June 12 brought Premier Cage Fighting: Total Warrior Challenge 6 to the Indiana State Fairgrounds. 18 bouts were scheduled, with 10 of them being sanctioned Professional bouts. The main event of the night was a major fight between Joao “Pitbull” Herdy Junior, and Dustin “The Beast” Neace. Both men had known each other for a few years, and were ready to end all of the talking. One of the special guests of the night was Chris ‘Lights Out’ Lytle. He talked some about his future mma plans, and modeled some impressive new shades.
Fight 1- Larry Pavey vs. Duane Gray. 145 lbs.
Larry and Duane Started off the fight and ended it quickly. Larry had a few good strikes in before Duane took the fight to the ground. Larry accted quickly though and pulled guard, and a guillotine. In only 28 seconds, Larry won by Guillotine choke.
Fight 2- Matt Perry vs. Andrew Kepchar. 155 l bs.
Matt and Andrew put on a great fight going the full three rounds. Matt started out Taking Andrew to the ground but Andrew got the fight back on their feet, and the fight kept going. During the second round Andrew got deducted for an illegal strike to the back of the head. Matt never really seemed to regain his stamina for the fight. Andrew controlled all three rounds for the win by Unanimous decision
Fight 3- Gary Riggs vs. Ethan Gronk. 185 lbs.
Ethan started of strong kicking, punching, getting the clinch and throwing some painful knees into Gary. On the ground Ethan kept controlling the fight until the end of round one. In round two Ethan made short work of Gary and took him down. Gary turned his stomach down and Ethan sank in a Rear naked choke. Ethan won 47 seconds into round two by rear naked choke
Fight 4- Jesse Parsley vs. Brandon Hockman 185 lbs.
Jesse clearly had the upper hand in this fight. From the moment he started he was in control,stiking Brandon hard, taking the fight to the ground at will, and keeping the pace for the fight. During the second round Jesse made sure to keep control of the fight and after Brandon threw an illegal elbow, Jesse ended the fight. Jesse won by TKO 1:11 into the second round
Fight 5-Jason Clouse vs. Jeremy Baughman 205 lbs.
Jeremy Baughman made this a quick match. he took Jason to the ground and didn’t let up once. Jason made the mistake of turning on all fours while Jeremy kept hitting. The referee stopped the fight 1:05 into the first round in favor of Jeremy, Baughman
Fight 6- Abe Garcia vs. Jesse Turner 155 lbs
This was another fight that went the full three rounds. Abe noticeably had the upper hand, though. He controlled the first round even though Jesse had two guillotine attempts. After the first round Jesse seemed to run out of gas and wasn’t able to keep up. Abe connected with the majority of his punches, while Jesse could not seem to get his timing down. At the end of three rounds the judges awarded the win to Abe by unanimous decision.
Fight 7- Bobby Thilman vs. Bryant Whitaker 170 lbs
Bobby and Bryant went the full three rounds, but other than a good first round kick by Bobby, Bryant dominated the whole fight. He took bobby down whenever he wanted, had a few submission attempts, and kept Bobby on the defensive the whole time. At the end of the fight Bryant was awarded the win by Unanimous decision.
Fight 8- Casey Claybourn vs. Rob Arnett Heavyweight
Casey and Rob both seemed ready to fight at the beginning of round 1. Rob quickly got the upper hand on Casey and kept pushing the fight. Rob did a great job of controlling the first two rounds. At the bell signaling the start of round three Casey was too tired to answer. Rob was awarded the win.
Fight 1- Casey Dyer vs. Matt Singleton 135 lbs.
Matt started off with a great kick to Casey’s head. He took down Casey and was doing a great job trying to control the fight. unfortunately he made a small mistake and Casey was able to go for a triangle choke. Casey won 2:46 into round one by triangle.
Fight 2- Ryan McIntosh vs. Toney Alvey 145 lbs
Another short fight., Toney tried to take down Ryan but Ryan ended on top. After standing up Ryan kept control, and show some impressive stand up game. Ryan got a good head kick to Toney and drops him.Ryan McIntosh won by TKO 2:32 into the first round.
Fight 3- Chris Johnson vs. Andrew Zook 145 lbs
Earning the honor of fastest fight of the night were Chris and Andrew. Chris took down Andrew but Andrew was able to turn it into an armbar. Andrew Zook won by armbar :15 into round one.
Fight 4- Bryan Nevvile vs. Rob McIntyre 145 lbs.
Bryan and Rob both decided to keep the fight standing for a majority of the fight. They traded strikes the whole first round, with Rob coming out ahead and controlling the full first round. In the second round Bryan tried to pull guard and guillotine Rob. Rob escaped and kept control of the fight. Rob kept up his assault and Bryan tapped out due to strikes, 4:22 into the second round.
Fight 5- Kevin McIntosh vs. Justin Allen 185 lbs.
Justin Immediately got the upper hand in this fight and ended it as quickly as he could. Kevin was too cautious and gave Justin the openings he needed. 1:21 into the first round Justin landed a big knee and was awarded the TKO.
Fight 6- Marvin Lemlock vs. James Powell Heavyweight
Another extremely short fight by these two fighters. Marvin gets a good kick in, James tried to shoot and take down but left his head on the outside. Marvin took advantage of his mistake, and sunk in a standing guillotine. Marvin won in only :42 into round one by submission.
Fight 7- Jerry Burns vs. James Shaw. Heavyweight
Jerry and James were very slow to start. both men did not seem to have the conditioning and weren’t moving or fighting very hard. Every once and a while there was a good hit but nothing too notable until the third round. In the third round James made a move and pounced on Jerry. The ref called a stop to the fight 2:55 into the third round, awarding the fight to James.
Fight 8- Garrett Whiteley vs. Miles Shrake 170 lbs
Miles tried to make the first move by taking down Garrett, but Garrett got the top position, and worked to keep Miles on the ground on all fours. Garrett used his ground and pound to loosen up Miles before getting back mount. Garrett got the back mount and worked to get the Rear Naked Choke. 3:14 into the first round Garrett finished his Rear Naked Choke.
Fight 9- Terry Mellotte vs. Jimmy Jenkins. Super HVWT
Jimmy came out striking, got trapped on the cage once or twice. Jimmy kept up the pressure and Terry tapped out due to strikes in the first round.
Joao ‘Pitbull’ Herdy, Junior vs. Dustin ‘The Beast’ Neace 145
This fight was well worth the wait. It went all three rounds and showed off both fighters techniques. Both worked their stand up, Joao getting in a few impressive knees, kicks, and punches in, and Dustin firing back. Joao had a few good take downs and a few good submission attempts. This fight was by far the most technical of the night, neither fighter gave up. At the end though the judges unanimously scored the bout 29-28 in favor of Joao.
It was a great night of fights with some amazing up and coming fighters showing their talents. Thank you so much to Premier Cage fighting for allowing me this opportunity to get back into the MMA reporting game! And sorry it took so long to get everything up, my computer had a few hiccups this week but everything should be back to normal!