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NOTEBOOK: Minnesotans score big wins at FFC and ND events Print E-mail
Written by Ben Pherson   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:56

Several Minnesota fighters picked up wins Saturday night during the Fearless Fighting Championships event in Wisconsin.

Chris Hansmann won a decision in the night's main event in what will surely be a candidate for fight of the year in Wisconsin. Hansmann claimed the unanimous decision over Michael "Madman" Jordan of Michigan. It was Hansmann's professional debut and his first time in the cage since 2011.

Hansmann was 5-0 as an amateur.

Ben Pierre Saint took home the FFC 135 title with his win over Billy Jochum. The title fight went into the championship rounds, but Jochum wasn't able to answer the bell in the fifth round, so Pierre Saint won by TKO after the fourth.

Minnesota's Marcelo Nunes needed just 27 seconds to rip through Ron Imhoff by TKO. Nick Spina also needed under a minute to finish his pro debut. He took out Jeff Ferraro (0-3) by rear-naked choke at :56 of the first round.

Minnesota's Michael Hardy won a unanimous decision over Will Dawson, and Jesse Rogge was a first-round winner over Obizaan Morrow.


Reese Hernandez and Tat Romero came back to Minnesota with a couple of wins after a trip to North Dakota over the weekend.

Hernandez took on 3-1 big man David Patch, and he needed just 3:53 to end the fight. He got the finish with the same choke he used to knock off Garrett Olson early this year, a modified rear-naked choke.

Hernandez is now unbeaten in six consecutive fights. Just after the fight, he was added to the Driller Promotions show in Detroit Lakes on May 24. His opponent is to be determined.

Romero is on a streak of his own, running his winning run to five fights with Saturday's victory over Nicolae Cury. The fight went the distance, with Romero taking a split decision.


Jordan Parsons is set to make his Bellator debut on Friday at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Parsons signed with Bellator earlier this year but has been waiting for his first fight with the big promotion. That will come Friday night against Tim Bazer.

Bazer is 14-15 in his MMA career. He's fought as heavy as 170 pounds. Minnesota fans may remember Bazer. He fought in the Land of 10,000 Lakes back in 2008, suffering a title-fight loss against Rich Taylor on a Brutaal show. Bazer holds a win over Travis Perzynski.

Parsons is 9-1 as a pro and he's coming off of back-to-back impressive wins over Damion Hill and Strikeforce vet Derek Getzel.

The Parsons vs. Bazer fight will be part of Friday's undercard and will be broadcast live on Spike.com.

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