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221 Industries cuts ties with Pawelek, adds O’Malley and Kempf to ICF 16 card

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Cory Smith, CEO of 221 Industries, announced today a few changes to the ICF 16 card with the termination of Roma Pawelek’s contract and the addition of Helena’s Sean O’Malley and Hannah Kempf from Los Angeles.

Cory Smith with 221 Industries announced today that Sean O'Malley will fight in November's ICF 16. Photo courtesy of Get the Picture Photography
Cory Smith with 221 Industries announced today that Sean O’Malley will fight in November’s ICF 16. Photo courtesy of Get the Picture Photography

Smith said Pawelek wished to pursue a contract with a national all-pro female MMA company, so they came to an agreement that enable her to do that.

“I terminated Pawelek’s contract so she can pursue her Invicta dreams,” he said.  “We terminated it in good standing.”

Pawelek is a 125 pound WMMA fighter with a 5-1 amateur record and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt out of Performance Martial Arts and Rose City FC in Oregon.

Hannah Kempf, left, will square off against Lynnell House at ICF 16 in November. Courtesy photo
It was announced that Hannah Kempf, left, will fight at ICF 16 in November. Courtesy photo

Kempf is a 120-pound WMMA fighter. She fought Tagina Devereaux in the all-female ICF 13 earlier this year.

Her opponent for ICF 16 on Nov. 14 at the Pacific Steel and Recycling Four Seasons Arena will be announced at a later date.

O’Malley, a  Helena native, defeated Ryan Ibsen at ICF 15 in August. Smith said they’re currently working on finding an opponent for him, saying, “I sent an email to a top management company in the northwest asking for “the best 135-pound (amateur) around.” 

He recently started training with Tim Welch at the MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz.

For more information on ICF 16, check out this article we did last month and keep checking back to Big Sky State Buzz for further updates.

 

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