It was a huge night for SuckerPunch fighters Zach Davis, Levon Maynard, Anthony Morrison and Dwayne Shelton. All four fighters had impressive victories over tough opponents.
Zach Davis showed why he was selected in the IFL draft and an alternate on TUF7 when he quickly submitted his opponent via triangle choke 50 seconds into the first round. Zach looked very strong at 180 lbs. We are looking for more opponents in the welterweight class for him. It is rumored that TUF9 will be a welterweight show. This could be a great opportunity for Zach to showcase his talents!
Levon “The Maynman” Maynard has been fired up for this fight ever since his controversial loss at Battle Cage Xtreme. He knew this was a big fight for him, he could not afford three losses in a row. This was not only a big fight for Levon but also a risky one. His opponent, Doyle is a very big and very game opponent who has fought as a light heavy weight in EliteXC’s promotion. Levon looked very technical and athletic when he submitted the bigger Doyle at 1:04 of the first round. If TUF9 turns out to be a welterweight season, you will definitely see Levon at the tryouts.
Anthony “Antmo” Morrison fought veteran Jay R. Palmer. Palmer, who came in overweight, has been in the fight game for a long time and fought Levon Maynard back at CSC 23 as a welterweight. Anthony defeated Palmer via armbar in the second round and dominated the entire fight. Morrison, who is one of our brightest 145 lb prospects, moved out of Philly to train full time with Team Combat in Richmond, VA. All we can say about a Anthony is that this kid is a sponge and is learning and executing at a rate that is impressing all of his coaches.
Dwayne “Deisel” Shleton capped off the evening as the main event against the Brazilian, Sedico Honorio of Daddis MMA. Sedico trains with EliteXC contender Wilson Reys and had plans to stop Shelton’s wins streak. Dwayne controlled every round and won by unanimous decision which puts him on a 3 fight win streak. Dwayne fought at a catch weight of 140lbs and plans to continue his drop to 135lbs. We are all excited to see what happens when he gets there… Dwayne is freakishly strong even as at 155.