Dan Severn and The Danger Zone brought their first show to the Manassas Park Community Center tonight. I must admit I was kinda skeptical at first as I am of all new shows to the area but this one did not disappoint.
The card had 10 fights on it and they were all really good fights. There might have been one that I could have done without seeing and was ready to go get a drink but it was the first fight of the night and, well, the big boys tend to gas out early. For an amateur card, many of the fights were edge-of-the-seat exciting. Danny Farrar's red mohawk and ability to withstand Matt Gatka's submission attempts early on were vaguely reminiscent of UFC fighter Dan Hardy's rubber arms when he challenged Georges St. Pierre for his title belt. Unlike that championship bout, however, this Danny turned the tables on his opponent and locked in a rear naked choke for the win. Dave Posin vs Cory Tangen was another exciting fight that ended with Tangen crumpling to the floor from a knee kick and being finished by Posin. Immediately afterward Tangen could be seen claiming a groin kick but the ref stood by his decision to stop the fight. Here's the shot that led to the TKO, you be the judge: http://www.mmafightpics.com/The-Danger-Zone/Extreme-Tension/13827619_pketw#1013551272_znpby
Several teams were represented on the fight card, including Tenacious MMA, Shaddock MMA and Evolve Academy (whose fighters went 4 for 4 tonight). Team Evolve brought out some fighters tonight! Shaddock MMA did well, too, winning 3 out of 4 bouts.
Stay tuned for an interview with Evolve MMA fighter Danny Farrar (1-0) who made his fighting debut during this event. Arguably one of the most exciting fights of the night, Farrar walked away with a huge victory over Matt Gatke (2-2) from Tenacious MMA.
A great night of fights as well as celebrity appearances (including Bellator fighter Wilson Reis and Dan Severn), we at TTC really look forward to seeing a lot more of The Danger Zone in the area.
Official results are listed below; photos from the event are at MMAFightPics.com
The Danger Zone Extreme Tension (Manassas Park Community Center, Manassas, VA)
(225 lbs) Brandon Hammer def Greg Hughes, TKO Rd 2 (stoppage due to strikes)
(175 lbs) Jess Noriega def Billy Miller, Sub Rd 2 (Triangle)
(170 lbs) Dave Posin def Cory Tangen, TKO Rd 1(stoppage due to strikes)
(160 lbs) Logan Yox def Carroll Robinson, Sub Rd 1 (RNC)
(145 lbs) Gustavo Kiesler def Blake Gardner, TKO Rd 3 (stoppage due to strikes)
(285 lbs) Andrew Murray def Patrick Hollyfield, KO Rd 1
(155 lbs) Danny Farrar def Matt Gatka, Sub Rd 1 (RNC)
(155 lbs) Kyle Nicholson def Marcel Dordunoo (unan. dec)
(155 lbs) Brett Shoenfelt def Bryan Peyton, TKO Rd 1 (stoppage due to strikes)
(155 lbs) Jason Morris def Jesse Swain, Sub Rd 3 (RNC)
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