UVC 22 Recap
The Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus Ohio was the setting for a great night of fights for the UVC this past Saturday. UVC 22: Mayhem was exactly that, nothing but mayhem in the cage! That being said of course because only a single fight out of the nine went the distance. The fight card featured both amateur fights (6) and professional ones (3). The main event saw former Bellator fighter Dan Spohn against Rob Morrow. Even though the main event was filled with back and forth action, it’s hard for anyone to pick a single fight that was the best of the night.
Ronnie Shoemaker (7-3) vs Corey Dulaney (4-0)
A lot was on the line for these two amateur lightweight fighters. The winner would be rewarded a title shot. The first round saw an early takedown by Dulaney and multiple knees being traded back and forth. In the second Dulaney got another early takedown but this time he kept the ever resilient Shoemaker on the mat. At 2:29 of the second round Dulaney earned the TKO finish.
Nick Rizos (6-0) vs Chris Minor (3-1)
Both welterweight fighters came into the fight undefeated as amateurs which meant somebodies 0 had to go! Rizos used his wrestling to make sure it wasn’t him who would suffer his first lost. In every single round Minor was out wrestled in route to a frustrating Unanimous Decision defeat.
Tommy Roberts (3-4) vs Isaac Steele (4-0)
In the night’s first professional bout, Team Jorge Gurgel fighter Isaac Steele showed why he is a force to be reckoned with in the welterweight division. Though it was a slow start, Steele pulled off a nice throw and later achieved the mount which earned him a TKO victory at 4:50 of round one.
Tim Dunn (1-0) vs James Dishong (0-1)
The heavyweights were next to enter the cage as both were making their professional debut. It was a fast paced fight where both fighters traded blows several times. Dunn finally stunned Dishong up against the cage and delivered several more devastating blows which lead to a first round KO at 2:36. Dunn who brings with him the nickname “Fat Boy” definitely packs dynamite in his hands.
Rob Morrow (6-13) vs Dan Spohn (7-3)
The night’s main event capped off an excellent night of fights in the light-heavyweight division. Rob Morrow and former Bellator fighter Dan Spohn did nothing but entertain. Morrow provided some heavy punching power as he exchanged with Spohn in the first round. Though Morrow seemed to be throwing more, Spohn was landing more efficiently, that is until Morrow rocked him. Spohn responded with a takedown and then finished the round with a supplex. Spohn came out in the second round more under control and got two quick takedowns, the second of which he used to take Morrow’s back. At that point is when he locked on the rear naked choke which ended the fight at 4:03 of round two.