Tonightâ€™s card featuresâ€¦
M-1 Heavyweight Division Fight: Pat Bennett vs. Kenny Garner
M-1 Middleweight Division Fight: Arthur Guseinov vs. Tyson Jeffries
M-1 Lightweight Division Fight: Josh Bacallao vs. Mairbek Taisumov
M-1 Lightweight Division Fight: Beau Baker vs. Daniel Weichel
M-1 Middleweight Division Fight: Eddie Arizmendi vs. Jason Norwood
Fight #1 - M-1 Middleweight Division Fight
Eddie Arizmendi (14-2-0) vs. Jason Norwood (11-2-0)
Referee: John McCarthy
The round begins with both fighters testing each otherâ€™s range, both fighters then exchange knee strikes while on the ropes. Arizmendi then connects with a quick two punch combination on Norwood, Arizmendi then connects with a punch/kick combination on Norwood. Arizmendi follows that up by tagging Norwood with a solid right, Arizmendi then scores a takedown on Norwood and he gets back control. Arizmendi then starts attacking Norwood with ground and pound, Norwood eventually escapes and gets on top of Arizmendi after a failed submission attempt. Norwood then starts nailing Arizmendi with some ground and pound of his own as the round ends.
The round begins with Arizmendi quickly throwing kicks at Norwood, Arizmendi then drops Norwood with an uppercut. Norwood recovers to score a takedown on Arizmendi and he gets half guard, Norwood winds up with back control after a scramble attempt. The fighters stand up and Norwood scores another takedown, the referee stands up the fighters after inactivity and Arizmendi nails Norwood with a knee strike. Norwood then scores another takedown on Arizmendi and he gets leg control, Norwood then transitions to back control on Arizmendi. Norwood then starts attacking Arizmendi with a series of strikes, Arizmendi stands up with Norwood on his back and he shakes him off. The referee separates the fighters after inactivity and Arizmendi nails Norwood with a head kick and left hook to the face to put his foe out cold.
Fight Result: Eddie Arizmendi def. Jason Norwood by KO via left hook (4:55, R2)
Fight #2 - M-1 Lightweight Division Fight
Beau Baker (8-4-0) vs. Daniel Weichel (26-7-0)
Referee: Herb Dean
The round begins with Baker immediately attempting a high kick on Weichel, Weichel then clocks Baker with a short right. Baker then throws a lot of kicks at Weichelâ€™s body, both fighters then start exchanging a series of leg kicks. Weichel then clobbers Baker badly with a body kick, Baker then just charges at Weichel while launching a series of wild punches. Weichel responds by nailing Baker with a knee strike to the head, Weichel follows that up by hitting Baker with a right hook. Weichel then catches Baker with three straight knee strikes to the body, Weichel then hits Baker with a right and more knee strikes as the round ends.
The round begins with Weichel attacking Baker with a three punch combination, Baker recovers to hit Weichel with a push kick. Baker follows it up by hitting Weichel with a body kick, Weichel responds by connecting with a right hook on Baker. Weichel then hits Baker with a knee strike to his body, Weichel then catches Baker with a right as both men threw strikes. Weichel then hits a tiring Baker with a kick to the body, Weichel then catches Baker with more knee strikes and a straight right. Weichel then resumes his leg kick attack on Baker, Baker nails a leg kick on Weichel as the round ends.
The round begins with Baker hitting Weichel with a short right, Weichel then briefly drops Baker with a right to the skull. Baker then nails Weichel with an ugly looking Superman punch, Baker goes for a takedown and Weichel nails him with a knee strike. Baker then eats a counter right after hitting Weichel with a two punch combination, Weichel then rocks Baker with another right. Baker then barely connects with a spinning back fist on Weichel, Weichel then continues nailing Baker with a lot of punches. Weichel then clobbers Baker with a two punch combination, Weichel then catches Baker with a punch/knee strike combination. Weichel nails Baker with an overhand right as the round ends.
Fight Result: Daniel Weichel def. Beau Baker by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
Fight #3 - M-1 Lightweight Division Fight
Josh Bacallao (6-2-0) vs. Mairbek Taisumov (14-3-0)
Referee: John McCarthy
The round begins with Taisumov nearly dropping Bacallao with a leg kick, Bacallao scores a takedown on Taisumov and he gets the open guard. A scramble forces the fight to the feet and Taisumov scores a takedown on Bacallao, the fighters return to their feet and Taisumov drops Bacallao with a straight right and follows it up with ground and pound until the referee steps in.
Fight Result: Mairbek Taisumov def. Josh Bacallao by TKO via strikes (2:01, R1)
Fight #4 - M-1 Middleweight Division Fight
Arthur Guseinov (7-2-0) vs. Tyson Jeffries (7-4-0)
Referee: Herb Dean
The round begins with Jeffries immediately scoring a takedown on Guseinov and he gets side control, Jeffries then attacks Guseinov with knee strikes to the body. Jeffries then transitions to full mount on Guseinov, Guseinov uses ascramble to get the fight on the feet. Guseinov then clobbers Jeffries with a series of knee strikes, Guseinov then knocks Jeffries out cold with a spinning back fist and its all over.
Fight Result: Arthur Guseinov def. Tyson Jeffries by KO via spinning back fist (1:32, R1)
Main Event - M-1 Heavyweight Division Fight
Pat Bennett (4-2-0) vs. Kenny Garner (6-3-0)
Referee: John McCarthy
The round begins with Bennett immediately hitting Garner with a Superman punch, Bennett then nails an anxious Garner with a few more punches. Bennett follows that up by nailing Garner with a knee strike, both fighters then exchange a few hooks to the face. Garner then starts hitting Bennett with knee strikes while on the ropes, Garner then nails Bennett with some body blows and a knee strike. Both fighters then connect with some punches while they were in the corer, Bennett then clobbers Garner with a knee strike to the face, Bennett scores a takedown as the round ends.
The round begins with Garner and Bennett exchanging a few lefts to the face, Garner resumes his body punch attack on Bennett. Garner then clobbers Bennett with a series of punches while in the corner, Garner then drops Bennett with a knee strike and some ground and pound until the referee steps in.
Fight Result: Kenny Garner def. Pat Bennett by TKO via strikes (1:15, R2)
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