January 13, 2011
Rhonda Roginson of Bleacher Report calls 3FC VI "one of the best Mixed Martial Arts shows."
1. 145 LBS.
ALEX ANDERSON(5-1, GUARDIAN MMA/MURFREESBORO, TN)(ATO #5 145ER IN TN) DEF CHRIS CRAWFORD(2-3, BRAWLER UNIVERSITY/KINGSTON, TN) RD 2 TKO REF STOPPAGE G&P
2. 165 LBS.
GIB FRYE(0-0, PINNACLE MMA-KAOS/KNOXVILLE, TN) DEF JON MOONEYHAM(2-0, CAGE KILLERS/KNOXVILLE, TN) RD 3 SUB RNC
3.) 170 LBS
ANTHONY MORGAN(4-1, FIT FACTORY/SEVIERVILLE,TN)(ATO #10 170 IN TN) DEF DUSTIN SMITH(1-3, STEGALL’S MARTIAL ARTS/MARYVILLE, TN) RD 1 SUB RNC
4.) 205 LBS.
DONNIE MASHBURN(0-0, KMAA/PIGEON FORGE, TN) DEF IVY HARRELL(1-1, EPIC MMA/MACOMB, MS) RD 1 KO
5. 170 LBS.
ZAC PACE(0-1, FIT FACTORY/SEVIERVILLE, TN) DEF MARK NUNN(2-0, INDEPENDENT/TAZEWELL, TN) RD 3 TKO REF STOPPAGE G&P
6.) 145 LBS.
ADAM HYDE(4-1, PINNACLE MMA-KAOS/KNOXVILLE, TN)(ATO #6 145 IN TN) DEF. CHARLES “CHICO” HENRY(1-0, CAGE KILLERS/KNOXVILLE, TN) RD 3 TKO REF STOPPAGE G&P
7. 185 LBS.
RENO MULLINS(1-0, FIT FACTORY/SEVIERVILLE, TN) DEF ROCKY LANGE(11-4, TEAM ROCKY/KNOXVILLE, TN) RD 1 KO
8. 185 LBS.
YVGENE ZOTOV(0-0, KMAA/PIGEON FORGE, TN) DEF JERRY BENTLEY(4-1, TEAM OXENDINE/JOHNSON CITY, TN) UNANIMOUS DECISION
145 GRAND PRIX 1ST ROUND
9. JAMES FOY(4-0, HARD TARGET/CHARLOTTE, NC) DEF. KEVIN DEPRIEST(13-2, NUNCA PARADO/COEBURN, VA) RD 1 SUB RNC
10. BILLY MULLINS(8-4, FIT FACTORY/SEVIERVILLE, TN)(ATO #7 155 IN TN) DEF TRENT DOTSON(4-1, CHAMPIONS FREESTYLE MMA/BIRMINGHAM, AL) RD 1 SUB GUILLOTINE CHOKE
11. CHRIS HALL(4-3, IMA/LEBANON, TN)(ATO #2 145 IN TN) DEF ADAM GLENN(9-4, CLARKSVILLE FIGHT CLUB-TEAM WILDSIDE/CLARKSVILLE, TN)(ATO #6 170 IN TN) UNANIMOUS DECISION
12. JONSCOTT SOMERFIELD(16-8, RELENTLESS/UNION CITY, TN)(ATO #7 145 IN TN) DEF JACK PODGORSKI(4-1, FOUR SEASONS/LEXINGTON, KY) RD 1 SUB MODIFIED GUILLOTINE CHOKE
13. 3FC 205 LB. TITLE
JAKE FINE(2-0, HARD KNOX/KNOXVILLE, TN)(ATO #9 205 IN TN) DEF MIKEY BRADEN(9-1, ANIMAL LEWDIS/CLINTON, TN) RD 1 SUB RNC
14. 3FC & ISKA TN STATE 135 LB. TITLE
MATT COAKLEY(6-3, SPLITLIP MMA/RALEIGH, NC) DEF CODY CHESSOR(12-1, RELENTLESS/UNION CITY, TN)(ATO #8 135 IN TN) SPLIT DECISION
155 GRAND PRIX
15. AMOS COLLINS(7-2, COMBAT ZONE/MYRTLE BEACH, SC) DEF TYLER SLY(6-2, CHAMPIONS FREESTYLE MMA/BIRMINGHAM, AL)(ATO #6 155 IN TN) UNANIMOUS DECISION
16. SCOTT HOLTZMAN(2-0, SHIELD SYSTEMS/KNOXVILLE, TN) DEF TYLER WILSON(7-0, RELENTLESS/UNION CITY, TN)(ATO #8 155 IN TN) RD 2 SUB MATA LEON CHOKE
17. JOSH DOWNING(10-4, COOK’S IMPACT/POWDER SPRINGS, GA)(ATO #9 155 IN TN) DEF ORTEZ TOMPKINS(5-2, FOUR SEASONS/LEXINGTON, KY)(ATO #7 170 IN KY) RD 1 SUB ARMBAR FROM TRIANGLE
18. JESSE GRISSOM(10-0, TEAM TRUTH/CLEVELAND, TN)(ATO #1 155 IN TN) DEF YANNICK JONES(10-6, SSF/CLARKSVILLE, TN)(ATO #8 170 IN TN, ATO #3 155 IN KY) UNANIMOUS DECISION
19. 3FC 170 LB. TITLE
BRANDON SEXTON(4-0, TEAM OXENDINE/JOHNSON CITY, TN) DEF JAKE UNDERWOOD(17-9, RELENTLESS/UNION CITY, TN) UNANIMOUS DECISION
20. 3FC HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
COLE MASON(3-0, CHAMPIONS FREESTYLE MMA/BIRMINGHAM, AL) DEF ISSAC FINE(1-0, HARD KNOX/KNOXVILLE, TN) RD 1 KO
ODDS & ENDS
- In the interest of full disclosure, I need to say that this is my “home” show. The promoters, Gene Click and Matt Chambers, are very good friends of mine. I train at Gene’s school, the Fit Factory. I do a lot of the matchmaking for the 3FC, but I also help with matchmaking for Cage Brawl, Pro 1, and ACF. That being said, I still have to say this was the best card ever put on in the region, and that is not me being biased in any way. The amount of talent in the fighters meeting was unbelievable, and the event truly had that “big show” feel.
- The preshow was the best it has been. Jesse Calbaugh is a kid to keep an eye on in the future. He dominated his match. Drew Kennedy was also victorious, as he stays active before his pro debut at Sportfight X, January 29.
- Anderson vs. Crawford - Another good effort from Crawford, but Anderson just proved to be a bit too much. Anderson improves to 6-1 and will also serve as the alternate in the 145 Grand Prix, should there be any injuries between rounds.
- Frye vs. Mooneyham - This was Frye’s 1st MMA bout, but it was obvious that he was more than ready. Mooneyham has looked good in his previous outings, but Frye’s takedowns and smothering top game was just too much for him to overcome. I expect to see success from both of these guys in future fights.
- Morgan vs. Smith - This was a rematch from a fight a couple months ago. Morgan ups his record to 5-1, and will now look to move down to 155.
- Mashburn vs. Harrell - Mashburn was the obvious crowd favorite, as he is a local police officer. Pretty much total domination by Mashburn, as Harrell took several big blows to the head. The talent pool at 205 is still a bit thin, so Mashburn will move up the ladder quickly, even with only one fight under his belt. He also won KO of the night honors.
- Pace vs. Nunn - This was a great fight. Both guys had their moments, and I had it one round a piece going into the 3rd. Pace has great potential and the right build to do well in this sport. Nunn also looked good and I think we will see more of him as well.
- Hyde vs. Henry - Hyde showed great heart in this one, as Henry caught him flush in the 1st round. Hyde managed to weather the storm however, and made a great comeback to take over the fight completely by RD 2. I would like to see Hyde vs. Nicely for the 145 title next.
- Mullins vs Lange - Super impressed with the wrestling of Mullins, who executed several great throws on the much more experienced Lange.
- Zotov vs. Bentley - This was a battle in the clinch for most of the fight. Zotov is a beast. Props to KMAA for taking a debut fight against a guy the caliber of Bentley. I think it’s safe to say that Zotov is now the top ammy 185er in East Tennessee, with the exception of Jesse Grun, who will be pro soon.
- Fine vs Braden - This was the biggest test of both guys career, and Fine looked awesome. I was a little surprised he earned the immediate takedown so easily, as I have seen good takedown defense from Braden in the past.
- Coakley vs. Chessor - This one got Fight of the Night honors. It was a back and forth fight that really could have went either way. Coakley was able to secure takedowns and hold position, but Chessor was constantly trying for submissions from the bottom. Great fight!
- Depriest vs Foy - Foy was pretty much dominate in this one, getting the easy submission in under a minute.
- Mullins vs. Dotson - Dotson got a little lazy on a big slam and left his neck exposed for the guillotine. This is a big win for the hometown Mullins, as he moves on to a rematch with Foy in the semifinals. Foy won the 1st contest by decision. It will be interesting to see how both guys have evolved, as both are now with different teams.
- Hall vs Glenn - This was a war! Hall was the more technical fighter, but Glenn is a warrior. Several times he was rocked, but Glenn just kept pushing forward. In the end, Hall got the decision victory and moves on to the next round.
- Somerfield vs. Podgorski - There was no shortage of confidence from Podgorski in this one, but it was the West Tennessee fighter that took the nod with a very nice modified guillotine choke. It was good enough for submission of the night honors. That sets up Somerfield vs Hall, in what should be an awesome bout.
- Collins vs Sly - Sly came in 8 lbs. overweight, but Collins still accepted the bout. This was a back and forth affair that saw Collins take the UD.
- Holtzman vs. Wilson - This was a battle of undefeated guys. Wilson had the better of the stand up exchanges, but Holtzman was too much for the young Relentless fighter on the ground. Very impressed with both guys! This sets up Collins vs Holtzman, which should be a war!
- Downing vs. Tompkins - Downing looked the best I have seen him here, as he had his way with Tompkins on the ground. He will be a stiff test for anyone he fights.
- Grissom vs Jones - Grissom showed why he is the #1 lightweight in the state, as he used his grinding style to beat up Jones. Grissom improves to 11-0 and will now have a rematch with Downing in the semfinals.
- I also want to say that this was our first time seeing some of these teams compete in East Tennessee. We were very pleased with Relentless, from the far Western part of the state. These guys bring it every fight, and are always dangerous. Looking forward to seeing a lot more of them.
- 3FC VII will feature the semifinals of both tournaments and the date will be confirmed soon.