NASHVILLE, Tenn. — GFC 10 takes place this evening at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena, and is headlined by two-time Strikeforce veteran Dustin West as he takes on the iconic MMA veteran Johnathan Ivey. In addition, two other Strikeforce veterans including Luke Sanders and Charles McTorry will be in action on the main card.
The action starts at 7:00 p.m. CT with a stacked twelve-fight preliminary card, followed by six professional bouts on the main card.
As always, ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) will provide LIVE fight results and play-by-play commentary throughout the evening.
GFC 10 quick results:
MAIN CARD (Professional Bouts)
- Dustin West def. Johnathan Ivey by KO (punch) Rd 1 (0:09)
- Charles McTorry def. The “Infamous” AO by unanimous decision
- Tyson Triplett def. Dante Lawson by split decision
- Luke Sanders def. JR Hines by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (2:08)
- Brian Hall def. Latral Perdue by submission (guillotine) Rd 1 (0:18)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Amateur Bouts)
- Josh Brown def. Kwame Green by unanimous decision
- Tyler Lowe def. Nathan Pierce by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (1:52)
- Charlie Alexander def. George Johnson by TKO (doctor stoppage) Rd 1 (5:00)
- George Medina def. Calin Noel by submission (americana) Rd 1 (2:19)
- Jeff Wiley def. Alonzo Alverez by split decision
- Lazarus Haynes def. Mick Smith by unanimous decision
- Ben Atchley def. Rod Jackson by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (2:53)
Brian Hall vs. Latral Perdue
Round 1 – Both guys come out fast and land kicks in the center of the cage. Hall shoots and gets the takedown but gets caught in a guillotine and it’s tight. The tap comes quick, just 18 seconds in.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Brian Hall def. Latral Perdue by submission (guillotine) Rd 1 (0:18)
Dante Lawson vs. Tyson Triplett
Round 1 – Triplett scores first with a leg kick after a tentative start by both fighters. Lawson comes back with one of his own. Lawson catches the next one and fires off a straight right hand. Lawson lands a kick to the body. Triplett fakes low and goes high with a head kick that is partially blocked. Another leg kick from Triplett. Lawson misses with the right hand and Triplett ducks under and clinches, putting Lawson on the cage. Lawson gets the throw, then steps away taking the center of the cage. Lawson lands a head kick followed by a right hand. Nice combo there. Lawson comes forward but Triplett shrugs him off and they separate again. Triplett scores with the kick again just before the bell. Close first round. ProMMAnow gives it to Triplett, 10-9.
Round 2 – Triplett comes forward kicking and Lawson ducks under and goes for the takedown. Triplett defends it, but gets put into the cage. He turns and puts Lawson’s back onto the cage. Both guys are getting put onto the cage as they fight for position. They separate and it’s Lawson that lands a stiff leg kick. There haven’t been many punches so far, but plenty of kicks. Triplett again with the leg kick. Spinning back kick misses for Triplett then Lawson lands a big right hand and then takes the fight to the mat. Lawson is looking to pass from half guard now. Triplett scrambles and reverses, gaining top position now. He delivers a left hand from the top as Lawson tries to tie him up from his back. He gets free long enough to fire off a right hand that lands. He’s winning the round with his top position now. Lawson lands an upkick and gets to his feet. Nice jab from Lawson as Triplett kicks. Lawson lands a huge head kick that drops Triplett, but the bell saves him. That made it a close round. Lawson takes it with the knockdown, 10-9.
Round 3 – The fighters take the center of the cage and exchange before Triplett clinches and puts Lawson on the cage. Short knees from Triplett. Lawson pushes off, but Triplett immediately changes levels and shoots putting him right back into the cage. Both guys exchange knees in the clinch. They break again, and it’s Triplett with a spinning backfist and a leg kick. Triplett lands a right hand just as Lawson misses with a spinning backfist. Leg kick from Triplett. He’s scored consistently with his kicks. Lawson ducks under a kick, grabs a leg and gets a big slam against the cage. Lawson to the body, then to the thigh. More right hands from Lawson. Triplett gets to his feet and gets a slam of his own at the bell. Close round but it goes to Triplett. ProMMAnow.com scores the bout for Tyson Triplett 29-28.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Tyson Triplett def. Dante Lawson by split decision
Charles McTorry vs. The “Infamous” AO
Round 1 – McTorry flashes the front kick to the head. AO comes back with a blistering leg kick. McTorry is stalking, then goes for the takedown. AO defends it for the moment, but is scrambling all over the cage to do it. McTorry gets the bodylock and the throw and lands in side control. McTorry flurries with short right elbows from the top that land flush. So far AO has no answer for the top control of McTorry. More big elbows. McTorry switches to the left hand and scores. Huge knee to the body from side mount. AO scrambles but McTorry is all over him. He’s turtled up with McTorry on his back. Big left hands from McTorry. Dominating round for McTorry, 10-9.
Round 2 – Big leg kick from AO. McTorry comes back with a big kick right on the jaw, then flies in for a flying knee. He misses and lands on the mat, then avoids a right hand as he scrambles to his feet. AO shoots in and gets a big slam, and now he’s on the top. McTorry reverses and is on AO’s back landing left hands. AO gets up but gets slammed right back down to the canvas. He kicks off but McTorry maintains top control. McTorry postures and lands a big elbow that does visible damage to AO’s head. McTorry is doing damage from the top with right hands and elbows. AO throws a short elbow from his back but eats a bigger one from the top. AO scrambles and turtles, then gets flattened out. McTorry fires off a volley of strikes from the top just before the bell. Another round for McTorry, 10-9.
Round 3 – Both guys come out blazing with a big exchange. Wow! McTorry closes and gets another takedown. He takes the back of AO looking for the rear-naked choke. AO rolls and gives up the full mount and is now taking big punches from the top. He rolls again and has McTorry on his back once again. He’s fighting off the hands of McTorry now. He scrambles and reverses, putting McTorry on his back. AO isn’t doing much but it’s enough to keep it on the mat. He lands some crunching left elbows now. He traps the arm of McTorry and throws more elbows. McTorry turns and turtles. McTorry explodes out and away, then closes and slams AO. Great action in this one! McTorry is in side control, and the round is over. McTorry takes the third, and the fight overall, 30-27.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Charles McTorry def. The “Infamous” AO by unanimous decision
JR Hines vs. Luke Sanders
Round 1 – Sanders comes flying out and closes. They exchange and Sanders gets an easy takedown. That’s a bad sign for Hines. Sanders is in side control. Hines tries to use the cage to kick off but Sanders is all over him. Short right hands from Sanders. Big elbows now. Hines is in trouble already. Sanders isolates an arm and may be going for an arm triangle. He lets it go but is still in a dominant top position. More right hands from Sanders. Hines is scrambling but he’s getting blistered with right hands. Now he goes to the left hand, takes the back and lands more punches. The referee has seen enough and intervenes. Hines is still down. Dominating performance for Sanders.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Luke Sanders def. JR Hines by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (2:08)
Dustin West vs. Johnathan Ivey
Round 1 – Touch of gloves. Right hand West. Leg kick Ivey. Ivey comes forward. West steps in and fires. He connects with a monster left hand and Ivey is out before he hits the floor! Wow!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Dustin West def. Johnathan Ivey by KO (punch) Rd 1 (0:09)