Results – Hardrock MMA 97: Mohammed vs. Beverly

Results - Hardrock MMA 97

Results – Hardrock MMA 97

Hardrock MMA 97 marks the promotion’s return to Heritage Hall tonight in Lexington, Kentucky and the 14-bout card features a pair of pro bouts, including a main event pitting Jamal Mohammed (2-0) and Ken Beverly (5-3).

Mohammed has been perfect throughout his amateur and pro MMA career, boasting an overall record of 11-0. He’s won his first two pro bouts via first round stoppage, including a knockout over James Adcock at Hardrock MMA 91 that earned him the 2017 BluegrassMMA Pro Knockout of the Year award. He’s ranked as the No. 6 pro featherweight in Kentucky by Tapology.

After eight pro bouts in less than two years, Beverly drops to featherweight for the first time to face Mohammed. He posted a 2-1 record in 2017, with his last outing coming in a loss against Nick Gehrts at Bellator MMA Fight Series in Bristol in August. He’s ranked as the No. 4 pro lightweight in Kentucky.

The co-feature pits professional heavyweights Tim Dunn (2-5) and Harry Hunsucker (2-2) in a rematch eight years in the making.

Dunn won the first meeting between the two, topping Hunsucker via submission due to strikes at a Kentucky Fighting Challenge event in 2010. After starting off his pro career with a 2-2 record including a pair of knockout wins, Dunn has dropped three straight. This will be his first time in action since 2015, when he dropped a TKO against Strikeforce veteran Jason Riley at IT Fight Series 34.

Hunsucker has alternated wins and losses in his four pro bouts, with all ending inside the first round. Most recently, he topped Raleigh Abbott via submission due to strikes at Hardrock MMA 93 in October. He’s ranked as the No. 7 pro heavyweight in Kentucky by Tapology.

The fight card also features a women’s bout, as Vision MMA’s Lucy Johnston (0-0) takes on Area 502’s Dani Harris (0-1) at bantamweight.

Johnston makes her amateur debut in a prime spot on the card as she makes the trek down from Cincinnati to face Harris.

Harris came up short in her debut at Hardrock MMA 95 in December, as she dropped a decision against Morgan Cranford at the event.

Brandon Campbell (5-1) fights for the first time in a year, as he takes on the upstart unbeaten Bradley McGar (2-0) at a 130-pound catchweight.

Campbell won the Hardrock MMA bantamweight title by topping Justin Thompson via submission in his last outing at Hardrock MMA 87, but he vacated the title to remain closer to his natural flyweight class. He’s posted all five of his wins via stoppage, including four via submission. He’s ranked as the No. 5 amateur bantamweight in Kentucky.

McGar takes a step up in competition to face Campbell after a pair of first round TKO wins in his first two outings. Most recently, he stopped Paul Schneider in the first round at Hardrock MMA 96 in February. He’s ranked as the No. 9 amateur bantamweight in Kentucky.

Check out the full results below.

Hardrock MMA 97 results

Amateur Bouts:

Paul Schneider (1-1) def. Cameron Taylor (1-7) via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:45 – Bantamweight

Gavin Hernandez (2-0) def. James Spencer (0-1) via KO (punch) – Round 1, 0:16 – Heavyweight

Kyler Johnson (1-0) def. Markus Davis (0-1) via Submission (standing guillotine) – Round 1, 2:27 – 165 lbs Catchweight

Lucy Johnston (1-0) def. Dani Harris (0-2) via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 0:12 – Bantamweight

Jesse Romans (3-4) def. Jonathan Fugate (0-2) via KO (punches) – Round 2, 0:56 – Heavyweight

Nick Wells (3-2) def. Eli Mefford (2-3) via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – Lightweight

Cory Holbrook (2-0) def. Trent Nott (0-1) via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3) – Middleweight

Brandon Campbell (6-1) def. Bradley McGar (2-1) via Submission (arm triangle) – Round 2, 1:15 – 130 lbs Catchweight

Pro Bouts:

Harry Hunsucker (3-2) def. Tim Dunn (2-6) via Submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 3:56- Heavyweight

Ken Beverly (6-3) def. Jamal Mohammed (2-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) – Featherweight

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