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Hardrock MMA has returned to EXPO FIVE here in Louisville and we are on scene for all of the action. Fifteen fights are on the card with two big professional fights including the return or Isaiah Ferguson as he gets a second shot to fight against Jeremy Myers. Que Parks makes his highly anticipated professional debut against Brandon Howard. On the amateur side Adam Fritz defends his bantamweight title against Indiana rising star Justen Dowsett.
Tonight’s action is sanctioned by the Kentucky Boxing Wrestling Authority and all of our results are brought to you courtesy of Bangtown Fightwear . Hardrock MMA will take a short lay off and return September 13th in Bowling Green, KY . Follow along tonight on Twitter as we post commentary and more at @BluegrassMMA.
So this upcoming weekend we have a few events taking place across our region. You might be wondering with all the fight occurring, which ones should be on the top of the list. Don’t worry as we have you covered.
We narrowed the vast list down to ten must-see fights. Art of War, Caged Madness, Gladiators of the Cage, Hardrock MMA, IT Fight Series and Volunteer Brawl all take place this weekend. It’s one of the busiest weekends of the year with some many available options to choose.
No more talking! Let’s get down to the reason you are here right now, the list.
Marc McDonald (9-2) knew the pain of coming up short on the judge’s scorecards in a big fight. His first fight with Evan Samad (6-1) was a three round battle that saw Samad walk away the victor. Everyone wanted to see a second installment, even the fighters. Almost immediately after the first fight these two men agreed they would do it again. There were some shakeups to Saturday night’s event and this time McDonald and Samad would take the main event slot at Turf Wars 16.
It was a five round battle that would have been a nightmare to score as a judge. McDonald and Samad were relentless as each fighter would take the momentum. When the smoke cleared, it was McDonald who stood as the victor. We were able to catch up with the new Turf Wars champ. He was humble and still very complimentary of Samad. Here is what the young G-Force fighter had to say.
Talk about adversity. The event was left in turmoil at the last minute when the professional fights were all scratched from the card. It left many wondering how the show was going to turn out. This did not affect the amateur fighters who were scheduled to compete. In fact, all sixteen of them put on stellar performances inside the cage, leaving everyone in attendance on the edge of their seat.
This was made evident in the heavyweight title fight between Jesse Childrey and Maurice Henry. Never has a fighter had their chin tested as much as Childrey did last night. Smith, during the first round, unleashed practically everything he had, landing numerous devastating knees. Somehow Childrey was able to survive the round, making it to the second where he was able to finish Smith.
With the victory, Childrey claimed another title while also keeping his undefeated alive. See the rest of the results from the action and more after the break.
We are here at Turfway Park for Turf Wars 16. The Pro/AM card is set to feature 9 bouts, with 1 in the professional division and the remaining 8 fights all take place in the amateur ranks. The main event bout was scratched as Cody Gabelman was medically suspended and will no longer fight tonight.
Gabelman was not the only fighter suspended, his teammate Joe Pegg was also medically suspended from action tonight as well. Officials with the promotion were left scrambling last minute for replacements. They talked with the opponents of Gabelman and Pegg to see if they would be willing to fight one another. James Gray and Josh Killion both agreed to the match-up. The two will now headline the event.
Check out the results from the event and more after the break.