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Throwdown puts on another great showing for MMA here in Utah with almost 7,000 attendees.
Last month, Throwdown put on their third, and largest MMA event at the Energy Solutions Center on Feb 20th. There were a ton of fights – almost six hours of MMA – longer than their last promotion.
My friend Shawn scored some awesome tickets – 3rd row from the cage, and was closer to the action than Big John McCarthy and some Utah Jazz Players. He gave me the details of the fights to post up here.
The main fight on the card was Shonie Carter vs George Lockhart, which was a little lackluster. Shawn, not very familiar with Shonie, went back home and watched some his older fights – remarking that Shonie’s getting a little old and is probably “losing it”. Despite this, Shonie still pulled off the win by decision after 5 rounds.
Jordan Smith defeated Sean O’Connell with a rear-naked-choke midway into round 1 – apparently much like his Throwdown II victory over Ben Fuiamaono. Aggressive exchange of strikes, O’Connell goes to the ground where Smith capitalizes and eventually takes the back and RNC.
I’ve been a Smith fan ever since I met him after his Throwdown II fight. He’s a strong left handed man and super nice guy. He teaches 7th or 8th grade here in Utah (geography I think), FYI.
Steve “Razor” Sharp beat Dayne Aristizabal by way of knock out in the first round. I’m glad Razor finished with a clean KO after his loss to Rad Martinez in the last Throwdown. Sharp is an fun fighter to watch – a few months ago he said in a post fight chat that he really tries to make exciting fights, giving it all he’s got. He didn’t disappoint.
Again, super nice guy who can explosively beat the crap out of you. When I met him, I walked right up to him and said hello, got an autograph and he really made the effort to be personable – even though I’m just some random fan.
I always love to hear of Jujitsu blackbelts kicking butt in MMA, but had to morn Fabio Serrao’s loss by unanimous decision to Eddie Pelczynsk. Eddie just put the beat down on Fabio who was largely unsuccessful in taking the fight to the ground.
In the other fights, reported by Throwdown
-Steve Siler def. Nick Mamalis by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:25, R1
-Tyler Lee def. David Anderton by TKO at 2:58, R1
-Travis Marx def. Jesse Brock by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Kyacey Uscola def. Hank Weiss by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Jake Paul def. Cole Rose by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Parris Swain def. Jeff Willingham by Split Decision, R3
-Camrann Pacheco def. Oliver Bradstreet by Split Decision, R3
-Daniel Gardner def. Jeremy Razonable by Submission (Shoulder Lock) at 3:20, R1
-Jamie Anton def. Brad McRae by Submission (Armbar) at 0:27, R1
-Jake Truman def. Brandon Rordame by TKO at 4:43, R1
Anyway, I’m glad to hear that fun was had, in UTAH no less, due to Mixed Martial Arts.
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