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.