HEADHUNTER PRODUCTIONS: THE PATRIOT ACT went down last night, Saturday, February 7 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri. The card featured a number of representatives from The Hit Squad and American Top Team as well as dual main events featuring Din Thomas and the pro debut of Ben Askren.
Ben Askren was a U.S. Olympic and former University of Missouri wrestler who finished his collegiate career with a record of 153-8, with 91 of those victories coming by way of fall. Those 91 pins put him at third on the all-time NCAA Division I pins list. He was also a four-time All American and two-time NCAA Champion. He made a victorious professional segway into MMA last night.
Askren, an American Top Team trained fighter, defeated Josh Flowers by a round one TKO in a welterweight match-up. Flowers tagged the former Olympian early with a left hook, but Askren fired back with a punch followed by a double leg takedown. Askren then took his back, flattened him out and landed punches until the ref was forced to stop the fight.
UFC veteran, Din Thomas (23-8), took on Dustin Pieken. Pieken took Thomas down early in round one but Thomas’ defense kept his opponent from doing much. Finally, Thomas was able to lock in a triangle choke and force Pieken to tap out near the end of the first round. Here are the full results:
HEADHUNTER PRODUCTIONS: THE PATRIOT ACT
Din Thomas def. Dustin Peiken by submission (triangle choke)
Ben Askren def. Josh Flowers by TKO (punches)
Francisco “Kiko” France def. Corey “The Hinchman” Hill by submission (choke)
Amir Khillah def. Zach Lenon by unanimous decision
Tyron Woodley def. Steve Schnider by submission (strikes)
Michael Hahn def. Dayne Aitkens by split decision
James Rose def. Matt Bentley by TKO (punches)
Manuel “Manjo” Ayon def. Marcus Penland by split decision
Aoutneil “Neil” Magney def. Shawn Woods by TKO (punches)
Nathan Vanloo def. Aubrey Baily III by TKO (punches)
TJ Thomas def. Brendan Pulga Domingo by TKO (punches)
To watch the videos of Ben Askren vs. Josh Flowers and Din Thomas vs. Dustin Peiken and all the fights from this event go HERE.