Hoosier Fight Club returned to the Porter County Expo Center for another sold out show with HFC 13. Main event featured a much anticipated Lightweight bout between Josh Shockley and Mike Cannon.
Fighters took the center of the cage and began a feeling out process. After a few kick attempts Cannon, Shockley shot in for a takedown which pressed Cannon against the fence. Shockley lifted Cannon up for a big slam, but was caught in a tight guillotine choke on the way down. Cannon held onto the choke for nearly a minute, which looked deep and had many fans thinking the fight was nearly over. Shockley however was able to escape his guillotine. A guard pass turned to a scramble which then Shockley was able to take Cannon’s back and quickly secure a tight rear naked choke, forcing Cannon to tap at 3:22 of the first round.
Co-Main Event’s bout was among Ryan Storey and Frank Sloan. This lightweight fight was over just over 2 minutes of the first round, with Ryan Storey earning a knockout victory.
Danny Morales also earned a first round TKO victory. Surviving an early attack of looping haymakers from his opponent Justin Brock, Morales finished the fight in an exchange of punches and kicks. Official time was 2:46 of Round 1.
Kevin Nowacyzk made a much ancticipated return where he faced off against Darryl Madison. Nowacyzk dominated the first round with quick assorted strikes, and superior grappling. Second round came with an early takedown by Nowacyzk, was able to take the back of Madison and sink in a rear naked choke to finish the fight.
Billy Johnson and Dan Sandmann battled in the Light-Heavywieght division. Sandmann showed confidence on his feet, however Johnson quickly took the fight to the ground, where the fight became completely one-sided. In an attempt to escape from the ground battle, Sandmann was cought in a triangle choke. Bout officially ended at 4:44 of the first round.
Terry House picked up another victory over Henry Goonen, which was a rematch from a previous bout back in January. This fight however lasted under 3 minutes, where House quickly took the fight to the ground and unloaded an onslaught of punches, forcing Goonen to tap due to strikes.
Opening pro fight of the night featured two professional debut fighters. NCAA wrestler Kenny Jordan took on Reggie Brown, who had a 10-3 amatuer record coming into this fight. Both fighters came out with punches, with Jordan pressing forward, which lead to a big slam. Jordan passed guard, and grabbed onto a front headlock that he turned into a modified darce choke, forcing Brown to go out cold at 1:54 of the first round.
Drew Walters def Nate Wacnick – Split Decision
Justin Mora def Jim Clayburn – TKO – 2:21 – Round 1
Mike Manning def Chris Malamatos – Unanimous Decision
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