Indiana (USA): 2009 was a big year for Midwest-based fight promotion MMA Big Show, which was recently chosen by ULTMMA.com alongside Art of Fighting, Shark Fights, and Rage in the Cage as this year’s top local promotions in the United States. Now, the promotion Big Show is looking to enter the next phase of its evolution, as “NEW DAWN” will start the New Year off right for fight fans.
The event will emanate live from the Belterra Casino in Belterra, Indiana on Saturday, January 9th, and will feature the Big Show debut of UFC/PRIDE pioneer heavyweight slugger Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge (23-19-1). The MMA legend will be taking on “The Monster” Ron Sparks (5-0) in a true clash of the titans.
“MMA Big Show: Onslaught” is taking place Saturday, Nov. 28, at Belterra Casino in Florence, Ind. Headlining the card is The Ultimate Fighter veteran Junie Allen Browning taking on Taekwondo black belt Scott Cornwell.
Several of the region’s top MMA academies are represented including Daddis, Hamilton TKD, Team Vision, Extreme MMA, Fairfield Gym, and G-Force.
ProMMA.info will be providing live real-time results throughout the night and a play-by-play of the main card.
•Ryan Stamper def. Josh Pratt by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (2:53)
•Nathan Campbell def. Josh Lobenstien by TKO (strikes) Rd 1
•Will Northern def. Mark Tucker by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (2:28)
•Quinton Sampson def. Duprie Moon Jr. by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 2 (2:20)
•Jake Bello def. Dustin Howell by doctor stoppage Rd 1 (0:27)
•Leando “Tiger” Banks def. Tim Riffle by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
•Chris Potee def. Joe Cox by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (0:48)
•Joe Pegg def. Roger Hahn by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (1:56 )
•Michael Dabe def. Brian Francisco by submission (arm triangle) Rd 2 (2:02)
•Dustin Center def. Corey Farell by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (1:59)
•Danny Surface draws Derek Gibson by unanimous decision (28-27, 28-29, 28-28)
•Chris Bennett def. Brian Karmolinski by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (0:49)
•Mojo Horne def. Kevin Barkdull by submission (Rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (4:01)
•Junie Browning def. Scott Cornwell by submission (triangle choke) Rd 1 (3:13)
Apparently, Junie “The Lunatik” Browning had some trouble making weight last night for his scheduled 155 lbs. match-up against Scott Cornwell at “MMA Big Show: Onslaught,” taking place tonight at Belterra Casino in Florence, Ind.
A report on MMA Big Show’s blog indicates Junie showed up a half hour late to weigh-ins with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. Upon stepping on the scale, he weighed in at one pound over. His opponent, Cornwell, obviously gifted with an entrepreneurial spirit, offered to let Junie keep the extra pound in exchange for $100 of his purse. Junie happily obliged.
In a recent interview, Cornwell said he believed Junie made a name for himself “not from fighting, but from other things he was doing on The Ultimate Fighter.” Regardless of that, he feels a win over Junie will benefit his career, because comparatively, he does have a “big name.”
MMA Big Show presents “ONSLAUGHT” this Saturday, Nov. 28, live from the Belterra Casino in Belterra, Ind. The event will feature a main event of former UFC and TUF competitor Junie Browning (3-1) clashing with local up-and-comer Scott Cornwell (1-0). The co-main event will showcase ex-training partner of Rich Franklin and former MMA Big Show Middleweight Champion Mojo Horne (6-2) in a battle with Kevin Barkdull (3-1).
Tickets for the event are priced at $25, $40, $45, and $75, and are available through Ticketmaster, as well as www.mmabigshow.com (ages 21 and over only). If you can not make “ONSLAUGHT” in person, you can catch the live stream online at GoFightLive.com. Check out this “ONSLAUGHT” promotional video.
Junie Browning trains with TapouT Training Center coach Shawn Tompkins, and was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter reality show. In his elimination bout, he defeated Jose Aguilar by TKO, as Aguilar was not able to answer the bell for the 2nd round.
Indiana (USA): MMA Big Show has signed two-time UFC veteran Junie Browning (3-1) and The Ultimate Fighter alum Luke Zachrich (9-1) to contracts.
Browning will debut at November’s MMA Big Show event, “ONSLAUGHT,” while Zachrich will fight at the January 9th event.
Junie Browning is a member of Xtreme Couture, and was a fighter on The Ultimate Fighter reality show. In his elimination bout, he defeated Jose Aguilar by TKO, as Aguilar was not able to answer the bell for the 2nd round.
On September 12th, “MAYHEM” will commence at the Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Indiana, as rising fight promotion MMA Big Show presents its next event.
Former MMA Big Show Middleweight Champion and ex-Rich Franklin training partner Mojo Horne (6-1) recently lost his title to John Troyer at the June 20th “CONVICTION” event, and he’s hungry to earn a title rematch.
Standing in his way, and looking to get his own shot at the title will be EliteXC, Bellator, KOTC and ShoXC veteran Bubba “The Menace” McDaniels (13-5), as these two will face off in the co-main event of “MAYHEM.”
MMA Big Show: “UNSTOPPABLE” took place on Sat., July 25 live from the Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Veeway, Ind. Included on this star-studded show was a main event featuring UFC veteran Johnny “The Hater Hurter” Rees taking on Jorge Gurgel Academy Brown Belt Chris Wells. The co-main event showcased shooting star “Relentless” Roger Bowling defending his MMA Big Show Welterweight strap, as well as his undefeated record, against Devon Plaisaince.
An over-capacity crowd of 1,681 jammed a venue that normally seats 1,500, and excitement generated by the fans only served to increase the intensity of the atmosphere. Heart-stopping rock band Lorenzo got the evening started off with some tremendous music, and The Clergy, members of 50 Cent’s G-Unit hip hop crew, were in attendance. The first eight fights of the card were amateur, followed by three pro fights. Here are the results of the event: