The Kentucky Fighting Challenge returned to its home in Lexington, KY with another action packed night of MMA action. The promoter, Jimmy MC, once again packed the Continental Inn with a solid 13 fight card of up and coming amateurs looking to make their mark in the ring. With only one fight that even made it out of the first round, there were plenty of KOs and submissions to go around.
The Kentucky Fighting Challenge returned to its home in Lexington, KY with another action packed night of action. Jimmy MC, once again packed the Continental Inn with a solid 13 fight card of up and coming amateurs looking to make their mark in the ring. With only one fight that even made it out of the first round, there were plenty of KOs and submissions to go around.
One of the more impressive fighters of the night had Lexington native Alan Browning taking on a game Branson Shumate. Looking to leverage his standup skills, Browning landed solid right and surprisingly got the slam takedown on Shumate. Unable to defend himself, Shumate ate punch after punch before the referee finally stopped the fight early into round 1. Look for Browning to find himself on bigger shows and bigger fights in the very near future.
The fans in attendance were also treated to what was probably the fight of the night between the very evenly matched Jeff King and John Dillman in the 12th fight of the night. Dillman used his superior takedown skills to take down and control King on the ground where he landed punishing punches from the guard badly bloodying the nose of King. King was able to withstand the onslaught with the help of the referee, who stood up both fighters to check the nose of King. The stand up did not affect Dillman as he immediately got the takedown once again and continued his pounding. King worked for his submissions and came very close to locking in a guillotine choke, although he was unsuccessful he was able to eventually work his way back up and landed a solid right, but Dillman was unfazed and secured the third takedown of the fight. From there, Dillman worked his way to the mount and locked in an armbar as King tried to escape. Unable to get full leverage for the tap, Dillman found himself on the receiving end of multiple slams by King to get out and after escaping, King worked in the guard of Dillman and attempted a submission of his own, going for an ankle lock. Not to be outdone, Dillman went for an ankle of his own but neither fighter was able to finish as the round came to an end.
The second round did not last long as Dillman went to the well too often and after eating a few leg kicks from King, went in for the takedown, this time, King was ready and avoided the takedown. King quickly spun and took the back of the tiring Dillman and from there, it was just a matter of time before King locked in the rear naked choke, putting an end to the fight of the night.
Full results of the show are as follows.
Zack King DEF Jake Rice RD 1 TKO
Brandon Tyree DEF Rick Vierling RD 1 Sub via RNC
Albert Stainback DEF Joseph Davenport RD 1 KO
Jonathan Walsh DEF Brandon Rogers RD 1 Sub via Strikes
Robert Browning DEF Nickolas Ye RD 1 Sub via RNC
Matt Kinberger DEF Joshua Cutshall RD 1 Sub via Armbar
Steven Jefferson DEF Jason Carrier RD 1 Sub via RNC
Hubert Cornett DEF Jason KEller RD 1 Ref Stoppage via Strikes
James Foster DEF Sean Fredrick RD 1 Ref Stoppage via Strikes
Alan Browning DEF Branson Shumate RD 1 Ref Stoppage via Strikes
Leremy Johnson DEF Andrew Earles RD 1 Sub via Triangle Choke
Jeff King DEF John Dillman RD 2 Sub via RNC
Brandon Brown DEF BJ Hickson RD 1 Sub via Strikes
The Kentucky Fighting Championships again proved to be the MMA organization in the state of Kentucky. If one is ever in the Lexington, KY area and is a fan of MMA, then this is a great organization to catch. And with the next KY fighting Championships scheduled for Dec., one will not have to wait long. See you then