|Minnesotans highlight Three Rivers Throwdown 2 in Wisconsin|
|Written by Logan Clark|
|Friday, 03 August 2012 21:50|
Three River Throwdown II
Professional Main Card:
The second event from Ironworks MMA is tonight at the Omni Center in Onalaska, Wis. Tickets are available, $25 for General Admission.
The fights begin at 7 p.m., with the doors opening at 5:30.
The professional portion of the is highlighted by a main event between UFC/WEC veteran Logan Clark (17-5) and M-1 veteran Jake Doerr (6-1). Clark is currently the top-ranked middleweight in the MNMMANEWS rankings. Doerr is the No. 2 light heavyweight in the same rankings, though he has fought most of his career bouts at middleweight. This fight will be contested in the lower weight class. Clark is fighting out of Compound MMA in Rochester, while Doerr competes for Ironworks in Holmen, Wis.
Clark comes into the bout on a two-fight win streak with submission wins over B.J. Lacy in October 2011 and Marcus Sursa in March. Doerr opened his career with six stoppage wins before dropping his most recent fight to current UFC light heavyweight Vinnie Magalhaes in March of 2011. Both fighters began their careers fighting for Ultimate Combat Sports at the Battle at the Barn event series in Rochester. Doerr started fighting in 2004, while Clark joined the sport in 2005.
The co-main event of the evening features Kenn Glenn (4-1) against Strikeforce veteran Charon Spain (8-9) in a featherweight matchup. Glenn looks to rebound from his first professional loss with a win over a big show veteran who is looking to return to the winning ways of his early career. Glenn was a amateur standout and quickly moved to 4-0 and into Minnesota's top ten rankings. Spain opened his fighting career with a 6-2 mark, which earned him a shot in Strikeforce, but he has since seen tough times abound.
In other professional action, middleweight Austen Heidlage (1-0) faces a tough test against Quartis Stitt (3-3), and lightweight Ryan Smith (1-4) takes on Aaron Carter (2-4). Heidlage and Stitt were both standout amateurs with records of 2-0 and 7-3 respectively. This matchup shows that neither fighter is unwilling to face dangerous opponents. Heidlage won a bloody, entertaining bout at Three River Showdown 1 with a first-round submission, and Stitt has faced a number of tough opponents (judging purely by their records). Smith and Carter are both looking to rebound from recent losses.
Jared Chaney (4-3) vs. Wade Choate (10-11) was a late scratch from the event when Chaney suffered a staph infection.
Amateur Under Card:
Hwt - Cory Scanlan (1-2) vs Rick Johnson (2-0)
Scanlan's most notable bout was an August 2011 amateur loss to current #2 ranked Hwt. Brett Murphy. Johnson has not yet been pushed with two first round submission victories to his name.
145 - Cody Garness (3-2) vs Nick Porter (1-2)
Garness is a Compound MMA product who will look to rebound from his first loss since joining the team. Porter will attempt to shake of ring rust and reverse his earlier fortunes in his first bout since 2010.
125 - Trey Theisen (0-1) vs Zac Paletta (2-1)
Theisen is a high level wrestling prospect who fell by submission in his first attempt at MMA, but he is stepping back in against another tough opponent. Paletta has fought all three of his bouts in MN with the lone loss against top ten ranked Randy Lene.
155 - Jake Sussek vs Cobretti Forsythe
Both of these fighters will be making their debut.
Personally, I would say that the main event is worth the price of admission by itself, but I hope you found this other information helpful.
|Last Updated on Friday, 03 August 2012 22:08|