TFA 6 Review Toby Grear shows why he has the Heart of Lion. – By Brad Doerges
In MMA-Fighter.com’s fight of the night Toby ”Lion Heart” Grear truely showed the Heart of the Lion in his 3 round decision over Brett Cooper. Although Grear won the fight Cooper gave him all he had latching on several armbars from guard forcing the Eddie Bravo trained fighter to slam his way out. Grear lost the battle on the feet, Cooper took Grear down at will, but unexpectedly won the battle on the ground repeatedly sweeping his opponent then working his ground and pound. The Greer friendly crowd cheered as visibly exhausted Greer had the TFA 155lb belt put on by his girlfriend “Roxy Balboa” Richardson. Greer Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
In other Title Fight action Julian Rush (225) took on Greg White(240) for the TFA Heavyweight belt. White took the first round by taking Rush down and dominating the fight from the top. The tables turned for White in the second as he found himself eating punches from the bottom after Rush was able to sweep from half guard. White covered up and Ref was forced to stop the fight at 2:23 in the second. White TKO 2:23 Rd 2.
TFA bantamweight (135) champion Chad George took on Todd Guimond in a rubbermatch. This bout was setup to have a clear and decisive winner of the series but did nothing more than cause more controversy.
During the first 2 rounds Guimond and George battled on the ground with Guimond getting the edge before the controversy began. In the 3rd once again Guimond controlled the action and looked to have locked in a choke from sidemount. Referee Cecil Peoples immediately jumped in and began issuing commands to George who did not respond forcing him to stop the fight. After the choke was released George bounced back up and began complaining to Peoples as the partisan crowed booed. A 4th match has been set up between the 2 fighters for TFA’s next show. Guimond RD 3 Submission Choke (1:31).
Jesse Juarez easily defeated overmatched Jacob Nude hanging on to the TFA Welterweight belt. Early in the first Jarez picked Nudel up held him over his head then slammed him down to the mat. From there Jarez gained mount and quickly armbared his dazed opponent. Juarez Submission (Armbar) at 1:02 in RD 1
Seth Dukin and Jeff Martin opened the event with a ground and stand up war resulting in a well deserved Dukin victory. Dukin by Decision (Unanimous) at 3:00 in RD 3
Although Eddie Bravo looked on from Gilbert Salinas corner he was no match for Conor Heun who quickly took Salinas down and secured the Brabo Choke. Heun Submission (Brabo Choke) at 1:37 in RD 1.
1. Seth Dukin defeats Jeff Martin by Decision (Unanimous) at 3:00 in RD 3
2. Joseph Ambrose defeats Ben Gonzalez by TKO (Strikes) at 2:06 in RD 2
3. Todd Guimond defeats Chad George by Technical Submission (Choke) at 1:31 in RD 3
4. Jesse Juarez defeats Jacob Nudel by Submission (Armbar) at 1:02 in RD 1
5. Maurice Eazel defeats Skye Rivera by TKO (Strikes) at 2:51 in RD 2
6. Bryan Baker defeats Geoff Hawks by TKO at 2:10 in RD 1
7. Conor Heun defeats Gilbert Salinas by Submission (Brabo Choke) at 1:37 in RD 1
8. Julian Rush defeats Greg White by TKO at 2:33 in RD 1
9. Toby Grear defeats Brett Cooper by Decision (Unanimous) at 5:00 in RD 3