Vacant titles finding owners: Havoc FC 2020 predictions

Having been around the western Canadian MMA scene since 2012, Havoc FC has seen many champions come and go in the professional ranks.

Out of eight possible professional Havoc FC titles to be won, there are currently three vacancies in the promotion.

With the featherweight, middleweight, and light heavyweight belts all currently looking for new homes, here are three fighters who could be calling themselves a Havoc FC champion by the end of 2020.

Featherweight: Craig Shintani (9-3)

Craig Shintani
Craig Shintani in action against Neal Anderson at Unified MMA 37. (Photo by Joel Griffith)

A popular name around the Western Canadian MMA scene, as well as Havoc FC, Shintani is currently the Havoc FC lightweight champion. Having bounced back and forth between featherweight and lightweight throughout his career, perhaps Shintani will look to achieve double champ status with Havoc FC in 2020. Shintani is one of the top Canadian prospects on the regional scene, and no doubt has the skill set to add another Havoc FC strap to his collection.

Middleweight: Colton Cronkite (3-0)

Colton Cronkite
Colton Cronkite in action against Matt Heim at Rumble in the Cage 58. (Photo by Joel Griffith)

Although just three fights into his professional career, Cronkite has far more experience than his record shows, also boasting a 14-fight amateur career in which he went 9-5. Cronkite is a natural finisher, with all seven of his most recents wins, professional and amateur, coming in the first round. Fighting out of Canadian Martial Arts Centre (CMC) in Lethbridge, Alta., a gym that is no stranger to Havoc FC events, Cronkite is due for his first real test as a professional. So, why not give him a crack at Havoc FC gold in the process?

Light Heavyweight: Sheldon Doll (7-4)

Sheldon Doll
Sheldon Doll prepares for battle at Unified MMA 38. (Photo by Joel Griffith)

A teammate of Cronkite’s at CMC, Doll is also a pure finisher, with all seven of his professional wins coming in the first round. Doll had his first crack at a title back at Unified MMA 38 where he fell short to Graham Park. There’s no doubt redemption is on the mind of Doll, so why not give him a crack at light heavyweight gold on the same evening his teammate goes for middleweight glory? Doll surely has another title shot coming his way in the near future, and Havoc FC seems like a good spot.