alex Reyes, executive and commentator for Pro Point, noted both fighters' kicking ability when stating that he anticipated a high-scoring match.
Other action includes a bout between lightweight legend Robbie Lavoie of Team All Stars and young challenger John "Bullet" Mercado of Team Legend. Lavoie has the upper hand when it comes to experience, but Mercado looks to use his speed and youthful energy to upset the decorated veteran.
The final matchup that has been announced sets two milestones for the promotion, as it will be the first junior fight and the first team fight featured in Pro Point. The bout is expected to drum up a regional rivalry as Kevin Walker of Team All Stars coaches Team Atlanta and Team KTOC's John Curatolo coaches Team Florida.
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