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It has been announced that Travis Clark (7-1) will meet Bellator veteran Mojo Horne (9-4) at Caged Vengeance 14 on July 13th inside the James Carnes Center in St. Clairsville, Ohio. They will square off for the vacant NAAFS professional middleweight title. Clark took to paper to pen a press release announcing the match-up along with a status update of what he has been up too.
Clark most recently picked up a very impressive knockout victory over Bellator veteran Dom Steele at Caged Vengeance 13 this past March and will look to do the same to Horne. In his most recent outing Horne pulled off a major upset by defeating the highly touted prospect Trey Houston (11-2) at Bellator 78.
Our second guest of the evening will be Alyssa Vasquez. Although an amateur, she has some experience to share with the WMMA community that coincides with the recent revelation of the questionable management popping up in the community. Shannon Knapp took to Facebook to once again discuss managers and their threats. Earlier today Tara Larosa named names and pointed the finger at Brett Atchley on Facebook and followed it up with the following Tweet.
The headlining bout for PSC 3 is going pit local fighter, and fan favorite, Mark Cherico (4-0) against former UFC fighter Donny Walker (14-9). The on and off again bout was finally approved by the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission. In this bout Cherico will be facing his toughest opponent yet as he faces the highly experienced Walker. In the co-main event of the evening we will see a grudge match between Khama Worthy (2-2) and Francis Healy (1-0). The two were scheduled to face each other last April but Healy sustained an injury that forced him off the card. Now the two will finally meet.
There were 16 fights scheduled for the evening but one fighter opted not to fight as he was walking down to the cage. He told referee Gary Copeland before the bell rang that he was not willing to fight so the fight was deemed a no-contest. Yes it was a first that we have heard a fighter pull-out of a fight as he was walking to the cage. Nonetheless the remaining fights took place and we have all of them listed below for you to match.
One of the many highlights of the night was the 4-man amateur lightweight tournament. Nathan Maness defeated Eric Jarvis in his semi-final matchup and then went on to stop Jordan Beverly to capture the title. To see those two great fights and the rest continue on.
Hardrock MMA 56 featured a good blend of up and coming amateurs and local favorites we’ve been following for awhile. The crowd was amazing and even exceeded many expectations for an event in that part of the Commonwealth. We were fortunate enough to have the best seats in the house for the last Hardrock MMA event until their return in September. We saw the crowning of a new lightweight champ after an exciting tournament as well as two highlight reel knockouts on the evening
The night started with the beginning of the four man lightweight tournament. In the first fight Eric Jarvis and Nathan Maness went all three rounds. This was Jarvis’ first drop to lightweight in quite some time. He looked to have a little bounce in his step but he was dominated in round 1 as Maness took his back and stayed there for quite some time. In the second and third round Maness used some crisp striking that we hadn’t seen out of him as of yet to pick Jarvis apart to cruise to the decision win. In the other semifinal fight hometown favorite Jonathan Byerly dispatched Jeremy Philpot in the first round. In the championship fight Byerly looked fresh and used a good gameplan to take the first round. Maness regrouped and took the second round almost finishing the fight in the final seconds as he was dropping some solid ground and pound. The Hardrock MMA bantamweight champ finished Byerly off in the third when he was able to land countless unanswered shots before Gary Copeland called a stop to it. Maness captured his second title in 8 days over three fights and now sits at a perfect 10-0.
Team BluegrassMMA is on hand here at the Paducah Convention Center located in the heart of downtown Paducah, Kentucky. Tonight is the 8th Anniversary Show of HB Dicks presents Paducah Punishment. We have ten fights on tap for tonight on this professional/amateur card. The crowd is trickling in to the convention center as the action is set to begin at 07:30p CT/ 08:30 ET.
Tonight’s coverage is courtesy of our great sponsors Bangtown Fightwear and Combat Sports Insurance. We are covering the action here at Paducah Punishment and Hardrock 56. You can follow all of the action right here on BluegrassMMA.com and also on Twitter (@BluegrassMMA). Continue reading to see the results from tonights event.
Hardrock MMA goes on hiatus after this event for the summer months and they will return in September. We are bringing you all of the results courtesy of Bangtown Fightwear who just happen to be in the house as well. The action is being overseen by the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority.