Jordan Rinaldi: “I’m going to stop Kevin Forant in the second round via TKO”’s Kelvin Hunt caught up with highly ranked North Carolina lightweight Jordan Rinaldi and talks about his anticipated fight with Kevin Forant at the Imperial Fighting II event in Concord, NC, on November 5th and much much more.

MMA in North Carolina – Carolina Crown Results

CFP: Carolina Crown took place October 11th at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Raleigh native and TUF 8 alumnus, Brandon Garner was victorious in winning the CFP Bantamweight Championship.

Also, WEC Veteran Bryan Baker stepped up on short notice to win the CFP Middleweight Championship.  The Fight results are as follows:

  • Jon Owens defeats Dustin Pague via KO (Strikes) Rd. 1
  • Matt Tiara defeats Lee Stuckey via submission (heel hook) Rd. 2
  • Roger Carroll defeats Marcus Thomas via submission (guillotine) Rd. 1
  • Byron Bloodworth defeats Will Hagerty via Split Decision
  • Steve Banks defeats Jeremy Stevens via TKO (strikes) Rd. 1
  • Jessie Riggleman defeats Valentin Bueno via submission (rear naked choke) Rd. 1
  • Brandon Garner defeats Seth Marquez via submission Rd. 1
    CFP Bantamweight Championship
  • Bryan Baker defeats Aitor Canup via KO (punch) — Rd. 1
    CFP Middleweight Championship

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TUF 8 cast member fights to earn “Carolina Crown”

By:  Kelvin Hunt

Carolina Fight Promotions is the best MMA promotion in North Carolina and features some of the best talent on the east coast.  On Saturday, October 11th, Carolina Fight Promotions presents “Carolina Crown” that will take place at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.  This card will be the biggest MMA event in North Carolina history with two titles on the line.

The main event consists of Brandon Garner vs. Matt Horning at 135lbs for the CFP Title.  It should be noted that Garner has been named as a fighter being featured on The Ultimate Fighter 8.  Another CFP title will also be on the line with Nissen Osterneck vs. Aitor Canup at 185lbs.  The remainder of the card rounds out like this:

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