NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville MMA and Team Lloyd Irvin had a big night at tonight’s “Gameness Fighting Championship VI” at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena. The two teams went a combined 10-2 overall, with some amazing finishes on both the preliminary and main card.
Schockman “Warhammers” Cook
UFC veteran Josh “The Warhammer” Schockman (7-2) barely broke a sweat against fellow light heavyweight Reed Cook, needing only nine seconds to finish the fight as the night’s main event. Schockman came out of the gate with a straight left hand that dropped Reed, and within seconds he dropped a couple of finishing strikes before the referee stepped in to stop the fight.
The night’s co-main event didn’t last much longer.
Dustin West (2-1) recently moved back to Nashville after spending some time living and training in Las Vegas. His homecoming would be sweet. West had an entire section of the arena cheering for him, sporting neon green glow in the dark necklaces, all shouting chants of “D- West!!.”
Once the bell sounded, West quickly closed the distance looking for a quick finish. Fletcher tried to clinch to slow West down, but quickly found himself on his back. Fletcher scrambled to his knees but ate a big right hand putting him on his back within seconds. West transitioned to mount and landed another big shot before the referee stopped the fight just 50 seconds into the bout.
Ortiz victorious in pro debut
Dustin Ortiz is now 1-0 as a pro. Ortiz took the fight to the ground right out of the gate, transitioned to mount, then side mount while locking up a tight arm triangle on Lucas Thomas. It would be just a matter of seconds before Thomas would tap, giving Ortiz his first pro win in exactly one minute of round 1.
Stallings comes back to TKO Weaver
Team Lloyd Irvin fighter Ron Stallings found himself in a battle Saturday night. The fight was a tale of two rounds, as Fred Weaver dominated the action in Round 1 from the top, landing huge ground and pound strikes inside the guard of “The Choir Boy”. Round 2 would prove to be a different story.
Stallings came out in Round 2 and landed two big kicks to the body of Weaver. The kicks backed up Weaver, and Stallings came forward with a right hand that staggered, then dropped Weaver and the ground and pound was on. Stallings dropped an 8 or 9 punch barrage to the head of Weaver forcing the referee to step in and stop the action. With the win, Stallings improves his record to 7-4.
In other action from the pro card, Nashville MMA fighter, head BJJ coach, Lloyd Irvin blackbelt, and country music singer Shawn Hammonds, came up short in his pro debut against Daniel Vizcaya. Vizcaya out boxed Hammonds, and used his strong wrestling background to control the action on the mat en route to a TKO stoppage due to strikes in Round 2.
Knockout of the night goes to former NFL player and D1/Nashville MMA fighter Chris Camacho. Camacho (2-0 Amateur MMA) connected with a huge right hand that put Ricky Miller to sleep for several minutes at 1:58 of Round 1. It was an impressive win for the very exciting and athletic Camacho.
Quick Results from the card:
Ashley Gooch def. Nathan Hooten by KO 1:19 of Round 1
Ben Atchley def. Craig Craddock by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:09 of Round 1
Danny Jones def. David Barker by submission (kimura) at 0:32 of Round 2
Angelo Gisante def. Mark Gill by submission (armbar) at 2:59 of Round 2
Kenny Degenhart def. Braedon Ward by submission (armbar) at 0:38 of Round 1
Nate Shearon def. Sheldon McLoud by TKO at 1:48 of Round 1
Ande Pal-Hus def. Gregory Taylor by submission (triangle) at 1:24 of Round 1
Kenny Ford def. Thorlief Larsen by submission (rear naked choke) at 0:58 of Round 1
Dealonzio Jackson def. Nick Oliver by TKO (strikes) at 1:36 of Round 2
Ben Ueltzer def. Josh Phelps byTKO (strikes) at 2:15 of Round 1
Brandon Shelton def. Jordan Alvis by TKO (strikes) at 1:36 of Round 1
JC Cuffey vs. Mike McCusker by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Chris Camacho def. Ricky Miller by KO at 1:58 of Round 1
Daniel Vizcaya defeats Shawn Hammonds by TKO, Round 2
Andrew Higgins def. Corey Alexander by submission (armbar), Round 1
Ron Stallings def. Fred Weaver by TKO (strikes) at 0:12 of Round 2
Dustin Ortiz def. Lucas Thomas by submission (arm triangle) at 1:00 of Round 1
Rob Morrow def. Timothy Woods by TKO (strikes) at 4:00 of Round 2
Dustin West def. Marcus Fletcher by TKO (strikes) at :50 of Round 1
Josh Shockman def. Reed Cook by TKO (strikes) at :09 of Round 1