A local fighter will make his Pro debut this Friday night at the Allstate Arena.

Photo - Shayne Adams

Thomas Holder from Stillman Valley with be making his Pro debut this Friday on "Bellator" at All State Arena in Rosemont.

Here is the schedules fight card for Bellator 175

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal
Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Marcos Galvao
Sergei Kharitonov vs. Chase Gormley
Steve Kozola vs. Jake Roberts
Noad Lahat vs. Lloyd Carter
Joaquin Buckley vs. Justin Patterson
Prince McLean vs. Adam Maciejewski
Damian Norris vs. Tom Shoaff
Matt Paul vs. James Bochnoviv
Nate Williams vs. Manny Vazquez
J.D. Hardwick vs. Tim Cho
Tom Holder vs. Josh Streaker
Cory Galloway vs. David Garcia
Brian Akins vs. Mike DeLaVega
James Esposito vs. Asef Askar
Max Fuentes vs. Brandon Shelhart

We here at The Eagle wish Tom the best of luck this Friday night, make Rockford proud!

I had a chance to sit down and ask local MMA Fighter Tom Holder a few questions:

  •  Where are you from: Stillman Valley
  • What got you into MMA: It all started with my wrestling background, seemed like the next step
  • Describe your style: Grappler, wrestling background has a lot to do with that
  • When you're not training what do you like to do: Spending time with my girlfriend, movies
  • Shayne Adams is here from Northern Illinois Combat Club do you thing you could you take him: I Don't think I know
  • Prediction for Friday night first Pro fight: It's over in the first round
  • Will you punch me: Heck yes

So here you go, the moment you've all been waiting for.