Ladies and Gentlemen we are now at the venue covering Fanatic Fight Night, brought to you by Sponsored Fan, in Hiram, Ga. We are in a packed house tonight at Alpha Fighting Systems. Here is the current fight card. We’ll be bringing you live updates on the site, UG, Twitter, and Facebook.
Chris Rawdon 0-0-0, 170. Fusion MMA
Allen Little 1-0-0, 170 Eagle Kickboxing
Allen looks to try to stick and move when Chris comes to wrap up. Allen tries for a guillotine but Chris is able to take him down. Allen gets a closed guard and keeps the damage to a minimum. His guard remains active and attempts an armbar that Chris defends. Chris takes advantage and gets in a North South position. They get to standing and Chris throws some knees. Allen gets his head out and get Chris in a guillotine. While Chris is headlocked he manages to get mount on Allen but is unable to deliver any damage.
The ring girls are fully clothed. Hooters girls in full jumpsuits. Not the best.
Allen has the same idea for the second round and wants to throw leg kicks and move. Chris smothers him and tries to clinch. Allen gets the better end of the clinch and manages to get Chris to the ground. Chris tries for a triangle on the ground but Allen stands up out of it. Standing, Chris goes back to clinch Allen and is looking for a double. Allen has underhooks and stays up. They disengage and Allen throws a great right. Chris surges back and clinches again. Allen throws knees in the clinch and sets up a judo throw to end in side control. Chris swivels to half guard and Allen throws a few punches to the mid section when the time runs out.
Round 3 Allen comes out with a jump kick and looping punches from both sides. Chris is in autopilot and gets some underhooks. Allen improves position and throws Chris again ending in side control. Allen stays in Chris’s half guard and throws some punches to the midsection. Allen uses most of the time to secure a sidechoke but can’t lock it in. Chris is patient and sweeps. They end the round with Chris in Allen’s guard.
Allen Little def. Chris Rawdon by Unan. Dec.
Brad “Criminal” Taylor 0-0-0 195 Indep Gym
Ed Williams 0-0-0, 195 Alpha
Touch gloves. Brad throws some probing jabs and Ed responds. Brad hits a huge double and slams onto Ed into full guard. Ed keeps Brad’s head down and takes little damage. Ref stands em up. Brad hits a legkick jab combo that momentarily stuns Ed. Ed is looking for a homerun here. lots of ropeadope and flashy movements hoping to throw Brad off his game. The round ends with no other telling blows landed.
2nd round Ed starts with a stiff body kick. Brad throws some jabs that miss. Ed rocks back to throw some leather but Brad rushes him with a flurry landing some decent punches. Ed attempts to tackle Brad when he is locked in Brad’s guillotine. Ed hits the ground and taps within seconds.
Brad Taylor def Ed Williams by sub. (guillotine)
Jestin ‘Spanky’ Woods 1-0-0, 185 Knuckle Up
Hamza Abdul Mutalib 4-0-0, 185, LA Boxing
Abdul strikes with a knee to the body early in the 1st round and takes Spanky to the ground. after a disagreement about the rules* Abdul rushes Spanky again and gets him to the ground. Abdul gets to side control and delivers strikes to the body. Spanky tries to stand and Abdul backs off, prefers to stand. Abdul sidesteps a takedown attempt and delivers a significant strike to the body and landing Spanky’s guard. The fighters get to standing and Abdul delivers another big strike to the midsection that the ref rules an illegal blow. The round ends shortly after.
*Abdul thought it was advanced ammy rules and struck Spanky in the head repeatedly. After a short discussion with the judges, ref, and promoter the fighters agreed to continue.
The ring girls have reduced clothing, much better.
Round 2 Abdul throws a number of high kicks and follows with a leg sweep that ends with Spanky on Abdul’s back. Spanky puts the hooks in and works for the choke. Abdul survives and stands over Spanky to strike to the body. Abdul backs off and lets him stand. Abdul goes for a body lock and Spanky is able to keep himself upright on the cage fence. Abdul tries to pull Spanky down but he ends with Spanky over him and is quickly mounted. Spanky feints going for a kimura and switches all the way over to an armbar on the other side. Abdul defends it and stands over Spanky once again as the time runs out.
Round 3, Spanky shoots for a single right out the gate and succeeds only in Abdul getting mount. Spanky tries to sweep quickly but gives up an arm that Abdul locks into an armbar.
Hamza Abdul Mutalib def. Jestin ‘Spanky’ Woods by sub. (armbar) in rd. 3.
Joseph Corneroli 3-0-0, 170 Upstate Karate
Alex Fergueson 0-1-0, 170 Team Cagegear
Both fighters come out swinging with leg kicks and jabs. Joe locks him up and trips Alex to the ground. Joe works immediately for mount and sets up an armbar. Joe fails to get his leg over Alex’s head and Alex escapes into Joe’s guard and subsequently stands. Joe wraps him up again and trips into half guard. Joe works for a kimura, Alex turns and gives up his back, Joe then puts both hooks in and sinks in a rear naked choke.
Joseph Corneroli def. Alex Fergueson by sub. (RNC) in rd. 1
Greg Edwards 0-0-0 250 Rockmart Fight Club
Donta Jones 1-0-0, 240 Alpha
Donta comes in for a flurry and connects with a few punches. Greg retreats and Donta immediately rushes and catches one of Greg’s kicks. Donta takes him to the ground hard. Donta dominates on the ground but is unable to do any damage or attempt a sub. Greg works to stand up and Donta lets him. The fighters approach and Greg throws 3 punches that Donta shrugs off. Donta responds with another flurry, a part of which catches Greg square and downs him. The ref steps in after a couple more shots are delivered.
Donta Jones def. Greg Edwards by TKO in rd. 1.
Ben Sims 0-0-0 155 Upstate Karate
Jason Suh 0-0-0, 155 Saraiva MMA
Jason Suh throws a number of punches and kicks to start the fight. Ben takes his time and keeps his composure throwing push kicks and clinching to manage the distance. Jason is throwing haymakers when Ben shoots for a body lock and drags Jason down to the mat. Ben is able to work around to side control and lock in a kimura. Jason fends it off for a time while he works to stand up. The fighters finally stand with Ben still working for the kimura and jumps guard to bring Jason down. Jason taps from the kimura immediately after hitting the ground.
Ben Sims def. Jason Suh by sub (kimura) in rd. 1.
Phillipe Gentry 1-0-0, 145 Alliance/Eagle Kickboxing
Chris Ortiz 2-2-0, 145 Indep Gym
Philippe controls the standup with leg kicks and body kicks. Chris is hesitant to throw much early in the round. Chris finally comes in and feigns a kick, then jabs. Philippe shoots a double and slams Chris down. Philippe lands in side control and begins working the body. Chris is able to stand after a failed kimura attempt. They clinch and Philippe pushes of to throw another couple kicks. Philippe shoots again, but Chris stuffs it. They disengage and Philippe lands a big right that stuns Chris just as the round is ending.
Round 2 Philippe lands a staggering leg kick in the first few seconds and continues to dominate the standup. More body blows and another double leg takedown attempt that fizzles into a clinch. Philippe is still able to land a knee in the clinch. Chris taunts Philippe and lands a solid right stunning Philippe. The fighters on equal footing now, hesitate to engage. With 20 seconds left Chris connects with a jab and uppercut combo. Philippe clinches immediately and they waltz around the cage until time expires.
Round 3 Philippe lands a big headkick that drops Chris and follows up with punches on the ground. Chris weathers the storm and gets to even ground. Chris changes levels and lands with a body shot when Philippe connects with a right hook. Chris’s chin is solid. Philippe delivers more leg kicks and Chris explodes with a superman punch that misses. The round ends with the fighters circling each other.
Chris comes out aggressive in round 4 and looks to make up some points with the judges. Philippe is wary to trade punches with Chris’s heavy hands and strong chin. Philippe utilizes leg kicks and takedown attempts to score points while Chris presses with straight punches that fail to land clean.
In round 5 Philippe shoots for a double but manages to trip Chris to the ground and land in side control. Philippe works for position and gets over Chris’s head and takes control of an arm. Philippe is able to pull the arm out and maintain his base for a kimura attempt. Chris spins to the wrong side and worsens his situation. He then taps.
Philippe Gentry def. Chris Ortiz by sub (kimura) in rd. 5.
Thank you for staying with us tonight and congratulations for Philippe’s victory and the ISKA belt. Thank you to Alpha Fighting Systems and SponsoredFan.com
Chris after his most recent win at Wild Bills Fight Night
Chris McNally is an undefeated Amateur Fighter who is turning pro. He is represented by Sponsored Fan and is a very solid wrestler. He operates and fights out of his own gym in South Carolina where he gets to train on a regular basis with UFC caliber athletes. We got a chance to catch up with him as he prepares for his fight on Saturday at Fanatic Fight Night.
NextMMAFighter : Thanks for taking the time to talk to us Chris, tell us how your training is going as you prepare for this fight?
Chris McNally : You are very welcome and thank you for the interest you have taken in the potential future of my MMA career. My training is going very well, I do the best I can with every opportunity I get to train. I want to get the most out of all my workouts every time I step in the gym.
NextMMAFighter : We saw you fight only a few weeks ago at Wild Bills where you also picked up a win, how do you balance your training through the holidays?
Chris McNally : I balance my training through the holidays very carefully because I train in my garage and backyard about 95% of the time. I have to coordinate my time with my sparring partners and conditioning trainers very carefully and often on a week to week basis.
NextMMAFighter : As you continue to improve on your great record as an amateur do you have your sites set on a pro career?
Chris McNally : I am now officially pro, that is as soon as I have my pro debut. I am no longer going to compete as an amateur and I am ready to start getting punched and get paid for it win or lose.
NextMMAFighter : In all of your fights that we have seen you display some strong wrestling skills, do you feel this is the base that you plan to build on as a fighter?
Chris McNally : Absolutely, Wrestling is the base of all my endeavors as the sport taught me more than I can say in a few sentences. In terms of fighting , it definitely contributes very much. I believe the best fighters are ones who can get outside their comfort zones and get good in all aspects of the game while making what they are the best at even better. I am a firm believer that you can always get better and luckily for me, I love every piece of the fight game and I love training in all places. I used to hate getting hit, but now I am starting to enjoy it(sounds sick I know) . I have been training in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu for 8 years and was just awarded my purple belt by Dennis Powell under Rigan Machado.
NextMMAFighter : What is the most memorable moment of your fight career so far?
Chris McNally : My most memorable moment to date for fighting is when I went to Athens, GA to train with Rory Singer and see if I really was good enough to make a go at this. My wife Erin and little girl Maddie were with me and when I was grappling with Rory, my Little girl yelled out “You can do it Daddy, punch him in the face.” She is only three and ever since then I have felt great about pursuing this sport as a career.
NextMMAFighter : In regards to legends in MMA past or present is there anyone you look up to and would love to train with one day?
Chris McNally : I would love to train with any and all the legends because I actually look up to and respect all of them. But if I had to pick Erik Paulson and Dan Henderson. Perhaps when he retires Anderson Silva.
NextMMAFighter : How do you feel the MMA scene is growing in the southeast?
Chris McNally : I feel the sport of MMA is growing very well in the southeast and will continue to do so, just as it has around the rest of the world.
NextMMAFighter : When going through brutal training sessions or cutting weight what keeps you motivated.
Chris McNally : My motivation comes from wanting to give my family a better life, my students seeing that when you want something go after it no matter what and from inside myself because I want this.
NextMMAFighter : Since we saw you fight in December and you are in the cage again on Saturday, do you expect to keep up a frenzied pace in your upcoming fight?
Chris McNally : I always want to set a strong pace because I push my cardio so much in training that I want to utilize that when I fight. Everybody gets tired, especially me but you don’t have time to worry about it if you just stay focused and push through it.
NextMMAFighter : What are some of your favorite things to do when you arent training?
Chris McNally : I love to have sex with my wife. I enjoy spending time with my ladies, as I have my wife and two daughters who run the house. I love movies and really enjoy cleaning the house and doing yard work believe it or not. It keeps me focused and productive, which helps me stay busy when I am not training.
NextMMAFighter : We wish you the best of luck on Saturday, in closing is there anyone you would like to thank?
Chris McNally : I appreciate it and I would like to thank my family, especially my Wife. I would like to thank my striking coaches Jason Hicks and Nick Hollis along with my grappling coach Nate Edwards of Grind to Shine. My corner man and Head trainer Todd Ellis and my MMA sparring partner Jeremy Stevens. I would like to thank Jeff Chassner of Sponsored Fan for helping set up this interview and all their support. I would also like to thank my sponsor Brawl Nutrition. I finally want to thank my students and all other training partners for their support. All of you are awesome!!
Come check out Chris in his fight on Saturday night at Fanatic Fight Night in Hiram, GA!
Before I get started on the fight play-by-plays, I just want to say that this event was very well run. We’ve seen lots of small shows like this, and these guys really did a great job of putting together an evening of fights. And the guy who played the national anthem at the top of the show had some hella sweet riffs.
Okay, now on to the fights.
This was an all-amateur event, so keep in mind that, as usual in GA, these fighters weren’t allowed to strike to the head while on the ground.
Fight 1 (170 lb): Allen Little [1-0] vs. Alex Fergueson [5-0]
Winner, Little by Submission (rear naked choke) @ 1:14 of Round 1
Pretty short fight, and arguably a questionable stoppage. Little took the early advantage in this fight after scooping the leg of a kick by Fergueson, pulling it away into a nice turning single-leg takedown. From there he got into full mount and then got almost to Fergueson’s back when the latter fighter tried to roll away, eventually getting in a somewhat unorthodox choke (really more of a side choke than a rear naked, or so it looked from my position). The fight was stopped due to tapout at 1:14 in the first round. Good jiu-jitsu from Little, for sure.
I should point out that the ref made a good stoppage, although lots of people in the crowd — and Fergueson himself — obviously disagreed. From where I sat, it looked as if Fergueson was trying to pull Little’s hand away from his throat rather than tap on it, but I admittedly couldn’t see very well due to the angle. In any case, in an amateur bout, I’m happy seeing a referee err on the side of caution for the fighter rather than of more bloodletting for the crowd. Once a fighter starts getting paid, then sure, all bets are off.
Anyway, after a bit of an initial outburst followed by his storming out of the cage, Fergueson had some sense talked into him by one of his cornermen, after which he came back in the ring and, in a show of slightly belated good sportsmanship, congratulated his opponent. It was good to see, even if it was a bit tardy.
Fight 2 (155 lb): Josh Downing vs. Joey Nicolson
Winner, Downing by TKO (stoppage due to strikes) @ 0:43 of Round 1
Another quick fight. Of these two fighters, Downing looked the fitter, but both proved capable of throwing good, hard punches. Downing’s proved the stronger, though, when he pulled off a nice combo to finish the fight: He landed a high right-leg roundhouse followed by a big left hook and a straight right that staggered Nicolson and sent him sprawling back into the cage. After checking to see whether Nicolson still knew what planet he was on, and apparently getting the reply “Mars, right?” the ref called a stop at just 43 seconds into the first round.
Fight 3 (170 lb): Clay Bowen vs. Michael Depeyster
Winner, Depeyster by Decision (split)
This one actually went the full three rounds, although I’m not sure if the judges were watching the same three rounds I was.
Both of these guys came in looking strong for 170, and both looked well-conditioned. In the first round, they both landed some good punches, and both seemed to have good chins — there was no obvious advantage in terms of damage dealt by strikes. Bowen seemed the better boxer inside the clinch, maybe, while Depeyster had a slight edge when he was able to stay outside. Bowen managed a nice standing guillotine early in the round, but Depeyster was ultimately able to slip out of it; he also managed to keep Depeyster pushed up against the fence for a good part of the round, showing good control of the standup. Late in the round, Depeyster avoided two takedown attempts from Bowen, demonstrating a good sprawl, and managed to feed a couple of solid right hands to Bowen as he closed. I gave this round 10-9 to Depeyster due to more strikes landed.
In round 2, Depeyster caught Bowen with a heavy left hook early on, but at the 26-second mark Bowen picked him up high and slammed him hard; at 1:05, he got a full mount on Depeyster, and he managed to stay on top for most of the round. At about 1:30 Depeyster rolled out of the mount, but Bowen slid immediately into an armbar attempt, which Depeyster avoided only narrowly after struggling against it for a bit. While on top, Depeyster seemed at a loss, throwing only two punches to the body that I counted, and otherwise just lying there. I gave this round to Bowen, 10-9.
Round 3 started slowly, the fighter circling for a good 30 seconds or so, until Bowen tied up in the clinch and managed to rocket some knees into Depeyster’s legs and mid-section. None of them were earthshaking, but a number of them landed. At 1:10 he managed a nice double-leg, scooping Depeyster up and bringing him down hard on the cage floor. From inside Depeyster’s guard, he threw a bunch of solid body shots, which Depeyster had seemed unable to manage in the previous round when he had the top, and he kept control for the reaminder of the round, despite a nearly successful reversal from Depeyster at the 2:12 mark. Again, I scored this one 10-9 Bowen.
However, at least two of the judges must have still been on Mars with Nicolson from the previous fight, because they scored the fight 30-27 Bowen, 30-27 Depeyster, and 29-28 Depeyster, giving the latter fighter the win by split decision.
Fight 4 (135 lb): Diangelo Bynum vs. Hector Espinoza
Winner, Bynum by Decision (unanimous)
This one also went the full three rounds, and it was a great fight to watch — one of the two best fights of the night.
First off, I’ve got to mention Bynum’s entrance… perched, inside a dufflebag with just his head and hands sticking out, on the back of one of his cornermen. After the fight, he told us that their gag was an homage to Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. If you’ve never seen a 135-lb dude shaking his fists like a madman while shoved in a sack and carried on the back of a 230-lb guy, well… then you just haven’t lived. Or something. Anyway, it was pretty funny.
But on to the fight. With guys this size, you expect fast, frenetic action and great endurance, and neither of these fighters disappointed. Espinoza started the scoring with some solid leg kicks, but Bynum timed the first two and shot a lightning-fast takedown early in the round. Espinoza nearly caught him in a guillotine from his guard, but Bynum weaseled out around 1:30 into the round. The rest of the round was similarly quick, with the two fighters competing for the advantage on the ground and on their feet. Right on the bell, Bynum caught Espinoza with another takedown.
In round 2, Bynum showed his standup skills a little more, landing some good shots in the first 30 seconds of the round, and also managed to stuff a takedown attempt by Espinoza, ending with a classic Greco-Roman front-head-and-arm. But that doesn’t mean Espinoza was a slouch; he is a solid 135, and he throws punches like a guy who’s much heavier. Bynum’s game plan of avoiding those fists and bringing the fight to the ground whenever possible carried him through, however. The ref showed some good judgment in standing the fighters up on two occasions during this round when the ground work slowed, but each time Bynum was able to bring Espinoza back down and execute his plan, ending with a big slam from a double-leg late in the round.
The third round cinched the decision for Bynum, who shot yet another successful single-leg takedown at just 11 seconds after the opening bell, and he kept the pressure on for the rest of the round. At just under a minute into the round, Espinoza, who looked maybe slightly the stronger of the pair, rolled Bynum around and got into his guard; however, Bynum immediately went for a triangle, which nearly sunk in. Espinzo broke free around 1:40, but Bynum won the scramble and got into side control, and from there managed the rest of the round.
Interestingly, by my observation (using my trusty iPhone stopwatch app…), the bell for the third round rang at 2:00, not 3:00, making the fight result a little questionable, but Bynum dominated things pretty clearly throughout, so I certainly don’t mean to take anything away from him.
In all, a terrific, fast-paced fight from two very talented young combatants. Either one of these guys will certainly put on a good show if you ever get an opportunity to see him fight.
Fight 5 (145 lb): Dar Shorunke vs. Jason Valle
Winner, Valle by Decision (unanimous)
This was the other great fight of the night.
At the top of this action, NextMMAfighter’s Oscar and I were trying to figure out whether Shorunke is actually the biggest 145-pounder we’ve ever seen. Seriously, the guy looked at least 175 lb coming in. Very big dude for this weight class.
That said, though, Valle is a solid 145er too, probably well over 160 for this fight, I’d guess. And on top of that, this guy’s wrestling and jitz are excellent. Very strong takedowns and ground game; it was a shame we couldn’t see him fully utilize his ground-and-pound skills given that this was an amateur fight — no head shots on the ground.
At about 12 seconds into the first round, Valle shot a good double-leg and landed in Shorunke’s guard, following up with a barrage of punches to the floating ribs. They stayed there for over a minute, until Valle went for a guillotine from the top, but Shorunke was able to muscle out of the hold. Just about 7 or 8 seconds before the end of the round, Valle attempted a gogoplata, which had us all pretty excited — if you read our site regularly, you know that it’s a longstanding tradition for us to do shots every time someone gets a knockout or an advanced submission, we usually do a shot. (We found a liqueur called “kimora” that resonates for some reason, but vodka works, or tequila, whatever.) Sadly, or maybe thankfully, this was not a licensed venue.
In round 2, both fighters entered swinging, both landing some nice strikes. About 30 seconds in, Valle shot another takedown, moving almost immediately into a full mount. Shorunke managed to reverse, though, about 1 minute in, and stayed on top for a good half-minute. At 1:37, Valle shook loose and they scrambled, shifting around for position in an attempt to get the advantage. Shorunke listens very well to his corner, and you could literally watch him react as they shouted commands. Good sign of a smart fighter. Around 2:30, Shorunke got to his feet and let Valle get up, apparently not wanting to stay on the ground any more. Valle showed that he too was willing to stand and bang, landing some nice punches, but Shorunke seemed pretty much unfazed when the bell rang.
The final round was a different story, though. Shorunke answered the bell looking pretty tired, while Valle looked about as fresh as he had at the start of the previous round. That’s not to say Shorunke was drained, as he was still moving well, but conditioning did seem to come into play in this round. Nothing really remarkable happened during this round, aside from the usual strikes and grappling, with the ref standing the pair up a couple of times when the groundwork came to a standstill. To sum the round up, Valle seemed to have the upper hand for the most part, with several submission attempts and some more excellent striking. Near the end of the round, he nearly caught Shorunke in a triangle, but the bell ended the fight, not the choke.
In the end, the judges gave the fight to Valle unanimously, which agreed with my assessment.
Fight 6 (185 lb): Nick Poythress vs. Justin Woods
Winner, Woods by Submission (armbar) @ 1:49 of R1
This fight was initially held up for a good 5 minutes while people ran around looking for a pair of nail clippers because Poythress’ finger nails were too long. Now, not to be an ass, but if you’re rolling around with guys every day, you should be checking your nails at least a couple of times a week, if not every day.
Anyway, once the fight actually started, it was kind of one-sided. Woods easily dodged Poythress’ punches, which were very powerful — he’s a big, strong guy — but also telegraphed from somewhere south of Miami. Around 1:38, Poythress demonstrated his strength by powering out of Woods’ side mount, but Woods, again the faster fighter, rolled over and caught an armbar. By 1:59, he had secured it for the win. And that’s where this fight took another turn for the unusual.
Poythress, upset at the referee, nearly started a fight with the referee and with everyone in Wood’s corner, including Woods himself. But the irony was that he was apparently pissed not because he disagreed with the stoppage itself, but because he felt the judge had taken too long to stop the fight when he tapped. From the ref’s vantage point behind him, though, with Poythress’ head crunched up against the cage, his right arm splayed out underneath him and his left hand under his body, there was just no way the ref could have seen his left hand tapping.
Anyway, short fight, but a remarkable one.
Fight 7 (205 lb): Daniel Norton vs. Aundre Evans
Winner, Norton by Submission (armbar) @ 2:48 of R1
This was another short fight, and we pretty much called it as the fighters entered. Evans simply didn’t look like he was ready to fight. We assumed his conditioning would work against him, but the fight was over before it really had a chance to come into play.
Norton got a takedown very quickly after the bell, moving right into a full mount, and kept working for the armbar. At first he seemed a bit uncomfortable fighting from the mount, but he eventually sunk the armbar in at 2:49. All told, for the main card of the night, this was a pretty uneventful fight. Norton clearly had the edge.
Thats all we got for tonight, thanks to the promoters from Fanatic Fight Night, Alpha Fighting Systems and Sponsored Fan for putting on a great show that we were happy to be a part of.
We caught up with Diangelo Bynum out of Cooks Impact MMA after his win over Hector Espinoza at Fanatic Fight Night in Hiram, Ga. He walks us through how he won his fight and his hilarious walkin to his bout.
We were happy to be a part of Fanatic Fight Night on Saturday which featured some great up and coming Amateurs. Here are the quick results and look for full round by round summaries along with Event pictures to follow tomorrow. We will also have an interview up that we took with Amateur fighter Diangelo Bynum.
Thanks again to Sponsored Fan and Fanatic Fight night for a great night of action.
Allen Little def Alex Ferguson in Rd 1. Submission.
Josh Downing vs. Joey Nicoson. Downing wins by KO
Michael Depeyster def. Clay Bowen. Split Decision.